December 16th, 2013

numerical information, mindy

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I have no idea if any of you will be able to help me with this, but here's hoping.

I just had a roommate move into my upstairs. The bathroom up there has been unused since I moved in (about a month ago). We noticed that the toilet was leaking around the base. There wasn't a ton of water or anything. It seems to be a small or slow leak. We shut off the water valve last night and this morning, the tank was almost empty, and there is a small amount of new water on the floor.

Any ideas? What can I do? I really don't think I need to call a plumber and spend $200+ in case this is just a loose screw or something. It is also only leaking from the right side, if that matters. 

Calling owners of old ass homes and electric/heater knowledable peeps.

We bought a very old townhouse in July, it was built in the late 1800's/early 1900's and not much has been done with it since other than basic modernizations.

We just recently got our gas heat turned on and while cleaning the vents out before using it I discovered this in the vent that pulls air in.

Two questions :

1) Tips for cleaning all that nasty stuff? This photo is AFTER I vacuumed it out. The dust is ground on and sticky and gross.

2) Any ideas what that round black electrical boxy thing is?  Any reason I should be worried about it or be careful of it while cleaning?

Yes Im a moron, no I cant afford to call an electrician right now as we barely were able to afford to turn the heat on to begin with.

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So I'm an introvert and I've been spending way too much time around people lately and very little time recharging in solitude. I can feel myself getting tense and snappish. I also haven't been to the gym in a couple of weeks because I've been too busy. I've got three hours tonight in between the end of work and having to go to a rehearsal for a thing.

What should I do after work?

Go to the gym! Endorphins will help you feel less stressed
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Go home and decompress!
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numerical information, mindy

Too often to be sick?

I had my tonsils removed in 2006.

Right before Halloween, I got a cold that kind of escalated into strep throat. I took my antibiotics and recovered.

I now am sick again, with a cold that started on Saturday night/Sunday morning. Is this too often to be getting sick where I should be concerned the strep throat is returning? Or is it just bad luck? I also recently moved a fair distance so it is possible that my poor immune system just has too many new things to filter out...my glands are quite swollen, which is unusual for me due to my tonsillectomy.

When was the last time you were sick?
What comforts you when you're sick?

Makin' Money & Layin' On It

What are your experiences selling with Amazon?

I'm trying to sell a few textbooks and I've never sold anything online before (except for right now though, because one of my books sold like right now and I'm excited about it!!). However, I'm a little unclear on how to ship the damn thing. My understanding is that media mail is what I want for textbook shipping if I go through USPS, but I don't know what to do with the package after that. I know I can take it to the post office in person, they'll weigh it, and take it or whatever... but I also thought you could also drop media mail packages in the blue post boxes even if they weigh over 13 ounces provided the mailing labels are bought from Amazon (who uses Stamps.com) or whatever.

Can you drop media mail packages in the blue post boxes even if they weigh over 13 ounces provided the mailing labels are printed off the internet (e.g. Stamps.com/whatever)?

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Will you tell me about the house(s) (or apartments, condos, etc) that you grew up in? What were your favorite things about them? What did your room look like? Feel free to go into as much or as little detail as you want, or even post pictures.