Whatta roller coaster ...

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I had to run to Maimi and, I was running about two hours late...So now I have a ticket. On the way back home I somehow received a second speeding ticket.

Ok, that's not the worst. In reality, those are the only speeding tickets I have ever received. It really was just a bad driving day.

I get home to find out a windstorm knocked one of my favorite trees over and, it crushed my neighbor's fence and my custom-built wooden shed. I just put a new roof on it, so the good news is it was empty.

I did not own a chain saw and, when I went to go purchase one, I found out that my account was missing money, prob skimmed when I used the ATM at the Miami Airport.

On the way home I had a flat.

When I get home my irritation level is maxed, so I decided to make a big pot of comfort food (beef stew)...and then I wound up doing something stupid and I burnt myself when I dropped the crockpot on the floor. ug

I have kids and, I have to set an example, so I can't just lose my shit...even though at this point, all that I really want to do is throw a tantrum.

Dinner is over, the kids are clean and put down, and I head to my pothead neighbors house and knock on his door.

After a quick puff in his garage, I go home feeling much better and, I figure that I'll just relax to "The Witcher".

I get through about half an episode and, my, not even four-year-old name-brand flatscreen dies.

What a few days of crap. I'm only mentioning it because I am trying to pay for the tickets online and, I'm sorta reliving it.

Other than what I'm going to pay for fines (If I can figure it out, what a terrible setup), things worked out ok, the TV was upgraded, and the insurance will handle the shed...And the cats got some stew.
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  • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
    That's an awful amount of woe's to hit someone within a day or so. Perhaps fate had smiled on you for a long time and was saving them up. Lol

    So the driving tickets were self inflicted by running late and speeding, but to get two was unfortunate and annoying I'm sure? and probably dropping the crockpot by being angry about it and the tree, fence and shed thing happening as well as the Debit card.

    As far as the debit card being scanned (happened to me more than once, needs an RF blocker like a Ridge-Wallet. ), the wind destruction and the tv going out, that was just three unfortunate things to happen in a row on top of it all.

    Let's hope that's your lot for now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    I learned a hard lesson many years ago when the stuff was hitting the fan from every possible angle all at the same time. The lesson was to never ask "what else can go wrong?" Because it always does no matter how bad things are. I can laugh about it now, but I still don't ask that question. LOL

    Here's hoping for a better 2021 with happiness, good health, and better luck for you and yours.

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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      I learned a hard lesson many years ago when the stuff was hitting the fan from every possible angle all at the same time. The lesson was to never ask "what else can go wrong?" Because it always does no matter how bad things are. I can laugh about it now, but I still don't ask that question. LOL

      Here's hoping for a better 2021 with happiness, good health, and better luck for you and yours.

      Mark
      I didn't say it. I promise.
      And yet...The south ac unit stopped running.
      At least someone will be here soon to fix it.

      Ya know, ya buy stuff new with an expectation of longevity...well I guess you used to be able to do that. Too much new stuff just falls apart way too soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    yeah speeding is not a good idea the last few days of the month. When the cops need to get their quota ..especially now when cities need all the revenue they can get . maybe cops don't have monthly qouta they just have quotas for the last week of the month ..

    call you insurance agent and get the bad new on how much it will really cost you..


    im sorry i shouldn't post just after i wake up and before i have had coffee
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    I'm thinking whatever you do, don't buy the chainsaw...
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I'm thinking whatever you do, don't buy the chainsaw...
      Every time I scroll past this post, I start laughing.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
        Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

        Every time I scroll past this post, I start laughing.
        And I keep envisioning something like this going down....

        https://youtu.be/-5XAmupw8jo
        Warning: Graphic violence (scene from Evil Dead 2)
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        • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          And I keep envisioning something like this going down....

          https://youtu.be/-5XAmupw8jo
          No Joke, when my kid was still a smooth brain, I used to pretend my left hand was "talking hand" and, my right was "eating hand" ...

          It's hard to believe that I was able to make him laugh and giggle for hours...
          Occasionally he asks me how one of them is doing...
          and eating hand obliges and attacks.
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          • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
            Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

            No Joke, when my kid was still a smooth brain, I used to pretend my left hand was "talking hand" and, my right was "eating hand" ...

