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Posted by epoxyearl | Jan 21, 2015 @ 06:06 AM | 17,515 Views
I was just thinking that as I get older (73), I'm finishing some of the dream projects I've had for many years.
That Sterling Chris Craft Corvette, that I'd wanted to build for 50 years, and finally got running...Not done yet, but nearly done.
Now, I'm building a "Snow White" which is a nightmare to build, but I consider myself capable at this point in time..I had wanted to build one for the same length of time as the boat, but never got around to it.
And the Full Scale Rascal, which is labor intensive, but you reach a point where it settles into a slow moving effort, and once in a while you look at it and think it MAY get done one day.

I'm all for 'bucket lists', but I wonder what it'll feel like, having an empty bucket ?
Posted by epoxyearl | Jan 09, 2015 @ 08:08 PM | 17,140 Views
I visit the Trader Talk column fairly often, to learn from the mistakes others make, and try to avoid them.

I have a lot of experience with buying and selling here, and I've learned that not everything moves quickly.

I just sold a $100 item here, and I didn't know the guy, and he doesn't use Paypal...

I walked out on a limb, and said " you send me a picture of a USPS money order with my name and address on it, and I'll ship the item.." He did, and I did, and the item arrived on time....but not the money order.On the day the money order should have arrived at MY house, it arrived back at his, marked "insufficient postage"(no stamp).
Well, that was not so encouraging, but he added two stamps, and mailed her out again, and PM'd me an apology with the explanation.
A week goes by, and I'm getting nervous, and He's getting worried, because there isn't any indication of where the money is.
Wednesday, he asks "There yet?"" no"...I said," let's give it a couple of more days."
Today, (Friday) there it was, acting all unconcerned about the fuss it caused.

We just proved to each other that we can be trusted, but sometimes an outside force can make you think we aren't trustworthy.

We stayed cool, and didn't rag on each other in a forum where 12 hours aren't enough for some guys.