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  • One of the issues with listening to a long playlist of Prince music is having to rush to the computer to hit the fast forward button every few songs because you realize the kids are in the room.
  • The 12+ foot long piece of laminate countertop is going to be repurposed in the basement family room at some time in the future.  In the meantime, I’m paying a professional to make and cut the large, interlocking countertops for the kitchen.
    • Half of success is admitting when it’s a bad idea to even attempt something.
  • While troubleshooting the air conditioning unit tonight, the housing for its fuses snapped in half while I was removing it.
    • That’s what I get for trying to not have an ambulance in my front yard.
    • It’s never a good thing when the guy at the home improvement store looks at the part in your hand and says “Huh, not sure if they make those anymore”
    • I found the part at the fourth electrical supply store I went to.  They found it in a box nobody had looked in for about 20 years.
  • I love sending emails that boil down to “Hey, you remember when you gave me a temporary, 120 day license for the software I bought from you?  Well, it’s day 127, and I’m dead in the water.”
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  1. AndyN

     /  April 23, 2016

    I did literally every single part of remodeling the kitchen in my last house – tile floor, cabinets, wiring, plumbing – except cutting the counter tops. I’d have to say you made the right call there.


  2. Good call, sounds like you’ve already had a week of Mondays!


  3. John in Philly

     /  April 24, 2016

    We did the same as AndyN, the counter tops still look great.


  4. Buy spares, Tom. Lots of them. That way, you’ll never have another problem with the fuse on your a/c.
    Of course, every other component will then fail, one at a time.


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