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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #950 on: March 15, 2018, 02:31:20 AM »
This is for yesterday, not today: using my new scooter and loving every second of it. Freedom!!! (well, as much as I'm able to have with my various physical limitations)


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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #951 on: March 16, 2018, 03:05:47 PM »
Listening to 7 - 13 year old girls giggle.  My daughter organized a gathering of her mates to paint ceramic pieces at a shop downtown.  They all painted their pieces and then walked home to our place to wait for their parents to pick them up.  They are playing a card game and being delightful grade eight girls.  Some of them I have known since they were 2.5 years old from daycare.  They are so tall and polite and beautiful.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #952 on: March 17, 2018, 04:12:32 AM »
DH being technical and handy. We bought some new lamps and within no-time he has changed the switches on the wall, hung up the ceiling lamps, connected them to wifi and programmed different scenes.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #953 on: March 18, 2018, 03:10:53 AM »
Discovering that you can rent a house or appartment in a nice outdoor place with an amazing view for very little money, in the north of Norway. This is what we plan to do after FIRE. We found out that we would save a lot compared to what we spend on our house, if we could have the money of our house in stocks.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #954 on: March 18, 2018, 03:25:03 PM »
Light rain this morning after months of none

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #955 on: April 18, 2018, 04:22:53 AM »
Sitting in the sun during my lunch break at work, for the first time this year. I managed to get a bit sunburned (not so good).

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #956 on: April 25, 2018, 12:16:52 PM »
Just feeling better after being under the weather for a few days.
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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #957 on: April 30, 2018, 12:25:02 PM »
Woke up at 5:30 am. Went to see some interesting early morning birds in their mating period. Driving back home from our cabin. During the drive spotting a moose and a falcon bird. Delivering old oven and stove halfway the driving trip. After that, buying a pair of needed new glives for 50% of price. Then visiting El Cheapo shop aong the route and found a lot of stuff that we needed for a cheap price. All in all a pretty effective day.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #958 on: May 02, 2018, 01:46:32 AM »
A game of peekaboo with so many giggles.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #959 on: May 03, 2018, 02:13:11 PM »
Happy dog greeting when we get home in the afternoon. The kids telling us about their day - and the news is good.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #960 on: May 03, 2018, 06:29:42 PM »
My dog is going to live awhile longer (this looked unlikely two days ago).

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #961 on: May 03, 2018, 06:45:28 PM »
I ran into coworkers and their baby after work.  Baby is like a grown up man with a man face and hair, and was awake and sweet. 

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #962 on: May 03, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »
My dog is going to live awhile longer (this looked unlikely two days ago).

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #963 on: May 04, 2018, 01:57:53 AM »
During 2018 I have had many episodes of memory loss, having a total blackout remembering words and sentences. Both during normal speech, but also when writing English (foreign language) and not having a clue how to spell words. This happened several times a day, several days a week. My MIL has a sort of dementia and her symptoms started out the same way. So I have been worried about myself becoming early dement. I have also been unable to multitask and can't remember anything anymore.

Yesterday I went to see my GP. I wanted him to investigate a little spot on my leg for a form of non-aggressive skin cancer that I have had before. And I wanted to talk about this memory loss issue. Based on my information and my answers to his questions and the fact that it has been a lot better for the last 2 weeks, he concluded that it could be situational and due to stress. It is not likely to be any form of dementia.

This has taken away a new portion of stress for me. My stress factors are now disappearing one by one. One big private stress factor left which can hopefully be eliminated after the summer.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #964 on: May 05, 2018, 12:13:52 AM »
Yesterday I went to see my GP. I wanted him to investigate a little spot on my leg for a form of non-aggressive skin cancer that I have had before. And I wanted to talk about this memory loss issue. Based on my information and my answers to his questions and the fact that it has been a lot better for the last 2 weeks, he concluded that it could be situational and due to stress. It is not likely to be any form of dementia.

This has taken away a new portion of stress for me.

