Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hi Richard Dr. Dzzzzzz.: It is working tonight I see. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Even if I barely am :-( getting a cold rich-c: test Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I see your test. rich-c: hard day again, Rich? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Yes, a bit. rich-c: yes, I guess it didnt like the Freecell overlay Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Double section of physiology lab. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: A rat kidney lab: had to inject 8 rats with stuff at 7:30 AM this morning, and another 8 at 1:00 PM. rich-c: double anything usually means bad news Dr. Dzzzzzz.: No bites this year so far. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Yeah, 2 sections on Wednesdays: 8:30-11:30 AM, and 3:00-6:00 PM./ rich-c: I think I'm getting squeaminsh in my old age; won't sk for details Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Also took the girls out for supper, and I am a bit dozy from that. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Nothing serious for the rats. rich-c: where do you-all go for supper? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Just 10 mL of various salt or sugar or caffeine solutions into the abdomen, collect urine. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Well tonight was a treat for Elanor: Saturday she went to district vocal music contest and got a II solo rating and I ensemble rating, very good work. rich-c: I doubt the rats would necessarily share your view Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Joan took her out for supper that night, but I was in Toronto visiting Rin. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: So, I was able to do something tonight. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: We went to an Italian place about 2 miles from here. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: hehe Re: rats, that is true...but they are not getting radium or poisons etc. rich-c: I gather you enjoy Italian olaces, or are the just the most common decent restaurants where you are? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: They sit in a little container with mesh bottom for 2.5 hours after injection, students collect and measure and assay urine for salt and glucose. rich-c: sounds fascinating Dr. Dzzzzzz.: It would be if the students were actually handling the rats, but they are forbidden to do so by "Safety Services". Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I might as well just hand them synthetic urine and let them analyze it. rich-c: yeah, I suppose rat bites could be a hazard Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Possibly...but it is lots of antivivisectionist sentiment rich-c: not really the rat bites, of course, but the lawsuits Dr. Dzzzzzz.: yes, unfortunately. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: PETA don't care about slugs or cockroaches or worms, though. rich-c: yes, you never know when PETA or their buddies are going to show up Dr. Dzzzzzz.: It is like entering a military bunker to even get over to Animal Facilities anymore. rich-c: I tend to have very little patience with such types Dr. Dzzzzzz.: When I was an undergrad, each lab that used rats or mice had their own cages of them. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: When *I* did this lab back in 1982, we just got rats from the lab of one of the faculty, a reproductive physiologist. rich-c: yes, when I worked for a bit at the Banting Institute there were no issues - but that was in 1961 Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Well, 8 more rats tomorrow and Friday each, then the same schedule as this week next week. rich-c: still, the anti-vivisectionists have been around for a very long time Dr. Dzzzzzz.: They have...they should be forced to live without the benefits acquired via vivisection. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: No meds, no immunizations, no surgeries, no joint replacements... rich-c: most of their species of Luddites are too dumb to understand that Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Just as God intended :-S Dr. Dzzzzzz.: And no McDonalds burgers or pre-packaged foods from Loblaws Dr. Dzzzzzz.: They just have no idea where things come from, sadly. rich-c: our problem at the moment is with Greenpeace and their nut-case comerades Dr. Dzzzzzz.: So how are you and Frances? rich-c: oh, fine - she is reading over my shouldr here at the moment rich-c: I am still trying to sort out my mess with Microsoft - the latest is a WinXP installation that went badly awry Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hi Frances :-) Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I am expecting Erin here at any moment, at least she said she was turning on her computer. rich-c: talked to Pamela last night and she said she hoped to be on too rich-c: Frances says hi backatcha Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Yeah, we missed them at last week's gathering...most people ever for a long while. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Did Ron ever show up? rich-c: no, not at all - of course he lives BUSY LIFE THESE DAYS Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Busy how so? rich-c: ah, the dreaded caps lock key rich-c: he's retired 8 - )
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changed username to Pamela Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hi Pam. Pamela: Hi there Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hope you and Russell liked the cookies. rich-c: seriously, when you're retired, you have so much to do it's hard to control Pamela: little tired there Rich? rich-c: hi daughter Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Yeah, long day in the lab. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: With rats, no bites this year. Pamela: we did, thanks - we're nibbling : )
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changed username to eMac Pamela: Hi, Dad Pamela: greetings, Rin Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I think Erin said that only the Thin Mints existed when she was a GG. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Is that right, Rin? rich-c: well, looks like Ron is joining us at lst eMac: hi Pam Dr. Dzzzzzz.: eMac, the robot lab has 2 of them. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: White toasters :-S eMac: Hi Honey Dr. Dzzzzzz.: And Ron has an eMac Dr. Dzzzzzz.: My money is on Rin though rich-c: oh - it's Rin - why eMac, then? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I guess electronic MacLean Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Unless she got a new computer? eMac: re: GG cookies, no we had chocolate sandwich, vanilla sandwich and peanut butter sandwich Pamela: I'm babysitting my e-mail - will be back shortly Dr. Dzzzzzz.: So nothing like ours, interesting. eMac: first initial and then Mac rich-c: hey Roin, tell your boss to back Tony Ruprechet's priovacy bill Dr. Dzzzzzz.: The Thin Mints and Trefoils have been around as long as I remember from my sisters being in GS. eMac: Ruprecht's Bill? rich-c: there were trefoil cookies here for decades but they moved to the others maby 20 - 25 yers ago rich-c: yes, private members bill to regulate credit bureaux - very important that it pass eMac: was it introduced today?
