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2023.06.03 15:44 AshenRose7818 Landlord sent us to collections .. any recourse
My husband and I were renting from Vinebrook Homes in South Carolina while we were waiting for our house to be built. Upon moveout, we went through and had the place professionally cleaned and anything that needed to be repaired was done (these were all minor). We took pictures and the place looked immaculate .. better than when we moved in. We even had people from his fire department over to help clean it.
About 3 weeks after moveout they sent a letter billing us for about $3000 in repairs. Subtracting our 1500 deposit left us with an approximate bill of 1500. We tried for 2 weeks to get into contact with them to question the itemized bill. The itemized bill was not specific but very generalized. My husband stated that what they were billing us for was taken care of and he said we had pictures and disputed what they claimed. We requested a walkthrough so they can show us what they repaired and they refused. The manager said she would look at her pictures and call him back to discuss but never did. We waited a week then tried contacting them again (leaving voicemail after voicemail) and no response for almost 2 weeks. The collection company contacted us 2 days ago for the first time. We are a little flabbergasted .. can rental companies just make up a list and expect us to pay it without any defense at all?
We consulted a couple of lawyers and both said they would defend but it might not be worth our while since the retainer was 5000 and with court fees we would end up paying more than 1500. While we have the money to pay the 1500 it is about principal at this point. Tenants should have some protection with this.
Anybody been through this or any advice? Do we just have to pay it?
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2023.06.03 15:42 GreenKweensarah Best Options?
Getting straight to nitty gritty, seeking advice:
I'm a 33(F) mom, with a 13yr son who has had to stay with my parents since birth due to deployment. However, we all know that you have to eventually come home from deployment and assimilate back into civilian life. Well, after my son has turned 3, hes still living with my parents up until today. (Home of record was Cali, duty station in Louisiana, son with parents in Cali.) So knowing I'm a mom, I travel back home...I was under the most stupid impression that my VA pay would help me secure a house: HA! Getting paid only 983 a month, I had no choice but to leave son at my parents so he can maintain a roof over his head, me go homeless so I could pay for my car Note and insurance and the rest would need to go to my son for clothes and food.(Before son turned 3 both my parents were still working; son turned 7 and my mom had to retire while dad created an at home business so money was still flowing in for them.) My parents stayed unaware of my homelessness until I realized one day that I can't even hold a job down because I'm that messed up in the head to focus correctly on completing a job task EVERY DAY....(long story but it doesn't matter because....)
Don't know when it started but my mother refers to my dad as my grandfather while my dad refers to my mother as grandma when they both talk to me. Example: "Hey, your grandpa taking your son over to your brother's to spend the night since we are going out of town." You guys, I didn't EVER think I can shed my tough skin over constantly being "mocked" in a way of having to be told by my own parents that they are now my grandparents daily nor getting acknowledged that I've had over 10 places for my son to come live it but to my parents was never suitable for them, which we ALL know why they feel this way(had my son for so long right? Yeah, I actually get that.)
Here's what I don't get: I now have a 4br house with a decent size backyard and I'm renting it and now I have a wife who had a daughter be born after we got together. So I've been literally having to live another life while I wait patiently for the life with my son to happen. Yet, what am I really doing still being classified as his mother when my own parents literally call places to fake that its me on the phone, "the mother", they drop my son off at my brother's which apparently my son supposedly doesn't like going over there, my parents have literally taken him on vacation countless times without even asking me if I want to go, do I want him to go, ect. No really, it's ect and I'm sure you can think of all those ect things because I'm the poster for them. But to, since he's been 3, refer to eachother as grandparents when talking to me but in their presence, refer to eachother as mom and dad when speaking to my son.
I'll be blunt and honest: I now make over 3k monthly. I was never able to from 2012 to 2021, provide for my son in a way like a real mom does. But now I can. Doesn't mean I sadly didn't try before when I was in apartments, a duplex and townhouse when my son was from 5 to 8. But now, with him being able to have his own room, my parents have completely let me down by helping me get him a bed. Obviously with that income, I can get the bed but simply putting his room together, I get "We will talk about the bed another time" from my dad while my mother says, "All he needs is to repaint his dresser and move his desk, he doesn't need a new bed right now." (If you want to really see the sad text, I'll post it.)
But what am I doing if I can finally provide a roof over his head but my parents, well grandparents, refuse, to them I'm just a distant granddaughter, I'm literally able to pay for my son's BMX sport which is expensive, his karate at one point yet he stays living with my parents? Should I be giving up my parental rights at this point? Doesn’t mean I won't being paying for his stuff and he's got the option to later use the GI Bill and he's got a savings set up for him to buy his first car, and my living and dead wills already include him as the main beneficiary. When it comes to parental rights, those things have nothing to do with what those rights really are. The parental rights that I should have, are really nonexistent to my parents.
I ask because it ONLY seems that I'm just causing my son to have constant heartbreak when I comes to me. Yeah I may not do drugs or have an alcohol problem but what I currently do have going on inside, doesn't compare to the want I have for my son. To make understanding: I'm considered 'The Other' without the "M". (There's a movie that actually talks about being 'The Other' and definitely depicts something of what I'm going through.) But really, I'm not invited to parties and if I am, you can literally see the petty elephant in the room. My brother asked me why I'm so upset, so angry all the time but sadly, while I almost answered, I didn't. I didn't because when he asked, it was in a semi-joking way but it was verbalized to my parents who were in the car and that's really when I knew, I'm really not apart of this family. Regardless of being adopted, you would think as an adult you would finally find your place in that family no matter how good or bad that place is, you knew where you stood. But no happy mothers day for me, no happy veterans day for me and not even a birthday since they fly to FL immediately 5 days before my birthday because my actual grandma's birthday is the day after mine, but they booked their return flight about 6 days after my birthday so they wouldn't have to even acknowledge me. And trust me when I say, the years they do acknowledge it, again, sadly, you can hear and see the petty elephant in the room. So now that I am an adult, shouldn't I just walk away? Walk away from even my son but continue to send money for him? I moved states to follow my son when my parents moved because they didn't want him staying and living with me back in the previous state.
So if I am no one to my parents and my parents have made it so my son thinks the same, should I stop causing my son heartache from my world and give up my parental rights? Yeah, I've tried talking to my son about it, for as close as we are, but even at 13, he's still too young to understand what's best for him. 13yrs I've lived in this postpartum heartache alone and now, I feel like I need to walk away completely because I'm holding my son back mentally and emotionally just by me simply being in the picture. What am I doing if that's happening?
I need advice, any advice before I take my next steps with my own life. I need to make sure what's better for my son is better.
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2023.06.03 15:41 juststrangeronreddit John "Hank" Parater of HH HOMES LLC.
2023.06.03 15:40 Rude_Pudding2565 Reached a major milestone 5 Cr
I have been working for 13 years and this week crossed a major milestone.
I am from a middle class family with no inheritance. My father worked in a bank. I got good education and graduated from a premier institution. I was always conservative and spend cautiously from childhood.
Once I landed my job, in 2009. I always used to save approximately 50-60%. Now it is close to 75%.
I am married with wife and two kids, and a dependent mother.
For the first 6 years, I was mostly parking money in FDs in my father’s bank. When my dad passed away, I started managing my money. I would like to thank Freefincal and Asan Ideas for Wealth Facebook group for being the teachers.
I bought a home without loan, when I had sold my company stocks. Since this is the home I am going to stay, I don’t count it under net worth.
Indian Equity: 37 (Index and PPFAS Flexi) US Equity: 15 Debt: 30 Real Estate (Rented Apartment): 10 Gold (SGB + Physical): 5 Crypto: 1 Startup Seed: 2
Term Insurance: 1 Cr and 4 Cr two policies Health Insurance: 10L base and 90L super top up
I am estimating my expenses to be at 2L per month for a conservative estimate, assuming children education and other non trivial expenses. So, I am at 20X now. I would convince myself that I am FI, when I hit 30-40X.
I have been working at startups and spend 10-12 hours on work daily, so retirement plan would be to move to a part time role or move to an MNC. Then spend more time with family with reduced urgency at work.
I have a decent debt allocation, but will increase my equity allocation to 60 over next few years.
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2023.06.03 15:40 CalmBench6077 Food hacks I’ve learned in college so far
So far living alone to attend college has had ups and downs. I’m staying over the summer to work an easy job on campus, and my landlords were kind enough to lower my rent significantly, which is straight up one of the only ways I’m here. I thank God for that. But, I’m not making a million bucks on campus in Florida.
Here’s what I’ve learned and been able to do so far so I’m not starving but I’m also saving stuff.
- Minute rice is a savior. If you can find a 72 ounce box, and save it in plastic containers, it’ll last a good few weeks depending on how often you use it.
- Refrigerate cereal bars if you have a fridge. It’s been almost 6 months and I’m not out of cereal bars, and there’s always a day where I absolutely need to eat something and just having one in a bag is a lifesaver.
