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Thursday, December 3, 2009

One of those no good, very bad days

Ack! I was all finished with my DD's quilt. Picked up the digital camera to have DH take a picture, and droped the camera on the tile floor. There is a crack in the lense. I just got off the phone with a local camera shop, it will cost more than the camera is worth to repain it. Some days it just doesn't pay to get out of bed.
On top of that DH has been in a bad mood all week. He is concerned that with all the new taxes on small business (Thanks Pres. Obama) that small businesses will have even a harder time making it. Workman's comp. is going up to over $100 per employee. He's also upset that I don't want to move permanently to the beach. I just don't think I'm cut out to live in a condo full time. It's nice to visit, but I don't want to live with sun and sand all the time. Unless we were millionairs and had maids, etc. and had a big spread. Don't see that happening any time soon.
Sigh. . . . .Any suggestions?
Sara in Fla.


  • At December 3, 2009 at 5:27 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    Well, that does sound like a pretty rough start to the day! My only suggestion is to vote out all the present Congress and start over. And the beach doesn't sound all that bad, but the sand, etc. is a whole nother problem! Good luck with the rest of your week....NancyH

  • At December 3, 2009 at 5:32 PM , Blogger Kathi in Idaho said...

    I'd give my eyeteeth to move permanently to the beach, so you will get no sympathy from me on that front.

    I know what you mean about the camera, though, as I'm trying to decide if I should make repairs a second time. I love the camera, and when DH jammed the gears on it a couple of years ago, I paid dearly to have it fixed. Then I dropped it last winter. It's still in a drawer until I can make up my mind.


  • At December 3, 2009 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Jane in NC said...

    Sara, why don't we sit down and split a bottle of wine. I'll bring the weight watcher cheese. See my post on the chat page.

    As for living on the beach we lived in a very old house that was practically falling apart for 5.5 years when the kids were in grade school. We loved it then. We dreamed of retiring on the beach but the cost of doing so was almost prohibitive even in the early 70s. The house we were renting was certainly not up to code and that's why we could afford it then. We had the Gulf of Mexico in the living room twice in hurricanes while we were stupidly making do on the second floor waiting for the tide to go out. We were young and dumb and the law at the time was silent on the matter of ordering evacuation. Of course we should have left, especially with kids, but we were too busy enjoying the excitement and a bit too much alcohol. I share your feelings about living in a condo and when we realized that would be our only option we gave up the whole idea.

    I am in complete sympathy with Carl's gripe with the current administration. Next year we need to send a message if we don't want our grandchildren to be paying 80% of their income in taxes.


  • At December 4, 2009 at 12:50 AM , Blogger judy in ar said...

    Now see, I would give anything to live on the beach permanently. Big sigh. I think living in a single dwelling condo so as not to have to worry about maintenance would be great.

    My dh on the other hand walked thru the living room the other night and asked if I was ready to move to Canada. He says Obama wants to tax a 40% premium on this category and that category. He actually emailed our congressperson and complained about how the government has caused his company (Fortune 500!) to cut pensions, 401K and healthcare. It's not a good time. He can't retire because we have 3 kids in college at the same time....at least one will graduate in May and already has a job offer. We are thankful. . .
    judy in ar

  • At December 5, 2009 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    I hear you about the wind blowing sand in the cracks around the sliding doors of your beach condo. We used to visit my parents in Florida years ago and stayed at our time share condo each time. Those "gulf breezes" blew a lot of grit ... in my face, in our condo and everywhere. At least my fussy husband cleaned the condo every day. Does *your* DH like to clean? LOL

    Judy in Ohio

  • At December 7, 2009 at 4:31 AM , Blogger Lavinia-TN said...

    I lived in Fort Pierce most of my lifetime. Last time I visited all the condos on North and South Hutchinson Island had disappeared from hurricanes, as well as some schoolmates homes that were on the Indian River side of the islands. Guess I'll stick to Tennessee; Florida is not what it was, boo hoo. Best of luck whatever decision you make.


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