Daniel Bienvenu: Welcome Rich! rich-c: salut, Daniel (a ton retour) Daniel Bienvenu: Je me demande si Dale sera là ce soir. rich-c: that did not take you long rich-c: oersonne ne sait la reposne la Daniel Bienvenu: I'm chatting with James and Pascal on Yahoo... so my answers will be slow. rich-c: mon orthographie n'est pas meeiler en francais qu'en anglais rich-c: you have two chat rooms open at the same time? Daniel Bienvenu: tu écris mieux en français que certains francophones. rich-c: maybe, but I've has ;onger to learn Daniel Bienvenu: Well, my Yahoo Messenger is always open, so each time I connect, Yahoo connect too. rich-c: oh, I refuse to use any of the messanger programs - leavwe the computer too vulnerable rich-c: btw, james I know of course, but who is Pascal? Daniel Bienvenu: well, I don't think this version of Yahoo Messenger allow too much vulnerabilities rich-c: well, I have other things I don't like about some programs. as well
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changed username to Harvie rich-c: ah, a Quebecois, then rich-c: hello Harvie Harvie: Hello rich and Daniel rich-c: you're slow - heat getting to you? Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Harvie! Harvie: For sure rich-c: I'm not surprised - I was not out in it that much rich-c: but felt sort of light-headed after even a small exposure rich-c: maybe I wasn't sweating enough - my clothes stayed dry all over Harvie: Reminds me of when I was in ST. Kitts, some days got this cool :) rich-c: when were you in St. Kitts?
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changed username to Guy B. Harvie: On the anniversary of 9-11 I flew down, stayed 8 weeks Guy B.: Greetings!!!! rich-c: hello Guy, once again you're early Harvie: Hi Guy Daniel Bienvenu: hi Guy! rich-c: was that a holiday or some sort of business, Harv? Harvie: Built a sewage treatment plant for Royal ST.Kitts Casino Harvie: Royal Plastics in Woodbridge rich-c: I have no doubt they could afford it entirely too easily - I trust you got top dollar for the job Daniel Bienvenu: Royal Plastic? Harvie: Not really, they got rich by holding back payments to contractors Daniel Bienvenu: What is this company? rich-c: yeah, that seems to be standard in teh buisiness, from what I hear rich-c: I gather you were contracted with Royal Plastics, then Harvie: They make just about anything that is made of plastic Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: that include plastic casings? Harvie: Zen Group, a division of Royal rich-c: I'd have thought a full plant would use more metals and ceramics Harvie: What type of casings Daniel? Daniel Bienvenu: a casing that can hold a coleco rom inside ;-) rich-c: you want in effect a game cazrtridge, right, DSaniel? Harvie: Would be costly Daniel rich-c: in production runs of 10,000 and up it would likely be economic ; - ) Daniel Bienvenu: yeah, I know... but James talked with me last night about finding a way to do new coleco cartridges for the new games programmers want to release in cartridge. Harvie: The dies for the injection mould machine would be expensive rich-c: it isn't pretty and it's vulnerable, but it's possible to use just the card itdself - I have a program like that Harvie: Epoxy the card Daniel Bienvenu: I don't think 10 000 is enough ;-) seriouly, 1000 casings should be enough, I mean, where we will stock these cartridges until a new rom is made? rich-c: that's why it's a problem, Daniel, you would be amortizing hugely costly tooling over few units of product Daniel Bienvenu: and I don't think I can program enough games to use 10'000 cartridges rich-c: I find it hard to believe you could sell them either Daniel Bienvenu: sell the casings? Daniel Bienvenu: or sell new games? rich-c: sell the games on roms in the casings
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changed username to Pamela 40 rich-c: are there really 10,000 people out there who will buy a new Colecovision game cartridge? Harvie: Hi Pam Guy B.: HI Pam Pamela 40: greetings rich-c: hi daughter Pamela 40: Guy, you're early! Guy B.: Yes I am. rich-c: feeling your age alr4eady, are you? Pamela 40: naw, advertising : ) Pamela 40: Hey Harvie, I'll be in your neck of the woods next week on Sunday - will you be around? rich-c: not sure this is the right market - they're either too young or too old... Harvie: Very likely Daniel Bienvenu: well, based on my knowledge, a great coleco hit can be sell ... 100 copies or more. 10 really good new coleco games -> 1000 cartridges. But 10'000, it's a problem. Pamela 40: ok, maybe we can arrange to pick up Erin's modem Guy B.: I wonder if Bob will be coming on tonight? rich-c: yes, accept teh fact that it is a very limited market, Daniel Harvie: No problem Pam rich-c: in fact judging from my sales of Adams, no one is interested Pamela 40: I'll call you nearer the date rich-c: he should be but the Slopsemas did miss last week Guy B.: I need someone to pick me up at the airport when I arrive on the 14th. rich-c: Pam, have I ever shown you how to use Mailwasher on my machine? Pamela 40: no Dad rich-c: what time does your plane come in, Guy? rich-c: 14th - that's the Thursday Guy B.: 1:45 PM rich-c: ouch - that's going to be cutting it close on a trip to Whitby and back Pamela 40: I just realized I have something I gotta do - I'll be back in about 20 minutes rich-c: OK c u Guy B.: How close Rich?
