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Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: July 10, 2024, 05:44:31 PM »
been really really down for the last couple of weeks. it's been a lot. i'll probably create a WYP post and explain more. it's nothing i haven't posted about before. just getting to the point where i'm realizing i need to take my mental health much more seriously and things aren't going to magically get better.

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 22, 2024, 03:41:41 PM »
thanks BC

i hope your toe gets better soon, Minty_Magic :hug: it sounds like that toenail will probably fall off eventually

ugh i kind of yelled at my dad and now i feel really bad about it. i went to the furniture place and picked some furniture for them to consider, found the pieces on the website, made a spreadsheet and emailed it to him. the subject line was suggestions and i said "let me know what you think." i tried to call a few times and i think something is off with his phone because he didn't answer. so he texts me that he likes everything but the dining table so i sent him another i liked. he asked if he should order online or go to the store. i responded and said we should go to the store. i didn't get any response so i figured they were taking naps or working on something else. so i go about my day and after a few hours he texts and said he bought some of the furniture but the couch was labeled sleeper (it's not really. it folds into a bench) so he bought a loveseat instead. that's way too small for seating for guests who don't want to sit right up next to each other and the new living room is pretty big. also we were already working with a salesperson. so now i'm really upset because more uncomfortable, too small furniture and we're going to be jerks to someone who spent a bunch of time helping us in the store. plus i'm still angry about yesterday and he keeps asking us for help with stuff and then just doing whatever.

i guess it was the last straw with me so i called my mom's phone and he answered. and i didn't scream or anything but i kind of yelled that the loveseat would be too small for guests who don't want to sit super close. they both have chairs so they won't worry about it. the sofa is more seating for us and the previous loveseat they had was too small and also uncomfortable. i was hoping to steer them to something more practical. it frustrates me that they don't really give any thought to how we or other people might feel. plus too small furniture looks bad and he asked multiple times for my help. i thought that meant he would consult me before making more decisions. when i furnished our house i made sure to have lots of seating and a big dining table for family meals and work. it's coming in handy for him now since he needs to use the computer at our house since the wifi in the hotel is unsecured. i know it's their house but we'll be spending a lot of time there too. it bothers me that he doesn't consider others' comfort.

so we decided to go back to the store together tomorrow and look for a better alternative to the loveseat. or maybe it will be better in person? i just feel bad for losing my temper a bit. i don't like getting upset with my parents.

Off Topic / Re: Wonderful Nature - Thread
« on: June 22, 2024, 01:01:15 PM »
Does anyone know what kind of lizard this is? they were in my garden. the plant next to them is a gardenia for reference. i didn't want to get close and scare them off but it looks like it's about 6 inches long and 1 - 1.5 inches wide.

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Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 21, 2024, 05:52:26 PM »
it seems like Facebook pretty much gave up on content moderation. i haven't been on there in years because of all the political junk. i had to quit twitter too because they keep letting literal neo-nazis back on the platform. social media companies have no inventive to stop hateful content as long as it generates engagement and people stay on the platform.

my complaint today is also parent related. long rant below

my dad is driving all of us crazy! everything so far with the insurance company has gone really fast. the old house was declared a total loss so they already got their payout from the insurance. they already found another house and everything is great with the inspection. they'll close in a week or so. we're also working on selling what's left of their old house "as is." so if all goes as planned he should come out ahead!

you would think he'd be over the moon. but no, he's now obsessed about the furniture. pretty much everything was a total loss. so they need all new furniture and i get that they cannot sit on the floor or lay in bed (he already ordered a bed) all day. but finding furniture can take time. i told him i would help and i've found stuff online. he's complaining that mid July is too long to wait for delivery. so i told him lets just get the bare essentials and add over time. like people do. he said that works for him and it's mainly up to my mom. she says she doesn't really care all that much. so i said we should probably go to the actual store and get a couple of chairs. probably also a table. and he wants to go immediately. this is 2:30 or so in the middle of a work day! it's Friday so i can get out a little early but we have errands to run. we need dinner. so i said we should go tomorrow.

also, i was supposed to go see their new house with the realtor some time this week. when i spoke with the realtor i said it wasn't a huge deal and Friday after 2 or so should be ok but i could work around his schedule. i told my dad and my dad wanted to go too. we didn't make any definite plans. so today when they came over to do laundry he wants to know when i was going to see the house. i told him that i hadn't heard anything yet and i assumed the realtor was busy with other appointments. and i was busy and tired from work so i didn't really care to go. he said it was important that i see the house so i can look for furniture. so i told him to text the realtor. after a while the realtor replies and says his daughter came in town today, but tomorrow will be good. my dad got all pouty about it to me. i told him to calm down and let people have their family time. he's also filling out paperwork while this is going on and complaining about the amount of information real estate transactions require. cursing repeatedly while doing so.

by now my mom is getting upset and so she walks over. she's not supposed to walk without assistance so he flips out and runs over to her. and she says she just wants to go home and starts crying. she's tired and needs to take her medicine. he gets mad and starts putting stuff away so they can leave. she's upset because now she feels like a burden. i grab their laundry and my husband helps my mom out to the car. he tells my dad to go start the car so it can cool off. then he's running around trying to open the trunk of the car. my mom's door is locked still so she can't get in the car and she starts crying more. finally we got everything situated and my husband and i go back inside. then after about 5 minutes the doorbell rings and it's my dad telling me the realtor set an appointment for us to see the house tomorrow. i said that works and that it would probably be a better idea if my husband and i just go look at furniture without them tomorrow. he assumes that means i don't want to see the house first and starts yelling. i tell him no, i'll see the house and then go look for furniture. i don't know why that's so important because i have the floor plan and photos from the real estate listing. plus it's not much furniture so i'm not concerned about measuring. so finally they leave and we're all upset!

