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What did you do this week?

As part of a weekly series, these topics are a place for users to casually discuss the things they did — or didn't do — during their week. Did you accomplish any goals? Suffer a failure? Do nothing at all? Tell us about it!

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  1. WendigoTulpa
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    I found a house that had been lying vacant for several years now (possibly since 2014) in my city where housing costs are very expensive, and will likely only increase as development of new...

    I found a house that had been lying vacant for several years now (possibly since 2014) in my city where housing costs are very expensive, and will likely only increase as development of new highways and attractions continues over the next decade.

    I'm just a lone guy, so I got initially pre-approved for 300K but that got cut to 250K earlier this week. I was bummed. The house is in an excellent location, and I'm really hoping its a dump inside so I can maybe afford it.

    I did some online sleuthing and found the current owner. Apparently it may have familial value to her since it was a former business location for her father and brother, and it seems like its been in her family since the 40's. Her grandfather was a local hero for his medal of honor received during WWII.

    I wrote a polite letter asking if there's a change she might sell, and included a drawing of the house I spent all of last weekend on (I'm an illustrator, so its a decent drawing). I finally mailed it on Tuesday after I made sure I couldn't get pre-approved for any more. The estimated delivery date is today, so I'm a little anxious waiting for the phone call or email in the coming days.

    Its a 10-mile long-shot, but it would be life-changing if I could buy it. I've been trying to read my zen buddhism books to keep myself from being blinded by my extreme WANT right now, but its hard not to fantasize. I'm preparing myself for the worst however, since lets face it 250K is not much for that location. Barring any major foundational issues to the house, my only hope is that the owner is an eclectic rich lady and will be endeared by my drawing, haha.

    9 votes
  2. pseudolobster
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    I finally put a fitted sheet on a mattress correctly on the first try. I'm 38. I feel like I've been flipping a coin that's always come up tails for my entire life.

    I finally put a fitted sheet on a mattress correctly on the first try. I'm 38. I feel like I've been flipping a coin that's always come up tails for my entire life.

    7 votes
  3. [3]
    knocklessmonster
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    I just received a formal offer for an internship I half-assedly applied to. I'm totally committed to the position now, knowing more about it, but didn't expect to hear back from it. The resume and...

    I just received a formal offer for an internship I half-assedly applied to. I'm totally committed to the position now, knowing more about it, but didn't expect to hear back from it. The resume and cover letter were modified from an MSP position I applied to. I applied Sunday, got an email Monday asking about availability, and was given back-to-back interviews Thursday.

    Get to the interview, and the first interview is pushed back an hour so I can do the second interview first. I missed a call from the first interviewer trying to reach me at the new time because my phone wasn't receiving calls, because of wifi calling being on. I wasn't receiving texts, either. We connect at 4:45, and it goes as normally as things can at that point. I got asked some questions about who I am, what I can do, know, and want to know, and goals. This was awkward because I always wanted to be a traditional sysadmin, but cloud seems to be taking over, so I explain that I'm looking at making that pivot. Apparently he liked me, because of the feedback this morning.

    I get an email asking to give availability for a call for feedback. Apparently I impressed both interviewers somewhat, and I'm in, pending acceptance and a background check (not an issue, I'm clean). I accepted immediately because this is a dream internship I didn't even know existed a week ago, it ticks all my boxes. I sent my career counselor an email thanking her for her form-email with the listing, and she tells me it's eligible for an experiential learning credit, which is great, because it's one less class to take next semester (or, I can take some sort of a gimme). Basically, everything seems to have fallen in place, and I'm just sitting here in awe of it.

    This is also during a hell week of trying to wrap up a ten minute presentation, with three assignments for my Project Management lass due (he extended a couple deadlines to help us all out). I'm sitting here writing this comment to try to process what just happened. I'm stuck in my Advanced Business Communications class mindset of "text, not too much" for my presentation, but a classmate doing a Comms major, and another who is in Finance, are doing these pretty slides, which just raised the bar on the other half of the group to make our slides pretty.

    6 votes
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      Icarus
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      Nice job! Is your internship a requirement for your degree?

