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  1. sumbloke

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Just over 2 hours until my plane leaves...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I woke up to that on TV [Emerald City Hours] they are saying it's going to be a total loss. Pray to whatever gods you believe in that it doesn't prove to be arson. This is a loss for the whole of the civilized world. GEM I've heard in the news that they believe the main structure has been saved. There's already fundraising for rebuilding.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thanks for the pointer to the Big Boy 3-D printing files. ..... I've heard about that area. Isn't that the region where they run Truck Trains? GEM The road trains (one truck body towing two or more truck trailers at once, for those who haven't heard of them before) go all around Australia. They're not supposed to run road trains in suburban areas, but... The 90 Mile Straight is so flat and straight that you can see oncoming traffic (travelling at over 200km/h relative to you) for minutes before you pass it...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Let's be optimistic and believe that the layout had been damaged beyond repair, which is why it was being thrown out...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    You mean this one? https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:259005 Not that far from the acknowledged "center of nowhere" which is on US Hwy 50 "America's Loneliest Highway" somewhere near the Nevada/Utah line. It's one desolate stretch of road. GEM Pshaw, that's nothing compared to the Eyre Highway across the Nullabor Plain... There's one part of it signposted as the 90 Mile Straight - no bends at all for 146.6km (91.1 miles)...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Would a SQUIRREL be a distraction for a DOGfight?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Because they only care about the short term, and don't look to the long term. People plan ahead and consider the results of actions. Animals only think about the present and don't worry about the results of actions. Food for thought...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    My upper lip has seen the light of day once since about 2000. Shortly after I started dating her, SWMBO convinced me to participate in Movember so that she could see me clean-shaven. She agrees that I look better with it.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Congratulations. I have my own good news - we exchanged contracts for our new house (last week, but I've been a little busy). Now we just have to wait for the bank to make the funds available and we can finalise it...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    5 galleons for a coffee? Surely it shouldn't cost more than a few sickles...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thanks, guys. We got the approvals from the bank and signed the loan documents yesterday. Now just waiting on the solicitors to sort out one bit in the contract...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thanks to both of you. The really annoying part is that the bank had said we should have the approval two days ago and now it's after 4pm on a Friday...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Sigh... the waiting game continues on getting financing for the new house...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Ooh, which company is the pi-rat from? I've been looking for some for a while... Ooooohhh! This version? Or maybe this one?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    You know you're doing "laundering money" wrong, don't you?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Assuming it does smooth out, we'll have the keys in four weeks. We should be hearing back from the bank today. Thanks. We're trying to stay calm, but it gets hard at times.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thanks for the offer, but if we're having this much hassle buying a house, I can't even imagine trying to buy a bridge...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Sheesh, why is it so hard to get people to take my money? And before I get inundated with offers, I mean in exchange for goods or services.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Me too. Bad enough waiting for a phone call, even worse to have to call them back the next day and be all "heyyyyy, you guys never called back..." And me. I'm in that situation at the moment with my bank...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Nothing is better than a good cup of coffee. I'll have nothing, thanks.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thanks Thanks. The part that seems most likely is the fact that I need to top up the mortgage on my existing place to free up money for the deposit... That being said, the bank suggested it should be okay. Thanks for the offer, but we're on to the game kristof65 was talking about... Thank you. Definite celebrations. We went out for dinner last night. And thank you too.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Game over. Our offer has been accepted
  23. sumbloke

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I don't like this game any more. Can we play something else?
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. ETA: The agent told us that we're the first offer to go in and he thinks we have a fair chance of them accepting the offer we made. Now the waiting game...
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    SWMBO and I are about to make an offer on a house. Fingers crossed we get it...
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