Guy B.: Greetings Rich rich-c: hi Guy what brings you in so early?
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rich-c confirmed ban rich-c: whoops! is the server in a bouncing mood tonoight? Guy B.: Sorry about that Rich. I had an update going and Firefox ended abruptly rich-c: ah yes, Wondows is so adept at multi-tasking - NT! Guy B.: I'm off overtime, hopefully until January rich-c: well, hard on the pocketbook, good on the morale Guy B.: Now my office is moving to the 12th floor later this month. rich-c: is there some significance in this? rich-c: like are they splitting or consolidating or rearranging departments, maybe? Guy B.: In a way, the company has a tenant that wants our current office suite and we are on the third floor. Some other tenent moved out from the 12th back in July, so we are moving into that space. rich-c: right- just maximizing the corporate income, a reasonable expectation Guy B.: This will be my forth move in the building over the last 15 years. rich-c: all the result of the company relocating within the building? Guy B.: Well, some other departments have moved over the years. Last year the 18th floor came down to our 3rd floor while there's was remodeled and the last floor to get it. That floor was the original one when the company bought the building in 1987. rich-c: in effect,proving that owning your building can be very convenient
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hello daughter Pamela: well, big crowd : ) Pamela: Hi, Dad Guy B.: Well, we also have some new tenants too as well. Hi Pam Pamela: Hi, Guy Guy B.: I was telling your dad that we are moving up to the 12th floor at work later this month. Pamela: who has new tenants, Guy? Pamela: ah Pamela: what floor are you on now? Guy B.: 3rd floor Pamela: so why the move? Guy B.: Just got the map of where everyone desk is it. They got a tenant for our suite and one tenant on the 12th floor left in July and we are taking that space. Pamela: Dad, where are you tonite? Pamela: oh, I remember moves - 14 of them in 11 years rich-c: we are just off I-75 near Roscommon, MI, fairly well upstate Pamela: is this a better location for you, Guy? Guy B.: I printed 14 photos of Annie from my memory card for my class reunion this Saturday. rich-c: that be enough to go round, Guy? Pamela: and are you going to post them on your website as well? Guy B.: I haven't seen it yet, but yes, it will be. We will be near everyone else in the building. rich-c: did you get hit by that wave of thunderstorms last night, Guy? Guy B.: I installed the CMOS battery in the Athlon and I was back up after resetting everything and started enhancing the photos from the camera and printed them off. Guy B.: Rich, it was raining over 3 hours on Monday night. Lot of places had flooding, rich-c: is that all? you should have seen it here Guy B.: We missed the storms last night. Pamela: we were wakened (is that right?) by a t-storm two days in a row. I'm rather pissed at Mother Nature right now rich-c: up where Bob is, there were tornado warnings Guy B.: Rich, if you got what I had here, then I didn't miss a thing. rich-c: we had howling wind (took down the stone guard in time) rich-c: then rain and hail rich-c: thunder and lightning like a Pamela Anderson walkabout - constant flashing Guy B.: When I came home Monday evening. There was lightning all over the place. I managed to get Annie walked before the severe weather came in. rich-c: our power wsent out about 1.40 a.m. and we didn't get it back till after 5 p.m. Guy B.: What's worse, the storms were in Wisconsin then they headed straight down over us. At least my power didn't go out. rich-c: my CPAP machine went dead of course nd left me feeling as if I was suffocting Pamela: I found Roscommon! Yay rich-c: never mind, we're leaving in the morning and coming home fast as we can make it Pamela: aren't you heading to Midland for Friday? rich-c: no - my back is far worse Pamela: the weather thru the weekend is supposed to be beautiful rich-c: hell, I may sk you to meet me in Sarnia with your grandfatehr's wsalker Pamela: what's causing the problem, Dad? Pamela: I'll Fedex it : ) rich-c: a roaming very severe spasm in myback muscles, Pam - I effectively cannot walk Pamela: oh dear rich-c: I am hoping I will be able to hitch up tomorrow morning
