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changed username to <undefined> rich-c: hello Guy, you are very early this evening
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changed username to GuyF Guy B.: I'm on vacation this week and I'm going to visit the area around the hotel tomorrow. rich-c: does that mean you have a lot to tell us? GuyF: GuyB: Take some pics! rich-c: does that mean you have a lot to tell us?
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changed username to rich-1 GuyF: Greetings Rich-1! Guy B.: Hopefully. I want to see what restaurants and shopping are around, so everyone has an idea what's there. rich-1: Hi - looks like our Montrealer dumped me coming in Guy B.: I'll bring my digital camera. GuyF: Yeah, was too scared you were an Ontarian terrorist. ;) rich-1: naw, you know I don't wear a beard! GuyF: Hahaha! Guy B.: Rich, guess we have to knock the first one off. rich-1: btw Guy, the current issue of Consumer Reports has reports on a large number of teh chain sitdown restaurants
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Guy B. confirmed ban rich-1: maybe you should make special note of the ones they recommend Guy B.: I know about some of the restaurants I visited around my own area. I just have to see what is there around the hotel, so I can see what is there and where to have the banquet at. That has to be worked on and the side trip. rich-1: also the ones they don't... rich-1: well, you know where I stand on the side trips - I'm going everywhere that hass been suggested anyway Guy B.: Speaking of the side strip. I found out there will be a concert at Northerly Island on the day we will be heading to the Shedd. However, that will be towards the evening and traffic will be getting heavy around the area, so I strongly think we should take the CTA to and from the Shedd. rich-1: anyway a decent, upscale, independent restaurant will be fine Guy B.: OK, I' Guy B.: I'll see what' rich-1: just make sure they have a decent wine list and aren't dedicated to seafood Guy B.: is there and report back. rich-1: again, Guy, remember - I cannot walk far
GuyF confirmed ban rich-1: and above all I cannot walk fast, at least not normal pave for the group Guy B.: Rich, I can 5 day visitor passes for you and Frances. It will have unlimited rides on the L and buses. Plus it starts the day the card is inserted. Guy B.: I know. We will stay in pace with you. GuyF: Be right back, watching a show at the same time. Will be back during the commercials. rich-1: sounds very attractive, Guy, but don't make any investments until we have time to investigate further rich-1: remember a bus whose nearest stop is six blocks from my destination is pretty well useless to me rich-1: also - remember I can't stand on a bus and may have problems standing on the L Guy B.: I'm thinking of getting 1 day for everyone else, except me. I have a monthly pass that I use for work.
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changed username to Pamela rich-1: hello daughter, see you made it safely home Pamela: hi there! Guy B.: HI Pam. GuyF: Hallo Pamela. Pamela: yes, we made it Dad Pamela: all fenders still on the car and no spares : ) rich-1: I don't want to be a wet blanket, and Frances has an utter horror of driving in Chicago rich-1: but I have to remember my physical limitations Pamela: what's this, Dad? rich-1: discussing getting around Chicago, Pam Pamela: what about it? Guy B.: Pam, I was telling your dad, I can get visitor passes for the CTA. They come in 1 to 5 day demonitions. rich-1: I have great difficulty standing on a bus, less on a subway rich-1: it really all depends on where the stops are relative to where we want to go, and the crowding level Pamela: yes, Guy, I saw those advertised on transitchicago.com rich-1: I suspect a 5-day senior pass is a very attractive bargain Pamela: you know what Dad, we'll figure it out somehow. Guy B.: 5 day visitor passes are $18 rich-1: agreed, we had better do so! Pamela: what, figure it out? We will. rich-1: that's the regular rate, what is it for seniors? rich-1: Guy still hasn't picked the banquet restaurant. Rich and Erin were in that area recently. Might they hav3e qan idea? Pamela: by the way Guy, money order will be on it's way to you shortly GuyF: BTW, when's the Adamcon, anytime soon? From this question you can already figure out I'm not showing up... rich-1: starts July 13th Pamela: date hasn't changed, Guy, it's still July 13 - 16th GuyF: OK, next month, very soon... Pam: The date never registered in my head. Guy B.: Rich, for seniors. You need a reduce fare permit. I have one because of my hearing disability. But, you are a visitor to Chicago on the L, so I cannot get senior fares for you. Guy B.: Pam, the dates are correct and set. Pamela: Rich and Erin haven't been anywhere near Chicago Dad rich-1: depending on how and where they are issued, maybe I can get one for myself and Frances Guy B.: Guy if I get your payment by June 15th, then you will get a free t-shirt. GuyF: Don't you need a special type of ID to get those discounts? I know in Montreal even if you look 90, you still need a card. rich-1: Erin was talking last time about a number of rstaurants around the airport - by name Guy B.: Rich, you can't. You must be a resident of Illinois. Pamela: which she got from the hotel website, Dad rich-1: something she said made me think she had been in them - though since they are mostly chains, maybe in Detroit outlets? Pamela: some of them are probably chains, Dad - maybe in Cleveland rich-1: oh, before I forget, Pam - we went to the Jerusalem last month Pamela: Guy B, have you looked at any restaurants or have any preferences? Pamela: how was dinner, Dad? rich-1: they have a special dinner for two at $35 - wide assortment of middle eastern dishes rich-1: far more than we could finish, and very tasty and satisfying Pamela: sounds like it was good : ) Guy B.: I'm going up there tomorrow, Pma. I'm off this week on vacation. I will see what restaurants they have in the area and shopping. rich-1: I think you would find it very good value and very satisfying too Guy B.: There go my fingers again. Sorry Pam. Pamela: 'salright - I got the gist : ) GuyF: Wow, wish I could join you guys, sounds like you will have a great time!!! Pamela: I wish you could come too, Gui, but we understand Sandra's limitations Pamela: how is she feeling, by the way? Guy B.: You won't be able to come Guy?
