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Old 07-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #531
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What a crazy day....well, there is another day at work tomorrow…. Good night.
...and he did all that after working from 6 AM to Noon!
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #532
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Yesterday I answered a trivia question on AARP of SC's Twitter contest and I found out today that I won a Starbucks card. Yay!

The "question" was "Name the presidents who died on July 4th." (Jefferson, Adams, and Monroe).
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:43 PM   #533
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Yesterday I answered a trivia question on AARP of SC's Twitter contest and I found out today that I won a Starbucks card. Yay!

The "question" was "Name the presidents who died on July 4th." (Jefferson, Adams, and Monroe).
Neato! Congrats.

That's wild that three of the first five presidents died on the 4th of July.
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:29 PM   #534
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Neato! Congrats.

That's wild that three of the first five presidents died on the 4th of July.
Thanks!

Yes it is! It is especially interesting that two of them (Jefferson and Adams) died on the exact same day (totally unrelated).
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #535
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Neato! Congrats.

That's wild that three of the first five presidents died on the 4th of July.
Jefferson and Adams died on the same day within hours of each other.
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Intersting trivia. Was the cause of death natural causes?
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Old 07-05-2012, 03:29 PM   #537
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Intersting trivia. Was the cause of death natural causes?
Yes, all natural causes. Jefferson was sick for a year or more.

Fifty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, right before midnight, Jefferson asked if it was the 4th yet. They said it soon would be. He died shortly before 1:00 a.m. on the 4th. A few hours later John Adams (who didn't know of Jefferson's death) died after saying, "Independence forever," and "Thomas Jefferson survives."

Monroe died five years later.
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Old 08-30-2012, 11:00 AM   #538
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So I get a notice that it is time to re-certify my food stamps. I fill out the paperwork and ask for confirmation that the fax was received. No response. So I send it again and a third time. Finally I call. It seemed that everyone was on vacation and my case had been handed off to three other workers. And yes they did receive it.

Yesterday I get a letter telling me that my food stamps have been discontinued because my application has not been processed yet. I am due to receive them tomorrow. Nothing like a short notice. They are supposed to, by law, notify me 30 days in advance. It is late at night when I open the letter. I go into a state of panic. So I call this morning. Leave a message asking for a call back. No response. I call again. The worker answers and is very curt and rude. She informs me that it is just a form letter that the computer sends automatically. I am told not to worry, there are other cases she has to do ahead of me. But I am in line and I will receive my food stamps on time. The urge to kill is very strong some days. And today is one of those days.

But I will get my food stamps. And the funny part to all of this is that I was more worried about purchasing my donations for the food bank more than anything else. So I eat for another month.
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WoooHooo! I have TV back! A short call to technical services and a couple of adjustments (provided by their automated system (!), fixted it!!

Now I'm back to normal. TV, check. Internet, check. Food (not much, but check). DC caught up, working on it.

I'm a happy camper!!!
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WoooHooo! I have TV back! A short call to technical services and a couple of adjustments (provided by their automated system (!), fixted it!!

Now I'm back to normal. TV, check. Internet, check. Food (not much, but check). DC caught up, working on it.

I'm a happy camper!!!
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