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: err... good evening! rich-c: no, I believe it's headed for third reading rich-c: salut, Daniel eMac: hi Daniel eMac: oh, okay, I'll have to look it up rich-c: how's lfe down on teh tidewater St.Lawrence? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hello Daniel rich-c: I'll be sending an email to Mike Colle, s if he ever listened to his constituents Pamela: Hi, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: I'm a bit tired... I like my job. rich-c: so you have been working very hard at it, then - good rich-c: who knows, maybe management will decide you like it enough you should be kept around Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Did the guy you voted for in your riding (think that's the right word) win election, Richard? rich-c: yes, we are Liberal both federally and provincially Daniel Bienvenu: i don't think so... the quebec division of this company have to disappear, it's a condition done by somone who did a huge investment. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: So then he ought to listen to you :-) Dr. Dzzzzzz.: What is the company, Daniel? rich-c: my name doesn't end with the right vowel Daniel Bienvenu: I voted too, but my candidate didn't win. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Needs an i, eh? Pamela: or an "o" Dr. Dzzzzzz.: No easy way to Italianize Clee. Pamela: sorry, had to ditch most of my 134 e-mails : ) Daniel Bienvenu: (PRIVATE) it's Extenway, look at tsx for EY. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: 134 E-mails? Pamela: I really have to download my mail more often Dr. Dzzzzzz.: (PRIVATE) okay rich-c: an a will do - ironically, both Volpe and Colle end with an e but that's not frequent in Italian Pamela: that's two weeks worth Dr. Dzzzzzz.: What Dr. Dzzzzzz.: What's it all for? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: (Pam's mail) Pamela: pharmaceuticals, loans, and cheap software eMac: whew, thought you were asking about politics :-) Dr. Dzzzzzz.: SPAM rich-c: they are not good about even acknowledging mail, let alone responding Dr. Dzzzzzz.: well, yeah, what's politics all for too Pamela: wonder what they make of Vilneff? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Maybe they want the letter to contain coloured paper with the grin of H.R.M. on it...followed by at least 2-digit numbers :-) Pamela: it's a bit of a head scratcher Daniel Bienvenu: oops, I forgot something urgent... be right be. rich-c: why don't you download Mailwasher and get a bit of a handle on it - or switch your email program to Thunderbird? Pamela: I've got Mailwasher Dad - but it hangs on me from time to time rich-c: yes, there are certain things will make it do that Pamela: I had 134, ditched 78 of them before it hung on me this time, so I had only 56 to deal with Pamela: namely, large e-mails rich-c: just hit process mail anyway and get rid of some of the junk Pamela: oh, I do - that's how I pared the original 84 down to 6 legit rich-c: with Thunderbitd you would have a secondary filtering mechanism - slow learner, though : - ( Dr. Dzzzzzz.: (PRIVATE) sorry eMac: (PRIVATE) it's okay....what happened? Pamela: I heard from Christopher rich-c: I just recently installed Mailwasher on the laptop, but so far it is working OK rich-c: really? how is he doing, and what did he have to say?
