james: where is everyone? james: it is wednesday night, right? james: i'll check again in 20 minutes. if no one is here i'll see you all next week maybe.
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changed username to Pamela Pamela: Hi james: hey everyone. has the chat time been moved? Rich Drushel: Lots of problems getting in tonight... Pamela: Nope, still the same Pamela: Me too, Rich - took forever Rich Drushel: DST hasn't ended yet, has it? Pamela: Nope, not till the end of the month Pamela: James, nice to see you Rich Drushel: My Mac locked up first time I tried it tonight, had to reboot. Rich Drushel: Hello, James. james: hello rich, pam :) Pamela: I had to reconnect three times and I eventually came in thru the website - the direct connection wouldn't work james: i was on at about 10 a.m. here and no one was around so i just disconnected and waited. Rich Drushel: Yes, now that you mention it, me too. Pamela: My computer was giving me problems earlier - don' t think that has anything to do with it though Rich Drushel: I was just about to send E-mail to the list saying I thought the chat server was broken, when I got in at last. james: direct connection? is there another way now to access the chat?
moved to room Meeting Place Pamela: well, you can either come in throug adamcon.org or adamcon.org/~dmwick/chat Rich Drushel: I think Pam means the full URL to the chat, rather than going to the home page and then clicking on the link.
changed username to Meeka Pamela: Hi, Meeka Meeka: hello Pamela: Did you have trouble getting on too? Meeka: no. Pamela: Lucky you Rich Drushel: One error I got too was that it said my username was too long, had to be less than 16 characters. I think "Rich Drushel" is < 16... Meeka: got in with no problems, just a little late james: i can't be bothered with bookmarks so i just accessed the chat through the main page. Rich Drushel: No bookmarks, I just remember the URL :-) Pamela: both the website and the chat URL are listed under my favourites james: i also don't use address books for any e-mail program. got'em all "up here" *pointing at my head* Pamela: Must be getting full Pamela: : ) Pamela: or do they rattle? Rich Drushel: I wasn't planning on hanging around too long tonight, it's been a really rough day, and I'm beat. Pamela: Well since mine started with sleeping through my alarm, I sympathise Pamela: I hate full power starts in the morning Rich Drushel: It ended okay, just some dark detours: daughter Diana (age 8) was hit by a car while walking home from school this afternoon. james: my head isn't full yet but i do forget things more often than i used to. Pamela: OH MY GOD! Is she okay? Rich Drushel: Fortunately, she is only bruised. james: i hope she's okay rich. Pamela: What happened??? Rich Drushel: She did everything right at the crosswalk, but the driver who hit her wasn't paying attention. Pamela: Was she alone? Rich Drushel: No, lots of witnesses, other kids, other drivers. Meeka: that figures, everyone is in such a hurry nowdays Pamela: I hope they throw the book at him Pamela: or her Rich Drushel: She got hit on the left thigh as the car turned right through the intersection. Pamela: Poor darling, she must be pretty shaken up Rich Drushel: Knocked into the main street, but traffic was fortunately light. Rich Drushel: She had enough wits about her to give her address correctly, so a police officer came to the house (Elanor was home by then) to call Joan at work. james: that "driver" should lose their licence. period. Rich Drushel: Unfortunately, the only message was, she was hit by a car and is coming to the ER. Pamela: I agree. Wholeheartedly. Pamela: That's like the message I got to my parents while they were away a couple of years ago.
moved to room Meeting Place Rich Drushel: Well, the driver (a she) was understandably quite distraught, and had at least moved Diana out of the street when the police/ambulance arrived.
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changed username to BobS Pamela: After calling all over West Virginia, I finally got a state trooper to get a message to them and stressed it was NOT an emergency, just to call home Scott: Hey guys, I'm in class right now Scott: But I figured I'd stop in and say "hi". Rich Drushel: It wasn't an egregious bit ot of negligence on the driver's part, no speeding or markedly reckless operation. Pamela: Stupid trooper didn't remember to stress the not an emergency part and they were panicked when they finally reached me Pamela: Hi, Scott -sorry, Iwas busy typing Pamela: Do they know you're chatting? Scott: No... Rich Drushel: According to witnesses, she was looking left all the time for oncoming traffic (to make her right turn), and never saw Diana crossing from the right. Pamela: Hi, Bob -when did you sneak in? Rich Drushel: Hi Bob and Scott. Scott: Not yet... BobS: howdy ya'll Pamela: That's a problem I have alot with Toronto drivers too - so busy paying attn to traffic they don't look for pedestrians BobS: waws it just me or did ya'll have trouble getting on james: i've been here too long as i'm having trouble visualizing north american traffix. Pamela: US too, Bob
moved to room Meeting Place Rich Drushel: The lady called the ER before we had left and talked to Joan to be sure that Diana was all right. Rich Drushel: Diana even talked to her to say that she was going to be okay. Pamela: Did they charge her?
changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings ALL! Pamela: Hi, Guy Rich Drushel: Yes, driver was cited with something, not sure what. Rich Drushel: Hello, Guy. Pamela: Even I won't use a cross walk these days until ALL traffic has stopped in all lanes Pamela: I am glad it ended well, Rich but the possibilities boggle the mind Pamela: Please hug her for me Rich Drushel: Problem with this crossing was that it was a side street off a main road, with no light. So, everyone has to be looking out for everyone else. Diana is small, and she wasn't seen. Scott: Got a 100 tonight on a Cisco Quiz. Yay!!! BobS: so, now tell Pam....about the troupers stopping your folks???? Rich Drushel: Yay Scott. Pamela: Congrats, Scott Guy B.: Way to go Scott! BobS: great Scott!!!!!! james: hey bob, when did you come on? Scott: Thanx all! james: hi scott :) Pamela: Bob, my aunt had a fairly bad traffic accident a couple of years ago while M&D were on vacation . . . Rich Drushel: For the latecomers, we were discussing some bad news from Cleveland today: daughter Diana got hit by a car walking home from school. Guy B.: What's next now, Scott? BobS: about the time Pam ws referrign to the folks and the cops Rich Drushel: Fortunately, she is just bruised, and is home and okay. BobS: but she is OK right Rich????? Guy B.: That's a relieve! Pamela: My aunt totalled her car and needed a cash infusion, but I couldn't help her without their help so had to track them down BobS: AH SO!!! Scott: I've got about 6 more quizzes, a final and a practical. Pamela: Ever tried to call the state park in West Virginia? I recommend patience Guy B.: Looks like you have a full load ahead. Scott: For Cisco BobS: James how's the bride and future addition doing????? Rich Drushel: At this point, Joan and I are probably more shaken than Diana is... Pamela: I am sure. How are the other girls doing? Are they fussing over her? BobS: it is HECTIC to be a parent, for sure james: coming along, though i certainly don't refer to her as the "bride" anymore. ;) Rich Drushel: Yeah, fussing lots. Guy B.: Rich, was the accident near your house? james: we have an ultrasound video and her friend seems to think it's a girl. Rich Drushel: Gretchen is taking it hard; she still won't go to bed, and is complaining that her stomach hurts (nerves). BobS: she will ALWAYS be your bride swon....... BobS: son Rich Drushel: Yes Guy, about 100 yards from home. james: ;) i haven't started referring to her as the "old nag" just yet either :D Pamela: Guess you need to hug her for us too BobS: well that is GOOD Pamela: Not if you want to live to see the baby, James james: :D Rich Drushel: In fact, Gretchen has just asked me to read her a story to help her go to sleep, so I think I'd better go. james: i'm worth too much dead so i watch what i say. Guy B.: Tell her, I'm glad she's all right. Pamela: Tell her we're all glad things turned out okay Rich Drushel: Diana is okay, just a big bruise on her leg, and she'll get over it. BobS: give them ALL a ;hug! Meeka: give eveyone a hug for all of us Rich Rich Drushel: I'll tell her all your good wishes (I'll let her read them in person if Dale puts the log up promptly :-) ) Rich Drushel: Good night for today.
