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handymanshandle

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    handymanshandle got a reaction from like_ooh_ahh for a status update, I'm crowning myself as the worst gay user here 9 times in a row   
    I'm crowning myself as the worst gay user here 9 times in a row
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    handymanshandle reacted to Trik'Stari for a status update, So this came out of left fucking field on me. About a year ago, my dad took a big pay   
    So this came out of left fucking field on me.
     
    About a year ago, my dad took a big pay cut from the company he was working at, because the company couldn't afford his salary at the time, but they wanted (needed) him to stay on because of his experience and expertise at what he does. They promised at the time, that they would make him whole once things started panning out (which has begun to happen, and would not have happened without my dad.). It's worth noting that this company has tried several times in the past two decades to get my dad to work for them, because they know his reputation and really wanted a manager of his caliber (he's almost 70 and will outwork 20 year olds without getting winded).
     
    Jump to last week, and my dad was getting kind of sick of it, because his (relatively new) truck that was factory new when he bought it in 2017 (I think), now has 108,000 miles on it, almost all of it from work. And they haven't been paying him mileage. So he put his foot down, and asked them to give him a raise, buy him a new truck, and give him a small bonus.
    They agreed to all of it, and in return, instead of trading his "old" truck in, he has given it to me, as in it's mine, not just "you get to drive it for a bit".
     
    I honestly don't know what to say, or how to thank the old bastard. It's still in great condition for having that many miles, frame has almost no rust, the inside of the engine bay is clean as hell, and it drives like it was new. It's a 2016 (according to the panel on the inside of the driver door) 1500 Ram Big Horn. 5.7 Liter hemi engine. IT HAS WORKING HEAT AND AC.
     
    It isn't actually paid off yet, but he's going to continue paying on it because his new truck (a 2021 model 1500 Ram with a full on Laramie sports package, all the fixins. Including a turbo) is being paid for by the company, but is in his name.
     
    The upside to all of this, is that I NO LONGER HAVE TO DRIVE A FUCKING 2004 BUICK CENTURY WITH BROKEN AC AND SOME WEIRD SUSPENSION PROBLEMS.
    I am tempted to find a field and a propane tank, and use the Buick as target practice, but I think I'll just sell the fucking thing for as much as I can, and give the money to him to pay towards the truck.
     
    Already said it once but I'll say it again, I am speechless. He hit me with this yesterday, and when he picked his new truck up at the dealership, he left the old one there overnight and paid for them to detail it.
     
    Will post a better picture tomorrow. Probably.

  3. Funny
    handymanshandle got a reaction from Cyberspirit for a status update, I'm crowning myself as the worst gay user here 9 times in a row   
    I'm crowning myself as the worst gay user here 9 times in a row
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    handymanshandle reacted to Silentprototipe for a status update, False alarm it was just a flu. I feel completely fine after sleeping   
    False alarm it was just a flu. I feel completely fine after sleeping
  5. Agree
    handymanshandle reacted to dizmo for a status update, Something to keep in mind: Masks aren't nearly as effective as you probably think. Th   
    Something to keep in mind: Masks aren't nearly as effective as you probably think.
     
    They're still useful, but don't think you're invincible because you have one.
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    handymanshandle reacted to RGProductions for a status update, Last content for tonight, I promise. I've been thinking about changing it up here to   
    Last content for tonight, I promise. I've been thinking about changing it up here to reflect my other online existence, even though I don't show up often. I stopped using the name RGProductions shortly after I created my account here, but at that point name changes were not allowed and I couldn't think of anything better anyways. I still don't know what I would do since I haven't used an alias since then, I've just been myself. I obviously don't want to have my full name and face plastered all over here, so IDK, but the 2013 profile pic that has been out of service everywhere else for almost half a decade, stock wallpaper background, and cringe name has to go eventually. 
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    handymanshandle reacted to RGProductions for a status update, nostalgia and borderline memory loss is a wonderfully painful combination   
    nostalgia and borderline memory loss is a wonderfully painful combination
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    handymanshandle reacted to pinksnowbirdie for a status update, Well I'm almost done making installment payments on my iPad Air (2019) and after a ye   
    Well I'm almost done making installment payments on my iPad Air (2019) and after a year and a half of ownership (got it in like June last year) I intend on selling it once I can make the final $94 or so payment on the installment plan
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    handymanshandle reacted to RGProductions for a status update, Wow, my first PC just turned 5 years old. Time flies. I wonder how it's doing, consid   
    Wow, my first PC just turned 5 years old. Time flies. I wonder how it's doing, considering it's been almost a year since I sold it. (still amazed that I actually made net profit on that whole ordeal)
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from RGProductions for a status update, The official motto of half this forum's userbase:   
    The official motto of half this forum's userbase: 

