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dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Morning and goodnight, GN. Tomorrow, I’m going to try to install a new faucet in the Bathroom. Most of the job is removing the stuff from underneath it. But If I’m successful, we’ll have a two knob solution instead of the ancient one knob one we currently have.

Also….. Our ailing microwave finally died completely.

Did I mention we finally got our new Fridge? I can’t remember. But it’s very nice. It’s a huge side by side with an in door ice maker. I personally use quite a lot of ice. Definitely enough to justify an ice maker.

I also drink enough diet coke to justify a soda machine, but I’ haven’t looked into that yet, even though I’ve fantasized about it for decades,

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Friday salutations, GN!

Hi, dv8 (and Harper)!

Good luck with teh faucet replacement. (And may you get everything you need in one trip to teh big box store (or wherever).

Glad you’re happy with your new fridge, as those ain’t cheap.

Bummer about your microwave. We recently had to replace the under-powered unit we had. Brenda found a good deal on a 1200W Panasonic which kicks ass; we have to slightly reduce cooking times from the directions on most packages. (Which is a “good problem” to have vs. its predecessor -- which worked well for a $50 “temporary replacement” unit purchased during a tight spell some time ago. We really don’t like using credit cards unnecessarily but are also cognizant that often purchasing really cheap stuff “is how poor people stay poor”. We try to walk a reasonable line.)

The old microwave will be going to Goodwill, as it still works fine; we hope it’ll find a good home. 😉

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Yet another busy JimCo day; kinda wish people didn’t wait until shit actually leaked when we told them years ago they had a developing problem. (Which also would have cost a lot less to repair back when they were informed of it, as well as not being an “emergency”.)

*Sigh*

Mood:

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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 year ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning (good night), dv8 (and Plaguie!), and Fatwa!

Good luck on the plumbing job, dv8. I find the worst part of those jobs is removing the old, rusted on, crusted on parts. Hopefully your angle-stops shut off completely.

We used to have a microwave-vent hood combination. The second one died prior to our kitchen remodel. Those things aren’t cheap, are a pain to install, and we knew we wanted a standard range hood in the remodel, so we borrowed an extra microwave that someone had and put it on top of the dryer. That served us for a couple of years, until the kitchen remodel. We had gotten so used to going into the garage to microwave things that when the kitchen was done, we found ourselves still going out to the garage, instead of using the microwave in the kitchen.

Regarding soda machines -- make sure you have a ready supply of CO2 cannisters. From what I’ve read, that’s the biggest issue -- you go down to your local retailer and they’re out.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Drive-by:

Hi, Paddy!

Concur with your assessment re plumbing jobs. The last one at CasaK was swapping out the original float valve in the MBR turlet. Long story short: the nylon nut beneath the tank had rounded corners and was so torqued-down -- plus mineral-deposited -- that a hacksaw was necessary to cut it off. Teh yay for nylon??

At least 1) the new unit was an easy install, and 2) the angle stop worked. (Having lived in many apartments / rental houses, I’ve learned to be very wary of those things.)

dv8 --

Many folks seem to be happy with SodaStream for their fizzy bevvy needs…if there’s a reliable retailer nearby for the C02 cartridges (as Paddy noted).

I’ve thought about getting one, but I don’t need to drink more than the one “pony can” or so I consume per week. (And I loathe diet stuff; my go-to is Pepsi with sugar and the occasional Cheerwine.)

*Poot*

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Happy Friday boys! Hope the plumbing repairs went well, Dv8.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I’ve never heard of CW star Morgan Wellen, but apparently his career is over or at least tanking until he does an apology tour, donates a lot of money to the usual suspects, and maybe not even then. All because he was drunk and used the forbidden word amongst friends and it was recorded by a neighbor and then probably sold to the highest bidder. What did he actually say?

“Take care of this pussy-ass motherfucker,” Wallen said in the video. “Take care of this pussy-ass nigga.”

In today’s America, “motherfucker,” a word that is generally accepted as a fighting slur, is OK, but the N word crosses the line. “Pussy-ass,” depending on the circumstances, may lead to blows or at least get you on your feet, but again that one doesn’t cross the line to professional annihilation.

No reporting on whether his friends were upset, offended, or mortally injured by Wallen’s use of the N word, but there you go.

What a stupid sensitive age we live in.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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Just to be a dick supportive cuz I think the punishment far outweighs the crime, I ordered his latest CD from that America-hating retailer, Amazon, and I ordered through their smile program so they have to make a donation to the NRA.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago
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Like so

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Darn it -- I missed the captioning contest again -- i need to set a better alarm.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 year ago
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It was a good one, Sven. Hosedragger and Denny Crane! tied for Most Obscene Post That Would Still Make It Past the Network Censors.