I've been trying to declutter a little, so Saturday afternoon, I packed up the Medela Pump-in-Style (which I don't need anymore) and put a "free breast pump" ad on Craig's List. (Steve wondered why I didn't try to sell it, since we did pay $250 for it, but I said I just wanted to give it away. So many people have been giving things to us, so why not just pay it forward?)
I posted the ad just before dinner. Right after we were finished eating, the phone rang for the first time. It was a mother of two in Columbia Heights (which is on the other side of the Twin Cities, for those who don't know) asking if anyone had taken the pump yet. Nope, I told her. It's yours. She sent her husband over to pick it up that very night. They were so grateful — it was as if that pump had dropped from heaven right into their laps. Meanwhile, two other people called about it, and I had to break the bad news before pulling the ad off Craig's List. Now that's some fast action.