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12-14-2019 01:56 PM
dobebug
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
Pbbtt on Century Link.

I didn't have a really good experience with them. They tried to sell me their service and misrepresented their speed as being a lot faster than it actually was, by changing the speed units--megabits (abbreviated Mb) vs megabytes (abbreviated MB) on the contract. Mega bytes are 8X faster, but they kept insisting they were the same thing in spite of knowing that speed was our MAIN concern with our internet service, and our direct questions about which units they were using. Of course, they got right out there and installed everything and set up a 2 year contract before I realized what they were doing. It took me a lot of time and calls right up the line before I could get them to cancel and not charge me ANYTHING for their fraudulent practices.

In fact I had to practically threaten them with fraud (I had lots of proof that is what they were doing---the salesperson, customer service, and their technical people had all repeated me the same line--and I had documented it carefully.)

Anyway, if you're not playing online MMO computer games, speed for most people is probably not that big a deal at today's speeds and I'm thinking Century Link may be cheaper? And if that's what you can get, that's what you can get. It just left a bad taste in my mouth. In fact (not to sound wealthy or anything), I sold my stock in their company and bought Comcast after my experience. I'm SURE it made a BIG difference to them *sarc*

It may have just been our local people anyway. It's a cut throat business around here.
ROTFLMAO--I've had that kind of experience with various services--many years ago with a TV company--service was always going out and sometimes it'd take days for them to get it back--I kept track and told them I wouldn't pay for no service--we argued a lot about it and I canceled the service with a chunk of unpaid (no service)--we argued more about that and I told them I was taking them to small claims court and putting a nasty review on BBB site they sent me a letter saying they had decided to credit me for the unpaid balance because of no service periods.

Yeah--the reason I chose Century Link is that if I added it to my phone service it was substantially less expensive and had a bunch of promotional "no charges" (like installation, their modem with no monthly modem charge) The other reason is that ComCast around here (this according to my internet etc guru) has an assortment of problems which are (as far as he's concerned) unacceptable.

And of course I know nothing--new appointment is set for Tuesday--when I replaced the order the lady who took it said that cancelling the first screwed up one and starting all over was definitely the way to do it--once screwed up evidently there are a zillion ways to continue to screw it up. Just what I'd need I don't even know how to get a new e-mail service. I've tried to to get a Google account in the past but was totally unable to do so. But from what my contingent of internet geniuses (or is that genii) tell me it was because Google won't open an account if it's dial up service.

And now--I'll go home and work on the repair to the stripped out screws on the upper hinge of the bathroom door. (What can I say--it's an older place and the doors, hinges and screws are original.) I guess it's not as bad as the really old place I rented -in Los Angeles that had plumbing so old that some of the sink drains were screw together pipes--which it turned out weren't replaceable, period. I learned a lot about old plumbing from that place.

ABTLH
12-14-2019 01:31 PM
LadyDi What the heck does all this mean!
Speak English!
12-14-2019 12:00 PM
melbrod My dogs would sometimes be reluctant to take treats when they were stressed, so maybe that accounts for the doughnut hole, SD.

And to address the normal/not quite right conversation, I am perfectly normal. I'm just outside +/- two standard deviations. [Afterthought added] Which is not the same as being deviant, folks.
12-14-2019 10:19 AM
MeadowCat
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Originally Posted by modm View Post
I had not heard this group either - listened to a couple of them...The few I listened to - I think I liked this one. Dramatic - maybe its the piano (at least sounds like it ). For some reason the piano sound and other parts made me think of Halloween Theme song....not quite though.

Ego Likeness When The Wolves Return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pluU...pvqfe_&index=6
That's a good one! From their latest album, I think.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Lannie View Post
I was going to try to catch up but I'm busy making yogurt this morning and I'm fast running out of time. I did see the Jerseys in Jumpers, though. No I wouldn't try to put those on my girls, because my girls are not fastidious. If you catch my drift.

I'll try to catch up more later. Yogurt now. Ciao! (Hey, that rhymes!)
I cannot IMAGINE making a coat for a cow! Some of the Great Danes are big enough, LOL!

Quote:
Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
Disregard my weather report...now , not a cloud in the sky , 70 and climbing.
I have two dogs that are glued to me now and not letting me get out the door alone
Enjoy your day everyone...i hope modm has time to make us something to eat today , i cannot live on yogurt alone
Can I have some of that weather?? Sounds perfect. We're cooler again today, high of 18 predicted. Yikes.


Guys, I TOTALLY FORGOT you made me Commander Cat...I really have to step up my game!

Oh, and I'm making pork tenderloins today. YUM.
12-14-2019 10:10 AM
alan j. Disregard my weather report...now , not a cloud in the sky , 70 and climbing.
I have two dogs that are glued to me now and not letting me get out the door alone
Enjoy your day everyone...i hope modm has time to make us something to eat today , i cannot live on yogurt alone
12-14-2019 09:40 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Umm, but, I don't know how to do that?




