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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3200 on: November 03, 2016, 05:29:29 PM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.

Yup, heated clothes already exist!
Battery-powered heated socks
Battery-powered heated gloves
Heated everything!
There are many versions of these; these are just some of the first results in Google.

I saw a demo of some reusable heating pad where you boil it to reset and then later you can activate it.  Seemed really cool, but I didn't buy it cause it was a bit pricey.

I have a pack of these from Body Comfort (got a pack with a large one, two hand warmers, two feet shaped ones for $30 I think?) and I love them. They're not super convenient since you have to remember to boil them, so not really a daily thing, but they're a good alternative to a soak in the tub for muscle pains. I use them at least a couple of times a month. FWIW I've had them for 2+ years now and the small ones are developing crystals but they still work, though I imagine at some point I'll have to replace them.

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« Reply #3201 on: November 03, 2016, 07:43:43 PM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.

Yup, heated clothes already exist!
Battery-powered heated socks
Battery-powered heated gloves
Heated everything!
There are many versions of these; these are just some of the first results in Google.

I saw a demo of some reusable heating pad where you boil it to reset and then later you can activate it.  Seemed really cool, but I didn't buy it cause it was a bit pricey.

I have these - hand sized ones. I have used them exactly twice because the boiling is a huge PITA.

I have one I used a lot when I was younger. Mostly for camping. The chemistry behind them is actually quite simple. Simple enough that if you can make them at home if you so desire.

It's just food grade Sodium acetate and water with a flexible metal disc. All the disc does is get the reaction started by getting a couple crystals to solidify after which the reaction is self sustaining. You could boil the thing in the same water you use to make pasta so long as the plastic holding everything together is not a toxic plastic. Even if the thing split open sodium acetate is edible. No idea how it tastes. Make yourself a baking soda and vinegar volcano for your kids next 1950's school science project, use the resulting sodium acetate to make handwarmers....

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« Reply #3202 on: November 03, 2016, 08:29:51 PM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.

The snuggie?  An adult onesie?

I know the Motorcycle cops in Michigan have jackets/gloves that they plug into their bikes when it is above freezing to about 50*

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3203 on: November 03, 2016, 11:21:52 PM »
They make Milwaukee heated jackets so if you already have Milwaukee tools it might be a cost effective option.

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« Reply #3204 on: November 04, 2016, 05:16:27 AM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.

The snuggie?  An adult onesie?

My husband bought me a snuggie, there is just so much fabric is it impossible to move around without tripping, and, this is also a problem with the adult onesie, and TMI to boot, but going to the loo is fraught with danger. Also, he choose a cream colour, and I seriously looked like a klansmen, or someone dressed as a ghost on Halloween. Sold it on ebay though!

I've come to the conclusion that many many base layers and keeping the fire stoked enough to discourage me from using a blanket is the best way to keep me up and around. Otherwise I'm under a blanket all day and get nothing done and refuse to move so I can cook dinner.

I guess trying to save logs to the point of ordering takeaway could go in the 'Failed frugal intentions' thread!

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« Reply #3205 on: November 04, 2016, 06:00:38 AM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.
Long underwear makes living in a cold house a much more pleasant experience.

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« Reply #3206 on: November 04, 2016, 06:22:55 AM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.
Long underwear makes living in a cold house a much more pleasant experience.

+1

Specifically layers of merino wool are awesome, then drag around a small
throw blanket when you're going to be stationary for long periods of time,
e.g. reading a great book with some hot tea.

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« Reply #3207 on: November 06, 2016, 07:36:03 AM »
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3208 on: November 07, 2016, 07:43:27 AM »
My issue with a heated blanket is that it makes me want to stay where I am and no do anything that disrupts the blanket and lets cold air in. Some mustacian needs to invent heated clothes (if it hasn't already been done!), because otherwise I have to decide between productivity or using more logs.
Long underwear makes living in a cold house a much more pleasant experience.

+1

Specifically layers of merino wool are awesome, then drag around a small
throw blanket when you're going to be stationary for long periods of time,
e.g. reading a great book with some hot tea.