- Burgers and fries. If you can order 4 lbs of burgers, that comes up to 12 burgers depending on how big you get em. You don’t have to actually make burgers every time, you could just mince them up with minute rice and make another type of meal. Or, split them in half to make two smaller meals. Fries can help be filling, and a big bag of frozen fries will last quite a while because you don’t need to make a crazy amount. Most fries sold are bigger than fast food fries, so you’ll make less but feed yourself more.
- Beans. Canned beans won’t go bad for months, and have been a life saver. It helps my Puerto Rican self loves rice and beans, and while it can be boring, a small bowl of it for lunch can give you enough of an energy boost to survive another few hours.
-Nuts. Having cheap trail mix bags at home will help cut down on buying chips and stuff. And if you bring them with you to work or school, that should help you save when over there.
-PB&J and bread can help stave off hunger a bit if you need an energy boost or just to get rid feeling hungry for a bit.
I’m not perfect and I’m still figuring stuff out. I have family that can and is willing to help me out, and goodness knows they’ve saved my life a lot, but I’m trying not to be a burden doing life on my own. Just wanted to it put this out there in case there’s another college student trying to figure stuff out. God Bless.
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The domestic cume is $56.5 million Fourth place went to Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, which had a negligible drop of 5% for a $3.2 million sixth weekend and $40.8 million cume., in fact ) , which isn't surprising considering it's the only family film on the market, and it's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse to grossing four times it's $11.4 million opening. Still, the $72.6 million worldwide cume is soft given the $50 million budget, though a number of international markets have yet to open. Finishing up the top five is Smile, which had its biggest weekend drop yet, falling 42% for a $2.3 million seventh weekend. Of course, that's no reason to frown for the horror film, which has a domestic cume of $103 million and a global cume of $ 210 million from a budget of just $20 million. The one new specialty title of note comes from a filmmaker we don't typically associate with the specialty box office: Steven Spielberg. The Beard's semi-autobiographical family drama Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse opened in four theaters in New York and Los Angeles to $160k, a $40k average. The film expands to 600 theaters the day before Thanksgiving, and it has the potential to break out in a way that none of the other season's awards contenders have. We're also seeing very solid numbers from Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, which grossed $1.7 million this weekend for a seventh-place finish, bringing its cume to $5.8 million.Alhamdulliah
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2023.06.03 15:38 obeliskposture Short story about bad times & bad jobs
I've shared fiction here before and it didn't go altogether too poorly, so I'm going to press my luck and do it again. This was written about a year ago, and I'm tired of trying to peddle it to lit magazines. Might as well share it here, know that it met a few eyeballs, and have done with it.
It's relevant to the sub insofar as it's about urban alienation and the working conditions at a small business run by IN THIS HOUSE WE BELIEVE people. (I tried to pitch it as a story of the great resignation with a momentary flicker of cosmic horror.) It's based on a similar job I took on after getting laid off during the lockdown, and the circumstances of the main character's breakup are faintly similar to one I went through several years back (her job sucked the life out of her).
Without further ado:
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It was getting close to midnight, and the temperature outside was still above 80 degrees. We’d locked up the shop at 10:15 and walked over to Twenty, the dive bar on Poplar Street, where a single wall-mounted air conditioner and four wobbly ceiling fans weren’t putting up much resistance against the July heat baking the place from the outside and the dense mass of bodies giving it a stifling fever from within.
Just now I came close to saying it was a Wednesday night, because that was usually when the cyclists descended upon Avenue Brew, the gritty-but-bougie craft beer and sandwich shop I was working at back then. Every Wednesday between March and November, about fifteen to twenty-five Gen Xers dressed in skintight polyester, all packages and camel toes and fanny packs, locked up their thousand-dollar bikes on the sidewalk and lined up for IPAs and paninis. They reliably arrived around 8:00, an hour before we closed, making it impossible to get started on the closing checklist and leave on time at 10:00. The worst of them were demanding and rude, and even the best got raucous and stubborn after a couple drinks. There were nights when bringing in the sidewalk tables couldn’t be done without arguing with them. Most were sub-par tippers, to boot.
After Wednesday came and went that week without so much as a single 40-something in Ray Bans and padded shorts stopping in to double-fist two cans of Jai Alai, we dared to hope the cyclists had chosen another spot to be their finish line from there on out. But no—they’d only postponed their weekly ride, and swarmed us on Friday night instead.
I was the last person to find out; I was clocked in as purchaser that evening. The position was something like a promotion I'd received a year earlier: for twenty hours a week, I got to retreat from the public and sit in the back room with the store laptop, reviewing sales and inventory, answering emails from brewery reps, and ordering beer, beverages, and assorted paper goods. When I put in hours as purchaser, my wage went up from $11 to $15 an hour, but I was removed from the tip pool. On most days, tips amounted to an extra two or three dollars an hour, so I usually came out ahead.
This was back in 2021. I don't know what Avenue Brew pays these days.
Anyway, at about 8:15, I stepped out to say goodbye to everyone and found the shop in chaos. Friday nights were generally pretty active, the cyclists' arrival had turned the place into a mob scene. The line extended to the front door. The phone was ringing. The Grubhub tablet dinged like an alarm clock without a snooze button. Danny was on the sandwich line and on the verge of losing his temper. Oliver was working up a sweat running food, bussing tables, and replenishing ingredients from the walk-in. The unflappable Marina was on register, and even she seemed like she was about to snap at somebody.
What else could I do? I stayed until closing to answer the phone, process Grubhub orders, hop on and off the second register, and help Danny with sandwich prep. After the tills were counted out, I stayed another hour to take care of the dishes, since nobody had a chance to do a first load. Oliver was grateful, even though he grumbled about having to make some calls and rearrange Sunday's schedule so I could come in a couple hours late. Irene and Jeremy, Avenue Brew's owners, would kick his ass if he let me go into overtime.
Danny suggested that we deserved a few drinks ourselves after managing to get through the shift without killing anyone. Not even Marina could find a reason to disagree with him.
The neighborhood had undergone enough gentrification to support an upscale brunch spot, an ice cream parlor, a gourmet burger restaurant, a coffee and bahn mi shop, and Avenue Brew (to name a few examples), but not yet quite enough that the people who staffed them couldn’t afford to live within a ten-minute walk from the main avenue where all these hep eateries stood between 24-hour corner stores with slot machines in back, late-night Chinese and Mexico-Italian takeout joints with bulletproof glass at the counters, and long-shuttered delis and shoe stores. Twenty on Poplar was the watering hole set aside for people like us. It was dim, a bit dilapidated, and inexpensive, and usually avoided by denizens of the condos popping up on the vacant lots and replacing clusters of abandoned row houses.
When we arrived, Kyle waved us over. He didn’t work at Avenue Brew anymore, but still kept up with a few of us. He was at Twenty at least four nights out of the week.
So there we all were. I sat with a brooding stranger freestyling to himself in a low mumble on the stool to my left and Oliver on my right, who tapped at his phone and nursed a bottle of Twisted Tea. To Oliver’s right sat Marina, staring at nothing in particular and trying to ignore Danny, who stood behind her, closer than she would have liked, listening to Kyle explain the crucial differences between the Invincible comic book and the Invincible web series.
I recall being startled back to something like wakefulness when it seemed to me that the ceiling had sprouted a new fan. I blinked my eyes, and it wasn’t there anymore. It reminded me of an incident from when I was still living with my folks in South Jersey and still had a car, and was driving home from a friend’s house party up in Bergen County. It was 6:30 AM, I hadn’t slept all night, and needed to get home so I could get at least little shuteye before heading to Whole Foods for my 11:00 AM shift. I imagined I passed beneath the shadows of overpasses I knew weren’t there, and realized I was dreaming at the wheel.
I was pretty thoroughly zombified at that point. Heather and I had broken up for good the night before, and I hadn't gotten even a minute of sleep. Calling out at Avenue Brew was tough. Unless you found someone willing to cover your shift on like six hours' notice, you were liable to get a writeup, a demotion, or your hours cut if you couldn't produce a doctor's note. So I loaded up on caffeine pills and Five-Hour Energy bottles at the corner store, and powered through as best I could.
I finished the last thimbleful of Blue Moon in my glass. Oliver wiped the sweat from the back of his neck with a napkin and covered his mouth to stifle a laugh at the KiwiFarms thread he was scrolling through. Pool balls clacked; somebody swore and somebody laughed. The TouchTunes box was playing Bob Dylan’s “Rain Day Woman #12 & 35,” and enough bleary 40-something men around the bar were bobbing their heads and mouthing the words to make it impossible to determine which one of them paid two bucks to hear it. A guy by the cigarette machine who looked like a caricature of Art Carney in flannel and an old Pixies T-shirt was accosting a woman who must have been a toddler when he hit drinking age, and she momentarily made eye contact with me as she scanned the area for a way out. Danny was shouting over the bartender’s head, carrying on a conversation with the Hot Guy from Pizza Stan’s, who was sitting on the horseshoe’s opposite arm.
