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rachew
Total posts: 891
Friday I had to reapply for my current job. Everyone in the whole school had to go through a reapplication process. Basically they wanted to fire 2 people and instead of just doing that, they made all of us reapply so they could weed those two out without actually firing them. They just won't get their contracts renewed. Stupidest waste of time ever. On the plus side, Logan is reading which is terrifying and now impossible to spell-hide things from him.
Drew
Total posts: 4799
Drew
Total posts: 4799
And then this past weekend we noticed the freezer was dying so we had a "cook everything now" party and some people came over

If the repair was gonna be too much we were gonna have to buy a fridge that would last through a potential kitchen remodel in a few years so that would've been expensive but the guy replaced the motherboard for like $380

Also we had a bunch of trees trimmed and cut down at e-casa and now the house looks bigger (pro tip)
mwinter
Total posts: 4183
I've heard that if your house loses weight it can also contribute to additional visible inches.
Drew
Total posts: 4799
Appears my credit card # got stoled. Prob got skimmed or something bc the charges are in the south metro area.
Drew
Total posts: 4799
last week the drive train on my lawnmower died, i powered through and cut the yard without it but it was much harder, and i had already shoveled a bunch of gravel, so i'm pretty sure i bought it from home depot not that long ago and it was probably still under warranty, i don't think i have the receipt and i needed to narrow down the time period when i bought it, i remembered that i whined about the PMC lawnmower dying (RIP) here on 409 and i was able to find the post with a date of august 12 which means i bought the toro lawnmower soon after, i thought maybe home depot would have the transaction somewhere on file and could find the receipt again because every time i shop there it prompts me if i want an email receipt sent to my email but i always get a paper receipt, so i go to the store and the clerk says she can't find anything under my email or phone number, i figure all my transactions are associated with my credit card number so i ask if she can look that up and she says she can, but then if you will refer to the post above this one, my credit card # was haxored so i cancelled it and got a new one, I try to guess it because it's similar to my new one and i remember the last 4 digits on the old one but no luck, i call capital one to see if they will give me the old one and she said there was no way and i get kind of smart with her about how the thieves got my number but i can't get it? and i say thanks and hang up, i tried looking on various devices to see if i could think of any auto complete forms where the number might've been saved but couldn't find any, paypal and amazon etc only show the last 4 digits for the saved payment types, then i remember i shredded the card a few days prior so maybe it's still in the shredder in pieces, i go to my shredder and see most of it on top, i manage to get a good amount of plastic collected and am able to finally identify the old cc number, i call home depot on the phone and give them the number and they're totally able to find my receipt and send me a copy, so tomorrow i'll take it to a toro dealership to get it fixed under warranty (or will i?)

2) today i cleaned out the little catch bin that's on the bottom of my side load washing machine, i start the tub clean cycle and go downstairs and i hear noises and am like who is taking a shower, and i look around and there's water coming out of the exhaust fan in the bathroom and my inlaws in the basement start yelling at me about water dripping down there, so i stop the washer and see oh i didn't actually screw the catch bin in all the way, fun, i try to dry everything off as best i can, i don't think i'll have to replace any of the drywall ceiling but i'll have to paint it and i'll have to get 2 drop ceiling tiles for the basement, oh and when i got on the kitchen counter to touch the ceiling to feel if the ceiling is still wet i bashed my head against the light fixture and broke the frosted cover thing, yep
ezmac102
Total posts: 934
Michael‘s had an eye out for a large roll top desk for a while. He wants it to use for camera repairs since it has a large work surface and lots of little drawers.

So my school/church has a huge garage sale fundraiser after school lets out. While volunteering I see a huge roll top desk for $200. Anything left on the last day is half price so Michael and I chance it and wait. It’s still there on the last day so I buy it for $100. They put it in my classroom for me until I can get it home.

Getting it home is tough. It’s huge and heavy. It can fit in the back of my outback, but only if we take out baby seats and put the seat down. So Michael and I have to do it together AND get someone to watch the kids. So we plan to incorporate into date night. We go to the school, borrow a dolly, and get the desk into the car. But as we hit the gas to get onto the highway, the desk slides back and busts out our back window. So now the $100 desk is a $400 desk.

Plus, now it’s sitting in the garage bc we can’t figure out how to get it to the basement bc it’s so big and heavy.

We we spent an hour after date night cleaning the broken glass out of the car and garage. We unplugged the chest freezer so we could plug in the vacuum. Forgot the plug the freezer back in. Didn’t notice for like 4 days. Luckily it’s a well-packed chest freezer so it was still refrigerator-cold after 4 days.  
Shawn
Total posts: 1262
(Updated 8/2/2019 9:40 PM)
When reading V’s story, I definitely identify with the desk breaking the back window. This sounds exactly like something I would do. I have this fear of putting a roof rack on my car because I know I’d forget and crash the top of my car into the garage door at the first opportunity.

Also I’ve told people that I’m doing this sprint triathlon in 2 months. I haven’t actually signed up but I think the social accountability will force me to. I’ve be “training” recently and I’ve learned that proper swimming (and not just dicking around in a pool)  is hard AF. It’s like running while holding your breath.
Drew
Total posts: 4799
Yeah swimming sucks, what confirms it for me is watching world class swimmers give it their all leaving it all in the pool and the judges leisurely walk along side making sure they didn't illegally not move some part of their body

Also as you get more fit you get less buoyant, so yeah

The lawnmower shop called earlier, they said it's not a warranty issue and they fixed it for $32
mwinter
Total posts: 4183
Lawnmower saga: what a rollercoaster. In the theater of my mind, they included a dramatic pause after telling you it's not covered, before hitting you with the pricetag.

Desk date night: I hope you gave yourselves a hand.

Triathlon contract: I promise to make you feel bad about yourself if you end up not participating. And now that I've posted about it socially, you can bet 409 will hold me accountable.