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Old 09-30-2013, 03:15 PM   #1761
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I would have been better off buying stick kitchen matches.
Just try and find them Addie. The last time I looked a couple years back I couldn't find them at any store I checked. I figured that they went bye-bye when gas stoves stopped having a constantly burning pilot light.

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Another vent about our neighbors-from-hell. We had a nice stack of firewood. All split, with a big pile of cut logs further back in the woods, sitting there from when we had a tree removed a year or two ago. We use our fireplace pretty regularly in the winter, but certainly not ever day. Well, unless there is a power outage. Three years ago our firewood was an absolute Godsend because we kept the house liveable. Well Himself was out back when the guy next door asked about the wood. Himself told this neighbor that he could have "some". Next thing I know half the newer (uncovered) wood is gone! I saw the neighbor and told him that I wanted to keep the split wood for ourselves, especially since we had paid to have it split, and that he could use the logs that still needed splitting. After all, he's half our age with a teenaged son. Plenty of young muscle. Well...I look out the window at the woodpile on Friday and it's almost gone! If we're really careful we might have enough for the holidays. But in all likelihood Himself is going to need to split the whole logs since jerkneighbor decided he was above splitting wood. I swear there are people you can not be a little bit nice to because then they take full advantage of you being generous.

Oh, and I moved his wheelbarrow over by his deck. It had been sitting just inside our property line. Guess he didn't want to carry a few logs to their fire ring.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:04 PM   #1762
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My supermarket has the kitchen matches. But you have to buy three of them at a time. They are wrapped as one package. And you also can buy the little boxes of stick matches for cigar smokers. They come 12 to a package. I should get some to see they have been shortened or have less to a box now.
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Old 09-30-2013, 04:08 PM   #1763
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Just try and find them Addie. The last time I looked a couple years back I couldn't find them at any store I checked. I figured that they went bye-bye when gas stoves stopped having a constantly burning pilot light.
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Another vent about our neighbors-from-hell. We had a nice stack of firewood. All split, with a big pile of cut logs further back in the woods, sitting there from when we had a tree removed a year or two ago. We use our fireplace pretty regularly in the winter, but certainly not ever day. Well, unless there is a power outage. Three years ago our firewood was an absolute Godsend because we kept the house liveable. Well Himself was out back when the guy next door asked about the wood. Himself told this neighbor that he could have "some". Next thing I know half the newer (uncovered) wood is gone! I saw the neighbor and told him that I wanted to keep the split wood for ourselves, especially since we had paid to have it split, and that he could use the logs that still needed splitting. After all, he's half our age with a teenaged son. Plenty of young muscle. Well...I look out the window at the woodpile on Friday and it's almost gone! If we're really careful we might have enough for the holidays. But in all likelihood Himself is going to need to split the whole logs since jerkneighbor decided he was above splitting wood. I swear there are people you can not be a little bit nice to because then they take full advantage of you being generous.
Oh, and I moved his wheelbarrow over by his deck. It had been sitting just inside our property line. Guess he didn't want to carry a few logs to their fire ring.
Time to put up a fence to get the message to him. You were more generous than I would have been. My answer would have been a resounding "No. I need it to heat my home in the winter." Sometimes a little white fib is needed.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:00 PM   #1764
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Himself was the generous one, I asked them to take less - they're just ignorant and rude. And I am not spending money for a fence since I hope we are gone sometime next year. Instead....I took the landscape ties that the wood had been resting on and formed a little barrier so they can't get to the split wood. I'll move the wood along side the house tomorrow with a sign over it saying "MINE!" Maybe some well-placed bungie straps holding the tarp down.

Hmm, maybe I should look for a fenced lot when we buy our next house. Just in case.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:06 PM   #1765
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Himself was the generous one, I asked them to take less - they're just ignorant and rude. And I am not spending money for a fence since I hope we are gone sometime next year. Instead....I took the landscape ties that the wood had been resting on and formed a little barrier so they can't get to the split wood. I'll move the wood along side the house tomorrow with a sign over it saying "MINE!" Maybe some well-placed bungie straps holding the tarp down.

Hmm, maybe I should look for a fenced lot when we buy our next house. Just in case.
Let them know that the rest of the wood is yours, no more sharing. It's time they make or buy their own. And Himself has to go along with it.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:13 PM   #1766
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Himself was the generous one, I asked them to take less - they're just ignorant and rude. And I am not spending money for a fence since I hope we are gone sometime next year. Instead....I took the landscape ties that the wood had been resting on and formed a little barrier so they can't get to the split wood. I'll move the wood along side the house tomorrow with a sign over it saying "MINE!" Maybe some well-placed bungie straps holding the tarp down.

Hmm, maybe I should look for a fenced lot when we buy our next house. Just in case.
HIS and HERS woodpiles!
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:28 PM   #1767
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Let them know that the rest of the wood is yours, no more sharing. It's time they make or buy their own. And Himself has to go along with it.
Heck, you should tell them you want the split would back. You told him not to take the split would. What an inconsiderate greedy bugger.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:41 AM   #1768
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Thanks for all the nice words about our less than neighborly neighbors. I'll think of all your positive comments as I secure the hell out of what is left! AND since Himself was so nice he has the pleasure of splitting the full logs in the back. THAT will teach him to be generous again - the braniac guy hates physical labor.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #1769
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Well this morning I went out to see what the new insurance exchanges look like and do some shopping, the website doesn't function properly, I called the help line and listened to hold information for 20 minutes, a nice young lady explained that the website is not functioning properly and I should check ever hour or so to see if it is working. I'm not surprised, I'm sort of disappointed.
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^^^ Same here, the California website has been bogged with heavy traffic. Totally useless and a waste of my time. I will attempt to enroll in the middle of the night.
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