In an effort to clear out the backyard a little, I asked HH if I could give away the old canoe that has never moved a millimeter in at least 6 years. He said yes.
Last night I took this picture...
and today I posted it for free on C-list. Then I stepped away from the computer for a couple of hours.
When I returned I had about 26 responses. HH wasn't thrilled to hear that I was GIVING it away, since even as a fixer-upper it's still worth some money.
I wasn't thrilled to have to give to the first person, when #23 on the list said "please" and clearly wanted it SO BADLY. And #25 really really wanted it for her 14 yr old son to fix up.
In a quandry about whether to honor the "free" or to repost it for a price...and if for free, then do I have to do the "first come, first serve"? I called Mom. Her response to my dilemma?
"I hate these moral questions! Call J, she's taking psychology, she should know the answer."
(lol, thanks Mom.)
So I called J. She suggested that I donate the canoe to their scout troop and use it as a tax write-off...she said their troop has been trying to find a fixer-upper.
So that's what I did. And I do feel good to be donating to BSA & passing the torch to a new group of boys.
"Well what about OUR troop? Don't you think our boys want to go canoeing?"
Too late, HH.
I just emailed all the other people who so badly wanted a fixer-upper canoe. I'm heartbroken. I never want to list again.
I'm sorry Kathy & Seth. I wish I had 2 more canoes to give to you.