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Re: Collecting - other than plants

Another obsession we have in common. I have to watch myself in Staple or any
other office supply store. Neatest thing I've seen recently was mechanical
colored pencils. I also like odd paper fasteners.
----- Original Message -----
From: <kmrsy@netzero.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Collecting - other than plants

> It occurs to me that I have collected something else. Office supplies.
> >From the time I got my first computer 10 years ago I began collecting
> all sorts of paper and equipment. Paper Direct sample kits, Avery
> mailers, stationery, business cards, designer gift cards, make your own
> gift bags, Paper from statement size to ledger size from 20# to
> cardstock and posterboard in all sorts of colors and styles, CD labels
> and jewelcase inserts, boxes of envelopes in every size. Copy machine,
> scanner, cooltouch laminator, binding machine, brother laminated
> labelmaker computer printer, drawing board, full size papercutter, book
> stapler. Every kind of pen and marker in all sorts of colors, clips,
> gluesticks, colored staples. I don't know why, I just love this stuff.
> It's all pretty well sorted and organized and stored.
> Kitty
> -- Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com> wrote:
> I don't collect anything, really. Guess being born in a military
> family with frequent moves, I learned that accumulations meant LOTS
> of work at moving time. DH collects wooden boxes, but they have to be
> really special, now that we are running out of shelf space. Of
> course, after the Garden Railroad Convention, he'll probably start
> with trains! We had a wonderful time, even if it turned out shorter
> than anticipated (he had to fly to CA on business). It was great to
> finally meet Donna (and John) - first of my internet friends I've met
> in person. (Jim - I'll be in Orlando the week before Christmas. Want
> to try again??) Felt guilty about enjoying myself, while she worked
> so hard with convention duties, but her efforts and that of the rest
> of the organizers paid off in one of the smoothest running I've been
> to - including those run by professionals. We now have a train in
> boxes in the family room and are waiting on track delivery, then
> negotiation on location begins (it moves closer to the house every
> time we talk).
> Don't know where he is going to find time to put it up... Life is
> nothing if not interesting!
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
> On Jul 29, 2005, at 12:57 PM, Cersgarden@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 7/28/05 1:53:03 PM, 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
> > writes:
> >
> > << So what do you collect?  besides plants. >>
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