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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue August 4th, 2009, 12:22 pm

My car went to the mechanic today. I was expecting to have to pay a fortune to replace the clutch, but in the end it just needed an adjustment so it didn't cost me anything.

I also got my new dishwasher installed.
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Postby diamondlil » Tue August 4th, 2009, 1:09 pm

Oh, and the other best thing. I was talking books with my cousin who has recently moved here and it turns out she is just discover HF! Can anyone say "book pimping coming up!"
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Postby michellemoran » Tue August 4th, 2009, 2:24 pm

My car went to the mechanic today. I was expecting to have to pay a fortune to replace the clutch, but in the end it just needed an adjustment so it didn't cost me anything.


Those really are the best surprises, aren't they? Sort of like thinking you owe taxes and then discovering the government owes you!
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Postby Divia » Tue August 4th, 2009, 5:59 pm

I killed the raccoon that was killin my chickens! SWEET.

Sorry animal lovers out there, but it was her or my chickens and I was tired of seeing mutilated chikens when I went into the coop.

I also got Highgate Cemetery..the hard to find book. And while I am happy I got it. The pages are sticking together and it smells musty. I think it was in an old box. I'm glad it was only 6 bucks but I am slightly disappointed...
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed August 5th, 2009, 1:18 am

Divia: Way to go!

I got 4 books today, 2 from BF, the book CB is loaning me, and a book I bought myself as a birthday gift (and man does it weigh a ton, and it's coffee table sized, so should be interesting to try to read it!)

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Postby Divia » Wed August 5th, 2009, 1:44 am

Happy B day :)
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed August 5th, 2009, 1:56 am

"Divia" wrote:Happy B day :)


Not quite yet, but thank you! It's Aug 23rd, but ordered the books early.

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Postby michellemoran » Wed August 5th, 2009, 3:45 am

I never knew raccoons were so vicious to the chicken population until I went to NC this summer. The family I was visiting had a chicken coop, and one morning we went out to find absolute devastation. Feathers flying, missing chicken heads (sorry to be gross, but apparently, that's a typical raccoon thing), and torn up chicken wire.
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Postby Divia » Wed August 5th, 2009, 10:41 am

"michellemoran" wrote:I never knew raccoons were so vicious to the chicken population until I went to NC this summer. The family I was visiting had a chicken coop, and one morning we went out to find absolute devastation. Feathers flying, missing chicken heads (sorry to be gross, but apparently, that's a typical raccoon thing), and torn up chicken wire.


Yep, thats what I had. I knew that they liked the eggs, or so I was told once but I never thought they would go after the chickens. Now I know they do. Makes me wonder what else they go after!
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Postby Chatterbox » Thu August 6th, 2009, 1:00 am

Got my hair cut & de-grayed (i.e, dyed to resemble what I used to look like until I was 29!. Phew; look marginally human once more.

Went in to talk to people about a f-t contract position as a Wall Street blogger, but think I will end up as a freelance contract columnist instead. Much better, IMO. (FT contract = no security, no health care benefits but also no free time to freelance, no flexibility and a firm ceiling on earnings.) Maybe I'm a contrarian economic indicator?


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