Strange eleven days … but another $5.50 after taxes
What a long strange trip it’s been …
Some days and weeks are certainly different.
So, last Tuesday (the 2nd) my ex-wife (and mother to my two older children), passed away suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly. While we had drifted apart long ago, my heart broke for her parents and her family … and for my kids, of course. And if you were really in love, you never really forget.
The week was unusual and blurred at best. Very sad times to reflect upon it all. Solemn, Surreal. She was so young. Just 52.
This week started so much different. The State finally agreed that our company personnel qualified for the vaccine on Monday ... after 5 weeks of questioning their selections and fighting for our options. We have been building, repairing and servicing systems for Food Production Facilities and Warehouses, Hospitals, Schools, Offices and Government Facilities throughout the pandemic. I was glad they finally listened, and I actually got my first dose today. I think about 80 of our 500 got theirs this week too, with at least 100 more signed up.
Through all that, a 450 mile roundtrip this week to start two Boiler Systems and check on jobs and crews, as well as all the regular everyday craziness that life can be in my role at our business.
But, that’s not why I come here.
Not to rant about the world, or whine about anything. Not to talk business, or family … at least not much.
I come here to learn and share numismatics. I saw and read through several good threads throughout the last 11 days, and let a couple people know through PM what happened with my 'ex. I liked some posts, but don't think I commented. Just read and pondered when I needed a place to be away from the everyday.
And then Monday night, two things happened within an hour of getting home that made this week also one of numismatic purpose.
First, I ran through a couple searches as I got home, and someone had just listed a note that I wanted (for a very attractive price), about 30 minutes prior on eBay. Damn … to click, or not to click … damn, damn, damn. With everything that has been going on ... damn, damn, damn. Click!
Okay, well, that’s why we check, right? Right?! Yeah, that's why.
Okay, grab an iced tea. Check the emails.
Rut roh! I know that coin. Damnitman. That’s the one I keep going back to and thinking about. On sale even. And advertising the reduced price to everyone. I would have taken it at that. Would I have? Yes, I would have. Damn.
Really, I know I would have. I’ve looked at those pictures how many times and almost bit?
Wait. Huh? When did that email come?!
Super fast email gets written and sent.
I’ll take it!
Was I first?
I hope so.
Hey Todd, you were first. It's yours. Send us a check.
Holy cra*! Yes!!!
Did I really just do all that? Damn, I only got home 45 minutes ago.
Hmmpphh. Well, sometimes, that’s how the war chest gets spent down. Which is why I try to have one, right? Right?!
And people wonder why I seem crazy!!
I may offer some further thoughts on the coin and/or the note later, but for today I am exhausted and will let the pictures speak for themselves.
So, here’s my newest Five Dollars and Fifty Cents, for your viewing pleasure.
“We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”
Todd - BHNC #242