I never got his name, but when Oliver first referred to him as the Hot Guy from Pizza Stan’s, I knew exactly who he meant. Philly scene kid par excellence. Mid-20s, washed-out black denim, dyed black hair, thick bangs, and dark, gentle eyes. He was only truly alluring when he was on the job, because he seldom smiled then—and when he smiled, he broke the spell by exposing his teeth, stained a gnarly shade of mahogany from too much smoking and not enough brushing.
“How’s Best? Marcus still a joker?” Danny asked him.
“Yeah, you know Marcus. You know how he is.”
So the Hot Guy had been working at Best Burger (directly across the street from Avenue Brew) ever since Pizza Stan’s owners mismanaged the place unto insolvency. (Afterwards it was renovated and reopened as a vegan bakery—which incidentally closed down about a month ago.) Danny used to work at Best Burger, but that ended after he got into a shouting match with the owner. I happened to overhear it while I was dragging in the tables and collecting the chairs from the sidewalk the night it happened. It wasn’t any of my business, and I tried not to pay attention, but they were really tearing into each other. A month later, Oliver welcomed Danny aboard at Avenue Brew. I hadn’t known he’d been interviewed, and by then it was too late to mention the incident. But I’d have been a hypocrite to call it a red flag after the way I resigned from my position as Café Chakra's assistant manager two years earlier—not that we need to go dredging that up right now. Let's say there was some bad blood and leave it at that.
Anyway, I was thinking about giving in and buying a pack of cigarettes from the machine—and then remembered that Twenty didn’t have a cigarette machine. I looked again. The Art Carney-lookalike was still there, fingering his phone with a frown, but the girl was gone—and so was the cigarette machine.
I had only a moment to puzzle over this before Danny clapped me on the shoulder and thrust a shot glass in front of me.
“Starfish!” he said. (Danny called me Starfish. Everybody else called me Pat.) “You look like you need some juice.”
He distributed shots to everyone else. Marina declined hers, but changed her mind when Kyle offered to take it instead.
She and Kyle had stopped sleeping together after Kyle left Avenue Brew to work at the Victory taproom on the Parkway, but Marina was still concerned about his bad habits, which Danny delighted in encouraging.
We all leaned in to clink our glasses. Before I could find an appropriate moment to ask Marina if I could bum a cigarette, she got up to visit the bathroom. Danny took her seat and bowed his head for a conspiratorial word with Kyle.
I watched from the corner of my eye and tried to listen in. Like Marina, I was a little worried about Kyle. He got hired at Avenue Brew around the same time I did, just before the pandemic temporarily turned us into a takeout joint. He was a senior at Drexel then, an English major, and sometimes talked about wanting to either find work in publishing or carve out a career as a freelance writer after graduating. But first he intended to spend a year getting some life in before submitting himself to the forever grind.
He read a lot of Charles Bukowski and Hunter Thompson. He relished the gritty and sordid, and had already been good at sniffing it out around the neighborhood and in West Philly before Danny introduced him to cocaine, casinos, strip clubs, and a rogue’s gallery of shady but fascinating people. (None were really Danny’s friends; just fellow passengers who intersected with the part of his life where he sometimes went to Parx, sometimes came out ahead, sometimes spent his winnings on coke, and sometimes did bumps at titty bars.) Kyle recounted these adventures with a boyish enthusiasm for the naked reality of sleaze, like a middle schooler telling his locker room buddies about catching his older brother in flagrante and seeing so-and-so body parts doing such-and-such things.
Marina hated it. She never said as much to me, but she was afraid that the template Kyle set for his life during his “year off” was in danger of becoming locked in. The anniversary of his graduation had already passed, and now here he was trying to convince Danny to contribute a couple hundred dollars toward a sheet of acid his guy had for sale. He wasn't doing much writing lately.
I was the oldest employee at Avenue Brew (as I write this I’m 37, but fortunately I don’t look it), and when Kyle still worked with us I felt like it was my prerogative to give him some advice. The longer he waited to make inroads, I once told him, the more likely he’d be seen as damaged goods by the publishing world. He needed to jam his foot in the door while he was still young.
I could tell the conversation bored him, and didn’t bring up the subject again.
The bartender took my glass and curtly asked if I’d like another drink.
“No thanks, not yet,” I answered.
She slid me my bill.
I missed the old bartender, the one she’d replaced. I forget her name, but she was ingenuous and energetic and sweet. Pretty much everyone had some sort of crush on her. Sometimes she came into Avenue Brew for lunch, and tipped us as well as we tipped her. Maybe three months before that night—Danny witnessed it—she suddenly started crying and rushed out the door. Everyone at the bar mutely looked to each other for an explanation. (Fortunately for Twenty, the kitchen manager hadn’t left yet, and picked up the rest of her shift.)
She never came back. None of us had seen her since. But drafts still had to be poured and bottlecaps pulled off, and now here was another white woman in her mid-twenties wearing a black tank top, a pushup bra, and a scrunchie, same as before. Twenty’s regulars grew accustomed to not expecting to see the person she’d replaced, and life went on.
“How’re you doing?” I asked Oliver, just to say something to somebody, and to keep my thoughts from wandering back to Heather.
“Just kind of existing right now,” he answered. His phone lay face-up on the counter. He was swiping through Instagram, and I recognized the avatar of the user whose album he hate-browsed.
“And how’s Austin been?” I asked.
“Oh, you know. Not even three weeks after getting over the jetlag from his trip back from the Cascades, he’s off touring Ireland.” He shook his head. “Living his best life.”
He’d hired Austin on a part-time basis in September. We needed a new associate when Emma was promoted to replace a supervisor who'd quit without even giving his two weeks. There was a whole thing. I'm having a hard time recalling the guy's name, but I liked him well enough. He was a good worker and he seemed like a bright kid, but he was—well, he was young. Naïve. One day he found Jeremy sitting in the back room with his laptop, and took advantage of the open-door policy to ask why the store manager and supervisors didn’t get health benefits or paid time off. Jeremy told him it "was being worked on," and that he couldn’t discuss it any further at that time. I understand the kid got argumentative, though I never knew precisely what was said.
Irene started visiting the shop a lot more often after that, almost always arriving when the kid was working. No matter what he was doing, she’d find a reason to intervene, to micromanage and harangue him, and effectively make his job impossible. A coincidence, surely.
It’s something I still think about. By any metric, Jeremy and Irene have done very well for themselves. They’re both a little over 40 years old. I remember hearing they met at law school. In addition to Avenue Brew, they own a bistro in Francisville and an ice cream parlor in Point Breeze. They have a house on the Blue Line, send their son to a Montessori school, and pull up to their businesses in a white Volkswagen ID.4. But whenever the subject of benefits, wages, or even free shift meals came up, they pled poverty. It simply couldn’t be done. But they liked to remind us about all they did to make Avenue Brew a fun place to work, like let the staff pick the music and allow Oliver and me to conduct a beer tasting once a day. They stuck Black Lives Matter, Believe Women, and Progress flag decals on the front door and windows, and I remember Irene wearing a Black Trans Lives Matter shirt once or twice when covering a supervisor's shift. None of the college students or recent graduates who composed most of Avenue Brew's staff could say the bosses weren't on the right team. And yet...
I'm sorry—I was talking about Austin. He was maybe 30 and already had another job, a “real” job, some sort of remote gig lucrative enough for him to make rent on a studio in the picturesque Episcopal church down the street that had been converted into upscale apartments some years back. Austin wasn’t looking for extra cash. He wanted to socialize. To have something to do and people to talk to in the outside world. He wanted to make friends, and all of us could appreciate that—but it’s hard to be fond of a coworker who irredeemably sucks at his job. Austin never acted with any urgency, was inattentive to detail, and even after repeated interventions from Oliver and the supervisors, he continued to perform basic tasks in bafflingly inefficient ways. Having Austin on your shift meant carrying his slack, and everyone was fed up after a few months. Oliver sat him down, told him he was on thin ice, and gave him a list of the areas in which he needed to improve if he didn’t want to be let go.
When Austin gave Oliver the indignant “I don’t need this job” speech, it was different from those times Danny or I told a boss to go to hell and walked out. Austin truly didn’t need it. He basically said the job was beneath him, and so was Oliver.
It got deep under Oliver’s skin. He did need the job and had to take it seriously, even when it meant being the dipshit manager chewing out a man four or five years his senior. He earned $18 an hour (plus tips when he wasn’t doing admin work), had debts to pay off, and couldn't expect to get any help from his family.
The important thing, though, the part I distinctly remember, was that Oliver was looking at a video of a wading bird Austin had recorded. An egret, maybe. White feathers, long black legs, pointy black beak. Austin must have been standing on a ledge above a creek, because he had an overhead view of the bird as it stood in the water, slowly and deliberately stretching and retracting its neck, eyeing the wriggling little shadows below. As far as the fish could know, they were swimming around a pair of reeds growing out of the silt. The predator from which they extended was of a world beyond their understanding and out of their reach.
