“You didn’t bring it in for me?”
“Why bother? There’s more coming.”
She purses her lips, knowing that there is indeed another package on its way.
At first, it was eBay, justified as a money-making opportunity.
Many things arrived, but nothing was ever shipped.
When the basement filled, he’d rented a storage container and moved everything out.
For a while the shelves were empty.
Then came Amazon.
At first, practical things like a miracle mop or a dozen white towels.
Now it’s anything and everything.
“I like to have something to look forward to,” is her only explanation.