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Off-Topic / Re: Getting Older
« on: June 22, 2019, 01:34:47 pm »Message ID: 1280906
So much of what you  said is true in a sense to me.  For me at the ripe old age of 73 decided I need to do something with my life thought about getting a job, but after 20 years of being in management and having our own business for a few years that I could handle working  with a boss in their  early twenties who though they knew it all. Instead I went to the ministry and  volunteered their. Love it, Some people are not  so nice but for the most part the rest are great.  Been their  going on 4 yeas  now. The best thing I could have done.

Off-Topic / Re: Free Food
« on: June 21, 2019, 02:12:42 pm »Message ID: 1280769
I volunteer here  in our Ministry, Not only do we give away  food but clothing.  I am in charge of the food dept. and the receiving area where we  receive  donations of clothing, household goods and other goods like bedding.  Everyone's allotted  5 items a month and in the grocery area  we let them pick out what they want, but their is an allotment on  how many  items  they can get.  With everything it runs around 35-40 lbs. depending on what we have, We are not dependent on on the government. But on donations.  A lot of the clothing is boxed up and sent to a receiving house and they pay  us for it and then we in turn  buy groceries with it  from an outlet that buys out  grocery stores.  all in allit works out great and since we are  small city we  only have about 600 cards  to fill. If we need to  we will  sign up more. We have had as many as 900. A job  folks and is all volunteer.

Off-Topic / Re: Lights
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:59:24 pm »Message ID: 1280768
This time of the year I keep the curtains closed in the  afternoon because of the of the sum coming in on the west side. It can get awful hot. Winter and fall I  have them open in the day time. I also get up earl in the mornings and open all of the windows for the  cool morning  air, then start closing them  about noon when it goes to getting hot. Saves on the electric bill a lot.

Off-Topic / Re: 1st day of summer
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:55:59 pm »Message ID: 1280766
Summer hit  early yesterday it was 102.  Now inching up to io2 again and may get a little hotter. Darn sure  need some rain right about now to help  cool us off for a short time. I wish we had a couple of swamp coolers right about now. But  all we have are the portable AC's. They work great but so expensive to run.  We rarely  run all of them at the same time. If we are not in a room they are not  turned on. Do have a couple of  fan's going also to help blow it around more. Will have to live with this  for the next 3 months.

Off-Topic / Re: Night Weather
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:54:18 pm »Message ID: 1280573
Here in N.M.   on the Eastern side we think we are going to get rain, then  it hits the  caprock and  shoots up in the aire and  Texas gets it along with a lot of  high winds and hail and we are left high and dry. It is now getting dry and the grass crackles on it when you walk on it. Am going to have to water again tonight. Doesn't do any good  during the  day as it dry's  right up. But will stay wet through the  night mostly. Gets expansive through.

Off-Topic / Re: Can you handle very hot peppers / spicy food?
« on: June 19, 2019, 02:43:48 pm »Message ID: 1280572
There was a time I  could handle the hot and spicy foods, but now   I am having to give a lot of things up I used to eat.  It seems like ever since I had my gall bladder out, I am finding more things  that I can't eat that I loved before.  I still cook  with some of the peppers but now they are medium and mild. It is good just not the same punch as  the hot ones.

Off-Topic / Re: Father's Day
« on: June 17, 2019, 02:02:59 pm »Message ID: 1280326
My real father has been gone for so many years,  But he an mother divorced a long  time ago and both remarried. My stepfather  was really our father 24 years before mother passed, so we  elected to keep him and she passed in 2978.  So yep  we have had him for a long time. I am  the one who runs for him and take him  for all medical  trips out of town.  Sometimes  even  to get groceries when he ask to go. While my brother  just  seems too busy and sister lives in Alaska. Who comes own about every 6 months causes some  trouble and then  scoots on back home while I have to listen to my dad how  she always  does so much for him while she is here for 2 weeks.  It is hard once in awhile.

Off-Topic / Re: Gloria Vanderbilt died
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:55:24 pm »Message ID: 1280325
She was quite a  go gether in her early years and later life.

