Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:57 am

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Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:57 am linkquote
Customer submitted a rush order today that I was told about yesterday. When I spoke with the customer yesterday, I told her that the file could not have any bleed, that it needed at least 1/4" margin on all four sides. She said she'd pass that on to the people working on the file.

It took them an extra hour to get the file complete, so we're getting a late start on it. Not a big deal.

When I got the file, with the exception of the cover page, every single page has a thin color line (approx 1/16") around it.

I emailed her to let her know it would get cut off, or that I could reduce it to fit in the print area. She replied let it get cut off.

I start deleting it in Acrobat, because on some pages there is a thin hairline remnant of the frame. I got almost finished editing it when Acrobat crashed. I reopened it and it recovered the file at the same point I was at. I finished the edit, saved it, and clicked Print.

A warning popped up, "You must first install a printer before you can use print functions."

WTF?

I closed Acrobat, and a popup appears showing the Software Update progress for Acrobat, followed by the message, "Acrobat has been updated. The changes will take effect when you next restart your computer."
Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:47 am

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GTS 300ie Touring 2013 - Signora D'argento & GTS 300ie HPE 2022 - Regina Arancione.
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Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:47 am linkquote
As the nights start to get colder, I went to one of our local discount stores to buy a hot water bottle. On entering the store, I asked a shop assistant (who was stood filling the shelves with Christmas decorations) where I would find them. She nonchalantly replied, "Sorry, it's not the season for those yet"
Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:06 am

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Sun Sep 11, 2022 8:06 am linkquote
Touring300 wrote:
As the nights start to get colder, I went to one of our local discount stores to buy a hot water bottle. On entering the store, I asked a shop assistant (who was stood filling the shelves with Christmas decorations) where I would find them. She nonchalantly replied, "Sorry, it's not the season for those yet"
Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:40 pm

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Sun Sep 11, 2022 1:40 pm linkquote
But do they have Christmas themed ones?
Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:43 pm

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:43 pm linkquote
Hate to be such a Luddite but I can not stand trying to use a cell phone. Seems like every time I need to do some thing basic like listen to a voice message it takes me the better part of half an hour. It's like everything requires some secret hand shake to do anything.

Now I have been using computers since Windows 3.0 and used Excel to set up spread sheets to track service records at work. I guess what causes me the most trouble is trying to understand what all those little what ever you call the little stick figure symbols mean and the fact that they never seem to be the same from one application to the next and they are never in the same place even from one page to the next in an application.
Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:19 pm

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Tue Sep 13, 2022 10:19 pm linkquote
kshansen wrote:
Hate to be such a Luddite but I can not stand trying to use a cell phone. Seems like every time I need to do some thing basic like listen to a voice message it takes me the better part of half an hour. It's like everything requires some secret hand shake to do anything.

Now I have been using computers since Windows 3.0 and used Excel to set up spread sheets to track service records at work. I guess what causes me the most trouble is trying to understand what all those little what ever you call the little stick figure symbols mean and the fact that they never seem to be the same from one application to the next and they are never in the same place even from one page to the next in an application.
Amen.

Also.
The constant updates, that eat half your data plan.
Multicolored background that makes the keyboard invisible, that you cannot remove (looking at you Samsung).
Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:44 am

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Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:44 am linkquote
I'm in a hotel room in central France and I am posting now as my Kindle is connected to the hotels wifi but my more modern Samsung mobile phone cant pick up wifi. Whats that all about?

Whilst I am at it why does my Sena headset connect to my mobile via Bluetooth but not my TomTom sat nav or my riding companions Sena headset?

This is Bluetooth, the year 2022 and modern technology so why is connectivity so difficult?
Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:56 am

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Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:56 am linkquote
@Coddy The reason I tell myself when it's tablet vs phone is that maybe the tablet has space for a longer antenna...? I dunno. It wards away the frustration at that very problem, at least.
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Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:12 pm

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Wed Sep 14, 2022 1:12 pm linkquote
Coddy wrote:
I'm in a hotel room in central France and I am posting now as my Kindle is connected to the hotels wifi but my more modern Samsung mobile phone cant pick up wifi. Whats that all about?

