I was clear across the office when I heard my cellphone still attached and charging at my computer commence to play the opening rifts of Smoke On the Water. It never rings and it took me a moment to place that it was my phone that was making the music. Nobody knows my number, on purpose, except for my wife, also on purpose, so it must be her. Why is she calling me in the middle of her shift at the hospital?
The above picture is the reason she was calling. An outfit named Discovery Toys had set up a booth in the hospital lobby selling toys for children. Actually they were selling two different toys. A doll for girls and the above "Motor Works" for boys. My wife proceeded to describe the toys to me and ask which I thought Little Abbey might like. I immediately knew that the one for the boys is the one she would like. Then my wife asked if she could buy them because they were terribly expensive. How much I asked? $30 was her answer. Honey, you don't need to ask my permission to spend $30 or even $300. However is there was three zeroes after the three then I might like some input on it. Did I mention my wife is a Filipina and thus very thrifty?
So Little Abbey found these waiting for her at our apartment in the Urban Jungle and really enjoyed putting them together into the motor vehicles in the picture below. She still has a hard time figuring out where the pieces go but she is real handy with the cordless impact gun and loves to put in and take out all the plastic screws.