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Some luck never changes

by deadright

Consistent with my usual run of luck, I was laying out my gas-bag stuff and dropped my regulator/flow gauge and snapped off and broke my flow gauge. Since you cannot do the job correctly without it, now I have to go out hunting for one on Saturday.  More frigging expense out of money I don’t have.

If it was not for bad luck, I would have no luck at all. :)  <deep breath>

DR

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adastra 1/21/2012 - 12:55 am

or maybe it was divine intervention …..

deadright 1/21/2012 - 2:22 am

Hahaha. If everything went as planned and I lived through it with no brain damage, I would count that as one point for your side.
However, that was a good Got ya! 😉
As it is, it just sucks to be me. 🙂

lucy4 1/21/2012 - 2:30 am

Shit. The attempt failed. God obviously needs to torture you a little bit longer. You just haven’t suffered enough yet. I’m sorry.

Titanium69 1/21/2012 - 2:35 am

That is sad a bit humourous at the same time. Sorry to hear it. In Canada, the replacement is $100

Dawg 1/21/2012 - 2:43 am

there ya go DR – the Jackboot of Gawd stepping on your neck … but with mercy and good intentions of course 😉

seriously – i know what you’re feeling

best wishes

dawg

deadright 1/21/2012 - 10:31 am

Sorry Dawg, I little bit of anger, frustration and self pity is shining through the dirty window of life for me.
If I really work on it, maybe I can fit some self loathing in there before I go. 😉 DR

deadright 1/21/2012 - 10:55 am

Oh “F” it. It is cold outside, I am cold, a snow drift is in front of my garage door and I don’t feel like shoveling.
I overslept this morning, so I may as well go back to bed and pick up a flow gauge on Monday.
Procrastination is the spice of life and therefor reigns supreme. Actually, for me, it rains supreme. 🙂 DR

Aki 1/21/2012 - 3:04 am

Damn. I’d effing throw a hissy fit if that ever happened to me. More luck to ya.

molly woppit 1/21/2012 - 4:59 am

Dont do it its not meant to be obviously…

deadright 1/21/2012 - 10:10 am

Maybe you are right, it is not meant to be. At the end of the month, my landlord will throw me out because I cant pay the rent, I do not have the money to move to a cheaper place, my health and prescription insurance will be cancelled in 5 days, I have no money to buy oil to heat this place, I jury rigged my furnace to work from 5 gallon cans of Kerosine at the cost of $25 each, it is currently 49 degrees in my house, I am out of food and it is snowing so I have to shovel my sidewalk even though I have coronary heart disease.
So I guess that am meant to be homeless, lose all my possessions while being in my seventies and I am supposed to believe that someone, that is all powerful, loves me. Please explain that one again, I may have missed something. 😉

Dawg 1/21/2012 - 11:39 am

DR – if it’s any consolation – most states require a landlord to go through proper channels legally to evict a tenant and only after non-payment. I think that process can take up to 90 day if you just stay put … perhaps if you check your local laws to be sure what can and cannot be done.

I wish i could offer you something more “brilliant” but i’ve been feeling pretty drained of intelligent thoughts lately

dawg

deadright 1/21/2012 - 1:22 pm

Dawg; About 8 months ago, My landlord raised my rent, but I refused to pay (just the extra) unless he fixed a leak in the roof.
Surprisingly, the court found in his favor but ordered him to fix the roof and gave me notice that if I withhold rent at any time in the following year, I would be served with an immediate eviction notice. Sometimes you cant fight city hall, even when your heart is pure. 😉
The thing that bothers me the most is that I have a ton of personal belongings, from guns, cameras, big screen HDTV and many other toys I have gathered over the years when I was single and working a job with good pay, and now all that stuff can legally be put out on the sidewalk or attached with a mechanics lien by my landlord for money due. Either way I lose everything since I do not even have enough money to put my stuff in storage.
I had given some thought to just getting in my car, leaving everything and heading for a warmer climate, however if I had done that, I would have a slight impulse to continue living. That being the case, if I just left everything, when I got to where I was going, in finding another place to live, I would need good references from my old landlord. If I just walked out and left everything, I doubt that he would speak kindly of me, plus it would give him a way to track me down.
Sometimes I wish that I could just stop analyzing everything to death and planning for every contingency.
I could possibly have sold a lot of what I have, but then my constant companion, procrastination, has prevented me from accomplishing that. That is not the kind of companion that I need.
As much as I hate being nagged, at this time, a companion like we discussed, that nagged me a little to get off my ass might have killed two birds with one stone…keep me company and give me some incentive. Of course there is always the benefits of that third bird, 😉 but we will not get into that here. OK, time to take another short nap. DR

deadright 1/21/2012 - 1:29 pm

I hope you got the double entendre of “analyzing everything to death.” I intended to put a wink beside it. DR

Duke of Marmalade 1/21/2012 - 1:34 pm

Your landlord sounds like a jerk. Maybe we should make him an offer he cant refuse 😉

molly woppit 1/21/2012 - 1:43 pm

I dont believe in god… From an earlier comment i made your landlord sounds like a bastard i had no idea you are 70 i thought you were in you 20s for some reason.coronary problems and shovelling snow not good if i was thekid next door id do it for ya..sorry youre feeling so shitty….

