Basic Random Updates. . .

I realized that I have a few incomplete notices I’ve tossed out and then left you hanging over, so I thought I’d close the ones I can.

1.  The cheese slicer I ordered last Friday – arrived Monday morning.  Since I payed only standard shipping, that has to be something close to a world record.  Naturally, I left excellent feedback for the seller.

2.  It took so long for the window company to install the window we ordered last October that we now have almost all the money we need in savings to cover the NEXT window we order.  Hopefully it won’t take so long this time.  We’re still scratching our heads over whether or not to wait until we can get 2 windows at the same time.

3.  We’ve almost got everything we need to get our income tax filing taken care of.  As usual, we anticipate a refund, hopefully enough to cover getting our porch tuckpoint work done, and the columns rebuilt.  This will be the single biggest house project we’ve done all at one time, but since it is the porch, there doesn’t seem to be any alternative.


Ordered a new one . . .

I ordered a new wire-guillotine cheese slicer yesterday, but it won’t be used for cheese.  I am getting this one because it was big enough to handle cutting the soap when I make bar soap in our new molds.  I’m expecting this to make the finished bars look more uniform in size and shape – a bit of a more professional product.  Anyhow, I needed something that would handle making an 8 1/2″ cut across the soap, so I needed the largest cheese slicer I could find on eBay.  It cost me $29 with free standard shipping, and should arrive by midweek next week.