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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
What a week this has been.
Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 7:47 PM
Friday morning I turned on my computer and the monitor picture started shrinking. Then it went completely blank. So I figured it was time to get a new one. That afternoon a package arrives containing my 1/32 scale F-105D. When I opened the shipping box (a big one at that), the kit box looked like an elephant had stepped on one corner. [:0] I opened it and found a lot of plastic confetti. I called the company I had ordered it from and was told to return it and they would send me a replacement.

Saturday, the wife and daughter go shopping for baby clothing. I was getting ready to go shopping for a new monitor when the wife calls and informs me someone had hit her Jeep when it was parked at the mall. Thinking it was a small dent or scratch I head over to the mall to look at it. When I get there the police and mall security are around her and the Jeep. The left rear quarter panel, left rear door and drivers side door all caved in, windows broken and rear fender shoved against the rear tire, which is flat. I asked who hit the Jeep and was told there were no witness to the accident. Angry [:(!]

Sunday, working on a model in my hide a way, I hear the wife calling me. I go into the kitchen and she informs me the sink is leaking. I tell her to get it to stop, just dont use it. I go back to finish up what I was doing and then go back and tighten the nut to the sink drain. By now the wife isn't talking to me and I have to fix my own dinner. Disapprove [V]

Monday, the wife informs me she is using my truck to go to work, leaving me with no transporation. I call the insurance company and am told I am authorized a rental car. Approve [^] That afternoon they deliver a 2004 red Mustang convertible. Trying to figure out which was more important, a new monitor or getting the F-105 shipped off, I headed off to the post office. They were closed due to an electrical failure. Angry [:(!]

This morning, the wife says she likes the Mustang better than my 1999 Silverado 1500 and is driving it to work from now on. I go to the post office and ship off the F--105, buy a new monitor and finally something good is happening. Smile [:)]

This afternoon, the insurance tells me it will cost $3,800 to fix the Jeep. Of that, I have to pay $250.00. It is only a little over a year old.

Please don't let the rest of the week be like the last five days.Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]Dead [xx(]

Berny

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 7:52 PM
berny13

It can only get better. On the plus side, someone is having a worse time than you
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 7:55 PM
I feel yer pain! Bad things do seem to come in waves. Hang in there. There's a light at the end of the tunnel(that is if budget cuts haven't turned it off).
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Posted by tigerman on Tuesday, September 9, 2003 8:28 PM
Sorry that it's been a rough one for you Berny, I'm sure things will get better now. At least no one got hurt in your Jeep. Smile [:)] Sled71 said it best, someone out there has it worse than you or I and sadly that's a reminder of things aren't always as bad as they seem. Hang in there. Wink [;)]

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 Eric 

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:25 AM
Indeed things seems like they can only get better! Courage!
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Posted by J-Hulk on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 5:21 AM
Yikes, Berny! That was a rough 5 days!
What's that saying..."What doesn't kill us makes us stronger"?

Consider yourself strengthened!
~Brian
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 5:22 AM
I had a week like that a few months back, the guys are right. It can only get better!
Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone and some of us know how you feel.

A long time from now, you will laugh about it. I promise.
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by styrene on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 6:11 AM
Berny,
Longsuffering produces character. Hang in there; it will get better....
Gip Winecoff

1882: "God is dead"--F. Nietzsche

1900: "Nietzsche is dead"--God

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Posted by erush on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 7:46 AM
Berny I feel for you but be glad in the fact that my week was indeed worse than yours. I'm not going to go into it here but I 'd have loved to have had a week like yours Tongue [:P].

Hang in there, it will get better. I"m hangin'.

Eric
Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 9:03 AM
I feel your pain, Berny. Just remember, without weeks like that, the good ones wouldn't seem so good anymore.

demono69
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Posted by berny13 on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:10 AM
Thanks for the uplift guys. I was notified by my insurance company today that they found the person responsible for the Jeep accident. A 17 year old boy used his mothers SUV (He had his drivers licance suspended at the time of the accident). He tried to hide the damage from his mother and she found the damaged SUV Monday. She reported it and it wasn't long before the police added things up. The boy will go before the Judge today. Her insurance will pay 100% of the costs.

Now if only I could get the F-105 delivered to me soon.

Berny

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Posted by therriman on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:11 AM
Berny, been there done that. I feel your pain and hope your doing better now.

It can only get better from here on.
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:13 AM
Hey Bernie, look on the bright side.
You can afford a computer and a hobby that can get expensive, your Jeep is insured, the sink was an easy fix and there is power at your house.Smile [:)]
Most important, your family was in the mall not the Jeep.
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Posted by therriman on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:17 AM
We posted at the same time. Glad they found out who hit your jeep. Figures, it would be a kid who hit and ran. I learned when I was a teenager. Parents always find out!!!
Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:57 AM
I was just about to say what Derek did ...
Remember the glass is half full, not half empty.
Cheers!
Bruce
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Posted by cnstrwkr on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 2:17 PM
So Berny, when do you think the wife will be asking for a NEW red Mustang convertible of her own?? Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
Tommy difficult things take time...the impossible, a little longer!
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Posted by berny13 on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 3:28 PM
I don't think so Tommy. She likes her Jeep. We can get all six Grandmunsters in it at the same time. I don't think she could do that with a Mustang. She is already complaining that the Mustang is too small.