Rich Drushel left chat session Pamela: Good night for now Guy B.: That will help. Give them a hug from me too. Night Rich Guy B.: Left pretty quick. Scott: Hey guys, did I mention that I finally acquired my Certificate of Visual Basic Programming? Guy B.: Now you can teach me. Scott: I now have the piece of paper. Pamela: Scott, you're rapidly becoming our resident guru Scott: Sure. Scott: Next to Dale, I know very little. Pamela: So what class are you in? Scott: Right now, Cisco Semester II BobS: well, then.....you are getting educated in the world!!!!! Pamela: Chatting from? Scott: Friday I have Unix/Linux Administration
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changed username to Ronald Scott: Waiting for other students to finish quiz Ronald: behold Meeka: hi Ron Pamela: So do you need any answers? : ) Pamela: Hi, Ron Ronald: I have arrived Pamela: Well we can all relax now BobS: HI DER Ronald: :) Scott: Ha! Guy B.: One thing I did discover is the screen layouts I designed with VBA won't work with older Visual Basic programs. Only VB 6.0. So, I have to print the screens that I designed in VBA out so I can use them with VB 4. Scott: Funny. Pamela: Sorry, I'm very tired and there's no filter between brain and fingers tonite Guy B.: Hi Ron. I assume the Mac tonight? Scott: Hmmm... Ronald: you assumed correct - the iMac Pamela: BTW, greetings to everyone from Mom and Dad - they're still in Washington BobS: got a Umac there??? ;-) Ronald: HALT Pamela? james: hey ron Ronald: Hungry Angry Lonely Tired Ronald: Hi James Guy B.: Ron, just read an article yesterday about the Mac 10.1 upgrade and being free to all current Mac X owners. Are you planning to get it? Pamela: Just the latter, Ron Ronald: I have it. Pamela: Slept through my alarm this morning and I've been screwed up ever since Ronald: Helps to know the dealer Scott: Mac 10.1 built on Unix-style architecture :) james: hee hee. one thing i like about working in the evenings. i have no need for an alarm :) Pamela: James, you're endangering your life again Ronald: some things got fixed from 10.0.4 james: ;) just *snooze* until whenever i feel like it. Ronald: yes Scott. BSD Unix. It's all there so far as I can see. Can ignore the GUI and go to a terminal if I want Guy B.: Finally got Windows 98 installed on a 1gig partition on my 13gig hard drive. Seems System Commander will swap the two drives around when I boot it from the menu. Pamela: I wish that were the case for me, but I have to be up at 6:15 if I'm gonna make it out the door by 7:00 Pamela: However, it means I'm finished at four so there's something to be said for that Scott: Coooollll!!!! Ronald: One of the joys of being retired is the unofficial nap Pamela: I am a great believer in naps Ronald: which can happen whenever I close my eyes Ronald: Also not having to get up at 5:50 a.m. to catch the bus
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changed username to Judy Pamela: I am supremely jealous Ronald: Hi Meeka. Didn't see ya there Pamela: Hi, Judy Guy B.: Hi Judy. Meeka: hi mom james: ugh. 6:15? i haven't seen the likes of that in ages. Ronald: and Judy Judy: Hi, all Pamela: It's pretty horrible, I agree Guy B.: Jeanene will be showing me photos shortly of my new great nephew, Landon. james: since i work 4-10 p.m. it's perfect for me. i'm not a morning person. Ronald: remember a bunch of us (6 or so) all waiting for the same bus at 6:49 Pamela: Well, at least I'm not working weekends anymore - that's part of why I got out of retail Ronald: conversation wasn't to intelligent 'specially in winter Pamela: There's something cruel about getting up and going to work in the dark, and then coming home in the dark as well Ronald: That was in Ottawa, so the conversation wouldn't have been to intelligent anyway Ronald: yup Guy B.: Same here Pam. Pretty soon will be heading back an hour. Pamela: i am so not looking forward to that Ronald: gave up working. It seemed like the right thing to do BobS: well, look at the bright side, in summer you can doo all that in the light Pamela: scuse me, gotta go see what the cat knocked down - BRB james: ron :) intelligent conversation was hard to come by in ottawa. Ronald: uh oh Guy B.: Gain an hour of sleep. I know who will wake me up cause her clock is still on the other time zone. Judy: I think that is a good idea Ronald: That's right James. From what I hear it has not improved Judy: to give up working that is Ronald: only trouble is..... Judy: after a day like I had Scott: Full House! Ronald: I keep volunteering for stuff, so I'm just as busy really Ronald: but none of it starts at 6 a.m. Pamela: Okay, nothing breakable Scott: Watashi wa Scotusan Ronald: good Judy: Meeka , do you know where the instrutions for the outside keypad