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Just another day in paradise
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If it weren't for bad luck    Posted 05-10-2002 at 12:11:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Weds night we found my wife's dog laying dead in the front yard, no marks holes or blood, think he was poisoned. Yesterday morning the well pump died, before my shower of course. Today the washer wouldn't stop filling when it was full and soapy water all over the place. and this afternoon when I tried to start the lawn mower, the dang pull cord came out in my hand. I doubt I'll even get out of bed tomorrow morning.

Mrs. Okie    Posted 05-11-2002 at 21:31:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I found out that having a bad day could turn into something good but I never get up in the morning intending to have a bad day. I have had a lot of days that turned out bad -- real bad. When enough time passes that I can laugh about it,I write about it in a poem. People started to call me to come and read some of those poems as their program intertainment. I have been to Dr's. meetings. Postal meetings, bank club meetings, church groups, and many more places and they pay me to come to their meetings. I have been asked to read these poems at our next school reunion. I don't think I can go because it is too far. No one to tend the animals. One time I went to a meeting and in between my poems I told some things on Okie-Dokie but they all promised to not tell him and when I got home he asked if they had enjoyed my poems and not thinking I said YES and they even made a tape of the program to give to shut-ins and Okie said, "A tape, well I want one of them and the next morning he went to get one" and when he heard it he laughed as loud as everyone else. A lot of things I write are about me and Okie-Dokie. We are learning this homesteading together and it would help if once in a while we had a third party to just say, "DON'T DO THAT!" Mrs. Okie

Hogman    Posted 05-12-2002 at 03:02:59       [Reply]  [No Email]

I make mistakes even when I know it is befor startin! Folks around here do not offer advice.on tha other hand They are quick to give if asked. Closest to unasked for is a very low key "recon a Feller might"? Gotta listen close ta hear it but it can save a body a lot of trouble..
I like to read poetry and have written a verse'er two but never thought a body could get paid for enjoyin Themselves like that. Ain't it wonderful?

Nathan(GA)    Posted 05-10-2002 at 20:05:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
And here I was thinking I was the only one with bad luck. Is there any other kind?

Sorry bout the dog!

Spade    Posted 05-10-2002 at 17:06:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just remember, time takes care of all problems. I have been retired for more than ten years which has gone by very rapidly. I wonder how many more years there are before paradise.

TomH    Posted 05-10-2002 at 16:49:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Losing a dog is hard. But when I feel bad about the way things are going I just read the world news: suicide bombers, daisy cutters, smiley face pipe bombers, etc. So the pull cord came out of your lawn mower?

rhudson    Posted 05-10-2002 at 14:43:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I find that bad luck goes on for a few days and gets worse! when i have a run of bad luck, i just keep thinking "it could always be worse" For the past few months, my luck has been so good, i scared to death of what might happen. it can't continue. knock on wood.

WallSal55    Posted 05-10-2002 at 12:46:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can relate with the bad luck. Seems like I
have a lot of days where everything goes wrong
(or not my way). (I get so paranoid about it, I
would like to buy a rabbit's foot on a keychain
like I had as a kid in the 60's. I felt so lucky then!) I have had a lot of rotten luck
the past 16 yrs. If I thought I could do one
thing different to change it, I would. (I cannot
even find a rabbit's foot, ha ha!) Oh well, as
well as my loved ones are all OK. It seems like
my parents and their generation had so much control over their lives. It seems like
for me and my husband (mid-forties), it just isn't that way. Some things just seem beyond our
control. Control what we can, forget about the

Old Sarge    Posted 05-10-2002 at 13:07:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Folks that figger a rabbits foot on a key chain bringing em good luck jus don make any sense ta me. It wern't good luck fer the rabbit were it?

RayP(MI)    Posted 05-10-2002 at 14:23:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of my best rabbits died today.

bob ny    Posted 05-10-2002 at 12:35:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
just think it all happened today that leaves tomorrow free and clear sorry bout your dog

Mama Bear    Posted 05-10-2002 at 12:33:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
So sorry to hear about your dog. They become part of your family real quick. My doggie is on the borderline of half-dead and dead. She is 13 years old now but has arthritis real bad and has seizures a lot if not medicated. So I'm facing the inevitable but don't want to.

Hope and pray things will turn for the better soon.

Our thoughts & prayers are with ya both.

Signed: Mama Bear & Tyler(Wa.)

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-10-2002 at 12:30:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry to here about the dog! Could have been a number of reasons. Now for the rest of it you should jump that landlord for falling back on the maintance around the place. (HA-HA) But you could look at the fact that it did not happen in the middle of winter during a snow storm. Mark H.

Pitch    Posted 05-10-2002 at 17:49:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
I kin relate to bad luck. Tore up the rearend in my 8n coupla weeeks ago, cut my finger workin on it got infected swelled up bout double, had today off had plans then boss called me in to work ,left early to go to doc he lanced my finger (Hurt so good) mamma wanted to go to Lowes drove the 35miles came out and had a flat tire went to open the back door of the van and the handle broke off can't drop the spare tire unless the door is open, walked half mile to Wally world bought a can of fix a flat and a tire plug kit.
But We got home got a mess of ribs on the grill and salt potatos boiling so life ain't that bad I guess.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-10-2002 at 18:00:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a Van once lost the rear wheel at about 60 axle and all. The pressed ring that holds the Fords axle in gave! What a ride went for the brakes but the guy who replaced the wheel cylinders once decided it wasn't nessasary to bend the tabs back over on them so they blew out and I lost the rear brakes and the front ones wanted to just spin it out. I slid till I ground the backing plate down to the leaf spring mount!! At night to what a light show!! Mark H.

DeadCarp    Posted 05-11-2002 at 01:45:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Maybe that's what happened to the couple on the freeway years ago. They'd just passed us in the fast lane and suddenly his ford wagon did a little hop and the back bumper started sliding on the tar! I think it was a u-joint but the driveshaft had fallen down & axle & all just headed south & left him sliding along on his butt.
No injury, but the sparks were even brite in daytime. He managed to steer the rest of the car into the divider. Boy they were shaking like leaves! (We gave them a ride.) I still chuckle at the incident.

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