Day 15

Day 16 is coming to a close as I finally get round to Day 15’s events.

Saturday (or Day 15 as I call it in my new, dull, boring fashion) was a day of little promise. It started misty and eventually cleared so that it was just grey and cold.

I rose a little later than is my habit during the week, grabbed my bag and got to the shop just in time to secure the last parking space by the shop. I then breakfasted on the sandwich I had prepared in advance.

An email the previous night had told me that I had a winning lottery ticket but at Β£3 I am going to let it change my life. Yes, I am back buying lottery tickets. I don’t buy many and I don’t smoke or drink so I feel that the occasional lottery ticket won’t break the bank. The best bit is that in the time between buying it and realising I have not won, I can dream of cruises in warm places.

I also dream of buying twenty or thirty old cars and abandoning them in places that will cause the most inconvenience to people who have annoyed me by parking badly by the shop or in the street. If I had money it probably wouldn’t make me a nicer person.

We had a few sales in the shop, including a multiple purchase from someone who bought four items that we had listed less than a week (two of them had only been listed in the hour before we went home on Friday (Day 14) recently and three that had been on for ages. It just goes to show the benefits of putting things on regularly, as it attracts people onto your site.

We also had a couple of customers in to buy things and several coming in to sell, so it was a pleasant enough day. If I hadn’t have been at work I wouldn’t have done much anyway, with the cold, damp weather and my disinclination to mix with people. (See Day 16, when written, for an account of such a day).

22 thoughts on “Day 15

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    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      If you are too mean to buy just one a week, you will end up with Β£104 at the end of the year. I feel that is a better situation than me, but I can’t resist a gamble.

      1. Lavinia Ross

        I call it the occasional dollar’s worth of hope, which now costs $2, so I guess that makes it two dollar’s worth of hope these days. πŸ™‚

    1. quercuscommunity Post author

      After my initial enthusiasm for moving to a bungalow I realised that the housing market and the costs of moving meant I was going to have to buy lottery tickets or get used to less space.

      1. tootlepedal

        I think when I see people on quiz shows being told that Β£30,000 is a lot of money that it wouldn’t buy a single room in a slum in London these days.

  2. Lavinia Ross

    I think we all have some idea of what we would do with lottery winnings. πŸ™‚ Good luck to you!

    I like the coin in the photo. Any story behind the female warrior and lion?

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        Definitely! A moderate lottery win would certainly change my life – as I( rang from the Caribbean to hand in my notice. πŸ™‚ Β£3 on the other hand, merely underlines the doomed nature of my decline into retirement.

      2. Helen

        Well, I don’t recommend gambling after the effect my ex-husband’s behaviour had but in the general sense I would say hold out hope 😊

      3. quercuscommunity Post author

        It is strange – in general I am suspicious of gambling, but show me a lottery or a handful of raffle tickets and I will have a go. It’s strange how selective the mind can be.

      4. Helen

        Ah yes, I do buy the off raffle ticket but then I’m primarily donating to the organisation, eg my spinners guild, where we do a raffle once a month.

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