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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Links to Free Fonts

I thought instead of just complaining, I would search for better ways and found this free eco font.

An Eco Font - the font has holes in it so it uses less ink. When I typed a sample, you could not tell the holes were there until I chose a LARGER font size. I don't know if I will use the eco for nicer printing, but I shall try it for rough drafts and go from there!

Other FREE fonts
1001 freefonts
A link with lots of links :)
A Sign Language font

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ink cartridges

I heard once that Gillette made his money by selling razors cheap, but charging a lot for the blades. I think that is the same for printer companies. I understand that and I still fall into their scheme, for I have to print things out. Recently, we bought a Kodak printer because they said their printer would be better usage of ink than the others. Wrong! As far as I can see, that is.
I put in a new cartridge and kept track of the prints I made (knowing I was going to make a lot at that moment). It basically printed about what they said considering I had lots of photos in the batch. However, I printed it all in black and white and still watched the graph for the color cartridge go down with each printing. It was heart-breaking because, though I knew I'd use the whole black cartridge, I thought the color would stay there being I formatted the whole document in B&W and told it to print in B&W.

An interestng article. I tried to find more, but could not.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Deviled Eggs

We made deviled eggs today to take to Mom's tomorrow. I believe it is the LAST time I volunteer to do this food item. I used to make them quite often and enjoyed doing so. I especially like to eat them! But, over the last few years, I cannot get the shells off the eggs without damaging them up pretty good and it taking a long time to accomplish the task.
I have tried all the hints people have offered me to make it easier, but for some reason, it does not work for me any more. I shall still enjoy eating them when other people (who know the trick I have forgotten) make them, though!

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I worked at a dimestore when I was a teenage. The boss expected us to  be there 15 minutes prior to opening for a group meeting of what was expected of us and upcoming events. During the day, he sat in his office in a sort of balcony above the store so he could see the goings on. When not in his office, he walked the floor. You knew he could see you from the office and never knew when he would be in your section, so it kept you on your toes to do your job and do it right. At closing time, he would go to the door, open it and look up and down the street to see if anyone else wanted in before he closed the door. We all hoped no one was within the block, for we had to stay until they left. And, we did not get paid for the 15 minutes prior to opening or the time after he turned the lock in the door.

However, he taught us good work ethics and I am glad to this day for his 'leadership', though he probably did not think of it that way. I imagine his thought was, "If you don't do your job, there are a hundred other teens out there who can replace you." I learned to wait on customers and treat them with respect, helping them when they needed something, no matter which section of the store the item was in.

On the most part today, you don't get 'waited on' like you did back then. But, there are still some out there who surprise me and make me feel like I want to go back to their store.

I guess that is it, the dimestore was 'our store' not just the manager's!

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

I was looking up information on butterflies and how long it takes a butterfly to become just that from a chrysalis and I came up on this site that homeschoolers might like. It is all about BUTTERFLIES. It has color sheets you can use for your class.

I found this hanging from the board below my mailbox yesterday.
I found out the answer to my question. It can take from 2 weeks to years! I think ours chose an odd place to attach itself, but I hope I get to watch it change as I check the mail daily.
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