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Old 05-11-2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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yesterday was a bad day for me. i had a tough time at work. busted my hump and got little done. monday is not going to be any better, dealing with this same problem. this stuff makes me mentally and physically ill.

so i get home. and i decide to mow my law, to get my mind off of work.
my 1yr and 1 month old craftsman lawn mower, that has worked perfectly, decided to not start. 1 1/2 hrs messing with it, nothing ,

so i go in, shower. eat a pizza bread. fire up my home theater to watch TAKEN 2.
about 15 mins into the movie = the blu-ray locks up. and i could not bypass the bad section.


bad luck day for me.



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We have all had those days. A broken lawnmower and blu-ray have got to be better than falling off a ladder or a table saw injury. Tomorrow will be better.

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not sure what it was yesterday, I felt I also had a bad day with various problems to work through. All came out well, except I still need to put my table saw back together and it is a real pain.
Others I talked to also felt it was a crummy day .
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Don't sound like much fun!
However - doesn't sound like you got stitches, broken bones , a surprise
visit from the "IRS"....
(I hope the pizza bread was good!!)
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a table saw injury.
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I still need to put my table saw back together and it is a real pain.
be extra careful ..... I always heard that bad things come in three, lawn mower, blu-ray and .....
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If things happen in threes I got one more to go. Yesterday, the lawnmower got a stick hung in the drive belts, made the lower one jump the pulley and under the top one, two hours later got it back together. Went to fire up the old grill and the lid fell off and we just bought new insides, I am afraid to see what is next.

On the bright side my wife's doctor told her she didn't have bone cancer.
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well the good news about your wife definitely trumps all the bad ...... CONGRATULATIONS!
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funfool hands Fix'n it a cold beverage and sits down and glares at the table saw.
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Speaking of a "bad day" -
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excellent one! I thought this one was cute (especially if you grew up with the Bat Man)
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I hope next week is much better for you Fix'n it. Just keep telling yourself, "things will get better". But don't say it out loud or you'll jinx it... .

Rossi, that is a great video. I like happy endings!

Jim, your wonderful news made my day! I'm so happy for you and Judy.

Here's a story for you Fix'n it...

Two Traveling Angels Story

Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family.
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room.
Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied, "Things aren't always what they seem."

The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.
Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in the field.
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel, "How could you have let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him.
The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and you let the cow die."

"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.
"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was gold stored in that hole in the wall.
Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."
"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death came for his wife.
I gave him the cow instead. Things aren't always what they seem."

Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out the way they should.
If you have faith, you need to trust that the outcome has a purpose.
You just might not know it until some time later...
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As long as it is just the one blu-ray, I would write it up to a bad disc. As for the mower, did you check for gas, change out the plug with a good one, check for a bad wire for the plug, etc.. Things do not stop working, without a warning.
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Went to fire up the old grill and the lid fell off and we just bought new insides, I am afraid to see what is next.
I just spent $100 on the insides for my 3yr old grill. The parts hasn't even arrived yet. I hope this isn't a sign!
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I just spent $100 on the insides for my 3yr old grill. The parts hasn't even arrived yet. I hope this isn't a sign!
I stopped fixing ours, because that was about what I spent every couple of years. The wife wants to get one of the Weber Q series, to replace our ten year old Fiesta, that still has a solid frame and box to it.
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I got three years out of mine. Extremely heavy use year round (I love grilling), and pretty much entirely exposed to the Florida elements. I thought I got my money's worth out of it. Everything but the parts I ordered seems to be in great condition still. If I get another three years out of the new parts I'll be happy. I also probably could've saved $20 or so but I decided to go ahead and order replacement heat shields for all four including the two that aren't horrible.

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