We gotz em!
Lots of them.
As I knew previously, I should not buy things on E-bay. I take being outbid as a personal affront and start feeling a little competitive. I thought I got over being outbid on the blue eggs and found some other blue eggs to bid on. Then, as I was strolling around, minding my own business, I came across the auction I got outbid on earlier and saw that there were 58 seconds left. Thinking I'd never get it, but being unable to pass up the opportunity of sniping it away, and still a little bit irritated that I had been outbid in the first place, I put in a hurried, last minute bid for just a little more than I had tried previously...and got it. Oops.
So we showed that outbidding bastard who's boss...and we now have 22 blue eggs coming our way and spent more than we had intended (by we I mean I, because I did all of this without Mr. Ashley's knowledge and hesitated to even confess what had happened after the fact. If he hadn't asked for specific details regarding the egg transaction, I probably wouldn't have volunteered them) and we will have more eggs than we had originally planned.
BUT this is okay, because as we know, all of the eggs will not hatch. Also, them coming from two different locations increases our odds of getting some to actually hatch. Plus, some of those will be roosters, which will be Craigslisted. Besides, I was going to purchase actual chicks at one point anyway, way back at the beginning of this whole plan, so whatever. And the incubator was free. It's fine. It's done.
No more E-bay for me.