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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8480 on: January 23, 2018, 03:09:30 pm »
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8481 on: January 23, 2018, 04:39:10 pm »
The bulbs on our Toyotas seem to last nearly forever, which is shocking to me after owning German cars for so long.  And then, when they do burn out, they're pretty easy to change.  BUT, not always.  Toyota goofed on the front side marker lights on the Highlander.  You're required to REMOVE THE BUMPER to access the light.  Seriously!

Mine burned out, and I was WTF?  Luckily, some intrepid owners have figured out some work-arounds, and I was able to change it with little effort.

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8482 on: January 23, 2018, 04:59:27 pm »
Luckily, some intrepid owners have figured out some work-arounds, and I was able to change it with little effort.

Why would Intrepid owners worry about Highlander marker lights? ;D
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8483 on: January 23, 2018, 05:03:00 pm »
Having a young puppy at home while I'm away for a week for work.  :-\

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8484 on: January 23, 2018, 05:03:04 pm »
Luckily, some intrepid owners have figured out some work-arounds, and I was able to change it with little effort.

Why would Intrepid owners worry about Highlander marker lights? ;D



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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8485 on: January 23, 2018, 07:03:20 pm »
Ok, I know I'm whingeing again, but here it goes.

The reality of relocating has been setting in, and it's making me sad. Already doing a lot of things "for the last time" :(  Packing is always irritating, I feel like there's so much to do, yet so little I can do. Like I can't pack up the remaining clothes in my closet, cuz then I'll have nothing to wear for the next 4 weeks.

I'm giving up a stable, solid life, with acquaintenaces and friends, to essentially start anew on another continent. I'm barely getting anything to cover relocation expenses, so very little of my belongings are going to make the move, and I'm digging a huge hole financially. I'll have to deal with the unknowns of renting an appartement, setting up utilities, getting a drivers licence, buying a car, insurances, and dealing with taxes in both countries. I'll have to find a new group of friends, and deal with a new workplace. I'll lose the support network that I've built, broken, rebuilt, broken again, and rebuilt half a dozen times in my life because of moves.

I know a move to Europe is what I wanted and what I'm getting. But giving up a known, stable, and familiar life for something new, so far away is saddening  :(

Oh well, c'est la vie. Life's never easy and generally full of struggles. Just enjoy the few nice moments, and plunge forward with the rest. /end story.
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8486 on: January 23, 2018, 07:04:40 pm »
Ok, I know I'm whingeing again, but here it goes.

The reality of relocating has been setting in, and it's making me sad. Already doing a lot of things "for the last time" :(  Packing is always irritating, I feel like there's so much to do, yet so little I can do. Like I can't pack up the remaining clothes in my closet, cuz then I'll have nothing to wear for the next 4 weeks.

I'm giving up a stable, solid life, with acquaintenaces and friends, to essentially start anew on another continent. I'm barely getting anything to cover relocation expenses, so very little of my belongings are going to make the move, and I'm digging a huge hole financially. I'll have to deal with the unknowns of renting an appartement, setting up utilities, getting a drivers licence, buying a car, insurances, and dealing with taxes in both countries. I'll have to find a new group of friends, and deal with a new workplace. I'll lose the support network that I've built, broken, rebuilt, broken again, and rebuilt half a dozen times in my life because of moves.

I know a move to Europe is what I wanted and what I'm getting. But giving up a known, stable, and familiar life for something new, so far away is saddening  :(

Oh well, c'est la vie. Life's never easy and generally full of struggles. Just enjoy the few nice moments, and plunge forward with the rest. /end story.

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8487 on: January 23, 2018, 07:09:40 pm »
Excited to go home, but am sad about moving after living in Oz for 3.5 years. Gonna miss good friends, colleagues, and the amazing cafe food in the warm weather.
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8488 on: January 23, 2018, 09:26:07 pm »
Avalanche danger is still too high for the kid and I to hit Roger's Pass.  UGH.  Maybe next week.

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8489 on: January 23, 2018, 10:04:25 pm »
What would it take to make the snow pack viable?  Time?
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8490 on: January 23, 2018, 10:39:53 pm »
What would it take to make the snow pack viable?  Time?

Probably, unless something else happens.  Fingers crossed.

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8491 on: January 24, 2018, 01:29:50 am »
My wife is a wonderful person, and I love her dearly...

...but it pisses me off soooooo much how reliant she is on automatic headlights, etc.  Our Forester (newer ones are updated) has a stupid system where you leave the headlight toggle in either: On/Off/Parking Lights.  When you remove the key, the headlights turn off (so you can't "accidentally" leave them on).  She views this as a fully automatic system, whereby she leaves them in the "on" position at all times (i.e. uses her headlights on during the daylight).  The OEM HID bulbs are ~$85 each to replace...though walmart.ca has some knock-offs for $21 for a pack of 2  :-\  They're now 7 years old, and bulbs definitely dim over time.  She rarely drives at night, so the bulbs could last so much longer.

