dontwantaname


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inkycatz wrote:I'm still clinging to the illusions it is morning here.



Odds are it is.
What time zone are you? Central or Pacific?

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dontwantaname wrote:Odds are it is.
What time zone are you? Central or Pacific?



Pacific, it's 9:48am here, my coffee tumbler is empty, and I'm pretty sure this overcast weather will burn off by noon.

I'm just hanging out, really.

Turken


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Arrrgh.

Stupid purchasing department.

Typical requisition: Send purchasing an email with some key words that says what I need and from where. Sent such email yesterday, requesting parts, sourcing from company's "preferred vendor" rather than my preferred source. Purchasing emails back this morning with the "great news" that since I want to buy from the (overpriced) preferred vendor, I have the "privilege" of skipping past the purchasing department and ordering directly through the vendor's (fuuuugly and unintuitive) website myself.

Joy. So instead one email and getting it done yesterday, I now have a whole series of emails wherein I have to register with a website and jump through all sorts of online hoops so that I can have the convenience of spending my time doing their job.

Lesson learned from this: Screw the preferred vendor arrangement. My time is worth a lot more than the few dollars "saved" by getting supplies there.


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dontwantaname wrote:The house on the block that sold last year is for sale again.

The guy bought it for $320,000. The lowest a house has sold for in years. It was an unimproved house with the original owner. House built in the early 50's.

The new owner did nothing. Just had a cleaning crew come in. NO updates at all.
Put the house up for rent and a nice family with 2 little kids moved in.
The family did yard work and since the guy was a plumber, they did some improvements for free, because the owner never sent anyone to do repairs.

Now, less than a year later, the house is for sale.......for 140 grand more than the owner paid!
The renter didn't do a hundred grand worth of improvements. He cut back shrubs and got things working.

Right now you can get a very livable house for that much money. This is a total handy man special.



Seems to me if he gets what he's asking or near it, then it's all the better for home values in your area. Personal differences notwithstanding, it sounds like a win.

move along

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inkycatz wrote:Pacific, it's 9:48am here, my coffee tumbler is empty, and I'm pretty sure this overcast weather will burn off by next june.



TFTFY

inkycatz


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no1 wrote:TFTFY



I admit it, you've lost me here.

I'm just hanging out, really.

Mavyn


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inkycatz wrote:I admit it, you've lost me here.



Means: There, Fixed That For You.

Quoting someone and changing their statement for comical effect. Very popular here.

(FWIW, he changed 'the fog will burn of by this afternoon' to 'the fog will burn off by next June')

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

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j5 wrote:Seems to me if he gets what he's asking or near it, then it's all the better for home values in your area. Personal differences notwithstanding, it sounds like a win.



The guy wants the going price for the house in normal shape.
If he did some work, maybe he could ask more. He did nothing.
So it is just going to be on the market forever.

The value of the houses is more dependent on location and school district.
So far every run down house has been fixed up by whoever buys it, except for one rental and one house owned by son's friend.

His mom is a pack rat. Claims she is like that for her job (street vender), but she is nuts. Travels for months on end. All over the world to buy stuff.
Didn't even know what grade her daughter was in when we asked once!
You would think she was making a wonderful living off her sales, but it just pays enough for her to travel.


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inkycatz wrote:I admit it, you've lost me here.



Humm ,his daughter is old enough to type a bit now, so it isn't her.
I don't know if he has a cat.
Hell I don't know if he is human!

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dontwantaname wrote:The guy wants the going price for the house in normal shape.
If he did some work, maybe he could ask more. He did nothing.
So it is just going to be on the market forever.

The value of the houses is more dependent on location and school district.
So far every run down house has been fixed up by whoever buys it, except for one rental and one house owned by son's friend.

His mom is a pack rat. Claims she is like that for her job (street vender), but she is nuts. Travels for months on end. All over the world to buy stuff.
Didn't even know what grade her daughter was in when we asked once!
You would think she was making a wonderful living off her sales, but it just pays enough for her to travel.


Still.
Outside of his audacity, what is the issue with the asking price?
If you knew nothing about him, his family, the house, the history, and saw it hit the market, what would you think about it?

move along

AZGman


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j5 wrote:Still.
Outside of his audacity, what is the issue with the asking price?
If you knew nothing about him, his family, the house, the history, and saw it hit the market, what would you think about it?





D'name is convinced that anybody who doesn't think like her is nuts.


She can't think outside of her own experiences.


And, Home!!! Man this day went fast!!

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

inkycatz


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dontwantaname wrote:
I don't know if he has a cat.



I've nicknamed my cat "The Intern" because she watches as I work most of the week.

I'm just hanging out, really.

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dontwantaname wrote:Dang afternoon to you too.



Roofers are gone. Nothing can move into my attic for the winter.
Hopefully nobody did already.



In WA, we had mice in the attic. The exterminator said a tall evergreen next to the house was their ladder. He said to top that and then give them a couple weeks to jump to freedom and then he started laying the sticky-boards. I pictured these little mice leaping from my 2nd story eaves. Of course, I'm betting those mice could climb those bricks if they wanted.



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inkycatz wrote:I've nicknamed my cat "The Intern" because she watches as I work most of the week.



That's called supervising.

Just wait until you mess up and she has to correct you.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

inkycatz


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Mavyn wrote:That's called supervising.

