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    Wednesday, August 17, 2011


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    Sounds like you've been really busy. Good luck with the exam result and change of job. I've been self-employed since January and it is certainly a very different lifestyle.

    Seanna Lea

    CART Is expensive because skilled people are worth their weight in gold. Yes, the equipment is expensive, but this is the United States and it would probably still be expensive even if you got your machine in a box of Cracker Jacks. If I needed CART services, I'd happily pay for your services!


    It's an investment in yourself and that's definitely worthy! Good for you, Norma.


    You need the right tools to do the job. Your purchases are not luxuries, they are necessities.


    Congrats on your business going so well I looked at your website a while ago and you are right it is fabulous!


    Custom ergonomic chair! That sounds fantastic!

    Rhonda from Baddeck

    I prefer the simplest style of office chair - it has the lower back support (adjustable) that I need. I finally bought one that travels with me whenever I move. If you were a mechanic, you'd have your own toolbox and a pair of comfortable boots to work in. This is the same thing - your chair is a basic tool. I'm puzzled how they can make a "custom" chair with just a phone consultation... Of course, I was wondering if they took a mold of your, um, sitting posture if they did it in person. If it improves the quality of life, it's worth whatever cost (and you can probably deduct/amortize it).


    We deserve the best tools we can afford in order to enjoy our work and preserve and protect our bodies. Thus spake kmkat when when she spent $40 plus $8 shipping for one stinkin' circular needle. But it was a Signature, made in the US probably by union labor instead of slave labor in China, and is a miracle of knitting joy. Rationalization? Perhaps. True, nonetheless.

    The advantage you have is that all the stuff you talked about in this post is tax-deductible (except perhaps the chair). Thus spake kmkat the tax accountant, who wishes she could somehow justify writing off her stash acquisitions and assorted knitting paraphernalia.


    Good for you!


    It sounds like money well spent if you are comfortable doing what you love and the machines help you to do it well. I can't wait to read Part 2!

    elizabeth a airhart

    lovely news penny wise meant you could
    afford all your new work goodies

    i have to replace my knitting needles
    i understand plastics are back any thing
    to keep the stitches from slideing off

    best of everything norma


    Peeking in to say, "You go girl!"

    I'm mostly acting like it's sometime circa last century - very little internet access, but when the time/space interface allows, I can't resist checking what you're up to.

    Mr J, enjoy the DDz of summer!


    I'd definitely agree that the Bose Headphones are Happy Place generators. It's what keeps me sane through flights lasting longer than 3 hours. Knitting alone isn't quite enough to keep me from becoming cranky.

    Congrats on your new chair and headphones!

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