Fleece lined slippers with wool socks, a shawl to keep the upper back and neck warm, and fingerless mitts.  There is a reason knitting/crochet are popular hobbies in cold climates.

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« Reply #3209 on: November 07, 2016, 09:09:49 AM »
I also use a heating pad for my dog at night when the temp starts getting cold (when the night time bedroom temperature will be below about 55F).  I wrap it in a towel, and put it under a folded comforter and set it at the lowest setting.  It gets slightly warm, but not nearly hot enough to be a problem (far less hot than the hvac vent I find her sleeping on).  When I plugged the heating pad into the meter to find out how much electricity is used I found it to use nearly nothing (less than a dollar all winter).  It essentially turns off once the dogs body heat warms the entire bed up warm enough.

Be careful with this one, I had a work colleague whose house burned partly down because their dog gnawed on the heating pad or cord and it shorted and caught fire in the garage.  A ground fault interrupter socket might prevent this, I'm not sure, but a breaker almost certainly won't. 

We use an electric mattress pad warmer for the bed, it lasts longer than an electric blanket because it doesn't have to be as flexible as a blanket.  Just turn it on before going to bed and the bed is nice and toasty, then thick covers and body heat do the rest. 

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« Reply #3210 on: November 07, 2016, 09:15:05 AM »
I also use a heating pad for my dog at night when the temp starts getting cold (when the night time bedroom temperature will be below about 55F).  I wrap it in a towel, and put it under a folded comforter and set it at the lowest setting.  It gets slightly warm, but not nearly hot enough to be a problem (far less hot than the hvac vent I find her sleeping on).  When I plugged the heating pad into the meter to find out how much electricity is used I found it to use nearly nothing (less than a dollar all winter).  It essentially turns off once the dogs body heat warms the entire bed up warm enough.

Be careful with this one, I had a work colleague whose house burned partly down because their dog gnawed on the heating pad or cord and it shorted and caught fire in the garage.  A ground fault interrupter socket might prevent this, I'm not sure, but a breaker almost certainly won't. 

We use an electric mattress pad warmer for the bed, it lasts longer than an electric blanket because it doesn't have to be as flexible as a blanket.  Just turn it on before going to bed and the bed is nice and toasty, then thick covers and body heat do the rest.

She does constantly dig at it, I think so she can lay directly on it.  We turn it off in the morning though.  It's only on while we are in the bedroom with her, so we should catch anything before it turns into a problem.

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« Reply #3211 on: November 07, 2016, 11:11:13 AM »
MPP: I think my family assumes we have money issues since before we buy anything new (especially for our kids), I try to find that item used (for much less, usually) first. We usually buy our kids' gifts used (but always in great condition - plus they are 2 and 4 years old, they don't care or even notice that their gifts are never enclosed in plastic and cardboard). No one else in my family has a thrifty mindset and they just.don't.get.it. The thing is, I am pretty certain that my husband and I are in a much better financial position than any of them, so it feels really awkward to decline their offers of help.

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« Reply #3212 on: November 07, 2016, 02:04:01 PM »
When someone at work doesn't realize the people they're making fun of include you and you have to just sit there silently.

"Those nasty hippies who use crystal deoderant". Yes i use it but I also bathe regularly so I don't stink.

"I went to goodwill for a Halloween costume hahaha it's so quaint there! But then...there are actually people who shop there regularly"

Oh the horror. :eye roll:


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« Reply #3213 on: November 07, 2016, 02:30:03 PM »
When someone at work doesn't realize the people they're making fun of include you and you have to just sit there silently.

"Those nasty hippies who use crystal deoderant". Yes i use it but I also bathe regularly so I don't stink.

"I went to goodwill for a Halloween costume hahaha it's so quaint there! But then...there are actually people who shop there regularly"


I had that a couple of times in my old office when one of my bosses would have to take the public bus for some reason (it was the clear winner of transit choices when going to a couple of places, so they would do it even though they hated it). I took the bus to work every day and they would be going on about "those awful bus people" you have to sit next to when you take the bus through the neighborhood I lived in...
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« Reply #3214 on: November 07, 2016, 08:15:42 PM »
Even when I rode the bus every day...there would be those awful bus people. You know the ones. They're not on every bus, but when one gets on...oh shit.

