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What Was Your Last Purchase?

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My last big purchase was a new alternator for my vehicle. At least the overnight shipping was free, ordered it around 11:30 am Tuesday, it was delivered at 12:30 pm Wednesday... and it doesn't look like the shipping was just hidden in the overall cost. So that was nice.

 

What wasn't nice was replacing the alternator; seems like every time a new vehicle comes out, the designers decide to see how badly they can fuck up the placement of the alternator and make it as difficult as possible to replace. The Chevy's from the 80's that I've done, easy peasy. The Oldsmobile and Buick from the 90's? Just fine. Hell, the Jeep from 2003 was one of the easiest I've ever done. Open the hood "Bam! There it is, front and center." Only good thing I can say about that Jeep.

 

The Hyundai Santa Fe I had, that was the only time I actually took it to a shop to get the alternator changed. Because it was buried so far down in there, and all the crap you had to move around or take out, you really couldn't do it outside of a shop. Or at least I didn't want to spend all day (or more) on it. At least this vehicle, Honda Pilot, you could access the alternator, just had to move the power steering fluid reservoir and bracket, and the engine coolant reservoir. And do a shit ton of finagling to actually get it out and the new one in. The biggest issue was getting the serpentine belt back on. You'd think with that big of an engine block area they would make some room for someone to get a breaker bar in there to release pressure on the tension pully to get the damn thing back on.

 

Well, I guess technically they did, after messing with it for almost two hours I somehow managed to get the tension released just enough to get the belt back on.

 

Having the money to pay someone to fix your vehicle instead of doing it yourself must be nice. I should try that at some point.

 

Still kind of pissed since I was without a vehicle for two days, failed without warning on Monday night, had to pay to get it towed, and buy the new alternator. I was really hoping to get a new TV sometime soon, since the backlights on mine failed a few weeks ago. I know you can replace them, but I've never done it before, and if they failed after only five years, what else is going to go wrong with it even if I do replace them.

 

Alright, /end bitch fest.

 

And I hope it was good gum Kokoro Hane.

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17.5" x 12" Magnetic Board because we have run out of room on the fridge for fridge magnets. We've also run out of cupboard space for souvenir mugs*, and table top space for ceramic coasters is coming under pressure too.

 

* Unfortunately, some of the national parks/monuments we went to recently had really good selections of Deneen mugs, so the plan of not buying as many as usual went out of the window. Surprisingly, the very remote Chiricahua National Monument had the best variety (colours, shapes and motifs) I have so far seen at one location.

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Drank some beer. Went to Steam...

 

Now own Call of Juarez and Project Warlock

 

I may even play them at some point.

 

 

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1 hour ago, smeghammer said:

Project Warlock 

I enjoyed that one a lot, Pro-tip:

Spoiler

Buy Bloodthirst skill as soon as you can! Essential for higher difficulties.

 

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I believe that would be a pack of cigarettes.
If we're not including that type of stuff, and more interesting things to talk about, then I'd tell you I bought a Harmonica. It's cheap, made in China, but plays well for someone who just wants a musical instrument for the sake of having something to fill the void in their life with. And it does it pretty damn well; it's very fun to play and is relatively easy to learn songs for because of how low the bar is for the physical difficulty of playing it, in comparison to per se a Guitar. I'd recommend buying one if you want a simple instrument to play.

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My latest purchase, is a little clubhouse diy wood playhouse.
  We thought long and hard about the decision, because it's not a small investment in a child, and we made up our minds.
A great idea to introduce more of your child to interacting with nature is to buy a little clubhouse diy wood playhouse for your child.
 Last year we bought our child a handmade wooden playhouse, it is still in good condition, of course it needs care, but our baby was incredibly happy.
  He plays in this house all the time, and for parents, the most important thing is to keep the child happy.
  Now in quarantine, thanks to the playhouse in the yard, our baby spends a lot of time outdoors instead of being cooped up at home.
  It is very important for a child to be outdoors often, it is a growing body.
   It's very important for our baby to get outdoors often, because it's a growing body, and it's very important for the baby to get outdoors.

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most days the answer to this thread is tobacco (rolling tobacco or rolling papers or filters). Unless beer counts, I also buy a lot of that bit mostly on weekends.

Other than that, probably tickets to the concert I went to last Friday (three Portuguese stoner bands, Earth drive, Asimov and the Black Wizards) 

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Two Nine Inch Nails albums and two Judas Priest albums, The Downward Spiral, Broken, British Steel, and Screaming for Vengeance.

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13 minutes ago, Murdoch said:

Wanted one for years.

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Nice, I've wanted a mitre saw for years, well around here we call them chop saws. Just never had a place to put one, so I've made due with saw horses and cordless circular saws or hand saws. They're useful and fun tools though, just don't cut your fingers off with it. And given the wattage, make sure it's plugged into a receptacle with 10 gauge wire and a 30 amp circuit breaker. And you may well know that, but those things draw quite a bit of electricity.

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Oooh, well I bought some Lego for my kids (well, me really...). I also just got the last 5 Complete Judge Dredd Chronicles - up to 37 now. Might start on Rogue Trooper next...

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15 hours ago, Jello said:

Nice, I've wanted a mitre saw for years, well around here we call them chop saws. Just never had a place to put one, so I've made due with saw horses and cordless circular saws or hand saws. They're useful and fun tools though, just don't cut your fingers off with it. And given the wattage, make sure it's plugged into a receptacle with 10 gauge wire and a 30 amp circuit breaker. And you may well know that, but those things draw quite a bit of electricity.

 

Thanks. I spoke to a builder friend and he said it'll be fine here just on a regular mains. Perhaps where you live is different?

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A new desktop computer [i9, 2TB SSD, 16GB RAM, RTX 3080]

A curved MSI monitor

Some Logitech Z623 speakers

10 packs of Tim Horton's hockey cards

 

:)

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