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JPBon

Ok so i listed some stuff on Wed Auction and so far some has just about been viewed I think 1 item has no views so far.

 

Uhm thats the worst ever.

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mellowred

Could be that it is the "middle of the month salty crack" time combined with a long weekend coming up - money is gone, or going on other things.

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JPBon

Salty cracks cant even afford those at the moment lol

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mellowred

Hell no, even cream crackers used to be cheapies but are now over R10 a packet ... for water biscuits :shock:.

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JPBon

If you know what my luck has been like this last month then ....

My fridge died... lost some food that way.... sales have been down...

the way things are going food is now a luxury item.

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mellowred

LOL ... you have no idea how rough life is this side JP. Food, washing powder, water, electricity ... all luxuries these days :cry:

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JPBon
LOL ... you have no idea how rough life is this side JP. Food, washing powder, water, electricity ... all luxuries these days :cry:

 

Ja nee same here, hot water is now also on that list.

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Cali Craft and Gems

Don't stress too much JP - a little something is on it's way to you via a birdie at Capitec...

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JPBon
Don't stress too much JP - a little something is on it's way to you via a birdie at Capitec...

 

No Cali I survive lol....I am a fighter I always survive lol.

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mellowred
Don't stress too much JP - a little something is on it's way to you via a birdie at Capitec...

 

I must open that Capitec account. No birdies visit my Standard bank account except to poop on it.

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Cali Craft and Gems

JP - treat yourself to something nice, or even something essential... think of it as my way of saying "thank you" for the times you've been there for me when I've needed advice and a lift in spirits...

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Cali Craft and Gems

@ Mellow - I agree re the Standard Bank birdies - it's like the 13+ Haadeedah's we have resident in our back yard! LOL

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JPBon
I must open that Capitec account. No birdies visit my Standard bank account except to poop on it.

 

Mellow Capitec have to be the only bank who send u an sms each month to tell u what you could have saved if you didnt use atms.

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mellowred

Hennie has a Capitec account. Low charges plus you get a bit of interest each month. They keep it really simple and I like that.

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JPBon
JP - treat yourself to something nice, or even something essential... think of it as my way of saying "thank you" for the times you've been there for me when I've needed advice and a lift in spirits...

 

Cali you are one in a million.

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Cali Craft and Gems

Thanks! :embarrest:

 

If only more people thought along those lines!

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meeks
Thanks! :embarrest:

 

If only more people thought along those lines!

 

Cali, you know, you must be a "one in a million" person. I mean, through the past couple of years, reading your posts on the forum, girl, you have been to h*ll and back,numerous times,and I say "back" because you seem to just "bounce" right back in there, and at times you even brought a smile to a few faces (mine most definitely) with your quirky comments on a situation that would have gotten most people down.

 

So yes, only a "person in a million" can take knocks like that, and still find time to care about others.

 

You have most definitely been an inspiration to me a few times when I was having a "pity party"

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JPBon

Meeks those of us who have been through the wars (so to speak) have a different view on life than those who sail through it.

 

I have probably had some of the worst years over the last two or so years, yet I still laugh everyday and try and make people laugh. I learnt some lessons the hard way but I had to go through them i suppose.

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JPBon

Btw I dont know if all the cities are the same but CT has walking and talking parking meters who charge an arm and a leg for parking so I found the sweetest revenge recently. I now pay them in 5c pieces which I always seem to have 1000s of I prepack them so I always have the right amount handy and its so much fun seeing their faces when they get all my change which seems pretty useless. Just seeing the look of disgust is worth it.

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Cali Craft and Gems

Goodness - I remember those "walking parking meters" - and the 5c idea is brilliant... I must do that the next time I'm in the city. LOL

 

@ Meeks, it's only a pleasure! Even though I struggle to console myself, I find it much easier trying to make others' happy and in turn I usually feel a little better myself.

 

By example, my cousin recently turned 16 and she's had a very difficult childhood (her mother left her father for a non-white when she was about 6 months old and has barely been allowed to "see" this side of the family since). She struggles tremendously with her schoolwork (her spelling will send shivers down your spine), but has an artistic flair most of us would die for.

