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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #6660 on: January 04, 2022, 02:10:37 PM »
My hot water heater took a shit. Had to dig into the ever depleting savings to fund a new one, but my dad help me install it so I didn't do too bad.

I was really worried it was going to totally bleed me dry, but it's almost tax season and I literally had $0 in my savings this time last year. After replacing the water heater and bitching about how much I hate my house, I realized that the only appliance type thing I haven't replaced is the furnace. Been at the house 4 years and we've redone every bedroom, everyone has gotten a new bed, TVs and furnature. New TV in the living room, new couch and table, new dining room table and chairs, completely redone kitchen with all new appliances, new washer, dryer, and drain tub, and now finally the hot water heater. When I look at it all together, it kinda feels like somewhat of an accomplishment on this dump. Stoked on that.

Watch my fucking roof cave in next month...

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #6661 on: January 04, 2022, 03:09:23 PM »
Feel you on the house maintenance.  We moved into a fairly solid fixer upper last year, and most of our work has been cosmetic (new floors and paint everywhere but the kitchen and bathrooms), but about to drop some cash on cleaning the furnace, ducts, raising the hot water heater that’s sitting in a puddle, topping up the oil, property taxes, etc.  My partner makes good money and has healthy savings, but I’m flat broke trying to keep up with the house, car repairs, and other bills.  My debt load isn’t the worst right now, but I’m terrified that one big repair will ruin me.  Too much pride to let her take on more than 50%, though.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #6662 on: January 08, 2022, 12:09:37 PM »
I haven‘t skated for over a month due to health issues but today I visited my brother in law who skated as a kid and he proposed a game of skate in his garage. Dude hasn‘t skated in almost 20 years but gave me a letter on a kickflip… he was riding a vintage 7.5“ toothpick with pink Ventures.  ;D I wasn’t stoked on that but I saved my face by busting out a heelflip first try, which got me stoked.

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Re: Things You Are Stoked On But Not Stoked On
« Reply #6663 on: January 09, 2022, 05:31:06 PM »
My son pulled an ancient set up (Justin Brock with my old 129s) out of the garage and asked if he could use it to start skating in the Spring (full blown winter here) - so there's the stoked part. But he's 14 so he'll probably lose all interest once it's above freezing.