Pamela 40 left chat session rich-c: well, rush hour starts about 3 p.m. - you could likely make it out even if the plane was a hair late, but coming back into the city would NOT be fun Guy B.: Yeah, my flight leaves at 10:24 AM on Monday the 18th. rich-c: besides, a 1.45 touchdown does not mean you have cleared Customs and Immigration and collected your luggage Guy B.: That will probably take another half hour or more at least. rich-c: yes, there is the time zone difference
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changed username to Guy Foster rich-c: hoo boy - right across Toronto in the midst of the morning traffic Guy B.: HI Guy Guy Foster: greetings Daniel Bienvenu: James say "hello" to everyone, he is busy right now but will try to be there later. rich-c: OK, and welcome, Guy Mk.II ; - ) Guy B.: I suppose I would have to leave a little earlier to be at the airport then. Guy Foster: Yeah, the newer, improved model. ;) rich-c: "little" earlier? for a 10.24 flight they want you there at 7.24 - three hours early, don't they? Daniel Bienvenu: hello Guy! :-) Guy Foster: Oh! Daniel, what a surprise! Daniel Bienvenu: yeah! I didn't see you online before now. :-P rich-c: my guess is you will have to leave Whitby about 6 a.m. rich-c: just remembered something needs doing before I forget - back in 5 Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I had a surprise this week... Joe Santulli were able to help me and sent money to Dale for the Adamcon. Guy Foster: Daniel: I heard some good news, that you might be attending the Adamcon! Guy B.: About 2 hours, but I wouldn't mind a little earlier. Daniel Bienvenu: Yes Guy, when things were getting difficult, solution came up Guy Foster: Daniel: I'm happy to hear... Harvie: That's good news Daniel Guy B.: Oh that's great Daniel. Daniel Bienvenu: Well, if I can travel for less than 200$... and you Guy F? Guy Foster: Daniel: Not sure rich-c: you'll be at Adamcon, Daniel? this is terrific news Daniel Bienvenu: I'm trying to. Dale convince me that there still a solution. rich-c: have no idea what VIA charges from Quebec to Whitby Daniel Bienvenu: it's more than 300$ Guy Foster: Quebec to Whitby is like a 12 hour BUS ride, not sure about the train. rich-c: or will the bus be a better bet? Guy B.: Rich, I know I would have to be at the airport at least 2 hours before, but I wouldn't mind being there a little earlier. rich-c: remember you're crossing a border, Guy, and the airlines are very paranoid about security - it will take a long time to board rich-c: also you will be pre-clering US Customs before boarding, almost certainly - more delay Guy B.: That's why I'm thinking about getting there earlier due to customs and security. rich-c: if you don't want the flight to leave without you, better not risk it
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changed username to Dale Dale: Hi all. Harvie: Hi Dale Guy B.: HI Dale rich-c: mind you, there will be people who show up with 15 minuts to spare and still get on, but don't count on it!!! Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Dale! Someone named Joe Santulli sent you money (paypal) Guy B.: Then I should get there much earlier before my flight leaves.
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changed username to james Daniel Bienvenu: hi James! james: hi, i'll brb Guy B.: Hi James Harvie: Hello James rich-c: welcome, Dale and james Dale: Hi James. Daniel Bienvenu: I hope it will be enough, Dale. Guy B.: I would rather be there earlier and get cleared that way I shouldn't have any problems and I can relax before the plane leaves. Dale: I''m checking it now Daniel... rich-c: I have your cheque in the envelope and will eb mailing it on my way out tomorrow, Dale
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changed username to Pamela 40 Guy B.: Welcome back Pam Daniel Bienvenu: hello Pam (version 40?) rich-c: welcome back, Pam Pamela 40: sorry, had some hand washing to do
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: I assume you'll have to rent a car, Guy - better make sure the dropoff is open that early Pamela 40: will have to decamp temporarily in about 20 minutes to hang stuff up
changed username to Harvie Daniel Bienvenu: hello again HArvie Guy B.: You think that would be a good idea Rich? Harvie: Will have to sign off, computer getting too hot Dale: Daniel it looks fine. Daniel Bienvenu: :-) Dale: What tshirt size did you need? rich-c: I don't see that there is much choice - public transit would be a pain and deathly slow Pamela 40: Dale, I didn't see you there - hi
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Harvie left chat session Guy B.: Hi Bob rich-c: it is a long way from Mississauga to Whitby along the second busiest highway in the world Pamela 40: wow, I only mailed it Monday Pamela 40: that's pretty good Dale: Pam, did you email me your tshirt size? Daniel Bienvenu: A t-shirt size? ... err I think it's Large, I didn'T do enough exercice during the last year. BobS: HEY DUDES ........and dudettes Dale: I have to order them tomorrow. Dale: Hi Bob. Pamela 40: yes, I wanted a XXXL Pamela 40: Hey, Bob rich-c: hello Bob, we've been missing you Dale: Got it Pam. Daniel Bienvenu: let me check Guy B.: Bob, how are you getting to the con? rich-c: Dale, if it's me you're asking, I take medium in a t-shirt Daniel Bienvenu: ho Dale, I forgot, I didn'T receive a reply from Neil. BobS: ya I know......but ABSENCE makes YOUR heart grow fonder for me ya know BobS: driving via Detroit Guy BobS: and on to Toronto and beyond !!!!!! Pamela 40: Dale, can I ask for a second T for Russell and pay you for it on the 15th? Dale: Daniel, that is what he told me last too. Dale: Sure Pam. Dale: What size? Pamela 40: another 3XL BobS: or as Buzz Lightyear says "TO INFINITY AND BEYOND !!!!! Guy B.: I'm flying in and may have a problem getting someone to pick me up and take me back to the airport. Dale: No problem Pam. BobS: when flying in to torointo BobS: when leaving Pamela 40: thanks - I completely forgot to ask him till just now if he wanted one Guy B.: Thursday the 14th. Due in at 1:45 PM BobS: ok that may be doable to pick ya up
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changed username to Judy Pamela 40: hey Judy, hey Bob Daniel Bienvenu: hi Judy! rich-c: helloo Judy, good to see you joining the old man Dale: That sounds right to me Daniel. Daniel Bienvenu: hi Bob! Guy B.: My flight back leaves at 10:24 AM on Monday and Rich said I should get there about 3 hours before. Judy: hi, Daniel Judy: and Rich, Pam and Guy
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BobS moved to room not at my desk Dale: Guy, if you have everything organized, 2 hours should be plenty. BobS: ok mon rich-c: Bob, unless there is very pressing reeason otherwise, you would be much better off coming via Sarnia - Port Huron BobS: ya here? BobS: GUY Dale: Customs is the bottle neck, and it can take 45 min. Guy B.: Rich suggested I should get there about 3 hours before I leave on Monday. Daniel Bienvenu: I'm still have a problem to solve... travelling to Whitby and return with the money I were able to find. Judy: Hi, Dale Dale: Hi Judy. BobS: you arrive on Thurs @ 1:45pm in thte afternoon yes? Guy B.: Yes Pamela 40: if you can't do it, we understand Daniel - after all, it was cash flow that kept us from the last two conventions BobS: ok we can pick you up I think........I will have to check the mileage for Detroit to Toronto Guy B.: Fantastic BobS: we are going a day early to got Henry Ford Museum and stay over Wed night and then leave for convention Judy: What is the 40 for, Pam BobS: just a sec Guy B.: I would still have to clear customs first. Pamela 40: my age Judy Pamela 40: as of last Sunday Daniel Bienvenu: Well, I want to go. At least see you one time in my life Dale: Neil is back in Hull, so I expect he will look over your email tonight, if he hasn't replied yet. BobS: that would proably be good becasue with breakfast and border it may be like about 3pm i would think to the airport Judy: Well, hope you had a happy birthday Daniel Bienvenu: Yahoo Messenger give me a "sound" each time I receive an email Pamela 40: it was, thanks BobS: will have to check w/ yahoo maps Guy B.: I could clear before that time depending how long the lines are at customs. Pamela 40: gotta go get a drink, be right back BobS: am looking up mileage now rich-c: where has Bob got to, Judy? Judy: he is right here, why BobS: and you get to head back what time????? rich-c: oh, he didn't react to my comment about routing Guy B.: I leave at 10:24 AM on Monday. Pamela 40: there, that's better Judy: he is checking something else at the moment, we just got home yesterday and things pile up, you know Guy B.: Rich thinks I should be there at least 3 hours before that time. BobS: THAT is a problem fo us maybe Pamela 40: well, found out what's wrong with our A/C BobS: 5 hours + travel time from Windsor to Whitby BobS: that works Pamela 40: now we just have to find someone who will fix it rich-c: yes, we're going away tomorrow and it's fraught here already james: alright, for what it's worth, i'm sorta here now Judy: I hope it isn't as hot there if you haven't had air Guy B.: I wonder how far Whitby is from Toronto? rich-c: what was ailing your a/c, am? BobS: whitby to toronto is listed as 1 hour....... Pamela 40: weWed Jun 29 21:57:01 EDT 2005: BobS : BobS: but if you listen to richard, it is 2.4 hours....... Guy B.: Then I would have to get up early then. Dale: I got grass yesterday! Pamela 40: the fan which is plastic has finally worn to the point where it's wobbling on the post, and is hitting the fan casing Dale: Sorry, but now my driveway is paved, we have curbs and now grass. Judy: we would have croaked if we didn't have it last week BobS: later.....go to yahoo maps and get allthe particulars for mileage, times etc for the trip Pamela 40: glad you clarified that Dale : ) Dale: It is very exciting after living in mud for 6 months. Guy B.: From Toronto to Whitby? james: narcotics, eh BobS: FROM Windsor to Toront airport; Toronto airport to Whitby and we can look really good then Judy: are you getting any rain, there, Dale BobS: yahoo lists whitby to toronto town center as 54 minutes BobS: don't knowabout airport time......maybe more Judy: has been really hot and dry here Dale: No, not narcotics, sod. BobS: wht did the taicet seller recommend for arrival time before flight in Toronto BobS: ticket Guy B.: 2 hours. Pamela 40: we had a cloudburst yesterday for about five minutes Dale: I had to go and buy a sprinkler, to make up for the lack of rain, etc.
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changed username to rich-c1 Guy B.: I wouldn't mine earlier than that time, but no later than that time. rich-c1: am I the only one that got dumped? Pamela 40: I was kinda hoping it would rain for a while, and bring down the temp a bit Pamela 40: yes Dad
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Dale confirmed ban BobS: Judy is having a fit about trying to get to Toronto that early......... will see what can be done. rich-c1: there, now the zombie is gone 8 - ) BobS: right now, lets get back to the rest
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Guy B. moved to room Meeting Place BobS: where did ya'll go? Pamela 40: we're here Bob Guy B.: I'm back. rich-c1: anyway, Judy, you need to know that gas in Toronto today is between 85 and 90 cents a litre Judy: you need to live bettter, Rich, then you wouldn't get dumped so much Dale: Uh oh, are we quite? BobS: whew thought you go tlost rich-c1: and there are 3.8 litres in a U.S. gallon BobS: suckes don't it??????? Pamela 40: what are your gas prices like Bob? Guy B.: Hi Judy rich-c1: it pays to do all the running you can in the US and buy gas at the border - on the American side BobS: $2.35 US which translates into like $$3.00 CA ?????? Judy: we are up to 2.35 everywhere except Sams and they were 2.09 yeasterday rich-c1: in fact tomorrow if I'm lucky I'll make it to Lewiston with little over fumes in the tank Judy: so we filled up the motorhome and boat, what a deal Daniel Bienvenu: Well, if that situation didn't force to market more hybrid cars... Pamela 40: about 62 cents a litre Pamela 40: James, what about prices in Japan? Daniel Bienvenu: (be right back) Judy: was better down south, we paid 1.99 one time last week BobS: just stinky's in the tank?????? Pamela 40: wow, that is good rich-c1: and the exchange rate is around $1.00 US = $1.25 Canadian Pamela 40: which reminds me, I need to get to the bank BobS: about what i figured w/ exchange rate Judy: not in the motor home it isn't good BobS: now....QUESTION, should I get CA $$$$$ here ..... or border....or wait until hotel ??????
james confirmed ban Pamela 40: wait till you get here, and go to the bank, Bob BobS: BANK?????? Pamela 40: or, just spend US dollars - virtually everyone will take them james: sorry.. spaced out.. gas prices in japan are at about 125 yen per litre BobS: and they deals with yanks?????/ BobS: with NO account? Pamela 40: yes of course Dale: When I travel to the US, I get my cash from the bank machine (ATM). It tends to be the best deal. rich-c1: I would say if your bank carries them, get them there. Otherwise see if you can get it done at a Canadian bank. BobS: for AC15, we got a better deal thru the border place thatn anywhere Pamela 40: how many yen to a dollar James? james: about $1.40 cdn per litre Guy B.: Probably get money exchanged at the airport before I head out. Dale: The bank machine usually charges something like 2% + about $3. Pamela 40: ouch! rich-c1: usually the currency exchanges charge a commission rich-c1: its hard to compare as the exchange rates change by the minute james: for americans, this is about $4.32 u.s. per u.s. gallon BobS: but the total rate was better than the local bak here BobS: bank BobS: YIKES, am not driving to Japan James rich-c1: really? what did that bank want? james: i think i've worked that out right, anyway Judy: that is awful, James BobS: heck I don't know. but when I converted it back to us $$$ after convention, I got less exchange Judy: someof them charge 10 dollars just to get it rich-c1: problem is, you have so many small banks that don't know about dealing in Canadian cash BobS: HEY, I have some Canadian tire $$$$$, I can USE that james: 1 gallon = 3.8 litres, so 125 x 3.8 is 475 yen per gallon / 110 yen per us dollar.. $4.31.. yeah Dale: :-) Pamela 40: the US dollar buys 1.2015 canadian dollars today (as per the exchange rate on TD Canada Trust) rich-c1: at the Canadian Tire store, sho' nuff ; - ) BobS: not anywheres else huh> BobS: ? Pamela 40: sorry Bob BobS: no wonder neal was so eager to give it to us rich-c1: sorry bout that, Bob, but no Dale: Guy F, were you ordering an AdamCon 17 shirt? BobS: oh well.......things change rich-c1: but Canadian Tire stores often have gas bars where that money is good BobS: Dale .......... address of hotel.......what town ?????? BobS: whitby or ??????? BobS: COOL james: yeah, and isn't a canadian tire dollar worth more than a canadian dollar? Pamela 40: and you can always give it away to us Canucks, you know : ) BobS: but IF i spend it I won't have it for novelty rich-c1: don't be snarky, james 8 - ) james: rich, i'm being serious. isn't it a pre-tax discount? james: in ontario that makes it worth $1.15 rich-c1: guess it depends on whether you need to buy any gas, oarts or service while you're here Pamela 40: if you spend it at Canadian Tire, you'll get more as long as you pay cash rich-c1: but it's only a 3% discount on your purchase, pre-tax value
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changed username to Pamela rich-c1: the tax still has to be paid on the purchase you make with the scrip Dale: http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/YYZWY has maps, phone numbers, etc. Pamela: bloody hell, dumped by Tamco
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rich-c1 confirmed ban james: yeah, and you'Re not 40 anymore :P
BobS confirmed ban rich-c1: Tamco, or this server? Pamela: I'm still 40, just not advertising anymore james: lol Pamela: no, tamco - my phone connection was severed rich-c1: anyway Bob as I was saying earlier, unless you have some strong imperative to go via Detroit, don't rich-c1: you will save a lot of aggravation and a nice chunk of cash going through Port Huron - Sarnia Dale: For the last 'Con in Grand Rapids, the Detrioit crossing was completely painless. Judy: we will be in Detriot the day before BobS: I've got it my mna Dale: I crossed at 4:30pm that day. BobS: man Pamela: just beware that there are no rest stops on the 402 between Sarnia and London BobS: will be IN Detroit and coming thru to Windsor about 9-19 am rich-c1: yes, but via Sarnia it's shorter, there's far less traffic, and you get to US gas prices sooner Judy: should be a restorant BobS: bye TIM HORTON'S LIVES BobS: right? Pamela: good timing for you - should put you in Toronto about 2:00 pm assuming an average speed of about 70 mph and two rest stops. rich-c1: I'm sure there are Tim Hortons in the towns off 402, just none on the road itself Dale: I wanted to visit a friend in Windsor, and was suprised at the ease of crossing at Detroit. Pamela: yay Timmies Pamela: brb BobS: bloody good FOOD. eh????? rich-c1: some days you get lucky, Dale - but the3 traffic on teh northern route is easier when you have the option rich-c1: Detroit is not a nice place to drive through Judy: we have done Detroit many times, no problem BobS: I LOVE those 'not' nice places BobS: GO GO GO Guy Foster: Was gone for a bit..... how is everyone? Pamela: sorry, still dripping Judy: except we won't have the motorhome, Bob Pamela: hey Guy Judy: he likes to be the biggest thing on the road Dale: Guy F, did you want to order a AdamCon 17 tshirt? rich-c1: it has its advantages - I like my intimidating van Guy Foster: I'm still trying to get all of the details down with Daniel about the Adamcon, trying to see what is the best way we can do this. Pamela: Dale, I have a bone to pick with you Dale: Sure Pam. Pamela: on the title page of the chat, it says "Please be advised that the content of these rooms is are logged and archived automatically. BobS: so??? Dale: It is true isn't it? Pamela: the is should come out Pamela: "is", that is james: yeah, and since we're nitpicking, it's spelled "discretion" Guy Foster: is are, that's not proper english? :) Dale: I'll update my script to remove "is" in the logs. ;-) Pamela: thank you, it's been driving me nuts : ) rich-c1: content is singular - it's the "are" that should come out Pamela: there, I'm done picking nits Pamela: you're right, Dad james: you's right, rich :P Dale: Well, if you hut refresh, I've fixed it. But be warned you'll be bumped if you do that. Pamela: naw, I'll live with it for the rest of the evening
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changed username to curiositygotme BobS: YEE HAW
shouldn't that be "is"? rich-c1: whoops! that Erin or Marie? BobS: or am...or was BobS: DEFINE YOUR SELF BobS: do doktor D tonight eh? Pamela: not so far Pamela: I haven't heard from Erin since Monday either rich-c1: could even be someone new, or not regular - or Ron
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left chat session Guy B.: I'm exploring the idea of renting a car to get out there. james: i hit reload Pamela: Ontario cabinet got shuffled last night Dad - did you see? rich-c1: I don't see that you have much option, Guy Dale: I don't think it says anything about discretion any more. Pamela: actually, if the Slopsemas arrive in Toronto around 2:00 pm, they should be able to pick Guy up - the timing should be just about perfect rich-c1: anyone trying to pick you up at teh airport and returning to Toronto from Whitby at that hour will spend hours in a traffic jam Guy B.: Well, I'm looking at rates, then I'll see from there. Pamela: check out National, Guy - see how they compare rich-c1: yes, because I don't think anyone is going to get up at 4 a.m. to come fethc you Guy B.: Ok BobS: pickin UP is no problem...the takin BACK is BobS: we are not that early of risers rich-c1: yes, and public transit just isn't an option, despite good connections BobS: what is Ron gonna do, anybody know?????? Pamela: think he's renting a car Bob Daniel Bienvenu: (i'm back) james: is ron going? BobS: was staying late was he not? Pamela: yup BobS: ya mon BobS: swears on his new appartment he is Dale: I'm getting Ron at the airport. rich-c1: with 40 miles to go in each direction, don't think he has uch choice Pamela: I think Ron is staying an extra day rich-c1: or two days, if I recall BobS: when is Ron coming in?????? Dale: Ron is staying an extra day then going to visit friends in Toronto for a day or two. Pamela: um, if you prefer not to rent for the weekend Guy, and the Slopsemas can pick you up on Thursday, you can probably request an airport limo pick you up on Monday - that way you can negotiate a price and save on rental vehicles Dale: A similar time to Guy really. Dale: Early afternoon. rich-c1: isn't he coming on a red-eye early, with a day to kill before check-in BobS: pam.....an idea......... Pamela: yeah, he's arriving at some god-awful hour like 6:30 am Pamela: yes Bob? BobS: OUCH BobS: the limo thing Pam BobS: or whatever it is Pamela: yes? BobS: got any ideas of pricing for guy? Pamela: no, but I can find out rich-c1: do the airport limos or shuttle buses serve your area, Dale? Pamela: will be cheaper than renting a car for four days, that's for sure Guy B.: Avis seems to be the cheapest. rich-c1: not necessarily, Pam - likely though rich-c1: if you can rent away from the airport, Guy, it will be cheaper Pamela: Guy, check Enterprise, Hertz and Budget if you haven't already rich-c1: and Discount will come and get you, toand take you to the airport after you hand the car back to them rich-c1: I just don't know if they're open at your departure hour Pamela: but Dad, how will he get away from the airport to rent? Dale: Airport Limos do, but the rate is $85 each way I believe. rich-c1: we have a Discount nearby and have found them a hair less expensove Pamela: I usually use Enterprise rich-c1: thought you'd use Somerville? Dale: There is an airport shuttle service for less money (I think around $25). I haven't tried it. BobS: well $85 ca one way is cheaper than renting a car Pamela: or have until recently, now that I work on the lot with a National location it's much more convenient BobS: how to find info on lime?????? Guy B.: Thrify just gave me a quote for CAD 175. Daniel Bienvenu: Question: I may not stay for the "banquet" (adamcon, sunday night), is it ok? rich-c1: well, you'll be missing the best part, Daniel, but it's your choice Pamela: of course, Daniel Dale: Daniel, it would be better if you could stay, but we'd understand if you didn't. Pamela: Daniel if you come, how are you getting here? Dale: If you're only at AdamCon Thursday-Saturday morning, you sent me way too much money. Daniel Bienvenu: that's my problem. I'm still looking for a solution. Guy F suggested bus or his car, and because we are two, it's less expensive. Pamela: Guy F, you're coming too? : ) rich-c1: if Guy can use his car, it's incomparably less expensive Daniel Bienvenu: Guy F have to concentrate now ... exam for a job. Pamela: I agree with Dad, if you can come by car, it's the best solution Daniel Bienvenu: Well, If I can find a way to go to montreal and come back to quebec and still have enough money for the gaz or bus ticket... rich-c1: bus or VIA Quebec to Monreal shouldn't be THAT expensive, Daniel rich-c1: it's only whatm, a two hour trip? Daniel Bienvenu: yes, but again, it's cheaper per person if we are two. Pamela: what kind of car does Guy have? BobS: ah HIGH finance........got to LOVE it Daniel Bienvenu: Acura BobS: cool !!!!!!! Pamela: reasonably new? Daniel Bienvenu: '97 BobS: a race car for TWO !!!!!! rich-c1: at least the Acura should be relatively easy on gas Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to call it the night. I'll let you all know what I decide here next week. Pamela: okay, so gas round trip should be about $150 - if you can split that, plus your bus ticket, you're laughing Daniel Bienvenu: because I don't have a driver liscence, he will have to drive all the time. that's a shame rich-c1: OK Guy, keep us posted Judy: bye for now, Guy Pamela: Guy, I'll look into airport limo costs and let you know via e-mail Dale: See ya Guy. Guy B.: But, it looks like I'll have to drive there. Daniel Bienvenu: goodnite GuyB rich-c1: Pam, check if there's one of those shuttles too Guy B.: Ok, I'll see you all next week. Pamela: g'nite, Guy rich-c1: nite Guy Guy B.: Thanks Pam Pamela: Dale, where do I get info on shuttles? Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Daniel Bienvenu: ho! I have no presentation for the adamcon this year. sorry. Dale: I found about it on the http://www.whitby.ca web site for the town. rich-c1: so? neither have I - it's acceptable (if less fun) Dale: Daniel, you're going to make me do the hard work? Pamela: okay, I'll look into that too rich-c1: there would be more on the airport website, I'd wager Pamela: yeah, I'll have to check with the GTAA Dale: Jillian had a graduation ceremony tonight for the Project Management programme she was studing in the Fall. rich-c1: and if all else fails, ther3e's always Google Pamela: so Bob, you think you'll pick Guy up? rich-c1: the real killer is his early morning flight out Monday Dale: Jillian says she's willing to drop of Guy on Monday morning. BobS: we could, but what he decides as far as a car or not makes the difference Pamela: actually, no it's not - if he has to be at the airport at 7:30 or so, then he'll have to leave Whitby around 6:30 and at that point traffic won't be too bad Judy: and you didn't go see her graduate, Dale? BobS: well if Jillian is willing to get him BACK to the airport on Mondya, he is covered Pamela: it's getting to Whitby on Thursday afternoon that will be the killer BobS: nope we have to go by the aiport anyway BobS: airport rich-c1: not if Bob can take him or he pools with Ron Dale: She even got a separate honours certificate ("Cumm Laude") BobS: CONGRATS JILL !!!!!!!!!! rich-c1: no point in Ron leaving the airport too early; his room won't be ready anyway Pamela: congrats to her, Dale rich-c1: congrats to Jill Dale: Judy, I went, and that's why I was late arriving this evening on the chat. Pamela: one way or the other, we'll get everyone where they need to be Daniel Bienvenu: Sorry Dale, I ddin't know it was important to prepare something... well, I can bring some rom into files or a cartridge, but not a full presentation. Judy: tell her congrads from us rich-c1: Daniel, decide what you want to brag about, bring it and brag ; - ) Judy: good for you, we were here late too, so I didn't know that you were late,. Dale: Daniel, you told me ahead of time that you weren't able to prep a presentation. Dale: I'm just teasing you. Dale: The only AdamCon where I didn't present something was the first one. Judy: we had to go for icecream with Bob's parents and Doug and Meeka BobS: ho ho ho........now we got to go kids.......being the bewitching hour and all ........ and another work day tomorrow (YUCK) Dale: I've presented something at every other AdamCon. rich-c1: Dale, leave him an opening to come show off some of teh neat stuff he's doing, if he can get it together Judy: night all talk at you next week BobS: ta ta all Pamela: gn'ite Bob and Judy
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Judy left chat session rich-c1: night to the Slopsemas - see you next week Pamela: I agree with Bob - work = yuck Dale: Daniel, since you've presented at the last two AdamCons, you can take a break at this one. rich-c1: think I need to check out too - a busy day tomorrow. Pamela: however, it's a short week and as a result of Canada Day, I have three Fridays off in July so I guess I can't complain too much rich-c1: so goodnight to all, hope I'm home in time to see you next week Pamela: Dad, I need your contact information Pamela: hello? Dale: I think he's still there. Dale: I could be worng though. Pamela: oh heck, I'd better call him rich-c1: Pam, on the net, check thefallsmotel.com - that has description, phone mumber, the lot Pamela: Dad, I'm going offline and will call you now, okay? rich-c1: it's the Falls Motel in Montour Falls, NY - OK? Dale: G'night Pam. rich-c1: OK - to the rest of you, goodnight! Dale: Good night Richard. Pamela: okay folks, that means I have to go too Pamela: see you all next week rich-c1: colour me gone
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