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Ran out of wood. Had to buy a cord of oak that I couldn't afford.

And, the gas company red-tagged my hot water heater.

Now, I have no hot water until I can afford to replace the hot water heater.

Anyone want to donate $500 $810* to the "Buy BoltBait a Water Heater Fund"? :P

*Hmmm... better include more since I can not install it myself. I'm useless in such areas.

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Why oak?  Sounds expensive!  We burn pine, gum & wattle

 

I only buy pine (none growing on the property).  It's relatively cheap to purchase.  Downside is that it burns fast.

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I seem to be getting sick - a low fever (99.1 - 99.8, varying over time, currently 99.3) and a bad cough.  Right before I go back into school.  
I managed to get my homework done, but then my cough started up. 

I'm going to try to go to school tomorrow.  

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Why oak?  Sounds expensive!  We burn pine, gum & wattle

 

I only buy pine (none growing on the property).  It's relatively cheap to purchase.  Downside is that it burns fast.

 

Oak here burns very hot. Pine tends to gum up the chimney but then so do some of the other hard woods. Don't need a wood heater here & I'd be more than happy to donate at least 10 deg C!

 

BB, that sux man :(

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Welshy, I miss chopping wood. There is something immensely satisfying in lining up a chunk of wood, determining where it will split so you can whack it in the right spot, breathing that axe right through it (mental exercise) & have it fall at your feet. I always wore my steel capped gum boots. I miss those too :( Best way I have found to relieve tension & get warm twice. :P

 

Kemaru, good plan. As adults most of us move many times. The thought of moving fill me with dread & horror but I know that we will have to do it one more time. 

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My mother took my sister to a Justin Bieber concert tonight.  She left me at home with no food.  I'm starving and I have nothing to eat.  We have some stuff - some fritos, some little snacks - but I don't have anything to eat as a meal.  I'm starving.  Heck, I don't ever eat breakfast, and today I had to skimp out on lunch to get homework done before the 7th period.  And now I have nothing to eat.

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@AGJM: We have a saying in our family, "He who is on a hungry stomach cooks the best meal." Do you have eggs, potatoes, bread, butter, tomatoes, lettuce, anything? You can fry some eggs with diced onion and make a salad. Very filling and delicious. In a large family, we all learned how to cook quickly. ;)

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Reminds me of the book I'm reading: http://www.brucecameron.com/books/how-to-remodel-a-man

 

There's a chapter on teaching a man to feed himself.

 

This is a really wild cold/flu/plague we have. Hubby stayed home from work for three days, and I haven't gotten dressed for two. But I am feeling a lot better than I was. I really just want to sleep. Hope it doesn't become a habit. :P

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Gimme a minute to make up an excuse, I'll get back to you all on that later.

 

Anyways, I'm exhausted.  I turned on my alarm last night, and it had reset somehow, so it woke me up at 12:00.  A.M.  As in midnight.  As in I probably failed a test - a first for me - today. A biology test.  Also, I woke up at 2:00 (A.M.) feeling sick, too, then my other alarm went off at 5:30.  Then I finally got up and stayed up at 6:30-ish.

 

Edit: I got a 70 (a fail) on the test today.  Not happy.  

 

Edit 2: My current event (for history) got points off because I wrote the dates as "January 8 2013" and "January 21 2013" instead of "8 January 2013" and "21 January 2013".  And I got an 80% on it, because of that...  Can we admit that is a little bit over the top?   That's the only thing wrong, and I get 20% subtracted from the grade? 

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Hey! I can open cans like a pro!

 

So I can expect a dinner invitation :P Cool!

 

You know when I asked "somebody" to send rain? I didn't mean allayas! (all of you) 102mm, 28mm in the last hour...or 4 inches, 1.5 inches. It is hammering down. Backyard & front yard are under water. 

 

Worst of all, hubby slipped down the back stairs, cut his elbow & cracked his head. Off to the doctors if we can get out of the house that is. Hammering down, just hammering!

