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Friday, August 23, 2013

The College Fund

Up until January,
Zambia did not have any coins.
All the money was paper bills.
Then, in January,
the kwacha was rebased
and the ngwee was added.
The ngwee is the coins.
They aren't worth a whole lot,
and after a year and a half of only bills,
you get used to that
and don't want to be carrying around
a pocketful of change.
So we grabbed a large jar
and we place all our coins into it.
We lovingly call it
Ethan's College Fund.


Every once in awhile,
Ethan counts his money
(he is up to 121 kwacha and 40 ngwee -
roughly $25)
and wants to know if he has enough for college.
Nope!
Not even close!

Well...lately, 
Ethan has been obsessed with the 
Volkswagon Beetle.
The other day,
he asked Scott if
when he gets his driver's license,
would Scott please buy him a Beetle.
Of course,
Scott told him to buy his own.
"With my college fund money?"
Ethan wondered.
"Well then you'll need to choose between
college or a car"
replied Scott.

Without even a moments hesitation,
Ethan jumped up:
"I'm getting a car!!!!"

Well there goes our hopes for college!!!!



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