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changed username to Daniel rich-c: we will run for the border as fst as we can make it, down 75 to Flint then east Daniel: bonsoir Rich Daniel: bonsoir Pam Pamela: Mom can help you with that, can she not? rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel Daniel: hello GuyB Pamela: hi Dan Pamela: how are you able to drive, Dad? rich-c: once we cross the bridge we will be into the Canadian medical system, if I can't make it further without help rich-c: once into the van the seating position is comfortable and I can use cruise control a lot Pamela: I just hope they don't ask you to get out of the van at customs : ) Guy B.: Hi Daniel rich-c: after all, I am sitting up and working controls for this chat! Pamela: yes, but this doesn't require the use of your legs and sudden movements the way driving does rich-c: I will wave myisability permit atthem and sk them to cary me (very politely) Pamela: you need to work on strengthening your abs, Dad rich-c: in an automatic your left leg doesn't do anything anyway, you can use left foot braking if esential Pamela: will help with your back problems Pamela: I had this sudden picture in my head of you on a Bowflex : ) rich-c: I'd do so, Pam, if it didn't cause such agonizing pain rich-c: I think the current problem results from the ctivities around the trailer rich-c: anyway we hope to make the border tomorrow, be in Toronto area (Milton?) Friday Pamela: could be anything, Dad - I know I've set my back off doing the strangest things rich-c: that will let us dump the tanks and come in in the morning traffic lull Pamela: are you going to stay the night in Milton and come in on Saturday morning? rich-c: this dosn't seem to be the spasm I've always had - something very different rich-c: don't take it as gospel, -am, your mother oesn't like Milton rich-c: but, it may be the best available option Pamela: you'd be better to come in early Saturday morning if you can, avoid the traffic Pamela: Friday will be busy with the holiday weekend traffic Pamela: sorry guys, I know this is very boring for you rich-c: yes, that's what I was suggesting
moved to room Meeting Place Daniel: yes it's thanksgiving for us... Pamela: well, I was planning to be at the house on Saturday anyway. If I'm there, I can help with the unhitching and leveling and stuff Daniel: well... next monday Pamela: three day weekend for us, Daniel : ) Daniel: action de grāce, in french rich-c: yes, IIRC that's the 8th, our 51st wedding anniversary, Daniel Pamela: Sunday is the 8th, Dad Guy B.: We have a mystery person here. Pamela: and dammit, I have a birthday card to mail Pamela: gotta do that tomorrow Guy B.: Well, whoever it was left. rich-c: oh, must have counted on the wrongfingers ;-* Pamela: quit using your toes - that helps : )
moved to room Meeting Place rich-c: anyway, once we're into the 416 or 905 area code we should be able to call on our cell, Pam Pamela: I'll be home Thursday and Friday nights so you can call me anytime rich-c: will pass that onto your mother Daniel: interresting, here, it says 50-59 years it's gold, 60-64 it's diamond...
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changed username to Ronald Pamela: Hi, Ron, wondered if that was you Daniel: Hi Ron Guy B.: Ron was that you a couple of times? rich-c: ah, Ronald, made it in on only the third try Ronald: yeah...... Mac attacks Ronald: Seems Firefox doesn't want to play tonight, so had to go to Safari Guy B.: Oh oh. His Mac is biting him again. Ronald: :) Pamela: I guess they stop counting each year after 50, Daniel, unless you make it to the 60th : ) Ronald: not all browsers are created equal rich-c: yes, your addiction to strange computers with strange software and operating systems does have its complications Ronald: yes Rich. Some days I wish I could be like other normal people
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changed username to Dr. D. Daniel: so 51-59 years... it's empty? Ronald: awww Guy B.: HI Dr. D Pamela: Hi, Rich rich-c: heaven forfend - then you'd have to leve our group of eccentrics Dr. D.: Hi all. Daniel: Hi Dr.D Ronald: Dr D. how are ya? Dr. D.: Just back from taking the girls home. Ronald: brb rich-c: hi Rich Dr. D.: They were over to watch some "Doctor Who" and have popcorn. Pamela: check the Hallmark site, Daniel - they can probably tell you : ) Pamela: hey, Dad, I resemble that remark : ) rich-c: offtrack question for Rich or Guy - all the election signs I see don't mention the party Pamela: how's your weather, Rich? rich-c: how do you tell which is which? Dr. D.: It