are? Pamela: If I didn't work I'd have to find something to do with my time or I'd go crazy Meeka: for what? Pamela: Rough day, Judy Pamela: For everyone it seems Scott: Genki dess? Judy: we can't find our instruction and we had to replace the battery today Pamela: Scott, is that Japanese you're attempting? Meeka: oh.... Judy: yes, Pam I did had to even get help today james: i think so :) Scott: Flashback... Meeka: I will look. them should be with all the other instruction manuals from when we moved in. brb james: hey pam - i find lots of stuff to do during the day. i've been sanding my deck which has been taking awhile. they did such a shit job on it. Ronald: workmanship was lacking? Pamela: Yeah, but you've got the intellectual stimulation in the evenings Pamela: way to rephrase, Ron Judy: got a call from daycare had to go pick up Ryan he had a fever Ronald: :) Judy: already had Josh and Michael james: one might say that. james: glad i didn't wait another year or it likely would have fallen apart. Ronald: sounds like Grandkids rule at the Slopsema household Pamela: Did the other two have a fever too? Ronald: fever's no fun james: they didn't let the wood dry properly before using it, so there's sap all over. takes forever to sand and clean. james: whatever they used as "weatherguard" didn't.. :( Ronald: been there Judy: no, they are fine just babysitting for the day Pamela: Three are certainly a handful - impressed you're speaking adult Scott: Bob -- How's the ANN disks coming along??? BobS: coming along.......NEW webpage......http://ann.hollowdreams.com Scott: Ooh Ronald: you guys must have days when it feels good to talk to somebody over age 5 Guy B.: Scott, my webpage has moved too. www.geocities.com/bonag_3 james: :) BobS: I come home for lunch just to cheer Judy up!!!!!! :-) Pamela: Okay, question for the Americans in the crowd - how come no one uses descriptors like Blvd, Rd, St after street names in the US? Ronald: you guys all got my e-mail address change eh? Judy: had to call the great grandparents so that I could go and they stayed until Bob got home james: smart-assed junior high school kids. Guy B.: I do, all the time. james: girls don't stop talking. Ronald: now now BobS: yes, Ron,,,,,,BUT got to write it down ya unnerstan Pamela: Yes, Ron we got it and it's already changed Ronald: good Judy: ya, right then I have to make his lunch too Guy B.: Yep! Pamela: But at least he can watch the boys while you do! Meeka: ok mom, I found it what do you need to know? Ronald: how does it work? Scott: Nice, Bob Ronald: (quiet Ronald) BobS: how to program the remote on the door jamb because it dont' open the door Judy: how to reprogram it james: anyways, i'm off to sand the deck some more. the fun never stops. cheers. BobS: code doen't work BobS: door don't open......... Ronald: ain't technology grand! Guy B.: Bye James Pamela: Sawdust to you, James and hi to Miyuki BobS: bye james Ronald: sand James, sand! Judy: yesterday we found our new four poster bed, Meeka james: jee, thanks pam :) *poof*
james left chat session Pamela: Welcome Meeka: ok it says setting access code: a:press the access learn key two times. lights will blink then stay on BobS: stil in class sneaking the interent Scott???? Judy: we should be able to pick it up tomorrow Pamela: Is it wood, Judy? Meeka: b:enter present code Judy: yes it is BobS: what is present code?????? Meeka: c:enter new code BobS: when the battery goes dead, it goes to factory default Meeka: d:press access learn one more time Ronald: sounds like one of these intricate processes Ronald: that people in my age group have trouble with BobS: I liked it when you could clip wires Ron Meeka: it says that factory default is 1-2-3-4 Judy: I have always wanted one and I finall y talked Bob into it Pamela: Remember this folks, we're gonna reprogram the garage door next year BobS: ok, will try it tomorrow Ronald: they won't have it figured out before then Ronald: we'll have to do it Pamela: Then it'll be even more fun! Ronald: especially if we're all inside the garage when the door closes Meeka: where did you find it mom Ronald: Headline: Computer Group Mysteriously Disappears Pamela: Man Eating Garage Suspected Ronald: yeah Pamela: Film at Eleven Ronald: :) BobS: HEY, I am NOT electronically illiterate...just challenged Ronald: you can do it Bob Judy: Value City Meeka: brb. bandit wants to go out. BobS: VALUE CITY for those that can NOT remember Pamela: To quote my mom "when all else fails . . . read the instructions" Ronald: is Bandit on the wrong side of the door again? BobS: I'd do it now, but it is COLD out there alone Judy: I had a hard day, OK BobS: Pam, got the instructions, but lost the suckers Ronald: poor Judy BobS: and the funny part is......saw them not long ago Pamela: That's okay Judy, I know you would - I was directing that to the men in thegroup BobS: prolly put them in a safe palce, ya know Pamela: So safe you can't find them Pamela: or, when you're really frustrated "use a bigger hammer" Judy: It wasn't going to bad until I had to have three under three Scott: Class Over. Gotta go! Scott: Bye all Guy B.: Bye Scott. Scott: Sorry I couldn't chat more! Pamela: Three in diapers -what's wrong with this picture Ronald: nite Scott Pamela: Bye Scott Scott: Nice seeing everyone. Scott: Bye!!! BobS: nite scott