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« Reply #3215 on: November 07, 2016, 08:23:47 PM »
Yep

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« Reply #3216 on: November 07, 2016, 08:24:08 PM »
Even when I rode the bus every day...there would be those awful bus people. You know the ones. They're not on every bus, but when one gets on...oh shit.

pdx monkey....

yep, I think we've met the same bus people.
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« Reply #3217 on: November 07, 2016, 09:04:28 PM »
Even when I rode the bus every day...there would be those awful bus people. You know the ones. They're not on every bus, but when one gets on...oh shit.

pdx monkey....

yep, I think we've met the same bus people.

In my neighborhood the subway people are way worse than the bus people. Sometimes at night I take the bus even though it takes a little longer, just because it's so relaxing in comparison to the subway.

It was clear from context that my bosses were not talking about "that one guy who gets on at the rehab center and drools on you" or something, but rather all people who ride buses are "those bus people" to them.
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« Reply #3218 on: November 10, 2016, 09:01:58 AM »
Yeah, in Chicago a common MPP (and not just for fun) is having to put up with the people who call the subway system their home during the colder months.

Sometimes mentally ill, sometimes aggressive and/or argumentative, nearly always filthy and smelly, and occasionally using the subway as a toilet.  It's not even that cold yet here, but these problems have already begun.

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« Reply #3219 on: November 10, 2016, 10:54:52 AM »
Yeah, in Chicago a common MPP (and not just for fun) is having to put up with the people who call the subway system their home during the colder months.

Sometimes mentally ill, sometimes aggressive and/or argumentative, nearly always filthy and smelly, and occasionally using the subway as a toilet.  It's not even that cold yet here, but these problems have already begun.

There is one particular encounter that I still remember, 2 years later, and I doubt I'll ever forget. Homeless guy had some sort of infection or other on his leg - but it was about 10x worse than it sounds. I really hope that guy got some help.

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« Reply #3220 on: November 11, 2016, 02:35:23 PM »
Maybe more of a "Minimalist People Problem" - I have a short-person system in my kitchen where I organize my shelves and cupboards by how often I need to access something, so the things I rarely need go on the high shelves I can't reach without a chair. Well, I've pared down my kitchen to the point that I now have a free high-up shelf, and no kitchen things that I use rarely that still need a home. I'll have to think about this one.
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« Reply #3221 on: November 12, 2016, 01:28:05 AM »
Is it removable? Take it out and the next shelf down will be able to hold taller stuff

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« Reply #3222 on: November 12, 2016, 07:21:35 AM »
Even when I rode the bus every day...there would be those awful bus people. You know the ones. They're not on every bus, but when one gets on...oh shit.

pdx monkey....

yep, I think we've met the same bus people.

When I rode the bus, the young beauty took a look and never sat next to me.  Someone whose nose had decayed to the point where she applied perfume - the same kind they use on those urinal cakes - by the gallon, would sit next to me.  And say, in a quavering voice, "Oh.  I see you are reading.  I myself used to be a great reader.  What are you reading, there? May I see it?  <Grabs>  Oh.  Why, that's not even in English.  What language is that?  It's quite strange, isn't it?  I myself don't know any languages...."

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« Reply #3223 on: November 12, 2016, 10:59:35 AM »
When the stock market futures were tanking since it looked like Trump was going to win I got all excited and set my alarm early (I'm on the west coast) so I could put in some cash I had just gotten.

I woke up just before the market opened, and when it opened the S&P 500 was only down by 50 basis points... then it went up, by a lot. :(

I still put the cash in but I thought I'd be getting a discount. :(

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« Reply #3224 on: November 12, 2016, 11:21:31 AM »
Here in Norway we have 3 stately TV channels that you have to pay for (the payment is not optional, even if you don't watch). The channels are free of commercials, so they are nice to watch. I really hate watching commercials.
But my problem is with my colleagues. They talk about all the other commercial channels that you have to pay extra for. At our house we of course don't have these extra channels. We also receive TV by antenna and not by the fiber net, which would cost a lot extra. I find it hard to not be able to talk along with them. And I need to explain often that I only have the 3 state channels. They don't seem to understand the concept.

