Drum Roll (Drum Roll!)
After two grueling (and rainy) weeks of sales the totals are in and we are thrilled. The column total matches the row total and Kelsey D. managed to sell a whopping 146 boxes of Girl Scout cookies!
She was still a bit nervous this year even after several days of selling. However, the enthusiasm never flagged and she insisted on wearing the complete uniform every time (though now I really wish I had sprung for the beanie...). Nicholas even got into the act and knocked on several doors ("Knock? KNOCK!"), when he wasn't jumping in the homeowner's mulch (tan bark is very, very big with him right now).
In case you are wondering, we (our little family) did not boost the sales by much. No, I did not add 50 last minute boxes, only 12 and, trust me, that's on the low end. She sold to those near and far, even some two continents away (which excited her beyond belief). While I am glad to take a break (until booth sales begin), it was very enjoyable, especially given how involved she became. It was such a good exercise, from the charitable aspect to the extra work with math and money (just numbers, she won't actually handle the cash).
As a reminder, they are due to arrive the last weekend of February. If there is any hope we will see you by mid-March, we will give them to you upon your arrival. If not, they will be shipped as soon as possible. Kelsey and I both thank you very much, and hope you enjoy!