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changed username to FostMeister FostMeister: Greetings to one and all. Pamela: Hi, Gui rich-c: hello Guy, comment ca vA? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Fostmeister, sehr gut! eMac: hi Guy FostMeister: eMac: Hiya! rich-c: that by the way is Roin, Guy FostMeister: Bought an antique Mac a few days ago, a Mac II Vx, having loads of fun with it!!! FostMeister: RIch: HEhe, yeah, was wondering who emac was... Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hybrid of Ron and Rin rich-c: erin Maclean Dr. Dzzzzzz.: That is an interesting idea Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Whadaya think Rin? eMac: dunno FostMeister: Hey, Mr. Youwelcome (Bienvenu), how are you? rich-c: dangerous ground, Rich - wanna rethink that? ; - ) Dr. Dzzzzzz.: hehe eMac: I stop thinking around 7 Daniel Bienvenu: I'm fine! rich-c: he's off on a brb errand Daniel Bienvenu: I was away... Daniel Bienvenu: but now, I'm back Pamela: left your brain at work again, hmm Erin? rich-c: oh, you're back, Daniel FostMeister: Daniel: Welcome back Kotter. eMac: oh no it just stops at select times :-) Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I think Schiefer got her brain...or the cookies. Pamela: must be nice, there are days when I wish I could turn mine off : ) Dr. Dzzzzzz.: sleep or a good book might work rich-c: oh Pam - before I forget - we have extra electronic filings on our tax program - want to use any? FostMeister: Most people including me have their brains permanently turned off and use 3% of their god given brain capacity. lol Pamela: nah, it's okay Dad - I prefer paper Pamela: but thanks
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changed username to Guy B. FostMeister: uhoh, who might that be!?!?! rich-c: electronic filing get the refund back faster Guy B.: Greetings!!! Pamela: Hi, Guy! eMac: hi Guy Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I think that Douglas Adams said that humans talked in order to prevent their brains from working. rich-c: hello GuyB Daniel Bienvenu: hello Guy! FostMeister: Pam: Hiya Pam! Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Hello Guy rich-c: what's the word on Adamcon? Guy B.: Dr. D I'm assume. FostMeister: A tired D. rich-c: and how's the new pooch? Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Yeah, kinda draggy tonight Guy. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Coming down with a cold I think, since this afternoon. Pamela: Rich, you have got to get more sleep Dr. Dzzzzzz.: So I also think I am going to logout and go to bed. Guy B.: I'm going to inquire at a hoitel in Oakbrook Terrace this Saturday after my dentist and Annie's vet appt. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I agree. Fortunately I don't have to be on campus until about 9 AM tomorrow (unlike 6:30 AM today). Pamela: Annie??? You named her Annie?? Guy B.: Yes, I did. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: arf arf rich-c: OK Rich, get the zzzzz,s and take it easy Dr. Dzzzzzz.: I will Richard. Pamela: night, Rich Pamela: Thanks again for the cookies eMac: get some rest My Dear Guy B.: She's part shepherd and Boxer. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Good night Pam...glad you like 'em. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Nite-nite the rest of you. Guy B.: Night Dr. D. Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs and kisses Dr. Dzzzzzz.: And nite-nite to Ms. Rin. Dr. Dzzzzzz.: (PRIVATE) thanks Dr. Dzzzzzz.: Bye Dr. Dzzzzzz.: <poof> FostMeister: Guy: Thinking of getting a dog myself... I wouldn't know what breed would suit me best.
