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TVGuy

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  1. Trying to decide if I should buy a new car, or repair my old one...

    Here's the deal- My current vehicle, purchased back in 2013, is getting up there in miles.  I figured I would need to start thinking about replacing it in a couple years anyway.   Then, a few days ago, every warning light the car had came on: The check engine light, check breaks, hill start assist, airbag warning, temperature warnings, seat belt warnings, traction warnings, everything...  All at once all the warnings just came on and started blinking at me.

    I took it into a shop to have it looked at, and the component generating the errors is the "main control solenoid" in the transmission.  To even access this component involves having to remove and disassemble the transmission.  After calling around, about the cheapest I can have this done anywhere would be about $2,000.  Assuming it is just the solenoid that needs to be replaced, I'd be looking at $2,400 total for the repair.  The problem is, I'm told, it is seldom just this solenoid.  The solenoid is usually a symptom of a more significant issue with the clutch mechanism.  It is possible that, after getting in there to fix it, they discover the clutch is damaged, or additional damage to the transmission, that could make the costs far exceed $2,400.

    Now, my girlfriend and I have been saving for a down payment on a new house.  So, if I do buy a new vehicle right now I do have the money in savings to just buy it.  The problem is that my income has been extremely variable lately, so I really don't want to have to take money out of my savings.  However, I'm also afraid to choosing to go the repair route and that I will end up having to spend untold thousands on a vehicle I was only planning to drive for a couple more years anyway.

    I really don't know what to do here.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    2. SpaceWonderer

      Buying any car now is ridiculous, market is red hot. If in 2019 you could likely haggle a few grands down of new car MSRP in any dealership, now you'll be lucky to pay MSRP and likely will pay few grands extra. I was changing oil last month at my dealership and was told that if buyers want haggle now salesmen don't even listen to them because there's more customers coming than cars they have.

      Same for used vehicles. Prices will be high at least till the next year, maybe even longer.

      But if you have to drop $2400 in your old car just to wait until something else breaks, it *may* or *may not* be worth it.

    3. Beastman

      How many miles on the forester? I wouldnt be so quick to jump to the conclusion that it is not worth fixing (depending on the mileage of the vehicle)..

    4. TVGuy

      @Beastman Forester is at 233,000

  2. I live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.  As some of you may know, we are currently in the midst of an unprecedented heat wave.  Today, it topped out at 108 degrees, the hottest temperature ever recorded at this location. Tomorrow is supposed to be significantly hotter, possibly reaching 118 degrees.

    If there is anyone out there who has some extra money right now, it would mean a whole lot to me if you purchased a membership to HD Wetting.  I hate to beg, but my fiance and I are just shy of being able to afford an air conditioner for our home (right now we don't have one).  If just a few more people would join HD Wetting, it would make a world of difference to us.

    1. electronical

      I live in the PNW too, so I feel for you. If you have PayPal, PM me the info, and I'll send some donation resources your way.

    2. Cottonjenny

      I'm down with this...reupping tonight. All the best of luck with the cooling.

  3. Just realized I have a lot of reputation points.  Do I get a special prize or something when I hit 6,000?

  4. I've been feeling a bit depressed lately.  Most of it, I think, stems from just being so powerless to do anything about the situation with the Coronavirus right now.  Does anyone else feel this way? How are you getting through it?

    1. hubertheiser

      I have my ups and downs these days. But mostly I'm doing OK.

      What really concerns me is the growing number of people unwilling to follow the restrictions. I'm afraid that might backfire pretty badly.

    2. Drewster88

      I definitely have up and down days as well, but listening to positive input, limiting my news consumption, being grateful, staying connected to loved ones, and focusing on what I CAN still do/having a little fun every day like playing cards with my wife, certainly helps. 

  5. She said yes!

    My long time girlfriend and I are now officially engaged.

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    2. Redd

      That's awesome!!! Happy to hear that.  

