I got care packages today! A generous contributor sent me an email a few weeks ago saying that in cleaning out his reloading shack recently he came upon some .44 Special components he didn’t need, and today they found their way to me. Also I got two packages from my older brother: Flush from the success of the packaged 12-volt lighting system he sent me in November, he spent some fairly major bucks on two 12-volt LED bulbs to replace the CFLs that haven’t even had time to get dusty. Then before I could even get that care package he followed up with another full of luxury snacks, coffee and Spam. So both those arrived at the same time, and there was much rejoicing.
And Landlady brought up coffee and dog food, always welcome, and there was one more care package from…me.
I wasn’t very bad.
See, I was nearly out of yeast, which is really stupid considering I stock enough flour, sugar, salt, and oil for a year and grow my own egg machines, and then I’d let myself get down to two weeks’ worth of yeast. And nobody around here sells yeast in 2-pound packs. I mean nobody. It makes me question my own theories about the eating habits of very poor people.
That meant I had to go on-line. Which is, as previously mentioned, dangerous.
It followed me home, ma…
Look, I wasn’t very bad. I’ve had my old ones since ’07 and they’re falling apart. Only one side even works. I could have bought another cheap pair but the Peltors were only about $20 more, so…
ETA: Guys, check out this 12-volt LED.
Comes right on, doesn’t need a warm-up. It’s a nice bluish light, a little dimmer than the CFL but easier on the eyes. Don’t know that I’d choose to read by it, but that’s not really what this lamp is for. And it draws a lot less juice, which is good because the whole idea of a 12-volt alternate lighting circuit is for times when juice is so lean you don’t even want to run your inverter.