Dr. Dzzzzzz. left chat session Pamela: gotta go tell Russell - brb rich-c: think hard, Fos - they are a big responsibility nd very demanding Guy B.: Why not a ordinary mutt. A mixed breed worked out for me. Had Abby 12 years and now Annie. Guy B.: You can find them at animal shelters. rich-c: and the local Humane Society can likely provide a fine choice - if you can convince them you deserve it FostMeister: Reminds me of a story that happened to my wife and I this summer while camping. In the morning, in the middle of nowhere in the woods, we hear something playing around with our cooler. We peer through the tent and see a huge black animal. Sandra right away says: "Sh**, its a BEAR!". I got terrified and started panicking... After a few seconds, I take a look and notice that it's in fact a dog that looks like a bear. Real big, thick dark coat. It was hilarious. Got us scared for a good minute or so. Pamela: I'm a big proponent of animal shelters. There are already too many animals in the world who need love. rich-c: soe of the feral dogs are as dangerous as bears FostMeister: Rich: Yeah, feral dogs in Jamaica are very dangerous. rich-c: and when they're in a pack - watch out, you're in deep trouble FostMeister: I found a tiny little cat under a car 2 years ago, and I've been loving him ever since... he's the cutest most adorable animal. Pamela: (PRIVATE) I can't believe you named her Annie! Oh well, it'll be easy to remember. rich-c: there have been incidents here in eastern Canada - few, but enough to encourage caution
eMac left chat session FostMeister: I guess if you see a wild dog with foam coming out of his mouth, it's not good news. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) You like the name? rich-c: dogs and cats don't always mix, though many find a modus vivendi FostMeister: Rich: Yes, like on top of a fridge. :D Pamela: (PRIVATE) actually, despite the teasing, I love it : ) rich-c: with rabies, it's skunks and foxes are the main problem here; bats sometimes Pamela: I see we lost Erin FostMeister: No Coyotes in ur neck of the woods? Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Well, I have a friend who works at Applebees by that name and I thought it was perfect. When I told her, she was surprised. Pamela: brb FostMeister: otay rich-c: oh, often an established housecat can establish control over a new dog FostMeister: yeah, especially a puppy... rich-c: oh yes, coyotes er an increasing problem even well inside our city limits FostMeister: Dan: Tu parles pas... t'est ben tranquille a soir. rich-c: in fact the crcases of a couple wre found up on the York University campus this week FostMeister: RICH: Coyotes love city limits... good feeding grounds... Daniel Bienvenu: I'm writing a text for coleconation rich-c: yes, and we have our ravines, full of deer and other tastytreats Pamela: oh ick, Daddy Daniel Bienvenu: it's urgent. rich-c: in the High Park area, you do not let a cat or small dog outside FostMeister: Dan: So why you on chat? rich-c: he's good at multitASKING, gUY ; - ) Daniel Bienvenu: I don't want to miss the adamcon chat session Pamela: (PRIVATE) she must be fairly big then, Guy - shephard and boxer mix? FostMeister: Well, you'd miss it if you didn't participate in it!!! ;) Pamela: yeah, we get what for if we miss! rich-c: easy to tell my caps lock is beside the a key, isnt it? Pamela: (she says, from personal experience) Guy B.: (PRIVATE) She will be at or a little less than Abby's size. FostMeister: Rich: Most keyboards are Rich... Pamela: (PRIVATE) any personality quirks yet? rich-c: yes, but wuth the laptop it's too close FostMeister: Rich: Thought you were making a pun with Daniel, such as: Multi ASKING. FostMeister: Rich: I'm using a lappy too, and indeed, it is too close. rich-c: especially for a search, discover and land typist Guy B.: (PRIVATE) She has some traits of Abby. The tail mostly. Pamela: (PRIVATE) a table clearer? Pamela: (PRIVATE) how old is she, Guy? Daniel Bienvenu: I'm finishing the document... I just need to read it again just in case. FostMeister: Document about what? Guy B.: (PRIVATE) She's playing with all of Abby's toys and it's funny she will pick all of them out of the box. Daniel Bienvenu: it's for coleconation Pamela: a Columbus typist, as it were : ) Guy B.: (PRIVATE) She's almost 5 months. rich-c: how is the weather down your way, Fos and Dan? get any blowback from the eastern blizzard? FostMeister: Pam: Did u find yourself new employment? Pamela: (PRIVATE) she's older than I thought