      Nice job! Is your internship a requirement for your degree?

      1 vote
      1. knocklessmonster
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        Not strictly. I could choose between a career planning course until my Junior year (missed that chance), internship (which requires a course) or experiential learning (a second elective). I was...

        Not strictly. I could choose between a career planning course until my Junior year (missed that chance), internship (which requires a course) or experiential learning (a second elective). I was initially going to do the last one, but it's just another class, whereas an internship is real world experience.

        3 votes
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    autumn
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    Entered into an agility trial in June! We're doing four events over two days, so hopefully we will get some qualifying scores. :)

    Entered into an agility trial in June! We're doing four events over two days, so hopefully we will get some qualifying scores. :)

    5 votes
    1. [4]
      joplin
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      Can you clarify - human agility, or dog agility, or something else? (I've never heard a human trial called an agility trial, so sorry if this is a dumb question.)

      Can you clarify - human agility, or dog agility, or something else? (I've never heard a human trial called an agility trial, so sorry if this is a dumb question.)

      2 votes
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        autumn
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        Dog agility! Loki is my dog, haha. I suppose I should have made that more clear.

        Dog agility! Loki is my dog, haha. I suppose I should have made that more clear.

        2 votes
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          joplin
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          Very cool! What kind of dog? I always thought it would be fun to do agility with our dog.

          Very cool! What kind of dog? I always thought it would be fun to do agility with our dog.

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          1. autumn
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            He’s an Aussie, so it came pretty naturally for him. He loves spending time with me, so it’s a good way to do that. My terrier mutt has zero interest in it. I also have a chihuahua mix puppy who...

            He’s an Aussie, so it came pretty naturally for him. He loves spending time with me, so it’s a good way to do that. My terrier mutt has zero interest in it. I also have a chihuahua mix puppy who loves doing the obstacles (with or without me), so she’s going to be interesting to train, haha.

            1 vote
  5. PhantomPower
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    With covid and being in lockdown, couldn't do much but I relaxed lots and worked. Trying to make the best of it.

    With covid and being in lockdown, couldn't do much but I relaxed lots and worked. Trying to make the best of it.

    3 votes
  6. hungariantoast
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    My cousin had eye surgery recently so I cooked dinner for her and her parents one night. We had eight people over in total, but everyone has been vaccinated and I don't even know if that makes it...

    My cousin had eye surgery recently so I cooked dinner for her and her parents one night. We had eight people over in total, but everyone has been vaccinated and I don't even know if that makes it safe but holy fuck fuck fuck this pandemic

    My grandmother found three old shotguns that used to be my grandfather's and gave me one of them, as well as a broken snub nose revolver to fix.

    I recently bought a new laptop and set it up. It's amazing. A complete upgrade over my old one. 16:10 4K displays are amazing.

    Got accepted into Texas A&M :^)

    I'm still waiting on my UT Austin decision, and have been accepted to Texas State. I honestly don't know if I would rather go to school at A&M, or Texas State. San Marcos seems soooo much nicer than College Station.

    3 votes
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    NoApollonia
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    Not really much of anything. Took most of the week to get my arm to stop hurting from the first vaccination shot.

    Not really much of anything. Took most of the week to get my arm to stop hurting from the first vaccination shot.

    2 votes
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      knocklessmonster
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      Try getting the next one in your dominant arm? Unless you did, then I'll go back to my corner. I got it in my non-dominant (left), and wound up throwing a kettlebell around a couple of days to...

      Try getting the next one in your dominant arm? Unless you did, then I'll go back to my corner.

      I got it in my non-dominant (left), and wound up throwing a kettlebell around a couple of days to help the pain.

      1 vote
      1. NoApollonia
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        I weirdly use my right arm to write, but my left arm to lift stuff and whatnot....so kind of both are dominant depending on how you define it. So I kind of picked at random and chose the left for...

        I weirdly use my right arm to write, but my left arm to lift stuff and whatnot....so kind of both are dominant depending on how you define it. So I kind of picked at random and chose the left for the shot.

        1 vote