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A Few Days Left of Stepbet - Learned Something

November 5th, 2016 at 02:40 am

Just 3 days left of my Stepbet. It's looking like the earnings will be around $10. I'm planning on doing another one, but not until after DH and I get back from Chicago.

Yes, we are officially going to Chicago next Wednesday and Thursday. Driving. Partially to buy DH a car, and partially for a quick get away. I'm thankful Friday will be a holiday for me. Sleep!

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Something sad at work today. One of the new employees who I really liked was let go. She was within her 6 month probation period. Frown Not sure why.

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At work I learned something else today - about copiers.
When you put paper into the drawer, you should do it "seam side" up. (the seam referring to the paper covering the ream of paper.) You also should do something called "fluffing" the paper (i.e. adding air pockets.)

All to avoid something like this:


(Kind of beautiful in its own way I think ...)
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Still going strong on the no soda ... though I had a real test a few days ago - the first day the bus routes changed. STRESSED OUT! But I persevered and bought some carbonated water from family dollar instead. (and ... chocolate.)

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Only 13 days till Trans Siberian Orchestra!!

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The other day we had a backpack come in to Lost and Found, and inside it was a Nevada Barr book - one I hadn't read!

I picked it up from the library today. Big Grin (on CD so I can load it on my phone to listen to while walking or in the car.)

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I bought some parsnips today. I plan on making them for dinner on Sunday. Smile I've never had them, so it should be interesting.

I also bought a bag of fresh cranberries last week. I put about 1/4 cup of them in my smoothie on Wednesday. Blegh! Yesterday and today I only put 3 or 4 ... much better. Smile

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DH emptied out the transmission fluid from his Honda (which he drove through high water last May?) in an attempt to get it working again. It didn't work.

So now he's on the hunt for a used transmission. He thinks he may have found one two hours away for $150. He just needs to find out if it's vtech or not?

If he can get the car going again for $500 or less, then it should be worth it. Otherwise, he may be ready to sell it. (It's a 2001 Honda with around 149k miles.)

10 Responses to “A Few Days Left of Stepbet - Learned Something”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Come to the Museum of Science & Industry and I'll meet you for lunch! Seriously. But I know you will pack a lot into your two days and understand if there is no time.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    I like parsnips! Very mild flavor and nice texture when roasted.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh, and thanks for reminding me of StepBet -- now that my pedometer challenge is over at work, I wouldn't mind another motivator. I was in a regular habit of walks at night for months before the pedometer challenge -- but then I got a cold right after that ended, and haven't had the energy for night walks since then. I might need something to kick-start my efforts once I'm over my cold.

  4. Jenn Says:

    The paper picture made me laugh!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    CB I'd love to! DH says though it's hard to know where we'll be on Thursday because we'll be going around to look at the cars he's marked. So, this probably isn't a go time to do it.

    Ceejay - it's Very motivating - for me at least. Smile I've been fighting a cold here this past week, bu have barely managed to meet my goals.

    Jenn - it is funny Smile

  6. Petunia 100 Says:

    Which Nevada Barr book? My favorite is Blind Descent.

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Boar Island

  8. alice4now Says:

    Please tell me you are not one of those people who create a jam like that and then quietly slink off into a corner somewhere, without saying a word! Those people are like little office devils, creating mayhem for everyone else, lol!

    But I have totally jammed up a copier, when it required all the teachers to resend their print jobs. One teacher was so loud and angry about it, there was no way I was confessing to that jam.

  9. VS_ozgirl Says:

    How about having cranberries on cereal? One of the cereals I get has cranberries on top and it's nice.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Alice - Nope, it wasn't me who caused the jam. Smile I was just the one responsible for calling the copier repair guy. Smile
    VS - I'm okay with just a few cranberries in my smoothie. It was just too many that first time.

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