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"It's alright Ma, it's life and life only!" B. Dylan

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On Oct 9, just before time to go home from work, my hearing aid broke. Can't be fixed so have to find the receipt from last time and hope the 1 year warranty is still good. This will be the 5-6th time it has broken since I bought it new in 2001. Each time it costs me for a 1year warranty, and it usuallly goes bad just weeks after the warranty expires.

But WAIT! That's not all, I got home to find a Jury Summons!

But WAIT! There's still more, I found that the kitty had "broken" into my room that I'm remodeling, and started scratching at the paper liner of all the insulation I put in the outside wall. 4-5 places or more, seems he likes the fluffy stuff underneath and rips it out.

BUT WAIT! There's still more, today is my 38th wedding anniversary, and I woke up in a bad mood, because it got pretty cold last night, and the electrician never showed up last weekend to re-wire my other remodeling project, our bedroom! Can't believe the luck. He says it will be at least 2 weeks before he can come.

But WAIT! There's more. There's going to be a big layoff at my company that goes into effect Nov.5. No one knows until the day it happens who's going and who's not.

But, I've been married 38 years to a wonderful "light of my life" type woman, who still gets "carded" to prove she's over 21!

And I'm still alive after all these years. Guess life can seem like mixed blessings, but we get caught up in the little details.

Since we're trying to scrimp and save money just in case, Culver's is celebrating and we got a coupon for 5 butter burgers for $5. Guess that will be our anniversary dinner tonight!

ramblin' doc
post #2 of 12
Doc -- we got your back.

Happy Anniversary!

Give kitty a water bottle squirt, the electrician a mindful earful, and your beautiful wife a kiss....

Cheers! S
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! Auntie Mame
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Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! Auntie Mame
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post #3 of 12
Sounds a little like my week ...

What's a butter burger?

Shel
post #4 of 12
You took the other words right out of my mouth:
Congratulations. All the problems pale in light of this. Enjoy your anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!:beer:
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http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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post #5 of 12
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Culver's supposedly was voted the best hamburger chain in the country so they're celebrating today only. Their commercial shows them using a paint brush to brush on some butter on the inside of the top part of the bun.

Otherwise, they advertise that their meat is never frozen and ground fresh several times a day or something like that.

Never had one until acouple weeks ago. Not bad. Just a nice tasting regular hamburger, Ya really can't taste the butter much, but I've had far worse hamburgers from regular restaurants let alone "chain" restaurants. Even out in California, the "In and Out" burger I had didn't compare to this Culver's Butter Burger!

Amazing how quiet life gets when you can't hear! Dropped off the hearing aid at lunch time, and probably be a couple weeks before it comes back from Long Island, NY. Widex Corp. btw:



doc
post #6 of 12
Think you should just retire? :D

Hope Nov. 5 will be a good one for you.
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After all that crud, a wonderful relationship to celebrate (and with a not-bad burger, I might add)! Wishing you 38 more wonderful years, Doc!

By the way, my brother visited here recently and although he had a choice of good places to enjoy lunch, he chose Culvers. :D
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post #8 of 12
Never though In/Out was particlary special, or even very good. Better'n Mickey D's, but that's no great feat.

Thanks for the info on the butter burger.

Shel
post #9 of 12

May you have many more!!!

In-and-out - CANNOT be beaten - I would give ANYTHING to be back in LA!! anyway to quote Simon & Garfunkel - 'Slow down - you move too fast - gotta make the moment last!' HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!:bounce:
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks Mezz! Do you think that there might be some sort of environmental/genetic taste bud thing going on since we're all originally from the Quad Cities??

:)

doc
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Since my 39th anniversary is approaching, thought I'd revive this thread.

Since the electrician from last year NEVER did show up (now an ex-friend I'd known since 1984), I had to start all over picking contractors.


After an indeterminable wait, they "finished" the new roof last Wednesday. I drove straight to their establishment from work on Thursday and paid them the $4000 I promised. Was going to hold back some, because I found out the roof wouldn't be inspected by the building inspector until the 8 new windows are put in. The Gutter people are waiting for the stucco guy to finish, and the stucco guy is waiting for the window/roofing people to finish.

Well, anyway, they have this free Country program which is called the North Metro Suburban Housing Authority, and their services are free, including this really great ex-contractor who'd been in the business for 20+ years. Well, he visited my roof on Thursday, and I didn't get his email report until Friday morning. He says "I've never seen a roof with so many turned up and turned down corners on the shingles. If I were you I'd have the guy who owns the roofing company come out and take a look. This is truly out of the ordinary".

Oh golly geee willickers. I find this out the morning AFTER I paid for the roof.

And to top that off, I had to go back Friday morning to the oral surgeon because my bone graft sutures seemed to have come loose and my teeth are hurting more than I've ever experienced.

So, not being the world's most level emotional person, I totally lost it on Friday night and left two very scathing (but not obscene or anything like that) voice mail messages to the contractor who did the roof. They were supposed to show up on Friday as I was home all day nursing my swollen jaw.

His workers also left a big SPLOTCH of what looked like green paint on the south apex of my roof. I thought someone had already vandalized my new roof, and I didn't see the splotch until AFTER I returned from paying for the roof on Thursday pm.

So, he tells me its really chalking grease and "I" should be able to easily wash it off with a hose. SInce its at the top of my roof, that would require me (who's almost 60) to climb a ladder to spray it. And I got mad "Why should I have to clean up after your guys? And what's with them leaving the splotch there in the first place?"

Oh, did I mention his workers also broke off the exhaust pipe to my furnace and were supposed to show up on Friday to fix it. It sticks out about a 1 1/2 feet to keep the exhaust gases from being sucked back in by the intake opening right next to it. As I said, no one showed up or called.

It also rained really hard on Saturday, it DIDN'T take the green chalking grease off my roof.

So, now I'm wondering what's going to happen next. The windows finally came in, and someone was supposed to call me (again on Friday), to arrange to come over and start installing them. As I pointed out, I heard from no one.

So, was my rage justified? Should I have called and left the messages on Friday night? At the time it seemed appropriate cause I was fuming angry.

Not only did I have questions about the roof curling, but was told that it is "natural" and will flatted out when the heat of the sun seals the shingles. I bought that line, and then the NMHA contractor inspects my sight and in all of his years of contracting he's never seen anything like it. Wouldn't you know that'd be my luck.

Guess I should be greatful that I'm now coming close to 39 years with the sweetest (well sometimes she still is sweet) girl in the world.

Age seems to have a way of making people cranky, thats all I can say.

Did I leave anything out? Nope, except its getting late in the year for stucco, and I'm not sure how much longer Portland cement can still be applied and set well, especially when its on the vertical not the horizontal!

And what to do about the "already paid for" roof that is "quite out of the ordinary", the tension of dealing with these people to put in 8 new windows, waiting to hope the stucco guy can still do the job (or even wants to yet this year), and knowing I've already put down half on the new gutters that never clog!

Ragin' ramblin' doc
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And as I said (I can't believe it's been a year! :eek:) congratulations on your anniversary. That still is the most important, because no matter how bad things get, you can still curl up next to your bride and everything somehow manages to get better. Happy Anniversary!
My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
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http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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My latest musical venture!
http://myspace.com/nikandtheniceguys
 
Also
http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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