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Old 12-12-2010, 01:39 PM   #281
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Our old record of 86 degrees will probably be broken today for downtown L.A. This is way to hot for my liking for this time of the year.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #282
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sorry roadfix, i am enjoying the heat. sick and tired of being cold. speaking of sick, this cold is making me very unhappy. i need all my energy to do things for the holidays. stopping and starting so i can rest, sucks.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:23 PM   #283
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heavy wet stuff here. I'm buying a snowblower tomorrow.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #284
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heavy wet stuff here. I'm buying a snowblower tomorrow.
Thank you for reminding me of one of the few advantages to living in a condo. The condo association hires a company to deal with the snow. The other advantage is underground parking, even though we have a townhouse.
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:43 PM   #285
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Thank you for reminding me of one of the few advantages to living in a condo. The condo association hires a company to deal with the snow. The other advantage is underground parking, even though we have a townhouse.
I notice you are in Southern Quebec. We're getting the same storm. I'm in the Ottawa Valley. As I said before, my house used to be my restaurant, so I have a large parking lot and the house is back from the road about 60 feet. I have to make room for three vehicles so that is a lot of shovelling. There was a time when I used to like doing it, but that time is gone, I'm afraid.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:49 PM   #286
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Repair Bill

The good news is my oven is back up and running.
It took this long to get a repairman out to look at it. They only service the area once a month.

The ignitor went on it. The fist part he quoted it would cost $189.00. #2 was $108.00 #3 from some kind of kit was $89.30. His labor and service charge of $144.00. Plus tax on the part. Total $240.00. Ouch! He was here not even an hour.
They seem to keep the bill just under the cost of just replacing it. I didn't want it fixed. I was doing just fine without it. Could have saved my pennies and bought a better one. Now I have cook something in it.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:42 AM   #287
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The good news is my oven is back up and running.
It took this long to get a repairman out to look at it. They only service the area once a month.

The ignitor went on it. The fist part he quoted it would cost $189.00. #2 was $108.00 #3 from some kind of kit was $89.30. His labor and service charge of $144.00. Plus tax on the part. Total $240.00. Ouch! He was here not even an hour.
They seem to keep the bill just under the cost of just replacing it. I didn't want it fixed. I was doing just fine without it. Could have saved my pennies and bought a better one. Now I have cook something in it.
Pretty much extortion! Dang!

My vent! For over three years my Director of Nursing has been asking the same therapist for the total count of patients getting any kind of therapy. She delegated the task of filling out the paperwork and told me exactly who to talk to to get the information we need. I approached the exact same therapist and she acted like she had no clue what I was talking about and I had to reapproach her 4 times before she got it done.

I got all of the assorted information on patients, activity levels, certain medications, diets, toileting habits, etc in the space of 3 hours the day before, toiling through 45 pages of printout to get the information, it took her 4 hours to bring me one number that was printed out for her. ARRRGH!

This happens to me alot in this job, people acting like they never heard of it, just because I am the one doing the asking, they are pretty quick about it when I get the Director or my supervisor involved. Good thing I am enjoying myself playing with paperwork.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:51 PM   #288
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Old 12-16-2010, 04:13 PM   #289
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I figure I'd better get this vented before I explode. I got a letter this week from Social Security that since there was no inflation (?) there would be so cost of living increase in my social security.

Don't these people buy groceries? Is it just Louisiana that prices have gone up some much because of Katrina? I do not get it.

My SS has been the same for two years now. I do live in low income housing, so my rent is not affected, but groceries have skyrocketed in the year and a half I've lived here.

I'll stop here. I don't like feeling angry, and there's nothing I can do about it anyway.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:50 AM   #290
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I figure I'd better get this vented before I explode. I got a letter this week from Social Security that since there was no inflation (?) there would be so cost of living increase in my social security.

Don't these people buy groceries? Is it just Louisiana that prices have gone up some much because of Katrina? I do not get it.

My SS has been the same for two years now. I do live in low income housing, so my rent is not affected, but groceries have skyrocketed in the year and a half I've lived here.

I'll stop here. I don't like feeling angry, and there's nothing I can do about it anyway.
Shrek got the same letter with the added fun of paying for his Medicare subtracted...he was indignant, I told him he didn't get it for free! It's much lower than the $400 I was paying a month for his health insurance on my policy.
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