Saturday, March 17, 2007

a new "toy"

A couple of months ago I was in a shopping complex I don't visit very often. There's a scrapbook store there, and as I was driving past I noticed that it looked mysteriously sparse. A closer look revealed a sign on the door indicating that they were going out of business. Aha!

I grabbed a parking space and went in, picked up a few papers at 60% off, and inquired about the fate of the store fixtures. Yes! They would be sold, too. I put my name on a list for a paper rack (or two), and a couple of days later received a call that one of them was mine. For $25 I added this storage system to my office, and it filled immediately with various papers related to exisitng card projects, and others that I had in volume. Its addition necessitated rearranging my already crowded office, but I managed.

Although I benefited from the store's closing, it's demise saddens me. This was Jenny Bowlin's store (she didn't own it, but she lives in this town and it's where she "hung out"), and it carried good stuff. My own local store is pitiful, which now means driving 45 minutes to get to the nearest one of any quality. Sigh. It keeps me from spending money, but it also means my supplies don't stay current. One of these days I'll figure out a way to deal with that.

1 comment:

Jayne said...

What a bargain for something that comes in so very handy! Hugs to you!


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