moved to room Meeting Place rich-1: went to a new one over at Melrose and AVERd last night - very nice but with all the trimmings it was a bit over $100 GuyF: Pam: Well, she doesn't really have any limitations, she walks like 3-4 KMs / day. No Guy, I won't be able to make it. Pamela: at this rate Dad, you'll have tried all the restaurants on Avenue Road before you're done : ) Guy B.: Ok. Gee wish you be able to join us this year. Maybe next year then.
changed username to Meeka GuyF: Well, as long as it's driving distance, sure... Chicago, hmm, not sure how many KMs it is from Mtl, but it's far last I checked. rich-1: for a change your mother was really hungry - appetizer, dessert, half the wine half-litre Pamela: two and half days drive, I'd say, Gui Meeka: Hello Pamela: that's good, Dad GuyF: Pam: Yeah, 5 days here and there... Guy B.: It will be a long drive for you. Guess flying is out of the question for the both of you. Pamela: Hi, Meeka! Speaking of pregnant people . . . how are you! rich-1: hi Meeka, welcome aboard - where's the folks? Guy B.: HI Meeka, how's the mom to be? GuyF: Hi Meeka! Meeka: pretty good Meeka: dont know were the folks are Guy B.: Jeanene wanted to send her congratulations to you. Meeka: ty Pamela: and speaking of recently pregnant people, Dad, I was talking to Kimberly this morning and will probably go out there next week some time to see the baby rich-1: OK, on our walk tonight we mailed a congratulatory card rich-1: also our regrets to Roland Pamela: Which reminds me, I need to mail my RSVP to Roland too - thought of that earlier today rich-1: btw, I suggest a gift card from Macy's or such as the wedding gift Pamela: it's too bad - if I'd known sooner, I might have been able to work something out rich-1: they have a picture on their website - Andrea looks rather like you Pamela: huh? what? website?? what website?? Pamela: I need to get caught up! rich-1: guess I'll have to forward the email to you - remind me later Pamela: please do! Pamela: sorry folks, I know this stuff doesn't mean anything to you, we just need to get caught up rich-1: message is in your mailbox, Pam rich-1: my nephew is committing matrimony July 1 Pamela: thanks, Dad Pamela: and that will leave just one cousin single on either side rich-1: well, there only ever ws the one on my side
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: Hi Bob BobS: hey hey hey !!!!! BobS: ich bin here rich-1: well, Bobs, 'bout time you showed up! Meeka: hi dad
Guy B. changed username to Guy B & Annie BobS: I know, got sidetracked
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Guy B & Annie changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: I'm back. BobS: hallo BobS: it is NOT pitch dark yet, you guys should be spreading mulch !!!!! rich-1: speaking of which, Guy, how's the pup doing? Guy B.: She's doing great. Pamela: so Meeka, I keep getting derailed - how are you feeling, and have you had an ultrasound yet, and are you taking pictures of your tummy, and has Judy started on a baby blanket yet? BobS: so did Mekka get derailed BobS: she is gone! Pamela: brb, just gonna say goodbye to Russell rich-1: seewhat you did, Bob? made her ring off to go dig mulch!