The video ended. Oliver moved on to the next item: a photograph of the bird from the same perspective, with a fish clamped in its beak. Water droplets flung from the victim's thrashing tail caught the sunlight. And I remember now, I clearly remember, the shapes of like twelve other fish stupidly milling about the bird's feet, unperturbed and unpanicked.
Danny peered at Oliver’s phone and observed a resemblance between the bird—its shape and bearing, and the composition of the photograph—and a POV porn video shot from behind and above, and he told us so. Elaborately. He made squawking noises.
“And mom says I’m a degenerate,” Oliver sighed. “Can you practice your interspecies pickup artist shit somewhere else?” Oliver flicked his wrist, shooing Danny off, and held his phone in front of his face to signal that he was done talking.
Danny sagged a little on his stool and turned away. I sometimes felt bad for him. For all his faults, he had the heart of a puppy dog. He really did think of us as his tribe. There was nobody else who’d only ever answer “yes” when you asked him to pick up a shift, and he did it completely out of loyalty.
He was turning 29 in a week. I wondered how many people would actually turn out to celebrate with him at the Black Taxi. Kyle probably would—but even he regarded Danny more as a source of vulgar entertainment than a friend.
Then it happened again. When I turned to speak to Oliver, there’d been a pair of pool cues leaning side-by-side against the wall a few stools down. Now they were gone.
This time it might have been my imagination. Somebody passing by could have casually snatched them up and kept walking.
But a moment later I seemed to notice a second TouchTunes box protruding from the wall directly behind me. I let it be.
Marina returned from the bathroom. Danny rose and offered her back her seat with an exaggerated bow. Before she got settled, I asked if she’d like to step outside with me. She withdrew her pack of Marlboro Menthols from her canvas bag, which she left sitting on the stool to deter Danny from sitting back down.
Marina never minded letting me bum cigarettes from time to time. I couldn’t buy them for myself anymore; it’s a habit I could never keep under control, and was only getting more expensive. Like everything else in the world. About once a month I reimbursed her by buying her a pack.
The air out on the sidewalk was as hot as the air inside Twenty, but easier to breathe. After lighting up, Marina leaned against the bricks and sighed.
“I wish Oliver would fire Danny already and get it over with.”
I nodded. Marina rarely talked about anything but work.
“He sneaks drinks and doesn't think anyone notices he's buzzed,” she went on. “He steals so much shit and isn’t even a little subtle about it. He’s going to get Oliver in trouble. And he’s a creep.”
“Yeah,” I said. These were her usual complaints about Danny, and they were all true. “At least he’s better than Austin.”
“That’s a low bar.”
Three dirt bikes and an ATV roared down the lonely street, charging through stop sign after stop sign, putting our talk on hold.
“Remind me. You’ve got one semester left, right?” I asked after the noise ebbed.
Marina was a marketing major at Temple. She’d had an internship during the spring semester, and her boss told her to give her a call the very minute she graduated. Her parents in central Pennsylvania couldn’t pay her rent or tuition for her, so she was a full-time student and a full-time employee at Avenue Brew. Her emotional spectrum ranged from "tired" to "over it." She’d been waiting tables and working at coffee shops since she was seventeen, had no intention of continuing for even a day longer than she had to, and feared the escape hatch would slam shut if she dallied too long after prying it open.
She’d considered majoring in English, like Kyle. She went for marketing instead. I couldn’t blame her.
“Are you okay?” she asked. “You’ve been kind of off all day.”
I gave dodgy answers, but she asked precisely the right follow-up questions to get me going about what happened with Heather the night before.
It was the new job. Before the pandemic, Heather worked as a server at a Center City bar and grill. (That's where I met her; we were coworkers for about a year, and then I left to work Café Chakra because it was quieter and closer to where I lived.) When the place closed its doors and laid everyone off during the lockdown, she got a stopgap job at the Acme on Passyunk, and hated it. Then in March, she found a bar-and-lounge gig in a ritzy hotel on Broad Street. Very corporate. Excellent pay, great benefits. Definitely a step up. But her new employers made Irene and Jeremy look like Bob and Linda Belcher by comparison. It was the kind of place where someone had recently gotten herself fired for leaving work to rush to the hospital after getting the news that her grandmother was about to be taken off life support, and not finding someone to come in and cover the last two hours of her shift.
Heather seldom worked fewer than fifty-five hours a week, and her schedule was even more erratic than mine. At least once a week she left the hotel at 1:00 or 2:00 AM and returned at 9:00 the next morning. Neither of us could remember the last time she’d had two consecutive days off, and it had been over a month since one of mine overlapped with one of hers. She’d spent it drinking alone at home. All she wanted was some privacy.
I’d biked to South Philly to meet her when she got home at 1:30. The argument that killed our relationship for good began around 2:30, when I complained that we never had sex anymore. Heather accused me of only caring about that, when she was so exhausted and stressed that her hair was falling out in the shower. Quit the job? She couldn’t quit. The money was too good. She had student loans, medical bills, and credit card debt, and for the first time in her life she could imagine paying it all off before hitting menopause.
So, yeah, I was cranky about our sex life being dead in the water. Say whatever you like. But at that point, what were we to each other? We did nothing together anymore but complain about work before one or both of us fell asleep. That isn’t a relationship.
She said my hair always smelled like sandwiches, even after bathing, and she was done pretending it didn’t turn her off. I told her she was one to talk—she always reeked of liquor. As things escalated, we stopped caring if her roommates heard us. “You want to be a father?” she shouted around 4:00 AM. “Making what you make? That poor fucking kid.”
We fought until sunrise, and I left her apartment with the understanding that I wouldn’t be coming back, wouldn’t be calling her ever again. I biked home and sat on the steps facing the cement panel that was my house’s backyard. After my phone died and I couldn’t anaesthetize myself with dumb YouTube videos or make myself feel crazy staring at the download button for the Tinder app, I watched the sparrows hopping on and off the utility lines for a while.
At 11:40 I went inside. One of my roommates was already in the shower, so the best I could do was put on a clean Avenue Brew T-shirt before walking to the shop and clocking in at noon to help deal with the lunch rush.
“That’s a lot,” Marina finally said. “Sorry.”
I don’t know what I was expecting her to say. She was sixteen years my junior, after all, and just a coworker. She didn’t need to hear any of this, and I definitely didn't need to be telling her. But who else was there to tell?
She’d already finished her cigarette. I still had a few puffs left. She went inside.
I decided to call it a night.
The second TouchTunes box was gone—naturally. Danny had taken my stool, and regarded my approach with a puckish you snooze you lose grin. I wasn’t going to say anything. I’d just pay my bill, give everyone a nod goodnight, and walk the five blocks back home.
And then Danny disappeared.
One second, he was there. The next—gone.
Danny didn’t just instantaneously vanish. Even when something happens in the blink of an eye, you can still put together something of a sequence. I saw him—I seemed to see him—falling into himself, collapsing to a point, and then to nothing.
You know how sometimes a sound is altogether inaudible unless you’re looking at the source—like when you don’t realize somebody’s whispering at you, and can then hear and understand them after they get your attention? I think that was the case here. I wouldn't have known to listen if I hadn't seen it happen. What I heard lingered for two, maybe three seconds, and wasn't any louder than a fly buzzing inside a lampshade. A tiny and impossibly distant scream, pitchshifted like a receding ambulance siren into a basso drone...
I don’t know. I don’t know for sure. I’m certain I remember a flash of red, and I have the idea of Danny’s trunk expanding, opening up as it imploded. A crimson flower, flecked white, with spooling pink stalks—and Danny’s wide-eyed face above it, drawn twisting and shrinking into its petals.
For an instant, Twenty’s interior shimmered. Not shimmered, exactly—glitched would be a better word. If you’re old enough to remember the fragmented graphics that sometimes flashed onscreen when you turned on the Nintendo without blowing on the cartridge, you’ll have an idea of what I mean. It happened much too fast, and there was too much of it to absorb. The one clear impression I could parse was the mirage of a cash register flickering upside-down above the pool table.
Not a cash register. The shape was familiar, but the texture was wrong. I think it was ribbed, sort of like a maggot. I think it glistened. Like—camo doesn’t work anymore when the wearer stops crouching behind a bush and breaks into a run. Do you get what I’m saying?
Nobody else seemed to notice. The pool balls clacked. A New Order track was playing on the TouchTunes box. A nearby argument about about Nick Sirianni continued unabated.
Finally, there was a downward rush of air—and this at least elicited a reaction from the bartender, who slapped my bill to keep it from sailing off the counter.
“Danny,” I said.
“Danny?” Kyle asked me quietly. His face had gone pale.
“Danny?” Oliver repeated in a faraway voice.
After a pause, Kyle blinked a few times. “You heard from him?”
“God forbid,” said Marina. “When he quit I was like, great, I can keep working here after all.”
“Oh, come on—”
“Kyle. Did I ever show you those texts he sent me once at three in the morning?” The color had returned to Oliver’s face.
“No, what did he say?”
Oliver tapped at his phone and turned the screen toward Kyle.
“Oh. Oh, jeez.”