has cooled down about 20 degrees F I think. Pamela: brr! Dr. D.: I am liking it, tired of heat. Pamela: F? Pamela: below freezing? Dr. D.: It isn't 20 Fahrenheit rich-c: yes, we will be near freezing tonight Dr. D.: The temp FELL 20 degrees F Pamela: ahh, okay - my bad Daniel: funny, the french version in the wiki seems to be more complete than the english part. Daniel: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anniversaires_de_mariage Dr. D.: I think it was maybe 60ish today Dr. D.: Now it is windy and rainish Daniel: 51 years is ... Camelia Pamela: they're threatening us withh 5 degrees tonite and we don't ahve any heat yet rich-c: we were dull with a cold wind most of the day - your coming attractions, Rich Daniel: Camellia (Tsubaki in Japanese) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Theaceae, native to eastern and southern Asia from the Himalaya east to Japan and Indonesia. Pamela: what's the third anniversary, Daniel? Dr. D.: No heat in this apartment yet...but cold usually doesn't bother me, unless it it midwinter and the heat goes off...that happened once last year for 3 days :-( rich-c: yes, the dried leabves of one camelia plant are called tea Pamela: my trusty electric heater is whirring away Dr. D.: Fortunately I had my college space heater, just close the bedroom door and let it run overnight for a bit. Daniel: it looks like 3 years is bread wheat Daniel: Common wheat (also known as bread wheat) is by far the most important wheat species in cultivation today. Pamela: wheat? rich-c: we had our ttrailer furnace die on us twice but it is perking now - we have our fingers crossed Dr. D.: I opened the windows here tonight, it was hot with all the girls here. Ronald: Are the Clees still on the road? Pamela: it's amazing to me how much heat a bunch of bodies give off - especially young ones Pamela: yes, Ron Ronald: ah rich-c: yes Dr. D.: Plus I was making popcorn on the stove, so the gas was on for a bit. Daniel: Well the french page said "Froment"... and it refer me to a plant named in english Common Wheat Pamela: real popcorn? Dr. D.: Yes real popcorn Pamela: mmmm Dr. D.: No microwave crapola :-)
Ronald created action P/soup Pamela: love the stuff but it always get stuck in my teeth : ( rich-c: yes, a body gives off as much heat s a 100 watt lightbulb
(Ron spills soup on the front of his shirt) Dr. D.: Big saucepan, couple tablespoons of oil, make monolayer of kernels, turn on heat and cover. rich-c: and stand back ;-) Dr. D.: I have glass lids on my cookware so Gretchen and Diana could watch it pop, they liked that. Ronald: Haven't made popcorn that way for 52 years Dr. D.: I have it titrated how much to put in so the pan doesn't overflow. Dr. D.: It is the only way :-) Pamela: sounds like a good science project - "Why popcorn pops" rich-c: oh, that's well known, Pam Dr. D.: Easy, it is very "wet" inside, it boils the water and the steam explodes it from the inside out. rich-c: now titrating the popped quantities, that's different Ronald: My world is all in microwave bags Ronald: neatly packaged Pamela: microwaves - boon of the single man Ronald: indeed Dr. D.: I have no microwave oven Dr. D.: I am a real cook :-) Ronald: more power Dr. D Dr. D.: Hope I can cook you all dinner sometime Pamela: some things do better in the microwave
(Ron spills soup on the front of his shirt) Pamela: Ron, quit that Ronald: S'ok.... missed the keyboard Dr. D.: It can do baked potatoes fast Pamela: I do sauces in the microwave, and rice - does those very well Pamela: and it wouldn't be dinner if you weren't wearing it, right? rich-c: from what I har, these days you can take a keyboard into the shower with you to getrid of the stickies Ronald: All's I know is that they've upped the chlorine content of the water around here..... Ronald: gonna have to start buying water Ronald: right Pamela Pamela: the Russell philosophy : ) Dr. D.: I remember Thanksgiving 1976 when Mom used the Amana Radar Range to do a turkey. Dr. D.: It cooked okay, slowly, but it was never browned. rich-c: no crispy skin? Dr. D.: More like a giant boiled turkey. Dr. D.: I ate it, I eat anything, it was just non-traditional. rich-c: yuk Pamela: no, meat does not do well in the microwave, except ground beef, which is a bonus in the summer when it's too hot to cook Ronald: My Weightwatchers manual says I'm not supposed to eat the skin anyway rich-c: hamburger works well, you say? Pamela: yep - did a number of Hamburger