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changed username to Meeka BobS: I solly cholly rich-1: welcome back, Meeka BobS: Hey Guy BobS: rain coming my way" BobS: ? rich-1: don't know about you, but we have a cold front due tomorrow, with appropriate fireworks rich-1: suggest you get on your local NOAA website and check it out Meeka: ty
GuyF confirmed ban Guy B.: No rain here. BobS: kinda quite here is the forecast rich-1: qualify that, Guy - " yet" Pamela: so Meeka, how are you feeling, and have you had an ultrasound yet, and are you taking pictures of your tummy, and has Judy started on a baby blanket yet? Pamela: I have tons of questions! BobS: no rain till S8un night Meeka: lol, I guess so GuyF: 'tis the season to get pregnant, la la la la la la... :) rich-1: looked a the continental satellite photo earlier and it did show some srious weather Meeka: I am feeling good except for being a bit more tired than normal BobS: how is Sandra handling things now Guy ? Pamela: emotional roller coaster, Meeka? Meeka: yes, we had an ultra sound, but it was at about 10 weeks so it just looked like a peanut GuyF: BobS: Pretty good, I can't joke around and be my regular annoying self around her as much, but things are really good... 17 weeks and counting. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) I'm chatting with Carla Meeka: no tummy pics yet, not really showing much yet Pamela: (PRIVATE) figured as much : ) rich-1: still, you're getting on to half way through Meeka: no, not that I have noticed yet anyway Guy B.: (PRIVATE) We are setting up a date. Pamela: don't forget to document, Meeka -and you too, Gui - there's only one picture of my mother when she was pregnant with me, and it's only a reflection. Kids want to see this stuff. Meeka: I have no idea what judy is up to, I do know she has one thing she did years ago rich-1: speak for yourself, daughter... GuyF: Pamela: You're right! I plan on doing a whole video thing this weekend where we will talk to the baby before she's born to show her when she's older. BobS: oh mom will have something appropriate Pamela: what do you mean, Dad? GuyF: I plan on doing a lot of video editing, and for the occasion, I picked up a Mac Mini a few days ago... I love it!!! Meeka: I know that dad ;) rich-1: our generation weree not into that sort of thing, Pam Pamela: well, this generation is - every one of my friends' kids have asked at some point, or looked at pictures rich-1: and we knew instinctively that no such pictues would exist of our mothers rich-1: back then, it just wsn't done rich-1: Bob, how's the job scene shaping up? BobS: like NOTHING rihcard BobS: had some interviews, but no cigars Guy B.: The only payment I received so far is from Rich. I have Ron and Dale's on the way. Anyone sending there's soon? BobS: need cash mon........not interviews rich-1: strange - with your skills and a hot economy, that's tough Pamela: as soon as I can, Guy - probably will mail within the week Guy B.: OK Pam. BobS: heck guy may not even make it, certainly not for full term anyway.....am seriously considering on ly coming Sun to seee the gan, eat 2 banquet and drive on home rich-1: I hope we can arrange something better than that. Bob BobS: not when yo consider my experience, AGE and the cheap wages they want to hire a youngster for Guy B.: OK, let me know, so I can plan accordiingly and notify the hotel. rich-1: yeah, but a youngster doesn't have the savvy to do your sort of job BobS: but he works a lot cheaper BobS: and in today's economy, cheaps the word rich-1: maybe so, but it's no economy if the work isn't done because he doesn't know how BobS: but that takes some time to blow up.....I am working 8 hrs a week for just that kind of idiot BobS: rome is burning and he is stupid to see it Pamela: (PRIVATE) Guy, re the restaurant, remember to look for somewhere quiet, and if possible, with a private/separate room rich-1: I have a cursor crony who has the same situation - quit before the company went bankrupt rich-1: now he's a househusband raising his new son while his wife works full-time Guy B.: (PRIVATE) I'll what I can find for all of us. rich-1: he works nights 8 hrs daily loading UPS trucks @ 8.50/hr BobS: I can't quit....the cash keeps me afloat along with unemployment for the summer and into fall at this rate. don't kill the fatted cow ya know BobS: but Judy don't want to work BobS: says she deserves a liesurely lifestyle !!!! ;-) rich-1: absolutely - when you have something that works, don't throw it away BobS: ok not really but that may have to come to pass, as I too take a UPS job for $8.50 Pamela: Guy, I know that three nights in the hotel starts Friday night, but since we're flying in early Friday morning, will that still entitle us to lunch on day one? rich-1: it can be rough - another of our guys over in Elgin, IL is doing call centre desk
