THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Talk about anything that you would like.
User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

Well, yes. I guess news is somewhat required.

In the last 2 years...

1- I left most social media. Vibe was too polarized and toxic. Best thing I could do. No more FB. I just kept Instagram to follow some hobbies and family.

2- I changed things at work. Still working crazy times, but now I am management. So, added security for now. I have a 5 year plan. I have finished year 1 a short while ago.

3- I stabilized things at home. Family now doing well. My father is unfortunately still very ill (terminal cancer, and on "bonus time"), but I spend as much time as I can with him, and he is in good spirits. So, I am too.

4- I am balancing my hobby implication. Still lots to do and many machines to save, but no longer on my own side. I have sold in excess of 25 machines in the last year or so. I now have 8 pinballs and a handful of vids, and I am considering bringing that down to 4-5 pins. 25 machines make me no happier than 8. In fact, I dare call them a burden. So, I am focusing on a few now, and am enjoying it thoroughly. Even considering selling 4 to buy a NIB.

Next steps are getting physically healthier. Pushing 50, I realize that I don't recover as quickly. And I no longer can go on 4hrs of sleep per night for years. I need my 7-8hrs now. Lol

So, just good things from now on. More focus on myself and by doing so, getting more done. Working with friends on games. Doesn't get better than that.

WARLOCK
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Location: The Bluffs - Scarborough, ON
Has liked: 188 times
Been liked: 42 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by WARLOCK »

Glad to hear and see you post again bro.
I am not really posting for many these days.

In the past: indeed many of us posted for others to follow.
The world is far different now. I expect no response in essence.

Moving forward. Watching. Perhaps participating?
It seems to be a "reluctant" way to move forward perhaps.

Many may see it that way I am told: as I suspected was the case.
And so: in a few weeks time; this will all wither away once again.

Cheers.

Salut.

All the very best.

Not sure this time if there is any more soon...

User avatar
Mindstorm88
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1323
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 am
Location: Sorel-Tracy, Qc
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 31 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Mindstorm88 »

Moving again :shock: after 12 years.

Shit we accumulate stuff, i'm almost ready with hundreds of boxes :FP: .

Games will be on break for a while .

Very stressfull time , but i will survive :D

New gameroom next year :D

User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

Mindstorm88 wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:50 am
Moving again :shock: after 12 years.

Shit we accumulate stuff, i'm almost ready with hundreds of boxes :FP: .

Games will be on break for a while .

Very stressfull time , but i will survive :D

New gameroom next year :D
Hein? Fini à l'IREQ?

Grosse nouvelle!

User avatar
Azatotht
Admins
Posts: 9145
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Location: Anjou (Montreal)
Has liked: 225 times
Been liked: 56 times
Contact:

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Azatotht »

Tu t'en vas dans quel coin ?
I am the monster that breathing men would kill.
I, am Dracula... (and you're not!)

User avatar
Mindstorm88
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1323
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 am
Location: Sorel-Tracy, Qc
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 31 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Mindstorm88 »

Sparky 2.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 11:24 am
Mindstorm88 wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:50 am
Moving again :shock: after 12 years.

Shit we accumulate stuff, i'm almost ready with hundreds of boxes :FP: .

Games will be on break for a while .

Very stressfull time , but i will survive :D

New gameroom next year :D
Hein? Fini à l'IREQ?

Grosse nouvelle!
Non, non, toujours a l'IREQ , fini de voyager entre 2 maisons , on a vendu les 2 et acheté une plus grosse !! :D

User avatar
Mindstorm88
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1323
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 am
Location: Sorel-Tracy, Qc
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 31 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Mindstorm88 »

Azatotht wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:53 pm
Tu t'en vas dans quel coin ?
Sorel, je me rapproche de Paidge :lol:

User avatar
R.A.B.
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 3470
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Fluttering above the trees and the bushes on the Island of the Nones.
Been liked: 169 times
Contact:

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by R.A.B. »

Mindstorm88 wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:16 pm
Azatotht wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:53 pm
Tu t'en vas dans quel coin ?
Sorel, je me rapproche de Paidge :lol:
Congrats a toi et Karine Bro.
http://www.montrealpinball.com
https://amusement.evolvo.com/
http://www.alouetteamusement.com

Bally 1936 "Bumper" - North Star 1950 "Richelieu" - Universal 1950 "Feature Bell" - Gottlieb 1952 "Queen of Hearts" - Williams 1960 "Ten Spot" - Gottlieb 1971 "Challenger" - Williams 1973 "OXO" - Bally 1976 "Bonanza"

Maxed out at 10 machines, no more. Un max de 10 machines, pas plus.
Une règle suivi guéri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

Personally prefer the exceptional qualities lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. Alas, our day to day is being promoted as extraordinary via a world wide web largely fueled by the new dumb & followed closely by the latest breed of unscrupulous scroundrels & judas goats.