Whilst I am at it why does my Sena headset connect to my mobile via Bluetooth but not my TomTom sat nav or my riding companions Sena headset?

This is Bluetooth, the year 2022 and modern technology so why is connectivity so difficult?
Brother, if I was ever lucky enough to visit France I'd throw my Samsung into the Seine and go drink wine with some French women.
Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:50 am

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Fri Sep 16, 2022 5:50 am linkquote
kshansen wrote:
Hate to be such a Luddite but I can not stand trying to use a cell phone. Seems like every time I need to do some thing basic like listen to a voice message it takes me the better part of half an hour. It's like everything requires some secret hand shake to do anything.

Now I have been using computers since Windows 3.0 and used Excel to set up spread sheets to track service records at work. I guess what causes me the most trouble is trying to understand what all those little what ever you call the little stick figure symbols mean and the fact that they never seem to be the same from one application to the next and they are never in the same place even from one page to the next in an application.
I think smartphones reached an 'ease of use tipping point.' In order to bring newness, well-working, simplistic functions received additional layers and unnecessary complexities disguised as updates!
Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:59 am

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Fri Sep 16, 2022 9:59 am linkquote
Shebalba wrote:
I think smartphones reached an 'ease of use tipping point.' In order to bring newness, well-working, simplistic functions received additional layers and unnecessary complexities disguised as updates!
I'd just like to have simple "stop" "delete" and "save" button always visible on the screen while listening to a voice message or reading a text message. And not some hidden emoji or some odd looking symbol that I have no idea what it means! Just had another problem with the dang cell phone, made a mistake and called someone and could not figure out how to hang it up or disconnect the call. Give me a good old land-line any day!

In the same vein I hate using touch screens to work a computer. It maybe was ok if I was using one like when I was working and needed to use it while sitting in the cab of an earthmover. But not while sitting at my desk in the office.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:31 am

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Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:31 am linkquote
As mentioned previously, my work location recently changed from a Copy Center at the headquarters building of the school district, to the print shop 8 miles south of there.

Things have been going well, for the most part.

One of the pieces of equipment I have is a cutter (an old Challenge Model 20, for anyone interested). It has three blades. In the three years I've been here, I've changed them out so that I'm on the third blade. I had sent the two dull blades to the main shop to be sent out for sharpening, but the bindery manager never took care of it. He quit two weeks ago.

So our office manager was doing a PO to get the blades for our main cutter sharpened. I asked if we could include my three blades. She submitted the information for a quote. My blades would cost us $28 each to sharpen them, or $84 total. Our production manager rejected it. He says it's a waste of money, because I can use the large cutter.

Except the large cutter is the only other cutter we have, and it's on the first floor. My production area is on the 5th floor. I don't mind using that cutter, but I'd have to make sure it's not in use when I need it. And I'd have to wait on the elevator each way.

Based on my pay rate, if I need to use the cutter once per day, it would take just over 6 weeks for sharpening the blades to pay for themselves.

But that's a waste of money.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:00 am

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Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:00 am linkquote
I have to take care of of few things around the house so therefor I can't get out for a boat ride today and drink beer. this pisses me off. retirement is fricken work.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:10 am

Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
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Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:10 am linkquote
monogodo wrote:
As mentioned previously, my work location recently changed from a Copy Center at the headquarters building of the school district, to the print shop 8 miles south of there.
<snip>
Based on my pay rate, if I need to use the cutter once per day, it would take just over 6 weeks for sharpening the blades to pay for themselves.

But that's a waste of money.
I really have to wonder about the intelligence in those running that Texas school district. What else are they doing to waste time and money? Then again I retired from a company that the last several years had the US headquarters based in Texas so I know there are more than a handful of upper level people in that state who I would question their intelligence.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:49 pm

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Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:49 pm linkquote
kshansen wrote:
I really have to wonder about the intelligence in those running that Texas school district. What else are they doing to waste time and money? Then again I retired from a company that the last several years had the US headquarters based in Texas so I know there are more than a handful of upper level people in that state who I would question their intelligence.
That's the thing, the manager who said it was a waste of money is usually on top of things and has no problems with spending money to improve efficiency.

