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Old 10-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #1611
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{{{{Katie and Buck}}}} I'm so sorry about Tucker. I know you will miss him terribly.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:38 PM   #1612
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(I actually have this on VHS), but someone has already beat me to it. This is a clip from a GOOFY movie called Amazon Women On The Moon from 83. It is worth the price of admission just to see this clip. This guy (a very young Aresenio Hall) is having one serious bad day. It always makes me laugh to watch this!!
Yep, keltin. That was pretty much my day. Thanks for making me laugh out loud.
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #1613
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I feel as though someone has put a great big "Kick me!" sign on my back.

It all started last night when our beloved outdoor president kitty, Tucker, died in my arms. Buck and I cried off and on the rest of the evening and, no surprise, there was a black cloud hanging over us when we got up this morning.

Then, I left early this morning to do my bi-weekly shopping and vittles trip to our biggest town about 30 miles away. No big deal....normally.

On one of my 23 stops, I opened the checkbook to write a check for my purchase. Crap. Buck had given me a checkbook with no checks in it. Easy fix. I used our debit card.

Next, I'm in Wal-Mart and, as I bend over to pick up something off a shelf, my sunglasses slip out of the neck of my blouse, hit the floor and become a sunglass puzzle. Semi-okay fix. I have another pair in the car.

I bought a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch and found a nice shady place to eat it while I took a few minutes to regroup. When I reach into the bag for the sandwich my watch falls into my lap. Crap. The watchband broke. I put the watch in my purse. Can't do anything about it immediately.

So I decide to enjoy my sandwich. I take a bite and think that cheese shouldn't be crunchy, so I roll my tongue around to locate the crunchy nugget. Lucky me, it's a huge filling out of one of my top teeth. At this point I'm lovin' life.

Knowing that our dentist's day off is Thursday, I call Buck and ask him to make an appointment for me for Friday. The tooth doesn't hurt, but I'm a little leery about waiting until Monday. Buck called me back, saying the dentist is out of the office until Monday and that I have a 2 p.m. appointment for that day. Oh, well. I did what I could. However, the sandwich was yummy. It's only about 1 p.m. and I have about 4 more hours ahead of me before I can leave to go home.

By 3:45 I'm beat and out of money, so I get in the car to head home. Car won't start. Doesn't even click or make any kind of noise indicating that it wants to start. Call Buck again. He comes to get me. We transfer a "full" station wagon full of groceries, etc. from one car to another. Then we drive straight to our mechanic's place in our town, give him the keys to my car, tell him where it is and what happened.

When it was all said and done, we didn't get home until about 5:30. Hurried to get everything in the house before the rain started. Now, it's raining steadily and we can't bury Tucker. Crap and half!!

Okay, I'm done venting.
First of all Im really sorry you lost Tucker.Next Try to look on the bright side of your going to town mishaps they could have been much worse.
First at least you had the debit card.
Next you had the spare sunglasses.They were in your purse for a reason.
Losing a filling is better than cracking a tooth or losing a crown.
Your watch could have been lost any where but it wasn't it fell in your purse.
Next be happy Buck was available to rescue you with the car problem.Im never that lucky as DH is never around when I really need his help.
And last it may sound a bit weird but the rain will soften the soil so it will be easier to make Tuckers final resting place.
I think if you try to see the good parts in set backs it makes it a little bit easier just a little.But thinking this way I think helps stop the cycle of set backs.Its not easy to do but it helps if not just a little bit.
So now sit back take a big breath, have a glass of wine,relax a bit and have Buck take care of you for a little while.Again Im so so sorry about your Tucker. JP
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Old 10-17-2007, 08:46 PM   #1614
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Yep, keltin. That was pretty much my day. Thanks for making me laugh out loud.
Glad to share! That's been my personal pill for years. I love to pop it in on those dark days.....it never fails to make me laugh....and once you laugh.....well things get better!

We're really sorry about your cat....we're in the same boat with outdoor babies (DW has got about 9 or so cats that walk up and hang about for food and the occasional belly rub) and we hate to think about it........
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What a horrible day Katie. I'm so sorry about Tucker. There's a lot to what JP said. I hope you have a good night's sleep tonight and that tomorrow is a much better day.

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Old 10-17-2007, 09:13 PM   #1616
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Aw, Katie and Buck, I'm so sorry about Tucker. That was the worst part of the whole day I'm sure. Everything else is just dominoes after that. Hugs to you both, and Katie, I find that throwing something sometimes helps.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:40 PM   #1617
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Oh, Katie, I do feel for yours and Buck's loss of Tucker. Our sweetest furchild, Tiffany, was found in the backyard by my daughter and myself about 3 years ago. Talk about boohooing------T. only lived to have her ears scratched and to be petted while laying in your lap. She had us for 12 years. As for the bad day that followed---TGIO (thank goodness it's OVER!!!) I like jpmcrew's positive spin on your horrible, no good day, however, as she's right---thank goodness nothing worse happened to you and you arrived home safely. Lots of hugs and sympathy coming your way. <><><><><><>
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:59 PM   #1618
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Oh, Katie, I do feel for yours and Buck's loss of Tucker. Our sweetest furchild, Tiffany, was found in the backyard by my daughter and myself about 3 years ago. Talk about boohooing------T. only lived to have her ears scratched and to be petted while laying in your lap. She had us for 12 years. As for the bad day that followed---TGIO (thank goodness it's OVER!!!) I like jpmcrew's positive spin on your horrible, no good day, however, as she's right---thank goodness nothing worse happened to you and you arrived home safely. Lots of hugs and sympathy coming your way. <><><><><><>
I just think if the town problems had happened on another day it maybe would not have been as bad but starting the day like that is just the pits.It happens sometimes just one thing after another and one can not help but wonder.What did I do to deserve this?
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Sorry about your kitty...how sad.
Here's hoping tomorrow is a little happier.
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Sorry about your loss Katie. When we feel upset, things tend to go that way unfortunately. These things happen to everyone. Everything will be better. Hugs to you sweet lady.
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