i woke up this morning in kind of a hopeless mood.
the sun was tentatively peeking into our bedroom, casting cautious rays on the bedspread so as not to wake us too abruptly. i blinked and involuntarily slid into consciousness.
there's usually a moment upon waking where everything is beautiful and nothing hurts--the moment is often shattered by reality. this morning, i don't think i had the moment for even a second before i remembered the things that happened last night.
here's the situation:
barclay has hotels on the light blue properties, the orange properties, the red, and the green. so by the time i had enough money to build, the hotels were mostly used up and did you know that in the monopoly rules, you can only build until you run out of buildings? that means: no using the extra playing pieces as hotels or crumpling up gum wrappers for houses.
so last night before bed, i landed on new york and had to come up with 1000 dollars. i only had $200 and most of my properties were mortgaged. so i had to start removing houses, for a major loss of money.
i said i needed to sleep on it, that i'd make my decision in the morning: sell or bankruptcy. i really hate to lose, but if i'm going to anyway, i don't want to drag it out.
anyway, barclay's at work now so i don't have to make my decision til he gets home.
to make myself feel better, i'm laughing at this little girl's pain:
if you'll now excuse me, i have to go prepare. my first two students are coming today, and i shall officially be a piano teacher.