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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Thu May 24, 2012 9:21 pm

yay Tink!! I bet it's quiet now! Enjoy it!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby TinkerMom » Fri May 25, 2012 10:50 pm

Oh yes!! It's been uber quiet!!
I actually have cereal and milk last longer than 2 days!!
I don't have to cook an entire flock of chickens, I can have just a leg or both!!
I don't have to cook an entire cow, Just A steak!!
All my tools will be put away nicely, where I can find them, and not in the flower bed or the pool!!

The list goes on............. I am so happy!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Fri May 25, 2012 11:55 pm

Yay, Tinkermom!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Jax Dee » Sun May 27, 2012 1:53 am

TinkerMom wrote:Oh yes!! It's been uber quiet!!
I actually have cereal and milk last longer than 2 days!!
I don't have to cook an entire flock of chickens, I can have just a leg or both!!
I don't have to cook an entire cow, Just A steak!!
All my tools will be put away nicely, where I can find them, and not in the flower bed or the pool!!

The list goes on............. I am so happy!!


...the pool...I laughed so hard. My family is actually barred from the kitchen. Seriously. Don't "help" me with the dishes. I'll never find them again...
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby piehole » Sun May 27, 2012 10:28 pm

I bet that's how my mom felt when I finally moved out!

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Fufa » Sun May 27, 2012 10:44 pm

Just came home from a family wedding on the West coast, on a small island off of Vancouver Island. The place had a "free store"! It reminded me so much of BRC and the boutiques people set up there. It was like a huge self-sustaining thrift shop, but everything free for the taking if you wanted/needed it. Mr. Fufa found a pair of shorts exactly his size, after he left his at home and the weather was sweltering. The place is run entirely off of donations, and sometimes they have so much stuff they need to forward the extra to the Salvation Army. I wish these places were more common.

The odd thing was (and a good thing too) that even though we could have walked off with armfuls of stuff...we didn't. A pair of shorts, 2 gorgeous sarongs, a shrink wrapped never been opened Windows 3.1 OS pack and a book on bracelet making between 4 people. We felt bad about taking something just because we could. We truly only took what we really wanted and would have a use for. It was amazing.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon May 28, 2012 7:18 am

(((Fufa))) I am happy to see you!!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby ygmir » Mon May 28, 2012 8:59 am

in a strange (or not) way, Fufa, that sort of brings a tear to my eye.........

what a great thing! Thanks so much for sharing it.

yeah, it would be great if that could exist elsewhere, without people getting greedy and stripping the place in 10 minutes.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon May 28, 2012 10:18 am

I suspect that Fufa was visiting a small community where people know each other, and have a certain moral pull on each other. People act better because they know who they are ripping off, or who will have to clean their messes, and people who do get out of line aren't likely to be able to hid it for long. There used to be something similar in Albany Village, which was married grad student housing at University of California in Berkeley. I had a friend who lived there 25 years ago. And it was small, interconnected, maybe everyone had children. There were a lot of children, at any rate, and a lot of mutual baby-sitting. Even though it was in the middle of a conurbation of some millions, there was enough mutual assistance to give it a very different feel.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Fufa » Mon May 28, 2012 10:36 am

Oh yes, it is an island with a very small population, but also a tourist hot spot. The population triples each summer. Apparently they get a big chunk of donations from the Americans with summer homes that clean out their properties every spring and buy new stuff. So this place does surprisingly well for a place where most people there are visitors. We actually felt a little guilty taking stuff without leaving anything in return, so Mr. Fufa made a cash donation.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Bin Noddin » Tue May 29, 2012 9:18 pm

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What is happy? She's been my mother-in-law since April, 1974 and I just met her for the first time two weeks ago. My 30 year old son finally met his 94 year old grandmother. Oh, yes we were happy. Still happy. She looked at my palm and said "you're a good man, but you'll never have money." She looked at my son's palm and said "much better! take care of your father."
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby wh..sh » Tue May 29, 2012 9:34 pm

Aww bin, she has beautiful hands!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby knowmad » Tue May 29, 2012 10:00 pm

Fufa wrote:Just came home from a family wedding on the West coast, on a small island off of Vancouver Island. ...


Sounds like Sointula, BC, on Markom(?) Island near port McNiell. part of a group/network of community enclaves that stretched all through out Puget Sound; in Canada and Washington state, during the height of the Union Wars these were Havens for syndicated-unionist and is how my state became known as "the Soviet of Washington."
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Fufa » Tue May 29, 2012 10:39 pm

knowmad wrote:
Fufa wrote:Just came home from a family wedding on the West coast, on a small island off of Vancouver Island. ...