Scott left chat session Judy: no, just two Ronald: take it the Clee's senior are still on the road? Pamela: Yes - still hanging out in lovely DC Judy: Josh is trained already and does quite well Ronald: aha Pamela: Have covered about 25% of the Smithsonian, gone shopping for me, headed for the "Newseum" and taken some down days Ronald: interesting Pamela: Had some trouble with the car too - nothing major, just minor annoyances Judy: Mandy is taking a class in Lansing which is about a hour away so she wasn't arround today Ronald: with cars there are always annoyances Pamela: I am sorry to report Judy that Dad does not have good things to say about Sams Club automotive Guy B.: How is she doing Judy? BobS: Oh, oh BobS: what's Richard's problem????? Pamela: Well, they had a tread separation on one tire and Sam's Club wouldn't fix it cos they weren't members BobS: that doesn't surprise me one bit Judy: quite tired has to leave at 5:30 in the morning and just got home a little while ago, Guy Ronald: If that happened to me, it would generate outright profanity Pamela: Turned away tourist business Pamela: It did, Ron Ronald: I can believe that Pamela: They ended up buying a new tire at a Penske Auto Centre Guy B.: In college? Where at? Meeka: ok. i'm back Judy: we are not members of Sams just went there with friends, Pam Ronald: Bandit has been seen to?: Pamela: Mom is always pleased to throw business the way of Roger Penske Guy B.: I'm a Sam's club member. BobS: KMART BLUE LITE SPECIAL !!!!!!!! Judy: that gets to be a pain, doesn Meeka: yes. he had to vist almost every tree in the yard, but he finally came in BobS: take it the tires were also sold by Sam's Club???? Pamela: I gather Sam's Club is like Costco Meeka: yes Pam BobS: members only can get the same prices as out in the real retail se4cotr Guy B.: Yes, they are. Been around longer than Costco. Pamela: The ones on the car, or the one they wanted to buy? BobS: some prices fgood, lots not any better from we have seen BobS: why'd they even try Sam;s???? Pamela: That's where they were sent by the gas station Pamela: Of course, the tires are hard to come by anyway - double oversize Michelins BobS: and Sam's had them???? a wonder, yes Pamela: Dunno. They never got to find out Guy B.: That guy at the gas station must be the biggest dip stick there is. Pamela: That was a groaner, Guy Pamela: You'd think that the Canadian plates would be a giveaway, wouldn't you Guy B.: Well, to tell you the truth. Some of them don't even know where a church is. Pamela: Heck, some of them don't even speak English Guy B.: There you go. Pamela: At least the Canadian ones don't BobS: spanish, yes............black talk, yes...... Judy: some American's don't either BobS: plain english, NO............ Pamela: Ethiopian . . . Pamela: Hindu . . . BobS: Swahil;i Pamela: Arabic Judy: an all over problem Guy B.: And back so many years ago. You can go into a gas station and they would tell you what and where it is. Now, they don't a thing. Pamela: That's why I frequent the local Esso - they speak the language in case there's a problem Ronald: yeah, like "get outa here, you're interrupting my day" Pamela: Nah, they're pretty good Guy B.: All our Amoco's here in Chicago are changing over to BP. Judy: good one, Ron Pamela: Of course here, Iknow where I'm going Pamela: Funny, all our BPs changed over to PetroCanada Pamela: BTW, are your gas prices dropping any? Guy B.: Well, BP bought Amoco a few years ago and now all the Amoco stations are becoming BP, but still have Amoco fuel. Meeka: ours are about 1.10 right now Guy B.: Yes, they have gone down 45 cents in the past month. Judy: yes, but they are cheaper in Ohio Ronald: I don't think I wann hear that BobS: $1.17 US here in GR, but onlypaid $1.00 in Ohio last week Pamela: Wow, that's good. Best price I've had recently is 56.5 a litre Guy B.: Were around a $1.39 for regular unleaded at some stations. Pamela: And remember folks, thats 3.8 litres to a US gallon Pamela: Ron, how are yours? Guy B.: Lost Judy. BobS: she comin back Ronald: about 3.05 a gallon (converting per the numbers just used) Ronald: multiply that by .67 and you get what Ronald: 2.03 a gallon US Ronald: but then our gallon is 5/4 yours Guy B.: Whoa. Ronald: 79.9 cents per litre Pamela: And you wonder why the Canadians fill up before crossing the border Ronald: yeah Pamela: Wow, that's really high Ron Guy B.: There you have it. Pamela: Today's price was 64.5
