Random Thoughts the 13th: Jason Takes RTT

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  1. RunninMan

    RunninMan Well-Known Member

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    Last week I bought a 55" 4k TV and a mini fridge for $25 and a case of beer.

    That story is a lot cooler before I say that the TV doesn't work. It was working perfectly until one day it just wouldn't turn on. I saw it listed on the Facebook Marketplace and just out of curiosity started googling what it would take to fix a TV like that. Turns out you can buy all of the boards, which is everything the TV needs to run except the screen, for about $60 and it would take about a half hour of work. So in theory I could have a 55" 4k TV with all new parts for less than $100. Met the guy in the parking lot of a school in Sioux Falls and made the deal. DND. Then I got to spend the rest of the evening with the GF so it was totally worth the 2 hour drive one way on a Wednesday even without the TV. We'll see how much I'm overestimating my abilities to fix things but if it doesn't work I'm not out much in the end.
     
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  2. stormchaser2014

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    Bought new shoes today. Went for a short run around the block a little bit ago. Lungs are still internal at this point.
     
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  3. BoxsterCy

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    Too fit and too fast!

    And, just saw a text from yesterday (not sure how I missed it) from one of the neighborhood gals asking me if i wanted to bike late yesterday. Never biked with her because she's one of the 20 mph plus gang. She did say slow roll with a beer stop but for her that's like 16 mph, fast for me. Anyway, bummer I missed the text but I think I was not in shape to ride yesterday after too much party Saturday.
     
  4. NWICY

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    That slow ride sounds kind of fun. Depending on the distance.
     
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  5. BCClone

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    This TV salesman didn’t remind you that stalker did he? Made you a deal so he could get you to take a gps locator home with you.
     
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  6. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    That moment where, during a discussion you are having, your child gives you that deer in the headlights look of realization that the dumb parent is right...........priceless I tell you, completely priceless.
     
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  7. cmjh10

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    Every cell this year either goes north or south of us. I WANT A STORM!!!!
     
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  8. cmjh10

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    Yeah, the older I get, the more I discover that my parents were right about a lot of things.
     
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  9. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    My lawn desperately needed to be mowed so I got that done last night. 88 degrees with a dew point of 74, yuck. Today is supposed to be even worse so I figured I better get it done. Then storms are supposed to roll in tonight and cool things off.
     
  10. BCClone

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    I feel like doing absolutely nothing this morning. Today is going to blow.
     
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  11. wxman1

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    We got some hail the other night that was close to meeting severe criteria. On the north side of CR we have only received maybe a half inch thus far today but the south side is well over an inch. Keystone is claiming 3.72 but I am skeptical of that.
     
  12. oldman

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    Well, I hope you apologized and asked for a rain check.
     
  13. cowgirl836

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    we basically just got rid of a tv that did the same thing. DH thinks one of the control boards went out on our 7 year old one. This was back last August. We had gotten a new one (because it happened literally the Friday before he went back to work and I was like oh no you don't leave me tv-less with a newborn - turns out I rarely watched, oh well) and he thought he'd find time to fix the old one because as you say, not too much time/effort involved. We get to June and I'm starting to party prep and wanted the spare bedroom cleared out.........he hasn't done anything toward fixing the tv. So I said I was going to post it as free if someone would come and get it. Three takers in the first hour.
     
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  14. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    Had a Microsoft update this weekend. I seemed to take about 3 hours total to install and reboot. This update also has the complete rewrite of the Edge internet browser.
    Edge sucks just as bad as it did before the update.
     
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  15. wxman1

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    I often wonder why Microsoft and Apple keep trying in the browser world.
     
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  16. BoxsterCy

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    #10036 BoxsterCy, Aug 20, 2019
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    Was struggling earlier to stay asleep with bright sun shining in my eyes than it when to "Who turned the lights outs?" Not looking like a bike day. One nice big old ground strike in Teddy Wirth Park next door. This is one of those unplug the laptop storms. But just rain and booms booms, not bad wind. Need this to maybe catch 1882 as the wettest Twin Cities year on record, currently #2 and trailing by approximately 2".
     
  17. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Did do that.
     
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  18. jcyclonee

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    Are you moving your son today? I know my daughter's close friend that's going to ISU moves in today. We're leaving this afternoon for the big move tomorrow.

    Also, did you move Mom yesterday or is that what you have going on today?
     
  19. cmjh10

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    Driest summer here in awhile and you guys are needing to build an ark. Mother nature is weird sometimes.
     
  20. ImJustKCClone

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    Same...damned think took forEVER!!!
    Also, you actually use Edge?
     

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