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Old 09-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #151
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It's a combination of television Internet and telephone service as well
That's what the phone company here wants me to get. Does it improve the internet service? I don't really want to switch ISP, because the one I have gives me a fixed IP address, which is essential if you want to host your own websites
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #152
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I'm tired of coming home to a bunch of little messes. All very innocent and all really understandable, but I'm tired of it. Dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is half empty, a load of laundry that didn't get switched to the dryer so needs to be rewashed. Simple little things but I feel like everyone's clean up crew. BAH.
Maybe it is time to take a page from the rest of the family!

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Take care of the things that bother you and leave the rest!

If everything bothers you put an advertisement on Craigslist for a new family!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #153
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Interesting. I do everything right-handed except sports stuff such as throwing batting, golfing, which I do left-handed.
Makes me wonder what would happen if we were in a 3-legged race. Now, that's being entirely facetious -- I've never even been in a 3-legged race, and don't get any ideas 'cause I'm too old to start now.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #154
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Maybe it is time to take a page from the rest of the family!

Don't sweat the small stuff.

Take care of the things that bother you and leave the rest!

If everything bothers you put an advertisement on Craigslist for a new family!
I'm doing the next best thing. I'm heading out of town for the weekend to hang out with my sisters!
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #155
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...Now, that's being entirely facetious -- I've never even been in a 3-legged race, and don't get any ideas 'cause I'm too old to start now.

You and me both I'm out of breath just thinking about it!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:04 PM   #156
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I'm tired of coming home to a bunch of little messes. All very innocent and all really understandable, but I'm tired of it. Dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is half empty, a load of laundry that didn't get switched to the dryer so needs to be rewashed. Simple little things but I feel like everyone's clean up crew. BAH.
You mean people are supposed to help me?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:08 PM   #157
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Interesting. I do everything right-handed except sports stuff such as throwing batting, golfing, which I do left-handed.
Reminds me of buckytom. I miss his stories about him and his son. I wish he would come back. Even for a short while.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:33 PM   #158
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I'm tired of coming home to a bunch of little messes. All very innocent and all really understandable, but I'm tired of it. Dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is half empty, a load of laundry that didn't get switched to the dryer so needs to be rewashed. Simple little things but I feel like everyone's clean up crew. BAH.
When my kids were small, I went through a period of that. I got so fed up, I would interrupt whatever they were doing and make them come and clean up what they left behind for me. I would even call them in from playing. It took about a week, but they finally got the message. No more school books left in the middle of the floor, no dirty dishes left on the table, etc.

My oldest daughter was the slowest one to get the message. Then one day she had a pile of dirty laundry sitting in the middle of her room waiting to go to the laundry room. She was sitting out on the front steps with her friends. She was about 12 at the time. I picked up the dirty laundry and went out and dumped it on her head. Some of it fell on her friends. I got a lot of "I hate you" and in return I got a lot less work.
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My microwave misbehaved. I was just melting butter in an oven safe, glass ramekin, like I have done lots of times. It made funny noises, so I looked. The whole inside was lit up and flashing. I checked to see if there was any foil or other metal somehow in the microwave. There wasn't.

I don't want a new microwave. I don't want to figure out how to use it by hitting "baked potato, baked potato, popcorn". Stirling forgot and used it. It was fine. I can't say I'm that surprised that the microwave might be on its last legs. It's 23 years old.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #160
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My microwave misbehaved. I was just melting butter in an oven safe, glass ramekin, like I have done lots of times. It made funny noises, so I looked. The whole inside was lit up and flashing. I checked to see if there was any foil or other metal somehow in the microwave. There wasn't.

I don't want a new microwave. I don't want to figure out how to use it by hitting "baked potato, baked potato, popcorn". Stirling forgot and used it. It was fine. I can't say I'm that surprised that the microwave might be on its last legs. It's 23 years old.
I have had mine for four years now and I still don't know how to use the shortcuts.
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