...but it's not the bulb life that bugs me - it's that she just assumes headlights are on no matter what car she drives.  My Mazda doesn't have auto headlights, and so she just drives my car at night with no lights on (despite the dashboard being as dark as can be - no illumination unless headlights are on).  Same with the Foz if I turn the headlights off.

So frustrating :(

Sounds like a very small annoyance to me...

And easy to solve, get rid of both cars and buy new models 1990's GMs with full automatic headlights.


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Just thought I'd point out that my 1990 Volvo 240DL has full automatic headlights, as did my '89 Camry. The '88 560 SEL does not, however, nor does it have DRLs.

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8492 on: January 24, 2018, 05:22:41 am »
Ok, I know I'm whingeing again, but here it goes.

The reality of relocating has been setting in, and it's making me sad. Already doing a lot of things "for the last time" :(  Packing is always irritating, I feel like there's so much to do, yet so little I can do. Like I can't pack up the remaining clothes in my closet, cuz then I'll have nothing to wear for the next 4 weeks.

I'm giving up a stable, solid life, with acquaintenaces and friends, to essentially start anew on another continent. I'm barely getting anything to cover relocation expenses, so very little of my belongings are going to make the move, and I'm digging a huge hole financially. I'll have to deal with the unknowns of renting an appartement, setting up utilities, getting a drivers licence, buying a car, insurances, and dealing with taxes in both countries. I'll have to find a new group of friends, and deal with a new workplace. I'll lose the support network that I've built, broken, rebuilt, broken again, and rebuilt half a dozen times in my life because of moves.

I know a move to Europe is what I wanted and what I'm getting. But giving up a known, stable, and familiar life for something new, so far away is saddening  :(

Oh well, c'est la vie. Life's never easy and generally full of struggles. Just enjoy the few nice moments, and plunge forward with the rest. /end story.
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8493 on: January 24, 2018, 07:30:00 am »
7:00 AM telemarketing/scam calls from overseas!
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8494 on: January 24, 2018, 08:41:48 am »
My wife is a wonderful person, and I love her dearly...

...but it pisses me off soooooo much how reliant she is on automatic headlights, etc.  Our Forester (newer ones are updated) has a stupid system where you leave the headlight toggle in either: On/Off/Parking Lights.  When you remove the key, the headlights turn off (so you can't "accidentally" leave them on).  She views this as a fully automatic system, whereby she leaves them in the "on" position at all times (i.e. uses her headlights on during the daylight).  The OEM HID bulbs are ~$85 each to replace...though walmart.ca has some knock-offs for $21 for a pack of 2  :-\  They're now 7 years old, and bulbs definitely dim over time.  She rarely drives at night, so the bulbs could last so much longer.

...but it's not the bulb life that bugs me - it's that she just assumes headlights are on no matter what car she drives.  My Mazda doesn't have auto headlights, and so she just drives my car at night with no lights on (despite the dashboard being as dark as can be - no illumination unless headlights are on).  Same with the Foz if I turn the headlights off.

So frustrating :(

Sounds like a very small annoyance to me...

And easy to solve, get rid of both cars and buy new models 1990's GMs with full automatic headlights.


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Fixed for you.

Just thought I'd point out that my 1990 Volvo 240DL has full automatic headlights, as did my '89 Camry. The '88 560 SEL does not, however, nor does it have DRLs.

Hey not just 90's GM vehicles.  My 1989 Grand Prix had them.  It was great, and you couldn't shut them off.  Had to put the parking brake on, before starting it, if you wanted them off.

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8495 on: January 25, 2018, 12:27:23 pm »
Job hunting in a down market. Nerve wracking.

I've got solid leads, but in nothing hand yet. Might be on the move again.
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8496 on: January 25, 2018, 12:36:01 pm »
Job hunting in a down market. Nerve wracking.

I've got solid leads, but in hand yet. Might be on the move again.

Is this a  new development Sir O or did I miss something?

Best of luck BTW

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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8497 on: January 25, 2018, 12:37:00 pm »
Scary market for sure Sir O.  Best of luck, the good ones are always snatched up by someone.  You'll be fine.
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8498 on: January 25, 2018, 12:38:38 pm »
Job hunting in a down market. Nerve wracking.

I've got solid leads, but in hand yet. Might be on the move again.

Good luck man!! Heres hoping you sort out your situation quickly.
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Re: The things that make me sad, angry, and upset
« Reply #8499 on: January 25, 2018, 12:41:24 pm »
Things are really slow in SK right now. The last projects we had concluded in the fall. I only had two chargeable days in December. It's a small specialist company, so they can't carry people for very long.
I'm done at the end of the month.

The owner feels terrible about it, and he did what he could as far as providing some of his contacts, and reaching out to other companies for me.

I haven't been unemployed since the early 1990s. So this is kinda surreal.