“Right? Like—if you want to ask me something, ask me. You know? Don’t be weirdly accusatory about it…”
I pulled a wad of fives and ones from my pocket, threw it all onto the counter, and beelined for the exit without consideration for the people I squeezed through and shoved past on the way.
I heard Marina saying “let him go.”
I went a second consecutive night without sleep. Fortunately I wasn’t scheduled to come in the next day.
The schedule. It’s funny. Oliver was generally great at his job, and even when he wasn’t, I cut him a lot of slack because I knew Irene and Jeremy never gave him a moment’s peace. But I could never forgive him those times he waited until the weekend to make up and distribute the schedule. This was one of those weeks he didn’t get around to it until Saturday afternoon. When I found it in my inbox, Danny’s name wasn’t anywhere on it.
As far as I know, nobody who hadn’t been at Twenty that night asked what happened to him. We were a bit overstaffed as it was, and everyone probably assumed Danny was slated for the chopping block. The part-timers were, for the most part, happy to get a few additional hours.
Oliver abruptly quit around Labor Day after a final acrimonious clash with the owners. I never found out the details, and I never saw him again. Jeremy and Irene took turns minding the store while a replacement manager was sought. None of the supervisors would be pressured into taking the job; they knew from Oliver what they could expect.
About three weeks after Oliver left, I came in for my purchasing shift and found Jeremy waiting for me in the back room. I knew it was serious when he didn’t greet me with the awkward fist-bump he ordinarily required of his male employees.
“You’ve seen the numbers,” he said. Business for the summer had fallen short of expectations, it was true, and he and Irene had decided to rein in payroll expenses. My purchaser position was being eliminated. Its responsibilities would be redistributed among the supervisors and the new manager, when one was found. In the meantime, I'd be going back to the regular $11 an hour (plus tips of course) associate position full-time.
Jeremy assured me I'd be first in the running for supervisor the next time there was an opening.
I told him it was fine, I was done, and if he’d expected the courtesy of two weeks’ notice, he shouldn’t have blindsided me like that.
“Well, that’s your choice,” he answered, trying not to look pleased. His payroll problem was solving itself.
I racked up credit card debt for a few months. Applied for entry-level museum jobs that might appreciate my art history degree. Aimed for some purchasing and administrative assistant gigs, and just for the hell of it, turned in a resume for a facilitator position at an after-school art program. Got a few interviews. All of them eventually told me they’d decided to go in a different direction. I finally got hired to bartend at Hops from Underground, a microbrewery on Fairmount.
I’m still there. The money’s okay, but it fluctuates. Hours are reasonable. I’m on their high-deductible health plan. There’s a coworker I’ve been dating. Sort of dating. You know how it goes. In this line of work you get so used to people coming and going that you learn not to get too attached. I walk past Avenue Brew a few times a week, but stopped peering in through the window when I didn't recognize the people behind the counter anymore.
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2023.06.03 15:32 slicklikeagato Anyone Familiar w/ Diamond Vista homes for rent on Autzen Stadium Way?
My girlfriend and I are looking to relocate from MN to Vegas this summer, and we are looking at several places. One of the ones that really stand out based on what I’ve seen are the Diamond Vista homes for rent. Is anyone familiar with the property/area around it? If so, would you say it’s a good area/bad area? It would just be me, my girlfriend, and our two dogs, so info pertaining to schools isn’t applicable in our case.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
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2023.06.03 15:32 YggdrasilBurning House is paid off and we're moving. Sell? Rent? HELOC?
My wife and I have a house in an upcoming neighborhood of Nashville that's appreciated nicely since we've owned it. The house is paid off, and is worth somewhere in the $340k area, judging by the limited market in the area (Paid $150k). Fair rent would be somewhere in the $2,200 range for it. It's been our primary residence for 6 years, so as I understand it we have several years that we can keep it without paying Capital Gains. Property taxes are $1,800/yr.
I've inherited a family home back in Mississippi, and we're planning on moving from the city to somewhere a little slower-paced. We're debt free, and have a good bit of cash in savings that I'd rather keep building and not dip into. As I see it, our options boil down to: A) Keep it and become out-of-state landlords. Keep the cashflow separately and buy more properties down the line. I think this area is going to continue to appreciate, though I don't expect any more back-to-back 20% appreciation years like Nashville experienced here recently.
B) keep it and leverage equity for another property. Looking at a HELOC/Equity Loan to purchase a cheaper property closer to where we'll be living in MS, something in the $170k range. I'm sure there's a way to do this and end up with several properties at once, but that's beyond me at this point-- I'm really wary of over-leveraging myself. This is the option I'm most heavily leaning into. I wouldn't leverage my primary residence, but a rental....
C) Sell out and divest completely into the newer market, either with several cheaper doors or a single nicer house. I'm not sure if there's enough here to work with to immediately start looking into commercial RE, but that's a direction I'm really interested in going eventually.
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2023.06.03 15:30 sy_paper Losing weight whilst living with my parents
I've been very overweight my whole life. I'm 18 now, and still live with my parents because I can't afford to move out whilst attending uni due to the cost of living crisis. So, for the forseeable future it seems I'll just be getting a job and paying my parents rent. I reallly want to lose weight, but I'm struggling to do so. My parents basically only buy junk food like frozen pizza, instant noodles, etc, or just food that I can't stand (hooray, autism). We only ever have limited fresh fruit and veg in the house. I'm also wary of our tapwater as I'm suspicious that it often makes me feel ill or has dirt in it, and since we don't buy bottled unless I can take some water home from school I just drink juice... which is obviously not exactly healthy. I'm not sure how to exercise either. If I go out more than a couple of times a week my parents get suspicious and don't allow me out (yes, I know), and even when I am out I'm never really sure what to do and just go for walks. I'm very lucky and have my own room and so I've attempted following exercise videos at home, but I only really have like 1mx1m of empty floor space to stand which makes things difficult.
I really want to finally be a healthy weight, but all of this combined with mental health stuff just leaves me with zero motivation or hope.
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2023.06.03 15:20 DysFxnl42 [Owner-US-MI] Am I obligated to provide internet service to someone renting a room in my house?
I own a home and I have been allowing a couple of people I know who needed a place to stay to rent 2 of my rooms. There is no lease and they are just a month-to-month. I have had to give one of these individuals a 30-day notice to vacate the premises due to many ongoing issues including food theft and taking things that don’t belong to them, as well as using my internet to download illegal material (for which I have any notifications of copyright infringements from my ISP). He has also been running an Ethernet cable from my router directly to his room, and I have both told him to stop and disconnected the cable several times before only to have him come back out and plug it back in. Yesterday he claimed that he was calling the courts because I’m messing with his internet by unplugging his cable. I told him he can use the WiFi in my home just like everybody else. But it got me wondering…. Am I obligated to provide internet service to everyone in my house? From everything I can find I am to provide basic utilities, but internet is not mentioned anywhere. Can anyone help shed some light this?
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2023.06.03 15:20 Jakimcikas First time japan travel report 04.25-05.17
Alrighty, I'll describe my first time travel in japan, what went well, what didn't go well, my overall impression of Japan. We travelled trough quite a few cities, but I'll try to keep it as short as possible as I'm not much of writer. And we've visited quite a few places, so if you'd like more details, comment and I'll go more in-depth :).
A bit about the travelling party. Me(25M) and a work colleague(26M), Lithuanians(Europe) software engineers, reasonably fit and somewhat fluent in english, Omnivores(my colleague is allergic to cheese), our height is around ±185cm.
Tokyo(Shinjuku) -> Osaka -> Nara -> Kyoto -> Onomichi Islands -> Matsuyama -> Hiroshima -> Miyajima -> Kumamoto -> Aso(region) -> Fukuoka -> Nagasaki -> Nagoya -> Takayama -> Magome -> Matsumoto - > Tokyo(Chuo) -> Tokyo(Shibuya) -> Tokyo(Teito) -> Hakone.
I was slightly more conservative with my spending so my expenses are on the cheaper side, my colleague spent quite a bit more, especially on food and booze.
Total amount spent: slightly more than 3k euros in japan + 1.1k euros flights back and forth.
Daily food expenses: 30-40 eur or 5k-7k yen.
Average hotel stay: ~60euro
Food: - Breakfast - usually something from a convenience store. Chicken, power gels, chocolate, melon bread(my favourite), - Lunch - something from a convenience store or a restaurant - Dinner - restaurant usually a ramen place
Museums, castles, shrines, forests, mountains, walks around the city. We did a lot of walking, total around 400km of walking(at leasts that's what google fit shows)
Alright that's a brief summary, now for the more in-depth write up.
My key takeaways
- Japan is a very safe country, I felt safe everywhere, even in the shady parts of Tokyo.
- People are very polite, they'll go out of their way to help you, even if they don't speak english.
- People are very quiet, you won't hear people talking on the phone, or talking loudly in public transport.
