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2015 Blog Stats

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 55,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Bathroom Be Gone!

Remember my teaser?

  
So which room was that? Well, if you guessed the bathroom, then you were right!

  
Big difference, huh? The only thing we’re keeping in the bathroom is the floor. Well, and the general footprint since it’s expensive to move plumbing around and this bathroom is so small that there aren’t really that many layout options anyways. 

  

   
  

  
  

  
  

  
 

  

  

Now that we’ve got the place emptied out we’re in the process of getting quotes from plumbers and handymen on doing all new plumbing and putting up drywall. Why all new plumbing? Well, the original plumbing is all galvanized which apparently corrodes from the inside out (it’s not copper) and so we would just assume replace it with all new PEX lines. 

Amazon Prime Day = Buyer Beware

I normally wouldn’t write a post like this, but I’m annoyed. I’m sick and tired of so-called “sales” that dupe people into buying stuff, especially stuff they normally wouldn’t buy except that they think it’s such a great deal because it’s 50% off and the sale is One-day ONLY! Case in point: today’s Amazon Prime Sale with deals that are supposedly better than Black Friday.  And you can only access those sales if you’re an Amazon Prime member which costs something like $99/year.  So let’s look at an example of one of these supposed “great” deals:

   

When I was scrolling through the “Prime-Day Only” deals, I saw the handheld vacuum that I bought two years ago on Amazon, advertised today as being 49% off. What a deal, right? It was supposedly $69.99 originally:

So this struck me as odd, bc there was no way that I paid $70 for a handheld vacuum when I bought it two years ago. That just seems like way too much money for something as basic as a little vacuum. So I went back through my Amazon orders, and sure enough, there it was: 

 

I was right–I bought the exact same vacuum for the full price of $39.99!!!  And I know that this isn’t a huge revelation to most of you and it wasn’t a huge revelation to me, but it just makes me mad.  How is it okay to falsely inflate your prices and then promote a monster sale? A quick Google search shows that you can buy the same vacuum today at Target for only $37!

   
Alright, I’m going to step off my soap box now. I’m sure most of you don’t care about stuff like this, and I usually wouldn’t waste this much energy on it, but to be honest I was actually looking forward to Prime Day and hoping that I could maybe get a good deal on a new sports watch or maybe a Fitbit, but then I actually saw what was on sale and it was all “womp-womp.”  Kinda like choosing curtain #1 when everyone in the audience had been telling you to go with #2 . . . 

  
Oh well. At least I’ve got these two to brighten my day 🙂

  

2014 Blog Stats

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.  I had nothing to do with it, and since it automatically creates a draft post, I’m going with it.  Maybe one of these days I’ll get around to doing some more projects and actually post something about them. Then again, with another bambino on the way, maybe I’m just fooling myself?

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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