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

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 in Uncategorized


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.

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03/07/2020 Marching into New Territory

Posted by on Mar 7, 2020 in Uncategorized

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.

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That First Week

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Uncategorized


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.

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2/22/2020 Limited Time…Limited Content

Posted by on Feb 23, 2020 in Uncategorized

Photo-Frenzy Focus.

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.

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02/08/2020 Slow but Steady Progress

Posted by on Feb 8, 2020 in Uncategorized

Discovering toys buried in the closet, box by box.


Life is hard, often harder than we expect. This is not a bad thing, but it’s the way it is. It’s good for human beings to acknowledge that. Our best laid plans are laid to waste, and sometimes circumstances work in our favor in ways we do not expect. Fortune and failure seem to have an ab and flow, and success is not the result of having ongoing fortune but rather, the ability to turn the failures into valuable experiences and continue to move in the direction one wants.

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Be Prepared for Inconvenience

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

Unexpected time at the mechanic

Life is full of surprises. Sometimes they are not convenient; that does not mean, however, that they are “bad”. Inconvenience can create opportunity. I had one such experience today, and I felt it worthwhile to share.

I went to the mechanic for an oil change that should have taken less than 90 minutes. While waiting, I was informed that I had a broken caliper on the driver’s side, and it was leaking break fluid, he took me to the garage and showed it to me.

This was not convenient.

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