The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4120454
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
20-Sep-21 - 04:05 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
At that public event on Saturday the booth I was working was opposite a Cutco booth, with all of their high-priced everlasting cutlery. I have had a set since forever but the paring knife and the sandwich spreader thing were missing last time I looked. I walked over to the booth and inquired about them - the guy rattled off prices that totalled $150 for the two, but seeing I was a vendor, he'd give me the two for $100. Yeah, right.

Later at home and poked through the knife block - the spatula one is there, just tucked out of sight. The paring knife disappeared when I was in college, but this afternoon I found the replacement paring knife on eBay for $35, including shipping. It's used, but so is my set. As a friend of mine used to say, "they're very proud of their knives." (PayPal balance used, one I don't count against other purchases.)

It's 103o today. I'm puttering around the fringes of things, I'll be putting more string in my weed whacker bobbin, fill up the tank on the mower, etc, and take care of the mowing and trimming later in the day or tomorrow when it's cooler. I might as well be inside ordering cutlery and checking out the health of small appliances. And I can distribute some more okra. I'm really tired of picking okra, so I may have to cut the plants down to end this daily ritual. It loves this heat. (Once it cools some of the other garden produce will be happier and grow larger, in particular the peppers and eggplant.)