Sounds like Sointula, BC, on Malcolm Island near port McNiell. part of a group/network of community enclaves that stretched all through out Puget Sound; in Canada and Washington state, during the height of the Union Wars these were Havens for syndicated-unionist and is how my state became known as "the Soviet of Washington."
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Actually it was Hornby Island. Denman Island beside it apparently also has a free store.

Though funny you mention Sointula. My family is from Port McNeill! I know the area well, though never actually been to Sointula. Always got off the ferry the stop before on Cormorant Island where my grandfather lived.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby knowmad » Tue May 29, 2012 11:03 pm

Fufa wrote: ...Malcom...

Actually it was Hornby Island. Denman Island beside it apparently also has a free store.

Though funny you mention Sointula. My family is from Port McNeill! I know the area well, though never actually been to Sointula. Always got off the ferry the stop before on Cormorant Island where my grandfather lived.


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Bellingham WA is still a haven, free stores, work/trade is common enough that it messes with tax projections for those counties.

I remember being up there when I was a teen, at a park(island reserve) called God's Pocket. I was on the water in a kiak when a Orca Pod broke surface around me. the water was like glass and I could see hundreds of feet into the water. Then beaching on Malcom Is, and meeting the people there. I felt like a honored guest, first by sutch a moving yet tranquil experiance, and then by the warm and genuine comunity we met. God's Pocket indeed!!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed May 30, 2012 10:00 am

I learned a new word in Japanese: kimochii!
It means "happy" or "good feeling".
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Wed May 30, 2012 7:29 pm

I.am.happy! I started Vit. D therapy today. 50,000 IU's or 1.25 mg of vit. d, once a week for 8 weeks so far! My deficiency was kinda bad. I had a symptoms like muscle weakness, fatigue, and cognitive issues. I'm so happeeeee that I'll be feeling better soon and really be ready for the playa! Thank God for my rheumatologist!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby lucky420 » Thu May 31, 2012 6:59 am

yay for ma!! We really don't want you draggin ass on the playa :lol: See you in a couple of months
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Foxfur » Thu May 31, 2012 7:24 am

I am so happy that I got involved in the Portland, oregon burner community last year.
I've been getting so much word-of-mouth referrals for locksmithing, carpentry, plumbing, electrical and electronics repair, home theater installs, and now RV maintenance jobs. If this keeps up I may not have to go back to the default employment sector.
I even met a couple guys in the movie special FX / pyrotechnics business in the Portland area who are, surprise, burners.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby lucky420 » Thu May 31, 2012 7:59 am

ah that's sweet foxfur. Glad things are going so well for you.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby maryanimal » Thu May 31, 2012 12:18 pm

What great news foxyfurpants! Good thing come to good people like you!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu May 31, 2012 1:01 pm

I am reluctant to share how much happiness and love I have been experiencing, for fear of jinxing it. :)
So I will just stick with an old-fashioned WHOO-HOO!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby lucky420 » Thu May 31, 2012 1:02 pm

well WOO-HOO back at ya UD!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Savannah » Thu May 31, 2012 1:07 pm

This is a great page in this thread; that's all I have to say!
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Foxfur » Thu May 31, 2012 8:01 pm

So happy for you Dougly! Love is a many splendored thing :D
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:45 am

We went out last night for dinner. She said she wanted to visit a place that I soon determined (despite her horrible pronunciation) was Harbor Freight. I said "wow, you really are a tomboy." She said, "no, I want to pick up this special soaker hose for my garden." We also cruised for a rototiller (another pronunciation challenge!). Then ramen and some blue moon beer, and lots of intimate conversation. Really getting to know this wench. Hope this one turns out all right. It's not complicated. We dig each other and there's nothing to get between us.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Bin Noddin » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:37 am

'Tis sweet of you, Dougly, to help her with her ARRRRRRRRRRRs. Much happiness.
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Foxfur » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:45 pm

Happiness is a new distributor.
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At 188,000 miles the original clutch is still going...
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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby Drawingablank » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:02 pm

Good Luck UD - Glad to hear you are happy, but in my experience there is nothing involving women that is not complicated.

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Re: Time for a Happy Thread

Postby ygmir » Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:18 pm

Foxfur wrote:Happiness is a new distributor.
2012-06-01 Nissan Distributor Replacement 3.jpg

At 188,000 miles the original clutch is still going...


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