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What have you done today?

Started by BettyReggie, March 30, 2016, 06:55:26 pm

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JonInIowaCity

Alright. I'll drop it.


Btw, I walked my dog this morning.

VintageJon

Apparently I missed a lot in the last few days! 


I got up at 5, walked my dogs and stopped at the grocery store for snacks for a work party.  Locksmith at lunch for a new key to my patio door, then over the border after work.  We have a 4-day weekend here, so I am looking forward to that.


Happy Easter!

Archiecomicxfan215

At work leaving in like 30 minutes. Going to meet my dad we are going to a Yankee game

JonInIowaCity

I'm taking a break. Work is crazy right now. Due to political factors that would get me accused by some of being "butt hurt," my department is going through lay-offs. Right now, we have 2 social workers for a unit that typically has five busy social workers. So chaos right now...

BettyReggie

April 13, 2017, 03:51:40 pm #694 Last Edit: April 13, 2017, 06:55:29 pm by BettyReggie
I had a coupon so we went to KFC for lunch. And I bought the soda home for mom. We went to the Thift Store. I bought a cute My Little Pony box. I hope my glasses fit in it.They had no good comics. Then we went home.

irishmoxie

Quote from: JonInIowaCity on April 13, 2017, 08:00:57 am
Alright. I'll drop it.


Btw, I walked my dog this morning.



I prefer walking my dogs at night around 8-9 pm. Nice and cool then.

irishmoxie

Quote from: VintageJon on April 13, 2017, 10:33:20 am
Apparently I missed a lot in the last few days! 


I got up at 5, walked my dogs and stopped at the grocery store for snacks for a work party.  Locksmith at lunch for a new key to my patio door, then over the border after work.  We have a 4-day weekend here, so I am looking forward to that.


Happy Easter!



Hoping to go to an Easter egg hunt for dogs/charity walk this Saturday.

DeCarlo Rules

April 14, 2017, 01:24:06 am #697 Last Edit: April 14, 2017, 01:35:27 am by DeCarlo Rules
My mom (87) had to go back into the hospital yesterday morning (released Wednesday PM after hip replacement surgery) for diverticulitis and colitis. May have been present earlier but exacerbated by the medication and surgery. Hoping it's nothing serious. She should have been in recovery at home this week and next.

Also, my LCS sold his building and I was helping him clear out (deadline Tuesday 2 PM). Sale was closed (finally settled by arbitration), but due to the buyer dragging his feet on a sales agreement that should have been finalized by first week in January, it was over 3 months before he could get a check that would allow him to sign a purchase agreement for a new location. That puts him 'in-between' actual brick & mortar retail stores until he can get re-situated. He's got an offer pending on one building and was looking at a different location on Thursday.

irishmoxie

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 14, 2017, 01:24:06 am
My mom (87) had to go back into the hospital yesterday morning (released Wednesday PM after hip replacement surgery) for diverticulitis and colitis. May have been present earlier but exacerbated by the medication and surgery. Hoping it's nothing serious. She should have been in recovery at home this week and next.

Also, my LCS sold his building and I was helping him clear out (deadline Tuesday 2 PM). Sale was closed (finally settled by arbitration), but due to the buyer dragging his feet on a sales agreement that should have been finalized by first week in January, it was over 3 months before he could get a check that would allow him to sign a purchase agreement for a new location. That puts him 'in-between' actual brick & mortar retail stores until he can get re-situated. He's got an offer pending on one building and was looking at a different location on Thursday.



Sorry to hear about your mom DeCarlo Rules. Hopefully she does well with just IV antibiotics and doesn't require further surgery/drain placement.


Did your LCS have a close out sale? Sounds like he will be getting a new location though.

DeCarlo Rules

April 15, 2017, 03:03:54 am #699 Last Edit: April 15, 2017, 09:03:28 am by DeCarlo Rules
Quote from: irishmoxie on April 14, 2017, 11:10:10 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 14, 2017, 01:24:06 am
My mom (87) had to go back into the hospital yesterday morning (released Wednesday PM after hip replacement surgery) for diverticulitis and colitis. May have been present earlier but exacerbated by the medication and surgery. Hoping it's nothing serious. She should have been in recovery at home this week and next.

Also, my LCS sold his building and I was helping him clear out (deadline Tuesday 2 PM). Sale was closed (finally settled by arbitration), but due to the buyer dragging his feet on a sales agreement that should have been finalized by first week in January, it was over 3 months before he could get a check that would allow him to sign a purchase agreement for a new location. That puts him 'in-between' actual brick & mortar retail stores until he can get re-situated. He's got an offer pending on one building and was looking at a different location on Thursday.