- Be polite, if you don't understand or thing that this is not how it should be, don't be rude, just accept it and move on. You are an alien in their country, not the other way around. So please don't ever raise your voice, japanese people are not malicious, they'll try to help you, but they might not understand you.
- If you want to feel appreciated, learn at least the basics on japanese, it's not that hard, and it'll make your life easier. I did it through doulingo, reached unit 14 in a month and that was sufficient to have very simple conversation.
This is it for the TL;DR part. I'll go more in-depth for the rest of the post.
Planning for the trip
We started planning the trip, where we'll go, where we'll stay, what we'll do, expenses, trains, all that you can plan was started to be planned around a month prior to the trip. We created a word doc as our itinerary, that was around 60 pages long. From what I've read on this page about you can't plan everything. Well I believe we did, we might've even over planned :D.
So we booked the following hotels: - Tokyo - Apa Hotel Higashi Shinjuku Kabukicho Tower(04.25-04.26) - Osaka - APA Hotel Namba Kita Shinsaibashi Ekimae(04.26-04.30) - Onomichi island - TOMARIGI Hostel(04.30-05.01) - Matsuyama - Hotel Patio Dogo(05.01-05.02) - Hiroshima - Wholeearth Ryokan Hiroshima(05.02-05.04) - Kumamoto - Hotel Wing International Select Kumamoto(05.04-05.08) - Nagoya - Sotetsu Fresa Inn Nagoya Shinkansenguchi(05.08-05.10) - Magoame - Magomechaya(05.10-05.11) - Matsumoto - Hotel M Matsumoto(05.11-05.12) - Tokyo - APA Hotel Ginza Kyobashi Tokyo Station Yaesu South Gate(05.14-05.17)
Extra things we bought in advance: - Water proof bags - Hiking boots and socks - Bigger backpacks - JP Rail pass, we booked the trains in advance, but honestly that wasn't necessary even during golden week - Bandages for foot blisters, medicine(for headaches, motion sickness, diarrhoea). - Ubigi eSim internet(10GB was plenty for me throughout the trip) - Sun screen(did not use and got sunburned to a point where I was shinning red) - Portable battery
We arrived at the Haneda aiport, exchanged some cash to yen(was at a better course than locally), printed out our JR passes(IMPORTANT TO DO SO HERE, only major stations let you print it out
) and went to the metro. We took the train to Shinjuku, and walked to our hotel to check-in. We were quite tired, bought some chicken from lawson and went to explore a few places, a few drinks in golden gai district and ramen in a nearby place. Eventually we ended up at rock bar mother. Really cool place, for each drink you can request 2 songs to be played. After that back to hotel, visit the top floor onsen and sleep
Got up early, travelled to osaka. Left our luggage in the hotel, we were too early for a check in. We went to see Osaka castle(quite beautiful), tried takoyaki there. More city exploring, then we went check-in. After that we went to see the Umeda Sky Building in the evening(we bought the ticket in advance) very beautiful, it was very clear and beautiful. Got back to the city, got some ramen, went to the hotel and sleep.
Went to USJ, bought tickets(basic, no express stuff) in advance. We went there 30minutes before opening, and there was already a huge line. We went to Nintendo first, the zone looked very nice, but ride it'd say was okay'ish for me. After that the dinosaur rides, minion land, grabbed chinese food for lunch, went to the harry potter zone, at this point the lines got quite long around 1h to 1h 30min of wait time. After that we went to see Water world where they were doing a play, was really awesome, I'd say a must see even if you don't understand Japanese, the acting is very good. After that we went to Osaka aquarium(no lines, thank god), it was beautiful, cute chonks and other sea creatures.
Trip to Kyoto from Osaka. We went early by metro, to see the bamboo forest(7:40'ish), beautiful, few people. Walked around the park then climbed the mount a fed the monkeys(50 yen for a bag of fruits or nuts), very cute, tried petting the hand of one, didn't go well got an aggressive show of teeth. After that we visited Ryoanji temple, went to nishi market, we we're running a bit late so we took a taxi to Kiyomizudera, we saw the geish district on our way to there, looked interesting. After the temple we went to a bar and got back to Osaka and then after a bowl of ramen to our hotel.
We went to Nara, took this hiking track
saw the deer, bought some food, did the whole bow thing then fed them. One thing to keep in mind is to crumble the cookie and give it in small pieces, otherwise you'll run out of food to give quickly. They might be very "assertive" and try to take it from you, don't be afraid, just stick your empty arm out to get some distance and that's it . They're not gonna bite you. After that we went to see the Todaiji temple, it was beautiful, the buddha statue was huge. Got back to Osaka, got some ramen, went to the hotel, scheduled to send our luggage to our next hotel and went to sleep.
Got up early, went to Onomichi, rented some bikes and began our cycling journey through the islands. A lot of cool bridges, very beautiful nature. We cycled to north Omishima port, where we transfered to rabbit island pet and fed the rabbits, got back and cycled to our ryokan and straight to sleeping.
More cycling, more cool bridges, more beautiful nature. We arrived at Imabari, returned our bikes and took the train to Matsuyama. We ate some stree food, relaxed in the open hot springs for feet. Walked around and went to sleep. To be honest I'd say this was the favorite city of the whole trip for me. I liked the vibe, the people, the food, the nature, the onsen, the layout, the architecture. In general, beautiful city.
Early in the morning visited a public onsen nearby, then went to see the Matsuyama castle, it was beautiful, tried the orange juice there, it was really good, got back to our hotels, got some dango. Packed our stuff, got a taxi and went to the port and took the ferry to Hiroshima. Checked in the ryokan. Took a train to Hiroshima city center, visited the castle and then the nuclear museum. Get the english audio for best experience. It took me around 2hours to walk through everything, read it and take it in. It was very nerve racking, but I'd say a must see. After that we went out to eat some Okonomiyaki, it was delicious, then back to the ryokan and sleep.
Went to Miyajima island first by train then transfer by ferry. It was very beautiful, the mountain hike was also fun, the view on top was amazing. When we came down from the mountain there was a low tide, so we could go near the Itsukushima shrine. Got back to Hiroshima, went to the city center for a couple of beers, got back to Ryokan and went to sleep.
First day of the Golden week, wouldn't say that I've noticed anything different, maybe because we were travelling to the far south of Japan - Kumamoto. This is one of those cities that I also enjoyed more than the big common ones, it looked very nice, had a beautiful castle, was not crowded as Hiroshima, Osaka or Tokyo. We rented out bikes, cycled to Honmoji park(the place near Honmoji park is god damn maze, keep you google maps always open or you will get lost) found a place to eat, visited Lafcadio Hearn House and went to our hotel and then to sleep.
We rentend a car and went to Aso, highly recommend renting a car here, since the public transport is not that good. The drive was very nice, we went to see active volcano crater, luckily it was not erupting, so we were allowed to get close. Then we went around and climbed the other inactive mountain caps. Climbing that was one of the most fun hikes I've had. It was very windy, you could barely see past 5 meters anywhere, because of the fog. There was no smell of sulfur, so it was safe. We visited Mt. Nakadake, Mt. Takadake, overall the place looked like Mordor, the vibes, the weather everything. After that we visited Ayugaeno Falls, the ravines and everything was just majectic. After that we got back to Kumamoto, gave back the car and went somewhere to eat. Car rental cost around ~7k yen in total. So I'd say a good price. After eating, we went to our hotel and then to sleep.
We went to Fukuoka, by train, walked around the city, visited Tochoji temple, Fukuoka castle ruins, Ohori park and explored the huge ravine type shopping mall. Went to the science museum(big mistake, it's for kids...). After that we tried Ichiran ramen(originated in Fukuoka so we thought it be better). Was the same as everywhere else. It was rainy so we got back pretty early to our hotel and went to sleep.
We went to Nagasaki, by train, visited the atomic bomb museum, it was very interesting, just as good as the one in Hiroshima. We took a boat ride to see Gunkanjima, though we couldn't get on the island, because of the weather, it was still very interesting to see and hear the history of the island. Explored the Dutch district, walked around the shops, tried some whale meat. It was raining the whole day, so we also got back quite early and went to sleep.
We got up early and went got straight to the train station, and caught the train to Nagoya. The longest train ride by far. We arrived at Nagoya, checked in our hotel, went to the city center, visited the castle, it was very beautiful, then we wanted to explore the abandoned tunnel near Aichi. Apparently it was closed, we decided we're going to enter through the exit, like rascals, but apparently after we circled around there was a police officer that was guarding traffic through the bridge and wouldn't let us through. So our trip ended there. After comming back to Nagoya we visited the sky scrapper, it had interesting installations on the windows. We had our stay got back to hotel and went to sleep.
We went to Takayama, by train, one of the most scenic train rides so far. We strolled around the city center, visited the early morning market, bought some souvenirs, tried some white strawberries, mushroom tee and other local cuisine. Visited Takayama Showa Museum, which was 10/10. You could touch almost everything, the museum gave a great vibe, it was like you were in a house of a family that lived there. There was also an old nintendo with mario kart that you could play, put on a old yukata and take photos. Play pachinko(no money needed), watch an old-school movie. We visited a few sake tasting places, I've found a few flavours that I liked. After that back to Nagoya, eat ramen and sleep.
