I've mentioned before that one of our favorite days is Wednesday--it's half-off day at Salvation Army (Sally's). I don't even ask anymore if someone wants to go; yesterday Enrique took one of his sisters to explore the goods without me. I was anxiously sitting on wooden benches with everyone else... When I got home was I a bit surprised to walk in the door and hear organ music?
Yes I was.
Enrique is now the proud owner of four new classic record albums, a "sweet hat," and his very own organ. All for less than $20. He's since cleaned it up a bit and moved the organ into his bedroom. The house goes from feeling like a ballpark during the wind-up of a feverish pitch to activity hour at the local geriatric center. I'll be in the kitchen marinating meat, and I go from feeling like shouting "PLAY BALL!" to wanting a partner (maybe a walker?) for the tango.