Hand me a #2 pencil sharpened to a fine point, and I get giddy. Back before I discovered the joys of Quicken, computers, and spreadsheets, I did all of my accounting by hand. Neatly handwritten in a ledger, with a finely sharpened #2 pencil.
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My children have inherited my obsession for a sharpened pencil point. And I supported that until daughter #1 stabbed daughter #2 in the head with a bright pink princess pencil. And btw, my how-to book on parenting will be out some time next year.
We’ve gone through a plethora of pencil sharpeners. Everything from the cheap manual palm sharpener that comes with your Maybelline eye pencil, to the allegedly superior electric sharpener. I believe I’ve spent a small fortune on electric sharpeners that have either fallen apart or just stopped even pretending like it was going to sharpen my pencils. Always one week after the manufacturer’s warranty expired.
I finally decided that the only competent pencil sharpener was the old fashioned crank kind of my parochial school daze. But I didn’t want to start drilling holes into the furniture to accommodate it.
Solution. I found a old fashioned crank pencil sharpener by X-acto that has a suction cup type bottom so it can be moved at will. I found it at Wal*Mart for around 5 bucks.
It is beautiful to behold. For more sharp Works for Me Wednesday tips, head over to Kristen’s at We Are That Family.