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Old 11-04-2018, 10:17 AM   #31421
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You're not wrong, got a box of the family size in the pantry. Frosted Flakes too and the occasional Lucky Charms. I like Raisin Bran and Multi Grain Cheerios too. The old version of Honey Comb was great, the new version isn't even worth having in the pantry.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:02 PM   #31422
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After the last year and half the word hate is hard for me to use, so now I like the term extreme dislike,

Extreme dislike of the following, I have had to buy this year,

new desk top
key board/mouse
speakers
printer
new lap top
new flat screen for bedroom
new cell phone (wife) just stopped working
new cell phone me, could not receive email on one account (thanks
Bill Gates for selling a phone you no longer support just like the
soft ware on my old desktop
router and new boxes for the TV's (last week lost the web and phones
for 5 days)
still need to replace shredder

work
2 way radio's
a GPS (fourth one)
twin battery pack Dewalt
Dewalt battery charger
impact driver kit with batt and charger
cordless blower
hovercraft for pressure washer
parts to repair porter cable vacuum
battery for paslode

still need
new belt sander
new round palm sander
drywall knives (soft handles rotted sitting for a year in the van along
with caulk, tape, glue, mud)
new laser measure (Bosch, screen stopped working last week)
signs on the van (sitting under a tree and not getting used
for a year did not help)

installed 2 new tires and front shocks along with alignment on the van
(8 bills)

tape deck went south, got a slow leak in in the r/rear, and a small
coolant leak that needs repair, side door handle/latch craped out this
week second time (found a place on line sells just the cables $20)
ford only sells a handle latch with cables $150.00 +)
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The time it takes to get all that fixed / replaced is what would get to me.
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The cable company, lost the web last Thursday make the call, o all your stuff needs to be updated along with your speed we will be there on Saturday between 8 and 12, get the call on Friday to confirm sat appointment, Saturday comes by 12 o clock no cable guy.

Make the call, we need to reschedule for Monday , delivering info at the speed of light and customer service from the dark ages, turns out the speed upgrade we signed up for is not doable in my place so now we need to change the plan that went from $80 a month to $130 with no change in channels

5 days without business phones
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:27 PM   #31425
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Isn't modern tech great?

My MIL passed and we were able to get rid of a phone and two pads off our bill. They said it would amount to $40. I thought that was a little light. When the bill came it was $70 less.

OK, so where is that $30/mo extra come from that I had been paying for the last 5 years. You know I'll never get that back.
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The time it takes to get all that fixed / replaced is what would get to me.
Along with all that my wife was in the cardiac unit 4 times, ($ don't ask) I received cancer treatment on my face (50 grand) trying to get back to normal boring life with out drama and crap going wrong is my goal.
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On Friday, doing a trial pressure test on the drain/vent system in the house we're building, it wouldn't hold enough air to even register on the pressure gauge. So rather than burn up my air compressor while we hunted down the leak, I taped the hose from my venerable Rigid shop vac to it, on blow.

15-20 minutes later, the vac self-destructed--and we still hadn't found the leak.

I've had that machine for 13-14 years, and pretty much came to think of it as indestructible. Went right out and bought another one the next day.
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Isn't modern tech great?

My MIL passed and we were able to get rid of a phone and two pads off our bill. They said it would amount to $40. I thought that was a little light. When the bill came it was $70 less.

OK, so where is that $30/mo extra come from that I had been paying for the last 5 years. You know I'll never get that back.
Yes Leo its great but just does not last, I bet there is a crap load of old Zenith tv's that still work just fine out there .

The only thing that seems to have gotten much better are autos now a couple of hundred grand on the speedo is no big deal.
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I had a 22" Hiatachi CRT TV that I toted from place to place until I got my first widescreen. The Hitachi still worked but the picture compared to the new tech was pretty blurry. Something I never noticed before a direct comparison. I put it out on the front with a sign "works" It was gone within the hour and it's probably still in someones house working.
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On Friday, doing a trial pressure test on the drain/vent system in the house we're building, it wouldn't hold enough air to even register on the pressure gauge. So rather than burn up my air compressor while we hunted down the leak, I taped the hose from my venerable Rigid shop vac to it, on blow.

15-20 minutes later, the vac self-destructed--and we still hadn't found the leak.

I've had that machine for 13-14 years, and pretty much came to think of it as indestructible. Went right out and bought another one the next day.
Well maybe now you are not using a worn out tool that's 15 years old you can find the leak I hope you bought the service plan for your tool they don't make um like they use too, I am on my second Dewalt in 15 years.
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I had a 22" Hiatachi CRT TV that I toted from place to place until I got my first widescreen. The Hitachi still worked but the picture compared to the new tech was pretty blurry. Something I never noticed before a direct comparison. I put it out on the front with a sign "works" It was gone within the hour and it's probably still in someones house working.
Ha ha that's funny did the same thing with a 47 inch rear projection tv when we got our first 65 inch flat screen the last I saw of it, it was getting wheeled down the road.
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You're not wrong, go a box of the family size in the pantry. Frosted Flakes too and the occasional Lucky Charms. I like Raisin Bran and Multi Grain Cheerios too. The old version of Honey Comb was great, the new version isn't even worth having in the pantry.


Sweet tooth huh?
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Ha ha that's funny did the same thing with a 47 inch rear projection tv when we got our first 65 inch flat screen the last I saw of it, it was getting wheeled down the road.


Had a 55 Sony hd that was still working great. Put it on fb for $50 and it was gone in minutes and picked up hour later. Ended up just giving it to them.


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Well maybe now you are not using a worn out tool that's 15 years old you can find the leak
Plan B on Monday. We're going to load the system with water and look for leaks. If we find any, we'll fix 'em. If we don't, the inspector accepts water tests in lieu of air pressure tests.
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Sweet tooth huh?
I eat a bowl of cereal at night a couple times a week. I like the sweet stuff, ya.
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On Friday, doing a trial pressure test on the drain/vent system in the house we're building, it wouldn't hold enough air to even register on the pressure gauge. ...
So plumber gave you an extra vent ?
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So plumber gave you an extra vent ?
That would be me and my buddy. We should find out tomorrow which one of us screwed up this time.

We'll be doing the electric too.
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Well, you’ll find the problem with water no doubt
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On Friday, doing a trial pressure test on the drain/vent system in the house we're building, it wouldn't hold enough air to even register on the pressure gauge. So rather than burn up my air compressor while we hunted down the leak, I taped the hose from my venerable Rigid shop vac to it, on blow.

15-20 minutes later, the vac self-destructed--and we still hadn't found the leak.

I've had that machine for 13-14 years, and pretty much came to think of it as indestructible. Went right out and bought another one the next day.
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End of the day, and we didn't have any. That's part of the price you pay for not being a specialist.

We did try puffing a couple of cigarettes into the system, but gave up on that after I turned green.

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