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Old 05-18-2014, 05:01 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I appreciate your thoughts, Ani. I did end up accepting the request. And I came to the conclusion that I was over-thinking the whole matter.

"Friends" do not see more of our profile unless we have set the profile for "friends only". So it is all or nothing; either everyone sees it or only friends see it. Of course some people do not enter any information in their profiles, so in that case it doesn't matter what the setting is.
I have never understood what the purpose is of having friends on C-D. Maybe there is a way to send out some group message to all your friends . . . but I don't think so. To me, it seems like some tagged on feature to try to make folks feel connected to one another in a FaceBook-like way, lol. But it isn't as though I log on and have some way of seeing posts from my friends only (as in - a scrolling log of recent posts from friends in the margin of my page).

Maybe C-D intended to do something like that at one time but never developed it.

 
Old 05-18-2014, 06:45 AM
 
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I have never understood what the purpose is of having friends on C-D. Maybe there is a way to send out some group message to all your friends . . . but I don't think so. To me, it seems like some tagged on feature to try to make folks feel connected to one another in a FaceBook-like way, lol. But it isn't as though I log on and have some way of seeing posts from my friends only (as in - a scrolling log of recent posts from friends in the margin of my page).

Maybe C-D intended to do something like that at one time but never developed it.
I've become friends with a few other C-D'ers. These are people who share an interest. We have messaged each other and discussed topics in more detail that we did not necessarily want others to take part. No big deal. Some of my C-D friends have become Facebook friends.
 
Old 05-18-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I've become friends with a few other C-D'ers. These are people who share an interest. We have messaged each other and discussed topics in more detail that we did not necessarily want others to take part. No big deal. Some of my C-D friends have become Facebook friends.
But you can do that without becoming "Friends".
I, too, have had private conversations and even emails but didn't need that function. That's why I don't see the benefit other than as a Facebook kind of thing of 'collecting' big numbers.
 
Old 05-18-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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A couple of days ago I received a very nice letter from the daughter of a friend. She is participating in a program called Bike & Build. The team she will go with is one of 8 teams and they bike from coast to coast, stopping in several communities to help build low income housing. I will be following her blog about the 80 day experience as she travels from Jacksonville, FL to Monterey, CA, a trip of over 4,000 miles. She spends a lot of her time volunteering with Habitat For Humanity both in her home community and in the area where she attends school. It gives me hope about the younger generation.
Today my young friend celebrates her 20th birthday and yesterday was the teams first build day in Jacksonville. She had a very funny post on her blog about packing and repacking her backpack with all of the stuff she was required to have and the optional things she wanted to bring.

Her twin brother did get his dream summer job, teaching at a sailing camp on the Caroline coast and he heads there tomorrow.

I went down to visit the family last weekend and had a fine time. Their mom, my oldest friend (38 years), said that even though the kids have been off at college for the last two years it was only a 2 hour drive away and so they got to see plenty of them. This will be the longest time apart and she was feeling a bit wistful seeing her babies really flying from the nest for an extended period. The parents are both airline pilots so they will of course be flying out to CA to meet and pick up their daughter in August but she will only be with them for 10 or 12 days before she heads off to Johannesburg, South Africa for fall semester of her junior year abroad.

I think it must be really hard to want to both let them go and to somehow keep them close and safe. I guess that's one good thing about having dogs, they stay with you their whole lives.

That's it for my Sunday morning rambling. Now it's time to do something productive with my day.
 
Old 05-19-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Finally got my late aunt's car here, now looking at shipping some rugs, a small flat screen and personal papers to mom for safekeeping.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Florida
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And today is our last day in Florida for the season.
It has been exceptionally beautiful with temps in the 80s, a breeze and low humidity and up north is still crappy.
If all the arrangements and costs involved in getting the husband transferred weren't so great, I would definitely, absolutely, without a doubt, be cancelling the reservations.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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And today is our last day in Florida for the season.
It has been exceptionally beautiful with temps in the 80s, a breeze and low humidity and up north is still crappy.
If all the arrangements and costs involved in getting the husband transferred weren't so great, I would definitely, absolutely, without a doubt, be cancelling the reservations.
Best wishes with your transfer back North. It's equally beautiful here right now.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Finally got my late aunt's car here, now looking at shipping some rugs, a small flat screen and personal papers to mom for safekeeping.
Here's hoping to a quick and hassle-free registration and title.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Nope; auntie didn't leave the dang title in the glovebox. I don't even know if I can drive it legally. The reg, inspection and insurance are all current. Is it against the law to drive a late person's car if the executrix gave you permission?

And to top it all off she's in the Middle East for three months.
 
Old 05-20-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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First phone call or web search would be to your local Dept of Motor Vehicles and ask them what you need to have - paperworkwise - to title and register.

But if you were in CA, I would tell you not to believe a word they said, LOL. I inherited a Montana vehicle and CA had me jumping through hoops with wrong information from different employees. It took about 6 months.
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