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Old 11-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #4411
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Just got back. $200 for the new hard drive plus they will load a more current OS. The tech thought he'd be able to recover the data from my HD so i don't have to rely on my backup.
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Old 11-23-2015, 12:10 PM   #4412
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That's good news.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:19 PM   #4413
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Andy, glad to read that your laptop is salvageable. How long do you plan to keep it? You might want to ask them to make you a bootable DVD for emergencies.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:34 PM   #4414
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I am so tired of folks asking me "how can you stand to live to close to the airport?" I live at the service end. I can walk to the end of my street, find myself standing on airport property and never hear an airplane.

Over the years we have fought back at Massport and won a lot of battles. Our building along with hundreds of others such as all our schools have been soundproofed by Massport. And only for severe wind conditions do planes fly over East Boston.

I will admit that private planes fly over. And they are so high, you can barely hear them. So now I need to find a polite answer to anyone else asking me "How can you stand living so close to the airport?"
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:44 PM   #4415
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Addie,
I have lived close to a major airport twice.
The answer is you get to where you don't hear it.
I actually lived right off the flight line.
The only time it got really noisy was during air shows.
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:32 PM   #4416
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I wouldn't get much done if I lived that close to an airport......I like watching the planes. Some of the larger planes fly right over my house and I usually head to the back porch for a look when I hear one........they fly low and slow. MedFlight is another frequent flyer in my area with a major trauma center nearby.

If I vented I could keep this thread going for a long time......I better hadn't get started.....
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:57 PM   #4417
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Andy, glad to read that your laptop is salvageable. How long do you plan to keep it? You might want to ask them to make you a bootable DVD for emergencies.

Thanks for the tip, TL. I'll do that.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:22 PM   #4418
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I wouldn't get much done if I lived that close to an airport......I like watching the planes. Some of the larger planes fly right over my house and I usually head to the back porch for a look when I hear one........they fly low and slow. MedFlight is another frequent flyer in my area with a major trauma center nearby.

If I vented I could keep this thread going for a long time......I better hadn't get started.....
I can walk just five minutes and sit at the beach and watch them line up for takeoff. The first line up starts around 5 a.m. for the morning flights going to NY. Then again around noon. In the summer I go up there and sit doing my needlework. I live at the service end. It is where all the trucks carrying the freight go to unload. They even have a brand new road to get there.

The funny part is that as a kid, I used to ride my bike on the runways, and the tower was only two stories high. They used to yell at me to get off the runway because a plane wanted to land.

There is one runway that was closed many years ago after a long fight between the citizens and Massport. The only time it is used is when the President comes to Boston. One afternoon my son was standing on top of the bridge that brings you over to the beach. He heard a loud plane and looked up. It was Air Force One flying overhead just about 500 feet or less over him. Today, when he knows the President is coming, he makes it a point to be there waiting for that plane to come in.
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I am so tired of folks asking me "how can you stand to live to close to the airport?" I live at the service end. I can walk to the end of my street, find myself standing on airport property and never hear an airplane.

Over the years we have fought back at Massport and won a lot of battles. Our building along with hundreds of others such as all our schools have been soundproofed by Massport. And only for severe wind conditions do planes fly over East Boston.

I will admit that private planes fly over. And they are so high, you can barely hear them. So now I need to find a polite answer to anyone else asking me "How can you stand living so close to the airport?"
I can't imagine anyone asking such a rude question, but if they did I would probably just respond with a blank stare and ask them why they would like to know. People live where they live, and sometimes there are few choices.

Sounds like you love your area though, Addie, and that's a good thing!
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I am so tired of folks asking me "how can you stand to live to close to the airport?" I live at the service end. I can walk to the end of my street, find myself standing on airport property and never hear an airplane.

Over the years we have fought back at Massport and won a lot of battles. Our building along with hundreds of others such as all our schools have been soundproofed by Massport. And only for severe wind conditions do planes fly over East Boston.

I will admit that private planes fly over. And they are so high, you can barely hear them. So now I need to find a polite answer to anyone else asking me "How can you stand living so close to the airport?"
Just tell em "Ya grow where you're planted!"

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