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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 03:17 pm
Let's just say things have been a bit chaotic over here at Chez Meg, and leave it at that. Instead, I give you the five things I have learned this week that I didn't previously know:

1) 26 hours worth of study commitments counts as sufficient to serve as a 25 hour work-for-the-dole commitment (well, I knew that one previously, but I hadn't been certain whether it was the case under the current system. After all, there's a whole bunch of new ministers in place, and you can never tell whether they're going to try and prove how tough they are by kicking the unemployed harder or not).

2) It costs almost as much to have two pairs of jeans altered so they're not dragging in the dirt when I wear them as it did to buy them in the first place ($47.80 vs $50).

3) I have lost my ability to view medical and surgical procedures on human beings without getting squicked.

4) A Brekky Hero Roll costs 5c more at the Hungry Jacks in Gosnells than it does at the Hungry Jacks in Ascot.

5) The Armadale-Kelmscott Memorial Hospital has free parking for 4 hours at a stretch, which is very useful if you have to take someone into Emergency there for a non-urgent procedure.
Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 02:52 am (UTC)
It's nice that expanding your brain counts as work-related. It is, of course, but it's related to future employment, not current stuff. Have to take the long view.

You can get that iron-in seam stuff. Just trim the bottom, fold the hem, and seal. It lasts pretty good, if I remember right. (I often just hand-sew my hems. It's the only sewing I'm any good at.)

I discovered I couldn't watch my kid get a piercing anywhere it made her bleed (and ear cartilage bleeds a lot). I could hold her hand, I could make sure she wasn't feeling faint, but I couldn't watch if there was blood. Weird.

I have nothing on the price difference thing. Except, maybe, municipal taxes? Or maybe rent. I dunno.

I can't think of any hospital around here that has free parking in a lot for any length of time, so 4 hours sounds great. The last thing you need to worry about when taking a loved one to emergency is grabbing change for a freaking meter.

Anyway, I hope your studying goes well, and that you will continue to only have non-emergency emergency room visits.

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018 06:10 am (UTC)
3 -- condolences. I have never been able to manage that. Non-humans, I've always been fine. Humans... Not so much.

Yay for 1?