Today Was A Good Day...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Torren61, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's

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    Yesterday, I found a $50 bill in the parking lot at work. I asked everyone if they had lost any money and everyone said "No". I waited 24 hours and no one claimed the money, so today, it's mine.

    I sold two De Walt batteries for $120. I was asking $125 but the guy who showed up to buy them actually READ my CL ad and included his phone number when no one else did. I knocked off $5 for that.

    We completed all of our assigned work for today by 5PM. All my web based training was complete, there were no outages and my boss let me stand-by at my house until my shift was completed.

    I harvested a LOT of carrots from our garden and my wife made carrot soup. Yum!

    I won twice on two separate scratch off tickets for a profit of $10. My paycheck was much more net than I thought it was going to be after all the overtime I worked for the last pay period... $1500 more. We got a check back from our flex health care account for $500.

    I only got into two "biffos" on TDPRI... one with a guy I actually like (I was teasing you about having dumb taste in beer) and one with a guy I don't like (only the second guy I've ever ignored but it was healthier for me that way). For those who care a bit, my tirades are mostly sarcasm and satire and mean absolutely no harm but it plays better in person than over a keyboard.

    And finally, my son and daughter in law and grand daughters got the packages I sent. You see, I send a "surprise" package about once every month or two. I send things they aren't likely to find in their small Mississippi town. Like CBD infused bath bombs, cheese crisps and a whole bunch of different healthy snacky things. I sent my son a GoPro Hero5 and all of the accessories I had because I upgraded to a Hero7 and he's been playing and experimenting with it all afternoon. I also sent him an 8" Weber to put in the 5F3 I built him years ago. I sent my daughter in law a card with $100 in it and she was happy.

    Everyone was happy today, especially me.

    Today was a GOOD day...
     
  2. Torren61

    Torren61 Friend of Leo's

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    This is a happy kid. They love the surprise packages...

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    Sounds like a great day, I just watched a bunch of old Westerns and got nothing done around the house as usual. I don't have kids to surprise will nice gifts but I bought myself a Ernie Ball power peg string winder, looking forward to the next string change so I can play with my new toy.:)
     
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    The lady dresses well!
     
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    Who says that there aren’t any honest people anymore?

    That was a lot of trouble to find someone who may have lost a fifty dollar bill.
     
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    Good days are nice.
    Even nicer when you take time to appreciate one.
    Well done.
     
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    I set up my 24 year-old daughter’s first electric guitar - an old Chinese Strat copy gifted by one of my mom’s friends.

    Put new strings on it, polished the frets and cleaned the fretboard with lemon oil, decked the bridge, filed the nut down, lowered the action, and set the intonation.

    It is a playable guitar but I wouldn’t call it good, especially after I broke one of the tone knobs off.

    She thinks it’s the best guitar ever and has already named it.
     
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  8. Torren61

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    I chuckled when I read she had named it. Cute. :) Oh wait... what did she name it?
     
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    Zelda Fitzgerald. I don’t know why.

    If she takes to this guitar and plays it a lot I may consider giving her one of my Teles some day.
     
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  10. Brad Pittiful

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    i didnt see anything about using an A-K just right there would be a good day
     
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    That's nothing.

    My Mom does the same thing when she finds a ten dollar bill.

    The funny thing is, she accidentally dropped the bill, herself. And can't be convinced of it, no way.

    She's currently not speaking to the people, across the street from her and my Dad. She learned that another neighbor had loaned them $ 100 and the loan was never repaid. But that was 2 years ago. Now, she tells everyone she knows, her neighbors don't pay their debts. But she would GIVE them the money if they needed it.

    Some people are like that.
     
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    It is good to have a good day. It is even better to appreciate a good day. And what a great dad/grandfather too.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Nice to hear that you had a good day!! Thanks for sharing! Any chance of sharing your wife's recipe for that homemade carrot soup? - sounds like something the mommacat should be making for us here. ;)
     
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    I consider it a good weekend when nothing breaks. Last weekend was the water softener and furnace. Our joke at work on Monday mornings is, "So, did you wreck anything this weekend?" There is often a story told of some stupid or unfortunate act costing money.
     
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    I’m working today with a few minutes down time here and there. I’ll post the recipe when I get a chance.
     
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    Your granddaughter appears to be a princess. You'd think royalty could afford their own snacks. I'm outraged.
     
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    @hemingway, aren't riches acquired from peasants by the royals?
    I'm curious, how much does Parliament budge for the royals anyway? Or maybe it doesn't work that way.
     
  18. unixfish

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    I can relate. I have to concentrate SO HARD to tone down my natural sarcasm. I mean some days it's almost painful.

    I once supported someone's view with heavy sarcasm; it came across as I was making fun of them. The voice inflection was lost in the keyboard.

    Nice to hear you had a really good day though - seriously! I need to have some of those.
     
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    All that, AND a princess. Good day, indeed.
     
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    Torren61:

    Would you consider adopting me?
     
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