Sorry to hear about your mom DeCarlo Rules. Hopefully she does well with just IV antibiotics and doesn't require further surgery/drain placement.


Did your LCS have a close out sale? Sounds like he will be getting a new location though.


He tried to get word out that last Saturday would be the last actual day at the former address. I couldn't make it that day, so I don't know how it turned out. Then he had to send out an email (and FB/Twitter etc) to alert his mailing list that he'd be renting local hotel space just to service customers with this week's new product on Wednesday. Haven't talked to him since then, so we'll see how things go. Hard for him to plan ahead when he's left hanging by a buyer with a sales agreement that fails to close as arranged (which as I mentioned was supposed to be at the beginning of January). So he had to scuttle whatever plans he'd had at that point, not knowing whether he'd be left with an empty building which would then have to be relisted until a new buyer could be found. This buyer (a Domino's Pizza chain franchise owner) really did him the dirty, leaving him with a minimally-stocked retail store (he'd moved 80% of his stock into temp storage by January) for over 3 months. Hard to say how much of that he could afford to move back just for a one-day sale, while worrying about needing to empty the building by the following Tuesday at 2PM, as arbitrated by a judge the week before.

Just to show you what a sleazebag this Domino's franchise guy turned out to be (let's call him ... "Paul", even though that's his real name), he was supposed to show up in court for an arbitration judgment meeting a week and half earlier than the one I mentioned -- he sent his lawyer, couldn't be bothered to show up in person. Well, his current lawyer -- he fired the previous one he'd had in January when the sale didn't go through due to the lawyer failing to have the building inspected (wonder how that happened?) -- instead the buyer showed up by himself, looked around for like 25 seconds  and didn't see bare walls and floors and walked out in a huff (Larry, my LCS owner, tried to explain he could have the remaining stuff moved out in like 1-2 days as soon as the inspector approved the building and he got a check, but in the meantime, he had an actual day-to-day business to run). Later Paul fired his lawyer (one of many) so he could shift blame for failure to live up to the p&s agreement. Never mind that this guy Paul had walked into the store a few years ago (may have been driving around scouting potential locations), inquiring about purchasing the building and tried to offer Larry a lowball bid (it wasn't listed at the time and he hadn't been thinking of selling, so he turned him down flat).

Signing a P&S agreement with Paul turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes Larry ever made in the 20+ years of being in business. Don't know if Paul just wanted some kind of cheap revenge for Larry turning down his offer of a few years back cold, but he made him twist in the wind because he knew Larry couldn't get on with his business until concluding the sale of the old building. After the January P&S agreement failed to close, Larry more or less wanted to try to find some minor building code violation so he could kill the sale, then take care of the violation, and re-list (he never did). In the meantime, he'd stay in operation in the old location.

At least when he was moving 80% of his stock out he discovered tons of old stock packed away in the basement that he wasn't even aware he had, so selling that off to other dealers (no room for that in temp storage) he made enough profit to pay for all his temp storage, taxes, loans and credit balances, and he still had more than enough sellable stock to keep going. It was just like a HUGE quantity of overstock (issues in quantity or entire runs of old titles) that he didn't have the room to display in the main store, which he'd been tucking away bit-by-bit over 20+ years of operation once it was past its immediate shelf-life, and he never had any real inventory on, so the old stuff packed away turned out to be like finding money in an old coat pocket.

But in terms of what it cost Larry in dealing with this particular buyer, who dragged out a closing sale that should have been completed over 3 months ago? Well, 3 months of temporary storage space rent, 3 months of lost rent from the mechanic's garage (part of his building) next door, 3 months of whatever potential profits his standing stock might have generated (if it had been on display in the store, as opposed to in temp storage), and 3 months of potential profits from whatever NEW standing stock he might have purchased for retail sale that he didn't, because if not sold, then it would just have to be moved into temporary storage (I think the only new stuff he bought besides regular monthly comics in this period were some of the new DC Rebirth TPs (and a few select Image TPs) released and whatever overstock liquidation HCs or TPs Diamond was offering deep discount sales on).

