$10.00 = total expense we each would spend
x ≥ 5 presents (In other words, 5 or more gifts)
How did we do?
X-wise, we found that x = Six exceptional gifts!
We shopped downtown, going in opposite directions. Amazingly, we each finished before the time allowed: 60 minutes – x minutes = 45 minutes
My expenses: $9.95. At the thrift store, I found a Michael Crichton novel and a booklet about Oregon caves, which was published in the era when the husband worked there during the summers of his college days. Because the husband is a visual artist, I purchased water colors and a couple of brushes at the art supply store. (Hint, hint, the husband.) At our favorite drugstore, I bought Post-it notes for his note-taking and a box of Milk Duds for the next time we go to the movies.
My shopping spree ended at the fi…