Off-Topic / Re: Are you single or married
« on: June 17, 2019, 01:54:26 pm »Message ID: 1280324
Well I was married to the kids  father  for 15  years and he got so nasty to me, finally it got  so bad I couldn't stand it any longer in 2 years  I went from 140  pounds to 97  pounds. Mental abuse is  very hard on a person. I took  two teen ages  aside and ask them  a few  questions  as to where they wanted  to live and what they wanted to do because their  father and i were splitting up. They wanted to stay with him and finish school with their  friends, So  I said ok and that I would not move  very  far  away. Which an hour and a half was  fine.  Finally  found a nice man  after being single for a lot of years.  I just was not interested in any one for a long time. But we have now been married 26 years so I guess it is working.

Off-Topic / Re: What do you drive?
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:13:35 pm »Message ID: 1279943
We drive a 1995 ford Windstar. But  there is coming a time to  buy a different  car.  I like having a van or a large SUV.   More leg room for those whom we have to haul around.  Dad never drives to the doctor nor  does an old friend.  Both have pickups,  long distance we are expected to drive. 
So I would rather drive ours then theirs. We also  have a 1993  work truck.  Some  day we will have to get  rid of it. But I am having a hard time letting go of it. It was my late  sons. Besides it still  runs good. Lets put it this way if you don't use cruise control it will get away from you and the next thing you know your going 90-95 miles an hour and  it seems like your  just floating along. Ticket time.

Off-Topic / Re: New Yahoo Mail format
« on: June 14, 2019, 02:06:47 pm »Message ID: 1279941
I don't  pay too much  attention to it.  But the way they do the  e-mails is quite different. After I got used to  it , it was ok. Hubby still has a little problem. But he just  calls me.

Off-Topic / Re: California
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:04:04 pm »Message ID: 1279697
It is a shame that our country has  come to what it is today.  The illegals are taking over in areas.  The democrats  encourage them to vote when it is illegal. They don't care. I  am so Glad President is doing something about it.  We have  several past presidents  saying  something has to be done, but never did anything. Now when Trump is trying to do something the  democrats are  bashing him  for it.  I don't think it is  fair.  Our vets, and homeless need our  help not the illegals . they just want the handouts.

Off-Topic / Re: Help, I want to switch from Verizon, too expensive ......
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:58:26 pm »Message ID: 1279692
I dumped Verizon here a couple of months ago. When we first went  with them they had opened up a store here, promised  to build more towers and that they were working on them right now.  (first lie) and then they moved out of the  store after 6 months. Then I ask for a senior discount  said sure (nope another lie)  Third time I called them and ask for customer service about my pin number sure they will  give it too me. But I would have to drive  120 miles to a store which they said was at  Walmart But nope not there. Found a a store there. Went in for them to  give a new one. Nope  can't  do it.  ( another  lie)  one of the clerks  helped us get a new one.  Now I am on  Consumer. Cheaper and better range.

Off-Topic / Re: expiration date
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:51:41 pm »Message ID: 1279688
Most people do not  know this, But as the manufactors are canning the items  and or bottling them  they will use  several  dates on them as the months of  produce are canned,  Does not mean  the  food  has expired but it is time to  move the old cans out and put in new.  Health inspectors say  most is good for  5 years although most  never last that  long.  They  check us all of the time at the Ministry.  we will not put out  badly dented, bulging or rusted cans at all. And our  baby food is  constantly being   checked, We never  give any away that has  expired. we dump it into containers instead of putting it in the trash in case of dumpster divers.

Off-Topic / Re: Fireworks for the 4th of July
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:41:56 pm »Message ID: 1279686
The Elk club along with a few of the business  men supply and shoot off  fireworks.  We can see most of it from  the corner  of the street. So why fight the crowds. It is more  for the children then the  adults.  They always  put on a great show.  Then comes all of the older kids and young  adults shooting them off until the wee hours of the night. Drives all of the dogs crazy and scares a lotof them. But do they care Nope.

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