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Started by Spell Chick, December 17, 2017, 11:23:36 AM

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Mastafrank

Drinks are on me folks...

I have been approved for funding for pigs dental surgery 😊
I still have to pay 50-60 percent of the bill.This is a huge weight off my shoulders 😀😄


Vets in the states charge a quarter of what we pay in Canada. Unfortunately every clinic I called around the Ogdensburg NY area are full...


Spell Chick

Good for you and Pigs.

Bones, I think that after much consideration, I will have a coffee - with cream.
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Gyppo

Quiet in here ;-)

Let's see if the classical side of the jukebox still works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5zg_af9b8c

Finlandia, by Sibelius.  (Pleasant video too.)

This is the tune I listen to when I need to calm down a bit.  Despite some of the more rousing passages.

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There's a lovely story about Sibelius as an old man, sitting in a chair outside his home, taking pot-shots at low-flying Russian jets with a hunting rifle.  He was unlikely to even hit one, yet alone damage it, but he said it made him feel better.  Allegedly the Finnish Government, when asked if this might cause an international incident, calmly said they'd deal with that when and if it happened.

Gyppo

Jo Bannister

Brilliant!  Seems a pity, now, it was never put to the test.

Mastafrank

Jon,thanks for the pleasant video.Much of northern Ontario and Canada still have dense forests as pictured..

On a school camping trip,I ventured too far into the bush,the Silence was deadening.I almost got lost. The old adage 'if lost,don't run,stay put comes to mind. I sat down and focused.surely enough I could hear faint voices coming from the camp.

Laura

Happy New Year, V. I hope it's a good one for all of us.
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

Mastafrank

Quote from: Laura on January 31, 2023, 05:47:47 PMHappy New Year, V. I hope it's a good one for all of us.

Don't jinx us!🤬

Spell Chick

I'm sure this year will be just fine. Where is the sarcastic font? There needs to be a sarcastic font. It would be quite helpful.
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Spell Chick

This past summer we were without air conditioning for more than a week in the sweltering, muggy, steamy heat.

It got to freezing overnight. Just barely, but still. The heater decided it was tired and quit working. It was 61 inside this morning except upstairs it was 55. When we went out to the garage to work out and the gas heater was working out there, it was warmer in the garage.

This does not seem like a really great thing to happen. I hope it is fixed faster than a week.
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Gyppo

That's not ideal, is it?  When you have to work out just in order to keep warm ;-)

Spell Chick

The heating guy came out by 10 and the switch that turns the thing on and off is broken. It is some techy thing and they don't have one in stock, so it will have to be ordered. He could manually turn the heat on and the house warmed up. We could shower and eat and then leisurely pack and we will head off to a hotel for a couple days. The part can be ordered on Monday and I have no idea how long it will take to arrive and when they can actually replace the broken thing. But it is warming up next week and will be in the 70s by Tuesday. So, not as bad as it could be. But no reason to stay here and freeze overnight.

Since we had such problems last summer, it is a new unit and both parts and labor are still under warranty. So at least it isn't costing us that on top of the hotel room.
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Gyppo

My elderly friend down the road, who is in her mid eighties, had a complete new central heating system installed a few months back.  She's had the housing association repairmen out  to check it and fix it three times since then.

The first time was because it was 'just too bloody hot'.  She's a hardy old soul and they seemed to think the 'elderly and vulnerable' need the thermostat set for somewhere around 80F.

She asked if I could turn it down for her, but it's a different system from mine. (I've just about got the hang f mine, but hers was new level of supposedly 'simplified' bafflement.   The neat little twist-dial thermostat in the hallway has been replaced with a chunky box with a one inch high digital readout, and small fiddly buttons for re-setting it.  Another fine example of 'gadgets' which bombard you with useless information about what they're doing, but actively discourage you from 'tampering' with them.

They seem to have finally got it about right to suit her now.  The good thing, which delighted her, was that the boiler unit hanging on the wall is much smaller, so there is now room in the 'boiler cupboard' for her clothes horse for drying clothes.

Never mind, Spring is on its way.  It must be, the little birds have started courting in the trees at the bottom of my garden.  I think they're incurably optimistic myself, but...

Gyppo

 

WordBird

Quote from: WordBird on January 02, 2022, 02:39:53 PMMy resolution this year is simple:  Be Reliable, Be Consistent.

Well that didn't go as planned.
Motivation for Life

WordBird

Quote from: WordBird on October 07, 2022, 04:11:06 PMGreetings All,

So my father-in-law passed away last Friday. We found out on Wednesday that my sister-in-law managed to change the will (as power of attorney). She has been suing us for the last year over an easement. Now she has written my husband out of the will except for the attorney bills that she's racked up plus interest. Is that even legal? I mean, when someone dies, isn't it just a matter of you just don't get anything? How in the hell can a will demand that you pay for bills that you didn't incur? Hopefully a lawyer will be able to answer all that.


Greetings!  In case you were wondering, although it is morally and ethically deficient, it is perfectly legal to continue being a complete pain in the rear after death. We have STILL not gotten this situation taken care of. It's too much to detail out here. Basically, my SIL is suing us for $18K+ for bills that we did not incur for things that we did not want or have anything to do with. The property is still for sale because she wants her 70% of that too.

If evil were in human skin, it would be her. My husband has now lost every dime, every blade of grass that was supposed to be his inheritance for the last 50 years. She has taken all of the money. All of the antiques, all of everything. And that's not enough. She must also take the land that has been our yard all these years and build houses on it, with the intent of turning our private driveway into a two-lane highway road. Hi mom died, his brother died, his dad died. All in 3 1/2 years time.

Tomorrow we have a meeting with the law firm. My issue is: What happened to innocent until proven guilty? On what basis does this greedy lunatic take over and ruin the lives of so many others? How do we defend ourselves with the simple answer: we didn't do it. 

The attorney said it could be challenged, but that it would be a "trailblazing" case. And I said, that's great, but we don't have a "trailblazing" bank account. And the success rate, no matter how much money you spend, is way too risky.

Bones, coffee and cream please. 
Motivation for Life

Laura

I am so sorry, Wordbird. That is beyond lousy.SIL does sound like an evil woman, and in all the good stories they get their comeuppance. I wish you and husband didn'thave to go through this.
Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.
Arthur Ashe