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Old 07-11-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Laptop just took a dump.Got to get new one
Sorry to hear that.

I am having a problem with Verizon....... something I had within the past month they can no longer help me with?? What's up with that?
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:02 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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BJW, I got my last one on ebay, it was a duplicate of the one I'm using, it was a fab deal.

I got a tower for dh from rogerky on the bay, and my laptop from
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NYgal, details, mebbe we can all help.........
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Old 07-11-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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BJW, I got my last one on ebay, it was a duplicate of the one I'm using, it was a fab deal.

I got a tower for dh from rogerky on the bay, and my laptop from
User ID goldenrulecomputing-ny


NYgal, details, mebbe we can all help.........

Problem resolved. The FIOS people know absolutely nothing about the other side of the business. I went to the Verizon store near me and they were able to help me.

Thanks! I like problems like that. Easy peasy.
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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A few weeks ago there was a discussion about encyclopedias we had as children. I mentioned that we had another set of books besides the encyclopedia that was an embossed set with red covers, but couldn't remember the name of the set.

Anyways, I found out what the name of the book set was - Book Trails for Happy Feet. It was an 8 volume set of books.
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:29 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Lately I've been seeing a lot of daylilies in people's gardens, front plantings, city parks, and public green spaces. Not just the more common tall orange ones we saw as kids growing wild on country roads that we (erroneously) called "tiger lilies" or the now commonplace short yellow prolific bloomers called "Stella d'Oro" but other varieties as well - reddish ones, purple ones, and some very large flowered ones a gorgeous shade of salmon pink.

For many years there was a huge tree in my backyard - not as old as the house, which is 120 years old - but about 50' to 60' feet tall and more than 75 years old I think. It was an American or Green Ash tree (Fraxinus Pennsylvanica) - a common shade tree in this area. The tree died about 3 or 4 years ago. I waited a year to see if it was really dead. It was dead. No leaves appeared for a second year and then it started shedding bark. It was very expensive to cut down. When the tree was there my backyard was very shady. Now it's gone the yard is drenched in sunlight. On one border I thought it was a tall ornamental grass growing there ... but with the sunlight it proved to be daylilies which have been blooming continuously since the beginning of June.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Clark Park: Thank you for that post! It was interesting to me. I love flowers, trees, etc. I am in a one-bedroom apartment with a balcony that gets almost no sun. I am wondering what flowers/greenery I can put out there that will survive the lack of sunlight. Ideas? (I've gone the plastic fake route, prefer the real).

I also saw a fairy garden and fell in love with it, so cute. I am thinking of making one but can't afford pricey containers or plants. Suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have a topic to talk about that may not fit in chat and trust that someone will let me know. It is also a topic that may draw a lot of flack. But it is really important to me and I need to hear what others have to say about it.

I was born in 1942, certainly did not understand anything about the brutality going on in Europe at that time, but do recall a little about rations, black-outs, nylon stockings, etc. Funny how the mind can hang onto things remembered from such a young age.

But I am noticing an awful lot of casual use of the word "nazi". I gasp when I hear people calling someone that, or some variation thereof... soup nazi, etc. How did we get from the reign of terror that existed then to now when it's just another slang word? People may say oh it's just a word. But is it? How do we change the meaning from terror to joke? Why are we forgetting what it meant?

Oh, I'm sure there will be some who will tell me to lighten up. But this is something I can't lighten up about. I am not Jewish and I never lived over there. No one in my family fought the war. But I feel a deep compassion for those who suffered at the hands of Hitler and his cronies.

Opinions?
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Clark Park: Thank you for that post! It was interesting to me. I love flowers, trees, etc. I am in a one-bedroom apartment with a balcony that gets almost no sun. I am wondering what flowers/greenery I can put out there that will survive the lack of sunlight. Ideas? (I've gone the plastic fake route, prefer the real).

I also saw a fairy garden and fell in love with it, so cute. I am thinking of making one but can't afford pricey containers or plants. Suggestions?
An aquarium? I'm using one to make a terrarium for some small plants. Will have to look up "fairy garden".
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Old 07-12-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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An aquarium? I'm using one to make a terrarium for some small plants. Will have to look up "fairy garden".
I look for cute containers in the thrift stores. Often they are older and better than the new Made in China stuff that I could buy new in a store.
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I look for cute containers in the thrift stores. Often they are older and better than the new Made in China stuff that I could buy new in a store.
That is a great idea, thanks!
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