Sunday, November 2, 2008

Just a sniffle and an update

So Cade did NOT catch Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease. Yay! Just the sound of it grosses me out. No nasty blisters or fever, just a bit of a cough and a sniffle.

As for my railway project, I've almost completed stage 2-painting. I'm not trying to make this thing in to some work of art, rather just a fun railway system for him to use for the next few years. I didn't really realize how ambitious this undertaking was, nor how costly! I saw some train set tables that we between $99-$199, but I was convinced I could make a cooler one for much less. So far the costs look something like this:

2 pcs of MDF: $25
Astroturf (that was turfed): $17
2 hinges: $4
Paints: $10
Accessories (and we need A LOT more): $60
Tracks: $60
Various Trains:Ikea-$15 Thomas: $35

So ,while I would have purchased the trains anyway, it seems that my little undertaking might lead me to banruptcy. Maybe I should wrap it up on Christmas eve and stick a bow on it, make him pretend to be surprised. Nah, I'll just dig myself a little credit hole and crawl in.

3 Comments:

Blogger hollystar said...

aw! yea, we're far too in over our heads with the train obsession. we have two brio sets and many extra pieces of railway. i want to buy him a train table as well, but the price tags are HUGE on the bigger ones. for now, i'm keeping an eye out for one on craig's list. i can repaint that bad boy and its not like the kid is going to keep it all spiffy.

oh well. i envy you and your passed thanksgiving. dont get me wrong, i really do enjoy thanksgiving, but i want to badly to start decorating for christmas. i've been stockpiling presents since july. i have two huge shopping bags full of pigieon books, thomas friends, even more track and that cool brio lift bridge, legos (the dinosaur ones) and i dont even remember what else. actually, i've been making gifts too (for, you know, everyone else) and that list is a mile long. i should really get off the internet and on the gift making stick. time to get back to my knitting and cutting out of miniture guitars for all the kiddies in my life....

November 2, 2008 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger hollystar said...

PS. i was doing my weekly poke around craig's list (do you guys have craig's list?) and found this:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/fuo/903339514.html

i'm sure i will still end up spending a couple hundred dollars when its all said and done (i've already spent at least $100 with the stuff we've got), but $50 for a table is a pretty good deall...

i think...

November 2, 2008 at 11:09 PM  
Anonymous Sharla said...

you are very ambitious! I am sure that someday when he looks at the pictures, he will appreciate all the work that his loving mommy put in for him!

November 17, 2008 at 10:45 PM  

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