If you have a wide enough monitor, you'll notice an advertisement for a friend's business along the right-hand column of the blog (those of you with smaller monitors and/or lower resolutions will need to scroll to your right).
If you're one of the RV set, you may want to visit their site and post it somewhere handy in your vehicle... they offer mobile service, and you just never know when you'll need help!
Now, this sets a precedent. I'm all about supporting local and independent businesses, and one way I can help would be to offer up some of my unused side-column space for advertising purposes (listed alphabetically).
If you own a local business and are interested in advertising here, feel free to drop me a line (remove the AAARGH! from the address before sending).
In the interest of community-mindedness, I work strictly on the barter system.