Thanks for the good wishes about my mom. They kept her until Friday night after giving her enemas and meds for the diverticulitis and colitis, until she could go back on solid foods again. Hopefully all that is all over with now. I guess the hip replacement surgery itself came off without a hitch, but all the meds led to aggravated constipation (no bm since pre-op) and the d&c. We all tried to get her to see reason years ago and have the surgery, but who knows what she was thinking, something like "It's not a big deal, I can live with it." ... I mean, she couldn't couldn't even walk from the front yard to the door without hobbling along at a snail's pace. Maybe it was no big deal at home (single-story condo) where all she's got to do is totter from one side of the room to the other, but it's not going to fix itself, so did she expect to just go on that way until... ? Anyway, the hospital pre-fitted her with a cane and walker before the surgery, so she should be fine I'm hoping. Saw her briefly while my sister was about to bring her back to the hospital Thursday morning, but naturally I didn't want to delay them (they wound up waiting at the ER practically all day just to get a CAT scan). Can't see her Saturday because of overtime (12 hrs) work commitments (need to cover while someone else in the department's on vacation), but hopefully I can spend all of Sunday morning with her, probably Monday as well.

I guess these hip replacements are pretty routine stuff, though. Found out last week that a guy I know at work was having his hip replacement surgery (double!, and he's like 25-30 years younger than my mom) done the very same week (he refused to go through it twice, according to another co-worker at the gym). Wouldn't have guessed it, because even though he walked with a limp, I'd always see him in the fitness center at work every morning exercising, bending & stretching, etc. and he seemed in pretty good shape for a guy his age (not a pound overweight for his height). Maybe I never saw him on the treadmill; I can't recall now. I didn't really know the history of his medical problem, and didn't want to be nosey and ask -- just assumed it was more of an orthopedic thing, since he didn't look that bad off (this guy rides a motorcycle, BTW). He's more of a casual acquaintance - a good guy, though. Haven't seen him since, but hopefully he'll be back next week or so and I'll ask how it went for him.

Kind of rambling here, but you know how it is.

steveinthecity

Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 15, 2017, 03:03:54 am
Quote from: irishmoxie on April 14, 2017, 11:10:10 pm
Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on April 14, 2017, 01:24:06 am
My mom (87) had to go back into the hospital yesterday morning (released Wednesday PM after hip replacement surgery) for diverticulitis and colitis. May have been present earlier but exacerbated by the medication and surgery. Hoping it's nothing serious. She should have been in recovery at home this week and next.

Also, my LCS sold his building and I was helping him clear out (deadline Tuesday 2 PM). Sale was closed (finally settled by arbitration), but due to the buyer dragging his feet on a sales agreement that should have been finalized by first week in January, it was over 3 months before he could get a check that would allow him to sign a purchase agreement for a new location. That puts him 'in-between' actual brick & mortar retail stores until he can get re-situated. He's got an offer pending on one building and was looking at a different location on Thursday.



Sorry to hear about your mom DeCarlo Rules. Hopefully she does well with just IV antibiotics and doesn't require further surgery/drain placement.


Did your LCS have a close out sale? Sounds like he will be getting a new location though.


He tried to get word out that last Saturday would be the last actual day at the former address. I couldn't make it that day, so I don't know how it turned out. Then he had to send out an email (and FB/Twitter etc) to alert his mailing list that he'd be renting local hotel space just to service customers with this week's new product on Wednesday. Haven't talked to him since then, so we'll see how things go. Hard for him to plan ahead when he's left hanging by a buyer with a sales agreement that fails to close as arranged (which as I mentioned was supposed to be at the beginning of January). So he had to scuttle whatever plans he'd had at that point, not knowing whether he'd be left with an empty building which would then have to be relisted until a new buyer could be found. This buyer (a Domino's Pizza chain franchise owner) really did him the dirty, leaving him with a minimally-stocked retail store (he'd moved 80% of his stock into temp storage by January) for over 3 months. Hard to say how much of that he could afford to move back just for a one-day sale, while worrying about needing to empty the building by the following Tuesday at 2PM, as arbitrated by a judge the week before.

Just to show you what a sleazebag this Domino's franchise guy turned out to be (let's call him ... "Paul", even though that's his real name), he was supposed to show up in court for an arbitration judgment meeting a week and half earlier than the one I mentioned -- he sent his lawyer, couldn't be bothered to show up in person. Well, his current lawyer -- he fired the previous one he'd had in January when the sale didn't go through due to the lawyer failing to have the building inspected (wonder how that happened?) -- instead the buyer showed up by himself, looked around for like 25 seconds  and didn't see bare walls and floors and walked out in a huff (Larry, my LCS owner, tried to explain he could have the remaining stuff moved out in like 1-2 days as soon as the inspector approved the building and he got a check, but in the meantime, he had an actual day-to-day business to run). Later Paul fired his lawyer (one of many) so he could shift blame for failure to live up to the p&s agreement. Never mind that this guy Paul had walked into the store a few years ago (may have been driving around scouting potential locations), inquiring about purchasing the building and tried to offer Larry a lowball bid (it wasn't listed at the time and he hadn't been thinking of selling, so he turned him down flat).

