Dealing With Setbacks in Life

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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:13 am

vnatale wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:05 am
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One month from now, on May 9th, I will be able to drive again. 8)
I had been wondering about this yesterday! Now you have given us a countdown!

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You guys have been awesome people to chat with and befriend, especially during such a crappy time.

I will post a picture for sure when I can drive again!

I've said this in a previous thread, but I'll say it again. There is a small part of me that is actually thankful for the lockdown that's going on. With no place to go, the weight of the fact that I can't drive has been lifted. Truthfully, my quality of life has gone up substantially since self-isolation began.

Aside from going to places like work, it's also entirely ameliorated my feelings of FOMO. I know I'm not missing out on that great get-together at the restaurant, because, well, none of them are open!
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by sophie » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:14 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:53 am
One month from now, on May 9th, I will be able to drive again. 8)
Congrats!

Where are you going to go for your inaugural car ride?
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by pugchief » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:28 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:53 am
One month from now, on May 9th, I will be able to drive again. 8)
Right, me, too!
Well, technically, I can drive now but have nowhere to go so same difference. :P
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:28 am

sophie wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:14 am
Smith1776 wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:53 am
One month from now, on May 9th, I will be able to drive again. 8)
Congrats!

Where are you going to go for your inaugural car ride?
Hehe that's a good question! I hadn't thought of that. My mind's just been so focused on actually getting the license back.

Assuming we're still on lockdown on May 9th, I'll probably go to pick up some home gym equipment. (Since it wasn't feasible to buy a lot of that stuff and take it home without a car.)

Then the McDonald's Drive-thru.... ha!!
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:34 am

Just to elaborate from before.

I am "lucky" that the timing of this shutdown happened when it did. Because just beforehand, I was THIS close to quitting my job due to the hardship of getting there and back.

If I had done so, I would not be receiving the pay protection the company is providing us with. Further, I wouldn't even qualify for the government's economic relief benefit since I quit my job rather than being laid off.

In other words, that was a close call. If lockdown was delayed another week or two I would have been up shit creek without a paddle.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by dualstow » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:10 pm

That's great news, Smithers. Like Pug I was also thinking you have nowhere to go, but maybe you can take your date to Lookout Point and something will ensue. Or you could have CostCo pastries together.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:14 pm

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That's great news, Smithers. Like Pug I was also thinking you have nowhere to go, but maybe you can take your date to Lookout Point and something will ensue. Or you could have CostCo pastries together.
(I’m enjoying Kriegsspiel's imagery all over again 😂 )
Lookout Point haha. That reminds me of Archie Comics.

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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by dualstow » Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:17 pm

You're the best, Smith. Glad you're here.
Hope you're working on some original Corona comedy.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Smith1776 » Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 pm

GUESS WHO RENEWED THEIR LICENSE TODAY.

HIS NAME STARTS WITH SMITH AND ENDS WITH 1776.

MAKE DRIVING GREAT AGAIN.
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

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Smith1776 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 pm
GUESS WHO RENEWED THEIR LICENSE TODAY.

HIS NAME STARTS WITH SMITH AND ENDS WITH 1776.

MAKE DRIVING GREAT AGAIN.
Congrats Smith1776, go for it!
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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by Hal » Thu May 21, 2020 10:14 am

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 pm
GUESS WHO RENEWED THEIR LICENSE TODAY.

HIS NAME STARTS WITH SMITH AND ENDS WITH 1776.

MAKE DRIVING GREAT AGAIN.
Congratulations! Just when you think it can't get any worse, something good happens :)

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Re: Dealing With Setbacks in Life

Post by dualstow » Thu May 21, 2020 1:48 pm

Smith1776 wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:34 pm
GUESS WHO RENEWED THEIR LICENSE TODAY.

HIS NAME STARTS WITH SMITH AND ENDS WITH 1776.

MAKE DRIVING GREAT AGAIN.
Congrats! 👍
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