Daniel Bienvenu: it's snowy here, rich Pamela: nah, but am still considering it, now more than ever Pamela: was a crappy day at the office FostMeister: Rich: It only snowed last night, about 5 cms. rich-c: big snow or little snow, Daniel? from east or northwest? FostMeister: Rich: I work night shifts now, get all the crappy weather in the middle of the night and have to shovel. Daniel Bienvenu: it was big during the day, rich rich-c: just what you need - and I'll bet the neighours love it Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Someone had her before and she has a brother who is bigger than she is and the same age. FostMeister: Well, it wasn't much of a winter to say the least... in a few days it'll be march, then spring, the summer... and the cycle goes on. Pamela: (PRIVATE) so she's socialized already? That's good. FostMeister: Before you know it, you're packing to go to the Adamcon! rich-c: we have been all but dry and the flurries melt quickly - it was 9 here today (about 48°F, Guy) Pamela: Don't rush things, Gui - time is going by too fast already Pamela: please don't wish February away rich-c: anyway, we're in for a roaring blue norther over the weekend FostMeister: Pam: Time seems to be going by faster because of the magnetic shifts that the earth is going through. Pamela: well it makes the work day go by faster that's for sure Guy B.: (PRIVATE) She's getting along with Jeanene's cat, but she misses Abby. rich-c: wont bother us much (tho'seriously cold) but Buffalo and Cleveland are going to get it good Pamela: but I also find, the older I get, the more quickly time passes FostMeister: Pam: Also makes rent day come faster too. FostMeister: Pam: Indeed, ur not the only one that says that, I feel that too.... RIch, what's your take on that? Feel that too? Pamela: nobody's getting rich, not even my landlord Daniel Bienvenu: After 6 weeks of works, I was only able to save 300$. When the 4 months contract will ends, I don't know if I will have enough to go to the adamcon meeting. rich-c: oh yes, when you've used up three quarters of a century, you worry about getting things done while you can FostMeister: Rich: I'm starting to think more and more about the fact that I am mortal. Before my 30s, I thought I was imortal. :D lol rich-c: well, you just might get another job when your contract ends, you know Pamela: everyone thinks that way in their 20's Gui rich-c: you might even get a recommendation from your current employer Pamela: (PRIVATE) she meaning Jeanene, or the cat? rich-c: yes, young folks are like that, Guy - unfortunately it shows too often in their driving FostMeister: Dan: Hey some buckeroos is better than no buckeroos if you know what I mean. Pamela: and Daniel, don't wait for this contract to end before starting to look for another job FostMeister: Yeah, took me 9 months to get a decent job... takes time these days, economy is full of crappy paying jobs, but good ones are scarce. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) No, Zoe her cat is. Jeanene was the one who saw her at the animal shelter. Daniel Bienvenu: I know, but I'm worrying if it's better keeping them or using them to meet you again during summer. it's chicago this time. FostMeister: Dan: Worry about $100 or so for your passport too, you will need it. rich-c: yes, you'd think with our economy boiling as it is jobs would be easy to come by, but they aren't FostMeister: I just got mine in the mail today.... finally! FostMeister: Rich: Unemployment in quebec is at an all-time low, but they don't talk about the type of jobs. Pamela: Gui, are you still going to Africa or wherever it was? rich-c: no, won't need a passport till 2008 - and that may change FostMeister: Rich: For land crossing, but air crossing? I think u need one. FostMeister: Pam: Actually, I got hired for my government job I was talking about a few months ago... starting in 10 days, so no Africa for me. Pamela: you know, Gui, having it can't hurt rich-c: I don't fly, so that isn't a concern - though I do have a passport FostMeister: Pam: Exactly, I always carry it.. going to Burlington USA tomorrow with it. Pamela: woo and two hoos! What kind of job, which gov't and when do you start? FostMeister: Pamela: I start end of February, and it's actually working for the Montreal Bus and Metro corporation, servicing electronic equipment in metro stations. Pamela: (PRIVATE) question for you: is Jeanene dating? FostMeister: Right now I work as a night time security guard, can't wait to finish doing that...