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changed username to <undefined> Ronald: We live on an Island. What do you think! <undefined>: Judy BobS: too darn high Pam Pamela: You're right Ronald: Gas is brought over is great floating vessels Pamela: I've heard that Pamela: Named Valdez, right? Guy B.: That explains why the price is high. Ronald: or aboard trucks that had to pay for the ferry Ronald: :) Ronald: Actually the corporate empire tends to overplay that sometimes Ronald: costs of bringing goods to the island I mean Guy B.: Were a higher than Bob since taxes take a good portion of the price. Pamela: Of course, how else do they explain those prices? Ronald: In Ottawa it was wierd. Pamela: how so? Ronald: I lived 13 miles east of the centre of Ottawa Pamela: and Ronald: and the further east I travelled toward Montreal, the cheaper the gas got Pamela: you're right, that's weird
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changed username to Judy Ronald: We used to take a Sunday drive eastward when the tank needed it Guy B.: She's back. Pamela: Yay! Pamela: How far from Ottawa to Montreal, Ron? Ronald: ummm...... about 120 mi I think. Judy: Yes, my battery died Ronald: It was about 2 hours Pamela: Oops Guy B.: When I go to my nephew's house. He's close to the Indiana border. I can get gas there about 20 cents cheaper. Judy: and that was that Ronald: but you didn't have to go all the way. 40 or 50 miles would do it Pamela: Oh - that reminds me - I have to charge my phone Pamela: BRB while I go plug it in Meeka: ok guys. i had better get going. see ya next week Pamela: There, that's better Pamela: Now I just have to remember it in the morning Ronald: go straight home Meeka Guy B.: Bye Meeka Pamela: Good nite, Meeka Ronald: niters Judy: bye Meeka
Meeka left chat session Ronald: getting late in the east Ronald: here it is not late.... yet Pamela: Yup, almost bedtime - especially if I don't want a repeat of this morning Ronald: right Judy: what happeneed this morning, Pam BobS: oh man a bunch of early leavers eh???? Pamela: My carpool buddy was not impressed BobS: not even eleventeen yet Ronald: Do you do mornings Bob? Pamela: I slept through my alarm, Judy - actually, Russell says I turned it off BobS: sure, out of here about 7:30 Pamela: I don't remember BobS: AM Judy: not good Pamela: No, definitely not Guy B.: I have a backup alarm. My dog. Ronald: man after my own heart Pamela: However, Ihave a good excuse - I was asleep at the time Ronald: actually if I went to bed earlier I could be a morning type Judy: have to have Ryan to the doctor by 9:30 tomorrow BobS: heck, it is still dark at that time BobS: probsably would not help Ron Ronald: I try it now and then Judy: that is early enough for me to be anywhere Ronald: civilized Judy Pamela: I am coming to the conclusion that I never will be - I was in a fog this morning but much better by this afternoon Ronald: poor mother....golfs with ladies who like to start at 8 am Ronald: she hates that BobS: heck by suppertime at 6PM, I am WIDE awake!!!!!!! Pamela: We noticed that this summer, Bob Ronald: so do I because I have to drive her to the golf course BobS: bummer dude!!!! Pamela: serious downer Judy: he does better than I do in the morning I get my best sleep after 6;30 Ronald: oh well. Life comes with it's crosses BobS: so you have to PAY so she can play............. Ronald: yup...... she bought the car Ronald: so... Pamela: After he gets out of bed, right Judy? Judy: the other night I was playing games until 2 Ronald: however..... you see the joy of being retired.... if the opportunity to nap presents itself at 10 a.m. Pamela: I know that problem Ronald: I'm there Pamela: I'm green BobS: bed, you people got beds?????? i have to sleep on the floor Ronald: nah Judy: yes, or even if he is still there like on the weekends Judy: ha, ha Pamela: Do we need to bring you a mattress Bob? Guy B.: Well folks, got to check the e-mail. See you all next week. Ronald: Ok Guy. be good Judy: maybe he will if I can't pick up our bed soon BobS: see ya Guy Pamela: I suppose you could always crawl into a crib Judy: bye, Guy Ronald: you guys had a bed when I was there. What did you do with it? Pamela: Good nite, Guy BobS: be good
Guy B. left chat session Judy: that is taken Ronald: oh Ronald: I sleep with my computers BobS: she has this idea Ron...... Ronald: it's a strange relationship Judy: Ryan won't share Pamela: Don't spread it around Ron Ronald: :) BobS: that she "NEEDED" a 4 poster bed, so's I could hang my clothes on the posts at night
