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22 May 2012 - 4:19pm

Seriously?!? My Bad Luck With Stuff Breaking Continues

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Another day, another rant from me because something broke! Tongue

It was recently the car which stopped having its air system stopped working. Yesterday my dyer in the house stopped working (won't turn off, and won't heat). Today, its the house air conditioning and garbage disposal. My son broke the condensation pipe for the air conditioning, and water is all over the basement while I try to get into the duct to fix it. And yes, he did the same thing about a month or so back!

My garbage disposal is also blocked for some reason, so after I get done with my other errands I have to go in there with needlenose pliers and try to see if there is glass or something stuck in there.

Have any of you had a serious bad string of luck like this with your appliances or property? I must be getting near hitting the lottery or a progressive jackpot or something. It all has to balance out, right?

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22 May 2012 - 5:19pm
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'Slim, I have had a dark cloud following me around most of my life, lol. As much as I try to think positive, chit always happens. This is one reason I RENT, lol! I do feel for you.

I broke down on the way to mom's on Friday. I was 1/4 of the way there on a two-hour drive. My crankshaft and belt went, and I, thankfully, was able to get off the highway and to Goodyear Tire in 92-degree weather, where I waited for hours for them to fix my car. I had my dog with me, too. I was three hours late to mom's house, but I guess it could have been worse.

I think we are BOTH due to win a big progressive to balance things out! Positive thinking, right? Wink

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23 May 2012 - 1:17am
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Geez sorry. I know the feeling. Since December I have broken my arm twice, we've had our car crashed into while parked, and broke our washing machine while moving house.

The other day this couple turned up to pick up our old oven which I sold to them on ebay. The stingy bitches refused to pay the price they bid, and complained that there were marks on the side of the oven and assorted BS. It was a 10 year old oven! What do you expect, showroom condition? So they ended up squeezing $50 off the price because it wasn't locked up and I had to get rid of it. I hope Karma breaks it for them!

And to top it off my son has passed on a nasty eye infection to both me and my wife so I've got an angry case of conjunctivitis/pink-eye and everyone keeps looking at my like I'm a freak. I feel like the elephant man (I am not an animal!) So I'm wearing sunglasses everywhere, even indoors. I looked especially dodgy in the bank yesterday with my sunglasses on.

Don't let it get you down. You've got to keep thinking positive and smile once in a while!

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23 May 2012 - 2:26am
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The other day this couple turned up to pick up our old oven which I sold to them on ebay. The stingy bitches refused to pay the price they bid, and complained that there were marks on the side of the oven and assorted BS. It was a 10 year old oven! What do you expect, showroom condition? So they ended up squeezing $50 off the price because it wasn't locked up and I had to get rid of it. I hope Karma breaks it for them!

I honestly believe what goes around comes around. Those women will lose at least $50 on something else. My mom has told me since I was a child that if someone takes something that doesn't belong to them that they will lose twice as much. I've seen this happen so many times.

How can they change the price once they've already bid? Not right.

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23 May 2012 - 4:29am
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Slim,

For the last several months, I have had all kinds of bad things happen to me or a family member. I think if just one thing happened it wouldn't be as big a deal, but one after the other, again and again is too much.

My brother who has alzheimers burnt his foot. He has been back and forth between the nursing home and hospital too many times to count. I can't imagine what their bills must be from this alone. He recently thought he was being held in jail (nursing home) and started throwing furniture. That got him out of the nursing home, right to the back of a police car with his hands and feet strapped. Sad He then went to a new hospital because the last hospital he was at didn't know he was an alzheimers patient and tackled him to the floor when they found him wandering around the halls. He has already had brain surgery due to a stroke and heart attack he had a few years ago. I'm sure tackling him to the floor did nothing good for him.

My younger brother recently had a "mild" heart attack.

My boyfriend has had 3 operations to fix a torn rotator cuff. He can barely use his arm now. To compensate, he has been using his left arm and shoulder more. Now he has injured that shoulder. Sad His employer decided to cut off his worker's comp money, but hasn't started the disability pay yet. We've had no income for over three weeks now.

My dog was diagnosed with a spinal tumor. He has trouble walking, some days walking like he is drunk. I have to lift him occasionally because my boyfriend is not able. I have since injured my left shoulder. Sad Since I can't lift him anymore he is not able to get on the bed. His walking has improved some. I now wonder if he doesn't have a tumor and was just re-injuring himself by getting on the bed.