 

Silver lining- not hot today & I gets a day off :D

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So I can expect a dinner invitation :P Cool!

 

You know when I asked "somebody" to send rain? I didn't mean allayas! (all of you) 102mm, 28mm in the last hour...or 4 inches, 1.5 inches. It is hammering down. Backyard & front yard are under water. 

 

Worst of all, hubby slipped down the back stairs, cut his elbow & cracked his head. Off to the doctors if we can get out of the house that is. Hammering down, just hammering!

 

Silver lining- not hot today & I gets a day off :D

Put a bucket out to catch the rain, then mail it with a "return to sender" label.  

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Hubby is feeling a lot better. Guess that just adds to my case of not living in a high-set house. If we could find one with a massive shed at a sane price, we'd be moving.

 

The rain is lashing at the windows & has been for about 20 hours. Wind gust equal to a category 1 cyclone. We are once again cut off from the rest of the world. Power down, no water (cruel) trees down. It's going to get worse before it gets better. A whole week of heavy rain according to the weather bureau. 

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Well, my parents just told me that we'll probably have to put down our dogs (my dog, too, that I adopted) that are getting to be around 13 years old now.  I've had them since I was about two.  My dog is having trouble with her back legs, and can barely get down our stairs to the back yard when she needs out.  I really wish this didn't have to happen... 

 

I'm getting tired of life.  Of myself.  But it's because I'm selfish.

The world moves way too fast.  As anyone over the age of 29 would say.  Just stop it where it is, or rewind it to where it was, until I'm ready for change.

 

Maybe I could write a good poem about it, though.  

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So sad about your dogs AGJM. I have a cat about 14 now and I know it will be real hard to let her go.

 

Life is selfish.

 

 

Last year my water heater went out...fixed. And after a very hot summer the air conditioning unit also kaput. Over worked.

Heating/cooling guy says he won't replace it 'cause the furnace is over forty years old. Decrepit.

 

A new law taking place (Illinois) May 1st requires an 90% energy efficient, more expensive replacement.

So, I need to replace an old still working furnace to have an air conditioning unit installed...soon. Bah.

 



 

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My wife's cat is 18 and a half and she's had her since she was a kitten. Health wise she's still doing OK. I hear that indoor cats can last for about 20 years if everything goes well.

I don't think my wife's going to deal with it very well when the time comes.

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I'm so sorry to hear about your dogs, AGJM. We had our dog put down at the end of summer, she was 17, and it was very hard but we knew it was time. I miss the little twerp so much.

 

We were told it's time to replace our water heater a couple of years ago. Still haven't done it, but it hasn't fallen apart. Yet.

 

I haven't been this thoroughly beaten up by a virus since I was in high school. Maybe today I'll be able to go more than half an hour before I feel like lying down again.

 

 

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Having trouble with java and Firefox. Firefox and the java website say I don't have java installed, but I tried telling it to automatically update java for me and it failed and said to manually install it. So I did, and the installer said I have the same version of java installed. I told it to reinstall anyways, but Firefox still says the same thing as before.

Of course, I can't just stop there...I hopped on to Google Chrome and tried it there with exactly the same results....

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Until I started ranting ಠ_ಠ

EDIT: and now that I posted my rant, firefox finally tells me what's going on. Java has some sort of security vulnerability, so it is disabled...thanks, Chrome, for risking my computer without telling me.

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Pdnnoob - that's not playing nicely is it? 

 

Queensland got flogged again. One seaside town has been thoroughly beaten up & spat out on Australia Day. http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ 

 

My family & I are safe & we are grateful. A little bit of damage but nothing that cannot be repaired. Other have not been so lucky & our thoughts are with those families.

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Queensland got flogged again. One seaside town has been thoroughly beaten up & spat out on Australia Day. http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/ 

 

My family & I are safe & we are grateful. A little bit of damage but nothing that cannot be repaired. Other have not been so lucky & our thoughts are with those families.

I'm sorry to hear that, seems the weather has been very extreme in the last decade and only getting worse. :(

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