As you can imagine - this whole losing a job, going on unemployment, paying COBRA, moving to a new city has put a strain on the pocketbook. But still - i have to LIVE, don't I?
So i start cruising ebay looking for vintage cuckoo clocks. There are TONS of them. I don't need to spend a lot of money - because i don't care if it actually works. I just want the box - preferably with some nice carved birds.
I make my selection - i am the first bidder - great - still a few days to go. I WIN - yay - please send it to my temporary address.
The box arrives. Gee it is small.
Gee it is light. What the heck is in here?
SO much popcorn - where is the damn cuckoo clock???
Oh - here it is. good thing it was cheap.
Oh yeah, i checked the listing. It clearly said "MINI" clock and gave accurate measurements. I must have got caught up in the excitement to buy something that i overlooked the facts. My bad. Lesson learned.
But hey - it is ADORABLE. Just like those mini cows and the mini sirloin burgers....