Chalk Outlines

I made a small mistake at work today. I lost a smidge over $2,000. I can’t find it anywhere.

Before you call the state auditor or the Fargo Forum or anything, it’s just lost on paper, not in reality. I’ll find it. I should have paid more attention in pre-calculus class. Or remedial math. I’m definitely missing something. (I hope Ms. Campfield isn’t reading this; all I remember from junior high algebra class is to say “r” like a pirate. “R”? Isn’t algebra about “x”s?)

Here is some easy math, though:

I drew Erma a stoplight and a parking spot this evening with her new box of (now smashed, thank you, Sigourney) colored chalk, and suddenly our driveway became a map to the city, the region, the world. She can take an idea and really chalk it up to something!

An evening well spent!

Wish me luck tomorrow balancing my distributions. If I can’t find my mistake, the assistant boss is going to have me walk the plank. Arrr!

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8 responses to “Chalk Outlines

  1. Long live Capt Campfield…. Arrrrrg!!

  2. I suspect Erma had a wee bit of help. :)

  3. A budding geographer maybe? :)

  4. That’s a masterpiece!

    And a promising career in cartography awaits you in case you need to make a sudden job change. :)

  5. Really good idea. Now that mine are older, I had forgotten how much fun could be had with some big chalks outdoors – we never thought to draw a world to play in though!

  6. I checked carefully and an extra $2000 didn’t show up here….yet. I’ll keep looking though, just on case.

  7. Haha! I love the world you drew in chalk for Erma. What a fun mom you are. I’m going to do that for my grandson today!! (and her doll asleep in the bed just cracks me up (more than the sidewalk . . . sorry just had to add that)! And don’t worry, I’m sure the $2,000 will turn up . . . maybe :D

    • Ha, I know. I drew that bed, and then Z drew the train right under it. I said, hey, man, whatcha doing? That’s my baby bed? He said, it’s a sleeper train…

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