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YMZ PE last won the day on June 19

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  1. YMZ PE

    Random Topics 3.1

    It says Limit one Amazon.com promotional credit per Prime account. I wonder if that means hubs and I can each get one on our own accounts even though we only pay for one family membership?
  2. YMZ PE

    Random Topics 3.1

    I was buying stuff from Amazon every day for the past week but when Prime Day came, I couldn’t think of anything I needed. Go figure.
  3. YMZ PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    I just replaced the bypass valve on my water softener so now we have soft water and no leaks! I did the repairs close to midnight because that's how intolerably hot it's been here. The old rubber O rings were warped and dirty so I made sure to lube the dickens out of the new ones. Inserting the new valve was a smooth process other than my getting sprayed in the face due to inadequately screwing the flex hoses onto the new nipples. And yes I'm posting this with deliberate phrasing solely to cajole @csb out of the woodwork.
  4. Watching Ash vs The Evil Dead. I tried watching it a while back by myself and got scared (haha). I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get back into it! It’s got everything I love about Evil Dead and Army of Darkness and Bruce Campbell. I just about wet myself when the chainsaw clicked onto Ash’s arm for the first time.
  5. YMZ PE

    Thailand Soccer Team

    I'll agree with that!
  6. YMZ PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Mine is the Whirlpool 33,000 grain softener. What about yours?
  7. YMZ PE

    Thailand Soccer Team

    That's more than a little unfair. The monsoon rains come on hard and fast in that part of the country. The current of water suddenly entering the cave would have made it difficult for even an experienced swimmer to try to leave the cave once the entrance was flooded, to say nothing of a scared kid who doesn't know how to swim. They managed to find dry ground in the dark and survived 9 days without food, light or hope before they were found - together. This is the opposite of a Darwin award case.
  8. YMZ PE

    Home Improvement/Repair Questions

    Saw some water dripping from the overflow on my water softener. I opened the brine tank and found it completely full of water. After draining it, I figured out the bypass valve was leaking and had flooded the tank. I have a part on order and will be replacing the entire valve this weekend since internet research tells me replacing the O-rings won't cut it. It's a cheap plastic valve; I wish there was an option to upgrade it to something more sturdy.
  9. YMZ PE

    Thailand Soccer Team

    They were nine days in the cave with flooded passageways before they were found. Hopefully that means there's some source of air and therefore an opening to the outside they can access? Or at least that could mean the rock is stable enough to hold up a kilometer-long drilled hole.
  10. YMZ PE

    FIFA World Cup 2018

    I was rooting for Mexico too. Bummer.
  11. YMZ PE

    Do you guys have any side jobs?

    Also, stock photo stormwater modeling
  12. YMZ PE

    Do you guys have any side jobs?

    Nah. Not topless enough
  13. YMZ PE

    Do you guys have any side jobs?

    Stock photo modeling
  14. I think we can all agree this particular situation is a combination of the guy being a selfish turd and the parents enabling him for way too long. There’s a distinction between compassion and coddling your kids. Some kids need to be forced to be on their own to become independent, others are better at making the most of what they’re given. So I can’t really make a blanket judgment on adults who live with their parents. I think the key thing as a parent is to put in the effort to understand your kid so you can predict whether a particular approach is going to reinforce or discourage an unhealthy motivation. If you think helping your kid move into his dorm is going to make him think he can still run to you to fix his problems, don’t do it. But if he just wants to spend time with you before he moves out, why not?
  15. YMZ PE

    Random Topics 3.1

    That was nice of y'all to go back and post bail for her.