Duke of Marmalade 1/21/2012 - 1:57 pm

I don’t believe in god either. I would shovel ur drive too, no one cares about anyone these days. In the uk there you read in the news all the time about pensioners being attacked, burgled and robbed. To think some of the fought and defended the country in war.

softsoul 1/21/2012 - 2:06 pm

As crappy as I feel all the time, I do believe that this benevolent force aka God, loves us very much and it’s not coincidence your flow regulator took a tumble-everything everyone does is known. I’ve experienced constant resistance to what I have been wanting for quite some time, and I”ve gone through a lot of whacked sh**. Good luck to you.

deadright 1/21/2012 - 4:19 pm

Thank you for your kind wishes…all of you. Speaking of nice people, for years when I was working, I would pay my neighbor to shovel my snow but at the end of last winter, I thanked him and told him that I did not have the income to pay him anymore and please discontinue his shoveling. Keep in mind I live on a corner lot so I have two sidewalks and a lot of snow.
I just got up from a short nap and looked outside and my neighbor had cleared my sidewalk, the path to my door, my porch and in front of my garage. Now that is the milk of human kindness.

If you should be correct about your deity, I would have to interpret His alleged actions in the last year or so as being more like skimmed soy-milk rather than the whole milk of human kindness. I guess that in these trying times all over the world, love is in short supply with The Deity and HE has to save the good stuff for people like the Pope. Hahaha. BTW, I did not sign up for a life of poverty and I want a refund.
Even in the very best of times, during my life, It has never been really great; only short periods of good mixed in with a ton of mediocre and a whole lot of emotional pain. Getting divorced 30+ years ago devastated me and then two years later when I thought that I had found my true sole-mate after all the pain I thought things were looking up finally. CANCER. Within a couple of weeks of getting a check up, cancer took her…or was it god? I get a little confused at this juncture. Since God never enters my mind unless someone else brings Him up, I never blame God for anything any more than I would blame Harry Potter or the Wizard of Oz.. For the people that understand the concept, life is made up of an accumulation of tolerances that drag the median way down below the center line. You can examine all the individual “parts” of your life and they all fit within the tolerances allowed for that part. It is assumed as in a manufacturing environment, that there are going to be “good” parts both a little bigger and a little smaller than what is needed. It is when all the parts of either your life (or your car) just happen to all fall on one side of the average line that things start to fall apart or break down. All my parts do not fit together properly as is probably the case with most of the “troubled” people on this list.
So that is my engineering side evaluating everything. As for my age, I truly think like I am in my late thirties, almost everyone I meet say I only look about 50, but my aches and pains say I am 85. Go figure!! If I could be sure I would not break every bone in my body, I would buy a bike and compete in the X-games, that looks like a blast. That is the way to get big air, rather than like me just eating beans. 🙂 Shit, Bob Seger had it right in his song “Like a Rock.” Boo Hoo, Drop kick me Jesus.

deadright 1/21/2012 - 4:19 pm

Thank you for your kind wishes…all of you. Speaking of nice people, for years when I was working, I would pay my neighbor to shovel my snow but at the end of last winter, I thanked him and told him that I did not have the income to pay him anymore and please discontinue his shoveling. Keep in mind I live on a corner lot so I have two sidewalks and a lot of snow.
I just got up from a short nap and looked outside and my neighbor had cleared my sidewalk, the path to my door, my porch and in front of my garage. Now that is the milk of human kindness.

If you should be correct about your deity, I would have to interpret His alleged actions in the last year or so as being more like skimmed soy-milk rather than the whole milk of human kindness. I guess that in these trying times all over the world, love is in short supply with The Deity and HE has to save the good stuff for people like the Pope. Hahaha. BTW, I did not sign up for a life of poverty and I want a refund.
Even in the very best of times, during my life, It has never been really great; only short periods of good mixed in with a ton of mediocre and a whole lot of emotional pain. Getting divorced 30+ years ago devastated me and then two years later when I thought that I had found my true sole-mate after all the pain I thought things were looking up finally. CANCER. Within a couple of weeks of getting a check up, cancer took her…or was it god? I get a little confused at this juncture. Since God never enters my mind unless someone else brings Him up, I never blame God for anything any more than I would blame Harry Potter or the Wizard of Oz.. For the people that understand the concept, life is made up of an accumulation of tolerances that drag the median way down below the center line. You can examine all the individual “parts” of your life and they all fit within the tolerances allowed for that part. It is assumed as in a manufacturing environment, that there are going to be “good” parts both a little bigger and a little smaller than what is needed. It is when all the parts of either your life (or your car) just happen to all fall on one side of the average line that things start to fall apart or break down. All my parts do not fit together properly as is probably the case with most of the “troubled” people on this list.
So that is my engineering side evaluating everything. As for my age, I truly think like I am in my late thirties, almost everyone I meet say I only look about 50, but my aches and pains say I am 85. Go figure!! If I could be sure I would not break every bone in my body, I would buy a bike and compete in the X-games, that looks like a blast. That is the way to get big air, rather than like me just eating beans. 🙂 Shit, Bob Seger had it right in his song “Like a Rock.” Boo Hoo, Drop kick me Jesus.

U.N. Owen 1/21/2012 - 6:56 pm

Pretty bad run of luck DR.

“It is when all the parts of either your life (or your car) just happen to all fall on one side of the average line that things start to fall apart or break down. All my parts do not fit together properly as is probably the case with most of the “troubled” people on this list.”

Perfect statement.
No matter what I do, adapt, change, etc.. life still manages to pop me with roundhouse kicks to the genitals and temple.

causeway 1/21/2012 - 6:58 pm

Well, deadright, thanks for one of the best comments I’ve ever read (at 4.19pm), anywhere, inside or outside of literature.

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