Three Things Thursday – 9/15/2016

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Inspired by Nerd in the Brain

Bring the happy!

Bro Time

Today, finally, is a long-awaited day of hanging out with friends. After work, I’m heading to a local restaurant that cooks pizza using coal and the pizza is always well-done. They have flowing beer out of the tap that is seasonal and its never the same thing from one visit to the next. I really enjoy the time I spend with the few friends that I actually have managed to keep where I can talk or say anything I want or need to without fear of getting the “stink-eye” look or the cold shoulder. We’re each others lawyers with a strict confidentiality code.

Coffee

This black gold substance has been my closest companion the last few weeks due to it being audit season at work. Some Director decided it would be a good idea to consolidate the audits to a specific quarter of the year to save some money and take advantage of bulk audit discounts. Well, there was no thought of the people who have to run and coordinate these audits, as is typical with someone too far removed from the work. So, therefore, coffee has become my elixir of awakeness and alertness. It will continue to serve me well without complaint well into November as well.

Water Softeners

By my estimation, all the hard water has now been removed from my house pipes. Cleaning, showering, and general tasks that require water have become much less apprehensive and easier. We’re using less detergent and soap and are on our way to replacing them with homemade stuff. We’re now drinking water from the tap and the refrigerator now that it isn’t laden with magnesium and calcium, and the filter on the kitchen sink has provided water that is free from other stuff too. Our last bottle of water has been used and we’re no longer spending over $500/year on bottled water. I’m so happy we’re finally able to drink the water out of tap without it feeling like we’re guzzling what can only be described as transparent metallic tasting liquid.

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