He is under a lot of stress right now, though. Our Director retired (because he was tired of banging his head against the brick wall that is our Executive Director (who is the guy who decided to shut down the Copy Center)). Our Bindery "Manager" quit. It's been really difficult to get paper from our vendors, because the vendors are having difficulty getting it from the paper mills. He's having to do a lot of the Director's job, which he doesn't want. And he's been given conflicting information about the new Director - they've hired one, they haven't hired one, they're negotiating with one, they're waiting on the candidate to pass the background check, they're still looking.
Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:12 pm

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Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:12 pm linkquote
monogodo wrote:
That's the thing, the manager who said it was a waste of money is usually on top of things and has no problems with spending money to improve efficiency.

He is under a lot of stress right now, though. Our Director retired (because he was tired of banging his head against the brick wall that is our Executive Director (who is the guy who decided to shut down the Copy Center)
Sounds like some of the BS that was going on before I retired and just this summer my last boss who was with the company for well over 20 years gave up and quit. He had been asking for help for many years and kept getting the runaround from his boss. And just like when I retired there was nobody really worked into the position until the last couple weeks. So the chance the new people would get a good amount of training was just about zero.

I had 45 years with the company and for the last few decades was the only mechanic for a quarry with about 1,000,000 annual production. 90% of my work was with the mobile equipment but I did get pulled into do some repairs and maintenance on things like compressors, crushers and speed reducers among other things.
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:44 am

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Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:44 am linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
I have to take care of of few things around the house so therefor I can't get out for a boat ride today and drink beer. this pisses me off. retirement is fricken work.
That is terrible. You poor thing…
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:50 am

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Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:50 am linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
I have to take care of of few things around the house so therefor I can't get out for a boat ride today and drink beer. this pisses me off. retirement is fricken work.




Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:19 am

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2021 GTS 300 HPE +2013 GTS 300ie + 294 Polini
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Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:19 am linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
I have to take care of of few things around the house so therefor I can't get out for a boat ride today and drink beer. this pisses me off. retirement is fricken work.
I love retirement !

I have a list of things I must do today. (It is very short!)
I have a list of things I hope to do this week.
I have a list of things I plan to get around to this month.

I have stopped doing the things I should do.
I only do the things I want to do - like riding my Vespa a lot !

Joke.
Wife: "What are you going to do today, Dear?"
Husband: "Nothing..."
Wife: "That's what you did yesterday !"
Husband: "I know... but I am not finished yet !"
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:29 am

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Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:29 am linkquote
kshansen wrote:
Sounds like some of the BS that was going on before I retired and just this summer my last boss who was with the company for well over 20 years gave up and quit. He had been asking for help for many years and kept getting the runaround from his boss. And just like when I retired there was nobody really worked into the position until the last couple weeks. So the chance the new people would get a good amount of training was just about zero.

I had 45 years with the company and for the last few decades was the only mechanic for a quarry with about 1,000,000 annual production. 90% of my work was with the mobile equipment but I did get pulled into do some repairs and maintenance on things like compressors, crushers and speed reducers among other things.
Just one example of the BS that my former Director had to put up with from our Executive Director:

Our delivery van needs to be replaced (It's old and repair costs are becoming unsustainable). The Director put in a request for a new one. The ED denied it, and said, "If you want a new van, you'll need to cut a staff member to offset the cost."

The Director responded with, "The most likely person to cut would be the driver, which means the new van would sit there." So he didn't get a new van.

Then one of our Digital Operators passed away from cancer a couple of months before he could retire. No new van.

Then our best Bindery Machinist left for a job in a completely different industry. He wasn't replaced, and no new van.

Then our Printer Fleet Manager left to become an Assistant Director in a different school district. He wasn't replaced, and no new van.

Then the Director retired. He's being replaced, but still no new van.

And finally, the Bindery Manager quit. He won't be replaced, and no new van.

Surely between the loss of 4 staff members who weren't replaced, we can afford to buy a new van.
Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:43 pm

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Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:43 pm linkquote
Fudmucker wrote:
I love retirement !

I have a list of things I must do today. (It is very short!)
I have a list of things I hope to do this week.
I have a list of things I plan to get around to this month.



