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Offline cwjalex

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heater is broken
« on: November 15, 2014, 07:54:49 PM »
woke up today without any heat so im typing this and practicing piano with gloves on.  i have a huge banana grin on my face while im playing piano because it looks so funny watching my hands play the piano with these white gloves on.  im tempted to record a video like this.

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #1 on: November 15, 2014, 08:32:40 PM »
Love of the piano will keep you warm. 

That and a portable space heater.
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #2 on: November 15, 2014, 09:09:40 PM »


heres me practicing with gloves on in this freezing temperature

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«Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 09:19:48 PM »
Yes... Except it's a video of a mime apparently. 
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #4 on: November 15, 2014, 09:21:10 PM »
I think I tried once or twice... How the heck can you play with gloves on?  I remember trying finger-tip-less gloves before.  It's the material inbetween the fingers that messed me up.
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #5 on: November 15, 2014, 09:23:31 PM »
I think I tried once or twice... How the heck can you play with gloves on?  I remember trying finger-tip-less gloves before.  It's the material inbetween the fingers that messed me up.

heh, it's not easy..and it hurts my wrists after i play a while.  don't listen to any of the other videos i have posted...they are bad and were recorded after i had played piano only a few months.

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #6 on: November 15, 2014, 09:25:00 PM »
*Bob headbangs to the Mario theme.*  Too late actually.
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #7 on: November 15, 2014, 09:27:45 PM »
oh yeah forgot i recorded that one.  that's my favorite mario version.

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #8 on: November 16, 2014, 05:03:13 PM »
heater still broken.  it's a nice 42 degrees fahrenheit (about 5 celsius)  in my apartment.  ughh

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #9 on: November 16, 2014, 08:22:28 PM »
Aren't your pipes going to freeze?
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #10 on: November 16, 2014, 08:28:29 PM »
Aren't your pipes going to freeze?

eventually but the guy is coming tomorrow to fix the heat so hopefully it will be fine until then.

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 12:30:56 AM »
Yeah, you also ask for a break on the rent for putting up with no heat when it's turning to winter.  The landlord (or slumlord) should provide you with space heaters. 

Nobody's going to find 42 degrees acceptable.  I'd take pics of the thermostat and document everything.  That's freaking nuts.

Or if they can't provide heat, the landlord should set you up with a hotel room.  See what your lease says.
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #12 on: November 17, 2014, 08:38:17 PM »


heres me practicing with gloves on in this freezing temperature

In this day and age indeed we need to pick our words carefully. After watching your "cool" performance (nice job btw) now my youtube is proposing anything from plumbing championships videos to exploding propane tanks etc (I guess this is from the word broken)... :o

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #13 on: November 18, 2014, 01:02:05 PM »
It still sound like the landlord might be taking advantage of you here.  If you don't complain to them or some kind of apartment association, you end up rewarding them for this behavior.  And they're probably doing the same thing to other tenants.

Possible fix -- Move somewhere else after the lease is up.  That would get their attention.
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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #14 on: November 18, 2014, 01:19:41 PM »
It still sound like the landlord might be taking advantage of you here.  If you don't complain to them or some kind of apartment association, you end up rewarding them for this behavior.  And they're probably doing the same thing to other tenants.

Possible fix -- Move somewhere else after the lease is up.  That would get their attention.

yeah i know, it's complicated because the landlord is a friend of mine.  i'm not staying here for that long so it's not a big deal to me.

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #15 on: November 19, 2014, 01:00:30 AM »
yeah i know, it's complicated because the landlord is a friend of mine.  i'm not staying here for that long so it's not a big deal to me.
Friends take care of each other.
And also there is no harm in telling a friend the truth.

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Re: heater is broken
«Reply #16 on: November 19, 2014, 03:29:27 AM »
Just prorate the down a bit yourself then.  After all, it's your friend.  Haha.

Or buy a space heater and take that out of the rent for the month.  Leave your friend the space heater.  If there's no contract, there's nothing either side can do in cases like that.
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