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Old 08-31-2015, 10:02 PM   #23941
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I know what you guys mean about small town mechanics. I'm not living in a small town now, but I get super service at Swedish Auto in Montreal. I can chuck the key through the mail slot. They know my car. They only work on Volvos and Saabs.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:53 PM   #23942
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Lost Money

Ever since we moved into our home, we had been getting mail for the former resident, who had passed away, and sent it back to the senders. We watched a segment on the Today show program this morning about finding money people had forgotten about or were not aware of.
They mentioned two websites: unclaimed.org and missingmoney.com
Some years ago I found a few thousand dollars for my next door neighbor, who had no idea it was hers.
I went to the California unclaimed property website and found there was over $20,00 in the former resident's accounts! I started googling his name, and came up with his brother's obituary from 2005! The obituary had his name, and all of his nieces and nephews' names. With some more input to a certain website, I got the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of his relatives.
Tonight I got a call from one of his nieces who was blown away by the information. I told her how to access the site, and she gave me the name of the man's son. I have found his e-mail address, and hope to hear from
him soon. I think the $20,000 will probably be his, it should make him very happy, but I want to stay out of any family dynamics.
Check out those websites, you may have found money.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:33 AM   #23943
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I know what you guys mean about small town mechanics. I'm not living in a small town now, but I get super service at Swedish Auto in Montreal. I can chuck the key through the mail slot. They know my car. They only work on Volvos and Saabs.
Unfortunately, this past week a local shop that was started by two kids out of high school is closing this week. The building that their shop was in has been sold, and they couldn't afford to buy it. So often they would work on a car for pennies knowing the person needed the car for work. They worked more for the community than for profit. They are going to be sorely missed. The community tossed a huge party for them.
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Old 09-01-2015, 01:34 PM   #23944
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Ever since we moved into our home, we had been getting mail for the former resident, who had passed away, and sent it back to the senders. We watched a segment on the Today show program this morning about finding money people had forgotten about or were not aware of.
They mentioned two websites: unclaimed.org and missingmoney.com
Some years ago I found a few thousand dollars for my next door neighbor, who had no idea it was hers.
I went to the California unclaimed property website and found there was over $20,00 in the former resident's accounts! I started googling his name, and came up with his brother's obituary from 2005! The obituary had his name, and all of his nieces and nephews' names. With some more input to a certain website, I got the phone numbers and e-mail addresses of his relatives.
Tonight I got a call from one of his nieces who was blown away by the information. I told her how to access the site, and she gave me the name of the man's son. I have found his e-mail address, and hope to hear from
him soon. I think the $20,000 will probably be his, it should make him very happy, but I want to stay out of any family dynamics.
Check out those websites, you may have found money.
Thank you SousChef, important information for folks!
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:14 PM   #23945
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I went to Winthrop for my monthly checkup this morning. All is well. Or so I think. But I have an appointment with the NP on the 24th of this month. I have a few health issue that need attention. Oh great! More appointments in town at BMC.

Right now I am trying to get my apartment in condition for a "maybe" inspection tomorrow. They are picking apartments at random. I hope mine is not one of the random ones. I try to make the apartment clean, but not spotless. Dust some stuff, let the IRobot out to do the carpet, and just wipe off the stove. I need new drip pans. Fortunately, they just give them to us simply for the asking. This morning I noticed that one of the sockets had a damaged cover. It need replacing. When I went to use it this morning for my hair blower, it was wiggling. Not a good sign.

Right now I am so tired and sleepy. I didn't get to sleep until three in the morning and was up at six thirty. I should go to sleep now and worry about cleaning later. If I am lucky, I will be sleeping in the morning. And if they choose my apartment, they will take one look at me and leave. Suits me fine. I hated these dang inspections.

I gained three pounds back. So Pirate is cooking me a sausage and some rice. I didn't eat at all yesterday. And I am not hungry now. But I do have to eat every so often.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:28 PM   #23946
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I've been wanting to finish up,then seam together the pieces of a sweater that I made.Today just might be the day it gets done.

Was going to ask hubby for the use of his body (be my dummy)while I pin it.
Don't think that's going to go over well. Unless I actually pin him.

No matter how I type that up it's just not sounding right.Just sayin'
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:32 PM   #23947
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In the corner we have CM wearing her day off clothes , in the opposite corner DHCM in a nice cardigan.....
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:34 PM   #23948
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In the corner we have CM wearing her day off clothes , in the opposite corner DHCM in a nice cardigan.....
How come he looks better?
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How come he looks better?
He's a show off
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:46 PM   #23950
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How come he looks better?
It is all in the clothing. A raggety torn housecoat versus a lovely handmade knit sweater? No contest. A good excuse for you to convince DH that you are in dire need of a complete new wardrobe. He can carry the bags as you go from store to store. Like any loving hubby would do.
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