Monday, September 11, 2017

Local

Daily Draw: Green Witch Tarot ~ 2 of Wands

Hey, my favorite frogs with sticks!  And the rug weaver!  I know a number of small business owners who lead lives  of quiet desperation. On the other hand Kalama has a tattoo parlor now (where did that association come from I wonder) and what we seem to think will be a gift shop. They have gutted one of the prettiest buildings and have been working on it for at least six months. Who has pockets so deep and how will a 'stuff' shop survive here??

I'm reminded by this card, of the man at Baker Lumber who chided me  for getting part of my list at Home Depot.To me Home Depot employees are all local, so that counts as shopping local. As does Target and Safeway. Amazon is my last resort.

Let's retalk this in ten years, see if there are any local stores left.

10 comments:

  1. We have a lot of empty shops in our town. Online shopping is often cheaper and you don't have pay for parking which is very expensive here.

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  2. There are dozens of good reasons for shopping on line! But when local businesses close down so do local jobs.
    I hope your election goes well for your nation today!

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    1. To my knowledge we don't have an election?

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    2. sorry sorry sorry, I read Netherlands and thought Norway :)

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  3. I remember frogs and sticks from last year :) good to see them again, reminded me of reading your posts while on holiday thank you!

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    1. Our 3 day holiday was smoked out by forest fires. I guess I am pretty happy at home when I can't think of another place to go that would suit me better

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  4. There are those cut little froggies we had such fun with. Two of Wands today, Two of Cups yesterday. Guess you are pairing up or doubling down. I too am of the notion that when locals work at a place it I am supporting locals.

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    1. my little iron froggy is still clutching its sticks, surrounded by black eye susan climbing to the sky

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    2. I need to learn how to type. I have been switching back and forth from laptop and desktop and the keyboards are slightly different. I guess I should slow down and proof-read.

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  5. To make it as a local shop here, you have to have something unique, even if that is only personal, great customer service.

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