 

I have known for a long time that she wants a career in Graphic Designing with photography, but the family (etc) could not afford any luxuries (I've even taken the household grocery shopping before cos they could not even afford bread). They are moving at the end of July to a house quite close to mine so I have offered her "training" in administration and office work with a salary of course. I have also promised her that if she buckles down for the next few years, that in 2 years time for her 18th birthday, I will pay for her first study course in the line she wants to follow.

 

But on Sunday I had the opportunity to get her a very special gift as Makro had a promotion on - did my research and I thought this was "perfect". Called her up and asked her to meet me outside her house with her mom (we are not allowed on the premises according to the mother's boyfriend). You should have seen this child's face when she opened her gift - absolute elation and relief amongst other emotions! I bought her a digital camera bundle so that she could start on her career...

 

Hubby say's I'm spoiling her, but I feel that giving her the tools to start on her future is not spoiling her, but helping her where I did not have the same opportunities. (spoilng is like my hubby's nephew - so spoilt / spoiled, that the parents are now in so much financial doo-doo that they are about to lose their stuff, yet still buy luxuries for the brat - but that's another story...)

 

I also want to buy quite a number of blankets for the Animal Welfare Society in PE, but hubby refuses to go back there cos the last time I went to give a donation, I came back with Phoebe. I've promised that this time I won't come back with any "extras"!

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meeks
Meeks those of us who have been through the wars (so to speak) have a different view on life than those who sail through it.

 

I have probably had some of the worst years over the last two or so years, yet I still laugh everyday and try and make people laugh. I learnt some lessons the hard way but I had to go through them i suppose.

 

I know where you coming from JP. I have a daughter who has been diagnosed with a very restricting and painful nerve problem in her back,from specialist to specialist, even had a stint in theater, and nothing helped,so finally we got referred to a Neurologist, the best I know of, and now, it is monthly prescriptions costing over R1200 , (her dosage has just been doubled) and apparently, she will have to be on these meds for the next few years. Other times on her bad days, we have to get her to the emergency room (if it is after hours) or to the GP for a morphine injection.

 

Then my brother was diagnosed with skin cancer, and having to see him go through surgery and treatments, not easy, but as you say one must still try and laugh and make others laugh, there are always others worse off than we are.

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JPBon
I know where you coming from JP. I have a daughter who has been diagnosed with a very restricting and painful nerve problem in her back,from specialist to specialist, even had a stint in theater, and nothing helped,so finally we got referred to a Neurologist, the best I know of, and now, it is monthly prescriptions costing over R1200 , (her dosage has just been doubled) and apparently, she will have to be on these meds for the next few years. Other times on her bad days, we have to get her to the emergency room (if it is after hours) or to the GP for a morphine injection.

 

Then my brother was diagnosed with skin cancer, and having to see him go through surgery and treatments, not easy, but as you say one must still try and laugh and make others laugh, there are always others worse off than we are.

 

Well if we cant laugh or make people laugh then we have nothing. My idea of paying for the parking in 5c pieces was because i wanted to see the look on the face of the attendant. I shall now make it a regular thing...

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meeks
Well if we cant laugh or make people laugh then we have nothing. My idea of paying for the parking in 5c pieces was because i wanted to see the look on the face of the attendant. I shall now make it a regular thing...

 

LOL. I just mentioned this to my hubby, and he reckons it has now given him an idea,for one of the toll gates on the way to Durban.(the charge at this particular toll is R28, each way,) so he reckons it is a darn good idea to pay them with 5c coins. Brilliant idea of yours.

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JPBon
LOL. I just mentioned this to my hubby, and he reckons it has now given him an idea,for one of the toll gates on the way to Durban.(the charge at this particular toll is R28, each way,) so he reckons it is a darn good idea to pay them with 5c coins. Brilliant idea of yours.

 

Yip thats the idea...now just prepack the coins in a bag before you go that way....its sure to drive them nuts...and its a wonderful use for the coins.

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lilythepink

I absolutely agree with JP - hardly any views. I've got 7 items listed and only one bid on (R1.00 bid so let's jump up and down, clap our hands, stomp our feet and sing!) :sick:

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