I can imagine! That must be such a relief.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #965 on: July 15, 2018, 06:00:09 AM »
Made slight alterations to two dresses and now they are much more work appropriate. Pride in my (very amateur!) mending work has made my day today :-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #966 on: July 22, 2018, 12:21:58 PM »
A walk in the woods with the dogs and my husband. Both dogs are now too old for anything long or strenuous (and too big to carry - they're Great Danes). But the woods are twenty steps from our front door, and in two minutes we're into old growth. The dogs had a blast and got to come back in to water and rest when they tired. It's another reason to be glad we bought a large forest tract (preservation being the primary reason).

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #967 on: July 23, 2018, 12:57:49 AM »

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #968 on: July 23, 2018, 01:01:00 AM »
I brought brownies into the office and received much praise for my amazing baking skillz. They're just really easy brownies! But it's nice to feel appreciated :-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #969 on: August 06, 2018, 06:03:23 AM »
This video of a wild Canadian lynx and a photographer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HujyOjjpZY

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #970 on: August 06, 2018, 10:01:39 AM »
Yesterday I spent the morning/early afternoon playing 18 holes on my favorite course, on a beautiful day and with friends I have not seen in forever. To top it all off I shot the best round of my life coming at at 1-under par.   

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #971 on: August 06, 2018, 01:06:23 PM »
Awesome video, @JLee! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #972 on: August 08, 2018, 03:06:30 PM »
Seeing someone rise to a challenge. 

Three months ago our 12 year old son dropped his laptop and broke the screen.  This event was a _big deal_ in our family, as we don't buy lots of things for our kids, and suffice it to say he was devastated.  We didn't hurl blame, just let the emotions unfold and we hoped it would be a memorable lesson.  It goes without saying that we didn't offer to replace the laptop.

So this whole time DH and I did and said nothing, and the broken laptop was under DS's bed.  I had honestly forgotten about it.  Unbeknownst to us parents, DS had been researching whether you could replace a laptop screen.  Following a Youtube tutorial he found, DS took the broken laptop apart and played around with it.  Then he came to us, showed us the dismantled laptop, explained that he wanted to try replacing the screen, and asked if we would help him order a replacement screen online if he paid for it with his own money.  The replacement screen was $65, which is a lot of money for him --three months' allowance.  We ordered it for him, and it came in the mail today. 

Son just called me at work to say he replaced the screen by himself and the laptop is up and running.  He's very proud of himself.  I love his initiative and self reliance -- just awesome. 

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #973 on: August 08, 2018, 03:11:41 PM »
Seeing someone rise to a challenge. 

Three months ago our 12 year old son dropped his laptop and broke the screen.  This event was a _big deal_ in our family, as we don't buy lots of things for our kids, and suffice it to say he was devastated.  We didn't hurl blame, just let the emotions unfold and we hoped it would be a memorable lesson.  It goes without saying that we didn't offer to replace the laptop.

So this whole time DH and I did and said nothing, and the broken laptop was under DS's bed.  I had honestly forgotten about it.  Unbeknownst to us parents, DS had been researching whether you could replace a laptop screen.  Following a Youtube tutorial he found, DS took the broken laptop apart and played around with it.  Then he came to us, showed us the dismantled laptop, explained that he wanted to try replacing the screen, and asked if we would help him order a replacement screen online if he paid for it with his own money.  The replacement screen was $65, which is a lot of money for him --three months' allowance.  We ordered it for him, and it came in the mail today. 

Son just called me at work to say he replaced the screen by himself and the laptop is up and running.  He's very proud of himself.  I love his initiative and self reliance -- just awesome.



Reading this just made my day, how absolutely fantastic! Kudos to your son, and to you for raising him. :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #974 on: August 08, 2018, 10:39:54 PM »
Seeing someone rise to a challenge. 

Three months ago our 12 year old son dropped his laptop and broke the screen.  This event was a _big deal_ in our family, as we don't buy lots of things for our kids, and suffice it to say he was devastated.  We didn't hurl blame, just let the emotions unfold and we hoped it would be a memorable lesson.  It goes without saying that we didn't offer to replace the laptop.

