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Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:50 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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How's the weather by you Brenda?

Got a few more cold ones here and then we're in the 30's and even the 40's for the next two weeks... or so we're told.

I think we might be coming to the end of your last winter in that shabby situation :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:18 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
How's the weather by you Brenda?

Got a few more cold ones here and then we're in the 30's and even the 40's for the next two weeks... or so we're told.

I think we might be coming to the end of your last winter in that shabby situation :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Weather's been dry around here for the last couple of days and sunny. Weather site I checked a bit ago said it's suppose to hit 6C tomorrow which is around 46F. That will be nice.

I hope it is that last of winter. February and March you never know up here. Have to see.

Idiot landlady unplugged something for a second when I was replying to you and I had to do a reboot.

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Monday, February 12, 2018 4:31 PM

BRENDA


Beautiful sunny day here but cold. Suppose to get more rain later in the week.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 11:52 PM

BRENDA


IT'S FREAKIN' SNOWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not happy. Don't want to take my cane tomorrow when I go to the chiropractor or wear my boots.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 8:58 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Finally stopped snowing here after 8 straight days of snow. Might get warm enough to melt a bit of it the next two days. Almost 50 on Monday though, so if it hasn't melted by then we should be in luck.

Be safe. It should be almost over..... hopefully.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 12:02 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Finally stopped snowing here after 8 straight days of snow. Might get warm enough to melt a bit of it the next two days. Almost 50 on Monday though, so if it hasn't melted by then we should be in luck.

Be safe. It should be almost over..... hopefully.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



It's not suppose to stay here and we didn't get much. Just means that I have to be really careful walking around here. My cane is handy as are my boots. Heading out in a bit to my chiropractor's appointment.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:21 PM

BRENDA


Well, the snow is going and thank goodness there was no ice around.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 1:47 AM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Good news, Brenda !




HAS IT NOT OCCURRED TO YOU BY NOW THAT IF YOU HAVE TO RESORT TO LOGICAL FALLACIES AND TROLLING YOUR SO-CALLED ARGUMENTS ARE LIES?

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Friday, February 16, 2018 4:37 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Good news, Brenda !




HAS IT NOT OCCURRED TO YOU BY NOW THAT IF YOU HAVE TO RESORT TO LOGICAL FALLACIES AND TROLLING YOUR SO-CALLED ARGUMENTS ARE LIES?


The snow is pretty well all gone today and it is looking like rain. So if that happens should take care of the rest of it.

So *fingers crossed*

I had my umbrella with me today when I went out to run some errands to be on the safe side but I didn't have to use it.

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Friday, February 16, 2018 4:56 PM

BRENDA


Rain clouds have backed off and the sun is out again.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 8:24 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Glad it's warming up for you up there Brenda. :)

We're getting hit with a mighty fine warm spell here too. It will be almost 60 on Monday and Tuesday, and every day in the 2 week forecast is looking to be over 40 degrees save two of them. That brings us into March. Yay!

Man... if we get a reasonable March this year than everything kind of balances out and winter was just ass backward in 2018. Fingers crossed!

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 1:01 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Glad it's warming up for you up there Brenda. :)

We're getting hit with a mighty fine warm spell here too. It will be almost 60 on Monday and Tuesday, and every day in the 2 week forecast is looking to be over 40 degrees save two of them. That brings us into March. Yay!

Man... if we get a reasonable March this year than everything kind of balances out and winter was just ass backward in 2018. Fingers crossed!

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Lucky you. The snow is back up here. Which means when I go out I need my cane and boots.

I guess March is going to come in like a lion. I hope not.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 3:52 PM

BRENDA


Some of the snow is gone again as a healthy dose of rain accompanied it today. So getting back was easier than going.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 9:01 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Just be careful and keep thinking that by this time next year you should be in a much nicer place. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, February 17, 2018 11:11 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Just be careful and keep thinking that by this time next year you should be in a much nicer place. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I was careful and will continue to be careful as long as this weather is squirrelly.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:03 PM

BRENDA


Snow, snow, snow.

And with this white stuff, I feel trapped, trapped, trapped at times.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 2:44 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


I used to live up in the NE snowbelt. I feel your pain.




So anyway ... anyone up for a rational, fact-based, and civil discussion about the topic?