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changed username to james Pamela: good morning James rich-1: good morning, james james: howdy, all GuyF: Sandra makes less than $8,50 at her current job, but she loves her job! Sometimes, it's not always the money, but granted if you're not the sole provider. Guy B.: Pam, Yes. You would still get a lunch. GuyF: Hiya James old buddy. Pamela: oh, good - thank you : ) Meeka: k, I am off for the night Meeka: ttyl :) BobS: hiya james from japan james: how is everyone? rich-1: take care, Meeka, and keep us posted - night now BobS: how come it is dark here and light there ????? BobS: and prolly a different day too BobS: nite meeka Meeka: night GuyF: James: Awesome!!! Running off of my new Mac Mini and it's such a pleasure to use compared to my Winbox. rich-1: yeah, over there it's already tomorrow Guy B.: Bye Meeka
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changed username to Ron Guy B.: HI Ron Pamela: good evening, Ron GuyF: Hiya Ron. BobS: Ronald me good man Ron: Hi All Ron: everybody awake? rich-1: hello Ron, now we have Pacific Rimmers from both sides Guy B.: I got name tags I can design on the computer. Pamela: do we really need name tags? rich-1: believe you had a spot of weather out there recently? Ron: James from the other side of the Pacific Rim GuyF: Nametags? Doesn't everyone know each other's names already? james: hey ron, can you see me waving? BobS: kinda pointless at this point isn't it rich-1: think that was teh point of Pam's question, Guy Ron: Ya know, I've often wondered about that Pamela: stand up, James rich-1: still no joy, james - stand on a box Guy B.: You guys don't want name tags? Gee, where's the fun. Ron: Was out playing golf all day.. I'm sunburned Pamela: for shame, Ronald - where's your sunscreen? BobS: aw, now we feel REAL sorry for ya mon james: i thought you lived on the west coast, ron :P where'd you get the sun? GuyF: Ron: Life gets more complicated when you retire eh? Ron: Oh I wore that, but I can still feel it Ron: yeah, you have to hit a little round ball so it goes straight and far Pamela: I know where mine is - somewhere in Aunt Cynthia's house in Windsor james: brb rich-1: what is it doing there? Pamela: I dunno - couldn't find it after I put it on on Saturday morning - having a party? Ron: So..... I now have my passport BobS: it is keeping the house from getting burned !!!!! Ron: and my plane ticket BobS: COOL, will it help ? Pamela: fat lot of good that does me : ) rich-1: good, I've got my rooms Ron: yes, that too Pamela: well, we have plane tickets, and hotel reservations, now I just need to get Guy a cheque rich-1: good, I've got our room Wed -Wed and Guy has our cheque for the Adam part Ron: oh damn ! I knew there was something I didn't do yet.... gee.... promised that last week Ron: Ok.... tomorrow for sure Guy Guy B.: OK Ron. rich-1: and I hope our extra days will be credited to the 'con contract incase not enough show up otherwise Ron: will send via fast camel Guy B.: I'll be right back.
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: note to self: get batteries and film for camera and remote Pamela: since with all these fancy cameras, I'm the only one who has a remote for theirs (afaik) Ron: I have remote for my Nikon rich-1: aren't you using fechargables, Pam? GuyF: A remote for a digital camera? I don't have one fo those! Argh, need to get a new camera! Pamela: not digital, Gui - good old fashioned film Ron: thanks to son Jeff..... it was a Christmas gift GuyF: Pam: Bleah Pamela: I love you too! GuyF: Pam: Haha rich-1: enjoy it while you can - did you know Canon has stopped making film cameras? Ron: Also have a remote for the camcorder, although I've never used it GuyF: So did Nikon Rich Pamela: want a digital but it's on the someday list Ron: Our club has all gone digital GuyF: And they are bringing down the telegraph lines apparently. rich-1: I believe even Kodak is talking of it seriously, and likely to quit making film too Pamela: along with a new desktop, printer, fax and laptop Pamela: oh, and a new car Pamela: I don't want much rich-1: but patience would be a good start? Ron: Hey Pamela, you stole the last item on my list Pamela: is Rosie still acting up, Ron? GuyF: Geez, in 10 years I'll be telling my