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Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude) said:

Washed the Silverado for the first time after a month of nearly constant rain. Man she cleans up nice.

Left the shop early to beat the Friday traffic. Accelerated to pass a slow car and something exploded on the downshift. No forward gears, only a grinding sound. Sounds like the transfer case but reverse still works. So does the speedometer. 

Needless to say getting home early didn't happen. 

Broken rear planetary. 

$1500 to rebuild. 

Should be done by the end of the week.

 

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
3/1/21 11:58 a.m.
Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude) said:
Toyman01 (Moderately Supportive Dude) said:

Washed the Silverado for the first time after a month of nearly constant rain. Man she cleans up nice.

Left the shop early to beat the Friday traffic. Accelerated to pass a slow car and something exploded on the downshift. No forward gears, only a grinding sound. Sounds like the transfer case but reverse still works. So does the speedometer. 

Needless to say getting home early didn't happen. 

Broken rear planetary. 

$1500 to rebuild. 

Should be done by the end of the week.

 

Hooligan.  Quit breaking your stuff.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

I blame the truck. Must have been build on a Friday afternoon or a Monday morning. 

It is by far the neediest vehicle I've ever owned. 

 

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
3/1/21 12:40 p.m.
mtn (Forum Supporter) said:

 

I feel like this is well over half of all the lifts I see on reddit and facebook. I'm by no means an expert - but I can look at something and think, "wow, that is going to end up in injury". 

What are these people doing it for? Is it for fitness? General strength? Looks? I have no reason to be able to do half of those lifts, so why would i want ot risk the injury from them? Basic squats, dumbbell lifts, things without jerking random body parts... They're all going to get me into better shape, make me stronger, make me healthier, but the truth is I don't need to be any stronger than I am now other than for my own ego. 

I'm not entirely sure what his goals are. I know mine. I don't really know his, and can't infer a definite goal from the list of exercises he was doing.

So... he went from deadlifting in a Globo-Gym on a Smith Machine, to trying to deadlift with a free bar in his apartment.

In this case, he's trying to do heavy 1-legged deadlifts. Like... 200lbs+. And was intentionally keeping the weight out away from his legs because "that makes it harder, so it's a more intense lift."

I've told him he needs to back off and focus on his basic form on the most basic versions of lifts before doing anything else. He thought he'd cleaned up his technique errors doing his warm ups in one session of deadlifting.

Like... dude. No you didn't. I work with a trainer twice/week. My technique is waaaaay better than yours, and I probably spend more time than that every week practicing and refining technique on each lift.

Now he's butthurt because I'm telling him that knowing scientific names for every muscle in the arm is not a prerequisite for someone being a good strength coach.

That's got to be a new record. It took only 25 minutes after my CL ad was posted before I got the first email to buy my "item".

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
3/1/21 11:05 p.m.

Went to the old job today to visit a couple folks and talk new job with old coworker who wants to add a bathroom. Led to some conversation. 
 

Old job is badly in need of hands. 
New job has my knee and wrists hurting all the time. 
Old job pays a lot better (given time, new job may be better, but I have a family to support now). 
New job allows a very flexible schedule. 
Old job offers 401k

Im in a position to bargain for considerably more than I was previously making at old job. 
And it was a comfortable, steady gig, and I liked it and the folks I worked with  

This shouldn't be depressing or difficult, but it is. And I'm already pretty stressed with an upcoming medical procedure. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa UltraDork
3/1/21 11:39 p.m.

In reply to barefootskater (Shaun) :

From what you have here, I don't really get why this is difficult? Other than the possible pay at the new job?

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
3/2/21 12:34 a.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

It shouldn't be difficult. I think imma go talk to old boss in the am. 

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/2/21 8:56 a.m.

We have a pretty long list of people we're helping get vaccine appointments. I was able to snag an appointment yesterday while waiting in a parking lot, but didn't have anyones information, so just entered mine to "reserve" the slot. Unfortunately, there is no way to transfer the appointments from one person to another - we couldn't even get the pharmacy to swap a husband and wife. So what you need to do is cancel the appointment, and immediately be trying to re-reserve it with the right information, and continue trying to do so for 15 minutes because sometimes the appointment shows up again in 2 minutes, sometimes it takes 12 minutes. 