I make all those lists, then do all the rewrites on them.
all that writing makes me tired so its nap time.
when I get up from the nap i forgot where I put those lists.
oh well I will write a new list tomorrow.
Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:15 pm

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Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:15 pm linkquote
old as dirt wrote:
I make all those lists, then do all the rewrites on them.
all that writing makes me tired so its nap time.
when I get up from the nap i forgot where I put those lists.
oh well I will write a new list tomorrow.
Ah, life goals.
Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:48 pm

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Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:48 pm linkquote
Two minutes into what ended up being a three and a half hour interstate ride, I was rear ended.

I had filtered through Brooklyn traffic at a red light to precisely avoid that scenario and one of New York City's limousine drivers hit me from an angle the moment the light turned green. No damage, since the crash guard served its purpose. Deeply annoying nonetheless!!
Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:13 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:13 pm linkquote
I'm practicing roadside wrenching AND doing an item of routine maintenance I've never done before (I miss scooters with their belt drives): chain maintenance and chain slack adjustment. I'm doing this in a mostly-abandoned mall parking lot that now just serves as the trailhead for one of the city's main greenways.

As I'm finishing up, an older guy coming back to his car on a bicycle starts up conversation. Okay, sure. We talk about old Triumphs, I tell him about the resurgence of the company and about the new classics Bonnies. He talks about when he was stationed in Germany and how he had to sell his motorcycle when he got married.

I finish putting everything away and am putting the side cases back on... and he loudly "under his breath" remarks, "jeez, and I thought I carried a lot of stuff!"
I'm getting used to the handling weight of what I'm going to be living out of for the next few months to year+ with loaded side cases and a top case. You gave up your bike because that's what you thought getting married required. How's about I haul my physical luggage and you keep your emotional baggage to your 🤬 self!
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:28 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:28 pm linkquote
If you want a good laugh try asking someone why they sold their bike when they got married.

They may well have to ask their wife if they can answer that question.
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:36 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:36 pm linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
If you want a good laugh try asking someone why they sold their bike when they got married.

They may well have to ask their wife if they can answer that question.
I had the opposite experience.

Fifteen years ago we only had space to park one car, but really needed two.

Mrs. mpfrank said, "Why don't you get a motorcycle?"

The rest is... well, you know.

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:51 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:51 pm linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
If you want a good laugh try asking someone why they sold their bike when they got married.

They may well have to ask their wife if they can answer that question.
I was doing a group bicycle tour with one of the NZ cycling legends, we both had young kids and during particularly miserable raining boring ride we were discussing how reading the kids a story at night was more rewarding that riding the local single track.

I did indeed sell my NSM(that's Non Scooter Motorcycle) soon after kids came along simply because I had better things to do.

So priorities change. But they can change back, and you can always but another motorcycle.
Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:52 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:52 pm linkquote
Yeah that's fair enough although I'd also like to have $5.00 for every time someone has said - I'll have to talk to my wife about it.

It makes me giggle every time.
Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:35 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:35 pm linkquote
giallo wrote:
Two minutes into what ended up being a three and a half hour interstate ride, I was rear ended.

I had filtered through Brooklyn traffic at a red light to precisely avoid that scenario and one of New York City's limousine drivers hit me from an angle the moment the light turned green. No damage, since the crash guard served its purpose. Deeply annoying nonetheless!!
Er, yikes. Glad you and bike emerged intact.
Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:29 pm

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Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:29 pm linkquote
mpfrank wrote:
Mrs. mpfrank said, "Why don't you get a motorcycle?"

Has she got a sister?
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:06 am

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Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:06 am linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
Yeah that's fair enough although I'd also like to have $5.00 for every time someone has said - I'll have to talk to my wife about it.

It makes me giggle every time.
Seriously, Bill, there are many decisions that my wife and I make collaboratively. So, yes, we do have to ask each other about them.

There are also things that are our own individual decisions as as well.

Knowing and respecting the difference, at least most of the time, has worked for us for fifty years.
Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:06 am

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Mon Sep 26, 2022 12:06 am linkquote
Sledge wrote:
Has she got a sister?
Nope.