daughter: "You know what daughter? When I was a child and young adult, I use to develop my pictures at the pharmacy", it'll sound as odd as the old-timers telling me that they used to check their vaccum tubes at the pharmacy. Ron: no, she's behaving herself, but I've been looking about Ron: I'm in no rush Pamela: "God grant me patience, and do it quickly!" rich-1: actually, the pharmacy will print your pictures from disc or memory card cheaper than you can do it on your printer BobS: HEY you young wippersnapper!!!!!! I used to check my vacuum tubes at the drugstroe when i was in my teens Pamela: I'm also on the lookout but can't afford one yet, and having trouble deciding what direction I should go to get the features I want GuyF: BobS: C'mon, that's like ancient history, 40's, 50's... rich-1: I'd give you my JamCam but the software won't work with a VIA motherboard BobS: absolutely Richard.......printing pics is expensive and the stores do ti cheap Ron: Last transmitter I worked on at a Coast Guard Radio station, we had to go to the USSR for tubes GuyF: One word for printing pics: Wal-Mart. BobS: early 60's GuyF Pamela: ya got that right, Gui Ron: 12AX7 rich-1: Wal-Mart is a four-letter word around here Ron: amongst others Pamela: yeah - it's called "save" rich-1: save what? and at what price? Ron: Hey, I patronize Mal Wart despite my original intent not to do so Pamela: that's a discussion for another day, Dad BobS: got to go with the flow Richard....things change and we have to go with the change sometimes rich-1: I find Canaidan tire, Zellers, and the specialist store discounters fully competitive GuyF: I bought an awesome book today Ron and thought of you, and that it might interest you: "The Victorian Internet". A book, telling the story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries, oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it. Sounds a lot like the Internet we know of today. BobS: can only fight so long and get tired
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changed username to Guy B. Ron: Yes, I'd like to have a look at that Guy B.: I'm back. Ron: Zellers here has been completely eclipised by Mal Wart. Think soon somebody somewhere will make a business decision GuyF: If it weren't for The Bay, Zellers would have went under a while ago. Ron: you can roll a bowling ball down most aisles any time of day and not hit a soul
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changed username to rich-2 BobS: oops, and even I recognize the Zeller name Pamela: will be interesting to see what happens to Zellers now that HBC has been bought by the US conglomerate GuyF: Zellers in Quebec isn't as busy as Wal-Mart. They try their hardest, but it's hard to compete. rich-2: sorry, knocked myself off there, I think
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Ron confirmed ban Ron: See they've just amended their credit policies..... soon I can get cash advances on my Bay card....... at 28.8% BobS: and so we KNOCK you out also sir
GuyF confirmed ban Guy B.: OK, thanks to a wonderful new girl I'm about to date. There is a trolley that will stop in front of the Shedd. I will find out more. Ron: thanks, but no thanks GuyF: Ron: Yeah, you can do that at Canadian Tire too... BobS: WAHT a DEAL rich-2: cash advances on your VISA card are cheaper - not much, but cheaper Pamela: IMHO, the biggest problem with Zellers was their HBC mindset - payroll geared to sales. What they forget, as does HBC, is that sales is geared to payroll too. Ron: As it is, I go there for pharmacy stuff because I get club Z points for my bad health rich-2: oh, our pharmacy doesn't give loyalty points on prescriptions Pamela: whereas I go to Pharma Plus, where I get Air Miles, which paid for my ticket to Chicago : )) Ron: they do here rich-2: if they did, I'd have millions GuyF: Pam: I went to a K-Mart in Burlington a few months ago, and literally felt bad for them. The place was literally dead. You could see that they were dying and going out of business due to the new Super Wal-Mart opening. rich-2: I only pay $6.11 per prescription and still had an over $400 medical claim on my income tax Ron: There are still K-Marts? GuyF: Ron: Maybe not in Canada... Pamela: only in the US, Ron. Burlington VT, right, Gui? GuyF: Yes. Ron: you know, I really used to love that store...... it was in Campbell River before Zellers bought it out Ron: They actually had men's clothing that was my size rich-2: can't think of any left in Toronto Ron: ah ok GuyF: We had a K-mart too in my neighborhood when I was a kid, but it's long gone.