    3. AliceWetting

      Congratulations to you both!

      Amazing! 😊

       

  6. Looking for a new book to start reading... Any recommendations?

    1. Glace

      Anything Brandon Sanderson

    2. TJC

      1984. Its a hell of a read.

  7. Quarantine day 3-

    Today is much the same as yesterday, except I broke down and ordered myself a new desk chair online.  Using the hard wood dining chair for working at my computer is not at all comfortable.

  8. Day 2 of living in full quarantine-

    It is funny how I would typically only take trips a few times a year, yet now that I can't go anywhere, I desperate want to.  Once we have moved beyond the Coronavirus threat, I am going to have to take a serious vacation some place far away.

    So far, so good with the working home from home thing.  Editing video via remote desktop is a special kind of torture, but at least it gets the job done.  I do miss working at a proper desk, versus the folding camp table I'm set up at home on, and having my comfortable office chair, not an old dining chair.  It kind of takes me back to when I was first getting started and couldn't afford things like a desk or a nice chair.

    Outside of work stuff, I am very thankful for streaming video services.  That, and I get to spend this time in quarantine with my girlfriend.  I can't imagine anyone I would rather be trapped in quarantine with.  We've been playing lots of board games, and have been taking time to cook more complex meals at home.

    1. slovenc79

      hang in there! it is a great chance to learn to appreciate simple things in life you have at home and how interesting they can be with a new perspective. i think this experience can be very beneficial for realizing not everything we have is for granted.
      also, it's a great chance to strenghten the bond with your girlfriend, you'll get to know each other better in an unique experience like this. i really wish i had a girlfriend and have her here with me. 

      i am now in quarantine alone for almost 2 weeks and i'm not bored at all. just make sure you keep yourself organized, keep some interactive contacts with outside world and keep your health strong. it's a great time for some physichal exercise. you could also think of and write down some ideas for future wetting videos 😉 

  9. Day one of living in quarantine-

    Doing my part to help prevent the spread COVID-19, I am following my state's shelter in place order.  Remotely accessing my office from home, I am still able to get my work for HD Wetting done.  However, this new routine isn't what I am used to at all.  Already I miss going out, but there are some things that are beyond our control.

  10. I hope everyone is having a great Friday!

  11. I'm editing a new video right now for HD Wetting...

    One of the things I am really proud of with our content, that I don't think any other studios have managed to do quite as well (though I admittedly am biased) is capture the genuine affection between our models on camera.  For us, it isn't just about peeing, wetting, and golden showers by themselves; It's about peeing, wetting, and golden showers in the context of a relationship.  It is about using this kink to build a deeper intimacy and connection with someone.  For me, our content is about so much more than just wetting, it is about how we relate to one another and how we bond with the people we care about.

    shower-2.jpg

    1. scinosensation

      @TVGuy you expressed exactly one of the things that does separate both your sites from other sites and does indeed make your sites so very much better than the others. 

  12. I'm thinking about starting streaming on Twitch...

    1. ews21

      What would you stream?

    2. kyrieelleison14

      That would be pretty cool, I could use more streamers on my feed!

    3. TVGuy

      I'd just be streaming whatever I'm playing at the time.  Mostly it would be Planet Coaster.

  13. Just arrived here at the Fuzzy Squirrel Productions offices, coffee in hand, ready to start my workday.  No updates for HD Wetting or HD Diapers today, so going to focus on equipment maintenance and building some new audio cables for our field audio kit.

  14. I'm watching Baywatch with my girlfriend and she asks me, "Where do lifeguards pee?"

    1. John_John

      It was always a dream of mine to see any of those girls pee in those red swimsuits

    2. Redd

      I had many fun times imagining all of the girls in that show peeing in their swimsuits in different places and different ways.  Always influenced by their personalities.

    3. scinosensation

      I  did a little life guarding and one of my colleagues peed in  her swimsuit in the lifeguard's chair.

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