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Old 07-03-2014, 12:15 PM   #19961
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I just finished washing the kitchen floor and I'm sweating like a pig. Steve is off flying an Angel Flight mission, so I turned on all the fans and took my shirt off. Sorry about the "mind picture", it's not a pretty sight.

I think what Andy is trying to say is "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!" LOL
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #19962
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:20 PM   #19963
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Addie, I don't think kids realize that parents on retirement income just don't have the money to keep all their favorite foods in the house for when they come over. I was only 10 years old when my grandmother passed away, but I don't recall once ever eating a meal at her house. My grandfather's pension was so small. If we visited them, even on a holiday, we went after dinner.

I am surprised to hear that you spend all your food stamp money because I recall you saying that you often forget to eat or eat small amounts. I have heard people say that they have a hard time spending all their foodstamp money and if you don't use it all they will cut your amount back. Don't know if that's really true.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:30 PM   #19964
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I am waiting for TB to wake up so we can go look at rings for our ceremony and a new TV/sound system.

I also have to pick up one of Violet's meds and return a bag of kitten food. We decided instead of getting a refund or exchange for adult food, we will donate it for when they get kittens dropped off. That is how we got Monkey and we are grateful for they care they gave her.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:32 PM   #19965
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Do you just do taxes (I know corporate can go year round) or do you do accounting as well?
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:39 PM   #19966
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Do you just do taxes (I know corporate can go year round) or do you do accounting as well?
I used to do accounting, but can't be bothered any more. I just do the accounting for my biz clients. It's late taxes that I will be doing. Client got a letter from the CRA or the MRQ to get them done within 30 days.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:41 PM   #19967
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Addie, I don't think kids realize that parents on retirement income just don't have the money to keep all their favorite foods in the house for when they come over. I was only 10 years old when my grandmother passed away, but I don't recall once ever eating a meal at her house. My grandfather's pension was so small. If we visited them, even on a holiday, we went after dinner.

I am surprised to hear that you spend all your food stamp money because I recall you saying that you often forget to eat or eat small amounts. I have heard people say that they have a hard time spending all their foodstamp money and if you don't use it all they will cut your amount back. Don't know if that's really true.
About every three months my freezer goes down to empty and like this month, I had to buy a lot of meats. They get broken down into single servings, and placed in the freezer. That is one reason I spent all my food stamps this month.

My kids are always sending me over a large plate of food. That is one reason I don't use all my food stamps in one month. And I do like to save some for the extra coffee cream, and other things I know I will run out of. And yes, if you fail to use any of your stamps, they will send you a letter before they stop your stamps. A lot of folks only get $10 a month. Now that may not sound like a lot, but it can buy a whole roast that can be cut down into single servings. There are a lot of things you can buy with that $10. A lot of the elderly consider it an insult that they only qualified for the $10. Some elderly figure that they will let that $10 accumulate month to month, and then go buy a small grocery order. By then you have already been red flagged and the FS Department is keeping an eye on your account. Use it or lose it!

I have worked with several residents in the building. You can apply on line here for them and since I have a computer (one of two residents that have one) I am only too glad to help them apply. A lot of the resident here think they have too much money. What really surprises me is when their kids refuse to allow their parents to apply for them. I guess they would rather see their parents go hungry. Really ticks me off.

I went from $168 down to $140 in stamps in less than a year. We have had two cuts this year. But that is fine with me. I figure I am still fortunate and very grateful to have what I have.
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:51 PM   #19968
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I used to do accounting, but can't be bothered any more. I just do the accounting for my biz clients. It's late taxes that I will be doing. Client got a letter from the CRA or the MRQ to get them done within 30 days.
I know about late tax notices. I was a bookkeeper for TB long before the relationship happened. He had a business with two partners - they were all programmers. Their taxes were three years behind. I got them caught up and ended up becoming a partner and eventually managing partner because programmers are not the greatest at business details or customer service. Once I took on these roles customers, vendors and the government were all much happier!
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #19969
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Just finished checking all the fence boards around the house.
We don't want to ever see another repeat of what happened last night.

I've been dog sitting my neighbors dog.He's supposed to be home with his siblings,but has chosen to turn himself into "Houdini"Slips under the fence and comes running right back over to my house.

Last night I was sitting at the dining room table,at the cornet of my eye I see something moving around on the patio.Checked to see if all of our dogs were accountable.I no sooner turned around and saw that we had 4 stray dogs brazenly heading right to the doggy door.They were going to actually come in. I jumped up opened the door to shoo them off.When they saw me the took off around the house.Not without stopping and fighting with each other first.The had apparently found loose boards and come on in.

It's been a problem on this street for the past week with a pack of dogs running wild.You can't drive down the street or try and park your car while trying to avoid hitting them.

While we were fixing the fence they had ran back around to my street.
We had just finished when we heard one nasty dog fight out front.All 4 of them were at it under and around my car.They were in one vicious cycle.I've never seen dogs behaving like that.
They moved to the next yard,then the next fighting all the way.Working themselves up the street again.
My neighbor came out.So we did to.I thought she had been bitten or her kids mauled by them.They weren't.
I don't know yet anyways if those dogs hurt anyone.They were crazy!

She told me that she would call the police.Those dogs needed to be stopped.I didn't see a cruiser drive by.Hopefully they were caught and picked up on the next street over.

What's wrong with people who raise dogs to behave like that?
Don't they know the dog will probably be shot or put down?
I'm a little fed up with the ignorant dog owners like that.I'll be tossing the problem right back at them from now on.

Munky.
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:20 PM   #19970
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We've been invited to Glenn's son's home for a Fourth of July cookout/party tomorrow and I agreed to bring a bowl of my Cajun potato salad.

Well, it's taken me all day but I got it done. I'm still trussed up/splinted, etc. after having reconstructive surgery on my left hand last month and cutting stuff up is a very long process. It may have taken the bulk of the day, but I feel accomplished and I discovered some creative ways to approach and complete my task.
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