A Brand New Day that went downhill very quickly.

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  1. Omexa

    Omexa Registered User
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    Hi, I will give you something to chuckle about. The day started off very good; I sold a Laptop to a mate who is going to live in Thailand. Then the trouble started; I stepped out the door to say hello to a neighbour; a gust of wind slammed the door shut; I am then locked out of my unit in just my shorts. ( first time in 13 years) I cannot get in by getting a ladder and climbing up to the balcony; because no-one I know has a ladder and because of robberies in the area I have put strong mesh 7 feet high to stop Ice fueled thieves. So I needed an electric drill; I have 2 inside where I can't get at them. I then went to a friends nearby place who suffers from a mild form of dementia; sure I have an electric drill he says; it is in the locker in the yard. So he gives me the keys to the locker and when I try to get into the yard I found out he has lost-misplaced the keys to get into the backyard. I then climb over a 6 feet high tin fence and discover that the keys do not fit the locker. I then climb back over the tin fence and discover that 77 year old people are not supposed to be climbing fences; I have hurt my back. I then ring another of my mates and he brings around an electric drill, bits and a long lead which I plug into the downstairs units power. In a few minutes I have drilled the center of the lock out and I am back in the unit; I have a spare lock that is now fitted to the door. My groceries from Woolworths were supposed to be delivered between 5AM and 8AM and while I was away, and the driver attempted to deliver them and went on his way. The groceries are now going to be delivered today. I just hope that today goes OK. Regards Ray

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  2. novicetimekeeper

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    I hope your day improves!
     
  3. Keith R...

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    Dang Ray, after your day...............I feel better already. Check this out. Twenty years ago
    I had a chance to buy 6 acres on the Rolling Fork river below my farm. I chose not to. As I
    pulled your bad day story up, I have to listen to all the gun fire below my cliffs where that
    6 acres is. They have turned it into a camping Mecca for Memorial Day weekend.

    So glad you're OK, but I need a bullet proof vest.

    Keith R...
     
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    You should have taken Mark Twain's advice... buy land they have stopped making it.
     
  5. Omexa

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    Hi, everything has now gone back to normal; my groceries have been delivered and my back is OK. Regards Ray
     
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    Hooray! Thanks for letting us know that all is well and today is a new (and different) day.
     
  7. richiec

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    What were you thinking at 77, I have my doubts at 65, I can't even jump a 4 foot fence these days.
     
  8. Omexa

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    Hi richiec, sometimes age does not bring with it wisdom. On the good side I am pretty fit for my age. Regards Ray
     

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