We sent out our luggage to Matsumoto, caught a train to Nagiso and then hiked the Nakasendo trail to Tsumago and then Magome where we checked in and stayed at the local ryokan. The hike was very nice and relaxing one of the easier hikes I've had, the places we saw we're quite old and beautiful. At ryokan we met people one American and one from Germany, they had a guitar so we chatted a bit, played the guitar and had a few beers. The dinner at ryokan was amazing, looked very traditional Japanese dinner. Was also very tasty, would definitely recommend this place. After that we went to sleep.
Got up early and took a bus to Nakatsugawa Eki-mae station where we travelled to Matsumoto. We left our bags and went to the RubyKaigi conference. Overall good conference, I've learned somethings, but most importantly I've had bit of time to rest and catch up on some sleep, since we weren't exploring new cities. So overall the following 3 days were wake up -> breakfast -> conference -> lunch -> conference -> drinks -> dinner -> sleep.
Slept in, had breakfast and travelled to Tokyo by train. Left our luggage at the hotel and moved on to explore the Chou region. Walked around the Ginza, Imperial palace, Yasukuni shrine and went to check in. After that it was getting dark, so travelled to Akihabara to experience the anime night life, was quite bright and interesting. Though the amount of requests to visit a maid cafe was too damn high. If your planning to buy a PS5, a new GPU or Nintendo switch, this could be the place, I saw PS5 with two controllers for 60k yen, with a 10% tax refund that is around 370 euros. After some exploration, got back to our hotel and went to sleep.
This was our Hakone day trip, we bought the 3 day pass for it, so we could use the train, bus, ropeway and boat. Was worth it, even for one day. We climbed Mt. Kintoki, thankfully the weather was great and we could see Fuji. The climb was very nice, the view was amazing, the weather was great, no bears to be seen. After climbing down, we played some golf that was near there. Travelled back to the station were we used the rope-way to get around the mountains, the view was just majestic, we saw the sulfur pits, the stench was, well strong to say the least, but overall enjoyed the experience. We didn't make it time to the boat, so we had to travel back by bus, which wasn't so bad, since the scenery was amazing.
Explored more Tokyo, so we went to Teito district, went to the Ueno zoo, National science museum. After that we went to Kaminarimon gate, Asakusa shrine and moved to Shibuya next. There we went to the Yoyogi park, Meiji Jingu shrine, paid our respects to Hachiko statue. The last activity was to visit TeamLabs Planets, which were amazing, one most interesting experiences, not gonna spoil any details, overall great experience, would do it again. As it was getting late we got back to Shibuya, walked around more, had a drink and went back to our hotel.
Last day in Japan was spent buying souvenirs, snacks and other stuff to bring back home. Packing our luggage, to accommodate for the extras, getting to Haneda airport and back to Lithuania.
I'm very happy I had the opportunity to go on such a trip, I enjoyed it a lot even though, I'm quite the couch potato so 3 weeks is a bit much for me, but nonetheless, wouldn't change a thing.
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2023.06.03 15:09 Spazheart12 Room for rent $450
I’m looking to rent a room in my house out for the summer (June, July, August). I will be moving at that point so just looking for someone who needs something temporary. I have a 10 year old but we’re pretty quiet. I’m gone often on the weekends because of my work schedule and my pets are left here alone. The rent is discounted because I’m looking for someone who wouldn’t mind staying home with them a bit on my long work stretches(not constantly obviously). I also work overnights during the week at times. There are two options for the room. The house is kind of oddly shaped so you would be able to choose what you prefer and I can share more details if interested.
House is off Laburnum near the raceway. Rent is $450 utilities included. There is a washedryer you’re welcome to use. One shared bathroom.
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2023.06.03 15:09 seannestor This Week in Toledo 6/3/23
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• On Monday, Bitwise Industries - the Fresno, California-based tech training company that has been renovating the former Jefferson Center downtown at 1300 Jefferson Ave. - furloughed its entire staff of 900 employees citing cash flow issues. A $33 million lawsuit has been filed against the company by its financial partners, who cite that they were misled and that contracts were breached.
• On Tuesday, Toledo City Council voted 9-3 to approve a $180,000 contract with Louisville-based Cities United to develop a crime-reduction plan. Council members Hobbs, Moline, and Sarantou cast dissenting votes.
• Also on Tuesday, City of Toledo Safety Director Brian Byrd announced he will be retiring on September 1. He has worked for the City since 1988.
• On Wednesday, ProMedica announced that it plans to close the Goerlich Memory Center and a skilled nursing facility in Sylvania by August 31 as part of ongoing cost-cutting measures related to its dire financial position. The Goerlich Memory Center has been open since 1994.
• On Thursday, the Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (TARTA) launched its TARTA Summer Blast Pass, which allows young people aged 6 through 19 to make use of TARTA services at no cost through August 31. For more information, visit https://tarta.com/blast/
• Also beginning Thursday, ratepayers are likely to see a hike of up to 47% on their electric bills due to rising energy costs influenced by the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. For those interested in changing their energy supplier, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) operates a website comparing all available energy providers at http://www.energychoiceohio.gov/
• The Ohio Department of Transportation has reintroduced plans to expand I-475 between Douglas Road and US-23. Several residents are concerned as the project will involve acquiring and demolishing homes as early as 2026.
• The Ohio Controlling Board has earmarked $2,000,000 for cleanup in the Maumee River as well as $750,000 to Unison Behavioral Health Group to purchase a 16-bed residential treatment facility for those with severe and persistent mental illness.
• On Saturday (June 3) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the City of Toledo is sponsoring a free disposal day at the Hoffman Road Landfill (3962 Hoffman Rd.) Lucas county residents can drop off bulk solid waste at no cost during this time. For more information, visit https://toledo.oh.gov/landfill
• Also on Saturday (June 3) at 10 a.m. in the Old West End, the King Wamba Parade will kick off the 50th Annual Old West End Festival. For more information about the festival and the various events and activities taking place within it, visit http://www.toledooldwestend.com/festival
• In further Saturday (June 3) events, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the City of Toledo will host another public meeting at St. Martin de Porres Community Center (1119 Bancroft St.) for stakeholders to plan future development at the Swayne Field Shopping Center at Monroe Street and Detroit Avenue.
• The East Toledo Family Center will host a Storybook Festival on Saturday (June 3) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.,. at Waite High School (301 Morrison Dr.). The entirely free event will include activities, raffles, a meet and greet with Spiderman, music, and prizes to promote literacy for children.
• The Multicultural Twilight Market will take place on Saturday (June 3) from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Toledo Farmer's Market (525 Market St.). Shops operated by women, immigrants, and people of color will be present. There is no cost to attend.
• Next Wednesday (June 7) at 12 p.m., the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library will launch its free Summer Music Series with a performance by Kerry Patrick Clark & Robbie Clark on the north lawn of the Main Branch Library (325 N. Michigan St.). Concerts will continue every Wednesday at 12 p.m. through August 8.
• Also next Wednesday (June 7) from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., City of Toledo District 1 Councilman John Hobbs will host a public town hall meeting at the Eleanor Kahle Senior Center (1315 Hillcrest Ave.). For more information, call 419-245-1611.
• Next Thursday (June 8) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the 18th annual Lunch at Levis series will kick off at Levis Square Park (St. Clair St. and Madison Ave.) in downtown Toledo with a free concert by Kyle White. Each Thursday through September 21, free music, food trucks, and activities will be present at the park.
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2023.06.03 15:02 iron07maiden Got a raise a year ago that will disappear come September and I'll be making $1,400 less per month
I work for the federal government as a wildland firefighter. We have a huge retention problem and are severely underpaid for the type of work we do.
Last year, to combat attrition and try to keep people on board, we were given a "raise" called a Retention Bonus, which, after taxes, has me taking home $1,400 EXTRA PER MONTH. This was given to us with the promise We are working on getting you guys better pay -- standby.
In the POTUS's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Proposal, we are slated to get a pay increase, along with a slew of other reforms that address things like mental health. But with all of the in-fighting and debt ceiling bullshit, it's all off the table. We received an email saying "The funds for the extra money you are receiving now is running out in September 2023, so prepare to go back to your normal wages."
I'm so goddamned heartbroken and so goddamned jaded. I kept the faith that it would all work out and they would do right by us. This line of work is grueling -- mentally & physically. We sleep on the ground away from our families for weeks on end, we eat shit for food, we work 16-hour days, we are around hazards constantly. And for what? A job that pays $15/hour? The $1,400 extra that I'm making now makes it more palatable. But that's a fucking RENT payment that is about to disappear from my bank. And then I'll be a well-tenured career firefighter struggling to fucking live.