"I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you, to be just like them. " - Zimmy

User avatar
Azatotht
Admins
Posts: 9145
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Location: Anjou (Montreal)
Has liked: 225 times
Been liked: 56 times
Contact:

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Azatotht »

Mindstorm88 wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:16 pm
Azatotht wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:53 pm
Tu t'en vas dans quel coin ?
Sorel, je me rapproche de Paidge :lol:
Excellente nouvelle, content pour toi :D
I am the monster that breathing men would kill.
I, am Dracula... (and you're not!)

paidge
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1293
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:14 am
Location: Nicolet
Has liked: 4 times
Been liked: 20 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by paidge »

Mindstorm88 wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:16 pm
Azatotht wrote:
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:53 pm
Tu t'en vas dans quel coin ?
Sorel, je me rapproche de Paidge :lol:
ATABOY

User avatar
R.A.B.
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 3470
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:17 pm
Location: Fluttering above the trees and the bushes on the Island of the Nones.
Been liked: 169 times
Contact:

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by R.A.B. »

R.A.B. wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:51 pm
What a day today. Contradictory in a way, - parts sales have been going up, so why shut down for a month ? What does the amusement industry have to do with the Québec construction holiday ?

I sold well over 1K in parts today, (average day is 500 at three days a week), so I am considering going into Alouette every Friday only and running the Montreal Pinball parts counter for that one day only for the next four weeks. I do not see the logic of taking a month off when parts sales are up and as local operators are asking for more stuff now that they are coming out of their holes and their locations are opening for business again. Time will tell, but these are definitely exciting times, I am stoked. 8-)

R.A.B.
The above is from last year, sort of gives us perspective methinks, happy to help in keeping operator locations running.

Apparently we will be closing the Montréal Pinball parts counter from July 11th to August 1st this year for the Québec construction holiday (whatever that means), but in reality, it actually doesn't mean that much since when you get down to the nitty gritty of what is left of this community along with the handful of operators I have known for years, most of these people know how to reach me and can get parts and advice anytime at all, so yaboo & kapla !!

FYI - please note that I do not deal with fuzzheads, we understand each other, don't we ? :D I am sort of on a permanent vacation so have your part numbers ready if you want to talk turkey.

Again, FYI as they say, I will be in Toronto near the end of July to make those well needed connections there once again, so let me know if I can move some small items transport back or forth like Warlock does on a heavier scale since he is obviously bigger than me. :FP:

In the meantime (love that word "meantime")

I have stumbled upon a bunch of new Stern parts that tend to break frequently.

515-6308-01 Flipper coil stop assembly - 6.95 $ CAD - Your reference = https://www.marcospecialties.com/contro ... 15-6308-01

(FYI - the latest Stern plunger and link for flippers is part no.515-6304-03 and is usually changed at the same time as a "mushroomed" coil stop. Note that you can use the WMS flipper plunger and link as a sub (part no. A-15847), they are equivilant and less expensive than the Stern part. However, the Stern coil stop is not interchangeable with the WMS coil stop for flippers, part no. A-12390.

515-7257-00 and 515-7257-01, hell, those damn EOS actuators break often because Stern is cutting quality everywhere they can, it is good for profit and that is what matters in business, or they are simply making a run to the finish line. Weird times for pinball machine operators, slim pickings in this likely pre-war era and recession/depression.

But yes, E.O.S. actuators, I have found a bunch, left and right for 4.50$ (CAD)/each. Your visual reference is - https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinbal ... 15-7257-01

God Bless our ship of fools, nobody else would venture to do so, but i think (s)he may have well split the whole scene completely after pulling its hair out watching us behave the way we do.

