Friday, December 6, 2013

My Typewriter Gift

I finally had time to free the typewriter from it's decrepit case and hadn't had a chance to look at it before we left Missouri.  It is wonderful!  My MIL did not want to part with it when I asked if she had a typewriter for sentimental reasons, but when she found out I wanted to keep and use it she gave it to me for fear it would become damaged if left to sit in the basement where it had been for years.   I love how it types in cursive.  I had to take the ribbon from the Smith-Corona typewriter to type enough to where you could see the font.  New ribbons have been ordered.  I am very lucky to have found not one but two old portable typewriters in great working condition and did not have to worry about shipping damage. I am destined for green machines.  First the old Kenmore, then the Smith-Corona and now the Olympia, which is a dark green.  Thanks for putting up with my geekiness lol.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Want Dairy?

If you live in the United States, you might want to have some powdered milk on hand to extend your milk purchases.  If the farm bill expires the end of this year, milk prices could jump $2 to $3 a gallon.  The article I read seams to be watered down, since it  involves feed, why doesn't it give the full impact of the food supply that will be included such as cheese and already rising beef prices? 

Why milk prices could soar to $8.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Humid Day

I hope everyone who celebrates had a good Thanksgiving.  We traveled as usual and the temperature dropped to 19 degrees.  I am far too acclimated living in the south for this kind of weather.

Those who read know this is the time a year we get a deer (or two) to fill the freezer.  Since we had enough leftover we only needed one.  Bad news, we didn't get a deer, good news, one of the in-laws shot a few and gave us one.  I was very thankful indeed!  My MIL also gifted me a typewriter but I've been so busy since we got home I haven't had time to take it out of the case, it will have to wait for a future post.

It's that time of the year folks!  If you want to sign up for the Money Saving Challenge for 2014 head on over to Frugal Makes Cents Two.  I need to reel myself in more and this a perfect opportunity for me to stay on track.

I needed a break from the insanely long Dr. Who scarf I am knitting so here is the silly rabbit I made.  The pattern was free and made from materials I had on hand.