Speed matters in this, because everyone else is trying constantly, which means that it could be "sniped" - and I have no problems with that, shots in arms, shots in arms. But for your list of people that you're trying to help, it is a gigantic PITA. 


So, the rant part of this: My wife and I got up at 3:10AM to do the cancel/rebook, because most people are asleep at 3:10AM. But I wasn't. And I'm unhappy about that. Happy we got the folks their appointments, including an 88 year old, so definitely worth it. But I'm tired.

Jesse Ransom (FFS)
Jesse Ransom (FFS) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
3/2/21 11:39 a.m.

Definitely minor, but...

Dear GameStop; if you're going to solicit reviews, maybe filter for whether there was any chance of getting a good one. In retrospect, I don't know why I bothered to write a review for the gift cards for nieces and nephews that you canceled due to some issue in comms with my credit card company. That should be a simple issue, and recoverable. Except that you never notified me; you sent a notice of cancelation to one niece, so my sister had to come to me and ask for the gifts I'd tried to give. Which failed again, and had to be replaced with gift cards from another vendor.

It added a predictable additional layer of annoyance that my review was "moderated."

"Dear Ransom, how was your dumpster fire of an experience at GameStop?"

"Fiery. Dumpstery."

"Oo, I'm sorry, we're going to have to moderate that."

I'm hoping the Reddit folks make out well, and that the valuations maybe even have some impact on resources which you hopefully don't squander as you improve your systems.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
3/2/21 11:46 a.m.

In reply to mtn (Forum Supporter) :

UGH, don't get me started.  Last November when we (rightly) suspected we had COVID I was trying to get us tested.

All of the nearby places you could schedule testing online made you go through a long sign-in process and give a lot of personal and medical history information... before they would deign to tell you they had no available appointments.

Every. Berking. Time.  And they refused to schedule more than 2-3 days out, and those 2-3 days were always full.

 

newrider3
newrider3 Reader
3/2/21 3:04 p.m.

Decided to take advantage of the 55 degree weather and a free schedule this morning to take the dogs and the toddler on a real hike instead of the usual 30min morning walk. Wasn't even having a great time to begin with since I spent the entire time trying to get the hounds to walk nicely without pulling or going after animal scents in the bushes; while also adjusting every strap on the toddler carrier backpack every couple minutes because something is off and it won't sit right without hurting me.
So suffice to say it was not a pretty sight when I got back to the parking lot after 90min and realized I had dropped my driver's license and credit card somewhere on the trail. 
Killed two more hours after running my daughter back home and then returning to bike/walk the trail again to look and scour the parking lot. Luckily, seems like a neighbor found them on the trail and dropped them in my mailbox, but it still killed an entire free morning, wasted all that nice weather, and put me in a foul mood for the rest of the day that I can't shake yet. 

cmcgregor (Forum Supporter)
cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
3/2/21 3:07 p.m.

I feel like I need about a month off, preferably in a mountain cabin by myself with no access to the outside world.

 

Unfortunately that's not likely to happen now or ever.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
3/2/21 8:20 p.m.
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

Went to the old job today to visit a couple folks and talk new job with old coworker who wants to add a bathroom. Led to some conversation. 
 

Old job is badly in need of hands. 
New job has my knee and wrists hurting all the time. 
Old job pays a lot better (given time, new job may be better, but I have a family to support now). 
New job allows a very flexible schedule. 
Old job offers 401k

Im in a position to bargain for considerably more than I was previously making at old job. 
And it was a comfortable, steady gig, and I liked it and the folks I worked with  

This shouldn't be depressing or difficult, but it is. And I'm already pretty stressed with an upcoming medical procedure. 

8am appt with old boss tomorrow. At company T. 
Then I get a call from a guy I worked with years ago who currently works next door to old job. Same gig different company. We'll call it company N. Parts sales. Dealership level. 
mold friend says he's in management and his team wants me too. This is a shockingly huge coincidence. I've not worked for N before, but I have worked closely with the manager and assistant manager in the past. T moves twice the inventory, but comes with twice the stress, moves twice as fast. So I guess it's a bidding war. It's nice to be wanted but I'm stressed about leaving current job. 
Either way, it probably means doubling my modest income and having way more regular hours. 
 

