Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Catching Up

My Fisher Price Little People came today. I have been shopping for some ever since grandson Noah was here and complained for the second visit that we didn't have any. Buster ate ours when he was a puppy and the grandkids have limped along on two not-too-badly chewed ones. But it upsets Noah. I did the shop-local thing and couldn't find any, so shopped online and did no better, so went to eBay as a last resort. I saw a number of attractive auctions but the shipping and handling was between $15-$20 dollars. I know when I'm being had. Then I found this lady. I won the auction for $5.50 and paid $7.00 for shipping. She is now a favorite vendor with me!
Alexia left this behind from her last visit. As you can see, she was doing her best to play, but you really need people. She cobbled together some Lego pieces to fill in. I'm feeling like a totally remiss grandma.
It has also been hard for her that her fluffy bunny has no right eye. Buster also ate that. She put a Logo wheel in his eye hole last visit and so I decided to find something to fill the space.

I couldn't find a craft eye to sew on so I chose a star button instead. I figure the kids see stranger body pieces with cartoon Animae, so a star should be just the ticket.
I finished a bomb this week and have the perfect place to install it, but it's pouring rain and has been pouring all day, with the forecast continuing through tomorrow. I had planned to install it in the morning but now am hoping for better conditions Saturday morning.

My computer has been dragging downwards for the last week or two - not sure as it just got slowly worse. Ian and I spent hours on it and today spent time on the internet looking up key words. The culprit seems to have been a toolbar that installed in a browser update. I appear to have dodged serious malware, but will be on the alert for future browser "improvements." No thanks. I'm trying to cut down.

11 comments:

Marion B. said...

I love your stories about the grandchildren, so funny.

And your knitting is so much fun. Maybe I will......again when that Saturday lasts 7 days.......

Maggie said...

That bomb in full size would make a beautiful sweater!

LA said...

Your FP little people were a great buy! And, legos are always a big hit with kids...I've kept my son's collection for "just in case!" Your new bomb is beautiful...let us know the reactions!

Valerie said...

One could do worst than have stars in their eyes.

I use "c" cleaner ("c" stands for crap) to clean up my computer periodically. It is freeware and works wonderfully. Of course it does clean out all of your cookies and remembered passwords when it cleans. But a minor inconvenience to slugging around with all that "c" running in the background.

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Leigh said...

Love the starry eye! I agree with Maggie, that bomb would be beautiful as a sweater.

I've come to the same conclusion as you about eBay and the whole shipping and handling thing. I am rarely willing to pay shipping on anything I find there. Still, that's great about the FP guys. A must have for every little boy!

evelynoldroyd said...

Seems like you are a pretty wonderful grandma!

Two Guys and a Loom said...

Oh, I love the FP Little People, we used to play with the older style FP people for hours!!!!

Benita said...

I love your bomb! I hope everyone who sees it immediately calls their mother.

Does anyone remember Weebles? As in "they wobble but they don't fall down"?

Jody said...

Buster must get alot of tummy aches LOL
I like the bunnie's eye :-)

Judy said...

What a great find for your grandkids to play with! They will be happy to see the new toys waiting for them :-)

I love the colors in your latest bomb. They would make an outstanding ski hat.

Have a great weekend, Sharon. The rain is heading our way tomorrow.

Minya said...

She will LOVE the star! I'm going to have her bring fisher price people when she comes next week. They are more than welcome to live there, too.