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Old 07-01-2017, 07:59 PM
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:31 PM
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Yes! Today was my due date, but my little boy came early and was born last Thursday, May 11th!
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I have a new car!!!!!

I have finally gotten through all the hoops to take over the lease on my late father's Lexus and re-register it in my name. It's a sweeeeeeet car. Poor car - my father only drove it to church and the grocery store and such, and he was a stickler for speed limits, so I think it felt deprived. I got it out on the interstate, opened it up, and OMG was it happy. The ride is so smooth that I didn't even realize how fast I was going until I looked at the speedometer. (Fortunately, I noticed this before the cops did!)

I highly recommend Lexus to ANYONE looking for a new car - especially if the primary driver is an older driver or a new driver. My father's previous Lexus (same car, earlier model year, nothing changed but the model year and the VIN) literally saved his life - he totaled it, but walked away without a scratch. The safety features are top-notch. Just mind your speed.
New cars are always fun! Enjoy your sweet ride.

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We rescued a kitten this weekend to add to our zoo. So we have 2 bassets, a 17 year old cat, and little Andy. He's 7 weeks old, and was born wild and has known a human touch for only a week. BUT his favorite thing to do is to snuggle in my arms! I'm in love! Josie, the 17 year old cat absolutely hates him, but Memphis and Newman (the bassets) are very protective of him. It's so cute.

What a cutie pie!

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Ah, SEC recruitment:

two different PNMs, in AZ & AL, who are both rushing at Auburn. NO RECS. I was asked by another NPC alumna more than a month ago to write for them. Neither PNM has contacted me. My deadline of July 1 approaches. The quality of any rec I'd even think of writing is plummeting and soon to disappear into the abyss. The AZ PNM is cocky and thinks that because her sister had a "perfect rush" at AZ w/o recs (and got the top chapter), that she's now a legacy to said chapter & doesn't need recs. She's also uber wealthy, you know - and all that that entitlement brings. Sigh. The AL PNM isn't interested in my chapter, so *shrug* why even bother, she'll drop us after Open House, right? and she doesn't have recs for other chapters either. But, you know, she's special - she's a cheerleader, of course they will all want her.

Yes I have popcorn and sofa and air conditioning to watch this unfold. I truly enjoy saying "I told you so" in these kind of situations. Yes that makes me mean spirited and petty, in these situations. I own it. Insert NinjaPoodle's gif HERE!
Oh no. It always amazes me that with the amount of information at our fingertips, PNMs still choose to rush into recruitment willy nilly without thinking about the consequences. Will you keep us posted?

WIFLS: Anyone care to share some tried and true summer recipes with me that don't require grilling? I'm finding it hard to motivate myself to have dinner when it's so warm out.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:57 PM
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Old 07-03-2017, 04:31 PM
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:26 PM
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Yearly Reminder---IMPORTANT

Most fraternities and sororities still have Unclaimed Properties being held by government officials in states where fraternities have, or even did have, chapters. Today I viewed three unclaimed property postings in my state for greek chapters that have been closed over thirty years.

My state even lists a range of what the property is worth.

It is possible some of these properties/accounts were kept open for awhile after a chapter closed and then simply forgotten, or an officer died/moved without anyone recalling said officer held signatory to a now unclaimed and greek-titled account or lockbox.

It may be worth your while, as involved alums who read greekchat, to go to those state government websites and type-in your chapters greek names or your regular fraternal greek name (or even a combo of the two) and see what type of properties await your legal claim. As pretend examples: "Gamma Alpha Phi of Sigma Delta Tau" or Pi Beta Phi Tau chapter".

I know within the past two years my sorority finally had my state's listed, unclaimed old properties removed from the list and "claimed".

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Old 08-23-2017, 11:39 PM
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tx_AOII15, I only just saw your reply ... and the car is awesomesauce!!

I just started a new job last week, complete with a relocation to NEW ORLEANS! My husband and I drove the aforementioned awesomesauce car from CT to LA. I'm renting while trying to figure out where to buy. The recent flood has proven to be a good litmus test... my apartment building is temporarily running its leasing office out of a vacant 11th floor apartment!

Eclipse side note: There were temporary signs placed alongside the eclipse totality path in Tennessee a full two weeks ahead of time: "NO PARKING DURING ECLIPSE" LOL
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:45 PM
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What an exciting move! I loved New Orleans when I went there in high school and would absolutely love to go back now that I'm of legal fun-partaking age. My brother and dad went to a tiny school in middle-of-nowhere-Tennessee to see totality and had an amazing time. We got 88% coverage here in VA and it was still noticeably darker.

What I feel like saying: I have a rec girl going through at Clemson who's precious and deserves a sorority home, but has been cut hard and only had two chapters left going into the second round. She seems much more calm about the possibility of being cut entirely than I am. Since my chapter isn't one of them I feel helpless.

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Old 08-24-2017, 09:12 PM
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I just want a break from all of this and I'm sick of having to think about it.
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:34 PM
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:19 AM
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tx_AOII15, I only just saw your reply ... and the car is awesomesauce!!

