Thursday, July 8, 2010

Highs and Lows

This afternoon was a roller coaster of excited and sad.  It started with a text.  A friend of a friend had purchased tickets from a scalper for the Buffett concert.  Because the concert was postponed and now he can't go.  He was willing to sell the tickets for $25, half what he paid for them.  I got excited.  Yes, the concert is supposed to be free.  But he's a local guy who bought them from a scalper.  It's his bad for doing that, but at least he was willing to sell them for cheap.  I was so excited!

Then, came the low: his friend sold them for $50.  Given the two offers, of course he took the higher offer. He's not making money, but breaking even.  I get that. But it doesn't mean I'm not disappointed.  I will not pay that much for the tickets.  He does have a few other friends who may not go, so he'll let them know if they need to sell theirs.

Then, another exciting moment: Paige got her first stripe in Tae Kwon Do!  Before she can test for her belt, she must do 5 things to prepare.  Reaching these achievements is marked with electrical tape on the current belt.  She got a green stripe for knowing all 5 stances.  Saturday she'll recite the white belt verse, about honoring your mother and father, and will get her black stripe.  We have to work on the next items to learn.

Also, you'll notice a new blog on my Blog Roll to the right.  Please stop by and visit.  It's a friend of mine.  He's a stay at home dad with 2 little girls. I've been following his more personal blog for a couple of years now.  The other was dedicated to his daughters medical problems, and oddly enough was hysterical to read most of the time.  So, stop by SAHD but not Unhappy when you get a chance.

1 comment:

C. Beth said...

I know you really want to go to the Buffett concert; I'm sorry for the disappointment! But Paige is doing GREAT--yay!