We all have things we wish to buy, in excess of the bare necessities of life. Each year, I put together a "wish list" of sorts, of things I would like to acquire if the price is right and my wallet can afford them. Often times, the things I put on the list get marginalized, as my buying priorities shift to more important things (like clothing for the kids, or firewood), but it's nice to dream, isn't it?
Here are a few things I have on my list this year.
Just like our grandparents used to have. I've been meaning to get an old 8-Day wind-up clock for years, something that'll keep time even when the power goes out and batteries are unavailable. It doesn't need to be anything really fancy, just reliable.
Computer Battery Back-Up:
Another thing for when the power goes out. I was advised by a friend to buy a "Tripp-Lite" backup some time ago. There's nothing worse than being in the middle of writing something and having the power flicker, shutting your system down and erasing precious words. I've been lucky so far, and haven't lost more than a few paragraphs here and there, but having one of these backups would prevent even that!
Bing Crosby CDs: