• Re: Fire Danger

    From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Apr 24 18:35:00 2020
    On 04-23-20 10:47, Daryl Stout wrote to VK3JED <=-

    I have to wait until we get an extended dry spell. I have a bunch of
    ivy in the yard, and around the house, that I need to drown in spray.
    But, it's too wet to spray that now.

    Today was perfect to spray, but I wanted to get the lawns done. Monday looks promising though.

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    They're for the fat cats...p!$$ on the employees.

    Yep. ;)

    Years ago, there was a textile business in New England, run by a
    Jewish man, who felt having an exhorbitant salary was a bad example.

    Well, the insurance company determined it "an act of God", and they quickly approved the claim...and rebuilding began quickly. Yet, during
    the downtime, he kept paying the employees. When the factory reopened
    in April, the employees were ready to kiss his feet, as it were. He was there when they needed him...now, they were ready to return the favor.
    I think the only way one left the job was via retirement or death (and
    I doubt he required 2 weeks notice of the latter <G>).

    Yeah, some people really are genuinely generous, and that kind of boss is usually rewarded with loyal and happy workers and a decent profiy. :)
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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Sun May 31 20:01:00 2020
    Tony,

    Today was perfect to spray, but I wanted to get the lawns done. Monday looks promising though.

    A friend of the family does the lawn, and his wife does my hair. I would
    like to find someone to get all the ivy killed off.

    Yeah, some people really are genuinely generous, and that kind of boss
    is usually rewarded with loyal and happy workers and a decent profiy.

    And, sadly, there are too few of those today.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 8 11:59:00 2020
    On 05-31-20 20:01, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    A friend of the family does the lawn, and his wife does my hair. I
    would like to find someone to get all the ivy killed off.

    In time, I'm sure you will.

    Yeah, some people really are genuinely generous, and that kind of boss
    is usually rewarded with loyal and happy workers and a decent profiy.

    And, sadly, there are too few of those today.

    They still do exist, but not as many as we'd like.


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Mon Jun 8 09:32:00 2020
    Tony,

    A friend of the family does the lawn, and his wife does my hair. I
    would like to find someone to get all the ivy killed off.

    In time, I'm sure you will.

    I dread what the charge will be. I also have to get repair work done
    on the plumbing where field rats got into the place. I haven't seen a
    sign of them in several weeks...but with recovering from surgery, any
    housework has to wait.

    ... "Do you, Sysop, take this BBS, to be your wedded spouse?"

    Well, it's in the bedroom, but I'm the one getting screwed. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 9 19:55:00 2020
    On 06-08-20 09:32, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I dread what the charge will be. I also have to get repair work done
    on the plumbing where field rats got into the place. I haven't seen a
    sign of them in several weeks...but with recovering from surgery, any housework has to wait.

    Yeah, I need to get some trees pruned, but might have a way around that.

    ... "Do you, Sysop, take this BBS, to be your wedded spouse?"

    Well, it's in the bedroom, but I'm the one getting screwed. :P

    Hahahaha. :D


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Wed Jun 10 10:32:00 2020
    Tony,

    Yeah, I need to get some trees pruned, but might have a way around
    that.

    I need to find a gardener/landscaper, etc. to come in and spray to
    kill all the ivy in the yard. But, it has been such a wet spring, and
    that spray works better after it has been dry for awhile.

    ... "Do you, Sysop, take this BBS, to be your wedded spouse?"

    Well, it's in the bedroom, but I'm the one getting screwed. :P

    Hahahaha. :D

    My late wife and I were "Married With Modem"...and if I was ahead of
    her in the doorgames we played, it was "none for me tonight". <G> But,
    with the games, it was "the luck of the draw". Yet, if I can't beat the
    games on the BBS, I surely can't win in the casinos.

    The one time I did good in the casino was on a weekend trip to
    Saint Louis from Little Rock, via Southwest Airlines. I took their
    light rail from the airport to the Delta Queen Riverboat and Casino,
    on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River. I spent $1 in the
    casino on Keno...but hit the jackpot on a $4 all you can eat breakfast
    buffet. <G>

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Thu Jun 11 21:06:00 2020
    On 06-10-20 10:32, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I need to find a gardener/landscaper, etc. to come in and spray to
    kill all the ivy in the yard. But, it has been such a wet spring, and
    that spray works better after it has been dry for awhile.

    Yeah I need someone who can prune some trees here. :/

    My late wife and I were "Married With Modem"...and if I was ahead of
    her in the doorgames we played, it was "none for me tonight". <G> But, with the games, it was "the luck of the draw". Yet, if I can't beat the games on the BBS, I surely can't win in the casinos.

    Haha, I never had games, but I did introduce my first partner to computers and the Internet, not so much BBSing through.


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Thu Jun 11 09:56:00 2020
    Tony,

    Yeah I need someone who can prune some trees here. :/

    Too bad pouring prune juice on them won't do the job. Hmmm...could make a tagline out of that. <G>

    Haha, I never had games, but I did introduce my first partner to
    computers and the Internet, not so much BBSing through.

