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04/04/2020.Entering Q2 with Hope and Direction

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Let’s knock this out. First, I already noted that I’ve been unable to post during the week as anticipate; however, I hope hat as I get used to my new rhythms, I can remedy that. Second, I could use prayer. Between financial fears, ongoing exhaustion, and a daily dose of anxiety, I need prayer. I’ve personally sent up some prayers of which I’m not entirely proud, but I was at a loss more than once. If you are reading this, please pray. And here’s some more for those interested. My life right now: work, faith, and...

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03/28/2020. Life, Stuff, and COVID-19

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03/28/2020. Life, Stuff, and COVID-19

YUP. Well, we are almost through the month of March and now into the first days of spring. Rain is falling, and many folks in America are working remotely in self-quarantine (or family quarantine), just trying to get through the odd reality in which we live. It’s bad, no doubt; but, It’s not all bad. Frankly, it seems to me that most people are in contact with their loved ones more during the present than they have been in years. I myself have done this. Granted, I am one of the few essential employees who still leaves my home...

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03/21/2020 Another End to Another Week

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03/21/2020 Another End to Another Week

Swag? Nah. So, despite early intentions, I have no post for 3/14 or midweek. I’m learning that the responsibilities and needs related to my new job at G.Fedale Roofing and Siding, in conjunction with my maintaining a flow of income in EBay are requiring a bit more time, effort, and energy than I originally anticipated. Plus, I am trying to be more mindful of spending quality time with Jam and Landon as we make this shift, which also requires concerted choices. But this is all good. It’s good to put one’s attention into their family,...

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Displays March 2020

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Displays March 2020

  2020 GOALS ARE GO! I have changed displays for the month of March, and once again we have multiple play patterns, brands, and scales on Display!!! Check ’em out! Left Shelf : Star Wars Tins or each film in the six-film Lucasfilm Saga with beautiful art, each filled with figures and accessories from their respective films. I intend to let Landon open one after he sees each film, but I’ll most definitely be starting with Episode IV.  Left Bookshelf : One of Lego’s greatest releases, 10193 Castle Medieval Market Village. I...

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03/07/2020 Marching into New Territory

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The face I think I am making all the time. This week I began a new job. My Emotions have been all over the map. Plus, Landon has a cold which meant that yesterday I began showing signs of a cold. And of course, there’s the standard stressors of day-to-day finances, the eBay store, and general life matters to which I must attend. It’s been a week. Yes. A week. One full of self doubt and uncertainty of both feeling excited and overwhelmed. I work for a good company; I just want to do right by them. And in the beginning, it can feel impossible....

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That First Week

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#thoughtlife The first week of a new job is always going to be tough. I don’t know if there are exceptions to this rule. It was the truth at every job I can remember, with one exception of my first job out of college at a call center for an insurance company. That first week was not difficult, But pretty much every week after that was brutal. I say this because I need to hear it. I need to remind myself. You may need it also. Any new venture you enter where and you are playing in a brand new sandbox is going to be full of challenges and feel...

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02/29/2020 HAPPY LEAP DAY

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So much to say. So little fuel in the tank. But I figure LEAP DAY only happens every 4 years, so I had better deliver. Huge month in THE EBAY STORE, thanks to a lift from 500 free listings. I feel like that deal comes 3-4 times a year, and I was able to benefit greatly from it in February. I’m really grateful that the bay does those from time to time. Due to my listing about 400 items online last weekend, I had Lord of the Rings Extended Edition playing in the background. It is the greatest motion picture trilogy of all time, and...

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2/22/2020 Limited Time…Limited Content

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2/22/2020 Limited Time…Limited Content

This week, I received 500 free listings from Thursday to Sunday. As many of you know, I don’t do eBay work on Sunday, so I was on a full hustle for the last 36 hours. Needless to say, I listed a fair amount—not everything in my inventory but a very fair amount of it. My wife was a saint, creating an environment for me all day to work and strive and push and list and repeat from 9 AM until midnight with maybe 2 hours off the clock. There’s no way I’ll sell it all, but I have sold plenty and will continue to do so, no...

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DISCOVERIES : Brand loyalty

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DISCOVERIES : Brand loyalty

The below post is part of an ongoing series I’ll be doing in 2020 entitled, DISCOVERIES, which will feature unfinished or not-posted content found in my Draft Archives during a review conducted in January 2020. The present post contains the original content, edited lightly for publication.    Here’s a lesson and brand loyalty. If you have a brand that you’ve been using for a long time, support it. If you go to the store to get replacement parts, and it’s unavailable, please don’t just go for the next brand. It will backfire, and you...

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2/15/2020 Truth Be Told

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Life is going to be harder than you can possibly imagine. The hard roads always feel the longest. Day-in, Day-out we struggle. We toil. We grind. It never feels like it’s enough, not for the things we really want. We endure our weeks by interspersing our struggles with numbing trivialities or moments of pleasure. If we are lucky, we experience goodness, truth, and beauty; but in our culture, we must make an effort to do so. It’s not often trending on Youtube or recommended on Amazon Prime ; it’s not a category on Netflix and...

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