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Old 05-14-2014, 04:40 PM
 
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MMoB, check your settings menu on that app, can you choose your photo size? On my dig camera I choose PC size.
I don't see a setting for photo size. Let me try another one. This is from our balcony.



 
Old 05-14-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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Nice view - gotta be a story behind the pinecones?
Not really. My wife loves trees and those pine cones are from one of the trees in our front yard in Las Vegas. My wife just brought them to Miami Beach when we left LV last fall.
 
Old 05-14-2014, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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Hey, Zug, my stepmom has ingrown toenails and she swears that the nail salon does a better job tha her podiatrist, but because Medicare doesn't cover the salon she suffers at the podiatrist. Just a suggestion.......

Let me know (I repped you some info) on that compressor, need year and engine size to find you a used one nearby. They are pricey new.
CCc - the vast majority of my working life was spent as a parts person - most of it for Sea-Land Service for use on our own equipment - tractors, trailers, chassis, fork lifts, etc. but some P/U trucks and cars. A few years at new car dealerships while still living in NY. The thing is I seem to have the worst karma when it comes to used parts for my POV's. This has been true for decades, whether it was a replacement speedo unit, a tranny or anything in between. Track down something for someone elses vehicle and almost always had good luck but for my own wheels, well as they say in NY ffugetaboutit.

I do thank you for your kind offer.
 
Old 05-14-2014, 09:35 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Man-Bethesda - I like seeing your photos! Wish I were at a beach right now!
 
Old 05-16-2014, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default Incoming friend requests

Today I received a friend request from a poster with 702 friends on City-Data. It is not from a regular in the retirement forum, and while I have seen some of her posts in other forums, it is not someone whom I "know" very well.

I am of two minds about whether to accept. On the one hand it is always flattering to get a friend request (although how discerning is someone with 702 "friends"?), and I do not wish to seem rude or hostile if I reject it. But on the other hand I like to think that being a "friend" here means we are pretty much on the same wavelength about many (but not necessarily all) things. In this case I would have to read a lot of additional posts to determine that, which I am not inclined to do, although this is not someone who is an obvious jerk or zealot.

Right now I am leaning toward accepting, especially inasmuch as it can always be undone later. I am curious to what extent others share my ambiguity regarding "friends". Perhaps many of you have a different stance? And certainly some will feel (and I share that) that I am spending too much time agonizing about a matter of small importance.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Today I received a friend request from a poster with 702 friends on City-Data. It is not from a regular in the retirement forum, and while I have seen some of her posts in other forums, it is not someone whom I "know" very well.

I am of two minds about whether to accept. On the one hand it is always flattering to get a friend request (although how discerning is someone with 702 "friends"?), and I do not wish to seem rude or hostile if I reject it. But on the other hand I like to think that being a "friend" here means we are pretty much on the same wavelength about many (but not necessarily all) things. In this case I would have to read a lot of additional posts to determine that, which I am not inclined to do, although this is not someone who is an obvious jerk or zealot.

Right now I am leaning toward accepting, especially inasmuch as it can always be undone later. I am curious to what extent others share my ambiguity regarding "friends". Perhaps many of you have a different stance? And certainly some will feel (and I share that) that I am spending too much time agonizing about a matter of small importance.
I think I have accepted all of the invites I have ever received, except for one, which I felt was a "troll" and sure enough - I checked on that user name several times afterwards and they never came back and posted anything.

I have never really seen any reason to ask to be friends on this forum -- is there some benefit to hooking up with others? I think maybe the one thing "friends" can do is see more info on a profile, but I don't have anything much on my profile anyway - other than being Southern, married, female and a redhead, lololol.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I ordered 2 items from ebay on May 10. One from AZ and the other from IL. The item from AZ arrived at the local PO this morning and should be here soon. The item from IL moved 31 miles in 3 days. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Don't think that's going happen.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I ordered 2 items from ebay on May 10. One from AZ and the other from IL. The item from AZ arrived at the local PO this morning and should be here soon. The item from IL moved 31 miles in 3 days. It is supposed to arrive tomorrow. Don't think that's going happen.
USPS - one of life's mysteries, lol.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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USPS - one of life's mysteries, lol.
Yes. Their tracking system says the expected delivery day was yesterday. Lol. One of our friends had a package take a week to get from Omaha to Des Moines, which is about a three hour drive.
 
Old 05-16-2014, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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The last thing I ordered from amazon with free delivery took 7 days. It traveled from Hebron, KY, through VA to a FedEx Smartpost center in Charlotte, NC, then back to VA to another distribution center and finally to my home. I believe that it passed with 20 miles of my home twice along the route.

For someone driving directly from Hebron to Floyd to trip would take about 6.5 hours.

Not complaining here, just find it amusing. I was in no rush for the stuff.
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