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Old 06-17-2019, 01:37 AM   #12391
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CD, I am curious. Do they have their own equipment when you hire these workers? Such as ladders for painting a building. Mowers for doing the yard work, etc.
Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It depends on the job. The guys who painted my house are guys I have known and worked with for years. They had their own gear, including a power-washer and ladders. The guy I hired to dig fence post holes for me was somebody I never met. I supplied the shovel and post hole digger. I just needed a young, strong body to do that job. I'm too old for it. It only took him a couple of hours, at 15 bucks an hour, but I gave him 50 bucks.

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Old 06-17-2019, 09:15 AM   #12392
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Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't. It depends on the job. The guys who painted my house are guys I have known and worked with for years. They had their own gear, including a power-washer and ladders. The guy I hired to dig fence post holes for me was somebody I never met. I supplied the shovel and post hole digger. I just needed a young, strong body to do that job. I'm too old for it. It only took him a couple of hours, at 15 bucks an hour, but I gave him 50 bucks.

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I am glad to hear you give these men employment so they can feed their families. Fifty bucks sound like a well earned amount. You don't need the heart attack or sore bones and muscles. Getting old is hard enough work as it is.
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Old 06-30-2019, 10:51 AM   #12393
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Angry Time: Eight O'Way Too Early To Be Calling On A Sunday Morning A.M.

What the
Okay look, it's Sunday morning and DH and I
just barely awake, lounging in bed trying to decide
whether or not to get out of bed.
THE PHONE RINGS!!!
Are you really truly kidding me?
Who on God's green Earth even MAKES
phones at this hour?
OH WAIT! I know …
We have a Mentally Challenged Nephew who
is 18 years old and his parents do not supervise him.

I answered the phone, and just as I was
about to say, "... do you know what … "
DH took the phone and gently spoke with him.

DH: You can't scold him, he doesn't understand
Me: But he needs correction
DH: That's useless and you know it
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:04 PM   #12394
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Jeannie has a 20 year old granddaughter with Downs..

Wouldn't dream of scolding her.. Everything she does comes from love and a desire to be included.. Inconvenienced at times?.. Perhaps but, not enough to be concerned about..

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Old 06-30-2019, 03:46 PM   #12395
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Ross and Jeannie, please don't get me wrong, I love our
(actually Grand) Nephew to pieces.
He has Asperger's Syndrome and Hydrocephalus, he's
very high functioning.
Both my Mother and Sister had careers as Special Ed teachers in Hawaii,
and I pitched in as a volunteer for their classes and outings a lot over the years.
Our Nephew and his wife (the parents) will not admit to the fact that their son is disabled and has never gotten the help that he should have gotten.
His behavior has gotten worse along with his age, to the point where
none of the rest of the family will have much to do with him.
Really, it's only Uncle and Auntie; he's a good kid but needs help,
desperately and Uncle is so upset at this point with his Nephew for
allowing his son to flounder in life, when he could be a contributing
good citizen.
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Old 06-30-2019, 03:46 PM   #12396
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Kgirl, my son has a child with Downs but that doesn't mean he isn't corrected when he does something wrong.

Bless DH for his patience but that trait should be corrected. To me a call that early in the morning (for non working people) usually means an emergency.

I don't know how "challanged" this child is but I'm sure they wouldn't let him go out the front door, into the street and stand in front of on coming cars just to say "good morning".

If he can learn that then he can learn rules to govern when he can and cannot use the phone. If he can't learn that step then perhaps he should be taught to ask if he can use the phone.

I also understand your frustration in not being able to teach his teachers! LOL

You posted just as I was finishing. I'm so sorry his parents are like that. We too are dealing with one parent of the Downs who swears up and down the rules are being followed but the obvious sad consecquences show it is false.
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Old 06-30-2019, 04:05 PM   #12397
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Kgirl, my son has a child with Downs but that doesn't mean he isn't corrected when he does something wrong.

Bless DH for his patience but that trait should be corrected. To me a call that early in the morning (for non working people) usually means an emergency.

I don't know how "challanged" this child is but I'm sure they wouldn't let him go out the front door, into the street and stand in front of on coming cars just to say "good morning".

If he can learn that then he can learn rules to govern when he can and cannot use the phone. If he can't learn that step then perhaps he should be taught to ask if he can use the phone.

I also understand your frustration in not being able to teach his teachers! LOL
Exactly dragn!
I didn't mention that part in my earlier rant, I mean petty vent.
DH's older Sister back in Hawaii is going through some very
serious medical issues and we're all on edge, waiting to hear
further news, and he knows this.

When he was younger, he did need to ask first before calling
anyone, because he doesn't understand "time difference" nor
WHERE someone lives.

Not too long ago, he was not allowed to call one of his friends
who had moved to Hawaii. He called her at something like 3am
on a school night and couldn't understand why her Dad came on
the phone, yelling at him. Her Dad was our Nephew's former
commander, that did not go well the next day at work.

Spaces and time, along with other things, baffle him.
I even bought him a big map of the USA with the time zones
and put colored pins in each State of each family member to help him
better understand.
He flat out refused to even try to learn something "new".
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:35 PM   #12398
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My vent is certainly petty when it comes to all of you that have family dealing with special needs kids. God love you all.


My laptop no longer wants to talk to the internet via WiFi. Instead, I have to pack up everything I need/want when I'm going to be using it, then head down the basement to connect "George" to the internet with a cable - all old-school like. Thankfully, it is summer and the basement is nice and cool, I have what Himself refers to as my Mom Cave set up with a desk, TV, nice little table lamp all set up to hide from the world. Still will be nice when he gets around to replacing my laptop, though. Or gets me a mini-fridge for snacks and beverages in the basement.
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:41 PM   #12399
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My laptop no longer wants to talk to the internet via WiFi.
My wife had issue with her laptop being unable to connect to Wifi periodically last year and you had to reboot to resolve it. I tried updating the driver, but still happened. Was able to resolve it by getting this device for $15.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019SRBUNG

WiFi USB adapter. It also has the bonus of supporting the latest AC protocol when the built-in Wifi only did N. No issues with the WiFi since then.

Maybe something similar can help you?
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:43 PM   #12400
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My vent is certainly petty when it comes to all of you that have family dealing with special needs kids. God love you all.


My laptop no longer wants to talk to the internet via WiFi. Instead, I have to pack up everything I need/want when I'm going to be using it, then head down the basement to connect "George" to the internet with a cable - all old-school like. Thankfully, it is summer and the basement is nice and cool, I have what Himself refers to as my Mom Cave set up with a desk, TV, nice little table lamp all set up to hide from the world. Still will be nice when he gets around to replacing my laptop, though. Or gets me a mini-fridge for snacks and beverages in the basement.
I'd reinstall Windows; it should fix the problem with the internal wi-fi adapter. If not, get a $20 USB wi-fi adapter from your local Best Buy that plugs into a USB port; that should solve the problem. (or get what bbqcoder above suggests).

But if the laptop is old, may as well just replace it. For like $150 or so you can buy a refurbished laptop off ebay that will be faster than your old one. My Lenovo N23 laptop was all of $95 on ebay, and it has a touchscreen. I've been using it for 2 years. I gave my old one to my niece.
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