Well I did it!
I have been looking at this small Thompson Cigar humidor in one of my local antique stores for about 3 monthes. I stopped in to day and it was 25% off so I got it for $15.00, and its brand new!
So I went to my local tobacconist and picked up some sticks, a drimistat, and am currently sitting here doing the seasoning and hygrometer salt test.
I used to smoke cigars occasionally but gave them up appx 16 monthes ago when I quit cigarettes. I followed Cigar Daves(excellent radio program http://www.cigardave.com/) advise and didn't smoke any cigars for a year so as not to find a crutch in cigars. Now in the last 2 monthes I have had 3 asst cigars.
I had read where it is good to have a humidor at least half full so here is what I picked up, at my tobacconists suggestion and my limited experience...
(20) Flor de Oliva 5.75x43
(2)Romeo Y Julieta 1875 Habana Reserve Coronas
(1)Macanudo Maduro Hampton Court
(1)Cain Daytona 5x50 Robusto
(1)Gurkha Archive Single
I figure over the next couple monthes this should give me some things to try out. The tobacconist mentioned the Olivas were a nice inexpensive anytime kinda smoke so I bought a bundle for humidor filler and because my son will help me smoke them when he visits every other week!
I think I ended up ok but will probably add a couple cigars every few weeks so please let me know what you think and what you would add if you were going to spend say no more than $20 every two weeks.
Thanks in advance!!