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Off-Topic / Re: scared out of my mind
« on: Today at 10:40:46 am »Message ID: 1326882
So happy he is on the mend.  Sorry about your bug bite. Be well both of you.

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Off-Topic / Re: Evictions
« on: Today at 06:41:39 am »Message ID: 1326837
My neighbors are welfare bums.  They moved in to a rental place a few months ago then this happened.  Their income did not change.  But they decided hey we can get away with not paying rent.  At the same time have spent probably $1000 or more on new toys that are scattered all over the yard.  ::)

I do not know anyone who truly lost all their income and really could not pay rent.  Most people in real situations like that I think if you are trying and paying some the landlords will work with you.  But you can't expect them to just let you live there for free.  They have bills to pay too.

Overall, I agree with you!  Nonetheless, I think your neighbors are in the minority as far as how many people behave.  Even though not all income may be lost, rents can be very high, especially in some areas of the country.  Yesterday I heard that many landlords are ready to evict and try to get people who can pay.  On the one hand, I can't blame them; on the other, there may be more homeless in a country with already too many. Homelessness affects a person/family in so many ways.  This whole situation is frustrating and heartbreaking in many ways.

If the person can pay their rent/mortgage they need to pay it.  More than you think are taking advantage.  People are making more drawing unemployment than working. I can see things both ways.  I would think if you work hard and are honestly trying you won't end up on the street.  Either they will try to work with you or family will take you in.  I always wonder when people have family why they are living on the street.  There has to be a reason.  But you can't expect landlords to let people just live in their properties while paying NOTHING. Too many take advantage of a situation and then it hurts people who are really trying.  Another thing to point out - there are jobs every where.  People are lazy.  People don't want to work.  I have seen interviews online all across the country, and talked to people around my area, and management say they can't get anybody to work.  They either make more drawing unemployment than they can pay or they just don't want to work.  I understand that retail type jobs are not desirable but which is better - working at Walmart or living in your car with 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 4 kids? Then expecting everyone to feel sorry for you.

I am not sure how it will work on missed months of rent.  I mean you still owe the money.  Kind of like mortgages.  You may have skipped a month or two but you still owe the money.  You still have to pay it.  The landlord has bills to pay as well.  And the rent is at least a portion of his income.  And lots of times the property he rents is not owned free and clear so he is still having to make a mortgage payment.



This is a hard decision.  If you lost your job I can see and sympathize if you can't come up with possibly 2 to 3 months rent.  In the other hand, country girl is correct there are a percentage of people who don't have any desire to work or pay bills and that affects the entire population.  Also the landlords need that rent money, they also have bills that are due and probably a mortgage payment on that property.  They cant, and should not be expected to, carry your rent payments you need to pay your landlord. 

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Off-Topic / Re: Hello June
« on: Yesterday at 12:44:54 pm »Message ID: 1326736
Hope this is a good month for everyone.
At least it is feeling more like summer here in MA.
Now we can at  least get outside more as we wait for things to re-open!
Have a healthy safe month! :rainbow: :peace: :wave:



We are still in lockdown but will open some next week.  Hope everyone has a good June and stay safe.

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Off-Topic / Re: Do You Have a Green Thumb?
« on: Yesterday at 11:45:26 am »Message ID: 1326724
Some things do really good and some things not so much.  I don't have indoor plants because I have pets inside and pets tend to chew on plant leaves.  A lot of them are poison to a pet.  Cat or dog.

We have some veggies but so far none of the wildlife has really gotten in to them.  We also have deer, coyotes, bears, and smaller critters.  And don't let my name fool ya I do not live in the country.  Sometimes I wish I did.



Very true about houseplants.  Just do research and itís easy to find non-toxic indoor plants. We moved from the city to where we are now, but thinking it again, I wouldnít mind living in the country either.

I would rather they did not chew them up and then puke them up anyway lol.  I just keep stuff outside.  They would be digging and throwing dirt every where too.  I saw recently where a woman was warning people about some plant she had in her house and her dog ate a few leaves and the dog died.  She had no idea it could kill per pets.


Very true you have to be careful.  I have researched all plants before I buy them.  I have several hanging baskets in my house which is impossible for the cats to get to.  Some on the  fireplace mantel and a few on tables.  Iím very lucky my cats could care less about plants, and my dogs could care even less.  One day I was at a plant store and a lady was looking at a plant.  I figured she was a cat person because her purse had pictures of cats on it.  I said I hate to overstep but do you know that plant is toxic to cats?  She looked at me and said Iíve got lots of plants and if they eat them they havenít died yet.  Unbelievable I was speechless.

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Off-Topic / Re: Do You Have a Green Thumb?
« on: Yesterday at 10:22:14 am »Message ID: 1326701
Some things do really good and some things not so much.  I don't have indoor plants because I have pets inside and pets tend to chew on plant leaves.  A lot of them are poison to a pet.  Cat or dog.

We have some veggies but so far none of the wildlife has really gotten in to them.  We also have deer, coyotes, bears, and smaller critters.  And don't let my name fool ya I do not live in the country.  Sometimes I wish I did.



Very true about houseplants.  Just do research and itís easy to find non-toxic indoor plants. We moved from the city to where we are now, but thinking it again, I wouldnít mind living in the country either.

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Off-Topic / Re: Space Launch
« on: Yesterday at 10:00:41 am »Message ID: 1326696
I thought it was very exciting.