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 8:48 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Hang in there, Brenda. It's almost over. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:28 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
I used to live up in the NE snowbelt. I feel your pain.




So anyway ... anyone up for a rational, fact-based, and civil discussion about the topic?


Thanks Kiki. It is a right pain.

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Sunday, February 18, 2018 9:29 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Hang in there, Brenda. It's almost over. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



I am a hanging Jack. Little bit has melted but I will probably still need my boots and cane tomorrow.

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Monday, February 19, 2018 8:54 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Good luck ;)

Just take it easy, it's almost done.


We're getting torrential rain here now. Almost all 20" of snow from the last few weeks is gone now. At least my sump pump seems to be working. *fingers crossed*

60's for the next two days, then a dip down in the 30's for 2 days, then every day the next two weeks on weather.com shows a high in the 40's. Awesome way to finish up February!

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:57 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Good luck ;)

Just take it easy, it's almost done.


We're getting torrential rain here now. Almost all 20" of snow from the last few weeks is gone now. At least my sump pump seems to be working. *fingers crossed*

60's for the next two days, then a dip down in the 30's for 2 days, then every day the next two weeks on weather.com shows a high in the 40's. Awesome way to finish up February!

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Kinda wish we had more rain coming where I am. Then at least I could get more done. Still looking at a bit more snow for the end of this week and some into next.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 11:02 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Rain, for us, is always eight days away. I can't tell you the number of times this winter ("rainy season") that I've seen rain in the long-term forecast, only to have it evaporate five days out. Ridiculously Resilient Ridge Redux - Rewind! here we come.


Well, ONE piece of good news, at least! I don't know if I mentioned it, but we've been hiring a homeless guy for yard cleanup and gardening ... somebody we knew knew somebody else who knew this guy ... pay him $20/hr for 5 hours work, plus a home-cooked lunch and supplies to take "home". He's been biking 15 miles one way to get here, and bikes 15 miles back each week.

Older guy, 50's; guy has his head screwed on straight, not a drug addict or alcoholic, just made some bad decisions and lost his economic footing in 2008 and never really regained it. LA County FINALLY made homelessness a priority, put 1/4% sales tax to fund programs, and this guy FINALLY got into assisted housing. YAY! At least he has a place to shower, stay warm, and cook meals. And considering how cold it's been here, that's a wonderful thing! They said they're going to fix his teeth and get him regular medical care. We stay in touch by text; I hope to see him again this weekend or next. I have my fingers crossed that things work out well for him; he deserves it. And of course, he continues to work for us, if he so chooses. Or until he finds something better.


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America is an oligarchy
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Friday, February 23, 2018 12:07 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
Rain, for us, is always eight days away. I can't tell you the number of times this winter ("rainy season") that I've seen rain in the long-term forecast, only to have it evaporate five days out. Ridiculously Resilient Ridge Redux - Rewind! here we come.


Well, ONE piece of good news, at least! I don't know if I mentioned it, but we've been hiring a homeless guy for yard cleanup and gardening ... somebody we knew knew somebody else who knew this guy ... pay him $20/hr for 5 hours work, plus a home-cooked lunch and supplies to take "home". He's been biking 15 miles one way to get here, and bikes 15 miles back each week.

Older guy, 50's; guy has his head screwed on straight, not a drug addict or alcoholic, just made some bad decisions and lost his economic footing in 2008 and never really regained it. LA County FINALLY made homelessness a priority, put 1/4% sales tax to fund programs, and this guy FINALLY got into assisted housing. YAY! At least he has a place to shower, stay warm, and cook meals. And considering how cold it's been here, that's a wonderful thing! They said they're going to fix his teeth and get him regular medical care. We stay in touch by text; I hope to see him again this weekend or next. I have my fingers crossed that things work out well for him; he deserves it. And of course, he continues to work for us, if he so chooses. Or until he finds something better.


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Pity would be no more,
If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

America is an oligarchy
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876



Snow again right now and I got to head out in a bit.

Nope, you didn't say that and that is great. And I'm glad he could get some help and has a decent place to live and all.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 12:33 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


I may not post about it much, but I do think of you often, BRENDA. I hope for your sake that the snow goes away soon.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 4:58 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

Kinda wish we had more rain coming where I am. Then at least I could get more done. Still looking at a bit more snow for the end of this week and some into next.



