Well, after two years I have found the antique business is both fun and sometimes stressful. People are starting to get to know out store so it appears to be busier on a more consistent basis. People are seeming to enjoy the store now with lots of stock - more than ever before - so that helps. I like talking to people about what they collect and I like it when people bring in things for me to see. If I won a million dollars I'm sure I'd quit my day job and do this full-time.
Sure, summer has it's downside like bugs and shit but they are just doing the evolutionary duty you know, keeping us humans in check by occasionally killing us with diseases like encephalitis and all that. Anyway, I live in a temperate climate where the winters are long and cold so I love summer - especially the warm days and the cool nights. I love being outside on my deck and looking at the sun set without getting frostbite. I love being able to go fishing or for a hike in the woods. I love being able to take photos of nature and its wonders.
Summer is good - don't let anyone tell you otherwise!
Up here in the Northwest region of the Province of Ontario, winter is a part of life but given it is almost mid-March, it is depressing to see very little indication that the first day of Spring is 5 days away. There is still almost 4 feet of snow on the ground and the temp overnight dropped to -18C - not much melting occurs under those conditions.
For all those who may read this who live in a climate where it is warm or starting to get warm, please send some of those weather patterns this way please...I would be eternally grateful.
Well the transmission is going on my 1998 GMC Sierra and the brake release button just broke on Monday. It also needs new brakes and the gas gauge doesn't work. The windshield has a two foot long crack in it and my inside door handle on the driver side door has been broken for over a year. This means I have to roll down the window to open the door with the outside handle. After a whole Canadian winter doing this, I have finally had it!
The transmission issue is forcing my hand. So I decided to buy a new truck, and yes I mean a new 2011. I have decided on a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab SLT with the "Outdoorsman Package". That means it has a few extras. The thing I like about this truck are all the extras including the 5.7L Hemi V8 engine and the running boards, spray on bed liner, bed cover, power rear slider, all terrain tires etc, etc.
Looking forward to owning my first new vehicle. My wife thinks we can't afford it. I guess she'll have to cut back on them shoe purchases lol!
Once upon a time, a guy asked a beautiful woman, "Will you marry me?"
The woman said “NO.”
....And the guy lived happily ever after and rode motorcycles and fucked skinny big-titted broads and hunted and raced cars and went to naked bars and dated women half his age and drank whiskey, beer and Captain Morgan and never heard bitching and never paid child support or alimony and ate pussies and ass-fucked cheerleaders and kept his house and guns and never got cheated-on while he was at work and all his friends and family thought he was fuckin’ cool as hell and he had tons of money in the bank and left the toilet seat up.