SP, You forgot, you were going to video & post your dance moves, doing the Skunk Funk for LaDi's video montage?

https://youtu.be/45Hm1r-fOT0

While you're working at the office "all alone" today, you can practice during your break times!

Just remember, in the new cramped building, they're sure to be hidden security cams that might record your antics....

12-14-2019 09:33 AM
modm
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Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
(Sorry about long read, I'm in my "Lannie Mode" this Sat morning!)

We departed via elevator and Eva was certainly thankful to be heading home. She slept well after that fatiguing and traumatic experience!

(At End of 1+hr. of long ceremony- Eva ready to GO!)

2nd Picture- Money Shot- Eva Stressed, Looking at Other Pack



Eva Back Home Recovering from Her "Trauma" - Withdrawing to her Puppy Fetal Position!



Amazing work Spock, Eva and you do!!! Eva definitely looks ready to go!
12-14-2019 09:22 AM
modm
Quote:
Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
Good morning.

I would like to try that yogurt !

It been rainy for a few days. It rained off and on all night and going to be a wet day. I will have to bring a extra set of clothes.

Modm , whatever Ken says...Just say Margherita and it will get Ldi off your back

Ahh ok how about:

Jimmy Buffet: Margaritaville
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdAXczGsIYs

Nibblin' on sponge cake
Watchin' the sun bake
All of those tourists covered with oil
Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing
Smell those shrimp
They're beginnin' to boil

Wasted away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
But I know it's nobody's fault

Don't know the reason
Stayed here all season
With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo
But it's a real beauty
A Mexican cutie, how it got here
I haven't a clue

Wasted away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
Now I think, - hell it could be my fault

I blew out my flip flop
Stepped on a pop top
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home
But there's booze in the blender
And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

Wasted away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame
But I know, it's my own damn fault
Yes, and some people claim that there's a woman to blame
And I know it's my own damn fault
12-14-2019 09:15 AM
spocksdad
Spocksdad Takes Eva to School District Awards Ceremony

(Sorry about long read, I'm in my "Lannie Mode" this Sat morning!)


Eva, myself and DW attended School District Superintendent Awards on Thurs. This was for our volunteer work in Pet Partners Read With Me program over last 1-1/2 years at our local E.S.!

We all arrived 15 min early with Eva at Community Learning Center. Found out awards ceremony being held on 2nd floor and choice was open back stairs or elevator. Eva had been up on neither! She's good on stairs at home and other public places, but open back stairs - Nada! We got up first flight to landing and Eva hunkered down (literally). Went back down and took elevator up to 2nd floor.

Entered large conference room and found about 100 people milling around talking loudly. Seating for 250 was set up. We met up with Reading Director and principal of our school, also there to support us. Another Pet Partners handler, was also attending for an award, but couldn't bring her dog. We sat up front, but as more people filled the room, Eva became more nervous because of the loud noise of (200)+ adults talking at once! My wife stayed at our seats while I walked Eva out to the restroom/ lounge area across lobby which was very quiet. She met some young kids there and was friendly to them, despite coming from an anxious environment. I also took her back to first floor and out back of building for another potty break. Came back inside and hung out in quiet lounge area until ceremony started.

When MC started talking and conference room quieted down, I walked Eva back in and took our seats. She was calmer this time in room, but did get nervous when applause broke out after each award was handed out. I kept feeding her kibble treats to keep her settled. Also, in the conference room was (3) other Therapy Dogs from Paws For Service, also getting award that night. When our name was called, Eva went up to school superintendent to receive award and take photos. Eva did well, but was still not completely relaxed.

After taking our seats, the (3) other Therapy Dogs and handlers were called to platform for awards. A large white Great Pyrenees dog, female, while up at speaker's platform, started giving Eva a serious stare down, which she returned, but remained lying prone on carpet. I quickly gave her some more treats to divert her attention. The large white dog almost pulled her handler out of the camera view when the photos were taken! (see pics below)

After the ceremony finished, and the room cleared out some. Several children and adults came over to meet Eva. She was very sweet and loving to all that petted her during this event, even though stressed from the new experience. Even though she's accustomed to classes of children at the school each week during reading visits, a room large room full of 200 adults talking was a frightful thing!

Funny side note- On way out, we stopped by large tables at back of conference room filled with cookies, doughnut holes, drinks and other refreshments. I picked up a glazed hole to give Eva, as a treat for job well done. Normally, she would woof it down, but on this occasion, she put it in mouth, then slowly let it roll out back out onto carpet! Maybe a sign of her review of ceremony?

We departed via elevator and Eva was certainly thankful to be heading home. She slept well after that fatiguing and traumatic experience!


