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About snellman

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  • Birthday 06/24/1972

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  1. 10:30 - 11:00 during the week. Gives the wife a chance to fall asleep before I go to bed because I am sleeping and snoring as soon as my head hits the pillow. Have to get up for work at 5:45. Weekends it is usually between 10:30 and 11:30 because I am still up by 6 every morning even with no alarm. It sucks getting old.
  2. Some Shows it is worse than others, but overall it is not that bad. I am no TV "expert" though so I can't say for sure. I will admit when watching some TV shows, especially sitcoms it looks like they are on a fake set. Football looks great on it
  3. I just bought the 60" version of this TV and like it a lot: I wanted the 65, but it it didn't fit with my current setup and the wife wouldn't let me get a new setup or wall mount it.
  4. 2nd marriage for both of us so it does make a difference because her first husband spent frivolously and did not pay bills. We have separate accounts and each pay different bills, but both accounts are joint accounts. We made about the same amount until the last 4 months when my company was bought and I basically got a 30K per year raise so pretty much all of the fun money for both of us comes out of my account now. It has worked well for us in the 10 years we have been married so we never changed it, but our parents think we are nuts for having separate accounts.
  5. I don't want a manufacturing job either, but if I lost my job and that was what I had to do to support my family I would be there until I found one in my field. That is one of the biggest differences between our Gen and the Millenials. Not to sound like a grumpy old man, but a lot of them have an entitlement attitude.
  6. One of the biggest problems with the Millenials is that they don't want to do physical labor. They think they can go to a 4 year school, rack up thousands of debt and get a job that is going to pay high 5 to 6 figures right out of college and not have to work. They need to start looking at the blue collar jobs available for less education and expense and pretty good pay. I am a service manager at an auto dealership and I have technicians making $100K plus per year in small town USA, but it is a very physical job and you have to work for the $. Electrial, plumbing and other blue collar jobs have a shortage right now in available workers and are paying good money to qualified individuals.
  7. Monster bars or Scotcharoo bars, depending on what the wife has made recently. (I am a sucker with a sweet tooth)
  8. I have a question that I think I know the answer to, but I am not sure: I Currently have 2 xbox ones in my house (1 in the basement and one in the family room). My basement one is marked as my home xbox because that is where my children play most, when they play on the one in the family room they sign in as me because I have the Gold and have purchased the downloaded games. I bought another one yesterday to put in there room because I want my TV in the family room back, so there will be 3 in the house now. Will I be able to play with my account if they are both playing on one or can we only have 2 running at the same time (one that is home and one with my account). Hope this makes sense, not sure how else to explain it.
  9. I love the power naps, but since I don't go to my mom's for lunch anymore during the week I don't get to take very many during the week. Still like them on the weekend though, 30 minutes tops, but usually 15-20 minutes in the recliner and it make a huge difference for the rest of the day.
  10. The biggest problem is you can't pull the timing cover off without taking the engine and transmission out of the vehicle, hence the high $ to diagnose it. It wasn't one of GMs better ideas, that is for sure.
  11. One thing to look into if you are going to make the bet is if the dealer is willing to put in a used engine if it needs one. Used engines are hard to find for the Enclaves, but they are getting a little easier to get a hold of. If you were going to keep the vehicle I wouldn't go that route because the used 3.6 engines are priced like they are rare and you can get a reman for not a whole lot more, but if you are looking to turn and burn in a worst case scenario it would help you make a little bit of money.
  12. I would make sure it is a blown engine before you jump too far. Have not seen very many engine problems with them other that timing chain issues and they can leave metal also. If it does need an engine you are looking at approx 6K installed. How is the rest of the vehicle as far as shape wise? Is the vehicle paid for? Have you kept up maintenance on the vehicle? It might suck sticking as much into the vehicle as it is worth, but you can probably get another 150K out of it if you put an engine in it. Biggest question would be what kind of shape the vehicle is in general and if you want to drive it another 3-4 years after putting the engine in it to get your moneys worth.
  13. I remember mom and dad renting one for the weekend to watch movies.
  14. I Currently have one of these: It has been a great blower as long as we don't get a bunch of snow. The two stage are better for moving a lot of snow, but they can be very bulky and take up a lot more space. However, I recently ran across one of these from Toro: I really like my personal pace mower and I could see one of these in my possession in the near future if I can convince the wife I need one.
  15. Wife and children have the on ear Skullcandy and like them a lot. Good Sound quality and comfortable on the ear. $49.99 is a very good price for them. I ordered a set yesterday for my daughter's boyfriend because he was looking for some new ones and were on his Christmas list. 1 child down, 6 more to go.