Helpers that way over the summer -worked just fine Pamela: and if it's nuked, you wouldn't want to anyway, Ron Ronald: I suspect not Pamela: hmm - microwave as weight control - hmm Ronald: Oh I do use the oven and broiler now and then Pamela: right now, we're using them for heat : ) Ronald: been there done that Pamela: what can I cook that takes as long as possible, in order to heat up the joint? rich-c: thpught they had to turn your heat on Oct. 1st - or is it the 15th? Pamela: I must have done more keying than I thought today - my wrist is bugging me Pamela: the 15th, Dad Ronald: Contemplate a sumptuous meal of chicken soup laced with chlorine Pamela: yum Ronald: gonna have to write city hall Pamela: actually, I suspect we'll have it before then - Angelo is pretty good about that sort of thing rich-c: yes, overchlorinted water can be a pain - we often meet it on our trips Ronald: indeed Pamela: I recommend a Brita filter Ron Ronald: Ya know, I think I might just have to investigate that Ronald: It hasn't been a problem until just recently. Pamela: either a jug in the fridge, or an on-tap model (which we have and works well) Ronald: Now it most certainly is Ronald: I'll check it out rich-c: Pam, anything significant in our mail when you checked? Dr. D.: Richard, are you still on your trip? Pamela: nope, the usual bills which I told Mom about, and a bunch of magazines and flyers, and that's it - nothing legal - looking or anything like that rich-c: yes, we are in mid-Michigan Dr. D.: on the way home I presume? rich-c: hope to be in Saturday morning Daniel: I'm really sorry, but I have to quit now. I have one hour left before leaving, I'm at work right now. Daniel: take care Rich, Dr.D, Pam, GuyB, Ron... Dr. D.: Good night, Daniel. Ronald: good to hear from you Daniel Daniel: talk to you next week rich-c: right Daiel, wqotrk does come first - a la prochaine, then Pamela: Gnite, Daniel - thanks for the wheat info! Ronald: yup.... nite Daniel: happy thanksgiving - joyeuse action de grāce Pamela: and to you, Daniel Ronald: Dr. D have you ever had a kernel panic under OS X Tiger? rich-c: merci, Daniel Ronald: been getting them lately Dr. D.: I think it happened once. Pamela: a what???!! Daniel: take care of you, Rich... return safe home... Daniel: aurevoir rich-c: au revoir
Daniel left chat session Dr. D.: It was under 10.2.x though. rich-c: uh - how does a kernel panic? is this an Apple phenomenon? Dr. D.: It is a rare Unix phenomenon. Pamela: sounds like popcorn gone bad Ronald: yeah... trying to isolate things - have disconnected by USB hub for starters. Books tell me it could be a bad connection, or bad memory Ronald: now I'm just waiting for the beast to fail again Dr. D.: It's not a MacBook is it? Pamela: speak to if firmly, Ron Dr. D.: My laptop HD has developed stiction and is toast. Ronald: more of a Linux/Unix thing - the kernel is at the heart of the OS, and if it gets an instruction it can't interpret, or execute, it panics Dr. D.: I spent 2 hours holding it like a pizza box, tilting back and forth, while 15 GB of data backed up to an external FireWire drive. Pamela: ah, okay. I feel like we're suddenly speaking a foreign language : ) Ronald: What I get is a message on a transparent black screen in many world languages, informing me that I must restart my computer NOW! Dr. D.: Memory test...do you have the boot diagnostic disk? Dr. D.: That definitely sounds like bad memory, or a mis-seated DIMM. Dr. D.: Maybe open it up and reseat them. Ronald: yes.... must locate it Dr. D Ronald: think I know where it is Ronald: yep that too (reseating) Ronald: all of this will pass I'm sure. Or I will consider demoting the kernel down to major Pamela: heck, bust it back to private Ronald: Oh, if I have to Ronald: So if I suddenly disappear.... you'll know why Pamela: speaking of disappearing, Guy, where did you go? Ronald: Life goes on despite my best attempts to prevent it Dr. D.: Back, I was looking up some syllabus stuff :-S Dr. D.: This has been a VERY BAD DAY at work. Ronald: Just had the Girl Guides come to the door trying to sell me cookies. Temptations are everywhere!! Dr. D.: I want Thin Mints if they sell them in Canada. Pamela: don't buy them Ron, they're not nearly as good as they used to be rich-c: yes, those are very nice cookies Pamela: Christie doesn't make them anymore Ronald: nope..... I did not. Gave the little darlin' 4 twonies, and suggested that somebody else might want the