Ya'all can have the rain we've been getting.

Fortunately my sump held out and I didn't have any power issues, but my brother's basement flooded. It was a real freak of nature occurance. His home is over 30 years old and there was never a well or sump installed. He's not in a flood zone. We just got an insane amount of rain in two days on top of the 20 inches of snow that melted. A lot of stuff he had in the crawl was destroyed.

I'm going over there tomorrow to help them try to clean up the mess.

He's taking a positive attitude about it at least. I'm kind of worried they're both turning into hoarders and he's looking at this as an opportunity to let a lot of stuff go that he's wanted to get rid of for years.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Friday, February 23, 2018 6:06 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
I may not post about it much, but I do think of you often, BRENDA. I hope for your sake that the snow goes away soon.

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Thanks Sig. I hope so too. Got about an inch today and reports are calling for as much as 4inches by the end of the day.

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Friday, February 23, 2018 6:08 PM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Quote:

Originally posted by Brenda:

Kinda wish we had more rain coming where I am. Then at least I could get more done. Still looking at a bit more snow for the end of this week and some into next.



Ya'all can have the rain we've been getting.

Fortunately my sump held out and I didn't have any power issues, but my brother's basement flooded. It was a real freak of nature occurance. His home is over 30 years old and there was never a well or sump installed. He's not in a flood zone. We just got an insane amount of rain in two days on top of the 20 inches of snow that melted. A lot of stuff he had in the crawl was destroyed.

I'm going over there tomorrow to help them try to clean up the mess.

He's taking a positive attitude about it at least. I'm kind of worried they're both turning into hoarders and he's looking at this as an opportunity to let a lot of stuff go that he's wanted to get rid of for years.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



If only the weather worked that way Jack.

Glad you are dry. Sorry about your brother but it's good that he's looking at this as a clean up opportunity.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:20 PM

BRENDA


More snow but I need a walk to stretch muscles. I am SO sick of this white stuff.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 1:24 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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I guess my sis-in-law left with my niece all day and he got it all done. I called him to go help but there's nothing for me to do. I haven't seen my niece since Christmas, so I was really looking forward to that, but their washing machine busted and she's doing about 9 loads of clothes at her mom's and she took my nice with her. :(

Oh well... back to work on my project.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:05 PM

BRENDA


Sorry you didn't get to see your niece Jack. Guess your sister in law thought the little one would hamper her dad's clearing out.

We must have gotten the 4inches predicted last night. Nice amount of snow around when I went out.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:06 PM

BRENDA


On my way back there was a nice little stream of melted snow water going down the road on the hill I walk up.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 11:57 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Yeah... Yesterday they both left so he could get some work done and that's when he did it all. They would have been home today if it wasn't for the washing machine busting and her having to go to her mom's to do all that laundry. I'm going with my old man down to see my other brother for a few days next weekend, so hopefully we can all get together the following week now that I have some more days off.


Sorry to hear about the snow by you. I think we might be pretty much done here. The forecast for the next two weeks by me shows highs from the 40's to the 60's so any snowing we get should only be incidental and melt really quickly. Winter's almost over :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:32 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
Yeah... Yesterday they both left so he could get some work done and that's when he did it all. They would have been home today if it wasn't for the washing machine busting and her having to go to her mom's to do all that laundry. I'm going with my old man down to see my other brother for a few days next weekend, so hopefully we can all get together the following week now that I have some more days off.


Sorry to hear about the snow by you. I think we might be pretty much done here. The forecast for the next two weeks by me shows highs from the 40's to the 60's so any snowing we get should only be incidental and melt really quickly. Winter's almost over :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)



Well, that was probably a good thing. And things break and you have to make other arrangements to get things done. I hope you do Jack.

Next week's weather for around me calls for some more snow then sun with highs at over 30F then some rain. So maybe by next weekend things will be better. We shall see.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 4:43 PM

BRENDA


Snow is melting again.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:59 PM

1KIKI

Goodbye, kind world (George Monbiot) - In common with all those generations which have contemplated catastrophe, we appear to be incapable of understanding what confronts us.


