I know the economy is bad and most businesses are suffering greatly because of it. I’ve gotten a coupon just about every day for the last 2 weeks from Michael’s. This is a company who I hardly ever get coupons from but maybe 4 times a year. They are so hard up for business they are practically giving away their merchandise just to keep their stores in business.
I really do have some things that I want to buy but I just can’t afford it. I want to buy the wood burning kit along with some plain wood boxes and trays and round pieces of wood and rectangle and I would like the grease pencils that you use to color the wood when wood burning.
Wanting however and needing are 2 different things. I can’t afford so I don’t need. I want sure but do I need? No. I want them so I can learn how to do it so hopefully I can sell some stuff and make some extra money for the household but can I afford to find out if it’s my thing, if it’s not going to turn out to be another craft fad that I won’t be able to figure out and it will sit in the corner? No. I can’t afford to take that risk right now.
I think 6 months ago we were there so Darrin could buy some painting stuff and while we were there I bought some drawing stuff that was on clearance but I knew I wouldn’t get that into it so I didn’t buy much. Needless to say I didn’t get much into it. But I can see me using that as a tool to sketch out ideas for wood burning. So who knows, I might not have wasted money on that stuff. But for now, I did waste money on it because it sits in a drawer.
Sorry Michael’s, your name is my name but that just isn’t enough for me to be able to spend money to keep you afloat. I really do wish this economy wasn’t in the toilet though because if it wasn’t believe me, I’d be there in a hot second buying stuff.
Oh, with this economy people aren’t going to buy art so buying wood burning stuff to make money isn’t going to work. People are burning through their savings account to keep from becoming homeless, I highly doubt they are going to buy a wood slab with a picture of a horse or a dog on it. And the people who still have their jobs are probably having to save all that they can just in case they lose their job. Or their spouse is out of work so they are scraping by to make up for the loss of their wife or husband.