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Old 06-30-2013, 09:29 AM   #4951
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...So I used to wonder, "big deal, so you have a scratch. Get over it."...

Think of it as being the same as your tearing your favorite dress.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:43 AM   #4952
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Think of it as being the same as your tearing your favorite dress.
Great analogy. Specially when the tear is right in front and not on the seam. No way that can be mended. There is a reason we here in the Northeast have the undercarriage of the cars specially treated against road salt. You wouldn't find that to be a probblem in South Texas.

When I lived in Aransas Pass, Texas, in the summer the humidity was so high you could see the water running down the walls. If it wasn't mold getting you, then it was rust. You could park a car in your driveway and watch it rust away day to day right in front of your eyes. Waxing the car was a weekend family project. The little ones got the shiny chrome on the wheels. Work never hurt any of them.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:42 PM   #4953
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...There is a reason we here in the Northeast have the undercarriage of the cars specially treated against road salt...

Addie, they don't do that any more. Car makers are much better at preventing rust these days. Getting your car undercoated is dead.
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Old 06-30-2013, 08:32 PM   #4954
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Out here 'undercoating' used to be one useless option new car dealers used to push you to purchase.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #4955
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Addie, they don't do that any more. Car makers are much better at preventing rust these days. Getting your car undercoated is dead.
I told ya I wasn't no car person!
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Today' temp was in the 80's.....I won't vent about warm weather, but I will complain that the air conditioning at work was not working today. My office was 84F all day long. We have no opening windows on our floor. The repair company showed up at about 4PM. It still wasn't fixed by the time I left at 5:20. I'm hoping there will be a change by morning.
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Old 07-02-2013, 02:36 AM   #4957
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Today' temp was in the 80's.....I won't vent about warm weather, but I will complain that the air conditioning at work was not working today. My office was 84F all day long. We have no opening windows on our floor. The repair company showed up at about 4PM. It still wasn't fixed by the time I left at 5:20. I'm hoping there will be a change by morning.
Sometimes we complain about there being too many laws on the books. But here in this state, they must send you home if the temp in the office reaches a certain degree. Or if it drops too low. There has been many times I have loved that law. In that kind of heat I can't breath due to COPD. I would be leaving the building in an ambulance.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:20 AM   #4958
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Just had to replace my microwave oven. Husband out of circulation because of oral surgery. Got it in and plugged in. "Aren't you glad you married a strong woman?" "Yeah, that's why I married you." (compliment or no?) The petty gripe is that when I set the clock, I didn't realize it was a 24 hour clock (and, yes, I have no problems with that, having much military experience and living in Europe as a kid). But now it is 4 a.m. and my clock says 1600. OOoops! I set the clock at 2 p.m. and set it for 0200 without realizing it. Oh, well, try again!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:41 AM   #4959
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I am sitting here and Windows decides it is just the right time to install an important update. It shuts down my computer and when it comes back, I can't even get my home page. So I went in and did a restore. Oh great. It wiped out all my saved email for DC. I also had some important names and addresses that I was going to add to my contact list. Gone!

This is more than a Petty Vent but not quite a Raging Angry Vent. Dang close to it though. I hate Windows!
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Today' temp was in the 80's.....I won't vent about warm weather, but I will complain that the air conditioning at work was not working today. My office was 84F all day long. We have no opening windows on our floor. The repair company showed up at about 4PM. It still wasn't fixed by the time I left at 5:20. I'm hoping there will be a change by morning.
I purchased an around the neck fan for work. Darn betcha they are going to supply the batteries. The office is generally around 90 degrees or more!
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