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    handymanshandle got a reaction from RGProductions for a status update, You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over thin   
    You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over things like minimalism or excess of luxury. I'll explain it with my car tastes.
    I like things that are relatively simple but can house what I want them to. I don't need a giant slab of nothing but I also don't want the equivalent of placing linoleum on nice hardwood flooring. My Saturn's interior is very utilitarian, for example. Everything's fairly logically laid out, if not a bit tucked away neater than I'd do so. A modern Tesla is too minimalistic, too bleak, too The Wonderful World of Auto-tainment! from VeggieTales for me. At the same time, most 70s and 80s car interiors depress the fuck out of me. They look like regret, they often smell like regret and the overall atmosphere is like listening to any 70s rock without doing drugs.
  12. Agree
    handymanshandle reacted to RGProductions for a status update, want buy thing because buy thing make happy but nothing need to buy   
    want buy thing because buy thing make happy but nothing need to buy
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    handymanshandle reacted to like_ooh_ahh for a status update, Summer 🌞 > Winter ❄️ change my mind   
    Summer 🌞 > Winter ❄️ 
     
    change my mind 
  14. Informative
    handymanshandle got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, mmm 89 octane gasoline   
    mmm 89 octane gasoline
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    handymanshandle reacted to STRMfrmXMN for a status update, I finally pulled the trigger on a laptop. A 2-in-1, even! https://www.bestbuy.com/sit   
    I finally pulled the trigger on a laptop. A 2-in-1, even!
    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-envy-x360-2-in-1-13-3-touchscreen-laptop-intel-evo-platform-intel-core-i7-8gb-memory-512gb-ssd-pale-gold/6428876.p?skuId=6428876
     
    Got mine open-box for $675. Wanted a Ryzen one but this one comes equipped with WiFI 6 and the 1000-nit privacy display, plus it has 512GB storage. The Ryzen 4700U with equivalent specs is over $1000. The Ryzen one might get an hour more battery life but eh, this one will do me fine, I do think!
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from pinksnowbirdie for a status update, mmm 89 octane gasoline   
    mmm 89 octane gasoline
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    handymanshandle reacted to fpo for a status update, Selling stuff on Facebook is literally the worst.   
    Selling stuff on Facebook is literally the worst.
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from Letgomyleghoe for a status update, Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is usin   
    Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is using RCA cables intended for Composite output to give you Component video.
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over thin   
    You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over things like minimalism or excess of luxury. I'll explain it with my car tastes.
    I like things that are relatively simple but can house what I want them to. I don't need a giant slab of nothing but I also don't want the equivalent of placing linoleum on nice hardwood flooring. My Saturn's interior is very utilitarian, for example. Everything's fairly logically laid out, if not a bit tucked away neater than I'd do so. A modern Tesla is too minimalistic, too bleak, too The Wonderful World of Auto-tainment! from VeggieTales for me. At the same time, most 70s and 80s car interiors depress the fuck out of me. They look like regret, they often smell like regret and the overall atmosphere is like listening to any 70s rock without doing drugs.
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from TopHatProductions115 for a status update, Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is usin   
    Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is using RCA cables intended for Composite output to give you Component video.
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    handymanshandle reacted to like_ooh_ahh for a status update, Hmm... 😏   
    Hmm... 😏
     
     
  22. Like
    handymanshandle got a reaction from ProjectBox153 for a status update, Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is usin   
    Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is using RCA cables intended for Composite output to give you Component video.
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from ProjectBox153 for a status update, You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over thin   
    You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over things like minimalism or excess of luxury. I'll explain it with my car tastes.
    I like things that are relatively simple but can house what I want them to. I don't need a giant slab of nothing but I also don't want the equivalent of placing linoleum on nice hardwood flooring. My Saturn's interior is very utilitarian, for example. Everything's fairly logically laid out, if not a bit tucked away neater than I'd do so. A modern Tesla is too minimalistic, too bleak, too The Wonderful World of Auto-tainment! from VeggieTales for me. At the same time, most 70s and 80s car interiors depress the fuck out of me. They look like regret, they often smell like regret and the overall atmosphere is like listening to any 70s rock without doing drugs.
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is usin   
    Knowledge is knowing that an RCA cable is an RCA cable no matter what. Wisdom is using RCA cables intended for Composite output to give you Component video.
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    handymanshandle got a reaction from Techstorm970 for a status update, You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over thin   
    You know, I was thinking about how I prefer utilitarian layouts for my life over things like minimalism or excess of luxury. I'll explain it with my car tastes.
    I like things that are relatively simple but can house what I want them to. I don't need a giant slab of nothing but I also don't want the equivalent of placing linoleum on nice hardwood flooring. My Saturn's interior is very utilitarian, for example. Everything's fairly logically laid out, if not a bit tucked away neater than I'd do so. A modern Tesla is too minimalistic, too bleak, too The Wonderful World of Auto-tainment! from VeggieTales for me. At the same time, most 70s and 80s car interiors depress the fuck out of me. They look like regret, they often smell like regret and the overall atmosphere is like listening to any 70s rock without doing drugs.
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