            It's hard to believe that I was able to make him laugh and giggle for hours...
            Occasionally he asks me how one of them is doing...
            and eating hand obliges and attacks.
            When my son was about 5 years old, I told him that I could see through his ears out the other side of his head. i told him I could prove it.

            I looked closely in his ear, and held two fingers up on the other side of his head. i said "I can see that I'm holding two fingers up".

            He looked quickly at my fingers being held up, looked back at me, laughed, and said 'You looked!".

            I used to grab him by the head and gingerly pull one way then another. He would ask what I'm doing, and I'd say "I'm trying to figure out how your head comes off. When I got you, the instructions said I could take off your head, but I can't remember how"

            That never failed to make him laugh.

            Thank you for triggering those memories.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      I'm thinking whatever you do, don't buy the chainsaw...
      That. That's why you should be a writer.

      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      And I keep envisioning something like this going down....

      https://youtu.be/-5XAmupw8jo
      Groooovy.

      Originally Posted by kenmichaels View Post

      This is why I went to Miami and had the drama.

      Worth it!
      Absolutely. Beautiful new buddies for your pet lion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    On my way back from weeks of being evacuated during Hurricane Katrina, I stopped at a Lowes and bought a top of the line chain saw.


    Two days later I gave the chain saw to my neighbor and in exchange HE cut up my downed trees for me.


    Much better plan. Seriously - with that kind of week or day - HIRE someone to use the chainsaw....


    I was sitting here (third week) whining to myself about being stuck in the house 24/7....then I read about your day and felt much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    The year 2020 taking it's final kicks out on you. Hopefully 2021 will be a lot better !
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  • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
    This is why I went to Miami and had the drama.

    Worth it!








    4.5 month old blue eyed male Maine Coon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Gorgeous - we had a Maine Coon for years - smartest best cat in the world!
    His name was 'Eek' because that is exactly the sound he made.



    Have never seen a white Maine Coon....


    What's his name?

    Drama was definitely worth it....
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    • Profile picture of the author kenmichaels
      Originally Posted by DWolfe View Post

      Very nice looking! Hope he has a long happy and healthy life. What's his name ?

      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Gorgeous - we had a Maine Coon for years - smartest best cat in the world!
      His name was 'Eek' because that is exactly the sound he made.



      Have never seen a white Maine Coon....


      What's his name?


      Drama was definitely worth it....
      His passport has him listed as "King"...that doesn't fit, so we haven't figured it out yet.

      The almost one-year-old guy below needed a play buddy and they made friends fast.

      His name is Tobi. Which is better than the last name the kids came up with. "Bo"

      Tobi thinks that he is a dog, he runs towards any loud weird noise and he also investigates anyone at the door. He is the smartest four-legged animal that I have ever owned. I love that darn cat almost as much as my kid

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    Beautiful cat!

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    Very nice looking! Hope he has a long happy and healthy life. What's his name ?
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    Tobi thinks that he is a dog, he runs towards any loud weird noise and he also investigates anyone at the door. He is the smartest four-legged animal that I have ever owned. I love that darn cat almost as much as my kid

    He looks like the Maine Coon we had...gorgeous tiger stripes.


    They are terribly smart - Eek used to play fetch with crumpled up balls of paper. Would find it when thrown and drop it at your feet to throw again.
    Also had a thing about the front door - ran to the window to look out when the doorbell rang.



    Amazing they accepted each other as friends so quickly.
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    I can't unsee that....yuuuuck
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  • Profile picture of the author Princess Balestra
    Cool to see how this post swung into optimism mode thanks to a little pussy.

    tbh I been inspired since the Lion King.

    Mebbe I should get holda sum kids so I can quit the tantrum deal.

    Actschwlly, mebbe I should get holda sum kids to clean my frickin' apartment.

    YEAH!

    Here is my 2021 Noo Year intitiative.

    All I gotta do is lean my sofa against the wall an' call it the Princess Balestra Roller Coaster.

    Next, I throw on a Spidey costoom an' head for the street, brandishin' a DOLLAR A RIDE offah.

    When kids appear ... out comes the detergent an' mops.

    Ha! That is why I love WF so.

    Instant inspiration.

    Do you have a sistah site called Dumb Kids With Nuthin' Bettah Else To Do?

    Mebbe you could link this post.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    I feel the same way I have been trying to pay all my bills on time and now all these credit cards are saying they are not receiving my payments, so I tell myself where is the money going
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