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    Had perfect weather, for a change. DS got his math and handwriting done, and DD did her lessons on her own. I took the little ones to the playground, and DH got the shed reorganized. Not a bad day. We didn't get the laundry crisis resolved or the kitchen floor clean (but it never pays to get the kitchen floor clean, as it is disgusting within minutes after!) but overall, not a bad day.
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    Crunchynerd - nice weather and park day for the win!!

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    I always mean to update here, and then I don't think of it until midnight. :/

    I'm getting ready for a yard sale, and mostly I just want to gripe "omg, why did we want to have a garage sale?!?". It's a huge pain in the butt.

    I had to decline 2 good sales on ebay, that would have amounted to over $100. The first person bought my stuff, and then said "Oh yeah, can you mail it to a different address, this PO box? Ok thanks bye". Nope. Here's your money back, next time check out with a legit address.

    The next guy offered me $65 for some old records, but the previous 19 feedback scores he left for sellers were all negative. Nope nope nope. I don't know what kind of weird high you get from dinging everyone you buy from, and I don't feel like finding out. Keep your money. I'll wait for someone normal to buy them.

    *Sigh* Fingers crossed that I wake up to sales from happy, normal people.

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    This weekend has reminded me that I hate people. UGH! Friday we got a call from the bank who is handling our mortgage and the seller had only just gotten paperwork in to them that was due 3 weeks ago. So, she said we might be delayed in closing. Called back this morning, yep, we are delayed. At least 8 business days, but probably closer to 10. So basically 2 weeks. 2 more weeks of Tech being stressed (though he's finally eating and sleeping again), and 2 more weeks with 75% of our stuff packed up.

    On the upside, I looked up our new neighborhood, and they have 2 active facebook pages, a ton of good reviews from residents, and their neighborhood association webpage is actually active. AND there was a write up about the neighborhood and how friendly and sociable it is in the large city newspaper. So, all good stuff. Now we just have to actually GET there.

    Woke up yesterday and one of my bettas had ripped his entire caudal fin off. An anchor for plants had come unseated, had a sharp edge and he ripped his entire fin off. UGH! So now I'm treating him for infection as he ripped it so close to his body that any infection in it will kill him. I guess the good thing about the delay in closing is he'll be 3 weeks into healing rather than 5 days when he has to be moved, so silver lining.

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    MissLemon. We need to do one too. I hate it though. Love going to them. Hate having them. Love the extra money and getting rid of crap, HATE dealing with idiots. Good luck with that.
    UGH on the eBay idiots. That sucks. I don't sell on ebay much anymore because of that. I should as I could get rid of stuff.
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    WTH! That SUCKS.
    Where was the seller's realtor to keep on them about getting that crap in. They should be DINGED. Sorry you have to wait 2 more weeks. And YIKES on your betta. Hope he heals well.
    Quote Originally Posted by aselvarial View Post
    This weekend has reminded me that I hate people. UGH! Friday we got a call from the bank who is handling our mortgage and the seller had only just gotten paperwork in to them that was due 3 weeks ago. So, she said we might be delayed in closing. Called back this morning, yep, we are delayed. At least 8 business days, but probably closer to 10. So basically 2 weeks. 2 more weeks of Tech being stressed (though he's finally eating and sleeping again), and 2 more weeks with 75% of our stuff packed up.

    On the upside, I looked up our new neighborhood, and they have 2 active facebook pages, a ton of good reviews from residents, and their neighborhood association webpage is actually active. AND there was a write up about the neighborhood and how friendly and sociable it is in the large city newspaper. So, all good stuff. Now we just have to actually GET there.

    Woke up yesterday and one of my bettas had ripped his entire caudal fin off. An anchor for plants had come unseated, had a sharp edge and he ripped his entire fin off. UGH! So now I'm treating him for infection as he ripped it so close to his body that any infection in it will kill him. I guess the good thing about the delay in closing is he'll be 3 weeks into healing rather than 5 days when he has to be moved, so silver lining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    MissLemon. We need to do one too. I hate it though. Love going to them. Hate having them. Love the extra money and getting rid of crap, HATE dealing with idiots. Good luck with that.
    UGH on the eBay idiots. That sucks. I don't sell on ebay much anymore because of that. I should as I could get rid of stuff.
    I sell full time on ebay. 99% of buyers are just fine. That one percent makes me crazy, though, and they always seem to pop up in clusters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aandwsmom View Post
    WTH! That SUCKS.
    Where was the seller's realtor to keep on them about getting that crap in. They should be DINGED. Sorry you have to wait 2 more weeks. And YIKES on your betta. Hope he heals well.
    Apparently the only reason they even got THAT paperwork in at all in anything resembling on time is OUR realtor was on THEIR realtors case about it. So they have a bad realtor. Ours needs a stiff drink or 12.

    I've had 8 or 9 bettas and this one is the first that has damaged his tail so badly. I had one that was a tail biter and trimmed his tail constantly, but I've NEVER had one tear their entire tail off! I didn't even know they could! I had to move him out of his half of the 20 gallon to treat him, but also because now his swimming sucks. Infection risk is high and since he ripped it right at his body, any infection would essentially kill him. For "easy" pets, bettas are HARD to care for correctly!

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