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So, a few weeks ago we decided, that if we were going to paint the upstairs we should replace the trim (cheap ranch crap). The reasoning is pretty simple, Painting it, and then putting it on makes for a real nice clean look, and you don’t have to fuss with tape and painting straight lines. Trust me, if you’ve got the money, it’s the best way to go. Rip off the old crap and put new stuff down.
Well during those discussions turned to door casing, and eventually our unhappiness with the cheap crappy little hollow core doors that all these houses seem to have around here. Then while we were walking through Menards we noticed they were having a pretty good sale on solid pine 6 panel prehung doors. So we did the math, and ordered 9 interior doors with silver hinges (which we would have had to replace anyways in the future) for about $730. We also needed to pick up 50 7′ lengths of colonial door casing, 4×12′ 3 1/4″ wall trim, and 16 3 1/4″ lengths of mdf wall trim (an extra $250)
What does all that look like? I’m glad you asked:
Now, certainly that did not all fit in my little car. So how might you ask did we get this home? Through the kindness and generosity of our real estate agents and their capable staff. We purchased our home from them almost 2 years ago, but they were still willing to allow us to use their truck as long as we simply refilled the gas tank when done. Now, I’m really not trying to kiss ass here, but you simply can’t grasp how nice it is to have access to a truck of that size for free (as long as you don’t damage it of course, are moving locally and call in advance). Of course I’m sure this is only as long as it isn’t abused, but I remember last time I rented a U-haul truck it ended up running me like almost 100 bucks, not to mention the hassle and pain in the but it was to do all the paperwork. I just can’t say enough nice things about it, if you tried it, you’d agree too.
And that was just one of the things we did yesterday, it was really quite a busy day. First we had to stop at our financial advisers to discuss our mutual funds performances (they’ve really started picking up since Nov), then stop by Gamestop to see if they could help me with a little problem.
See, I’ve been playing Star Ocean: Till the end of time and am over 100+ hours now on it. So I was messing around in the Maze of Tribulations when I accidentally caught my foot on the controller cable and made the PS2 jerk to the side….hard. I thought at first that everything was fine, but when I tried to head down to level 4 a window popped up “reading disk data” but unlike other times, it never went away. It seems that since the disk was spinning when it got jerked it hit either the lens or part of the retention tray…there by effectively scratching the living hell out of it. So I stopped by the Gamestop hoping they’ve have one of those Skip Doctor thingies (I assumed they’d have one open for store use) and that I could beg them to run it through for me. They didn’t, but the guy behind the counter was super nice and swapped my disk for another used copy they had (even though I didn’t have my receipt from buying it there). How cool is that? I rarely get that lucky, but really it just cements why I recommend buying and selling via Gamestop, they’re usually all really cool guys.
Between getting the truck, and that happening I felt like it was a really good, productive day. Despite it raining almost all day and even hailing. It’s the little things sometimes that can make a lousy day good.
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