First Blooper Picture Posted on FB w/Writeup
(At End of 1+hr. of long ceremony- Eva ready to GO!)




2nd Picture- Money Shot- Eva Stressed, Looking at Other Pack





2nd Therapy Group - Great Pyr. Straining Toward Eva, Off Cam to Right, Pulling Handler!




Reason I took Eva vs. Spock was that I was informed ahead of ceremony (unlike before school career day) that other dogs would be attending also.
I knew Eva was very strange dog tolerant and ignores them. Spock notices all strange dogs and wants to go smell and play with them, usually. Didn't want any incidents happening to mar ceremony or embarrass school or Pet Partners. (e.g. 10PM News headlines- "Therapy Dogs Cause Ruckus at Awards Ceremony")



Eva Back Home Recovering from Her "Trauma" - Withdrawing to her Puppy Fetal Position!





When I looked back on my decision to take Eva, I get sad, as it was really Spock's award to receive. He was the first Dobe to start reading at the school back in 2018. However, I had to consider the greater good and putting forth a good public perception of the therapy dog program. When Spock's eligible for this award again (in 2 yrs.) he might not be around...
12-14-2019 09:11 AM
modm Thanks for the info Doc!


I am done with demo.

Just after - no cleanup. You can see where the insulation is not all the way down.



Closeup 1



Closeup 2 - red circle is where they installed the towel rack over tub on other side of wall.


After removal of foam and shopvac cleanup - red circle at drain is one worry hopefully will be ok....
The main worry is the plumbing is on the inside of the studs....the pan is supposed to screw to the studs.
But the plumbing is in the way I may need professional help! No not that kind!



I will have to cut the drywall again as the new walls will be taller than original. I cant cut straight!
12-14-2019 08:51 AM
alan j. Good morning.

I would like to try that yogurt !

It been rainy for a few days. It rained off and on all night and going to be a wet day. I will have to bring a extra set of clothes.

Modm , whatever Ken says...Just say Margherita and it will get Ldi off your back
12-14-2019 08:30 AM
ECIN The existing pan has some sort of foam under it as well. Not sure why - was a 1 piece shower. Assume for level, sturdiness/flexing....


[B]Yes Modm - Its to support the fiberglass floor of the shower ! If you leave that out then you can crack the floor - most times it will crack where the fiberglass starts to curve up - like where it starts up near the control wall - [B]
12-14-2019 08:00 AM
Lannie I was going to try to catch up but I'm busy making yogurt this morning and I'm fast running out of time. I did see the Jerseys in Jumpers, though. No I wouldn't try to put those on my girls, because my girls are not fastidious. If you catch my drift.

I'll try to catch up more later. Yogurt now. Ciao! (Hey, that rhymes!)
12-14-2019 07:45 AM
spocksdad
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
I am gushing gratitude!

I am officially Deputy Denny?

I just don't have the words.

l am all choked up.










12-14-2019 07:11 AM
LadyDi AJ, raining at yer place yet?
We got some early AM.......its going to be cool this weekend.
A-hhhhhhhhhhhh
12-14-2019 06:59 AM
LadyDi
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Originally Posted by modm View Post
OK caught up -ish….I think I lost a page or two.

The renovation continues today. Remove the pan and see how the new pan fits...dry fit the walls and see how much more of the drywall needs to be cut. See if any studs need to be added. See what it takes to change plumbing if necessary.

The existing pan has some sort of foam under it as well. Not sure why - was a 1 piece shower. Assume for level, sturdiness/flexing....

Think that will be it for today. Rest a bit plus we may go out and look at a house we like. Although not sure why as we still have to sell ours!

As I removed the shower - the work the folks did on this house is not great....This shower is on the outside wall of the house. The insulation between the studs was jammed upwards leaving the bottom half exposed. When I took off the base-board there was lots of shims to hold the baseboard to. Tile cut quite a bit off...I understand it is covered up by the base-board....

I would understand more if done by me! Or maybe that is just normal.

I do not think you are allowed to be on this thread if you have anything to do with normal.
Cuz, its your thread, is Moe allowed to be normal in any way ?
12-14-2019 06:43 AM
modm OK caught up -ish….I think I lost a page or two.

The renovation continues today. Remove the pan and see how the new pan fits...dry fit the walls and see how much more of the drywall needs to be cut. See if any studs need to be added. See what it takes to change plumbing if necessary.

The existing pan has some sort of foam under it as well. Not sure why - was a 1 piece shower. Assume for level, sturdiness/flexing....

Think that will be it for today. Rest a bit plus we may go out and look at a house we like. Although not sure why as we still have to sell ours!

As I removed the shower - the work the folks did on this house is not great....This shower is on the outside wall of the house. The insulation between the studs was jammed upwards leaving the bottom half exposed. When I took off the base-board there was lots of shims to hold the baseboard to. Tile cut quite a bit off...I understand it is covered up by the base-board....

