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by Highway
18 Jan 2018, 22:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52495

Re: Home $weet Home

Actually, I think heat pumps are great. We have a mini-split system that is a heat pump, and it is terrific as an air conditioner and for heat most of the time (it actually does provide heat at below 20 degrees, but it doesn't like it). But they have limitations that you need to know. The first tank...
by Highway
18 Jan 2018, 20:45
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52495

Re: Home $weet Home

A coworker had nothing but trouble with a hybrid water heater, heat pump + Electric. Circuit boards repeatedly failed on multiple units (but as I said before, it's usually something else causing the circuit board to fail). We had a horrible time with our first tankless, but the replacement tankless ...
by Highway
18 Jan 2018, 20:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52495

Re: Home $weet Home

20 years is about 12 years of borrowed time on a tank water heater. It's good it wasn't a worse breach.
by Highway
18 Jan 2018, 20:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Simple Pleasures

The kitty paw prints all over the new carpet (indentations, not stains). If they made a textured carpet that was kitty paw prints everywhere, I might buy it.
by Highway
18 Jan 2018, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9054
Views: 293730

Re: Petty annoyances

lunchstealer wrote:
18 Jan 2018, 15:29
Could be that they're flushing "We don't know this is safe" water out of the system after the pipe repairs. To shorten the duration of the boil-your-water notice?
This is what I was thinking too, as well as to provide relief for air in the main.
by Highway
18 Jan 2018, 12:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Worthwhile Image Finds
Replies: 193
Views: 7406

Re: Worthwhile Image Finds

The boat sinks...
by Highway
17 Jan 2018, 22:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17
Replies: 119
Views: 2960

Re: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17

There was a point made about the Vikings playing at "home", because the NFC is the visiting team this year. They'd get the normal 25% of the ticket allocation, although it would be easier for people to buy tickets secondhand since they don't have to travel. But would they make the Vikings use the vi...
by Highway
17 Jan 2018, 15:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: How's the weather? v. 1.1
Replies: 3086
Views: 114669

Re: How's the weather? v. 1.1

inch of snow and md shuts down. (school was cancelled today in qac) they got a dusting in nola and they shut down. "Shut down" in MD is maybe overstating it. I'm at work and I'm about as snow risk averse as someone with a ton of leave saved up and sore and sleep deprived can be. Schools are just on...
by Highway
17 Jan 2018, 11:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2379
Views: 111015

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

If you were putting anime on a spectrum, Devilman Crybaby is like out there so far you need binoculars to see it from Berserk. I'm not watching that show, even if other people say it's good.
by Highway
17 Jan 2018, 11:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52495

Re: Home $weet Home

Wait. You installed wall-to-wall carpeting yourself? On the stairs no less? Dayum. I mean, I'm a proponent of DIY, but no. No, I did not install it myself. Sorry if I gave that impression. I just moved a bunch of furniture and other stuff up and down the steps. There's no way that anyone would get ...
by Highway
17 Jan 2018, 10:26
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4312
Views: 166698

Re: Food

Does the Instant Pot have temperature control? I looked at their website and it looks like there's only 3 settings for temp. It seems like it's essentially a computer-controlled, slightly more functional crock pot. I've been hemming & hawing about getting an Anova, but if the Instant Pot has adjust...
by Highway
17 Jan 2018, 07:52
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52495

Re: Home $weet Home

Carpeting was all installed yesterday (yay!). 4-man crew, arrived at 8:30 and left at 4:50, so a full day of work. Most surprising thing: How long steps take to carpet. Cutting, stretching on two faces, putting in a billion staples, getting out of the way for people going up and down the stairs, and...
by Highway
16 Jan 2018, 23:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

They must have forgotten those extra loopy parts that make a 3 into an 8.
by Highway
15 Jan 2018, 13:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4584
Views: 80281

Re: Orange is the new President

I'm not nearly as generous, because how do people come to those supposedly rational, non-racist beliefs? Do we take them at their word that racism had nothing at all to do with it, that what they're saying isn't a post-hoc rationalization so that they can tell themselves that they're not racist, whe...
by Highway
15 Jan 2018, 08:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17
Replies: 119
Views: 2960

Re: Browns give up, pay 16 million for Super Bowl Ring: NFL '17

I'll reiterate that the rule requiring an extra point to be kicked when it doesn't affect the outcome and time has run out is a bad one. And y'all can fuck off with your ridiculous arguments to the contrary. That said, it did contribute some lulz, so maybe it was good for that. Yeah, go Jags. Anybo...
by Highway
14 Jan 2018, 15:32
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1391
Views: 52495

Re: Home $weet Home

New carpeting coming on Tuesday! Gotta take apart the rest of the house by then (it's mostly been taken apart for the last two weeks, tho)
by Highway
13 Jan 2018, 21:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Simple Pleasures

Cole slaw has nothing to do with enjoying fried chicken. I can enjoy fried chicken just fine without torturing myself with anything cold and slimy.
by Highway
13 Jan 2018, 20:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Simple Pleasures

Which goes through pretty much exactly what I said. It's not that the food is fundamentally bad. It's that it's a horrible experience because of all of the other factors.
by Highway
13 Jan 2018, 19:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 98
Views: 3168

Re: This Life is Absurd

by Highway
13 Jan 2018, 19:31
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This Life is Absurd
Replies: 98
Views: 3168

Re: This Life is Absurd

I saw a work van yesterday with this name on the side: "Mason's Plumbing." It makes me think of some family drama between dad and his 16 year old son: "As long as you are my son, you are going to be a bricklayer!" "No way! All I want to be is a plumber! If I can't be that and be your son at the sam...
by Highway
13 Jan 2018, 19:28
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Simple Pleasures
Replies: 42
Views: 585

Re: Simple Pleasures

Fried chicken. All types all price points all shapes. SRSLY? KFC is gross. A lot of the problem with this mostly true statement is that KFC is only not awesome because of what feels to be sloppy practice on the part of the stores. There's seemingly so much potential in the recipes that you want the...
by Highway
12 Jan 2018, 12:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Observations of the Random sort
Replies: 8686
Views: 242264

Re: Observations of the Random sort

Nomorobo has made my phone usable again. I just wish they were allowed to block numbers spoofed to look like they're on the same exchange as you. It's much easier for me because I don't live anywhere near my exchange, so there's no chance that it's someone I actually want to talk to, so any unknown...
by Highway
12 Jan 2018, 12:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Towing the Lion
Replies: 1727
Views: 87552

Re: Towing the Lion

I have some kind of mental block with slaw. I just can't get myself to eat it like a normal food so I just keep chewing it and it gets unpleasant.

But I'm not into cold slimy salads at all, anyway.
by Highway
09 Jan 2018, 16:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: You Learn Something New Every Day
Replies: 4012
Views: 132392

Re: You Learn Something New Every Day

I understand that it's a thing. I don't think pb is a great implementation in most cases. Give me textural contrast like choco covered nuts. My wife is obsessed with sweet salty and has adopted the freaky habit of grapes and pretzels together in volume. Congratulations, Jason! When's the little one...