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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Toby » 27 Feb 2018, 15:08

Very Stable Baron wrote:We didn’t get it. :x
We strongly suspect it was an inside job. :|


In my experience you'll have a lot of frustrations and have your heart broken at least once before you get your house. Then you'll forget all about those missed ones.

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Postby Six String » 28 Feb 2018, 04:32

I had the easiest house purchase back in the 80s. I was renting the house and the owner told me he wanted to sell the house and he was either going to sell it to me or someone else. So I bought it. I was happy, didn't want to move and the price was very reasonable. We shared the same agent! He offered, I accepted, we signed papers, it was over.

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Postby WG Kaspar » 28 Feb 2018, 17:49

Well thanks to the amber weather warning I'm off work tomorrow and possibly Friday as well.
There's also a pub across the street from where I live so it all looks good for tomorrow.
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Re: MORE random stuff about your day

Postby Count Machuki » 28 Feb 2018, 20:31

I have FUCKING SHINGLES

SHINGLES!

what am I, flipping 80 years old?

And it hurts like Hell. And it's mad itchy. And I'm supposed to avoid contact with my kid.

Shingles! What a world.
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Postby Samoan » 28 Feb 2018, 22:35

^ I'm sorry, Count
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Postby Count Machuki » 28 Feb 2018, 22:43

Thanks. I blame Donald Trump.
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Postby Belle Lettre » 28 Feb 2018, 23:03

Nasty! Hope you're over it soon.
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Postby PresMuffley » 01 Mar 2018, 01:12

They had to haul the tractor to the shop today and I'm feeling pretty damn lucky since the warranty expires on March 6th.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 01 Mar 2018, 02:05

Count Machuki wrote:I have FUCKING SHINGLES

SHINGLES!

what am I, flipping 80 years old?

And it hurts like Hell. And it's mad itchy. And I'm supposed to avoid contact with my kid.

Shingles! What a world.


Oh dear! Bad luck. Take care! And take it easy!
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Postby PresMuffley » 01 Mar 2018, 02:48

Had Shingles once 4 or 5 years ago. Here's a tip:

DO DRUGS!
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Postby fange » 01 Mar 2018, 02:57

Ouch! Get get better soon, Count.
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Postby LeBaron » 01 Mar 2018, 03:37

Sheesh, Count! That’s the pitz!
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Postby Wally Bingbang » 01 Mar 2018, 14:36

Goddamn, Count! You need some socialized healthcare!

In other news, B used a steel scouring pad and dish soap on one of my cast-iron pans this morning. :(
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Postby Six String » 02 Mar 2018, 00:39

Sorry to hear about the shingles Count. You're too young for that shit, am I right? An acquaintance of mine got them pretty bad so I got the preventative inoculation as soon as I was eligible. I hope it doesn't get too bad or spread to other family members.
That sucks.

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Postby trans-chigley express » 02 Mar 2018, 01:14

My brother got shingles in his 40s which surprised me as I always associated it age. He had a pretty bad time with them. You have my sympathy Count :(

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Postby Butch Manly » 02 Mar 2018, 12:26

Count Machuki wrote:I have FUCKING SHINGLES

SHINGLES!

what am I, flipping 80 years old?

And it hurts like Hell. And it's mad itchy. And I'm supposed to avoid contact with my kid.

Shingles! What a world.


Had it a few years ago. Not pleasant. Took about a month to sod off, too.
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Postby Hugh » 02 Mar 2018, 14:31

My son had shingles in his very early 20s so it’s not age-related. It can be brought on by stress or being generally run down. It’s caused by the chicken pox virus which lies dormant once you’ve had chicken pox. If you are unlucky it flares up as shingles. I didn’t think it was infectious to others though.

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Postby Samoan » 02 Mar 2018, 15:03

A while back, my dentist developed it (fella in his 40s or so) and he had to take mandatory sick leave and have no patient contact until given the all clear.
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Postby Hugh » 02 Mar 2018, 18:31

Turns out that you can catch chicken pox from someone with shingles, but shingles itself is not contagious.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 03 Mar 2018, 02:54

Six String wrote:I had the easiest house purchase back in the 80s. I was renting the house and the owner told me he wanted to sell the house and he was either going to sell it to me or someone else. So I bought it. I was happy, didn't want to move and the price was very reasonable. We shared the same agent! He offered, I accepted, we signed papers, it was over.


That sounds almost comically idyllic, like something out of an Enid Blyton book for grown ups.

I had fallen very hard for the house we went to see. It had a crazy, almost Scandinavian look to it, with lovely native Texas plants out front, huge old oaks all the way round. There was gorgeous greenery in the front windows, and out back a lovely old deck stepped down to a covering of ancient oak canopy from both our yard and the neighbours. To top it all, there was a treehouse, with a little ladder that you climbed up, and you could walk from tree to tree. Inside, the master bedroom overlooked all the oaks and it just ached with character. It was also, importantly, incredibly fucking cheap.

The house went on the market on Friday evening and we went to see it at 10:30am on the Saturday. We made an offer in the afternoon and spent all afternoon scrambling a contract together and writing a ridiculous letter to the owner and in my head, I had moved in. Our realtor called us at 8pm and told us they had accepted their first offer, which must have been stupendous because we thought our offer was fucking amazing. We spent the next few days trying to dissect what had happened, which felt very weird, and the house has been on and off the market about ten times in the past five years so God knows what is going on. I should know better than to get emotionally invested in a property but I was absolutely gutted.

Part of this has to do with the significance the ownership of a house has in our lives. We met in 2010, and our lives flipped around. I abandoned (with no regrets despite how emotive the word "abandoned" sounds) everything I had to move to the US so we could have a life together. 90% of my things, a great career, and we've spent the best part of a decade trying to get back to some kind of stable springboard once we paid off a shitload of stuff that moving here racked up. At one point things were so shitty I contemplated selling my Mum's wedding ring and moving back to the UK to do some shift work just for a few months, we were so bloody desperate. Love conquers all and all that, but we came close to the wire a few times when I had next to no income. We have not done anything to decorate anywhere we have rented or make it "ours" as we always had the feeling that we would soon be moved on. Neither of us covet anything of any value or are interested in flash fucking cars or nice TVs or granite kitchens. We just want our own house that we can dick about with in any way we see fit and a place where we will wake up in the morning and know that the landlord isn't going to move us on. We want our own spot. We're so ready for it. After nearly ten years we are just looking forward for somewhere to really call our own.
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