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Old 12-11-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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A Very Happy Day

A place to share a something that made you happy today.

This was a double barreled happy day for DW and I, as we received word that our two grandsons had achieved interim goals in their young lives.

First, is a junior in college who has been and is being accepted for internship at the three universities of his choice, in the field of microbiology.

Second is a junior at IMSA (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy) who just received word that he has been named as a National Merit Scholarship semifinalist.

While next year will be the final determinant, DS and DIL, are in a very happy place, as the likelihood of scholarships is in the offing.

It's not every day, but some days are very special. Share yours here.
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That's great news. I am happy for you and your grandsons.
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Congratulations to your grandsons, Imoldernu! Sounds like they are off to a good running start in their careers.

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I woke up this morning.
Yes! Me too and it sure beats the alternative.

Today I am happy and smiling because I found my favorite rain jacket in the whole universe, which I lost several months ago.
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That's great news. I am happy for you and your grandsons.
And, you're not so happy about REWahoo's achievement?
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And, you're not so happy about REWahoo's achievement?

?? I made no comment on REWahoo's statement.

So..... What in the world are you talking about?
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And, you're not so happy about REWahoo's achievement?
I'll just hold off until I see how long he can keep up this pace...
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I'll just hold off until I see how long he can keep up this pace...
I'm kinda' wondering what the overs and unders might be.
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I found a $20 bill in the pocket of the jeans I put on this morning. Super clean and made me happy anyway.


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Super clean and a $20 bill? Sounds like once again, you "accidently" slipped on a pair of your girlfriend's jeans.
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Super clean and a $20 bill? Sounds like once again, you "accidently" slipped on a pair of your girlfriend's jeans.

Lol! Well said redduck. I have comments but they may take this thread into the gutter. 😁


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I didn't need to go to work today. That still makes me happy, just like every day for almost the last 3 years.
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My son got out of the Army last Friday with a whole skin and a still sound mind. Four years as a Ranger is enough. Off to grad school next Fall. Not really of interest to anyone else but I had to tell someone. The very best day that DW and I have had since the day he was commissioned.
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There are many things to celebrate in this thread.

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My son got out of the Army last Friday with a whole skin and a still sound mind. Four years as a Ranger is enough. Off to grad school next Fall. Not really of interest to anyone else but I had to tell someone. The very best day that DW and I have had since the day he was commissioned.
Home safe. Wonderful.

Please thank him for the last four years.
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Not as earth-shattering as having a child come home safe and sound from the military, but yesterday my brother ER'd at age 58 from a job that's made him miserable for years. He had a very good pension and they live modestly. He's been doing the OMY thing for years and, thank God, is still healthy enough to enjoy life with his wife and their 4 grandchildren. My SIL reported that he didn't stop smiling all day!

On top of that, I took my Geology final and there's a good chance I have an A for the course.
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Four years as a Ranger is enough. Off to grad school next Fall.
He'll be smiling the whole time, and laughing whenever someone talks about how tough grad school is...
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Congrats to your grandsons. Hmm today I got my moms newspaper situation worked out. Been working on it for (3) months, if you can believe. I live in Seattle area and she lives in Texas so it has been fun! Happy dance...doesn't take much folks.
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I have a happy moment, and I am NOT kidding.

My "2-day" mail was delivered today on day 8

The US Postal Service has something they call "Priority Mail 2-day (tm)".

When you read further, it says, "1-3 business days(1)". But then when you look at the footnote (1) deeper, it says the standard is 5 days. And then when you call them after 5 days, they tell you that 5 days is just a standard, and it might take 7 days, so be patient before you file a claim.

They were right! I woke up on day 8 after 7 days of the tracking not updating, ready to file a claim. And lo and behold, after 7 days in transit for a 500 mile distance, it suddenly arrived at a regional sorting center, and was finally delivered on day 8.

This was important mail. For my $5.75, at least I had a tracking number. But I sweat some serious bullets. I will never use the USPS for so called 2 day again. They apparently have something called "Priority Mail Express" which is actual 2 day mail, but I will never bother. Their obfuscated marketing naming is so confusing, they lost me.

Turns out this is a common problem if you read internet searches. It is typical that dropping an envelope in the mail for $0.49 arrives faster than the $5.75 envelope "Priority".

I thought for sure this important document was lost. Nope. It was found and delivered 5 days later than I thought it would be.

For this, I AM HAPPY TODAY. My envelope was found, and delivered, despite the disingenuous marketing.
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...Not really of interest to anyone else but I had to tell someone.

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Actually I found the post moving. It's easy to imagine how happy/relieved you must be. Congratulations on having him back home.
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