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Old 05-26-2008, 10:33 PM   #2451
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kades thanks for that, I always feel like I'm making my oldest the odd man out because we are constantly reminding and flat out nagging the poor kid about how to behave, and he sees other kids do whatever they feel like and get away with it.
Someday when half his class is in prison I suppose he'll say thank you!
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:50 PM   #2452
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<rant>

The screen on my laptop just died. Or at least, the switch turning the screen on when the lid is lifted.

I'll have to look into warranty info. I know I bought a protection plan that "if ANYTHING" happens to it, it'll be fixed, or replaced. I only have two problems with that. A) It's been a year, and that plan may have expired. B) The company I bought it from has closed its only retail outlet here in Tulsa.

Looks like I may just be threw with messing around with laptops. Period.

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Old 05-27-2008, 12:01 AM   #2453
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that is annoying, hope you can get it resolved, i hate it when you have something, but when it needs support the company that made iit is closed down or gone bankrupt or whatever ...
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:17 AM   #2454
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kades thanks for that, I always feel like I'm making my oldest the odd man out because we are constantly reminding and flat out nagging the poor kid about how to behave, and he sees other kids do whatever they feel like and get away with it.
Someday when half his class is in prison I suppose he'll say thank you!
Suzie, you keep reminding him..Soon, it will become a normal part of his life..And, you will have a child that will be welcome in anyones home..Kids are not born talking truck driver swear words or swinging from the ceiling lamps..They learn it at home or at ma and pa's..Watch a kid who most of the time seems to ignore your Timmy be careful or stop that..Just say a swear word and he stops what he is doing and finds a way to say exactly what you did with a big grin and look at me on his face..Say you hate peas at the dinner table and tomorrow the kid who would gobble them down, all of a sudden refuses them..We have to be the ones they mimic and want to be like..Mine use oh hector or dag nabit instead of something rude..If they come home with a swear word, we sit down just the two of us and have a talk...usually we never hear the bad word again..I've taught them that they are special and will be treated that way if they act special, not snooty, but good and kind..So far, we are doing well..I bet your little ones are really good kids..And all of them do slip, then we talk, get a hug and are told just what a wonderful person they are.When I have to nag a kid about behaving a certain way, I always tell them, this way sweetie, other will look at you and say, wow, what a great young man you are and they will then be glad to meet you and know you.
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Old 05-27-2008, 01:11 AM   #2455
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I ran into that same scenerio last week with my little buddy whom I tutor, as did the little boy who I tutored before him.

The boy said that he had been reading all day, and when he and his classmate came downstairs she went and grabbed a game, so he followed behind her to get one also.

The coordinator said that he had to read some first before playing any game. He got very angry at her and started venting because the girl is always playing a game and he's not! I understood his anger and frustrations. I'd be mad as well!

If he has to read first before getting a game, which he often does, then so should she!

He didn't get violent, but he WAS very upset and irate to the point where he began to cry! I couldn't really blame him for that. He had just about enough of her having things her way, when he's doing the right thing!

Of course, I had to try to cheer him up as I always do with him and the others whom I tutor. I feel like a marriage cuncilor trying to patch up disputes with the kids. Haha!! But I want the kids to be happy went they come to read.

He's poked fun at and tourmented by this girl, yet SHE is ther one who is being pandered, pampered and spoiled!

Which is true. So the coordinator and myself were finally successful in getting him to read. I had to work out a deal with the boy. That if he reads a little for me for about 20 minutes, he can play a game afterwards. He likes that idea!

I told him that reading is good for everyone. He'll see that when he gets a little bit older. And he'll have ME to thank for helping and guiding him!
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IN March we decided to redesign our livingroom and diningroom area to a faux great room and our former family room into a formal diningroom. You think it would be easy enough being as there was no major construction involved-just painting a wall or two and having a hardwood floor refinished as well as ordering new furniture and an area rug.Well-we also had to order blinds for our large circle top front window and side window- we had a great visit with a guy from Budget Blinds in our area and sent him with our $2000.00 order and a cash deposit of $1200 only to have him reneiged on our contract when the blinds supposedly came in and sent us our check back and became irrate with us for no reason- we're still shaking our heads on this one.Next was having the floors refinshed- although they eventually turned out fine- the guy never showed up when he said he was going to.We also asked for the "dustless" system and he "forgot" and we're still cleaning dust out of cracks and crevices.Now comes the area rug- lo and behold - there is a whole in it- we're promised an immediate turn around- that was last Monday still no rug. Our special order furniture arrives last Wed. the coffee table is scratched and chipped and the sofa is the right fabric but, the wrong piece altogether!! We were trying to finish this by Memorial Day weekend and it doesn't look like it will be finished by Jimmy's surgery date next Tuesday either. Although this is all minor stuff in the big scheme of things- it's all nonetheless annoying!!!!Thanks for letting me complain!!! Love and energy, Vicki
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Although this is all minor stuff in the big scheme of things- it's all nonetheless annoying!!!!Thanks for letting me complain!!! Love and energy, Vicki
It's only minor when it's somebody else's house, Vicki! Something always goes wrong with home improvement projects, but it sounds like your project has had more than it's share. I hope everything finally resolves perfectly and that the surgery outcome is excellent.
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Thank you Terry or your support- I really want to sit back and laugh about the whole thing but, the tears just keep flowing.LOve and energy, Vicki
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i know it doesn't help much, but remodels always have snags.

years ago we added a huge family room and a new bathroom. everything that could go wrong did go wrong. in the end it was beautiful.

i place this mess right in with customer service.

so sorry u have had so much trouble.

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Old 05-27-2008, 09:29 PM   #2460
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Vicki, I too understand the renovation blues. We owned a "little fixer-uper" for seven years that turned into the Nightmare on Elm Street (actually it was 84th Avenue, but that doesn't go with the movie title very well). I agree with Babe that you seem to be having a customer service nightmare; however I am assuming it is with several different stores/suppliers. Take some deep breaths and know that "this too shall pass". I will be thinking of your husband on his surgery next Tuesday. Take care.
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