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The Old Geezer
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.

Monday, June 4, 2012

They're Back! June Giveaway

Two years ago I gave away, for the first time, a set of the Peachtree Plaything's Magna Tank 0.5 mm gel pens.  The gel pens are a big hit with many people all over the world.  Wal-Mart had been the best place to buy Magna Tanks until some time in 2009 the giant department store chain stopped selling them and they became almost impossible to find!  My email inbox was flooded with rumors of where they could be found, but I was never able to find them again!

Then in 2011 I was informed (by a company rep) that in the late summer of that year Wal-Mart would start selling them again!  But I never saw them back on the store shelves and soon stopped looking for them.  Then, while shopping at a Wal-Mart in another city, I accidentally stumbled across a rack of them!  I could hardly believe my eyes!  I wanted to buy several sets but budget constraints limited me to one set!  The purpose of my purchase was to announce their comeback via this giveawayhat's right, blog fans, I'm giving away the first set of Magna Tank gel pens in 0.5 mm that I've seen in over a year!

And all you have to do is to drop me, The Old Geezer, an email, at theoldgeezer@live.com, telling me just why I should let the Random Integer Generator at the bottom of this blog pick you as the first Pens And Pencils giveaway in over a year! HA! Caught ya!  I have aboslutely no control over who wins the giveaway as it's done randomly! But tell me why you should win anyway!  Please do not post a comment on this post in expectation of entering the contest!  I need an actual email from you so, in case you win, I can contact you.  And please, when you send an email make sure that it's a valid addy as I will assign each email a number in accordance to it's date of entry (early emails equate to lower numbers, not that that means a hill of beans).  Please limit the number of emails to one per entry.  In the email's title, please put June Giveaway so I will know not to just gloss over it! 

The contest will remain open until the day of my birthday (June 12).  Sometime after 12:00 PM on that day I will let the Random Integer pick a winner,  So get your entry in ASAP!

Thanks for entering my giveaway.

OOPS!  I almost forgot!  The Giveaway is officaly closed!