atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,
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atomic_fungus

#6012: You're kidding, right?

Trying to pay the electric bill via phone today. Amount due: $120.39. I entered $121.00 to make it easy on myself.

System: "This payment is below your balance due."

NO, IT IS NOT! YOU PIECE OF JUNK!

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Had a second person come out to look over the estate furniture, in hopes of being rid of it. He told me flat out that the dining room set is not worth the time it would take him to haul it away; not very long ago, he said, he sold a similar set--with table, six chairs, and china cabinet, in better shape--for $100 all-in.

He then gave me some contact information, an appraiser and a resale shop. I'll contact them tomorrow (as it's after business hours now) and see what I need to do. I want this stuff out of here but it's not worth selling; still, I do not want simply to throw it away.

Old pianos, similarly, are apparently not very valuable. Guy told me there have been times when they just dumped pianos into garbage trucks--and that jibes neatly with what I've been hearing from other sources.

What we have here is a house full of white elephants. And I'm the one who has to figure out how to get rid of them without pissing anyone off. So what I'm going to do is to get it appraised, then sell it for what the market will bear. If that's $100, too bad.

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New study suggests aluminum is cause of autism. Autistic brains contain more aluminum metal. This is interesting to me; aluminum is not immediately toxic like many other metals, which is one reason why we use it in so many things (also because it's cheap and very easily worked).

I seem to recall hearing, some time ago, that aluminum exposure was also a risk factor for Alzheimer's. I wonder if that ever went anywhere?

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Anyway, "miles to go" and so forth. *sigh*
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