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Off-Topic / Back to church?
« on: Yesterday at 08:58:51 am »Message ID: 1326064
Churchgoers, what's the current situation with yours? Are they opening and are you planning to go back as soon as they do? Mine is starting to try to make the decision when to open. I bet a lot of people will still want to worship from home for a while even after services resume.

Off-Topic / Re: Sequoia national park
« on: Yesterday at 08:55:35 am »Message ID: 1326063
I haven't been there but I would really love to see it someday. It looks so pretty!

Off-Topic / Re: Tablets
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:37:03 am »Message ID: 1325757
I think I will probably just wait a bit and get a iPad. That is the best.

Have you looked at refurbished ones? I was always wary of refurbs, but I got my last iphone that way and it's been fine.

« on: May 23, 2020, 06:23:23 am »Message ID: 1325756
I used to use them but quit several months ago when they discontinued too many of the features I used. Paypal gave me the full amount though. Annoying how ID used to try to keep you hooked by skimming $3 off your cashout and then re-rewarding it to you to "get you started" on your next cycle. There's probably still $5 or so sitting in the account I walked away from.

Off-Topic / Re: Baby Ducks
« on: May 23, 2020, 06:16:22 am »Message ID: 1325755
Aw! We have a little duck family we see sometimes along the stream near my house if we go for a walk early in the morning. They're too adorable. 20-30 eggs is a lot! Maybe it was multiple nests?

Off-Topic / Re: Memorial Day weekend
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:26:52 am »Message ID: 1325561
Wow same here. I haven't had a good sense of time for this whole year, I would believe it's still March too. I'm not sure if we'll do anything for memorial day.

Off-Topic / Re: Daily walk
« on: May 21, 2020, 09:00:03 am »Message ID: 1325557
To be honest I have never found a cemetery creepy, of course I've never strolled through a really decrepit one or anything, but most have been very peaceful and pleasant if they're nicely landscaped. I would do cemetery walks if there was one a little closer!

Off-Topic / Re: Tablets
« on: May 19, 2020, 10:57:02 am »Message ID: 1325387
The only tablet I've ever had is an ipad, like the original - it was fun while it lasted but it's now too obsolete to be good for anything.

I recently looked into getting a new tablet I could use just for browsing internet at meetings.. the Apple prices these days, yikes. I ended up buying a brand new cheapo touchscreen laptop instead of a refurbished newish ipad. Use of a thumb drive was imperative for me plus as cool as tablets are, the #1 thing that always cramped me about it was not having a real keyboard.

Off-Topic / Re: Cruise Ships
« on: May 18, 2020, 09:25:43 am »Message ID: 1325278
I've never been on a cruise and was never really interested in it anyway, even before the pandemic. Surely I can locate every one of the same activities on land where there's no risk of seasickness or drowning, lol.

Off-Topic / Re: J.C. Penney files for bankruptcy
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:08:10 pm »Message ID: 1325182
They were the one big store in our mall where I had half a chance of finding something decent. I'm sad to see them go out, just because it's a shame to last that long and then fold up, but I absolutely see why they are, and they would've even without covid. Same story with Sears.

Off-Topic / Re: Autopsy report on Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:05:12 pm »Message ID: 1325180
So sad. I can't believe that wasn't even 4 months ago. There's been so much going on it feels like it was a few years ago.

Off-Topic / Re: Thunderstorm
« on: May 17, 2020, 01:02:17 pm »Message ID: 1325178
I'm glad your power is back on! That's the one downside to thunderstorms which I otherwise love.

Off-Topic / Re: Trump or Biden
« on: May 15, 2020, 11:24:21 am »Message ID: 1324997
Biden...We need to move on with someone who do not lie all the time and he is all about him.

Joe Biden: "We're in the middle of a pandemic that has cost us more than 85,000 jobs as of today. Lives of millions of people, millions of people, millions of jobs."

Why is this man, who obviously has beginning stages of Dementia probably, the Democrat Presidential candidate & why would anybody vote for him just because Trump... can you see him on the world stage? Or is the Vice President & his handlers going to be actually running the country?

Biden would be little more than a puppet I'm sure, but no president runs the country solo anyway.
People complain like Trump is a loose cannon with absolute power and acts on random whims, completely on his own. That's not how it works, whether you love the guy or hate him.

As I get older I've come to think of the president mostly as a frontman. Sometimes I wonder how much any president is really even told about how things work. TPTB can't be trusting a new guy with all the secrets every 4 years :p

Off-Topic / Re: Out of the comfort zone.
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:41:42 am »Message ID: 1324989
People have a right to use whatever stupid cancer causing chemicals they want on their own property, but I do hate that it drifts over property lines into my garden and gets into groundwater and whatever else. White vinegar actually is an okay weed killer, very cheap, the only downside is it takes multiple applications.

Can you cultivate your greens in a more protected area of your property?

Off-Topic / Re: Hummingbird Feeders
« on: May 15, 2020, 10:37:42 am »Message ID: 1324986
The red kind you buy is actually very bad for the birds, I've read, due to the coloring. The red is just so you, the consumer, think it looks pretty/special; the birds don't care. We made our own for a long time, just sugar and water, and those little guys loved it. We eventually stopped though because sugar is cheap but not free, but even more than that, it's a hassle to keep cleaning out the feeder every couple of days (it gets gross fast especially when it's hot outside).

I also noticed that when we first put it up, a handful of hummingbirds would all come to drink, but after a while we had one tiny bully who declared it HIS feeder and he'd chase any others away.

Hummingbirds are VERY territorial by nature, one will drive out the others as part of their normal behavior... that is part of the reason why I have two feeders.

Boy they sure are. I like when you see two of them having a teensy little swordfight in midair.

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