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Please Excuse My Absence

I have not blogged since July of 2015 due to the fact that my Lovely Wife was diagnosed with 2 types of cancer. A new case of breast cancer which has metastasized and gone to her bones, mainly her back. She had a mastectomy of her left breast which showed the type of cancer that was in her bones. She has been taking an oral med. every day and she has a port under her skin to receive a liquid med. She has gone through one round of radiation treatments to stop some pain in her back. That gave her GERD and the med for that was nasty tasting. The bone cancer has caused the vertebra in her lower back to pinch her left sciatic nerve causing her pain, numbness and foot drag. She also has skin cancer that has only been partly addressed.

I have been busy taking care of her as the treatments have left her weak and sickly. She can not drive so I have to drive her to her appointments and treatments. I also have to do all the cooking and most of what cleaning we do. So I do not have a lot of time for blogging. However the installment of the review of the Schaeffer Ultrafine 0.3mm pencil marks what I hope will be a new review every month. However some of my future reviews may seem familiar as they may be a review of a pencil or pen that I have reviewed before just in another size due to my limited collection of writing instruments and the economic state of our nation.

I am grateful to George Fox for wanting me to do a review of another one of his pencils. I think that as a reader of my humble blog, may fine of interest as the Schaeffer Ultra Fine is a very unusual pencil.

So please excuse my absence and as a reader of my humble blog I hope that you enjoy the review of this unique pencil.

Coming Soon...

Thank you,

The Old Geezer.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Ever Wanted A Pilot G-2 Mini in A Finer Point?

I did, and do! I keep a Mini in my Blood Glucose Monitor in order to record my blood sugar levels. I like the convenience of having the pen (and a small notebook) with the kit so I don't have to go looking for one every time I need one. Plus on the road it's far to convenient not to have one. But I dislike the 0.7mm tip! So I have come up with a solution, at least for the color black.

I have a full sized G-2 0.38mm that I have been using for a short while so the ink supply has dwindled a little. I removed the refill from it and a Mini and laid them side by side, tips even. Using a black Extra Fine Point Sharpie I made 2 marks on the full sized refill. The first mark indicates where the Mini's clear plastic refill barrel ends (not where the black end cap ends). The second mark is 3/16" lower (towards the tip). This marks where the black plastic cap ends inside the tube.

As I write with the 0.38mm G-2 I'll watch the ink supply closely. When the clear gel gets just below the second mark I'll carefully cut the refill at the first mark, keeping it as square as possible. Then I'll remove the black end cap and put it on the "new" Mini" refill. Then I'll have a 0.38mm Mini!

Well I made the "cut" and installed the 0.38mm black G-2 refill into the black G-2 Mini. I now have a nice ultra fine point G-2 Mini!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting, but I can't picture the process in my mind. Can you add photos?