Sorry.
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:32 am

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Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:32 am linkquote
Cheshire wrote:
I'm practicing roadside wrenching AND doing an item of routine maintenance I've never done before (I miss scooters with their belt drives): chain maintenance and chain slack adjustment. I'm doing this in a mostly-abandoned mall parking lot that now just serves as the trailhead for one of the city's main greenways.

As I'm finishing up, an older guy coming back to his car on a bicycle starts up conversation. Okay, sure. We talk about old Triumphs, I tell him about the resurgence of the company and about the new classics Bonnies. He talks about when he was stationed in Germany and how he had to sell his motorcycle when he got married.

I finish putting everything away and am putting the side cases back on... and he loudly "under his breath" remarks, "jeez, and I thought I carried a lot of stuff!"
I'm getting used to the handling weight of what I'm going to be living out of for the next few months to year+ with loaded side cases and a top case. You gave up your bike because that's what you thought getting married required. How's about I haul my physical luggage and you keep your emotional baggage to your 🤬 self!
Good for you Cheshire . He's older, lost his motorcycle and you fixed yours and have your freedom. Ride like the wind!
Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:50 am

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Mon Sep 26, 2022 2:50 am linkquote
Seriously, Frank, the best part about living alone is that I don't have to negotiate, justify or explain anything I want to do to anyone but myself.

It really speeds up the decision making process and I wouldn't sacrifice that for anyone.

Horses for courses I guess.
Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:48 am

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Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:48 am linkquote
Ho-kay. I begrudge no one their choices as affects their lives.
My brother sold his cruiser while awaiting the birth of his first kid. It's his risk evaluation and he decided it was time. We still talk bikes and celebrate each others' moments with what we choose to pursue.
When I got into motorized two wheels, I skipped the 50cc class. I wasn't comfortable going slower than the traffic I ride in anymore. I don't harass those riders to get licensed and I wave when I see them on the road. This is my choice, that's theirs. Happy, happy: rock on!

Just be upfront and honest about it if you're going to be a condescending...jerk. I'll file it under "get a rEaL bIkE," ignore you, and get back to doing my thing.
If you want to swap stories, cool. If you want to reminisce, I'll usually listen. I've burned an hour plus of planned riding time at a middle-of-nowhere rest stop listening to someone who saw my GTS and remembered the Vespa they used to have way back.

Don't be a passive-aggressive slime and spend half an hour talking to me while I'm trying to work only to pull some shit-talking holier-than-thou "last word" crap as they slide into their car.
Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:02 am

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Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:02 am linkquote
Bill Dog wrote:
Seriously, Frank, the best part about living alone is that I don't have to negotiate, justify or explain anything I want to do to anyone but myself.

It really speeds up the decision making process and I wouldn't sacrifice that for anyone.

Horses for courses I guess.
I get it, Bill.

We have a pretty good balance between things that are individually ours to determine and things that we deal with mutually. Buying my scooters was entirely up to me and she respected that. Same goes for tools and audio/video/photo gear. She also has her things that are entirely up to her, which I respect.

Michael

Sometimes collaborating on joint decisions is difficult, but we most often end up with a better choice than either of us started with.
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:09 am

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Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:09 am linkquote
The news coming out of SW Florida this morning after Hurricane Ian has passed through!

My thoughts are with anyone affected by the disaster!

Having visited Sanibel a number of times, it's awful to see the newsfeeds coming out of there!
Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:32 am

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Thu Sep 29, 2022 4:32 am linkquote
fleece wrote:
The news coming out of SW Florida this morning after Hurricane Ian has passed through!

My thoughts are with anyone affected by the disaster!

Having visited Sanibel a number of times, it's awful to see the newsfeeds coming out of there!
Sanibel island was hit hard. The only bridge to Sanibel was damaged and impassable.

The storm landed a few miles north of my home. None of my friends here have power. Many got flooded. Our house came close to surge salt water but stayed dry
Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:19 am

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Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:19 am linkquote
Billrush wrote:
Sanibel island was hit hard. The only bridge to Sanibel was damaged and impassable.

The storm landed a few miles north of my home. None of my friends here have power. Many got flooded. Our house came close to surge salt water but stayed dry
Good to hear it missed you Billrush!
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