Today was our big sale and it went well. Lots of stuff is gone, including things like beds, stove, and stacks and stacks of kids’ books. (Of course we kept far more than we sold!) The kids got their first taste of being merchants, and they loved it—they bargained and cajoled and presented and counted their ougiyas with great fervour. Tonight they feel rich, and want to go to the candy shop, but their parents have no energy to deal with sugar-crazy kids.

The TV is sold; the DVDs packed. Toys are in boxes. The fridge is still here, so tonight’s supper will be bread and cheese and fruit; nice and simple, with minimal prep time. Of course that was also today’s lunch…

I’m very tired now, but I leave you with this thought. Remember that age-old debate—camels or cars?