Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wonders of Craigslist

We love Craigslist. It is amazing. If you have an old broken, smelly dishwasher...someone on Craigslist wants it. They will even come to your front porch and take it. Actually there were many people willing to do that. Strange. If you need a huge area rug to cover your stained living room carpet..
you can find one on Craigslist.
Need a fireplace enclosure?
You guessed it! Craigslist is the place.

We have bought: Andrew's motorcycle, crazy amounts of firewood, furniture, pets, Erik's motorcycle, cars, bikes, computer parts, guitar lessons, winter tires, hard top for the miata (twice), insulation for the garage, car parts, video games. The list actually goes on and on. We have sold a ton too.

I want to draw attention to one of our last exchanges on Craigslist.

Here's the background:

We, I mean Erik, bought our snake Alice on Craigslist two years ago. She was a surprise to the family. She actually became a lovable pet. Very popular in the neighborhood. But, Alice was spending more and more time in her cage unnoticed and alone. We realized it was time to pass Alice on to the next family that would love her. Add in the fact that Emily has been asking (by that I mean begging) for a guinea pig.

Ryan wrote this about Emily:
The most important thing about my sister is that she worships guinea pigs. She loves them so much they're her favorite thing in the world. She should buy one with her $180 but she doesn't...

So we decided that if we can sell Alice, then the kids (they all want one..Em just worships them) could have a guinea pig. Erik posted Alice on Craigslist. He added that we are willing to trade Alice for a guinea pig.

Erik was contacted by a family within 2 hours. They had a guinea pig, but their mom was allergic. They were looking for a corn snake. It was the perfect trade.

That just blows my mind that Craigslist could find us a family with a guinea pig that wanted a corn snake...
That is how we now have our Nutmeg. She is a 5 month old calm and gentle guinea pig with a killer case of bed head.
She fits in perfectly around here.
One question though...is it bad that my dog starts licking her lips everytime she sees Nutmeg and whenever given the chance said dog tries to lick the guinea pig like crazy?

8 comments:

Scrappycook said...

I love craigslist! We bought our couch, computer armoire, living room chairs . . . and more and have sold and given away on there as well!

Lori said...

Nutmeg is definitely bigger than I was imagining. As for Ashley licking Nutmeg... it is just her mothering instincts.

Mindy said...

Criagslist is the best! I went through a little phase where I was selling everything in sight! It's so fun!

ElroyTLanphear said...
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C. L. Hanson said...

Did you ever succeed in selling my wedding dress on Craigslist?

Shock said...

I've given away/donated and sold more than I've bought from Craigslist. I have a hard time buying used stuff, but have no problem giving away my unwanted stuff. Like the saying goes "one person's trash is another person's treasure."

Aryn said...

ok, I couldn't even finish this post because: 1 - "the most important" thing about Emily is that she loves Guinea Pigs!? and 2 - a family seeking a corn snake? what the...

I'm laughing, and your kids are so lucky you are recording all this funny stuff for them.

Now, off to Craigslist to look for a date or a smooch or a goose or anything, really...

The Zenn family said...

We had a dog that always picked up our kittens and brought them back in the house when they went out on the porch. The kittens would be soaking wet with slobber and my Mom would freak and yell "He's eating them!" So funny! He was just being a mommy even though he was a boy and a dog...but whatever!