james confirmed ban rich-2: the one at Bayview Village is now an LCBO Pamela: gone the way of Woolco and Woolworths Pamela: actually, it's a Chapters, isn't it, Dad? GuyF: Yep, we also had Miracle Mart in Quebec. Ron: Oh I remember them....from my Ottawa days rich-2: Bob, remember Two Guys from Harrison? we bought things in their econd store BobS: N O !!!! had a Miracle Mart in Grand Rapaids about 40 yrs ago and it went kablooey rich-2: no, it's an LCBO main store - A list Pamela: yes, the Zellers at Jane / Wilson used to be a Miracle Mart if I remember correctly BobS: no richard i don't rich-2: once they were a big national chain - now no one even remembers them Pamela: right at the east end, beside the apartment buildings? rich-2: sort of like Kresge's GuyF: Miracle Mart was owned by Steinbergs. Ron: now you're taking me back Pamela: me too rich-2: yes, that end, Pam Pamela: Bob, do they still have Piggly Wigglys in the states? GuyF: Piggly WUT??? Pamela: american grocery store, Gui Ron: or Mrs. Tiggy Winkles" rich-2: it's a southern chain and, I believe, surviving well GuyF: Hahaha, probably wasn't too popular with Jews or Muslims. rich-2: well, it dates back to long before that was a consideration, Guy BobS: name is familiar but don't know if there are any left Opam Pamela: there's a question, Guy - what's around in the way of grocery stores in Chicago? rich-2: Meijers Guy B.: We have Dominicks and Jewel mostly in the area. There are some independant grocers too. rich-2: you have Safeway too, don't you? Ron: gotta have my late nite cheezies Pamela: that's what we're shipping back with you Dad - cans of Cherry 7-Up Ron: and diet coke Guy B.: Dominicks is own by Safeway. Pamela: dinner of champions, Ron : ) rich-2: see what I get for having a truck? Ron: yeah Pamela: what, you want me to carry it back on the plane???? GuyF: Hmmm, time to check the hockey score, see if the Canadian team gave a whooping to the US team. BobS: how's about cherry coke and wild cherry pepsi ????? Pamela: go Oilers Ron: i wouldn't look if i were you Guy rich-2: it's an uphill fight for Edmonton since they lost their goalie BobS: oh oh ron knows GuyF: Uh-oh, that bad Ron? Pamela: nah, Cherry 7-Up is what we can't get here Ron: 'fraid so GuyF: Drat! Pamela: we can get the other two Ron: 3-0 Carolina last I looked BobS: ok then load up the van AND the trailer BobS: how is the refrig business coming Richard ? rich-2: trailer, if I can work a deal, will be in Grand Rapids BobS: keeep workign on it mon james: arright folks, i'm quite behind in this little "work" thing i have to do, so i'm afraid i'll have to cut out early Pamela: just lost Dad again Guy B.: I have discount cards for both stores. So, if you guys get the urge for a snack. You can let me know.
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changed username to rich-3 Ron: work? james: as it is, i overslept this morning Pamela: Dad, what are you doing? Ron: bad for the health GuyF: Ron: :d rich-3: sorry, got dumped again - damn XP anyway BobS: ya james: *poof* Pamela: well if you must, you must James
james left chat session Pamela: goodnigh BobS: damn bill gates stuff Pamela: t GuyF: That's why I said no more a few days ago and am now running Mac OS X. The best OS on the planet! rich-3: well, I've got a parcel of ubuntu discs on the way Pamela: it must be you Dad, I've never had a problem with XP Ron: My Mandriva Linux seems to be behaving itself so far BobS: lost richard again BobS: shees
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changed username to rich-4 BobS: welcome home sir Pamela: did you solve your anti-virus issues, Ron? rich-4: but for how long? this is ridiculous Ron: you will run out of numbers at this rate Rich BobS: penacillin Pam Pamela: and I'm not sure about having four (!) fathers! Ron: No Pam, I've been dabbling in Linux for quite a while..... I'm a newbie with 0 years experience rich-4: I'll restart with an alpha list Ron: 10 years that is BobS: start w/ richard rich-4: too much typing Pamela: if you can hang in for half an hour Dad you'll be fine rich-4: anyway, Bob, the installation quote is the issue - it is ridiculusly high Pamela: are you going with electric only, or gas as well, Dad? rich-4: I mean if I'm going to tow that far at today's gas prices, I have to see some saving rich-4: I have an electric only in there now, Pam BobS: yes, seems like a refrig should be a 15-30m minute job, aftera ll...it IS self contained other than a plug and a copper line Pamela: and what are you doing with the bar fridge? rich-4: you got ambitions of inheriting it? Pamela: sure, if you don't want it and it's usable BobS: gonna open a 'bar' Pamela: we can always use more fridge space GuyF: allright have to go pick up my wife from work, was nice talking to all y'all. rich-4: for all practical purposes, it is brand new, never used Pamela: g'nite, Gui, say Hi to Sandra for us Ron: Hows she doing Guy? BobS: nite Guy rich-4: good to have you here, Guy - see you next week rich-4: you and Sandra take care Ron: be well GuyF: Ron: She's doing good, 5 months and 1 week, and counting! Ron: right..... say hi for us Pamela: Bob, a few years ago, just before we moved into this apartment, I won a small bar fridge at the company Christmas party GuyF: Thanks, you too... Will do! Pamela: I thought, what are we going to do with this???