Hey Brenda

I checked it out. You really DID lose all of your posts. Dang.

I'm glad that the snow is melting ... again.

I've been checking out the weather because it's been in the news. This is for Jack "Record Atmospheric Moisture Feeding Central U.S. Flooding - The most significant flooding thus far has been in Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Northeast Illinois, where the heavy rains fell on a snowpack that completely melted, releasing meltwater equivalent to another ½" – 1” of rain".

Meanwhile, here it's been dry, dry, dry as a bone.






So anyway ... anyone up for a rational, fact-based, and civil discussion about the topic?

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Monday, February 26, 2018 12:02 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
Hey Brenda

I checked it out. You really DID lose all of your posts. Dang.

I'm glad that the snow is melting ... again.

I've been checking out the weather because it's been in the news. This is for Jack "Record Atmospheric Moisture Feeding Central U.S. Flooding - The most significant flooding thus far has been in Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Northeast Illinois, where the heavy rains fell on a snowpack that completely melted, releasing meltwater equivalent to another ½" – 1” of rain".

Meanwhile, here it's been dry, dry, dry as a bone.






So anyway ... anyone up for a rational, fact-based, and civil discussion about the topic?


Hi Kiki,

Yes, I did. With a new story in the works I have to go back to an older one to check on something. It's a good thing that I have a habit of doing things long hand.

So am I. Maybe this week I can get some stuff done without worrying about falling but we shall see. Suppose to be dry here tomorrow.

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Monday, February 26, 2018 8:37 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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Quote:

Originally posted by 1kiki:
I've been checking out the weather because it's been in the news. This is for Jack "Record Atmospheric Moisture Feeding Central U.S. Flooding - The most significant flooding thus far has been in Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Northeast Illinois, where the heavy rains fell on a snowpack that completely melted, releasing meltwater equivalent to another ½" – 1” of rain".



Well... NW Indiana here and NE Illinois, most of the rest of my family. :(

My backyard was a marsh for about 2 days, but since my power didn't go out and my sump still works I was fine. Just got a few gallons of loose water on what would be the living area if my basement was finished. I don't think it would have gotten in there if I had installed my gutters already. It's on my spring to-do list. :)

That was really messed up for my bro though. The house was designed without a well or a pump because it's not low at all. The house has been up over 30 years and that's never happened before (so he says). I told him that if he wants to I'll help him dig a well and we'll put a pump in there with a long hose that he can pull out and put out of one of the windows in case this ever happens again. He's not set up at all for a proper sump system, but at least if he's home or somebody has the keys if they're on a vacation when this happens next time somebody can go down and get the pump going.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, February 26, 2018 11:47 PM

BRENDA


Suppose to rain tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday. That will hopefully if it happens clear out what is left of the snow again.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 5:30 AM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


The homeless guy we have been hiring is no longer homeless. YAY! He's fully settled in to his new (temporary) home. Was working at our place again over the weekend, so I got him a radio-clock-alarm and one of those clip-on LED lights for personal use.

I know it's very hard for formerly homeless to adapt back to home-based life. Apparently, the house has something of a "den mother" who cooks b'fast and dinner. But one of the things (let me call him "AL") said was that SHE said ... "I'm turning on the heat in the evening, you guys better shut your windows"

I hope AL can make it thru this transition. Next week I'm going to get him a personalized mug, and the week after that reading glasses, since his eyes aren't so good. I hope that will motivate him to stick with it: It's been really cold (for CA) the past week-plus; NOBODY should be out in the cold like that!

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America is an oligarchy
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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 8:11 AM

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Man... that's nice to hear. I hope he does well too Sigs. :)


I was just listening to a podcast with Joe Rogan and the Amazing Atheist yesterday and one of the tangents they got off on was that anybody in this country that is working a minimum wage job should be able to afford a place to live and food on the table with that money. When you're giving 30 to 40 hours of every week to somebody, that should come with at least 3 hots and a cot.

I agree with that 100%

In this new economy we live in, more of the good jobs are going to keep disappearing and all that will be left are the service type jobs that pay next to nothing unless you went to college and were smart enough to get a meaningful degree in something that won't disappear soon, or you're lucky enough to have a daddy that's in one of the Unions.