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left chat session Pamela: and where do you hang them now? Ronald: and your chewing gum BobS: but we don't have it yet Judy: not true he better not try that Ronald: but it would loose its flavor Ronald: overnight Judy: on the floor Pamela: I thought so Ronald: on the bedpost Ronald: enough BobS: on the chair, thank you very much BobS: neatly folded and arranged Pamela: Oh, can you teach Russell how to do that? Ronald: I'm sure y'all will work it out Pamela: His mother didn't succeed Judy: don't believe everything you read Pamela: we are considering the source, Judy Ronald: trouble with men is that they were raised by women Judy: don't think she even tried BobS: TRUE Ron!!!!!!!!! Pamela: and they proceeded to ignore everything they learned Ronald: no! Ronald: mother now has a second chance Judy: she says he has been with me longer than he was with her Ronald: but mostly she gives up Judy: some people are not trainable Pamela: Well, I'm constantly saying I'm not his Mom - if he wants to wear wrinkled clothes, so be it Pamela: Just don't ask me to wash them Ronald: these are serious matters Pamela: the classic clash Judy: I wash and iron but you can't expect them to look like it all the time Ronald: I find myself ironing less and less as the years go by Judy: so does Bob Pamela: If you want a great product, try Downy Wrinkle releaser Pamela: It's amazing stuff Ronald: ok Pamela: Just give your garment enough time to dry afterwards Judy: does it really work, I haven't seen it in the store,yet Ronald: our rule around here is we do for ourselves mostly Pamela: Oh yes, I actually brought it with me to Cleveland Ronald: except for the division of labor at suppertime Judy: great, that could be a problem Ronald: I do dishes and clean up Judy: I do that too Pamela: Try the section that has the Febreze in it Judy, that's where ours is Ronald: Keep telling Mom that the last thing she needs to be doing at her stage of life is cooking for me Ronald: but she counters that if she didn't cook for me, she wouldn't cook for herself Judy: Ok, I will look for it, thanks Ronald: we eat out a lot Pamela: Judy, get the stuff with the green writing, it has a nicer scent BobS: in a way, she is right Ron Pamela: less perfumy Judy: Ok Ronald: well the meat and 'taters' is one thing....but Ronald: now the butterscotch pie Pamela: I agree Ron - the hardest thing is to cook for one or two - it gets to teh point where you say why bother if you don'thave to BobS: like you would make yourself one eh??? Ronald: no Judy: sometimes cooking is not so bad BobS: like when EAT it Ronald: I know enough to keep myself alive if I have to BobS: right !!! restaurant is right doen the street Pamela: You're doing better than Dad is Ron Pamela: I don't know what he'll do if he has to do without Mom Ronald: Last time I visited Rondale Blve, Frances said right out, " I don't feel like cooking tonight. We're having pizza" Ronald: and so we did Pamela: Any excuse not to cook Judy: that works for me Pamela: But then, she's done it almost every night for the last 45 years Judy: tonight would have been a good night not to Ronald: only trouble with the both of us here is that we're both diabetic and have to pay at least some attention to Ronald: the principles of nutrition Ronald: and we b oth cheat like hell Judy: good idea Pamela: For shame, Ron Ronald: I know Judy: not the cheating part Ronald: what....leading my poor senior mother astray? Pamela: However, I should talk - green stuff here consists fo the lettuce on theburger Pamela: (dumb space bar) Ronald: she's free, white and 21 Judy: that is not good you need the green stuff Pamela: Yeah, I know. It's a dilemma Ronald: it's true Judy, and I find I have to talk to myself some nights Ronald: Actually I quite like salads if one is put in front of me. But ask me what I want and ..... Ronald: well you know Judy: that isn't the only thing that gives me trouble ( the space bar) Pamela: Get this - after 12 years, Russell finally tells me he prefers fruit to veggies Ronald: amazing how men keep this kind of knowledge to themselves eh? Pamela: No wonder the broccoli was always going bad Judy: but, you need both for a good diet BobS: we are polite if nothing else Pamela: Since I do the grocery shopping 90% of the time, you'd think he'd have spoken up Ronald: yes, you would have thought so Pamela: that's my darling for you Ronald: He's a good man Pamela: I can't argue with that Ron Ronald: I met him. He's approved Pamela: I'll tell him you said so Judy: everyone around here is good a telling what they don't want but not what they do want Ronald: :) Ronald: Think I'm going to stop watching CNN Pamela: I had to