cookies Pamela: they're made by Dare now, and they were so disappointing that Russell finished my box last year rich-c: they never come to our door any more, which is likely just as well Pamela: I gotta go stretch a bit - be right back Dr. D.: A company called Burry made them here back in my youth...dunno who makes them now, I am sure my girls will have some more for sale at some point. Dr. D.: They are really expensive any more though :-( Ronald: yeah Dr. D.: I find it interesting that your "Christie" is our "Nabisco". Dr. D.: Same logo in the corner of the box. Ronald: yes, difficult to tell these days who works for whom Dr. D.: Like with the spinach scare...3 farms in Californial sell the same spinach, it is rebranded 20 ways. Dr. D.: Probably some farmhand relieved himself on the plants and it got into the food chain...nobody is saying that, but I don't know how else COLONIC BACTERIA get into food... Ronald: There's an advisory out about certain packages of spinach up here. Popeye would not be pleased rich-c: you see it all the time in product recalls - made by one, sold by every big outfit in the country under house brand names rich-c: test Dr. D.: I am here Dr. D.: Just ran out of typing Dr. D.: I spent 18 hours in the anatomy lab yesterday rich-c: OK, then where is Rin? Dr. D.: and 13 hours at work today.
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changed username to james Dr. D.: I am listening with 1 ear and typing with 1 eye. Guy B.: HI James james: almost forgot it was thursday rich-c: we want all the dirt on Cordiano james: hello Dr. D.: Hello James. Dr. D.: I will ask her... rich-c: morning james james: how is everyone? Dr. D.: I am ZZZZZZZ rich-c: rotten - evrything went wrong and we are running for home james: rich, a cheque is on its way to you as of a few days ago, as slow as canada post can get it to you Guy B.: Good here. How's everything in Japan and your family? Dr. D.: Rotten Richard? james: so-so Dr. D.: Did the trailer break down or something? Dr. D.: I got here late... james: just very busy trying to get this second school going rich-c: my back is so bad I can't really walk, even with my cane Guy B.: Has to be a lot of work. james: that is definitely not fun Dr. D.: Rin says "he's actually spending time with his family, like, seriously, you can quote me" james: it's quite frustrating at times rich-c: no, but the water hter and furnace did, and the campground power was out for 16 hours Ronald: Hi James james: hi ron Dr. D.: Aiiii! james: how's the wet coast? Dr. D.: Goodness Richard... Dr. D.: I dunno what to say, bad luck I guess... Dr. D.: But I hope you can get home in one piece. Dr. D.: And then go to doctor about your back... rich-c: we are bolting for home, hope to pull in late Saturday morning Guy B.: Boy Rich. Seems camping has been rough for you and the weather hasn't helped either. james: where are you now, rich? Ronald: sunnier than hell rich-c: mid-Michigan, exit 244 on I-75 Ronald: golf yesterday, golf today Ronald: life is tough rich-c: really exquisitely beautiful campgound with very helpful operators Dr. D.: Hope they are helping you with the lifting of the trailer hitch! rich-c: you should have seen the storm that took out the power rich-c: they will if I sk, though Frances has been handling the drawbar all trip james: rough life indeed, ron Ronald: :) Dr. D.: You need to have some youngster travelling with you to do those tasks... rich-c: if worst comes to worst, if I can make Port Huron I an even leave the rig behind and take a taxi to Sarnia General Ronald: no joke eh? Pamela: sorry, needed to stretch my legs for a bit james: i've got a couple i could loan out Pamela: Hi, James james: hi, pam rich-c: well, we have to find out if this problem is temporary or effectively permanent Pamela: a youngster who doesn't mind sleeping in a tent : ) Dr. D.: tent nothing, the trailer isn't a tent, is it? Dr. D.: I thought it was a more motor-homey thing. rich-c: or the back area of he van :-) Pamela: no, but there's only room for two in it Dr. D.: Ah james: i'm sure case and aiden's combined six years' experience would come in handy :P Dr. D.: No little kid spot up front ? james: actually, seven i guess Pamela: which is why I slept in a tent while at Expo '86 rich-c: it has living space of 14 x 7 feet - for two for a month plus Dr. D.: Overhead, "grandma's attic" the U-Haul trailers call it. Pamela: that was 20 years ago - OMG Dr. D.: Tempus is fugiting, as