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Old 11-15-2022, 12:49 PM   #61 (permalink)
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Women don't forgive and forget. They're more sensitive to wrongs because the consequences tend to be worse for them.

I used to wonder why women are always angry at a guy when they break up, and they focus on the bad parts of the relationship rather than weigh it in with the good. It wasn't until recently that I figured it out. When you date a woman and break up with her, you've wasted her most valuable time. You might try to draw some equivalence and say that the man had valuable time wasted as well...

Whether she realizes it consciously or not, she's most valuable in her youth and has a ticking biological clock. A relationship that ends represents her most valuable time wasted because it doesn't factor into her future.

Men don't really have a biological clock as such. They tend to become more attractive as wealth and status accrue, and their reproductive window extends into the future. There is more possibility for them to have a relationship with a much younger woman than for the opposite situation to occur.

Men waste women's time, but women do not waste men's time... money is a whole nother story.

So, don't waste women's time. If it's good, invest into it. If it's bad, leave as soon as you know there is no future in the relationship, and commit to that decision by cutting off all communication. It's not being mean; it's giving back as much of her valuable time as you can. Let her be angry; it's how she'll waste less of her time going forward.

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Old 11-15-2022, 01:20 PM   #62 (permalink)
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Happy Thanksgiving! I finally reinstalled my oil pan!



I don't remember Friday.

Am I supposed to remember Friday?

Did I mention fixing Mom's car?

I certainly didn't mention fixing Mom's car twice.

The first time she scraped the engine covers on a parking block and busted some fasteners, so I needed to jack up her car and replace those.

The second time somehow the plastic trim that covers the seam between the roof and the door frames stretched and was coming loose. I tried to work it back in, but it was too long.

I just cut off a quarter inch and worked it back in.

Mom's oven wasn't supposed to arrive until next week, but they told her on Friday that it would come on Tuesday, so I called fifteen electricians, all except Mr. Dawn Stratton.

The last one didn't have any reviews, but he was the only one who said he might be able to make time before Thanksgiving.

The oven was supposed to arrive between 9 and 1, but Mom barged in my room waking me up and yelling that they would be here at 8.

The electrician was able to come that afternoon, so while Mom frantically straightened the living room so the electrician, who came and looked at everything on Monday, wouldn't judge her.

They needed access to the crawlspace, so I straightened the garage so they wouldn't judge me.

I also swept and mopped the path.
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It is more difficult to use the rest of the garage and my Civic dash is in the driveway behind my Accord, but the path looks great!

It turns out that my brass brush was brass-plated steel!

I bought yet another brass brush, which was definitely softer, and that worked well, but there were long strips of gasket where there were components on each side of the mating surfaces.

I needed chopsticks!

Three people recommended them and Walmart.com said they had some in-stock, but they didn't!

I didn't know where else to buy some.

Someone mentioned sanding it to a point. I thought a 1/4" chisel would work, but I didn't see mine.

A 1/2" chisel would have worked. The two bolts are in the middle of the top and bottom.

If you use a wire brush on a mating surface buy 5 or clean them frequently.

How do you clean a wire brush?!

The one I bought was only $1.

I spent $6 on brake cleaner and sponges to remove the oil my brush spread around!

I used skewers, which didn't work well, but they worked eventually.

I really wanted to reinstall the oil pan last night, but I decided to wait until it was barely below freezing.

I wanted to maximize the time the Hondabond is above freezing, but it is supposed to be 15 colder than yesterday.

Hondabond says it doesn't fully cure for 3 days, so my uncle says to give it a week.

He said that when he worked for a GM dealership they had so many problems with Piece of Chevybond they used Chryslerbond.

I ordered an oil pan heater for $70, but when I plugged it in the heater fell off and started burning a towel, so I lowered my car, slid a 1,500w heater as close to the oil pan as I could, but still at least a foot away, and taped that insulation around the front of my car.

I don't know what good it will do, but I am giving it every chance I can!

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