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Old 05-07-2010, 11:44 AM
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Took 6 days vacation and watched it blow for 4 and rain for 2. It was flat and calm as we came back across the bridge. Go figure. Plus,while we were there, the wife decides to let the neighbor's lab out to swim with our dog. On about the 4th retrieve he caught an oyster shell or something and tore a huge gash in the back of his rear leg. Sooo, we spend the last couple days (while it was raining) changing dog bandages every few hours.

Had a corner shower installed a couple months ago at the coast and this was the first time we used it. It leaked around the bottom. Got the guy back and he laid a small bead of calk and told us to wait a few hours. We waited until the nest day and it still leaked like a seive. Thankfully we had another shower to use. I told him to just fix it when we left.

Got home and had appliances delivered the next day. Got a call that the delivery people "didn't do gas" so I had to drop what I was doing and go unhook the gas stove. Went home later and hooked the gas up but the iron pipe was too tall to get the stove properly seated. Sooo, had to call the local HVAC guy to cut the iron pipe down.

Took out the old hood and guess what. The wire was stubbed out of the wall on the left side but the new hood needed it on the right side. This is behind heart pine beaded board. Soo, the electrician came out at 7:00 this morning and we got the hood in.

Then, the wife just called and was mowing the yard for the first time with our new mower and asked how bad a swimming pool noodle would hurt it. Apparently she got too close and it sucked a foam noodle into the deck and there are several hundred pieces of pink foam all over the yard.

Oh, and the internet quit working. Took two days to get that fixed.

This isn't to mention anything that broke loose at work while I was gone.

Sorry about the personal rant but getting it off my chest will make that drink more savory in a couple hours.

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Old 05-07-2010, 11:48 AM
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Do we guess or just agree?
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I agree. No explanation needed.
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Sorry, I hit the enter button when I was trying to write my little story.
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Sorry to hear that. It's been beautiful all week here but now it's supposed to be cool and rainy for the weekend. Figures.
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Sounds like you need to get back to the office for some R&R.


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"When you're up to your azz in alligators, it's hard to remember your initial objective was to drain the swamp."

At least you can say all that stuff is "in the past" - sorta'!

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I have had that kind of year........it is somehow strangely somewhat comforting to know I am not alone

Anyway, No sense being a pessimist - it probably wouldn't work anyway ;?
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There are a lot that have it worse but it is therapeutic to just get it out, let it flow, take a deep breath, then get back to it again.
The frustrating times will make you appreciate the good times all the more.

I went on vacation one year to Lake Anna, Virgina, and I got a terrible cold, sore throat, the first morning there and it got worse all week. Everything I touch or tried to do turned to $h!t. Didn't catch many fish either. Almost had a major accident on the way home towing the boat. Had the van stall 3 times in bumper to bumper traffic, on I-95 / 495, in the construction area approaching the Woodrow Wilson bridge that crosses the Potomac.
I was glad it was over.
I know, I know, some people don't get vacation. Count your blessings. Your right.
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Wow! If I were you I'd stay away from Vegas.......
Sorry for the run of bad luck!
I hope it's over by now!
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I can relate...spent a week in paradise--St. John, USVI--only to come in to work Monday to find an email from my boss. Basically, he told me I had one month to get my sales up or I'd be looking for another job. Seems he doesn't know that we are in the deepest resession since the great depression, and my customers don't have any work to speak of. Tough to sell to someone who ain't got a reason to buy.......
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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
I can relate...spent a week in paradise--St. John, USVI--only to come in to work Monday to find an email from my boss. Basically, he told me I had one month to get my sales up or I'd be looking for another job. Seems he doesn't know that we are in the deepest resession since the great depression, and my customers don't have any work to speak of. Tough to sell to someone who ain't got a reason to buy.......
What are you selling?
Not that I want this to be a spam, just curious.
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I think you should be one of the happiest man alive...

"Then, the wife just called and was mowing the yard for the first time with our new mower"
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
What are you selling?
Not that I want this to be a spam, just curious.
I sell to commercial, industrial, and residential electrical contractors. My life's blood is new construction, and it's been dead here for about a year. The only thing going on now for the most part is public money projects(schools, mostly)and lighting upfits for municipal and county government buildings. Very few privately-funded projects coming out of the ground. The residential market has been in the crapper since the bubble burst in late 2008.
Sorry, Shag, didn't mean to steal your thread. Y'know...misery loves company.....

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