TLPTPW #123 - The Hot Dog, Er ULi Wins


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Message 1027798 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:09:36 UTC

Just winning.....
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Message 1027801 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:17:09 UTC

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Message 1027807 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:28:48 UTC

Winning with a housefull of boys...if that can be called winning.

4 sons between us...then they want their friends to stay...then they want their friend's XBoxes to stay...

I must be getting through 2 boxes of cereal a day plus milk.
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Message 1027808 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:32:35 UTC

what about having them fix their own breakfast?
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Message 1027810 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:34:00 UTC - in response to Message 1027807.

Winning with a housefull of boys...if that can be called winning.

4 sons between us...then they want their friends to stay...then they want their friend's XBoxes to stay...

I must be getting through 2 boxes of cereal a day plus milk.


Could be worse. In a few years it will be 2 boxes of beer a day.
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Message 1027811 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:35:47 UTC - in response to Message 1027808.

what about having them fix their own breakfast?

They are, and washing their own dishes...but I still have to keep stocking up with supplies.
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Message 1027812 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:36:19 UTC - in response to Message 1027810.

Winning with a housefull of boys...if that can be called winning.

4 sons between us...then they want their friends to stay...then they want their friend's XBoxes to stay...

I must be getting through 2 boxes of cereal a day plus milk.


Could be worse. In a few years it will be 2 boxes of beer a day.

That is when I know its time for them to leave home!
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Message 1027816 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 18:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 1027812.

That is when I know its time for them to leave home!


And I thought when they try to sneak in the 6th GF ;)
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Message 1027818 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 19:13:47 UTC

then they want their friends to stay...then they want their friend's XBoxes to stay...


Er no, and then, definitely no. What are you running there, a home or a doss house? This doesn't sound like the no nonsense Es I used to know. Threaten them all with a song at the piano, that should sort it. :-)

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Message 1027830 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 20:30:30 UTC
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Boosting the signal...

Ok the end is getting closer, In fact It's less than 100 away. :)
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Message 1027831 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 20:33:36 UTC - in response to Message 1027830.

Boosting the signal...


Wanna use my amplifier?
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Message 1027832 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 20:35:06 UTC - in response to Message 1027831.

Boosting the signal...


Wanna use my amplifier?

No, It just seemed like the right topic title, not that It really matters all that much here.
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Message 1027833 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 20:36:30 UTC

Past few days have not been a win..not at all.

So the fun continues this weekend and today.

Saturday afternoon a judicial candidate for our county court came by campaigning. Rang my doorbell and I answered as I was expecting company. I asked if it was a political-related visit--he said no. He introduced himself and was looking for my wife as she's registered Independent. I then said "So it IS political" and said I wasn't interested and was expecting company and would he please leave. Then he said he wanted to leave literature. I again said No and asked him to leave a tad more firmly stating clearly I'd like him off my property. Then he questions why he can't leave literature. I said, "Do I have to call the Sheriff to get you to leave my property?" He then went but very slowly. I called the Republican HQ this AM and filed a complaint.

Then last night a tree fell on my neighbor's property taking my cable and phone with it. Cable wasn't totally out--real real spotty. I thought it was a power cable as we were browning out so I notified them too. Phone/Power Co came--phone line fixed-both came at no charge. Cable Co is going to charge me to fix something caused by a neighbor.
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Message 1027835 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 20:39:55 UTC - in response to Message 1027832.

Boosting the signal...


Wanna use my amplifier?

No, It just seemed like the right topic title, not that It really matters all that much here.


If ET would boost his signal, we wouldn't have so much trouble finding him;)
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Message 1027838 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 21:02:07 UTC - in response to Message 1027736.

Ok that does It, I'm going to Consumer Cellular in September If I have enough money and I'm getting a Motorola F3 GSM phone(Should be compatible with AT&T Wireless), CC will provide the Sim Card and they will waive the activation fee since I'm going to do a BYOP type deal and If possible I'm joining AARP which will lower My bill some and They said they can transfer My landline phone number to the cell phone too, Then after service is activated I get to call DSL Extreme and get them to convert My line to Dry Loop, Which will raise My bill for DSL by $5 a month, Plus call PNG Long Distance and tell them I won't be their customer anymore and to send Me a final bill and I may also call Verizon too although that might not be needed.

You may want to look into a Pre Payed plan. My sister has one and she loves it because you only pay for what you use. The minutes do expire but if you are careful about how many you buy you should be able to use them up before they expire. I didn't go with one because my company would pay the overage when I used up all my minutes but then AT&T came out with roll over minutes so maybe I should re-evaluate my cell plan.
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Message 1027844 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 21:24:26 UTC - in response to Message 1027816.

That is when I know its time for them to leave home!


And I thought when they try to sneak in the 6th GF ;)

LOL. That would be a sure sign!!!

My oldest has himself a girl somewhere and keeps disappearing to see her. He won't bring her back because apparently I am 'too embarrassing' and all his friends are "scared" of me. Pffft.

I just dragged 4 of the boys that are currently in the apartment to the park for an hour. They drove one up to the top of a tree and spent half an hour throwing pine cones at him.
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Message 1027852 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 22:01:40 UTC - in response to Message 1027833.

Cable Co is going to charge me to fix something caused by a neighbor.

Present bill to neighbor. His insurance company will pay it.

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Message 1027855 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 22:07:47 UTC - in response to Message 1027852.

Cable Co is going to charge me to fix something caused by a neighbor.

Present bill to neighbor. His insurance company will pay it.

His insurance *should* pay for it.

Since it is an outside cabling problem, the cable company should not be billing you in the first place.
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Message 1027867 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 23:10:35 UTC

Oh dear. We ran into a nice engeneer a while back - phone was working intermittently only. Couldn't find anything - 'has to be the phone' (was a pretty old one) 'in which case they are gonna charge you as it's not the line.'
:( 2 min later he was back 'I'll just change the wall socket, then you won't be billed' Nice. after it was out he discoverd it WAS the wall socket - heavily hit by corrosion.

Ah midnight win and good night :)
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Message 1027869 - Posted: 23 Aug 2010, 23:14:06 UTC - in response to Message 1027855.

Cable Co is going to charge me to fix something caused by a neighbor.

Present bill to neighbor. His insurance company will pay it.

His insurance *should* pay for it.

Since it is an outside cabling problem, the cable company should not be billing you in the first place.

If the neighbor has insurance, they pay if it is over the deductible.

As to the cable company, they didn't plant and maintain a defective tree. Someone has to pay for the repair. They are too stupid to figure out who the owner of the tree is and bill them, so they bill the person who reported the problem.

Now as to it being outside, well, if it was a city owned tree, cable company is SOL, but a private owned one, I bet the CC&R's for the easement may well require the owner of said tree to keep it trimmed. Of course it is easier for them to bill and lawyer later.

Telco's and power companies are a bit different. Usually they are state regulated, not city regulated and the state regulations shift the liability for the repair onto them and set a demarcation point of a service box attached to the dwelling. With Cable TV that box may be on the pole.

In any case it is a shirty thing for them to do. Let us know which cable company to avoid.

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