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Thursday, March 3, 2011
Old Sayings That I Have Used Today..........
We all have old sayings that sometimes come into play. Some that I thought of today are "You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't". I wouldn't say I was damned, but I certainly was darned today. Another one that comes to mind is "Some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue" Let's not forget "Some days you eat the bear-some days, the bear eats you". Or how about "Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield.". It seems as if Murphy's Law is alive and well here in West Texas. I started on my storage unit today. First thing I did was sweep it out and had intended to use my leaf blower to finish cleaning it out. This is the same leaf blower I used last week and had no problem with. Today, it decided not to start. After about 100 pulls on the starter rope, I called my friend who is in the lawn mowing business. He said he tried to start his yesterday, and after it failed to start, threw it up against the fence. I then went next door to my neighbors house and asked to borrow his. He said he it had just come from the shop, and yes, I could borrow it. We gassed it up and pulled his rope about 100 times. No luck. I then walked across the street to my dear Mary's house. She has two leaf blowers that look brand-new Took the gasoline one home, filled it with fuel mix, and gave it 100 pulls. Same result. Took the gasoline one back to Mary, and borrowed her electric leaf blower. Got back to my storage unit, connected two 100 foot extension cords and found a friendly outlet where I could "borrow" some electricity. Finally got the unit blown out. What are the odds that four different leaf blowers would not start? Oh well. I'm off to the wood pallet store to try and find 10 more pallets to build up the floor in my storage unit. I had rented the same unit 10 years prior. Even though it's an excellent deal, water has a way of inundating the floor when it rains. The amount of dust I cleaned out of this unit reminds me of one more old saying. 'Some Days Are Diamonds--- Some Days are Dust". So far, this day has been pretty dusty. But I have my hopes up high, looking for a diamond.
I have used a few other sayings today, such as "All's Well That Ends Well ". I could get on a real roll here. Let's see," It all comes to he that waits". " If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right". I called all around town today to find some pallets. No such luck. About 4 miles from where I live is a pallet re-manufacturing plant. In the 23 years that I've lived here, I never had the opportunity to stop there. So today, as a last resort, I stopped and asked did they have any pallets to sell or give away. I told him I didn't need brand-new ones because they are going on the floor of my storage unit. What a bunch of nice people. They showed me a pile of pretty darn good pallets and told me to take just as many as I needed. While I was looking at them, the forklift driver came and offered to help me load them in my truck. I really do appreciate it and it reminds me of one more old saying. " It never hurts to ask". Or," You have not because you ask not". I feel like I'm on the right track, now. Tomorrow I will patch up my holey walls, then start the process of moving my extravagant amount of furniture out of my house. One more step in the right direction. Michael