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Old 01-26-2014, 01:29 PM
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I don't see why creating tools such as this couldn't be classified as a hobby.

Btw, were you an actuarial science major?
I was
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for devastator real hobbies don't include anything creative

They actually do. For example, I started a home improvement thread last year. Before last year, I had never done anything. I studied and taught myself a lot, while improving my house and having unique ideas on how to design it. Oh, and it was practical and had value
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They actually do. For example, I started a home improvement thread last year. Before last year, I had never done anything. I studied and taught myself a lot, while improving my house and having unique ideas on how to design it. Oh, and it was practical and had value
Cool, other than the NEST, what have you done?
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Cool, other than the NEST, what have you done?
I think I made a journal in my thread. I installed new lighting, upgraded shower and faucets, installed a new vanity and granite top for bathroom, mirror, and then tiny things like towel holders, toilet paper.

I also put in 3 new water saving toilets. Our old ones always ran.
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I also did some basic flooring, but wasn't comfortable doing all that, so I did hire someone to finish my kitchen. I did do the tiny 1/2 bath and laundry room tho.
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They actually do. For example, I started a home improvement thread last year. Before last year, I had never done anything. I studied and taught myself a lot, while improving my house and having unique ideas on how to design it. Oh, and it was practical and had value
I appreciate your ability to do home improvements on your own time (I have worked on foreclosed properties myself and have learned quite a few skills). However, I still think it's unfair to say this map isn't practical and has no value. I'm sure a few people will find it useful as they search for their first job or new jobs. I figured since I was already searching for opportunities myself, I might as well make a map of places I was interested in. In doing so I found that it wouldn't be too much more work to just put all of the addresses on there!

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I appreciate your ability to do home improvements on your own time (I have worked on foreclosed properties myself and have learned quite a few skills). However, I still think it's unfair to say this map isn't practical and has no value. I'm sure a few people will find it useful as they search for their first job or new jobs. I figured since I was already searching for opportunities myself, I might as well make a map of places I was interested in. In doing so I found that it wouldn't be too much more work to just put all of the addresses on there!

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I appreciate your ability to do home improvements on your own time (I have worked on foreclosed properties myself and have learned quite a few skills). However, I still think it's unfair to say this map isn't practical and has no value. I'm sure a few people will find it useful as they search for their first job or new jobs. I figured since I was already searching for opportunities myself, I might as well make a map of places I was interested in. In doing so I found that it wouldn't be too much more work to just put all of the addresses on there!

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I appreciate your ability to do home improvements on your own time (I have worked on foreclosed properties myself and have learned quite a few skills). However, I still think it's unfair to say this map isn't practical and has no value. I'm sure a few people will find it useful as they search for their first job or new jobs. I figured since I was already searching for opportunities myself, I might as well make a map of places I was interested in. In doing so I found that it wouldn't be too much more work to just put all of the addresses on there!

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Ha, when I say practical and value, I mean to me me me!

That said, it didn't sound like it was a lot of extra work to what you started. Just remember to enjoy college!
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Ha, when I say practical and value, I mean to me me me!

That said, it didn't sound like it was a lot of extra work to what you started. Just remember to enjoy college!
This sounds like a way of enjoying college to me.

I happen to find this interesting even though I have no intention on moving myself. Start with something and then see how it can be improved.
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