Picture a scene in 1978…Ten year old boy carefully scrutinizing the new JCPenney Christmas catalog. Decisions have to be made and so the boy looks through each item and sees how it would work with the current toy collection, whether it will enhance or detract from adventure scenes he has in his head. He wonders how that Big Jim camping gear will look in the toy camper he has in his room, does his GI Joe headquarters need another bunk bed?
Thirty-two years later, same boy spent a day leafing through the latest Rockler catalog. Lots of stuff in there and he has a 75 dollar gift card on the way. So he went through all the small accessories that he can’t get at the local stores and looked for the best bang for the buck to make his little shop a little better.
For a couple days, I felt very much like that ten year old boy years ago. That is something in itself.
I had the shopping cart in my online account setup for a couple weeks. All sorts of little odds and ends I needed but never got around to buying. The gift card came today and I think I broke a new record in emptying the account on that card. All I had to do was type in the numbers and pull the trigger :)
Rockler was kind enough to throw in a few goodies in a box. I was looking for an envelope in the mail so was a little surprised when my brother handed me a box delivered by UPS. Surely a gift card can’t be that big. Along with the card, Rockler threw in another set of bench cookies and a coffee mug. It was a nice touch and I am highly appreciative.
So thanks again Martin for your efforts in encouraging vendor interest in the LJ site and to Rockler for their kind donation and involvement with LJs. You made me feel ten again. Now all I have to do is wait for Christmas…err… next week to play with my toys :)
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.