Just wait until you mess up and she has to correct you.



Suddenly all the times I get bitten "at random" are making sense now...

I'm just hanging out, really.

AZGman


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Mavyn wrote:That's called supervising.

Just wait until you mess up and she has to correct you.



Prolly has Gatzby on speed dial!

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ThunderThighs wrote:In WA, we had mice in the attic. The exterminator said a tall evergreen next to the house was their ladder. He said to top that and then give them a couple weeks to jump to freedom and then he started laying the sticky-boards. I pictured these little mice leaping from my 2nd story eaves. Of course, I'm betting those mice could climb those bricks if they wanted.



There is one tree within maybe 6 feet of the roof.


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They dug the post holes yesterday and had to wait for an inspector to inspect them today. Who knew there was a hole inspector?



When I was a kid I wanted to be older, this CRAP is NOT what I expected.

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pooflady wrote:They dug the post holes yesterday and had to wait for an inspector to inspect them today. Who knew there was a hole inspector?



There is an inspector for everything. That is why nothing gets done.

We had an entire year with no permits issued. Why, the building dept got arrested. Kickbacks and stuff like that.





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pooflady wrote:They dug the post holes yesterday and had to wait for an inspector to inspect them today. Who knew there was a hole inspector?



If it's similar to here, you may see the same inspector for multiple phases of construction.

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Just an observation - Wegman's has the best frozen meatballs I've ever tasted.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

AZGman


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Shunned? Again?



Okay; see y'all later.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

pooflady


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AZGman wrote:Just an observation - Wegman's has the best frozen meatballs I've ever tasted.



We doesn't have one of those. The best I've found is Rosina. Not that they're fantastic, but they're a lot better than Armour.



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pooflady wrote:We doesn't have one of those. The best I've found is Rosina. Not that they're fantastic, but they're a lot better than Armour.



Armour are awful! Mama Lucia isn't too bad. Never seen Rosina.

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Wegman's store brand stuff is usually pretty good. I wish there was one closer, but that's a 30 minute drive in GOOD traffic...Sigh.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

inkycatz


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AZGman wrote:Just an observation - Wegman's has the best frozen meatballs I've ever tasted.



I'm partial to the Trader Joe's ones.

I'm just hanging out, really.

Turken


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Mavyn wrote:Wegman's store brand stuff is usually pretty good. I wish there was one closer, but that's a 30 minute drive in GOOD traffic...Sigh.


Wegman's does have good store-brand stuff. One of the few perks when we lived in NYS.


inkycatz


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AZGman wrote:Shunned? Again?



Okay; see y'all later.



I count on you all to take care of things while I'm at lunch, do we have to set up an AZGman maintenance schedule around here? :D

I'm just hanging out, really.

AZGman


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inkycatz wrote:I'm partial to the Trader Joe's ones.



Haven't tried TJ's; closest one is 30+ miles away.

Grumpy 'til the day I die.

pooflady


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inkycatz wrote:I count on you all to take care of things while I'm at lunch, do we have to set up an AZGman maintenance schedule around here? :D



He pouts if you don't reply right away.



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pooflady


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Off to dinner with granddaughters #1 and 2. Later.



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Turken wrote:Wegman's does have good store-brand stuff. One of the few perks when we lived in NYS.



Wegman's is wonderful.
When daughter started at Ithaca it was the biggest store in the area.
Wegmans sold everything a college kid could use.
They sold folding dorm furniture. Bookshelfs and stuff that is on hinges and folds flat!

Plus every type of food.

Great store.

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inkycatz wrote:I count on you all to take care of things while I'm at lunch, do we have to set up an AZGman maintenance schedule around here? :D



That might work.

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dontwantaname wrote:That might work.



Nope; everyone else here have real lives.

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Mavyn


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AZGman wrote:Haven't tried TJ's; closest one is 30+ miles away.



TJ's has great stuff, and a lot of it is much cheaper than at other stores. Just about the only pre=packaged frozen stuff I buy. I've had their meatballs, though, and they weren't awesome. Good, but not amazing.

For nuts and dried fruits, they rock. Candy Cane Joe-Joes are my only 'must have' Christmas treat, and the TJ's bone-in spiral cut ham is my favorite.

I could go on--there are several things that TJ's carries that makes it worth going.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

AZGman


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See?

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AZGman


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Mavyn wrote:TJ's has great stuff, and a lot of it is much cheaper than at other stores. Just about the only pre=packaged frozen stuff I buy. I've had their meatballs, though, and they weren't awesome. Good, but not amazing.

For nuts and dried fruits, they rock. Candy Cane Joe-Joes are my only 'must have' Christmas treat, and the TJ's bone-in spiral cut ham is my favorite.

I could go on--there are several things that TJ's carries that makes it worth going.



May check 'em out someday.

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g'night.

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AZGman wrote:May check 'em out someday.



I don't have either of those stores in my area.

But I have HEB - which I love for groceries, and I like their store brand stuff

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kdccrosby wrote:I don't have either of those stores in my area.

But I have HEB - which I love for groceries, and I like their store brand stuff



Nope none of the above here.

Hi all. The fall cold bug is going through the house. Tried to take a nap today and Ver3 got sent to sleep with me, except his trying to breathe with a stuffed nose pretty much ended sleeping for me.

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