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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #90 on: April 07, 2021, 12:59:36 PM »
Probably not, I'm short.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2021, 08:49:35 PM »
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #92 on: April 08, 2021, 02:21:06 PM »
Maybe we need to start a new thread for other home-related trials and tribulations, but since this one already exists, Ima gonna vent here...

So today I was out mowing my yard for just the 2nd time this season, when the muffler and muffler bracket on my 2005 lawn tractor decide to just...fall off.  Since they were located on the lower front of the mower, I had no clue until I ran over them. :tickedoff:  Blades hit 'em and engine just died.  #:-)  Fortunately, engine still starts OK, and the blades still engage OK with no vibs.  Looked under the deck and I don't see any knicks in the blades, etc, so I lucked out there, at least.  The muffler/bracket didn't look rusted, so I'm not quite sure why they just fell off.  I guess the screws just got loose and I didn't notice.
 Just started to look for parts and looks like its gonna cost me $200+, which is better than a new mower, but still... :pullhair:
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #93 on: April 08, 2021, 03:01:41 PM »
^Crap, that sucks in a National Lampoon/Griswold family sorta way.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #94 on: April 09, 2021, 06:33:25 AM »
Mower shit

Lol.  A few days ago: mower works fine.  Yesterday: split tire in front with tube bulging through and zero start - no "click," no nothing so assume battery went tits-up after wife was, "I couldn't get the key out, so I just left it there; don't know how it got out." and has no idea how the tire split, but she hit something hard enough to rotate the steering wheel on the shaft to where the "centered," wheels don't match the "centered," steering wheel if that makes any sense.  And I just fixed the steering mechanism this past Sunday too.

That woman is a bane to anything remotely resembling technology.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #95 on: April 09, 2021, 07:01:01 AM »
'Women and machinery do not mix.'
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2021, 07:23:15 AM »
No joke.  She bent the inside rim of a wheel on her car one time.  The inside.  And has gone through at least two engines with two separate cars.

I flinch any time I see her near the computer.

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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #97 on: April 09, 2021, 07:50:16 AM »
I think I have said this before but we are married to the same woman.

An hour ago I came home from dropping off one of our daughters at school to find The Wife futzing with the garage door...'It's stuck,' she says.

The unlock cord got caught on the top of her massive new SUV (which she got because a deer totaled her previous massive SUV, but that's a story for another day.)

I have evolved enough now to not lose my mind, climbed up to grab the cord and tied a knot so it would clear.

All this to say that the quote above is always relevant.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #98 on: April 09, 2021, 08:04:49 AM »
I think I have said this before but we are married to the same woman.

If your wife has the allergic reaction to persons who are just sitting (i.e. "Get up! Go Work! Now!") that mine does, then yes, we are indeed related in some fashion.


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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #99 on: April 09, 2021, 08:16:36 AM »
^I have learned to never sit and always be seen carrying something from one part of the house to the other. Same at the in-laws house.

Oh and The Wife is also terrible with computers and digital technology of most types.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #100 on: April 09, 2021, 08:25:12 AM »
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #101 on: April 09, 2021, 09:09:55 AM »
I'm getting teary eyed.
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning a house
« Reply #102 on: April 09, 2021, 09:57:17 AM »
Our ONLY Lawnmower shop went 'Tits-Up' recently and there was no one in town to get my mower ready for the mowing season. After asking around, I was pleasantly surprised to find a local guy who did an excellent job and was very reasonable in price. Not often I get a break like that and I'm positively keeping his number a secret.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning ANYTHING
« Reply #103 on: April 10, 2021, 04:03:37 PM »
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Re: Trials and tribulations of owning ANYTHING
« Reply #104 on: April 11, 2021, 06:08:55 AM »
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I occasionally change a thread title.  I've found the new title only remains until someone posts after you.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time.   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)