GuyF left chat session Pamela: but it's been a lifesaver Guy B.: Nite Guy BobS: and Pamela: we have a very small, very old fridge in our apartment so we put all our beverages in the bar fridge rich-4: you really should get after the management for new appliances, Pam Pamela: and that works fine, but if we had a bigger one, it would be better yet. If M & D arent' going to use it, we might as well put it to good use. Guy B.: Annie is tired today. We had a long walk today on the bike trail. rich-4: don't know about Hydro rebates, but they'd save it back on electric bills surprisingly quickly Pamela: is she flopped at your feet, Guy? Guy B.: She's on the sofa. Pamela: smart puppy : ) Ron: tired pooch rich-4: see? mutt's spoiled already ; - ) Pamela: Inky is currently whining in the doorway Pamela: I'm trying to ignore him Pamela: i've asked, Dad, but will have to put it in writing, as our landlord has the memory of a sieve Pamela: also, we have bigger issues to deal with right now, such as the bathroom ceiling disintegrating Guy B.: She's way different from Abby, but not as wild as her. That's what is unique about Annie. rich-4: yes, and they should be re-glazing the whole building before the heating costs bankrupt them Pamela: all dogs are unique, Guy Pamela: well you know that and I know that, but I doubt it'll happen soon - very expensive in an old building like this one rich-4: oh yes, picked up the latest issue of HUB for you yesterday, Pam Pamela: thank you : ) rich-4: true, Pam, but it's even more expensive not to do it Guy B.: You will get to meet her and she will be all over you in a minute. Pamela: due to the census, discovered the building was built in 1964 - it's older than I am rich-4: be warned, Guy, I seem to have a developing allergy to animal hair Pamela: I hope so, Guy : ) I love dogs Guy B.: Anyway folks. I've had quite a day, even though I'm on vacation. So, I'll see you all next week. BobS: but that is no excuse to let the building go to pot....so to speak Ron: right Guy..... 'nite Pamela: okay Guy - keep us posted on the restaurant issue BobS: nite Guy Guy B.: I will. rich-4: and I can't take antihistimines because they conflict with other medications Pamela: (PRIVATE) and keep me posted re: Carla : ) Guy B.: I will. Pamela: (PRIVATE) Hugs to you Ron: somebody want to fill me in on the restaurant issue? Guy B.: (PRIVATE) I will and me too. Pamela: (PRIVATE) thanks rich-4: OK Guy, as you find word, do post it on the mailing list Guy B.: Poof.
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: still searching for a banquet location, Ron Ron: ah Pamela: Guy is supposed to go up this week and check out what's available Ron: ok Pamela: all I recommended was quiet, and possibly with a separate room rich-4: one wonders why he didn't have that settled last fall rich-4: yes, since we can get to be a naiosy lot Ron: Well, as I recall, I was still negotiating with the restaurant here when you guys were showing up on the doorstep Pamela: I think Guy understands the issue of quiet, since he has the same issue as Mother with hearing assistance Pamela: that;s the problem with hearing aids of any kind - they amplify everything rich-4: since I have only second-hand reports, I can't comment on that, Ron BobS: it is not the banquet per se Ron...but the whole procrastination thing Ron: right rich-4: don't know how many we have lost because we ran beyond the deadline for booking vacation time Pamela: one way or 'tother, it will get done Pamela: there have been a lot of issues this year, with timing, and money issues just two of the problems rich-4: yes, we'll have us, Dale and family, some ADr.D. and Slopsema presence, Murray, Ron... Pamela: Erin and Rich are still up in the air as to how long they're coming for, I believe rich-4: yes, Rich seems to be feeling the financial pinch, don't know what's with Erin but if she's helping out at home... Pamela: we lost Ron
moved to room Meeting Place rich-4: well, nice to know it isn't just picking on me
changed username to Geoff Pamela: she's not, but they are going to have to pay for a wedding, and an immigration lawyer, to name two things BobS: hey Geoff rich-4: oops, which geoff is this? from the Old South? BobS: welcome Pamela: greetings, Geoff Geoff: Hey there! Yep... this is old south Geoff. :)