Berny

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 4:05 PM
I kind of agree with George Carlin-"The glass is too damn big"

I get those weeks too, berny
Here's to better days ahead!Smile [:)]
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Posted by tigerman on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 10:55 PM
See Berny, things are looking up already. Smile [:)] I hope that silly 17 year old punk gets a lesson he'll never forget. Evil [}:)] I feel sorry for his parents. At least the owners had insurance, unlike the jerk who hit me recently. Disapprove [V]

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Posted by Keyworth on Wednesday, September 10, 2003 11:24 PM
Berny, I started to say that adversity makes you stronger, but it looks like things went your way in the end. I wouldn't recommend that type of object lesson every week, though.Black Eye [B)]Sad [:(]

Things could be worse. It could happen to me!!!Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by wildwilliam on Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:08 AM
Berny,
it's time's like this i think "better you than me" Smile [:)]
no actually i (try to) think "thank God nothing really bad happened".

i know it's cold comfort, but material things can be replaced.
when i was a college student and had an off road (one car)accident on a patch of ice, i mustered up my courage to report this to Dad. his response:
"are you ok" (other than nerves, yes)
"was anyone else involved or hurt" (thankfully no)
"how's the car" (not so good)
to which he responded cheerfully "well, if you can still drive it, bring it down to the store and i'll take a look at it"

i could never understand afterward why i had been so surprised at his reaction. ever since, i have tried to apply the same kind of criteria (sometimes it is HARD!)
but as a wise person once said
"Don't sweat the little (stuff). And it's ALL little (stuff)" Wink [;)]

someday you'll look back on this and laugh.
hope it's soon. Big Smile [:D]

just avoid that deadly tactical mistake:
saying a) "well what else could possibly go wrong?"
or b) "things couldn't possibly get worse"
never tempt 'fate'.

good luck, Berny.
sounds like the wheel has already started to turn.
you'll be back on top in no time.

ed.
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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:34 AM
I just read in todays newspaper where a 17 year old kid, involved in a hit and run, had his two year probation revoked plus an additional four years added on. He was fined $500 plus 1,500 hours of community service. He will not be allowed to get his drivers license until he is twenty one. I wonder if it is the same kid that hit the Jeep?

Berny

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TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

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Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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Posted by wildwilliam on Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:37 AM
justice is rarely that swift.
but we can hope.
:-)
ed.
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Posted by therriman on Thursday, September 11, 2003 6:35 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by berny13

I just read in todays newspaper where a 17 year old kid, involved in a hit and run, had his two year probation revoked plus an additional four years added on. He was fined $500 plus 1,500 hours of community service. He will not be allowed to get his drivers license until he is twenty one. I wonder if it is the same kid that hit the Jeep?


Gee, Ya think???Evil [}:)]

Sounds like he got what he deserves. Dollars to donuts he's driving again SOON.Sad [:(]

Everyonce in a while around here you read about somebody who's had problems with their drivers license since they were teenagers. They usually wind up killing somebody and sometimes themselves. And a records check will find that they hadn't had a valid license in______ (insert double digit # here) years. Sad, so Sad.Sad [:(]

Tim H. "If your alone and you meet a Zero, run like hell. Your outnumbered" Capt Joe Foss, Guadalcanal 1942 Real Trucks have 18 wheels. Anything less is just a Toy! I am in shape. Hey, Round is a shape! Reality is a concept not yet proven.
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Posted by Keyworth on Thursday, September 11, 2003 8:12 PM
Berny, I should have kept my big mouth shut! Eight Ball [8] I logged off shortly after posting my earlier message. When I got online again, my computer had been infected by a variant of both the Blaster worm and the SoBig worm as well. Three days later, after a five hour tech consult on the phone, I debugged my computer, upgraded all the patches and programming additions, and as I was closing out, someone tried to slip a Trojan Horse bug into my system. I'll never say another smart*** thing about someone else's misfortunes againSmile [:)]
I know what happens when you do that! Black Eye [B)]Black Eye [B)]Black Eye [B)] Dead [xx(]
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Posted by berny13 on Friday, September 12, 2003 10:04 AM
Keyworth. I hope my bad luck didn't transfer to you. You are not the only one having computer problems. The base pharmacy was down yesterday due to a conputer virus.

That is why I update my virus program weekly. I also have a firewall installed on my system. There are a lot of sick people out there that think it is funny to cause systems worldwide to shut down.

I sure hope your system is up and running OK now.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

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TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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Posted by qmiester on Friday, September 12, 2003 10:05 PM
The bright side is that you and yours are in one piece and in good health.
Just remember:
A. Murphy's First Law of Combat - S**t happens
B. Your mother told you there would be days (or weeks) like this - she just didn't tell you there would be so darned many of them so darned close together
C. Cheer up, things could be worse - so you cheer up and things do get worse.
Quincy
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