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Old 12-27-2008, 09:07 PM
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Near the end of the year, what were the best and worst things that happened in your life?

For me:
The worst ~ I didn’t get a lot of the things completed that I wanted done. Also I wanted to lose a few more pounds and get a little more exercise in during the days. I failed to win the million dollar lottery each time.

The best ~ I was happy with the new remodel of the front of the house and patio area along with the paved walkway along both sides of the driveway and the walk to the back of the house. After living here for nearly 30 years – it should have been done much earlier. Also my wife and I are in good health and I can’t find fault with that.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:15 PM
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Worst - My daughter's autoimmune disease went into remission (alopecia) then went right back out of remission three months later. A month or so later she went back into remission and is now out of remission yet again. For those that don't know, alopecia causes your hair to fall out. She's 14 years old and has to wear a wig.

Best - I guess first would be the fact that my daughter got two short remissions for the first time since her disease hit over three years ago. Also I lost all of my baby weight after giving birth to my sixth child almost two years ago.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:35 PM
Location: God's Country
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The worst, lost a job. Hurricane Ike came through my neighborhood.

The best, got a better job, got a new roof courtesy of Ike, my mother turned 90 and is in pretty good health. Thank the Lord for turning the worst into the best.
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Old 12-27-2008, 10:39 PM
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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I've had only one disappointment in 2008, but for the most part, 2008 was a good year and I am very thankful to God for the strength that he has given me to overcome the challenges that I face, and the disappointment I experienced in 2008.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:36 AM
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I’ve got to say that this has been the worst year for my personal financial loss. Not just me but for most people ~ this was a bad year. I’ve lost from my saving, my retirement and there isn’t anyway to get it back. I have asked my financial planer what went wrong with my accounts. Interestingly she told me the same story I’d heard in the news all year. I then told her that “I could do this bad on my own without the help of a financial planer”.

Even with the bailouts – the money isn’t coming down to the people ~ it remains at the top for the CEOs and executives.

Now the good news: This can’t go on forever! There maybe a day when companies actually put “good” managers in upper positions that know what to do and the “rewarding” for “failures” will stop!
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:27 PM
Location: California
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The Best, I got to do a lot of camping and we had a great family reunion.

Worst, finding out my Dad has an advanced Bladder cancer and knowing that our time left together is short.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:22 PM
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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No real single best, but a lotta little ones that make 08 kinda so, so.

Worst: My Dad's passing at 92, but damn, he had a good life.
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Old 12-28-2008, 02:40 PM
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Worst: A funeral in Kansas, my wife's next-to-last aunt died, and my oldest brother (79) died on Christmas Day.

Best: I'm still head-over-heels in love after 36 years. We caught my high blood pressure before my head blew up (190 over 98). They got my wife's cholesterol under control.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:34 PM
Location: NJ/SC
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There was good and bad as with everyone but I would rather concentrate on the good because there are way too many people that have it worse than me.

I would have to say the top best things that happened (for me) were adopting my two dogs, meeting some new friends and the person I voted for won the election.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:02 AM
Location: S.Dak
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''the best'' of 2008 is the amount of new people I have met at City Data..............and several other blessings, along the road of 2008..........
I do not dwell on ''the worst'' of anything........Life is to short for that....
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