I'm still hoping that the Universal Income becomes a thing.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018 11:01 AM

BRENDA


Quote:

Originally posted by SIGNYM:
The homeless guy we have been hiring is no longer homeless. YAY! He's fully settled in to his new (temporary) home. Was working at our place again over the weekend, so I got him a radio-clock-alarm and one of those clip-on LED lights for personal use.

I know it's very hard for formerly homeless to adapt back to home-based life. Apparently, the house has something of a "den mother" who cooks b'fast and dinner. But one of the things (let me call him "AL") said was that SHE said ... "I'm turning on the heat in the evening, you guys better shut your windows"

I hope AL can make it thru this transition. Next week I'm going to get him a personalized mug, and the week after that reading glasses, since his eyes aren't so good. I hope that will motivate him to stick with it: It's been really cold (for CA) the past week-plus; NOBODY should be out in the cold like that!

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If we did not MAKE men poor - William Blake

America is an oligarchy
http://www.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?tid=57876



I hope he can too Sig.

Nobody should be out in any kind of cold. California or anywhere in the NA.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:35 AM

BRENDA


Just small clumps of snow around now. Most has been washed away by the rain.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018 2:36 AM

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Went to a local casino on Friday. Took $100 with me and had a real good morning. Walked out with $334 in my pocket.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018 10:43 PM

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Its been dry here today and maybe for tomorrow too. Yipee!!!!



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Monday, March 5, 2018 5:38 AM

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Went to a local casino on Friday. Took $100 with me and had a real good morning. Walked out with $334 in my pocket
That's amazing good fortune! I have never ... and I mean NEVER ... won at anything. I used to tell my workplace lotto pool that they should pay me to stay OUT of the pool so I don't contaminate them with my bad luck. But they never did.


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Its been dry here today and maybe for tomorrow too. Yipee!!!!
Good for you! Enjoy the weather!


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Monday, March 5, 2018 8:28 AM

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I played at the casino twice. I lost $40 bucks in about 3 minutes on slots and never played them again. I won about $175 at Blackjack and decided I would never gamble again because the rush is too good. That was maybe 15 years ago.

If I never gamble again at a casino, I'm one of the few people who can honestly say that I've beat the house over the long run.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Monday, March 5, 2018 8:52 PM

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Originally posted by SIGNYM:
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Went to a local casino on Friday. Took $100 with me and had a real good morning. Walked out with $334 in my pocket
That's amazing good fortune! I have never ... and I mean NEVER ... won at anything. I used to tell my workplace lotto pool that they should pay me to stay OUT of the pool so I don't contaminate them with my bad luck. But they never did.



It was. I won over $200 on 1 slot machine. Because of my seizure disorder I can only handle being in a casino for about 2hours after that it becomes too much. I go to one maybe twice a year. It's just for fun. I have never walked out with that much money from a casino. Usually I break even or loose about $40.

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Its been dry here today and maybe for tomorrow too. Yipee!!!!
Good for you! Enjoy the weather!


Yes and it suppose to rain some later this week but that's okay as what is left of the snow will be all gone.


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Monday, March 5, 2018 8:56 PM

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Originally posted by 6IXSTRINGJACK:
I played at the casino twice. I lost $40 bucks in about 3 minutes on slots and never played them again. I won about $175 at Blackjack and decided I would never gamble again because the rush is too good. That was maybe 15 years ago.

If I never gamble again at a casino, I'm one of the few people who can honestly say that I've beat the house over the long run.

Do Right, Be Right. :)



My mom and I started going when one opened up in my city over 30years ago. We only went a couple of times a year.

I do the same thing now. I go twice a year but like I told Sig. The clanging and the noise gets too me after a couple of hours because of my seizure disorder. That's why I limit myself.

I go for fun and limit myself to $100 and that's what I play with. Usually I loose a little and sometimes I win a little and there are times I break even. This time was just wow!

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Monday, March 5, 2018 9:15 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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That's cool. I'm not saying that people shouldn't gamble and you're totally being smart about it and only gambling with money you can afford to lose. We all have to have our fun.

I've got a little history with addiction though, and my reaction to "winning" was very similar to my one experience on a prescription opioid that somebody had given me after I was injured pretty badly once, which was "This feels WAY too good and I'm never doing it again".

Congrats on your win. :)

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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