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changed username to BobS rich-c: OK, fairly high skill level, important to system reliability - you will be valued, I reckon Guy B.: (PRIVATE) No, she isn't. FostMeister: Hiya Bobssssssssss! Pamela: that's amazing Gui. Is it full time permanent? BobS: Howdy people Daniel Bienvenu: hi Bob! Pamela: (PRIVATE) interesting. Hmmmmm. BobS: Hiya guys and gals rich-c: hello Robert, been watching tv again? Guy B.: Be right back. Annie needs to go out for a few minutes. BobS: did I miss anything??????? Pamela: hi bob FostMeister: Pam: Yep... I got lucky I guess, so things are looking good nowadays, finally, after 5 yrs of heartache. BobS: how's the pup???? FostMeister: Hey, I'm pretty good bob, thanks for asking. ;) BobS: got a permanent job, I am gathering??????? BobS: or agreat promotion????? BobS: I meant the puppy Guy.....for thr other Guy Pamela: Gui, if you can stick with it, you probably have a job for life. The transit companies are great to work for. FostMeister: Yes, with the city of Montreal's transit company. Been trying to get in even before last years Adamcon. BobS: COOL congrats man rich-c: Pam's mother-in-law is a Toronto Transit retiree FostMeister: Pam: Yes, I'll do my best, lots of advantages, after a few years you get like 4-5 weeks of vacation, etc... FostMeister: Rich: Awesome! Pamela: one of my coworkers told me today that she was offered !!! a job with the TTC and said she'd have to think about it! I'd be there in a heartbeat rich-c: hey, I'll go get a beer to drink to you - brb FostMeister: Rich: Hahaha, had one a few hours ago with Sandra to celebrate. We really needed that... FostMeister: Pam: Some people are scared of the unknown and would rather stay with something familiar and stable. rich-c: a votre bon sante - comme on dit icoi Pamela: actually her issue is once she gets married, she'll be living in Barrie and would rather find something there than commute to T.O. everyday if possible BobS: did Dr D, my kids or Rin or Harvie stop by????? Pamela: Rich and Rin were here Pamela: no sign of Meeka, Doug or Harvie yet Pamela: or Ron BobS: well.......wht the heck........Ron has been absent a lot lately again rich-c: Rich and Rin were here earlier Daniel Bienvenu: time to sleep ... bonne nuit tout le monde! Daniel Bienvenu: aurevoir FostMeister: But it's only 10PM? Pamela: bonne nuit, Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: talk to you next week FostMeister: What time u start? rich-c: we were remarking on that earlier - leads back to Guy's quetion rich-c: Ron's retired, so haS TOO MUCH TO DO, TOO LITTLE TIME FostMeister: Hahaha, when you retire that's when u have no time left to yourself. rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel - a la prochaine! Daniel Bienvenu: a la prochaine!
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session FostMeister: Dan: Take care Dan, remember to enjoy life!!! rich-c: exactly - you never can figure out whre you got the time to go to work Guy B.: We are back and light rain is falling here. Pamela: not looking forward to the drive in tomorrow - we're supposed to have freezing rain tonite rich-c: I think the precip in your Area will be more Bob's problem than yours, Guy BobS: yucky Guy, that means the strom is on the way FostMeister: Yes, freezing rain for us tonight too... Guy B.: Yes, we somewhat in between the snow and rain band. Pamela: brb rich-c: we should be OK here (with exceptions) till Saturday - then we get the deep freeze Guy B.: Yep, we are getting that too for the weekend, then it will warm up again. rich-c: you two get on NOAA for the eatehr? their local website pages are seriously cool rich-c: oh well, it's Daytona 500 weekend so I'll be staying in anyway BobS: gong to be just about 0* F here this weekend for lows Pamela: I don't care about the cold - it's the form of precip that worries me rich-c: but freezing rain won't do tomorrow night - it's Amiga night other side of the city Pamela: I wouldn't plan on being there Dad BobS: oops.....frances may have to be ready for a disappointment...although the weather people only have dumb luck on their side as to forecasting rich-c: I htink we're supposed to have a HIGH of -8 Saturday - thats about 18°F FostMeister: Rich: U guys still have Amiga user groups in TO? Wow, lucky! Pamela: sounds like a housecleaning weekend to me rich-c: yep, counting Frances but not me, there will almost certainly be three there tomorrow night rich-c: there are many others who do drop in from regularly to occasinally Pamela: although we do have ambitions of taking Erin to Lick's for lunch on Sunday rich-c: and the C-64 crowd across the hall, of course FostMeister: Rich: Awesome. AMIGAS are awesome, if I ever have a chance to buy a souped up one, I will... Anyways, I'm off to do some surfing and then off to sleep, waking up early, going on a little trip with