I used to only buy the "Strike Anywhere" matches, but now they are hard to find, and when you do they cost up to four times as much as the same number of "Strike on the Box" kitchen matches. If anybody knows of a good, reasonable source of the "Strike Anywhere" matches I'd sure appreciate hearing about it.
I do make my own candles, but wicks are a problem. I buy wicks on line, usually from the big discount houses or hobby shop web pages. I've never really found any good, thick, prewaxed wicks. If there are candle makers out there, and you know a good place to get the good wicks, please give me a lead on it.
I've been reading about other people making their own soap. I keep a lot of soap stored, the kind where you get six or twelve bars for a few bucks . But I'm going to try to make my own now. Why not? I have time for things I couldn't work on before, and some of these basic skills may well be important in the days to come. That's why we did the experimental garden this summer. Next summer, we are going to plant a much larger space, and not with set up's, but with seeds. If that works, we can use the county canning plant and can our own vegetables.
On a more mundane level, we never left the place today. I actually slept most of the day, since for some reason I was keyed up and never really slept last night. It rained here, on and off, most of the afternoon which was very welcome. Outside now it's pitch black and so foggy you can't see 20 feet. Must be low clouds in the mountains.
It's Sunday so I need to go call my mother and have a chat with her. She gets down on Sundays, misses my dad. I guess it is because they used to always do a little day trip or go out to dinner on Sunday evenings. At any rate, I try to call on Sunday night. It's about six thirty there now, which is a good time.
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