so did we all spend more on ourselves instead of our SO and or family?
I was good this December only ordering the 1/32 A-7 Corsair and the
I may go off the wagon though as I brought my Squadron flyer to work
I spent a little money and got a lot for myself.
A local hobby shop was closing due to the owner retiring. Every week,
the discount got bigger and by the time of the final few days, the
discount was up to 80% off(!). At first I soley concentrated on
filling in the gaps in my Squadron/Signal "In Action" series book
collection. Since the discount on books was high to start with, this
was a good plan. By the time I got all the "In Action" books I needed,
the kit discount was up to 50% off. The first day of the 80% off sale
was the Friday after Thanksgiving. I had made a little list of things
I wanted to look for but was pretty sure that all these items would be
gone by the time I got there. I arrived at the store shortly after it
opened and I found that all of the things on my list were still there!
I picked up Tamiya's Swordfish, MiG-15, and F-84G, Academy's C-97 and
KB-29, and a few other kits for 80% off! The store was also selling
all of it's fixtures so I also picked up a PollyScale paint rack.
It's sad to see a hobby shop close, but it's good to be able to get
large discounts on items you can't find at Hobby Lobby.
Well, about $125 so far this month at Berkeley Ace Hardware's hobby
Gifts for Christmas and Channukah are hard to tell as we buy and put
away all year, but probably $750 or so. We are Disney fanatics, so
purchases on the experimental West Coast cruise and two trips to
Disneyland were pretty much our gifts to each other for the year. What
we do exchange for the holidays are usually thngs for the home.
First night of Channukah is Christmas, so we save a day. Justin, of
course, gets stuff from us and other family every day, mostly DVDs and
CDs. He'll be in bed from 12/23 through 12/30 for post surgical
recovery, lengthening Achilles tendons.
Best wishes to all,
Ray S. & Nayda Katzaman wrote:
I only spent about $30 on an order to Squadron,for the Academy F4F
Wildcat,Wildcat in action book,and Pavla Siebel FH104.
But I also am giving myself The complete series of Night Stalker on
Of course I know that others are giving me some models and DVDs too but
that's another tale.
" firstname.lastname@example.org" wrote in
I hope Justin gets tHrough surgery OK.
Whish him luck. I had my achilles tendon torn of in a Rugby game about a
year ago. I'm not playing rugby anymore, but all is back to normal
The surgery on the right leg went really well. Little to no pain, a
week in bed, month and a half with limited movement in a cast, two
weeks in a walking cast, lots of PT after that.
Left leg: Repeat above.
The stack of unopened DVDs grows in preparation. Since I have to be
within arms reach the first week there are several flicks that we'll
share. The Aviator, High & the Mighty, No Island in the Sky top the
In the mean time he is doing a lot of parties (IPMS Santa Rosa
tonight), movies and events.
Thanks for the best wishes.
I no longer celebrate Christmas, I get gifts from the UPS and Fedex
every month! Basically it's Christmas every week at the Crapatorium! I
enjoy my system, enjoy yours...Lemmy know if you want to be in my
Zero, so far. I spent most my money on my wife, kids, and grandkids.
Buying stuff for them is what makes me feel best. I think my wife may have
bought me an l/e print of E/502 "Silencing the Guns." If so, that should be
more than enough for me.
Christmas may be a load of BS to you, Jules but it's not to me and a lot of
others. I believe Atheism is a load of crap; a dodge for the lonely,
unhappy, selfish and self-centered but that's just my opinion. That said,
keep Christmas in your own way (or leave it alone if you wish), but allow me
to keep Christmas in my way. I hope you have a good trip and are able to
find some happiness.
$13 for AMT BC '25 Ford roadster at a Columbus shop, today. Stopped at our
local HL after that, so the wife could pick up some candy tins. I couldn't
find anything that piqued my interests so the roadster will probably be all.
So far about $10 for one of those Minicraft Rolls-Royces from Squadron.
I have an original Hubley and I wanted to see what has been done to the
kit in 45 years. They changed the 'glass' and the tires aren't
whitewalls anymore but everything else seems the same.
Bill Banaszak, MFE Sr.