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I thought I would share with all of you my latest Craig's List find.
Two days ago my daughters asked me to attend their puppet show. They have been very into puppet shows lately.
While watching them perform this show while unsuccessfully ducking behind pillows on their bed I thought, maybe we should buy a puppet theater.
Of course I could make a puppet theater, but I've had that thought about a dozen times already with nothing coming of it. I know myself well enough to know that I probably won't get around to making a puppet theater until my kids are too old to enjoy it. Or I'd make a cheap and fast one out of cardboard which my toddler would destroy within a week.
So I went on Amazon and checked out a few wooden puppet theaters. The one I preferred was kind of pricey. I stuck it on my (very extensive) Wish List. And then I thought, hmmm, I wonder if anyone is selling a puppet theater on Craig's List.
I clicked on my handy-dandy Craig's List bookmark, which takes me to the "For Sale" page with the three neighborhoods closest to me pre-selected. I searched for "puppet theater." Nothing. So then I searched a larger area, and found a nearly new one for half the price of the new one on Amazon, but it was much too far away.
But, what the heck, I emailed the seller and said, I want your puppet theater, but you are too far away and do you ever come to my area? She replied and said her husband works in my city and gave me his phone number. He offered to meet me near my house with the puppet theater the next day. But he ended up delivering it to my house because he was able to drop it off early in the morning before my husband left for work. (Note: Be cautious in giving out your home address. If you are not comfortable with strangers knowing your address, just meet them in a public place! I had talked to both his wife and him on the phone and felt OK about it.)
Yesterday, a very nice man delivered a puppet theater and about a dozen puppets (which his wife offered to include for a little more money) to my house. I gave him some cash. We exchanged pleasantries and said goodbye.
I can hardly wait to give the theater and puppets to my kids for Christmas!
Another Craig's List fairy tale ending.
And remember, it never hurts to ask.
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