R.A.B.
20211001_192812.jpg
http://www.montrealpinball.com
https://amusement.evolvo.com/
http://www.alouetteamusement.com

Bally 1936 "Bumper" - North Star 1950 "Richelieu" - Universal 1950 "Feature Bell" - Gottlieb 1952 "Queen of Hearts" - Williams 1960 "Ten Spot" - Gottlieb 1971 "Challenger" - Williams 1973 "OXO" - Bally 1976 "Bonanza"

Maxed out at 10 machines, no more. Un max de 10 machines, pas plus.
Une règle suivi guéri de tout. A rule respected can cure anything.

A philosophy of doing shall rule until the days when I can no longer "do" arrive. Because when I am too old to adjust an AX relay or relieve a woman friend from sighing, there will only be memories to fill my time. So, the task at hand is to build that RRSP of memories in order to joyfully cushion the last stages of life.

Personally prefer the exceptional qualities lurking beneath any normal state of affairs. Alas, our day to day is being promoted as extraordinary via a world wide web largely fueled by the new dumb & followed closely by the latest breed of unscrupulous scroundrels & judas goats.

"I try my best to be just like I am, but everybody wants you, to be just like them. " - Zimmy

User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

Well, I got hit with a few wowzers these last few days. LOL

Estimate for my roof repair: 30000$. Not even leaking, but it is 24 years old and looks tired. Getting other estimates as I type this...

Estimate for braces for Emma, my daughter: 7200$

So, no Rush LE this year. LOL. Shit happens.

Onwards!

MIkea
MAACA New Contributor
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:32 am
Location: Milton
Has liked: 9 times
Been liked: 5 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by MIkea »

Sparky 2.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:23 am
Well, I got hit with a few wowzers these last few days. LOL

Estimate for my roof repair: 30000$. Not even leaking, but it is 24 years old and looks tired. Getting other estimates as I type this...

Estimate for braces for Emma, my daughter: 7200$

So, no Rush LE this year. LOL. Shit happens.

Onwards!
I hear ya. In the last few years we’ve done the roof, furnace, AC, windows are next….

Pro tip: we went through Canadian Tire to do our roof, and ended up getting some Canadian Tire money out of the deal. Almost enough to cover whatever major repair my truck needed immediately after that.

User avatar
steamfitter
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1265
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:31 pm
Location: Orleans ( Ottawa )
Has liked: 91 times
Been liked: 104 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by steamfitter »

Sparky 2.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:23 am
Well, I got hit with a few wowzers these last few days. LOL

Estimate for my roof repair: 30000$. Not even leaking, but it is 24 years old and looks tired. Getting other estimates as I type this...

Estimate for braces for Emma, my daughter: 7200$

So, no Rush LE this year. LOL. Shit happens.

Onwards!
$30 000 ?
Pins: Black Hole , Lightning , Flash Gordon , Firepower , Jacks to Open,
Jukebox :1972 Seeburg Olympian sps160 , 1986 seeburg SCD-1
Projects : fireball (home edition ) , seeburg LPC-1

http://WWW.pinballowners.com/steamfitter

User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

steamfitter wrote:
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:39 pm
Sparky 2.0 wrote:
Wed Jul 20, 2022 7:23 am
Well, I got hit with a few wowzers these last few days. LOL

Estimate for my roof repair: 30000$. Not even leaking, but it is 24 years old and looks tired. Getting other estimates as I type this...

Estimate for braces for Emma, my daughter: 7200$

So, no Rush LE this year. LOL. Shit happens.

Onwards!
$30 000 ?
Yup....

User avatar
cait001
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 4939
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:42 pm
Location: Centretown, Ottawa, ON
Has liked: 398 times
Been liked: 168 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by cait001 »

Yeah things are getting expensive all over leaving less and less buffer for hobbies. Worst case scenario I'll sell my JP to float us some cash until we're back to two paycheques again. At least that one would be the easiest thing to re-buy in the future.
backglasses wanted: Star-Jet, Fire Queen, Fairy, Star Trek (1971 Gottlieb)
marquees wanted: Roller Aces, Quiz Dragon, Strider, Varkon, Dark Planet, R-Type (w/ship), Quantum, Ninja (Sega)
blog -- collection -- Pinball Women Ottawa -- Ottawa Pinball Map -- ratings

User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

cait001 wrote:
Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:30 pm
Yeah things are getting expensive all over leaving less and less buffer for hobbies. Worst case scenario I'll sell my JP to float us some cash until we're back to two paycheques again. At least that one would be the easiest thing to re-buy in the future.
I find that in times of high prices, for hobby sustainability, collector-barter/trading, skills exchange, and just overall helping friends is invaluable.