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Off-Topic / Re: Question for the older members
« on: Yesterday at 07:52:21 am »Message ID: 1326657
I don't think things are going to get better.  I asked a friend who is a few years older than me if the riots and such had been this bad before and he said YES and left it at that.  I don't think it has.  But maybe back in the 60's it was.  And don't do some stupid inflation comparison to the times.  I don't think things have ever been this bad in the United States. There are no protests or riots right where I live but some are getting closer.

@linderlizzie - No things are not going to get better.  The return of Christ is at our door steps.  And after the rapture things are really going to get bad. People can laugh if they want.  They laughed at Noah and then cried for help when they realized they were all going to die.



The Ronnie King Riots were pretty bad and lasted a few days, but they were concentrate mostly in Los Angeles.  That is the one I remember vividly, but I think they were some too when OJ trial.

But mostly like you said for what I have read 60s' were very bad.

I remember the OJ trial but do not remember any riots. That was black on black crime which usually does not get much attention.  I barely remember it but certainly don't remember riots all over the country.  The Rodney King I was not around so nope I don't remember that.  I need to google and see if I can find more info about how things were.  You also have to be careful because a lot of the videos that are being shown now are from years ago.  There was one of a black man crying and screaming at other black people who had looted and destroyed his store.  He had worked his whole life to have it and they destroyed it right in front of him.  People were commenting and wanting to help him and then someone else pointed out the video is actually from 1992.

The sad thing is most of the people who are involved in these riots are not people from that area.  It is people who are paid and bussed in to cause problems.  And it just breeds hate.  People need to wake up.  This does not need to be blacks against whites. It needs to be good against evil. But I am truly afraid it has gone too far.



The OJ trial was not black on black, Nicole and her friend were white. I donít remember any riots then at all.   I agree that they have bused people in to Ďjoiní the riots.  I saw on the news people were screaming youíre not from Philadelphia get out.  I donít understand what the reason is burning and looting business, they did nothing to cause this riot.  You are taking away what some innocent person has spent their life savings to start and work sometimes 18 hours A day to keep it running.  Why must things be black vs white?  Why canít we just live together in peace?

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Off-Topic / Re: Colors
« on: Yesterday at 07:02:09 am »Message ID: 1326652
I agree, gray and sage green will look great.  I never liked gray, but now itís one of my favorite colors.  I have painted my dining room a light gray and I love it.

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Off-Topic / Re: Do You Have a Green Thumb?
« on: Yesterday at 06:57:09 am »Message ID: 1326648
I love plants.  I have 14 indoor plants (I just counted them). lol. I love to plant outside.  I have 6 gardens (my husband was thrilled to death when he had to make them), not really, 😁 and I plant annuals and perennials, I also have 5 hanging baskets.  I love flowers in the summer.  I donít plant vegetables there are too many animals in my yard, deer, wild turkeys, bunnyís, etc who love to eat them.

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Off-Topic / Re: Watermelon lover
« on: Yesterday at 06:50:54 am »Message ID: 1326641
I love watermelon, but I love most fruit.

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Off-Topic / Re: Do You Iron?
« on: Yesterday at 06:48:34 am »Message ID: 1326640
I remember my mother ironed almost everything.  Do I iron, no - I donít even own an iron.

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Off-Topic / Re: Prayers please
« on: May 31, 2020, 04:56:49 pm »Message ID: 1326514
I know that I don't really know anyone personally on here, but I am asking for prayers for me and my family. On Memorial Day, my only son and light of my life was killed in a car accident. We are reeling in grief. He was 26 and I can't imagine living my life without him. We are a very religious family, but are questioning and hurting right now. Please pray for us. I pray that no one here has been in our shoes, but if you have and have any help on how to navigate these dark waters, please let me know. Thank you.



Ssarber, I am so very very sorry to hear of the loss of your son.  There are no words that I can even begin to say to take away or lessen your grief.  I never lost my kids, but I have a friend who lost her son 8 years ago.  She has learned to laugh again, but the hurt is still with her.  This month was the month he was killed in Afghanistan and May is alway a tough month.  Time will heal your heart, and I know itís easy to say, but please try to keep your faith, God had a reason.  Again please accept my deepest sympathy.

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Off-Topic / Re: Working during the pandemic
« on: May 31, 2020, 08:49:51 am »Message ID: 1326459
I work at a retirement community and am considered  "essesntial".  I've been working 40+ hours a week for the last 6 weeks.  The poor residents at this community are SO confused by what is going on --they do NOT understand why their families and friends are not visiting -- it is SO sad.  The staff tries to keep spirits up, but it is hard.  I am looking forward to the day when we can be "open" again, but for now am thankful that our restrictions have kept us safe -- no cases of Covid 19 in our building.  Thank the Lord.



Thank a God for people like you.  I have  had several family members in nursing homes.  They can be confused and not seeing family makes them more confused.  You are more than an essential worker, you are their caregivers, someone to hug them, someone to feed, wash, and dress them, you are their family.  I thank you and all your coworkers!

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Off-Topic / Re: RIP: George Floyd
« on: May 31, 2020, 03:53:51 am »Message ID: 1326418
Wrong is wrong - regardless of what color your skin is. Minnesota cops were wrong and should be punished. Those people looting and vandalizing establishments of other innocents are wrong and should be punished.


I'll say it again. Wrong is wrong - regardless of what color your skin is, or what color skin the victim(s) of your wrong actions is.



Can't say it any better!

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Off-Topic / Re: Daily walk
« on: May 24, 2020, 10:17:12 am »Message ID: 1325856
With 5 dogs, taking a walk now is everyday.  They used to go to doggy day care, but they are all closed now, so off we go for walks.  Iíll probably keep this up, I know itís good for you, but when we open and itís hot I bet off to the day care they go again! lol

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