I just started a new job last week, complete with a relocation to NEW ORLEANS! My husband and I drove the aforementioned awesomesauce car from CT to LA. I'm renting while trying to figure out where to buy. The recent flood has proven to be a good litmus test... my apartment building is temporarily running its leasing office out of a vacant 11th floor apartment!

Eclipse side note: There were temporary signs placed alongside the eclipse totality path in Tennessee a full two weeks ahead of time: "NO PARKING DURING ECLIPSE" LOL
No worries, congrats on the new job and the move to New Orleans. I was there last year in March for a few days for a wedding, it's such a beautiful city! I plan on going back one day when I'm not on such a schedule crunch to explore some some more and to enjoy that cuisine.
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Old 08-25-2017, 01:04 PM
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tx_AOII15, I only just saw your reply ... and the car is awesomesauce!!

I just started a new job last week, complete with a relocation to NEW ORLEANS! My husband and I drove the aforementioned awesomesauce car from CT to LA. I'm renting while trying to figure out where to buy. The recent flood has proven to be a good litmus test... my apartment building is temporarily running its leasing office out of a vacant 11th floor apartment!

Eclipse side note: There were temporary signs placed alongside the eclipse totality path in Tennessee a full two weeks ahead of time: "NO PARKING DURING ECLIPSE" LOL
Congrats on the new job and on the move. Love that city so much!

WIFLSRN? Just 1 more week and I'm finally back in the US for a little while. Can't wait to see our friends again and of course, to enjoy some R&R.
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:01 PM
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AUGH!

So you know that awesomesauce car I just mentioned? My company took the day off today to go volunteer at an animal shelter. There was only on-street parking available, so I drove over, parked, worked with the kitty cats for a while (they were so cute!), and then I heard someone yell, "Is there a <aephi alum> here? You drive a Lexus with Connecticut plates? It was just rear ended."



The other driver, who works near the animal shelter, stayed to give me his insurance information and reattach the car's rear bumper with some packing tape. He was driving a pickup truck with a trailer, and took a turn too fast without being mindful of the trailer. My car is temporarily driveable, but now I have to take it to a body shop (and I have no idea which body shops around here are good and which will try to defraud me) and then deal with his insurance company - and potentially fight with them - I never met an insurance company, be it health, homeowners, or auto, that wouldn't do anything to avoid paying out on a claim.

AND, I lost one of my favorite earrings.

But my coworkers were the best. One of them, while walking one of the shelter dogs, discovered the accident and put two and two together and figured I was the only person around who could have been the victim. And several of them took some time to help me find my earring (we were unfortunately unsuccessful). Hooray for small companies and good people.
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Old 08-26-2017, 11:22 AM
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AUGH!

So you know that awesomesauce car I just mentioned? My company took the day off today to go volunteer at an animal shelter. There was only on-street parking available, so I drove over, parked, worked with the kitty cats for a while (they were so cute!), and then I heard someone yell, "Is there a <aephi alum> here? You drive a Lexus with Connecticut plates? It was just rear ended."



The other driver, who works near the animal shelter, stayed to give me his insurance information and reattach the car's rear bumper with some packing tape. He was driving a pickup truck with a trailer, and took a turn too fast without being mindful of the trailer. My car is temporarily driveable, but now I have to take it to a body shop (and I have no idea which body shops around here are good and which will try to defraud me) and then deal with his insurance company - and potentially fight with them - I never met an insurance company, be it health, homeowners, or auto, that wouldn't do anything to avoid paying out on a claim.

AND, I lost one of my favorite earrings.

But my coworkers were the best. One of them, while walking one of the shelter dogs, discovered the accident and put two and two together and figured I was the only person around who could have been the victim. And several of them took some time to help me find my earring (we were unfortunately unsuccessful). Hooray for small companies and good people.
Sorry about the car!

Did you call the police and file a report? ALWAYS file a report. Then there are no disputes. The reason insurance companies deny claims is because once the other person is on the phone with them and not standing in front of you, they start denying responsibility. It becomes your word against theirs.

P.S. I had someone hit me a few years ago (and fortunately there was a police officer right across the street) and they had Nationwide insurance. I called them up, there were no issues, and they sent me to the best repair shop in town. They're not all bad!
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Update on the aephialummobile:

@ASTAlumna06: The other driver was on the phone with me and the insurance agent, and he admitted complete guilt. I have photos of his driver's license and insurance card.

Took my car to the body shop at oh-dark-thirty this morning for an estimate and photos. The bumper has been re-taped. (They had to cut away the packing tape to assess the damage properly.) They actually thought I'd be upset because the tape was yellow! I don't care if the tape is bright pink with orange and purple polka dots so long as it holds the damn bumper onto the car!

So now I wait. I have a driveable car, and I am within walking distance of my office, a grocery store, a pharmacy, and several restaurants and bars. I will survive.
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