It's been years since I've gotten the free ones. Maybe it's
because I don't spend enough money. The local businesses are generally
parts or franchises of a chain.
My Dad was a farmer who retired about 1980 or so. He used to get
calendars, rain gauges, hats, pens, and whatever from the various
seed and equipment dealers. Everyone knew everyone though. They might
bump into each other at church, a high school ballgame, or in a
I work for a farm related business. My bosses get calendars from
the businesses they do business with but don't give out any "free"
stuff. I remember talking with a woman who was a bit irate because we
didn't hand out stuff.
There's still a week to go.
Our plumber sent us one as did one of my schools. To get others my wife
gathers them. She got a couple from Wells Fargo Bank and a pizza shop.
Sometimes it takes her a couple of trips as these folks don't maintain a
I have one main calendar in my den which I use for all appointments and
also have one in the bedroom where I record my weight and one in the
shop part of the basement. My wife uses 3 for about the same things.
We could probably just get by with one each for essentials. If not for
the freebees I'd probably make one on the computer. I think MS Word has
a program for any year.
Not quite true but wife and I each have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a
fireplace apiece. Then there is a landline and cell phone for each of
us, not to mention our 5 TV's. But, she does complain about utility bills.
We're close. More stuff than anyone needs.
bedroom and office, and sewing room 2 bathrooms
Shared land line but each has a cell
5 TVs 5 computers 3 eReaders
2 refrigerators, 1 freezer, 2 wine refrigerators (1 for red at 64 deg, 1
for white at 47 deg)
Cheap electric bill is $120.
Only 1 car now, she has not driven in 6 years.
We're at the other end of the spectrum , our house is basically 3
rooms - we do have 2 bathrooms . 1 phone line and no cell or TV
reception reception so all our communications is over the one landline .
There are several computers though ... and we each have a truck or SUV
and a Harley.
Write smaller ... we find the 8.5x11 does OK for us , though like you
say sometimes larger would be better . All we use it for is her work
schedule and I put the stickers for the dog's meds (flea/heartworm) on it .
One works for me:
~ $cal 12 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
I do buy one for work after they go on sale after New Year. I prefer
pictures of wolves. They give me inspiration when I feel like tearing
someone's throat out.
On Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:34:32 AM UTC-6, Dean Hoffman wrote:
I used to get a free calendar from my insurance agent. But they were
extremely cheap and on slick paper and no where to write an appointment.
Drugstores, at least here, used to give out nice calendars but I haven't
seen one being passed out in 40 years. But all my medications are filled
online so maybe that's why I haven't seen one.
I just buy one now at Office Depot or Staples and make it into a dry-erase
My wife just got one from her church but there was no room to make notes
as it was full of holy days and church events.
There were years when she took pictures of kids and grand kids and went
to Staples and had calendars made. It was not that expensive and she
had copies made for all our families.
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