Middle Son J’s Irish Luck

I would say for the most part my family is fortunate.  However, we’re not exactly “lucky.”  I know a few lucky people.  Their Daily Numbers hit a lot.  They’ve won a sweepstakes or two.  They always come out ahead in bingo games.  On the rare occasions I buy a lottery ticket, I don’t really expect to win a million dollars.  I have won free tickets and 2 dollars.  In college I won a case of beer in a frat drawing.  I wasn’t even old enough to legally drink it!

Of the five human members of our household, Middle Son J seems to be the one most in tune with his Irish heritage as far as the luck thing goes.   He used to bring home little prizes he won in classroom drawings all the time.  He escaped with only a mild concussion the time he absolutely totaled our Honda.  Of course, he would not have wrecked at all if he ever chose to trust in the wisdom of people 30 years older than him who said to make sure you DO NOT take that specific road if it snows because it gets very slippery and dangerous!!  His luckiest arena seems to be in the housing department.  This is great for J because he really needs his space.  He is a true epicurean who likes good food and comfortable surroundings.

He and his new roommate have settled into their German apartment and even have internet now.  He thought they might have to move but now it seems they probably won’t have to.  His spacious apartment that he lucked into is actually officer’s housing.  So instead of sharing quarters with 3 other guys and no kitchen facilities, he’s in a suite with a kitchen and his own bathroom.  His first year at college he somehow lucked into one of the rare suites that was more like an apartment than a dorm room.  Then, when he went back to school this past January (after Army basic training and all), he ended up moving into a room that had been occupied by a guy who decided not to come back.  And he left a bunch of stuff there for J.  So not only did J end up with his own large room and his own bath, but the kid left him a fridge and TV.  Too bad we didn’t know about it before we bought him a new fridge, bringing us to a grand total of 3 dorm refrigerators.

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