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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:06 pm

There's nothing to check. Cars are either male or female, more typically the latter, and you just know. You are a terrible father.

I'm vetoing Ninja.
Mine actually underwent gender reassignment temporarily. Under my brother's care, s/he was Trixie, because he didn't want to ride a male car. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Dr. Mobius » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:26 pm

I just bought one of these babies today!

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2012 Hyundai Elantra.

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Jayelle » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:48 pm

It's kinda...Batmobile-esque.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby neo-dragon » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:53 pm

It's kinda...Batmobile-esque.
Jan, I assure you that was in no way an influential factor in my decision to purchase this automobile...

Really, I wasn't even intending to go for black, it's just what happened to be available, and it was a good deal.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Syphon the Sun » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:38 pm

Really, I wasn't even intending to go for black, it's just what happened to be available, and it was a good deal.
That's what she said.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby LilBee91 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:40 pm

*bump*

Being an adult means I had to take care of my own flat tire. Thankfully the guy who I bought my gauge from told me where to get free air. (Insert Spaceballs scene here). Considering how flat it was, I'm probably going to have to actually get it repaired, another unpleasant grown-up task.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Syphon the Sun » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:31 pm

House hunting... (Pre-approval from the bank was pretty painless. But actually finding a place we want to call home: not so much.)
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Luet » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:22 am

We were fortunate; the first house we saw was the one we ended up buying. Hope you find something you love!
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Young Val » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:48 am

House hunting... (Pre-approval from the bank was pretty painless. But actually finding a place we want to call home: not so much.)

Ugh, YES.
you snooze, you lose
well I have snozzed and lost
I'm pushing through
I'll disregard the cost
I hear the bells
so fascinating and
I'll slug it out
I'm sick of waiting
and I can
hear the bells are
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Rei » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:54 am

House hunting, then packing up everything on your own not knowing if you even have the place you're hoping to move into because your current letting agency is less than prompt in releasing a reference. Hopefully it all goes through by tomorrow and I can stop staring into the gaping maw of homelessness.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Rei » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:27 am

Update: A proper, two-bedroom terrace house has been acquired. Also, house has been moved with the help of many, many people. Now I just need to unpack it and organise it and hopefully will have people to share it with before too long.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby buckshot » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:13 pm

Rei, Did yall move back from england?

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Syphon the Sun » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:12 pm

House hunting... (Pre-approval from the bank was pretty painless. But actually finding a place we want to call home: not so much.)
We made an offer, today. Still sort of feels surreal.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Gravity Defier » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:07 am

House hunting... (Pre-approval from the bank was pretty painless. But actually finding a place we want to call home: not so much.)
We made an offer, today. Still sort of feels surreal.
Good luck!
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Syphon the Sun » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:44 am

Good luck!
Thanks! We spent last night negotiating with the seller and reached a deal around midnight. Closing toward the end of next month.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Luet » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:57 pm

How exciting!
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby buckshot » Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:30 pm

Good job Syphon! Nothing like putting your brand on some land to call home. :hatsoff:

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Boothby » Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:30 pm

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby buckshot » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:50 pm

I hate this throw away world we live in! I used to fix about everything around here but more and more when we replace appliances and just about everything else ,I have to buy the extended warranty. I used to just find the numbers and order the parts but now everything is full of computers and sensors, for instance our washer was going nuts and the last one we had was simple, motor , pump, transmission and a belt. The new one ( only about half a year old) I could barely get open thank God Julie made me buy the warranty About the same story on our fridge awhile back. So I've been on a kick lately extending the warranty on cars and trucks that we can , since I guess I can't do much without buying the test stuff for each rig. Thats kind of a racket too I had to buy the test tools and modules for our newer JD combine , swather , tractors and it goes on and on, even my newest ham radio is as bad as this computer when it needs something I have to send it to the factory for repair when I can fix my old ones myself. What I'm whinning about is where does this end , I used to feel good about getting my dollars worth from my purchases and then every last nickles worth by fixing, :bash: now I feel like I'm giving in to this "toss it n buy new chinese crap" world and it sucks!