I would understand more if done by me! Or maybe that is just normal.
12-14-2019 06:33 AM
modm
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Originally Posted by MeadowCat View Post
Morning all. More snow (maybe drizzly rain).

Current mood - this is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite bands. Gothy, kind of depressing, but it speaks to me today.

Aviary by Ego Likeness

I had not heard this group either - listened to a couple of them...The few I listened to - I think I liked this one. Dramatic - maybe its the piano (at least sounds like it ). For some reason the piano sound and other parts made me think of Halloween Theme song....not quite though.

Ego Likeness When The Wolves Return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pluU...pvqfe_&index=6
12-14-2019 06:23 AM
modm
Quote:
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Stirring up some ruckus and then going to bed.


2:00 / 3:32
Devil Woman by Cliff Richard (Lyrics)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJwwIDCeqoU

And another Devil Woman.

Marty Robbins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh_XhovQB9M

I told Mary about us.
I told her about our great sin.
Mary cried and forgave me,
Then Mary took me back again,
Said if I wanted my freedom
I could be free ever more.
But I don't want to be,
And I don't want to see
Mary cry anymore.

Oh, Devil Woman,
Devil Woman, let go of me.
Devil Woman, let me be,
And leave me alone.
I want to go home.

Mary is waitin' and weepin'
Down in our shack by the sea.
Even after I've hurt her,
Mary's still in love with me.
Devil Woman it's over,
Trapped no more by your charms,
Cause I don't want to stay.
I want to get away.
Woman let go of my arm.

Oh, Devil Woman,
Devil Woman, let go of me.
Devil Woman, let me be,
And leave me alone.
I want to go home.

Devil Woman, you're evil,
Like the dark coral reef.
Like the winds that bring high tides,
You bring sorrow and grief.
You made me ashamed to face Mary.
Barely had the strength to tell.
Skies are not so black.
Mary took me back.
Mary has broken your spell.

Oh, Devil Woman,
Devil Woman, let go of me.
Devil Woman, let me be,
And leave me alone.
I want to go home.

Runnin' along by the seashore,
Runnin' as fast as I can.
Even the seagulls are happy,
Glad I'm comin' home again.
Never again will I ever
Cause another tear to fall.
Down the beach I see
What belongs to me,
The one I want most of all.

Oh, Devil Woman,
Devil Woman, don't follow me.
Devil Woman let me be,
And leave me alone.
I'm goin' back home.

And Cliff Richards Devil Woman Lyrics:
I've had nothing but bad luck
Since the day I saw the cat at my door
So I came into you sweet lady
Answering your mystical call

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
And I knew it was a spell she cast

She's just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She's gonna get you...
She's just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She's gonna get you from behind...

Give me the ring on your finger
Let me see the lines on your hand
I can see me a tall dark stranger
Giving you what you hadn't planned

I drank the potion she offered me
I found myself on the floor
Then I looked in those big green eyes
And I wondered what I came there for...

She's just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She's gonna get you...
She's just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She's gonna get you from behind...

If you're out on a moonlit night
Be careful of them neighbourhood strays
Of a lady with long black hair
Tryin' to win you with her feminine ways

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
You'd better get out of there fast...

She's just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She's gonna get you...
She's just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She's gonna get you...
12-14-2019 01:02 AM
melbrod Hey, MC, I've got a suggestion for how you can expand your business:

"Jersey cows in jumpers (that's English for sweaters, folks) ready for a dairy Christmas"

https://www.fwi.co.uk/farm-life/phot...airy-christmas

I bet Lannie would buy your first few.
12-13-2019 11:39 PM
melbrod Until the next time we talk food, anyway

MC
12-13-2019 10:44 PM
StrykersPerson
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Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
She's above my pay grade. Remember you promoted her to "Commander Cat"?

IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT! All I can do is issue a reprimand. The power to convene a Court Martial trial resides with her. Prosecution, judge, jury.....yup, that's all under her purview.
Fine! MC you are out of here.

DepDen has spoken.
12-13-2019 10:41 PM
StrykersPerson I am gushing gratitude!

I am officially Deputy Denny?

I just don't have the words.

l am all choked up.





12-13-2019 10:38 PM
melbrod
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Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
Yah! Stop wrecking Ma's thread.

Ma? Does MC get to go to the WS?

Nosy Peeps want to know!

She's above my pay grade. Remember you promoted her to "Commander Cat"?

IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT! All I can do is issue a reprimand. The power to convene a Court Martial trial resides with her. Prosecution, judge, jury.....yup, that's all under her purview.
12-13-2019 10:31 PM
StrykersPerson Mac Davis - It's Hard to be Humble

Easy Waltz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WTrMuZOZvM
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