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Dusted off an old mic

October 27th, 2014 at 05:50 am

My headset is finally breaking apart. The padding has disintegrated, and what's left hurts my ears when I wear it. More recently, I also accidentally dripped ranch dressing into one of the ears. I cleaned it the best I could but it still soaked into one of the earphones.

So I figure it's high time I replaced it. I shopped around for what I think is the best solution for me, but ultimately decided to just break out my existing earbuds and dusted an old mic I had sitting around.

The reason I didn't use all that before is because the headset was more convenient, combining both earphone and mic at the same time. The new setup splits it into two separate items again, BUT at least there is no new cost involved.

On another note, the weather is finally getting cold enough that I may need to cut the heater on at nights. It's not so much that I am freezing but I do sleep poorly if I get too hot or too cold. Last night was cold enough that I don't think I slept well....

Luckily, I don't think I have to do much more than pull out my old room heater, and it doesn't use much electricity for the temperature I need.

I am trying really hard to stay frugal. Some days, I do better than others. Other than that, my life is still the same as always.

A raise. Yay.

October 13th, 2014 at 06:27 am

Just found out I got a raise today. Yay. It isn't much, though far be it for me to look a gift horse in the mouth. So, I am certainly happy with that. Yay.

Remember that friend of mine who loaned me money? (Correction: I loaned HIM money, not the other way around. Sorry for the confusion!) He finally sent me check, but then asked if I could delay cashing it. Turns out he's really tight on money. I said OK.

He then went on to tell me about how he got a new top-of-the-line smartphone and is building a fence for the yard. All I can think of is, "Wow really? In the same conversation?" Perhaps that's why money is tight. Haha.

All good though. Most of it is already paid off and I can afford to wait another week or so.

Beyond that, not much new. I'm just trying my best to keep my boat of life afloat and on course.