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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
Funny old life. by perfectbitch on 17 August 2006 2:12am
So there I was this morning, thoroughly pissed off and worried about how I was going to be able to afford to keep travelling back and forth to visit my ailing mother without using too much on my credit card, had a few harsh words with my sister and stubbed my toe. I threw myself into throwing out rubbish that my previous lodger had left behind and noticed that the plastic bag that appeared to contain paper items was very heavy. I was curious and at the bottom of the bag was a smaller plastic bag. I pulled it out to discover that it was full of loose change. I started to count it and remembered that I had a large pot of copper change and so I gathered it up and sat at the kitchen table and counted it and bagged it up to take to the bank tomorrow. There was over £35 and and old pre-decimal one penny. "Great!" I mused, "That'll pay for the fuel for the drive. Must be a lucky penny."

A couple of hours later, I had a phone call about the room and arranged for a viewing this evening. He was a pleasant man from South Africa and is moving in tomorrow. Immediate financial problems vanish in a puff of smoke. : ).

Sister then calls to apologise!!!! (Never done that before). Really could be a lucky penny eh?

Also, i realised that since I have been letting rooms out, I have had people from, Australia (2), New Zealand, Holland, Korea (2)and now from South Africa. It seems that until I can save enough to do a big trip, the world is coming to me! (Ooh - that's a little Polyannaish I know)

Re: Funny old life. by pandab on 17 August 2006 2:22am
It's not Pollyanna-ish at all, Linz! It sounds like you found the silver lining in your cloud. I'm happy for you!

Re: Funny old life. by kazzzz on 17 August 2006 2:31am
Nice one Linz :) They do say good things come in threes!
Re: Funny old life. by fairygirl48 on 17 August 2006 6:27pm
I get the feeling you're right...the past few days have been ace! I got all the classes I wanted this semester, got to spend the day with one of my best friends, and stumbled across a signed copy of Full Circle that I'm ordering today. :)
Re: Funny old life. by tucsonmike on 17 August 2006 7:30pm
No that is great Linz. Never knock it when things are in your favor. LOL!
Re: Funny old life. by fairygirl48 on 17 August 2006 9:50pm
Agreed. It's not Pollyanna-ish, it's great, Linz. Hope the reign of the lucky penny continues.

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