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changed username to Ron1 rich-4: then welcome back, good buddy - missed you these last few weeks Pamela: okay, Ron, what happened? Geoff: yeah... been kinda busy here lately. Was doing some laps at the pool this evening. rich-4: welcome back, Ron - what happened? Ron1: One thing Linux can't do it seems, is keep track of the state of my laptop battery rich-4: oops! Ron1: it died Pamela: may I suggest a cord Ron? Ron1: yes, that I now have Ron1: a good idea indeed Pamela: : ) Pamela: I'm jealous, Geoff - haven't been able to go swimming yet rich-4: well, it was swimming weather today Pamela: Sunday was gorgeous - that's why we were so late getting back - we were at Graeme's and didn't want to leave the backyard and the sunshine rich-4: won't be tomorrow, or through the weekend, but it was today Geoff: This is the first time to swim laps for me in several years. It kicked my butt. ;) rich-4: yes, if you aren't used to it, it can be a challenge Pamela: well the nice thing about water is, it's soft : ) and next time, it'll be better. Ron1: probably one of the most strenuous forms of exercise around Pamela: I love swimming - I'm a fish Ron1: me too.... I'm not that great at speed, but I can do distance pretty well Pamela: and the nice thing about the trailer is, we have an indoor and an outdoor pool rich-4: well I hope you noticed the motel has a pool, then Geoff: no kidding. I've been looking for a good cardio workout to supplement the bike. It gets freakin' hot here during the summer months, and riding long distances can be a drag when it's 90+F outside. Ron1: neat Pamela: Oh, I certainly did, Dad - you may have to fish me out to eat Ron1: must remember to bring my swim trunks Ron1: water thus displaced will drain the pool Ron1: for me I mean BobS: hey kids gonna blow now and jump in the sack BobS: will see ya next week BobS: BE GOOD while I am gone, OK??????? rich-4: OK Bob, take care and keep us posted Pamela: night Bob - have a good one - hi to Judy Ron1: very well Bob..... be well.... probably won't be here next week....have an AGM for our Valleylinks BobS: ok
BobS left chat session Ron1: and since I'm chairing, I better go Pamela: : (, Ron rich-4: if you're chairing, you can keep it short and get home early Ron1: yes Rich, if I have anything to say about it Ron1: which I will Ron1: Oh joy.... a Law and Order re-run rich-4: right - we have a number of issues to solve right now Pamela: it'll get done Dad rich-4: there's a development notice gone up where we park the trailer rich-4: and the guy who does our service has decamped to Madoc Ron1: be well all Ron1: I'm off to have late supper Ron1: dunno what. but something Pamela: gnite, Ron - hope you make next week rich-4: OK Ron, see you next week - even if late ; - ) Pamela: be good Ron1: right, will do my best sir Ron1: poooof Pamela: Dad, what do you require in a parking spot for the trailer?
Ron1 left chat session rich-4: a sfe place I can get it into rich-4: and oh yes, not too horribly expensive Pamela: there's a place off Clayson just north of Wilson that advertises parking space for all kinds of things - RV's, boats, trailers, semis etc. Shall I get the number for you and look around? rich-4: I would appreciate it - it's likely very expensive but we should ask rich-4: we're even contemplating a campground, seasonal plus storage Pamela: as far as I can tell, it's just a big gravel parking lot, but I think it's gated and monitored. I'll check. rich-4: your mother likes one down by Vineland but it's in a river valley and I don't trudt flood plains rich-4: anyway, we are neglecting Geoff Geoff: heheheh Pamela: well you've just started looking Dad. Just remember, some seasonal sites won't allow you to take the trailer off the lot - if you do on ours, you lose your site and your rent for the year rich-4: nothing to chip in to the conversation, Geoff? Geoff: Did Dale and Daniel stop by tonight? Pamela: neither one, Geoff Pamela: Daniel sent an e-mail saying he wouldn't be here - don't know what happened to Dale rich-4: and Dr. D. ws missing too Pamela: was probably sleeping : ) rich-4: when are they contemplating getting married? Geoff: oh well... just curious if they had done anything more with the emulator. Pamela: don't know - that will depend on a number of things which I'll go into in person at some point soon rich-4: I do believe they ae up to something, Geoff, but no idea what it might be Pamela: Dad, we're going to the trailer this weekend so don't forget to tell Mom rich-4: just so long as they don't do it in September, when we hope to be away Pamela: I'll try to call you tomorrow night and we can cover some of this stuff, okay? rich-4: OK, your mother hs been informed rich-4: good idea, Pam rich-4: I have the satellite guy coming to check out a system failure tomorrow Pamela: okay you can tell me about that, too rich-4: so I had better get unwound and headed for bed rich-4: so goodnight Geoff, goodnight Pam Pamela: Geoff, I'm sorry we're deserting the field on you here Pamela: goodnight, Daddy - hugs to you and Mom Geoff: no biggee... showed up late so that's what I get. :) rich-4: colour me gone
rich-4 left chat session Pamela: well, be early next week - and send me some water : ) Pamela: until then, have a good one Geoff: see ya! Pamela: kerpoof
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