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Old 12-23-2015, 05:12 AM   #7231
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Is an Oyster a monthly or weekly pass?
It can be either/or...i.e. a top up system. I had to google it since I am now a pensioner and get a free travel pass!
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It can be either/or...i.e. a top up system. I had to google it since I am now a pensioner and get a free travel pass!
We have something similar here called an Opus card. I still have to get around to getting my senior's ID for the transit system, so I can take advantage of reduced fares for seniors.

I like the way they do it in Copenhagen. A senior's pass for 3 months costs less than a monthly pass for "regular age". There is a restriction: it's only valid outside of rush hour. That makes sense to me. Doctor's offices and everyone else who deals with seniors knows to give them appointments at times that will let them get there and home between rush hours.
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Old 12-23-2015, 12:57 PM   #7233
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I'm making pillows out of shirts and a t-shirt for a friend. Her father is dying and she just had a baby so she wants to give each of her two sons one of their Grandad's shirts and her Dad gets the older son's t-shirt with the little one's first sleeper for in the hospital. It is a super idea.

I am using a flattened box to cut the size I need out of each shirt. However, it is hard to hold the shirt and the board while cutting. So, who should come to my rescue but our little curious cat, Monkey. Each time I have done it she has jumped up onto the table, onto the board and watched intently as I cut. I just wish Violet (dog) could work a camera so I could record it!
Well, I just had my first smile of the day with that. What a lovely idea for her family and a little monkey to help!

Just had my second smile when the SC came in the house after picking 4 beautiful tomatoes from our massive plant on this December morning.
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Old 12-23-2015, 01:00 PM   #7234
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I like the way they do it in Copenhagen. A senior's pass for 3 months costs less than a monthly pass for "regular age". There is a restriction: it's only valid outside of rush hour. That makes sense to me. Doctor's offices and everyone else who deals with seniors knows to give them appointments at times that will let them get there and home between rush hours.
Unfortunately for our rapid transit, "rush hour" is from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm Monday to Friday and we have zone increases as sell. For me to get around my city it is $2.75. To go into Vancouver it is $5.50 (for 90 minutes travel time so if you are longer than that before returning it is double). Seniors, youth and those with a "handycard" get a reduced fare; however, it is from $1.75 to $3.75. There are other zone prices in between. They just recently dropped all bus travel in the Lower Mainland to the $2.75 and $1.75 fares all day which helps those who can travel the distance by bus (I can not).

I take rapid transit when I need to; however, I can still drive within my community and get rides for anything further. Having a husband who is a driver for our accessibility busses also helps - I don't get preferential treatment for bookings but I do know all the best ways to use transit!
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Well, I just had my first smile of the day with that. What a lovely idea for her family and a little monkey to help!

Just had my second smile when the SC came in the house after picking 4 beautiful tomatoes from our massive plant on this December morning.
Thanks, Kayelle. Monkey sure is a curious one. This morning she was sitting on the floor beside me as I sewed. She desperately wanted to get up and get a closer look but she knows the price for getting on the dining table is a squirt from a water pistol! I am sewing there because (our) Kay is using the guest room where my desk is.

Fresh tomatoes in December! Wow, that made ME smile . Our plants barely gave us any in the summer!
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The last signature required and handing over the check for closing costs on MY House!!! Finally, it's ours!!!!!!
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The last signature required and handing over the check for closing costs on MY House!!! Finally, it's ours!!!!!!
That must be a tremendous feeling! Congrats!

Great way to start the new year too.
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The last signature required and handing over the check for closing costs on MY House!!! Finally, it's ours!!!!!!

Now that's a great way to start the Christmas holiday!!
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