my Dad says. rich-c: I don't think UHaul ents travel trailers Pamela: ya got that right Ronald: fugiting - is that catching? Dr. D.: I am giving a lecture to the Biology Dept. grad students Friday about the history of the Biology Dept. Dr. D.: I know 26 years' worth Dr. D.: first-hand Ronald: all slugs, all the time Dr. D.: I will be 44 next month, in 30 days. Dr. D.: hehe Pamela: everyone has it, Ron rich-c: or at least the parts they'll dmit ot, right, Rich? 8-) Dr. D.: No I will tell all :-) Dr. D.: The students deserve some entertainment. Ronald: 44 + 18 = Ronald: you too will get to be 62 Dr. D.: That is you now Ron? Ronald: yes, dammit james: i'll stick with my 32 for now and raise you nothing Dr. D.: That is a good number. Ronald: 20 more than the meaning of life, the universe, and everything Pamela: every day you're on the right side of the grass is a good day, Ron Ronald: have come to believe that Pamela Dr. D.: In hex it isn't so bad Ron, 3E james: lol Dr. D.: hey, in the right font, that is even symmetrical Ronald: hmmm...... hadn't considered that james: cool, so i'm 20 again :D Ronald: right James Ronald: let's all go hex Dr. D.: I'll be 2C Ronald: 2C or not 2C Dr. D.: And you even have a long time to go to make 4F Ron :-) rich-c: let's see - I'll be 48 - nice ueful number Ronald: that is the ultimate question james: so is adamcon still set for next july in ottawa? Pamela: that's the plan, James james: has a date been set? Ronald: Has Neil set a date? Pamela: nope rich-c: havent heard otherwise and Neil is pretty gung-ho Ronald: (echo "has a date been set" Pamela: probably midsummer again james: hopefully i can make it, being in ottawa and all Ronald: All I told him was that the first two weeks of August would be a non-starter for me rich-c: actually I think he's thinking Hull james: we'll have to see. bleeding a *lot* of red ink right now james: might not even be able to go for my father's birthday Ronald: no more Hull. As I understand it, everything on that side of the river is now Gatineau Dr. D.: Things are tight here as well :-( Pamela: you're planning to be there anyway for a special birthday, right, James? Dr. D.: Gatineau? james: to fly the four of us at the height of high season is not cheap Ronald: across the Ottawa River from Ottawa james: i want to rich-c: urban aggrandizement, Rich james: but realistically i'm looking at $8,000 to get us over there Pamela: OUCH! Ronald: that's major James james: after you factor in trains to osaka etc etc Pamela: I know Case will be full fare, but won't Aiden still be young enough to fly for cut rate? rich-c: given airfaes now, I'm tempted to ask "is that all?" james: and i'm currently running a $700 per month deficit on the new business and still grappling with the startup costs Dr. D.: that doesn't help me understand Richard :-) james: he'll be 3. not much of a break Dr. D.: What are you selling James? james: started up a second school Pamela: : ( too big to keep on your lap, especially for a trip that long Ronald: Dr. D is working on a transporter device james: it's not even an option Dr. D.: Ah. james: even if you wanted to bite the bullet and do it, they won't let you Dr. D.: I have no transporters... Dr. D.: If I did, I would be beaming in and out of Toronto :-( Ronald: I hear you James. That sounds prohibitive james: i'd be beaming over some pizza james: it's a factor for sure Dr. D.: No pizza in Japan? james: if it weren't for the new business, i could start saving a bit each month now james: pizza here sucks, to put it bluntly rich-c: they tend to be ...original... in their recipes, I hear james: and what pizza one can get is absurdly overpriced james: $30 for a 14" "large" Ronald: whoa! james: yeah Pamela: the best is the "make your own", James Dr. D.: Guess it's time for a care package of Chef Boyardee pizza mix Ronald: pizza-less in Japan james: we're also looking at getting our own place Pamela: large flatbread, pasta sauce of your choice, toppings of your choice james: and if we do i may splurge on a north american style oven rich-c: last week wse had a quie incredible pizza - seven mets! rich-c: meats Ronald: sounds like the financial plate is well crammed James Pamela: sounds like Russell's kind of pizza james: i'm rather on edge Ronald: yup james: the house can wait, will have to anyway, until this business gets going or i fold it Pamela: is this going to be an either/or situation James? Ronald: gotta make it