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Old 10-27-2019, 04:21 PM
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Oh snap! My bad.
2016, 25k miles, sport model AWD.
Power windows, locks, back up camera. Soft velour seats.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:47 PM
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Oh snap! My bad.
2016, 25k miles, sport model AWD.
Power windows, locks, back up camera. Soft velour seats.

Nice! Same year as my daughter's. Hers is white pearl coat and and SL AWD with every possible option and safety feature. Good news for a new driver. Easiest car purchase I ever made. I even went for the 10 years 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty at about $1500. When I learned that it was through State Farm Insurance, with a $100 deductible and required to be serviced for claims at a Nissan dealership I could not pass it up. Happy motoring my friend.
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Old 10-28-2019, 10:42 AM
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Nice car, Irie.

Yeah, Kwak. I get the zen. Catharsis.
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Old 10-28-2019, 12:18 PM
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We went to Lehigh University to attend a lecture by International Space Station Commander, Terry Verts.
He took pictures and video while he was "up." Had stories to share. A message for kids. What's it take to be an astronaut?
He went up up in the Space shuttle and came back in the Russian cosmonaut capsule, landing in Nowhere,Afghanistan. He took really cool video of inside lift off in the shuttle, and rented/landing in the capsule.
Really good talk. Worth the $10.
Put on by National Geographic.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:35 AM
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The new subfloor looks good. I need to caulk between the panels (to allow for expansion but to possibly also afford some moisture protection) but I'm going to just screw down the backer board. I've been trying to lay out the tile and that 1/8" savings in thickness is necessary.

Speaking of laying out the tile, in doing so I've been using spacers that have wedges to address potential lippage (uneven surface levels) and an arced foot underneath so that it seems more "even." Before this my wife and I were sliding tiles around. She bumped two together, sending a chip flying and I nearly had a conniption.

Since that point I broke out the tape measure and bought some graph paper. In doing so I noted that the tiles are not perfectly 12x24; they're 11-3/8" x 23-5/8" and the gap from the spacers is 3/32."

SMH, why do we even teach math anymore? I know why figures are so ambiguous when working with wood but I don't expect that porcelain expands and contracts nearly as much.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:38 PM
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Couple of unit test. Then a regular subject. Quick day. Then....emergency.... The remote for the Fire stick for dropped one to many times. Check CC balance and head to Bestbuy. Get raped for $30. Found a rubber protective condom for it $10.
Thing is it cost $50 for a whole new system!!!!

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I got the upstairs vacuumed.
Later I hung out with my daughter while she rollerskated on the driveway (up top). I was the cheerleader and on bear watch.
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I finally sold our Jeep. Yay! One less mouth to feed and some Christmas money.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:00 AM
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I nailed (but did not mortar) the backer board down yesterday. It's within tolerances for being level. No worries. I will be mixing up a little or the modified thinset to fill (and tape) the seams.

I have a rough layout of the tile on graph paper but will I need to measure out where I need to cut. If I need to rent the cutter for a week so be it. It's still cheaper than buying it.

My wife has been getting impatient but has not lifted a finger to help - even though her friends swear that doing their project in tandem was a necessity. I expect she will when I gut her bathroom. Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 10-31-2019, 02:10 PM
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I finally sold our Jeep. Yay! One less mouth to feed and some Christmas money.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:54 AM
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Good on you guys with your new rides! I'm riding the 10 year old minivan into the ground because the wife's Mazda CX-9 cost us more than she cares to admit openly.

I've been talking to Porschephile about the vehicle situation and he's telling me to dump the Mazda ASAP and get the wife in a Toyota RAV4, Honda CRV or a Nissan Rogue. He also says that the GM Acadia/Chevy Traverse are getting better than they have in years past, though they upgraded the engines (which was necessary IMO) because the older models lacked the balls. Electrical system issues are my current hot button though.

As for me, I could see me in a 3 year old Toyota Tacoma next year. I'd need the 6cyl though. A 4cyl 150 hp engine in a medium duty truck is a downright sin.
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