I have also never dared to say aloud at work or to our neighbours that we don't have a mortgage, even though we now live in a pretty expensive house. I'm sure my colleagues were worried about me buying a house for that price. But as long as you can pay it cash and can sell it for the same price, the house is not more expensive to live in than amy other house.

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« Reply #3225 on: November 12, 2016, 11:27:31 AM »
Another thing... I often read/hear about tips to save money as written in newspapers and presented by consumer TV series. But whatever they suggest, I do that already. There is very little left to save of the obvious things.

So therefore I am watching this site now. Maybe I'll get some new ideas here.

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« Reply #3226 on: November 12, 2016, 11:29:46 AM »
But as long as you can pay it cash and can sell it for the same price, the house is not more expensive to live in than amy other house.
Do you not have real estate tax that scales with property value in Norway? And even then, wouldn't insurance and/or maintenance likely be more for a more expensive house?

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« Reply #3227 on: November 12, 2016, 11:38:25 AM »
But as long as you can pay it cash and can sell it for the same price, the house is not more expensive to live in than amy other house.
Do you not have real estate tax that scales with property value in Norway? And even then, wouldn't insurance and/or maintenance likely be more for a more expensive house?

"Just for fun" folks. It isn't mandatory to either solve or create mustachian people problems.

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« Reply #3228 on: November 12, 2016, 01:12:11 PM »
But as long as you can pay it cash and can sell it for the same price, the house is not more expensive to live in than amy other house.
Do you not have real estate tax that scales with property value in Norway? And even then, wouldn't insurance and/or maintenance likely be more for a more expensive house?

Yes, we have property value taxes. But houses are taxed much cheaper than money on the bank. Like the first part of the house is only taxed for 10% of the value. The next part 20%. Money on the bank is 100% taxed. So owning a house is a benifit.

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« Reply #3229 on: November 12, 2016, 02:01:34 PM »
I have "hedonically adapted" to the idea that biking to work is the norm. This week I had to suffer through an entirely clownish car commute for 5 consecutive days. I feel like I'm going to lose my mind and have had a headache every day.

I can't figure out how people do this everyday and even worse, I can't complain about it to anyone in real life because it's the norm for most people.

This is so true for me, ask me to drive in traffic (especially during rush hour) and I go bonkers, get headaches, and a weird get-me-out-of-this-traffic claustrophobia.

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« Reply #3230 on: November 12, 2016, 02:11:38 PM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.
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« Reply #3231 on: November 12, 2016, 04:12:30 PM »
But as long as you can pay it cash and can sell it for the same price, the house is not more expensive to live in than amy other house.
Do you not have real estate tax that scales with property value in Norway? And even then, wouldn't insurance and/or maintenance likely be more for a more expensive house?

Yes, we have property value taxes. But houses are taxed much cheaper than money on the bank. Like the first part of the house is only taxed for 10% of the value. The next part 20%. Money on the bank is 100% taxed. So owning a house is a benifit.

Property tax is at a completely different level in Norway than in the US. The municipalities choose if and how high they want to set the tax level, but it can't exceed .7% a year. Most municipalities also set a deduction, to make sure the cheapest houses (usually poorest people) don't get taxed. My current house has a market value of ~$300 000, but my tax baseline is set at less than $100 000, and I pay .49% tax on that amount. I don't think it is fair that we pay so little, but asking the municipality to increase our tax base would probably be bad for our neighbours, so I have avoided it so far. The difference between a big expensive house, and a smaller and cheaper one, are not very large. In addition, electricity costs about $.1/kwh, and water meters are not common. If you have a positive net worth, it is as Linda describes; you get taxed a very low percentage if you have a million or more, and property is taxed lower than cash.

As to the "mandatory" TV payment: If you don't have a TV receiver, you don't have to pay it. We watch all our TV online, and could refuse to pay for the state channels. But they are good quality, and also provide balanced and reliable news. So we choose to send them the $200/year.
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« Reply #3232 on: November 13, 2016, 12:42:25 PM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.