So this whole time DH and I did and said nothing, and the broken laptop was under DS's bed.  I had honestly forgotten about it.  Unbeknownst to us parents, DS had been researching whether you could replace a laptop screen.  Following a Youtube tutorial he found, DS took the broken laptop apart and played around with it.  Then he came to us, showed us the dismantled laptop, explained that he wanted to try replacing the screen, and asked if we would help him order a replacement screen online if he paid for it with his own money.  The replacement screen was $65, which is a lot of money for him --three months' allowance.  We ordered it for him, and it came in the mail today. 

Son just called me at work to say he replaced the screen by himself and the laptop is up and running.  He's very proud of himself.  I love his initiative and self reliance -- just awesome.


Reading this just made my day, how absolutely fantastic! Kudos to your son, and to you for raising him. :)


That is a great story! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #975 on: August 16, 2018, 05:38:21 AM »
Seeing someone rise to a challenge. 

Three months ago our 12 year old son dropped his laptop and broke the screen.  This event was a _big deal_ in our family, as we don't buy lots of things for our kids, and suffice it to say he was devastated.  We didn't hurl blame, just let the emotions unfold and we hoped it would be a memorable lesson.  It goes without saying that we didn't offer to replace the laptop.

So this whole time DH and I did and said nothing, and the broken laptop was under DS's bed.  I had honestly forgotten about it.  Unbeknownst to us parents, DS had been researching whether you could replace a laptop screen.  Following a Youtube tutorial he found, DS took the broken laptop apart and played around with it.  Then he came to us, showed us the dismantled laptop, explained that he wanted to try replacing the screen, and asked if we would help him order a replacement screen online if he paid for it with his own money.  The replacement screen was $65, which is a lot of money for him --three months' allowance.  We ordered it for him, and it came in the mail today. 

Son just called me at work to say he replaced the screen by himself and the laptop is up and running.  He's very proud of himself.  I love his initiative and self reliance -- just awesome.


Reading this just made my day, how absolutely fantastic! Kudos to your son, and to you for raising him. :)


That is a great story! Thanks for sharing.

A great Mustachian kid. And he learned a new skill while doing it. Next time he can repair the neighbour's laptopscreen for some $$.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #976 on: August 16, 2018, 07:53:16 AM »
Seeing someone rise to a challenge. 

Three months ago our 12 year old son dropped his laptop and broke the screen.  This event was a _big deal_ in our family, as we don't buy lots of things for our kids, and suffice it to say he was devastated.  We didn't hurl blame, just let the emotions unfold and we hoped it would be a memorable lesson.  It goes without saying that we didn't offer to replace the laptop.

So this whole time DH and I did and said nothing, and the broken laptop was under DS's bed.  I had honestly forgotten about it.  Unbeknownst to us parents, DS had been researching whether you could replace a laptop screen.  Following a Youtube tutorial he found, DS took the broken laptop apart and played around with it.  Then he came to us, showed us the dismantled laptop, explained that he wanted to try replacing the screen, and asked if we would help him order a replacement screen online if he paid for it with his own money.  The replacement screen was $65, which is a lot of money for him --three months' allowance.  We ordered it for him, and it came in the mail today. 

Son just called me at work to say he replaced the screen by himself and the laptop is up and running.  He's very proud of himself.  I love his initiative and self reliance -- just awesome.

What a great kid! Well done :)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #977 on: August 16, 2018, 08:19:23 AM »
I went to the break room at work and found half a left-over cake that was left there for people to take a piece, which I did.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #978 on: August 16, 2018, 08:22:30 AM »
Congrats on the screen repair. I love witnessing that sense of accomplishment - whatever the challenge was.

Cheap thrill: watching our youngest zoom by on our ebike grinning like a madman last evening. 15 mph can be alot of fun.

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #979 on: Today at 05:36:25 AM »
I won a raffle at work! And shared the prizes with my team :-)

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Re: What made your day?
« Reply #980 on: Today at 08:07:01 AM »
My millennial is getting his own place next month.