Saturday, August 22, 2009
new / used
solo post - L
This morning I felt a hint of fall in the air. The sky was brilliant blue and the air felt fresh. I realize we have many more days of summer heat left until the cool days of autumn, but a day like today, with just that tiny taste of fall in the air... it does something to me. I LOVE it.
Wanting to be outside as much as possible today I started out by giving Evee a haircut. Or at least I tried - the blade just was not cutting properly so I had to go to Petco to see if they had a replacement blade. They didn't. But while I was there I decided what Evee needed even more than a haircut was a shampoo, so I bought some sweet smelling shampoo and came home and bathed her. Yeah I couldn't resist a new toy to give her as a treat.
T has a long list of supplies she needs for her Graphic Design class. And when I read over it I was sort of shocked to see that they were teaching old school. She needs triangles, t-square, markers, colored pencils and rapidiographs, etc. So I went on a search for my old tools – have been gathering them up and cleaning them. I couldn't find my rapidiograph (doubt it would have worked anyway), but one thing I was pleasantly surprised about was the markers. I expected them to be completely dried out after all these years but most of them were as juicy as new - after 15 or more years. That's incredible to me. Plus I have about 100 - so that saves at least $200. Sorry T, I know you were looking forward to new supplies - like getting those new pencils in 1st grade, but these will serve you just as well. I'll buy you a new rapidiograph - that's nicer than a new pencil.
Interesting... it seems the green markers hold up the best. I didn't find one green marker that was dried up.
The photos on the left are taken by me, Leslye, the mother. The photos on the right are taken by my daughter, Taylor – unless otherwise noted. Comments are always welcome. thanks
If you care to visit, I, Leslye, have another blog - AutumnSun where I ramble around different paths and pleasures of my own.