all pay off Pamela: as in either come for a visit or find a house? james: frustrating not to get students rich-c: it helped that Jophnsonville was just down the road james: the good news is i've had increased enrolment here, so i'm up to 91, which helps a lot james: only 2 at the new place Ronald: positive james: it'll help offset the downturn i'm expecting in a couple years Pamela: best advertising is word of mouth, James - need to get your students families to spread the word on how great you are Dr. D.: The CWRU Board of Trustees still has not met to formally approve my promotion...so I am still working at my old salary...but support was figured at the new salary, to save the expense of having to change the level after 1 month, or so it had been promised by the Chairman... james: how i built up here james: out there i'm still the new kid on the block Dr. D.: So, it is getting a bit dicey at the moment. Pamela: I can imagine, Rich Dr. D.: I suppose a month of Ramen will be good for me. james: lol Ronald: ohmygosh! Pamela: : ) Pamela: we'll send care packages, Rich Ronald: Clearly the Board must get off its governance-laden butt Dr. D.: haha james: i'll be back in a minute or five. going over to the school to start work on my website james: i'll pop on over there Ronald: l8r James
james left chat session Dr. D.: Rin says no care packages, you will need me to send them to you, since grocery strike is imminent Friday. rich-c: grocery strike? Pamela: only for Loblaws - can still shop at Dominion or IGA, or so I heard Dr. D.: Rin says everyone but Dominion. rich-c: how about No Frills or other Loblaw chains? Dr. D.: Loblaws and Zehrs etc. Ronald: Mall Wart Pamela: no meat at Walmart unless the frozen stuff Ronald: oh yes, that's true Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going call it the night. My class reunion is in 3 days and Marsha is coming with me, plus I'm going to see if I can print a banner. So, I'll see you all next week. Ronald: very good Guy. Be well Dr. D.: Enjoy, Guy. rich-c: see you then, Guy. Enjoy the new digs Pamela: g'nite Guy - have fun! We want details next week Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too. Annie say Hi rich-c: is the srike Toronto only or province-wide? Guy B.: Poof Pamela: (PRIVATE) tell her "woof"
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: I think province wide, Dad but only heard tidbits Pamela: at least you have Dominion right around the corner rich-c: yikes - with all our other troubles, now we'll have to shop tomorrow too Dr. D.: Well I will find out when I get to Toronto this weekend. Pamela: I can take Mom if necessary, Dad Dr. D.: Maybe it is all bluff. rich-c: sure, but the whole city will be in there, and they'll be all out of stock Dr. D.: SPAM Ronald: you're wearing a good path betweek Cleveland and Toronto Dr D.? Dr. D.: always fresh Dr. D.: Yes unfortunately. Dr. D.: At least gas prices are down here in Cleveland, equivalent to about 65 cents CDN per liter now. Ronald: that's no short hike either Dr. D.: 275 miles each way Ronald: we haven't seen that level in some time Ronald: right Pamela: lowest I've seen around here is about 84 cents/litre recently, however there have been reports as low as 73 cents Dr. D.: I have seen $2.07 per gallon US rich-c: here it's around $2.20 a US gallon as of yeterday Ronald: still up over a buck a litre here rich-c: it has ben dropping throughout our trip Pamela: wow, Ron Ronald: $1.02 Pamela: bought my first gas at more than 80 cents/ litre for the first time since August 20th the other day rich-c: tell them to get honest and use a gun and mask Ronald: right Rich Ronald: let's hear it for market forces rich-c: the more the better Pamela: buy gas before you leave the States, Dad rich-c: we will, and maybe some groceries too, though the prices are atrocious Dr. D.: Further east it is more expensive here. Ronald: Are you able to drive without pain Rich? Ronald: Or can you do anything without pain? Pamela: Rich, can you make the round trip on one tank of gas? Dr. D.: Actually with current exchange rate, $2.07 per gallon is 60.2 cents CDN per liter. Dr. D.: If I do not do any city driving in Toronto. rich-c: no - but I can move my foot from the floor to brake or left-foot brake if required Dr. D.: The Voyager will get 25-30 MPG on the open road, but only 15-18 in town. Pamela: actually, guess you don't have to if you can fill up in Buffalo Dr. D.: No, very expensive in Buffalo.
