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Cindi    Posted 03-04-2003 at 04:46:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Whoo hoo! Here I was yesterday broke as a hobo, wondering how I was going to get gas money for the truck (tight week) and along comes John from down the road wanting to buy a piglet.

If that's not enough, he brings along Mike who might or might not want to buy one. By the time it was over they had picked out THREE pigs to buy. John hands me a hundred dollar bill. I owe him twenty five dollars change. (These pigs are just off the milk wagon and go for twenty five dollars apeice, for the moment)

I don't have the change, and I'm wondering how he's going to feel if I give him twenty five dollars in quarters from the piggie (no pun intended) bank. I guess he must have picked up on my quandry as he smiled and said,

"Go pick out another pig Mike, you know you wanted two, you can owe me til Friday."

They drive off tickled to death with the four little fat gilts they bought and left me standing there clutching that hundred dollar bill to my grateful bosom. By the time I got back in the house I had spent that money fourteen different ways.

For the first time in my life I am reluctant to break a hundred dollar bill. I feel like framing it. Just as a sidenote, next time John shows up around here, he's going to get a nice fat price break.

Yankee in Ok    Posted 03-04-2003 at 17:33:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cindi things happen for a reason.

ennis    Posted 03-04-2003 at 10:23:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's a God Thing!

Taylor Lambert    Posted 03-04-2003 at 08:37:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know what ya mean im laid off now and i work out of my shop welding and fix the occaisional septic tank, THeres a guy here still owes me 125 dollars for a backho job i did becacuse he claimed to be in a tight and i knew his doaughter in high school. Took me 2 months to get half and that was in september. I may haul half the debris i moved back to where i got it. I get a little work here and there doing odd welding, and just now finished a trailer for a guy and he backs out so now i get to pay a material bill and its the wrong season to sell a 2 wheel trailer. My friends act like im crazy when i give 10 percent on Sundays and being unemployed but it comes back to me. Ive spent those days with three dollars to my name and spent that on gas for the dump truck but made 300 back on it. Its funny the way it happens. Take care Taylor Lambert

Burlgoat    Posted 03-04-2003 at 17:18:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Taylor,where are you located? How much do you want for the trailer?what size is it?

Taylor Lambert    Posted 03-04-2003 at 19:11:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I live in Iuka MS. The trailer is a 4 and 3/4 foot (57 inches wide). And 8 feet long. Its got a house trailer axle i can change that though if its not legal where your from. Id like 300 for it and the utility tool bed i designed it for for it but thats negotiable if you want just the trailer with a plywood floor and an agle iron rail around the top and fenders and painted 175. All of it has a waranty except the tires.
I guess folks some times get into things they dont want to. I have a good freind that builds all custom steel boat houses and the fella he built one for filed bankruptcy the same day and refused to pay for the 50 000 dollar material labor bill. So my freind built some pontoons and while the customer was livin it large on the tennis court My friend pulled the work barge up to the 3 story boat house and welded the pontoons to it and cut the legs off it. And sailed off down the Tennessee river to another customer that wanted one like it. It looked like the moving of the hybernia oil platform just smaller lol. they figured my freind wasnt bright because he doesnt say much but hes brilliant building things. and proved you could repo one of his 3 story boat houses.

Ron/PA    Posted 03-04-2003 at 09:13:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Taylor, I know your feeling, A few months ago I got burned on a furnace installation, no chance of recovery,, while discussing it after church one sunday a lady overheard me. That night she called, her furnace died and her service co. pronounced it DOA. I went down and looked, agreed so I spent the next 2 days installing a used one I had here, This week I got a check for the cost of a new one,, It felt good for a while, then I took it back and told her that it was too much, she told me that she hated to wait so long to pay me so she cashed in a life insurance policy and wanted to put the rest on the guy's bill that burned me!!!!
He still owes me his bill, and she just got a furnace for next to nothing,, and I'm rich, no money but dang I'm rich..
PS, yesterday she flagged me down and gave me a blueberry pie,,, now if that isn't intrest I don't know what is.

Stan ETenn    Posted 03-04-2003 at 08:53:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Taylor you're following that old saying, "To thine own self be true". I've been where you are and I can only say hang in there. Some people don't know it but living your life the way you really should is a reward in itself. Not too many regrets or people you've hurt. We need more like you.

The sad part,,, Ron/PA    Posted 03-04-2003 at 05:03:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Is that the last hog I sold at 225 lb. went for $70.50 and I paid $30.00 for that one.......
I just gotta teach them to eat dirt.

Randy    Posted 03-04-2003 at 04:59:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Know the feeling. Just sent out the bills to the customers for plowing last month on Saturday. Have no money until some nice lady called that I've only done a few times. Don't even know her name. Going to leave my $100 at my customers across the street from her! Good to be us!

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