my poor old mom and my wife to Burlington, USA. Take care all. Pamela: g'nite, Gui - safe trip FostMeister: Thank you, hope it's not snowy or icy. Pamela: we will keep fingers toes and eyeballs crossed for you rich-c: OK, give our regards to Vermont, and keep a weather eye out - Jupiter Pluvius is in an increasingly nasty mood FostMeister: *kerpoof* Pamela: so Bob, how is life in GR? Guy B.: Bye Guy BobS: nite Gei rich-c: so Guy, where is this hotel you are looking at? Pamela: I think he said Oakbrook Terrace, Dad BobS: life is ok.......weather holding for now, family good and mostly healthy now I think, job sucks as I got cut back to 10 hrs a week Guy B.: Probably in Oakbrook Terrace. It would be in-between two malls and lots of restaurants in the area. BobS: Oka Terrace in like what city mon Pamela: what the h**k? How are you supposed to live on that??? BobS: good question....am looking for fill in or permanent/semi-permanaent replacement now rich-c: 2where is it relative to Chicago, Guy? Guy B.: West of the city and you will not have to go through the city to reach it. I do plan detail directions to get there. rich-c: just so we don't have to go through the city - even better if we can start south from say Gary Pamela: it's basically superintendent work, right Bob? Guy B.: Gary, you're south of the city. BobS: right Pam.....but construction business here is way down , sot jobs not so easy to come by BobS: may have to go hands on work, but thattoo is scarce Pamela: what about the antique side of things? Any prospects there? rich-c: how can that be? Gary is right on the lake, east of Chicago BobS: maybe i could move north and get ajob with local transit ?????????? Pamela: don't laugh, you probably could : ) BobS: antiques are dead pam....going to pack up our toys in the next couple of months and sit on the stuff Guy B.: There will be road construction this year. I'll find out what's going on to be sure. There is one going on now is the intersection of I-80, I-294, I-94 and IL-394. That intersection is being rebuilt. Pamela: I hear that Alberta is experiencing a mighty boom at the moment, especially Fort McMurray rich-c: move to Fort McMurray in teh oil sands - I've heard burger flippers make $20 and hour - after teh signing bonus rich-c: the hours are killing nd the conditins are rough - but man can you make big bucks BobS: biggest trouble is Richard, don't want to leave town......actually can't, not with Ryan here and all Guy B.: I'm watching this pup play with her toys and she is having a blast. rich-c: I undertand well, Bob - and you're getting on for an oil-field roughneck rich-c: yes, Guy, dogs can be so engaging, cazn't they Pamela: well good luck with the search, Bob. We'll be thinking outside the box for you : ) rich-c: btw Guy, you still haven't really told us where Oakridge is BobS: heck think INSIDE the box also Guy B.: Oakbrook Terrace is about 15 miles west of Chicago. 5 Miles from where I live. rich-c: there's an outfit wants RV delivery truck brokers advertising in Highways at the moment Pamela: it's the most difficult thing - trying to think of unconventional ways to use your skills for gainful employment
FostMeister left chat session rich-c: but they want you to do 5000 loaded miles a month BobS: am going to look into that Richard.......got an address or phone # ???? rich-c: that sounds painfully close in, Guy Pamela: (PRIVATE) c'mon, Dad, it's better than Whitby : ) rich-c: you'd like;ly nead a Ford F-450 or F-550 to haul the big stuff, Bob BobS: I-80 west to I-294 north to I 290 BobS: naw Richard I want to drive the motorhomes to dilvery BobS: delivery rich-c: patience, Bob. I'm looking
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changed username to james Pamela: well, good afternoon, James james: fashionably late. didn't think anyone would still be here. glad i was wrong james: hi pam james: hello guy, bob, rich Guy B.: Not really Rich and don't worry. Where I I tell how to reach the hotel will be a breeze. Pamela: tis not yet 11:00 pm, the witching hour Guy B.: Hi James rich-c: good morning, james BobS: west of O'hare airport and south about 6 iles james: how is everyone? BobS: HEY JAMES Pamela: busy, thanks BobS: hallo james: same here. been doing a web contract on the side and it's taken up a lot of my time Pamela: web contract? explanation please rich-c: I csn follow a map, Guy, but I am worried about traffic jams - they're a Chicago area specialty james: i was asked by someone to build a web site for their hockey team Pamela: ah, gotcha james: so far i've been busy doing the back-end admin interface in php and mysql Pamela: c'mon Dad, if you can drive in Toronto traffic you can drive anywhere james: that's almost done so i hope to start on the front end next week or thereabouts rich-c: tell them you're cheering for Canada, james ; - ) james: of course i am Guy B.: Rich, you have to stop