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Rei » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:34 am

Rei, Did yall move back from england?
No, but our previous letting agency wanted us out of our flat at the end of January, so I needed to find a new place to live out here. So far it is far better than where we were and the landlord is actually attentive to issues and deals with them.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby buckshot » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:32 am

Hope it all works out , sucks to have to move in the winter with a little one n all!

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby TerresaWiggin » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:18 pm

I just read the entire thread and it made me

a. not quite as excited to be 4yrs from being an adult
b.happy to be a kid
c.wonder how many donuts I'm gonna buy as soon as I go to college
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby steph » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:30 pm

I have to be the one to pack for 5 people for our road trip. And I'll probably pack Brian, too. (Tyler and Brayden do pack themselves, but I can't trust them to get everything the need, so I have to go through their bags to verify it's all there.)

I have to get our house ready to sell. Ugh!! It's so much easier buying a house when you don't have to sell the old one. And it's so much easier selling a house when you don't have FOUR kids living in it! It's all too overwhelming. What if our house sells and I haven't found a new one to move into yet? And I can't put an offer on the one we want until our house is at least on the market, but they'd prefer an offer on ours first. So, it'll probably sell before we're ready. And what if we move and find that we really can't afford the higher mortgage? But then there we are. Stress stress stress!!

Oh, and I drive a minivan. Ugh.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Syphon the Sun » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:25 pm

*hugs for steph* I hope it all goes smoothly.

As frustrating as it has been buying our first house (we finally close this Friday!), I can't imagine having to deal with getting a buyer and seller at the same time.

I really, really hope this is my last move.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Gravity Defier » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:35 pm

Steph, new house?! I guess I really do have to get back to Denver at some point. Good luck!
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Postby Petra456 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:15 pm

Sending a ton of positive thoughts, I can't imagine how stressful all that has to be!
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby buckshot » Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:43 pm

There is nothing worse than moving or the stress involved in the moving up, selling buying, can we qualify for the new one nightmare! I wish you well with it all! :kisses:

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby steph » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:52 pm

Thanks, everyone. I'm hoping for a smooth transition! Now I just have to get my mind off of it while we enjoy our spring break trip!

Syphon, good luck with closing tomorrow!!!!
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby steph » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:19 pm

I hate being an adult.

I have to decide whether to make the leap for this new house or to stay where we are. I really want the new house. I feel really good about the new house. But it pushes my net debt-to-income ratio up by 11%. That's a lot to a frugal gal like me. And it's freaking me out and making me rethink everything. Is it worth it to have the house with the bigger kitchen and a fenced yard of our own if it mean that we probably won't be able to go on trips, or to a baseball game or out to dinner? I don't know what is the best answer and it's eating me up. Our realtor, a friend, said that he would take lower commission (or no commission) if we needed him to. My dad called to say that they could help in some way. But being an adult mean NOT taking other people's rightful money. So, nice as it is, I can't accept those offers. Even though it would mean I would get my house.

On a positive note, my credit score is 816!
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Postby Boothby » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:53 pm

If a friend offers to reduce his (her) commission...take them up on it. Buy them a dinner later.

Also part of being an adult.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby Dr. Mobius » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:14 am

Speaking of frugality, being an adult means having three separate dealers compete to earn your business. The current winning bid on my new car is $250 under invoice, but I think I can do better.
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby starlooker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Being an adult means:

:bash: :bash: :bash:

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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby steph » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:07 pm

Being an adult means:

:bash: :bash: :bash:

:faceplant:
*hug*
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:14 pm

*hugs Kirsten*


Being an adult means:

Sometimes you spend an hour on the phone with your mom when you should be asleep pouring out your soul about people who are mean toyou. Even as an adult, sometimes talking to mom makes it better. (Also, she has good textbooks about interpersonal skills in the workplace and how one should deal with back stabbing bitches at work.)
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Re: Being An Adult Means

Postby steph » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:16 pm

....how one should deal with back stabbing bitches at work.
Brian would suggest slapping them.

I wouldn't recommend following Brian's advice.
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