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Old 09-14-2015, 09:22 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Got to admit that I'm addicted to C-D Three days without internet and I was going crazy so can't imagine how I'll do when I start traveling next month lol
I admit I find C-D to be one of my favorite places to visit ... but sometimes I take a few a few days off and wander to other sites. After a while you get to "know" the regulars here.

 
Old 09-14-2015, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Yahoo - after eight and a half weeks I'm getting rid of my Darth Vader footwear. Just an ankle brace.
 
Old 09-14-2015, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Good for you! Yay.
 
Old 09-14-2015, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I admit I find C-D to be one of my favorite places to visit ... but sometimes I take a few a few days off and wander to other sites. After a while you get to "know" the regulars here.
Yep, we do get to know each other pretty well, which makes it all the more noticeable when a regular disappears suddenly. Two come to mind: Caladium and Imcurious.
 
Old 09-14-2015, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Yep, we do get to know each other pretty well, which makes it all the more noticeable when a regular disappears suddenly. Two come to mind: Caladium and Imcurious.
I think of that too. I wonder how to set up something for my relatives to let CD know if I've passed on.after all, none of us are young anymore. Any ideas?
 
Old 09-14-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Got to admit that I'm addicted to C-D Three days without internet and I was going crazy so can't imagine how I'll do when I start traveling next month lol
You don't have a 'smart phone'? I have one you can have. I only used it for a few months, don't like it and it's just sitting in a drawer. You can get the internet on it and stay connected. I had Straight Talk from Walmart and paid $45 mo. for all the 'good stuff'. Don't recall how many minutes I got with that but it was way more than I ever needed. DM me if you'd like to have it and I'll mail it to you.

I was without my phone and internet for three weeks after I moved into my house. Talk about going stir crazy! lol I did, however, get a lot done around the house so it wasn't a bad thing. After three weeks I was actually getting used to it but I sure missed CD!
 
Old 09-14-2015, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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[quote=AZDesertBrat;41205607]You don't have a 'smart phone'? I have one you can have. I only used it for a few months, don't like it and it's just sitting in a drawer. You can get the internet on it and stay connected. I had Straight Talk from Walmart and paid $45 mo. for all the 'good stuff'. Don't recall how many minutes I got with that but it was way more than I ever needed. DM me if you'd like to have it and I'll mail it to you.

I was without my phone and internet for three weeks after I moved into my house. Talk about going stir crazy! lol I did, however, get a lot done around the house so it wasn't a bad thing. After three weeks I was actually getting used to it but I sure missed CD![/QUOTE

I have a phone from consumer cellular which only cost me $20+ a month. I see no need for a smartphone, as you didn't. But thank you.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 02:43 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I think of that too. I wonder how to set up something for my relatives to let CD know if I've passed on.after all, none of us are young anymore. Any ideas?
Interesting question. Perhaps one relative could be assigned the task of registering here after our death and then making the announcement by creating a new thread in the Retirement Forum. I do know that if City-Data receives proof of a death, they will change our status to "Eternal Member". But I don't know what proof is required.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Got to admit that I'm addicted to C-D Three days without internet and I was going crazy so can't imagine how I'll do when I start traveling next month lol
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You don't have a 'smart phone'? I have one you can have. I only used it for a few months, don't like it and it's just sitting in a drawer. You can get the internet on it and stay connected. I had Straight Talk from Walmart and paid $45 mo. for all the 'good stuff'. Don't recall how many minutes I got with that but it was way more than I ever needed. DM me if you'd like to have it and I'll mail it to you.

I was without my phone and internet for three weeks after I moved into my house. Talk about going stir crazy! lol I did, however, get a lot done around the house so it wasn't a bad thing. After three weeks I was actually getting used to it but I sure missed CD!
There are other ways besides a smart phone to access our email and to participate in City-Data when traveling or when our home internet connection is on the fritz:

1. Public libraries will grant computer use to out-of-town travelers - normally in my experience you just have to show I.D.

2. Some, but not all, motels and hotels have a desktop computer in the lobby or in their "business center" for guest use.

I have successfully used both methods while traveling. I did not achieve daily access but that was not necessary in my case. The one thing I did NOT attempt was logging onto my bank account on those computers; it is recommended by computer security experts not to do that.
 
Old 09-15-2015, 04:14 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Also, you can take your laptop with you when you travel. I'm getting ready to leave England and go back to the US but we had wifi in every motel room. There is wifi everywhere. I don't want a smart phone either but may look into getting some sort of a tablet for the times when I'm in the car and don't have wifi. (The laptop can be bulky to lug around.)
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