Anne had a concert last night (she's a violinist/concert master of the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra) and many of our friends and family were there. I was telling them that we had ten baby chicks and that we were hoping at least five of them were hens. I also told them that I was building a coop that so far was costing me way more than a thousand dollars, plus I had to buy an incubator, brooder equipment and feed. Hopefully the five hens will start laying by October. I should get almost two dozen eggs a week, but we'll only need one dozen for ourselves, so I told them that we'll have a dozen a week for sale, about a gross before the end of the year. Everyone wanted a dozen until I told them that I'd have to have $80 a dozen just to cover my expenses; the cheapskates started hrumphing, heeeing, and hawing. Why is it that family and friends always expect to get everything for less than cost?