Lots of little things happening too. My boyfriend was all congested last week. He couldn't sleep, so at 3-4 in the morning we go to the drugstore. We buy something to put in the vaporizer so he can breathe better. We plug in the vaporizer and it doesn't work. I had to go back later to buy another vaporizer. The vaporizer worked for about a week then conked out. I could not find my receipt. They did give me a gift card for the return though. The new vaporizer doesn't put out much steam at all. It seems worthless.

My headlight on the car went out. We got the replacement bulb, but it wouldn't fit right. We took it back to the auto store and asked about it. They told us to bring the car up. We went back home, got the other car and had the guy look at it. The wires to the headlight were burnt/melted. Boyfriend was trying to replace bright light instead of dim light. We were going to have a friend replace it but my boyfriend was too sick the day they were to get together. We still have not got it fixed.

Bathtub and bathroom sink running very slow. Got them unstopped finally. Last night kitchen sink stopped up. I tried the plunger several times and it wouldn't work. I eventually boiled some water, put in some Dawn dish liquid and let it sit. I plunged it later and could hear a little gurgle. I kept plunging and it came undone! I am so thankful to have a sink that is not clogged.

My boyfriend ran over a big piece of plywood in the road the other day. Some lady today was headed towards us while driving partially in our lane. I lost my keys and couldn't find them. My dryer button broke a few days ago. I had to use a pair of pliers to turn it so it would dry my already wet clothes. We were able to fix it though. Blah, blah, blah.......it goes on and on. lol

Do you think that after bad things happen it allows us to be thankful for things we would otherwise not recognize? It seems like when everything is going ok, I may take things for granted. I think I took my a/c for granted until it went out earlier this year. I never once remember being thankful for my draining the water efficiently until it get stopped up.

I'm just wondering if the bad things that happen to us are to wake us up to what is really important.

Last week I had to take my car for an echeck. My fix engine light has been on for years. Occasionally it will go off. The night before I had planned to take my car to get it checked, the fix engine light went off. It stayed off until I took my car to be tested. My car passed. For all the bad things that happen in my life, there are good things that happen too.

I'm sorry that you are having a streak of bad luck, but I'm sure it will change soon. Sending you some good luck.

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23 May 2012 - 5:32am
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Geez sorry. I know the feeling. Since December I have broken my arm twice, we've had our car crashed into while parked, and broke our washing machine while moving house.

The other day this couple turned up to pick up our old oven which I sold to them on ebay. The stingy bitches refused to pay the price they bid, and complained that there were marks on the side of the oven and assorted BS. It was a 10 year old oven! What do you expect, showroom condition? So they ended up squeezing $50 off the price because it wasn't locked up and I had to get rid of it. I hope Karma breaks it for them!

And to top it off my son has passed on a nasty eye infection to both me and my wife so I've got an angry case of conjunctivitis/pink-eye and everyone keeps looking at my like I'm a freak. I feel like the elephant man (I am not an animal!) So I'm wearing sunglasses everywhere, even indoors. I looked especially dodgy in the bank yesterday with my sunglasses on.

Don't let it get you down. You've got to keep thinking positive and smile once in a while!

CL-Ed, I can really sympathize with the conjunctivitis. I had a horrible case of that when my middle son graduated. I remember having it during his grad party, and I also wore my sunglasses the entire day: indoors and out. I ended up seeing two doctors and an eye doctor before finally finding something that worked. I haven't had it since (knock on wood!), but it is a miserable thing to go through. I hope you, and your wife, will find something that will work to make it go away and stay away!

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23 May 2012 - 4:59pm
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Its all good guys. I got everything fixed, just knocked everything a bit out of my schedule for doing stuff.

Thanks for the kind words and yes, I do try to keep positive, just sometimes you need that rant space, eh?

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23 May 2012 - 5:04pm
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Its all good guys. I got everything fixed, just knocked everything a bit out of my schedule for doing stuff.

Thanks for the kind words and yes, I do try to keep positive, just sometimes you need that rant space, eh?

OMGosh, I bitch, whine, and moan all the time! lol! Venting is a GOOD thing! Tongue

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