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changed username to james Pamela: more expensive than Canadian gas? Pamela: WB, James rich-c: welcome back, james Dr. D.: More expensive than Erie PA or Ashtabula OH gas. Pamela: ah rich-c: and Rpn, to answer your question, no I can't at the moment Ronald: makes it tough james: sorry, keyboard wasn't responding james: gas here is expensive Pamela: how bad, James james: 143 yen per litre rich-c: are you going by that Thruway tation west of Buffalo? they're the biggest ripoff artists in the state Dr. D.: So usually I get gas in Erie or Angola service plaza on I-90, then go to Toronto and back, and stop either at Angola or points west in PA or OH as I can make it. james: roughly $1.36 james: cdn Pamela: ouch, James Dr. D.: It is convenient, but their gas is the same cost all along I-90 until you hit PA. Dr. D.: I am out of mental gas, folks. Dr. D.: So I will adjourn and go to sleep... Dr. D.: nice to chat with you all Pamela: and fill up again : ) james: in $us per gallon i think it's about $4.72 Ronald: nite Dr. D. Good luck tomorrow Dr. D.: Yea rich-c: understandable, Rich - go coast to a halt! Dr. D.: Thanks Pamela: you too Rich. Safe trip up here. Dr. D.: I won't coast too far, it is kinda slow right now. rich-c: take care, see you next week Dr. D.: I will drive careful, maybe see you Dr. D.: Good night Dr. D.: <poof> Pamela: I'll be around
Dr. D. left chat session james: is everyone bailing? Ronald: and then there were 4 rich-c: soon - we have little time left befoe bed here Pamela: soon James, it's almost bedtime james: almost lunch time here Ronald: well, my eyelids are getting heavier and heavier james: and i need to get a basic web page up Ronald: not even bedtime Pamela: Dad, do you want me at the house on Saturday to help with setup? rich-c: takes me about a hourto shut down - and have a hard day coming tomorrow Ronald: may not be here next week good people. Have cousins and spouses coming for a visit from Edmonton rich-c: I expect it will be very welcome, Pam, but wait till we phone you Pamela: sounds like fun, Ron james: enjoy the visit, ron Ronald: we'll golf, we'll eat, intend on going to Victoria for the touristy thing Pamela: well I'd planned to be at the house to do laundry anyway so it's no big deal rich-c: enjoy the get-together, Ron Ronald: right... will be back if I can Pamela: Dad, call me Friday night to confirm Ronald: So be well all (or as well as you can) rich-c: will if we possibly can, Pam - will keep you informed Pamela: thanks Ron - Happy Thanksgiving Ronald: yes you guys too.... Turkey rules james: arright, gonna bail here and try to get some work done Pamela: Sorry, James : ) Ronald: take care James james: not that such is possible with a 2 y.o. about rich-c: thanks for dropping by, james Ronald: nite all james: thanks for puttin up w/ me :P Pamela: anytime : )
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