This is a phenomenal series. Glad you are taking it slow for myself and others. Love reading your words, here and elsewhere. Those "emotional purchases" you spoke of early on.....I struggle with that. I agree with Sis. Destee. Concerning children's need to stay current...at times, what is rational for an adult....seems downright cruel to a child. We have a small co-op group here in Philly. Merchants, home growers and even the youth are involved. We bulk buy based on contributions and donations, and offer them at lower cost. Families and members are welcome to barter their services. Glad you brought that to the table. Im encouraged that this info is here. I'll keep reading.