Signing a P&S agreement with Paul turned out to be one of the biggest mistakes Larry ever made in the 20+ years of being in business. Don't know if Paul just wanted some kind of cheap revenge for Larry turning down his offer of a few years back cold, but he made him twist in the wind because he knew Larry couldn't get on with his business until concluding the sale of the old building. After the January P&S agreement failed to close, Larry more or less wanted to try to find some minor building code violation so he could kill the sale, then take care of the violation, and re-list (he never did). In the meantime, he'd stay in operation in the old location.

At least when he was moving 80% of his stock out he discovered tons of old stock packed away in the basement that he wasn't even aware he had, so selling that off to other dealers (no room for that in temp storage) he made enough profit to pay for all his temp storage, taxes, loans and credit balances, and he still had more than enough sellable stock to keep going. It was just like a HUGE quantity of overstock (issues in quantity or entire runs of old titles) that he didn't have the room to display in the main store, which he'd been tucking away bit-by-bit over 20+ years of operation once it was past its immediate shelf-life, and he never had any real inventory on, so the old stuff packed away turned out to be like finding money in an old coat pocket.

But in terms of what it cost Larry in dealing with this particular buyer, who dragged out a closing sale that should have been completed over 3 months ago? Well, 3 months of temporary storage space rent, 3 months of lost rent from the mechanic's garage (part of his building) next door, 3 months of whatever potential profits his standing stock might have generated (if it had been on display in the store, as opposed to in temp storage), and 3 months of potential profits from whatever NEW standing stock he might have purchased for retail sale that he didn't, because if not sold, then it would just have to be moved into temporary storage (I think the only new stuff he bought besides regular monthly comics in this period were some of the new DC Rebirth TPs (and a few select Image TPs) released and whatever overstock liquidation HCs or TPs Diamond was offering deep discount sales on).

Thanks for the good wishes about my mom. They kept her until Friday night after giving her enemas and meds for the diverticulitis and colitis, until she could go back on solid foods again. Hopefully all that is all over with now. I guess the hip replacement surgery itself came off without a hitch, but all the meds led to aggravated constipation (no bm since pre-op) and the d&c. We all tried to get her to see reason years ago and have the surgery, but who knows what she was thinking, something like "It's not a big deal, I can live with it." ... I mean, she couldn't couldn't even walk from the front yard to the door without hobbling along at a snail's pace. Maybe it was no big deal at home (single-story condo) where all she's got to do is totter from one side of the room to the other, but it's not going to fix itself, so did she expect to just go on that way until... ? Anyway, the hospital pre-fitted her with a cane and walker before the surgery, so she should be fine I'm hoping. Saw her briefly while my sister was about to bring her back to the hospital Thursday morning, but naturally I didn't want to delay them (they wound up waiting at the ER practically all day just to get a CAT scan). Can't see her Saturday because of overtime (12 hrs) work commitments (need to cover while someone else in the department's on vacation), but hopefully I can spend all of Sunday morning with her, probably Monday as well.

I guess these hip replacements are pretty routine stuff, though. Found out last week that a guy I know at work was having his hip replacement surgery (double!, and he's like 25-30 years younger than my mom) done the very same week (he refused to go through it twice, according to another co-worker at the gym). Wouldn't have guessed it, because even though he walked with a limp, I'd always see him in the fitness center at work every morning exercising, bending & stretching, etc. and he seemed in pretty good shape for a guy his age (not a pound overweight for his height). Maybe I never saw him on the treadmill; I can't recall now. I didn't really know the history of his medical problem, and didn't want to be nosey and ask -- just assumed it was more of an orthopedic thing, since he didn't look that bad off (this guy rides a motorcycle, BTW). He's more of a casual acquaintance - a good guy, though. Haven't seen him since, but hopefully he'll be back next week or so and I'll ask how it went for him.

Kind of rambling here, but you know how it is.
Larry D.?     :o






p.s. Hope your Mom rehabs successfully.
Comics!

BettyReggie

I'm do a major cleanup in the living room today. I have so much to organize. I will do that after my shower.

Archiecomicxfan215

Cleaning my bedroom a bit about to do laundry. i had Easter lunch/dinner with my dad and sister, my other sister is with her boyfriends family and my mom is in Ohio because my godfather/her cousin who is sort of like her brother got diagnosed with cancer and is going for surgery

Meldarwin

We had an Easter egg hunt and I made a very yummy lasagna.


JonInIowaCity

Typing up minutes from last month's church council meeting.

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