All said we are doing ok, during the COVID we stayed employed, me as an essential worker with cut hours, wife went to remote work and my daughter went unemployed for months but recently back to work remote two to 3 hours a week.
During my active duty time overseas I collected many albums in the late 1980's until my departure in mid 1990's.
I have maintained them since. Many years ago I made a huge commitment to organize and revitalize my enjoyment of listening to each and every one.
Off to thrift stores along with Craigslist accumulating audio gear once again to make this happen. About 18 months ago had success, and started listening to my records again. It added peace and balance back in my life like it did years ago.
A few days back, the turntable broke and started acting up, not playing records any more. Something in the mechanics as when the tone arm goes to the record, it immediately goes back to the rest position. Ugh...
So I went to the web to find record players range from a very few less than $200 to god knows. "Entry level" ones are up to $400. I found a few in that range that would be awesome, so I put the Dennon 300F on backorder.
Problems are life in general, when a touch of money builds up in the bank, there is always, always urgent stuff that comes up and takes priority.
So by purchasing the new turn table, for sure something more urgent will not get paid. That is the reality.
So here I am asking all of you to hit that "Donte" button to share the costs of a replacement unit, this is a first for me and hopefully a last.
I am asking each of you to contribute what you can to offset the $400 for the replacement unit, the remainder would go for a splurge (2) new albums at the local record store.
I know many others out there have a real need for funds, I get it. This for me is a desire. In the end it would help me kerp my head straight.
Thank you in advance for your contribution, really sincere thanks.
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