WARLOCK
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 2971
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:13 pm
Location: The Bluffs - Scarborough, ON
Has liked: 188 times
Been liked: 42 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by WARLOCK »

ALSO: Love this thread.
My last post. Cheers. Salut.

Available by PM or offline always.
My friends all know how to reach me.

User avatar
Mindstorm88
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1323
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 am
Location: Sorel-Tracy, Qc
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 31 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Mindstorm88 »

Premiere phase de déménagement complété, 2 camions un 30 pieds et un 22 pieds en entrepot :shock:

oupss j oubliais, 5 voyages de trailer dans une autre entrepot :FP:

Maintenant on attend la maison en appartement :bawling

User avatar
Azatotht
Admins
Posts: 9145
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Location: Anjou (Montreal)
Has liked: 225 times
Been liked: 56 times
Contact:

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Azatotht »

Mindstorm88 wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:10 pm
Maintenant on attend la maison en appartement :bawling
Ouf, combien de temps avant de pouvoir entrer ?
I am the monster that breathing men would kill.
I, am Dracula... (and you're not!)

User avatar
Mindstorm88
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 1323
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:41 am
Location: Sorel-Tracy, Qc
Has liked: 15 times
Been liked: 31 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Mindstorm88 »

Azatotht wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:14 pm
Mindstorm88 wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:10 pm
Maintenant on attend la maison en appartement :bawling
Ouf, combien de temps avant de pouvoir entrer ?
Début novembre !!!

User avatar
Azatotht
Admins
Posts: 9145
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 9:32 pm
Location: Anjou (Montreal)
Has liked: 225 times
Been liked: 56 times
Contact:

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Azatotht »

Mindstorm88 wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:36 pm

Début novembre !!!
Vous allez l'apprécier quand ça va arriver !

Bon courage, même si je suis certain que c'est pas si pire que ça être un peu plus collés pour un moment :mrgreen:
I am the monster that breathing men would kill.
I, am Dracula... (and you're not!)

User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

Well, not getting any younger. LOL. Blew out my back doing absolutely nothing. In bed all day Saturday, and taking it easy Sunday. Better today but still numb.

Getting older sucks. LOL

User avatar
hyann
MAACA Mega Contributor
Posts: 2235
Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:34 am
Location: St-jean-sur-Richelieu QC (near MTL)
Has liked: 1 time
Been liked: 14 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by hyann »

Sparky 2.0 wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:44 am
Well, not getting any younger. LOL. Blew out my back doing absolutely nothing. In bed all day Saturday, and taking it easy Sunday. Better today but still numb.

Getting older sucks. LOL
Yes! Ça commence dans 10 ans on va pouvoir racheter vos machines le tier du prix parce que vous serez plus capable des sortir du sous-sol lol
http://www.pinballowners.com/hyann
Working on: Taxi PF restoration
In french: Blog sur machines, romans et jeux: http://machines-romans-jeux.blogspot.com

MPL 2009-2010 Iron Man and Royal Flush: Best effort awards
MPL 2010-2011 Gary stern trophy !

User avatar
Sparky
MAACA OG
Posts: 23575
Joined: Tue May 21, 2013 5:33 pm
Location: St-Lazare by the beach
Has liked: 8 times
Been liked: 244 times

Re: THE MAACA DAILY NEWS! Your daily read about YOU,the members!

Post by Sparky »

hyann wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:51 am
Sparky 2.0 wrote:
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:44 am
Well, not getting any younger. LOL. Blew out my back doing absolutely nothing. In bed all day Saturday, and taking it easy Sunday. Better today but still numb.

Getting older sucks. LOL
Yes! Ça commence dans 10 ans on va pouvoir racheter vos machines le tier du prix parce que vous serez plus capable des sortir du sous-sol lol
I am ahead of you.... LOL. I installed a ramp and a winch in my basement entrance a while back. LOL

No way I am pulling the Killer Instinct 2 out by hand...

Post Reply

Return to “MAACA Forum and Chat”