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Mad Poster
#351 Old 24th Oct 2021 at 7:24 PM Last edited by simmer22 : 25th Oct 2021 at 6:48 PM.
Building some drawers (not IKEA but close enough), and of course the last couple screws (the round ones meant to fasten the long ones in corners) have one broken and one bent. And I think there's probably been a few other bent ones in there as well, because some have been very easy to screw in, while a few did all sorts of weird things before I managed to fasten them, and I'm not all too sure if those are stuck...

Can't work with the broken one, and might as well take the bent one with me to see if I can get some replacements.

On a positive note, save for being quite heavy (that thing is massive!) I think it's the easiest set of drawers I've built. The instructions are very clear and almost everything was numbered and separated/sorted, so that made things a lot easier. I did a couple of blunders (a couple wooden plugs went into the wrong holes which I didn't notice until the top went on, and I fastened some metal things the wrong way, but to my defense there were a couple ways those things could go on, and that's the only picture I didn't quite understand - and I did figure out something was off when the first drawer didn't fit... Good thing I'd just made one to test ), but all in all it was nice to see a set where you don't have to guess what goes where (I've built several different sets of drawers now, I think this one is number 4 or 5).

EDIT: Got given a hand full of new screws, no problem, so I'm happy
Alchemist
#352 Old 25th Oct 2021 at 9:41 PM
I'm still ill. I got sent home from work at 11am. Slept 3pm-6pm and now its 8pm and I feel super dizzy. I don't know what's wrong. Maybe it's just the possible chest/sinus infection but its just really taking it out on me. I need to get better soon, I have 4 weeks until my due date and I honestly don't have the energy to have a baby right now.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Lab Assistant
#353 Old 7th Nov 2021 at 10:54 PM
Got into a car accident on the 7th of October. Totally ruined my day, month, year, holiday, etc. Can't discuss too much because I've got to call the AG for the other person's insurance being absolute turds. Now I gotta get my door fixed. At least no-one was hurt, that's the important part. But the money i saved to get Xmas gifts? Pffffft car wanted it.

Dead Ringers
Discord: RedBaroness13
Top Secret Researcher
#354 Old 12th Nov 2021 at 6:39 PM
I stopped being friends with this one guy today. We used to be colleagues, and kept in touch long after our student job. Since the forum's in for light-hearted discussion, let's just say that we had opposing thoughts about c*vid vaccination.

I didn't think of him as a lesser person than me for not sharing the same opinion, nor did I disregard everything he was saying. There were some (isolated) points on which we both agreed on. But one day, he sent me a screenshot of a facebook post and a provoking message regarding the topic. The discussion we had was light-hearted, me presenting my side of the argument, letting him present his. The conversation watered down as we were both busy during the day, and then in the afternoon, he followed up on his previous messages by saying that we should definitely carry on talking about this when we find the time, as "he enjoys making [people like me] get pissed when talking about these subjects with [people like him]."

I didn't give it much of a thought at the time - surely didn't reply that evening or ever -, but some time passed, and I moved our conversation to the archive and muted it indefinitely. As far as I understood it, the conversation wasn't about exchanging ideas and perspectives, it wasn't any more about showing each other a different perspective on the subject - it was only about getting a reaction out of the other person. Just how degrading and sad a person can become is beyond me.

What a bloody clown.
Alchemist
#355 Old 13th Nov 2021 at 12:36 AM
And everyone's ill again. This time with an ear infection. Fantastic.

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
Test Subject
#356 Old 13th Nov 2021 at 11:17 AM Last edited by yamadalan : 23rd Nov 2021 at 1:30 PM.
Losing all my coins in one game. After I decided to follow blockchain gaming for searching new simulators for myself. Hackers will find it nearly impossible to break into data across the server because of blockchain's strength of decentralization and highly effective data encryption measures.
Alchemist
Original Poster
#357 Old 19th Nov 2021 at 7:34 AM
Well, the bridge is no longer out, but the road to Town Hall is closed.

Argh! Not only that, December is coming up and my money, since I started getting it, goes by the fastest in December. It is akin to setting it ablaze after dousing it in lighter fluid, because it is immediately spent.

About $50 total goes towards gifts to my parents. My parents, being more sympathetic to my financial situation...sometimes, they don't ask for gifts. But I want to reciprocate so I don't become some kind of jerk. I was always lousy with gift giving to my parents because of their "Jack and Jill of all trades" reputation they built as a couple caring for me. Originally, I was going to each give them $20, but the gift cards they asked for only had a denomination of $25. So, in spite of Supply Chain Issues, I upped their gift by 25%. Seemed fair, considering my mom bought one more doll to go with the four I would receive Christmas morning. So she upped my gifts by 25%.

To top it off, I have been getting dry mouth in the middle of the night and waking up for a drink or a lozenge.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
Mad Poster
#358 Old Yesterday at 4:48 PM
Snow (yesterday). But at least first snow isn't in October, like last year... :/

Just hoping there's a bit less sky cr*p this year (it can fill up the water reservoirs in the mountains/hills all it wants, but down on road level, no thanks. I don't want to wade around in 30+ cm of snow for a couple or three months this year, too ).
Alchemist
#359 Old Yesterday at 6:19 PM
Didn't give birth today. That makes 898 days in a row!

~Your friendly neighborhood ginge
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