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 19, 2024, 03:00:40 PM »
:hug: :hug: Ponyfan

So much hate about Pride month and Juneteenth.

ugh i wish hateful people would just shut up.

Off Topic / Re: The Plant Thread
« on: June 19, 2024, 12:19:36 PM »
i'm also having trouble with my lavender. they were doing great until it got hot. now one has died and 2 others are drying up. i've been watering and i added some fertilizer because it's been a while.

Off Topic / Re: What's your weather like?
« on: June 19, 2024, 09:16:05 AM »
^Yeah, they’re saying we’re in a heat “flood” because a wave implies that it ebbs. I hate this heat. Every year I’m affected by summer onset Seasonal Affective Disorder.

yeah living in a hot part of the country it stinks to see all the "fun outdoor things to do" content while thinking to myself summer is the time i lock myself inside and leave the house as little as possible. we're stuck inside during a lot of winter AND summer down here. :(

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 17, 2024, 01:03:38 PM »
That's scary, Ponyfan. i'm glad everything was ok.

my complaint today is last week i was supposed to get a package. the postal service says it was delivered to the parcel locker but there is no key in my mailbox. I contacted the company and told them i didn't receive the package. they said to contact the post office. I have tried 5 times in 3 different browsers to use the post office's contact form. every single time it says there is an error and the form did not submit. now i guess i have to call them.

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 15, 2024, 06:09:24 AM »
growing up on in the Gulf Coast area of Texas gators were always a big concern. i've never seen a large one up close. but i grew up in a golf course neighborhood and once in a while there would be a baby in one of the ponds. most likely a dumped pet :huh: but this time of year there are always a lot of stories about huge gators being moved out of neighborhoods. i was always and still am much more concerned about poisonous snakes. especially after it rains. we never ever went too close to bodies of water when i was growing up. especially the bayous/creeks. in the Houston area that water is also super polluted so extra reasons to stay away from it.

my policy on wildlife is aways leave it alone! it can do it's thing and i'll do mine. and if i need to i'll just get out of the way. i assume there is a lot of wildlife around that i'll never see. bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions. i don't get upset about it either. they were here long before i was. growing up in the south wildlife is always a concern. maybe people moving from up north just aren't used to having to worry about dangerous wildlife? i never knew gators could climb such tall fences. i did go on a girl scout camp out where the park ranger told us that gators love to eat dogs and we should make sure not to fall down because we might be mistaken for a dog by a hungry gator!

Off Topic / Re: What's your weather like?
« on: June 14, 2024, 02:13:08 PM »
Hot hot hot. it will be dry for a few days then more rain.

BC, i'm glad you're ok. it sounds like there was some really bad flooding all over Florida.

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 12, 2024, 06:04:37 AM »
thanks everyone :hug: :hug: :hug:

Ponyfan, my dad has weird ideas about stuff too. especially around updating stuff he learned back in the 70s or whatever. like if he bought something back in the 70s and it had an issue he assumes it's still terrible. like he wouldn't get a car with a sunroof because back in the day he had one or knew someone who had one that leaked. you don't think they've improved in the last 50 years?

same with computer stuff. he still expects everything to be the same as it was when he first learned it. or before he retired. i also swear he low key thinks i'm just shilling for big tech and he doesn't always trust what i tell him about computers. but if a tech reporter in the NYTimes says it it's gospel. so he trusts the people who have been pretty convincingly proven to give favorable coverage in exchange for access to tech CEOs are more trustworthy than your daughter. :huh: sure.

my dad is usually fine but when he's stressed out he's really difficult to be around. my mom used to handle stuff like insurance but she can't now that she's sick. it's crazy the stuff my dad didn't have a clue about even though we went through 2 floods and caused a ton of damage and dealt with insurance claims and a FEMA buyout. he thought the insurance company handled the repairs. my mom and I both told him that we hired a contractor to do the repairs and used the insurance payout to pay for it. i'm not sure if he just forgot or was busy working so he just didn't pay attention to how stuff got done.

i'm also feeling really down. before all of this stuff with my MIL passing and my parent's house i was doing well. getting stuff done. now i feel like a drained battery.

Off Topic / Re: Fast Facts!
« on: June 10, 2024, 05:24:33 PM »
a group of lemurs is a conspiracy

a group of zebras is a dazzle

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 10, 2024, 12:36:12 PM »
i got some chewing gum and it turns out i don't think i like chewing gum anymore :huh:

i seriously feel like i'm about to lose my mind with everything. i think i just need to cry but i don't want to. i get seriously tired of trying to hold it together for everyone else's sake. i probably need to get out of the house because being cooped up and stressed out isn't working for me  :yikes:

update: i cried for a while and hugged my dog. i feel better now.

Off Topic / Re: Slice of Life - What are you up to today?
« on: June 10, 2024, 12:06:33 PM »
good luck with the move Harmonie :) i'm glad you're getting out of Oklahoma to a state with less crazy politics.

moving from my hometown was hard for me but discovering new places, meeting new people is fun.

Off Topic / Re: The Trivial Complaints Thread ... #3
« on: June 10, 2024, 06:43:56 AM »
i hope you feel better soon Minty_Magic :hug:

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