Never ever again tell the children they can have a garage sale the same weekend you decide to paint the famiy room. Just what was I thinking???? Needless to say, posting may be light as all the kings horses and all the kings men attempt to put Spunky's house back together again.
Update: While we're mired in messes, my financial planner has been hard at work. He is looking for input on the idea of paying children for doing chores around the house. A reader wrote to him and asked what he thought. You can read his thoughts, but he's also looking for input from other families to help this reader out.