I am also hoping to find time to run to the store and buy a hanging weight scale. I've had a dramatic increase in the number of people emailing me looking for rabbits, many wanting to know a size. Since my current kitchen scale only measures up to 5-pounds, and all of our rabbits are already over that (except maybe Cookie and Pepper, I haven't checked lately)... a bigger scale is in order. I would also like a way to weigh my produce (pumpkins and such, or bulk tomatoes). One that I can attach a bag or basket to would be ideal. I think I recall seeing one in the fishing section of a local store, so I will look in to it when time allows.
I got the tumbler back up and running. The original plan was to leave the glass in it for a full month and switch out at the beginning of every month. This lot only got a week or two in before the tumbler started making weird noises and Tony unplugged it. I plan to leave it to tumble until the beginning of March and then start back on the one-month schedule. This load may be a little more tumbled than others, but that's never a bad thing.
Yesterday Tony mentioned looking at the local dealerships for a new (used) vehicle. I think our beloved van is finally feeling it's age. It was Tony's mom's van before us, and it's been on many long driving adventures. I really don't want to trade it in, and I'm sure its trade in value will be negligible. At the same time, we don't have space to keep it around - and honestly, despite sentimental value, I'm not sure what we'd ever use it for. I'm certain that Tony will not have a problem trading it in, but I think he would be firmly opposed to me turning it into a chicken coop or play house for the kids just so it can sit around. If we had a large property and lots of space to let it sit, perhaps the situation would be different. With any luck the bank will accept our application for an auto loan to help build our credit toward getting a new home.