worrying about traffic jams, Toronto is just about the same as in Chicago. james: won't find me driving in toronto Pamela: not if you get lost, we won't : ) Pamela: (PRIVATE) just don't ask Dad for directions, you'll be fine :) Pamela: James, do you drive when you're in Ottawa? BobS: can't get lost Pam.......drove in and out of O'hare in January (north of hotel site) and had NO problems at all BobS: easier than Toronto traffic james: (PRIVATE) lol. most assuredly. james: i did the last time james: not sure if i will this time or not rich-c: Bob: www.driveforclassictransport.com or phone 1-866-724-1606 Pamela: how do you find switching from right to left hand drive and back again - any problems? BobS: got it Richard, THANKS james: i have this tendency to drive on the left side of the road which doesn't carry over well. i'm usually ok once i've brushed up a bit though rich-c: yes, Guy, that's the problem - I don't care for our jams either james: i've now been driving here more than in canada. i'll have been here 7 years come march 15 Pamela: wow Pamela: doesn't seem like that long james: it goes by fast, for sure rich-c: Bob. companies like Hertz and vis also keep crews of drivers to shuttle cars between locations rich-c: most of teh trips are local but here are long distance crews too (snowbird to summer country, for examole) rich-c: Pam's friend Kimberly's father does that for Avis locally Pamela: I'm just wondering if we ever get a chance to travel to Great Britain if I should chance right hand drive. I think my biggest concern would be my automatic responses Pamela: actually Dad, he works for National Alamo Pamela: same company as our franchise at work rich-c: OK Pam sorry 'bout that Pamela: you will also find that many of the local car dealerships hire older men, many of them retirees, to deliver new vehicles rich-c: gather the switch of driving sides can be difficult but folks do manage BobS: yes, but the rental car joins are very tentative and not paying much here BobS: excuse me????? old men?????? rich-c: I suspect the money, such as it is, is in the longer distance runs Pamela: I said older men, Bob - many are retirees BobS: ok james: lol rich-c: you are getting on a bit, Bob - I believe most grandfathers qualify for teh tiele Pamela: good driving records, and easier on the insurance james: i'm gonna sit this one out ;) Pamela: coward Guy B.: Well folks, going to call it the night. See you all next week. Pamela: g'nite, Guy. Good luck at the hotel - keep us posted BobS: nite guy Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you BobS: be good rich-c: OK, take care, Guy, see you next week Guy B.: Me too. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me Too. Guy B.: Poof Pamela: (PRIVATE) : )
Guy B. left chat session james: i should probably get some work done too rich-c: so james, how are things doing in Japan? james: going well BobS: well heck IF you are goinna leave me......boo hoo james: keeping very busy. getting geared up james: i can stay for a bit rich-c: but you gotta go - OK, hope you'll make it next week Pamela: anyway Bob, if we come up with any brilliant ideas, will let you know james: just thought everyone was leaving rich-c: goodnight for now though Pamela: I'm gonna bail shortly too - I have an e-mail to respond to Pamela: Dad, don't you chance it if the weather is bad tomorrow rich-c: actually time is winding down, but there's a few minutes left yet rich-c: btw Bob, I'm accomodating to the C-AP machine and the results are terrific rich-c: I'm wiling, it's your mother who's gun-shy Pamela: good BobS: that would be goo Pam BobS: good BobS: great Richard........ rich-c: don 't you have a family member on one? BobS: it just takes getting used too i hear BobS: got TWO Richard BobS: Dad and brother rich-c: I was lucky and learned fast - very positive results may have had much to do with it Pamela: okay folks, I'm off to write e-mails. See you later. rich-c: night Pam, take care Pamela: night, Daddy. Will call. BobS: see ya Pam rich-c: that's what I thought - how are their results? Pamela: Night, Bob - say hi to everyone for me Pamela: night, James - don't work too hard BobS: might as well blow out too guys......see yo next week and earlier also Pamela: kerpoof
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Pamela left chat session rich-c: OK Bob, see you next week if not before james: i shan't james: good night! rich-c: well james seems like we're abandoned james: apparently so rich-c: shall we call it a night? james: you gonna vote me off the island? :P rich-c: your call james: i should probably get some work done here. i really haven't accomplished a whole lot this morning james: hopefully i can make it on earlier next week.. promises promises rich-c: OK, I have some catchup too - so good night to you then james: take care rich-c: ditto
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