You can't fight stupid.  Switch to something like Ally that has a 50k/day - 250k/month limit.  We did that after Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Sure, we could "fight" them and make them reopen the account... but why fight them just to give them our business?

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« Reply #3233 on: November 13, 2016, 01:15:37 PM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.

You can't fight stupid.  Switch to something like Ally that has a 50k/day - 250k/month limit.  We did that after Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Sure, we could "fight" them and make them reopen the account... but why fight them just to give them our business?
Are you guys in the habit of receiving personal checks for thousands of dollars?

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« Reply #3234 on: November 13, 2016, 01:24:43 PM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.

You can't fight stupid.  Switch to something like Ally that has a 50k/day - 250k/month limit.  We did that after Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Sure, we could "fight" them and make them reopen the account... but why fight them just to give them our business?
Are you guys in the habit of receiving personal checks for thousands of dollars?

Not frequently, but sometimes.  For example, as I mentioned Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Just got a check for the balance in the mail.  Ironically, under Chase's eDeposit rules, the check would be too big to deposit, but Ally had no problem taking our money.  Pays more in interest too.

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« Reply #3235 on: November 13, 2016, 02:36:46 PM »
I get so much done and have so much time that naps become something I have to fight off
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3236 on: November 13, 2016, 03:39:27 PM »
I get so much done and have so much time that naps become something I have to fight off

Oh man, that is *precisely* the type of Mustachian problem I would love to have!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3237 on: November 14, 2016, 12:06:27 AM »
My "problem" is that I recognize so many things in this thread as my personal dilemma's.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3238 on: November 14, 2016, 12:50:50 AM »
Our fridge freezer broke this weekend.
I tried to repair it but found there were a number of faults and it wouldn't have been sensible to try and fix them all.

As we no longer buy mountains of food we don't need, we've replaced it with a much smaller and more economical ex-display unit (which I got for a bargain price in cash). 

The problem is that I had previously decorated around the huge wasteful fridge, I couldn't move it alone so just painted around it.

Now the smaller unit it in it looks pretty ridiculous as it's clear what I've done (kitchen was blue and is now cream). 

I'm probably going to have to re-paint the whole kitchen as I can't remember what paint I used last time!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3239 on: November 14, 2016, 01:16:51 AM »
I'm probably going to have to re-paint the whole kitchen as I can't remember what paint I used last time!

Paint shops can measure the color. But you'll need to bring them a sample, which might be difficult. Haven't you kept the paint tin you used last time?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3240 on: November 14, 2016, 01:46:43 AM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.

You can't fight stupid.  Switch to something like Ally that has a 50k/day - 250k/month limit.  We did that after Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Sure, we could "fight" them and make them reopen the account... but why fight them just to give them our business?
Are you guys in the habit of receiving personal checks for thousands of dollars?

I keep them lying around the house like the guy in Caddy Shack. :)
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3241 on: November 14, 2016, 01:50:58 AM »
I'm probably going to have to re-paint the whole kitchen as I can't remember what paint I used last time!

Paint shops can measure the color. But you'll need to bring them a sample, which might be difficult. Haven't you kept the paint tin you used last time?

Unfortunately not, as the blue was tough to cover with cream I just kept adding coats until I ran out of paint.  I'll take a look when I get home though and see if there's a corner behind an appliance I can get a sample from :)

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3242 on: November 14, 2016, 02:22:29 AM »
The color will have changed from time anyway.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3243 on: November 14, 2016, 02:26:20 AM »
I'm probably going to have to re-paint the whole kitchen as I can't remember what paint I used last time!

Paint shops can measure the color. But you'll need to bring them a sample, which might be difficult. Haven't you kept the paint tin you used last time?

Unfortunately not, as the blue was tough to cover with cream I just kept adding coats until I ran out of paint.  I'll take a look when I get home though and see if there's a corner behind an appliance I can get a sample from :)

Embrace it! Get a nice stencil and create a little work of art on your wall! I'm guessing the old colour shows to both sides and on the top in a strip, so you could paint a picture frame :P Or some nice laurel leaves.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3244 on: November 14, 2016, 02:35:06 AM »
I'm probably going to have to re-paint the whole kitchen as I can't remember what paint I used last time!

