Sunday, December 29, 2013

knee deep in creeps

Perhaps these kids aren't spaced apart quite far enough. Don't get me wrong - they're not Irish twins and they are just barely far enough apart that I don't look like one of those nuts who doesn't believe in birth control. But they will be two weeks less than two years apart. Which makes some things a bit inconvenient. Like having two kids in diapers at once. Or having to buy Brandon a bed rather than convert his crib to a toddler bed since Holden will need it.

I was shopping online tonight for this bed for Brandon. I started off tamely enough: Google Shopping, Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock. Then, I got desperate. I started trolling local eBay auctions and Craigslist. I hate Craiglist. A guy at my work posted one of our open jobs on Craigslist and asked me to call back the applicants. I refused. I wouldn't and couldn't do it. I told him he could. He didn't call them, either.

Have you heard of the Craigslist killer? Or the many other crimes of Craigslist? Looking at these pictures of disassembled beds against unfinished cement basement walls gave me the heebie jebbies. I had to get up and walk away from the computer for a few minutes to feel clean again.

"What were you doing in there?" Steve asked.
"Looking for a bed for Brandon," I answered innocently.
"Where at?" He asked.
"I started on Amazon, then ended up on eBay and Craigslist," I answered, ashamed.
"You were on auction sites?" He asked, horrified.
"Don't go there. Once you do, you're knee deep in creeps."
I agreed. I'm going to take a break from internet bed shopping for awhile. Maybe I'll check tomorrow's newspaper classifieds and see what gems I can uncover.  

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