Some debts aren’t as easy to cancel

Even though I declared blogging bankruptcy yesterday, I would be derelict in my duty if I didn’t acknowledge the help provided by Carole, Greg, and Tony in our quest for a refill for Diane’s award pen.

It turns out that it’s easy to buy the right refill at your favorite local office supply house (at least it is if your favorite is Staples or Office Depot); what’s needed is the “standard” sized Multi-action Ballpoint Pen Refills from Staedtler (they come in a three-pack — three colors for three bucks). You have to remove the plastic collar from the old refill and put it on the new one, and then it works fine (although not for long — these are small refills). I might follow Tony’s lead and order from Stylus Plus next time, though, since then we can get only the color we want, instead of winding up with a couple of useless refills in colors we don’t like.