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Old 05-21-2015, 05:19 PM   #4301
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Gnats! They're all over. We get an organic spray, and I smell like clove-flavored cake batter, not that it's a bad thing. Also, it's tick season again. Having had a bunch on me over the past years I sure wish someone would invent a human Frontline or at least a decorative tick collar for people, preferably in silver.
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:53 PM   #4302
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Because of my youngster's profession, I have to be careful of what I put out there on the internet. Sometimes it is a pain in the neck. I can't post any pictures of my other kids or their names. I can't mention what they do for a living or where they work. I am lucky I can mention Teddy, only because he is a dog.

There are times when all of this puts up a wall from friendship with other members of this forum. And I am beginning to resent it. I doubt if I could convince him to find another profession.
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I hear you Addie. People must think I'm quite the snob around here.
In the real world I'm quite the opposite.Except for the fact that I watch the company I keep. That's out of respect/safety of my family.
It's not that I don't see the questions from member's and not respond. It's just that I can't. Security reasons.

Geez and you know Addie. It's gone as far as removing family pics from the walls, so that if I have an outsider repairman come in they have no nosy questions of who's who. Which is typically the case. That's just creepy how 2 individuals are singled out. I give them nothing to work with but the disposal. So neh!
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:42 PM   #4303
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I hear you Addie. People must think I'm quite the snob around here.
In the real world I'm quite the opposite.Except for the fact that I watch the company I keep. That's out of respect/safety of my family.
It's not that I don't see the questions from member's and not respond. It's just that I can't. Security reasons.

Geez and you know Addie. It's gone as far as removing family pics from the walls, so that if I have an outsider repairman come in they have no nosy questions of who's who. Which is typically the case. That's just creepy how 2 individuals are singled out. I give them nothing to work with but the disposal. So neh!
I told my daughter to be careful when she decided to join face book. She has worked for the past 32 years in the Registry of Motor Vehicles. She is the one who looks up your info when a cop calls in and wants to know if you have any warrants out on you. So when she tells the cop "Yes", in a sense she is the one at that moment that is sending you off to jail. That is how the suspect can and often does look at it. Even though the law has been changed in this state, that they can go back 10 years when checking your record, my daughter has the whole record right in front of her on her computer. Right back to day one of your start of your criminal career. So any day one of those nuts that get stopped, if they knew who she was, she could be in danger.

One of my youngest co-workers saved a gang bangers life. The kid that shot the patient in the first place followed my son's co-worker home. Or at least started to. The police got wind of it and caught up with him. One cop car pulled my son's friend over and let him know what was happening. He escorted him home. The other cop car pull the shooter over after a car chase and arrested him. My son has had a mike and camera stuck in his face more than once. The language he has had to use to get rid of them, you will never hear on the six o'clock news. We just had another Craig's List murder here.

It is strange. You are just doing your job, like you do every day. Then before you know it, you and you family are in danger because of some crazed nut case.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:05 PM   #4304
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My father worked as an investigator for the Alcohol Tax Unit of the US Government. When he busted a group of gangsters in Pittsburgh, my mother's brother got the crap beat out of him. That's why my dad got transferred to Philadelphia, to protect the family but my mother's family became fair game. Moved back after he got sick and had to take early retirement. When people used to ask mom what her husband did for a living she said he was working on the new bridge being built in Pgh.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:04 PM   #4305
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Not only is it gnat season, the mosquitos have also emerged. Came in with blood all over my hands from me swatting them. And don't get me started on ticks. I really hate bathing in Deet, but it looks like it's a necessity now. Life in the woods.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:35 PM   #4306
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Not only is it gnat season, the mosquitos have also emerged. Came in with blood all over my hands from me swatting them. And don't get me started on ticks. I really hate bathing in Deet, but it looks like it's a necessity now. Life in the woods.
I remember "bathing in DEET" when I lived in the country. It came in a stronger version back then. It said it worked for eight hours. They didn't mention the silent alarm that insects can hear that goes off after eight hours. I swear you could set your clock by it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:55 PM   #4307
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I hear you on the alarm! I got some high-test Deet from Amazon. Just hate using the stuff. We go to areas where malaria, dengue, and other bad mosquito transmitted stuff is, so might as well have it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:11 PM   #4308
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I hear you on the alarm! I got some high-test Deet from Amazon. Just hate using the stuff. We go to areas where malaria, dengue, and other bad mosquito transmitted stuff is, so might as well have it.
With the high octane DEET, remember not to kiss your sweetie anywhere that has a coating of DEET. It burns on lips. I won't even mention eyes.
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:36 AM   #4309
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With the high octane DEET, remember not to kiss your sweetie anywhere that has a coating of DEET. It burns on lips. I won't even mention eyes.
On a family fishing trip into Ontario (this was waaaay back, in the 50's) I recall the sleeves on my vinyl jacket 'melted' - got very sticky - where the DEET had been applied to my wrists.

My brother once told me about an entire suit with insect spray integrated in the material, a sort of netting, to wear over clothes for protection against black flies. Head covering was included, like a haz-mat suit. I wonder if they still make those.
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I never had issues with insect bites. They just don't like me, I guess. They eat DH alive! He is a big sweet eater and I eat almost none. Wonder if that has anything to do with it?
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