Working for family is tough even when you have a good relationship. 
 

And because rant thread: these berking headaches are starting to take a major toll on my mental state. I don't like my attitude, and I don't like how short tempered I've been. Hopefully things start to improve soon. 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/2/21 8:30 p.m.

In reply to cmcgregor (Forum Supporter) :

I almost have that lifestyle since internet sucks here.

 

I recommend it

mad_machine (Forum Supporter)
mad_machine (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/2/21 9:25 p.m.
wlkelley3 said:

In reply to mad_machine (Forum Supporter) :

Commend you going to the emergency room to have it checked out and glad it's not a heart attack. A close friend of mine thought he had GERD and laid down to feel better. He never woke up, it was a heart attack and not GERD.

Reading up on GERD I realize how I never knew I had it.  Most of the Trigger foods I do not eat.  Alcohol, coffee, red meat, spicy, citrus, and caffeinated drinks I either do not use or only eat very rarely.  Cheese and Chocolate are the two I do, and usually never after dinner.  

mtn (Forum Supporter)
mtn (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
3/3/21 4:39 a.m.

Won one, lost one. 

 

Win: we got vaccine appointments for a friend of a friend and his wife, one on Tuesday one on Wednesday. They're 75 and 83 respectively. The 75 year old brought the 83 year old in for her appointment, and the pharmacist gave him a shot too! So we had an "extra" appointment for Wednesday - which was good, because we have more people who need help getting it. 
 

The loss: we got sniped when transferring over another appointment, and this has been in an area that has been nearly impossible to get shots in. I suspect someone is using a bot to constantly monitor and snipe appointments in this area; if you can use a bot and get past catchpas I'm sure that is the case. 
 

The rant: I'm once again awake far too early. 

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
3/3/21 7:12 a.m.

10 days to be removed from an email list? What, does somebody need to repunch all the cards in your database?

dropstep
dropstep UberDork
3/3/21 8:29 a.m.

Was checking out a graph at my vet with my wife's new puppy, turns out the generic 7-1 ratio of dogs aging isn't true and my dog of 95lbs ages at more of 11-1. She's a bit over 4 years old and is already losing a bit of speed and energy. 

Rodan
Rodan Dork
3/3/21 8:32 a.m.

In reply to dropstep :

I have always heard a more accurate measure of "dog years" was 16 years for the 1st year, then 7 per year after.  It is generally true that the larger the dog, the shorter their lifespan.

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
3/3/21 9:01 a.m.

It's breed dependant too, Bernese Mountain Dogs are pretty short lived but Anatolians are pretty long lived for big dogs.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
3/3/21 10:40 a.m.

Well, that's weird and annoying. For some reason I can't seem to post or comment here from Safari on my main computer (iMac). Having to use FireFox to do so now. There's just a grey box showing up where the comment/post goes and none of the controls (bold, italics, etc...) are there either.

Also, working from home has meant having to resist the urge to roll my eyes a lot more than I used to... it's pretty ridiculous to complain that you've 'already worked like 12 hours today' when I know for a fact you've barely been awake 12 hours...

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UberDork
3/3/21 11:15 a.m.

I have a severe stenosis in my spine, causing issues with my arms and likely causing all these headaches too. I was scheduled to get some kind of injection to help relieve the swelling tomorrow. Except the insurance company won't approve it because it's "not medically necessary" so now I get to go back and see what my other options are. I've already talked to the doctor and my other option is to live with the issues and probably need neck surgery in a couple years. I'm 32. 
 

Insurance is a berkeleying ponzi scheme

PMRacing
PMRacing GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/3/21 12:07 p.m.

I once again have no motivation at work today even though I have a ton of work to do. Had to go outside at lunch to make a phonecall. Back inside and I now have negative motivation. Spring is coming at least. 

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/3/21 12:12 p.m.
RevRico said:

10 days to be removed from an email list? What, does somebody need to repunch all the cards in your database?

Nah, the modern ones just require keying in the data using dip switches .

I'm sometimes wondering if the "10 day to removal" is so they can keep spamming you with more intensity in the hope that you change your mind.

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