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2023.06.03 14:44 Either_Complaint_406 Blind Stray Cat Advice
Directed over here from another forum…
Hi everyone, i have a cat named Captain Jack Sparrow. He’s a stray cat living on a Caribbean Island. Blind in one eye and some healing flea dermatitis. I live on this island temporarily (2 months) and will leave at the end of June. The captain came to my door about two weeks ago. I’ve been feeding him, but he is clearly a stray. Took about two weeks for him to gain my trust and he lets me pet him now.
I had full plans he was coming with me off this island at the end of the month. There is one local shelter here where I took him to be neutered and have a medical exam. He acted totally feral the entire time - hissing, feisty and the shelter had problems handling him. They said he is indeed a wild cat capable of handling himself, but dewormed, vaccinated, ear tipped and neutered. He’s back home now, and he’s back to being nice and friendly again, but runs at the sight of any other human and isn’t keen on me picking him up, only pets. He has not been in the house because I’m renting and the landlord said no pets.
I’m at a loss of what to do. I want to take him with me, but it would require medical clearance (more humans), a trip through an airport (even more humans). He will act feral and I don’t think it’s possible for him to be deemed social enough to be medically cleared let alone fly. I feel guilty if I leave him here, guilty if I put him through hell to get him to the states…I just feel awful. Any advice?
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2023.06.03 14:42 MuuarK Smart Lock Question
Hello. First post in here and never heard of Switchbot before. Homekit user arrived :D.
I was looking for a smart lock for our apartment that doesnt need to pick the lock apart since we rent the place, so i stumpled on this Smart Lock from SB since it now supports Matter. This might be me not knowing enough about the whole Matter thing yet, but isn't Matter using same frequency / technology as Thread does? I know it allows other brands to be setup it to many different subsystems.
I have HomeKit and all my devices are Thread except 2 indoor healt sensors. So I would like to avoid flooding my network with more Wifi devices.
But this Smart Lock is using 2.4 Wifi only ? And does it require a hub? So now that is supports Matter just basicly means it can be added to Apple Homekit now? And has nothing to do with Thread actually? Sorry if I explain it badly, kinda hard for me to describe. But I hope it's understandable :).
Thanks in advance in here.
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2023.06.03 14:14 grizwa Can i live in a log cabin in my parents garden?
[TLDR at the end] i have no idea how it all works but im looking for a new place to live as my current landlord is selling the house, i cant really get a mortgage yet (at least a year maybe 2 before im ready) but while looking at rentals i saw a mobile home for sale, it was £30k and looked nicer than a lot of the houses ive been looking at renting at £600 a month plus, ideally i want to stay in the area so i can still walk to work but not many places come up round here for rent in general and when they do theyre often pricey and much larger than i need.
so i started looking at others out of curiosity and then noticed the log cabins many of which are like very nice little houses and can be had for about £15k obviously you have to build it and kit it out etc but even adding the extra for that which can be done over time its cheap i also know professional plumbers, electricians and a few other tradesmen to help. while i cant get a mortgage i could likely do that much across a few credit cards and just do extra on my side hustle to get it paid off instead of renting, theres plenty of space, a bathroom, a kitchen, pretty much all i need really. the only problem, where to put it?
now my mum has finished paying her mortgage on what was a council house with quite a large back garden which could easily accommodate such a cabin and lives in the area (id ask to buy some of the garden or pay her rent but i know she wont accept it) so are there any legal issues with me living in one of these things? is planning permission needed? (L8.5m x W3.5m x H2.9m) would it alter the council tax band or anything? (my sister also lives there so she doesnt get single person discount etc)
the house did used to be 3 bedroom but was converted to 2 bed, also about 10 years ago planning was granted for an extension that never got done (so i assume if its needed it could be gotten but i think it was a grand or two back then) it seems like a pretty easy way for me to sort of cheat the system and build my credit rating and deposit savings for a few years while the bad things drop off my credit record, im thinking there must be some sort of catch here? what am i missing?
[TLDR] can i legally build and live in an L8.5m x W3.5m x H2.9m log cabin in my parents garden?
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2023.06.03 14:10 warp-factor Match Thread: T20 Blast & Charlotte Edwards Cup - 3rd June
2023 T20 Blast & Charlotte Edwards Cup
ECB Match Centre - T20 Blast
- Charlotte Edwards Cup
- Central Repository of Scorecards and clips of every boundary and wicket.
Full coverage of every ball of County Cricket and selected Women's Regional Matches on BBC Local Radio - T20 Blast
- Charlotte Edwards Cup
T20 Matches in the Blast and Charlotte Edwards Cup start at different times which are listed against them below.
Where available, YouTube live streams are linked against each match below. These can also be found on the county and ECB websites. There's no free live stream of Hampshire vs Sussex as it's on Sky Sports.
BBC Local Radio coverage and YouTube streams should be accessible worldwide. Double Header
AT EDGBASTON - Weather Forecast
14:30 - Central Sparks vs Southern Vipers - YouTube - Scorecard
18:30 - Warwickshire vs Nottinghamshire - YouTube - Scorecard
Other T20 Blast Matches
19:00 - Hampshire vs Sussex at The Rose Bowl - On Sky Cricket - Weather Forecast - Scorecard
T20 Blast Standings before today:
Points: Teams receive 2 points for a win. 1 point for a Tie or No Result. Each team plays 7 of the 8 other teams in their group and 7 away. Top 4 in each group qualify for the Quarter Finals. Quarter Final winners qualify for Finals Day.
Charlotte Edwards Cup Standings before today:
Points: Teams receive 4 points for a win. A bonus point for a win with a run rate of 1.25x that of the opposition. 2 points for a Tie or No Result. Teams play each other team once, home or away. The top three teams advance to Finals Day. The top team advances straight to the Final, whilst the other two teams play off in a semi-final.
|Pos ||Team ||Played ||Won ||Lost ||Tied ||N/R ||Net RR ||Points |
|1 ||The Blaze ||5 ||5 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||+1.478 ||23 |
|2 ||Northern Diamonds ||5 ||4 ||1 ||0 ||0 ||+0.351 ||17 |
|3 ||Southern Vipers ||4 ||3 ||1 ||0 ||0 ||+1.062 ||13 |
|4 ||Thunder ||5 ||2 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||-0.083 ||9 |
|5 ||South East Stars ||5 ||2 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||-0.032 ||8 |
|6 ||Western Storm ||5 ||2 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||-0.666 ||8 |
|7 ||Central Sparks ||4 ||1 ||3 ||0 ||0 ||-0.900 ||4 |
|8 ||Sunrisers ||5 ||0 ||5 ||0 ||0 ||-1.119 ||0 |
If you've got a team in The Cricket Draft T20 Blast fantasy game, you can join the cricket league here
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2023.06.03 14:06 Character_Court_8775 Roommate moved out, BF moved in. Lease implications?
Hey all - my roommate moved out in May and my boyfriend moved in. All on good terms, no issues. 2 months remaining of our 1 year lease, we intend to stay here when it turns month to month.
My landlord is really nice. He is super quick to attend to issues, proactive about things, etc. I didn't tell him about the switch in tenants because I was worried it would trigger a new lease or some sort of issue.
He is aware my roommate is NEVER here (even before she moved out she was neverrrrrr home.) and my boyfriend is quite regularly here. He's been here almost every time my landlord has come by for things.
My landlord is coming on sunday to install ACs in the bedrooms. It will be obvious my roommate is gone and bf is living here.
Have never missed a rent payment and are excellent tenants.
I don't expect he would cause an issue with the change, but I want to be prepared knowing my rights/legal ramifications. If I should have told him last month I will apologize.
ETA: if it matters, our rent is all inclusive. It's a duplex and not metered separately.
Thanks in advance for your insight!!
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2023.06.03 14:05 Chad_Wife Help understanding how much I can earn / save on PIP & UC - LCWRA
Hi all. I am just shy of 25 (lowered UC rate for under 25s) in receipt of UC - LCWRA (609 total per month) and PIP - standard daily living (252 per month). I receive Housing Benefit as I am in supported accommodation- this will be moved to UC housing element when I turn 25 and move out. Due to PIP I qualify for the 1-bedroom rate.
UC and PIP are subject to change as benefits increase this/next month. I also recently began working and am waiting for this to impact my UC. I work 15 hours per week at £655 per month.
I would really like to begin saving. I have never had housing stability and my only dream in the world is to have a home (flat, studio, whatever) that I won’t lose if/when my health progresses and I cannot work at all.
I understand that there are savings limits for UC - if I have savings over £16,000 I will not qualify, and if I have savings over £6,000 my payments will be reduced.
However I’m struggling to understand this.
If I stop receiving UC I will not be able to afford my housing costs - however I need to save at least £12,000 in order to try and get a mortgage (on a very small home somewhere remote).
If I have £6,000 in savings (triggering my UC to be reduced) and I am working part time (also triggering my UC to be reduced) will I still receive UC?
Thank you for any advice. I am not trying to bend the system at all - I believe I would “cost less” in benefits if I were able to save up for a deposit on a home, rather than if I continued to rent and avoid saving for the rest of my life. It seems like a more logical use of everyone’s money.
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