Paint shops can measure the color. But you'll need to bring them a sample, which might be difficult. Haven't you kept the paint tin you used last time?

Unfortunately not, as the blue was tough to cover with cream I just kept adding coats until I ran out of paint.  I'll take a look when I get home though and see if there's a corner behind an appliance I can get a sample from :)

Embrace it! Get a nice stencil and create a little work of art on your wall! I'm guessing the old colour shows to both sides and on the top in a strip, so you could paint a picture frame :P Or some nice laurel leaves.

haha, I love this idea.
It's not really 'in a strip' it is actually more like 'in jagged lines as far as I could put the brush without touching the fridge'

:D

I've looked online at paint prices and it's going about 17 ($21) to paint the whole kitchen again, the upside being that it shouldn't need doing again for a few more years!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3245 on: November 14, 2016, 03:46:05 AM »
I'm probably going to have to re-paint the whole kitchen as I can't remember what paint I used last time!

Paint shops can measure the color. But you'll need to bring them a sample, which might be difficult. Haven't you kept the paint tin you used last time?

Unfortunately not, as the blue was tough to cover with cream I just kept adding coats until I ran out of paint.  I'll take a look when I get home though and see if there's a corner behind an appliance I can get a sample from :)

Embrace it! Get a nice stencil and create a little work of art on your wall! I'm guessing the old colour shows to both sides and on the top in a strip, so you could paint a picture frame :P Or some nice laurel leaves.

haha, I love this idea.
It's not really 'in a strip' it is actually more like 'in jagged lines as far as I could put the brush without touching the fridge'

:D

I've looked online at paint prices and it's going about 17 ($21) to paint the whole kitchen again, the upside being that it shouldn't need doing again for a few more years!

I would paint black Friesian splodges on the fridge, paint grass looking green paint around the gap (covering the jagged lines) and then paint a sun over the fridge in the blue area so the fridge looked like a cow in a meadow.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3246 on: November 14, 2016, 03:50:52 AM »

I would paint black Friesian splodges on the fridge, paint grass looking green paint around the gap (covering the jagged lines) and then paint a sun over the fridge in the blue area so the fridge looked like a cow in a meadow.

I just read this in the voice of Bob Ross. :D.  Made my morning.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3247 on: November 14, 2016, 03:55:02 AM »

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I would paint black Friesian splodges on the fridge, paint grass looking green paint around the gap (covering the jagged lines) and then paint a sun over the fridge in the blue area so the fridge looked like a cow in a meadow.

I'll suggest this to Mrs UK and report back :D

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3248 on: November 14, 2016, 05:55:19 AM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.

You can't fight stupid.  Switch to something like Ally that has a 50k/day - 250k/month limit.  We did that after Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Sure, we could "fight" them and make them reopen the account... but why fight them just to give them our business?
Are you guys in the habit of receiving personal checks for thousands of dollars?
yes. .


Ally might be a good option for personal. I already have a personal savings acct there.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #3249 on: November 14, 2016, 11:51:58 AM »
BoA reduced my mobile banking deposit limit from 50k to 10k with no warning. I first noticed on wed, so I thought it had to do with trump winning the election, but it turns out, it's just another "benefit" that they offer. I qualify for gold status and if I enroll in some program, then they will raise my limit to 20 or 30k. What a great offer! 
No one could explain why I had been getting all the benefits of a higher deposit limit for the past few years. Or why they reduced it. I may fight this one.

You can't fight stupid.  Switch to something like Ally that has a 50k/day - 250k/month limit.  We did that after Chase closed my wife's account with no warning.  Sure, we could "fight" them and make them reopen the account... but why fight them just to give them our business?
Are you guys in the habit of receiving personal checks for thousands of dollars?
yes. .


Ally might be a good option for personal. I already have a personal savings acct there.

the only downside is there's no place to deposit physical cash