keep him, you understand - he had the parental seal of approval Ronald: yup. that pretty much does it eh? Judy: that does help Pamela: I was sunk Ronald: my printer is blinking at me... brb Pamela: Of course, my dad still wonders when we're going to get married sometimes - common law only goes so far in his books Pamela: My mom's just glad I'm out of the house Judy: that is a parental kind of thing Pamela: I'm sure we'll get around to it some day Judy: we all want the kids married and happy Ronald: hefty question Pamela: Considering my dad, that's pretty mild Judy: better sooner than latter Pamela: Well, I'm all for it, now we just have to convince him BobS: dad????? Ronald: My sister went through 3 marriages because she wanted to be out of the house Pamela: If he had his way, we'd elope Ronald: I dunno Pamela: No, Russell Ronald: and Dr. Stephanie is still not married Judy: just say now is the time and drag him Pamela: Hmm, I havent' tried that yet Judy Ronald: or currently at least Judy: go for it Pamela: i had it great at home though, and no particular interest in moving out - no rent, free food, free laundry Pamela: However, true love won out Judy: yes, Mandy is living that way too BobS: shees a bed & breakfast yuet Ronald: works every time Pamela: Hey, it wasn't my idea - I would have done my own laundry and helped with the cooking, but Mom wouldn't let me BobS: opps Pamela: Said it was easier that way BobS: oops Judy: t;hat isn't the case here Pamela: Believe me, I know I had it good Judy: but she is at least working BobS: now it sucks to be you, yes?????? BobS: all that responsibility and hard work Pamela: Naw, now I get free laundry for amonth while they're out of town, and they shop for stuff I can't get here, like Cherry Seven Up Pamela: And if I call and say I'm coming over, Mom will feed me no questions asked BobS: well that's worth something Pamela: I really miss her cooking Ronald: fax me a can of that when you get it Pam Pamela: Only comes in 2 litre bottles now, Bob Judy: the kids come around here quite a bit too, I like it that way Pamela: But will email one BobS: how come no cherry stuff in canada?????? Ronald: Because we're DULL BobS: hmmmmmm Pamela: Dunno. Have never been able to get it here. Cherry coke, either Ronald: I dunno BobS: hmmmmm, you people got to exert your buying power Ronald: One of these things I come to ADAMCOns for..... and crispy bacon BobS: STAND up and be counted!!!!!! BobS: buy Pepsi!!! :-) Pamela: We have a standing order with Mom and Dad to bring the stuff back when they travel Ronald: the market dictates BobS: yes but what about the border guards?????? Ronald: obviously there aren't enough Canadians who think it's important Pamela: Should have seen the look on the customs officer when they asked what we were bringing back, and I said Cherry 7Up and lingerie! BobS: when they brign in a trailer full of cherry 7up Judy: can't you make a request at the grocery store, Pam Ronald: so far. Only 2. Pam and me Pamela: They'v enever heard of it, Judy Ronald: and I live on an Island Ronald: damn stuff would prolly be 5 bux a can Judy: I think I will stay here, even though I hate the weather Pamela: Gonna have to import some more next year Ronald: Is it that bad Judy? Judy: rain, rain, rain!!!! Judy: and cold Pamela: No Denny's and no Cherry 7UP. I understand Ronald: oh well. You get no sympathy from me on the west coast Judy: the Denny's isn't a great loss Ronald: No Denny's? Ronald: we got Denny's Pamela: Not that I've seen Ronald: in Victoria BobS: the only good Denny's in the last 10 years was the one in Seattle Pamela: I liked the one in Cleveland BobS: our Denny's are slow sloppy and lazy Judy: you can't get waited on around here, at least not fast Ronald: which one did we wait at in SEA... no that was IHOP Pamela: However, I must admit my experience is limited Ronald: after we went to Dennys Judy: that was the only one that was ever fast that I know of BobS: Denny's took us in in Kent and made the convention a success Ronald: right Pamela: But did they have crispy bacon? Ronald: you know, I don't recall Ronald: now you think I'd remember something like that Judy: yes, they did!! Pamela: you'd think Ronald: anyway guys Pamela: It's only memorable if it's not what you want Ronald: Think I'm gonna call it a nite Pamela: You read my mind, I just noticed the time Ronald: best to ya's all Judy: otherwise I don't eat it Ronald: until next week Pamela: Ron, you've been hangin out with bob, haven't you Judy: me to, so good night all BobS: ok, ok will talk to you both next sweek Ronald: gets to sound like it after a while BobS: bu good and be safe Ronald: be well Pamela: See everyone next week Ronald: all of you
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