Store I hadn’t heard of: Basic Green Box sells home and garden stuff, I completely forgot where I found this.
I heard this interview about micro-vacations with Crai Bower on The Beat last week. As a vacation challenged individual a few of the places sounded heavenly. While I’d love to travel to the Purcell Mountain Lodge (the only access is via a helicopter, which is factored into the rate) I think a trip to Stehekin sounds more our speed.
After mentioning my dull knives Jamie (thanks Jamie!) mentioned that City People’s Market has knife sharpening on the first Saturday of every month. I took my knife out last weekend and had it sharpened for only $2, and had a nice browse through the plants and kitchen gadgets. The man doing the sharpening had little yellow fliers advertising which dates he’d be back. Later that week I was in a craft store and noticed more little yellow fliers, he goes there on a Thursday of every month. So I looked up the website, Northwest Sharpening, and turns out he hops around all over the city to a new place every other day or so. So, if you need a knife or some scissors sharpened, here’s your guy.