    I installed some new ones earlier, but am just doing the QWK Mail this morning. I've got some friends coming by with some prescriptions for me,
    since I can't drive for another week.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Fri Jun 12 19:08:00 2020
    On 06-11-20 09:56, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Too bad pouring prune juice on them won't do the job. Hmmm...could
    make a tagline out of that. <G>

    Hmm, that'll go through you. :P

    I installed some new ones earlier, but am just doing the QWK Mail
    this morning. I've got some friends coming by with some prescriptions
    for me, since I can't drive for another week.

    That helps. :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Fri Jun 12 11:21:00 2020
    Tony,

    Too bad pouring prune juice on them won't do the job. Hmmm...could
    make a tagline out of that. <G>

    Hmm, that'll go through you. :P

    Diarrhea is hereditary...in runs in your jeans. :P

    I installed some new ones earlier, but am just doing the QWK Mail
    this morning. I've got some friends coming by with some prescriptions
    for me, since I can't drive for another week.

    That helps. :)

    Well, I was able to drive yesterday, as I wasn't groggy...and was able
    to get the medicines, and the waiting mail. My yard man is working in the
    yard now, and after I finish the BBS mail, I'm going to run a few errands today. I'm going to wear that girdle/binder, received after the hernia
    surgery, nonstop, except for when I sleep or shower.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 13 17:16:00 2020
    On 06-12-20 11:21, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Diarrhea is hereditary...in runs in your jeans. :P

    Ewwww. :P

    Well, I was able to drive yesterday, as I wasn't groggy...and was
    able to get the medicines, and the waiting mail. My yard man is working
    in the yard now, and after I finish the BBS mail, I'm going to run a
    few errands today. I'm going to wear that girdle/binder, received after the hernia surgery, nonstop, except for when I sleep or shower.

    Sounds like things are looking up. :)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Sat Jun 13 10:33:00 2020
    Tony,

    Diarrhea is hereditary...in runs in your jeans. :P

    Ewwww. :P

    But, I'd rather have diarrhea than vomiting any day...especially in
    the aftermath of hernia surgery. I surely don't want to undo it.

    Well, I was able to drive yesterday, as I wasn't groggy...and was
    able to get the medicines, and the waiting mail. My yard man is working
    in the yard now, and after I finish the BBS mail, I'm going to run a
    few errands today. I'm going to wear that girdle/binder, received after the hernia surgery, nonstop, except for when I sleep or shower.

    Sounds like things are looking up. :)

    It's about darn time, too.

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Sun Jun 14 20:38:00 2020
    On 06-13-20 10:33, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    But, I'd rather have diarrhea than vomiting any day...especially in
    the aftermath of hernia surgery. I surely don't want to undo it.

    Good point. :)

    Sounds like things are looking up. :)

    It's about darn time, too.

    Sure is!


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Sun Jun 14 10:02:00 2020
    Tony,


    But, I'd rather have diarrhea than vomiting any day...especially in
    the aftermath of hernia surgery. I surely don't want to undo it.

    Good point. :)

    To the insurance companies, it's a catastrophe if they have to pay a claim.
    I saw a story where a guy was in the hospital, and ICU, for nearly a month,
    due to COVID-19. The bill was over a million dollars, but the way the insurance is set up, he may not have to pay much of it at all.

    Sounds like things are looking up. :)

    It's about darn time, too.

    Sure is!

    Yeah, folks are tired of my constant whining. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Mon Jun 15 11:00:00 2020
    On 06-14-20 10:02, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    To the insurance companies, it's a catastrophe if they have to pay a claim. I saw a story where a guy was in the hospital, and ICU, for
    nearly a month, due to COVID-19. The bill was over a million dollars,
    but the way the insurance is set up, he may not have to pay much of it
    at all.

    Don't get me started, the US health system just looks bizarre to much of the world, where universal healthcare is the norm. Sure, it's not perfect, but for many of us, it gets the job done.


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Mon Jun 15 09:34:00 2020
    Tony,

    Don't get me started, the US health system just looks bizarre to much
    of the world, where universal healthcare is the norm. Sure, it's not perfect, but for many of us, it gets the job done.

    In too many things, there are too many loopholes to get around.

    Daryl

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  • From Ray Quinn@432:1/108.23 to Vk3jed on Mon Jun 15 11:44:58 2020

    Hello Vk3jed!

    09 Jun 20 19:55, you wrote to Daryl Stout:

    Yeah, I need to get some trees pruned, but might have a way around
    that.

    I need to get some trees. We have a Valencia orange tree and a broken down peach tree in the back yard. Oh, there seems to be an old rose bush that has sprouted leaves this spring..

    Summer arrives Saturday June 20, 2020 at 14:30 somthing Pacific Daylight Time. Supposed to reach 100F Saturday and Sunday. We had our first triple-digit heat of the year weeks ago in May. Today 92F.

    Ray


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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Tue Jun 16 20:34:00 2020
    On 06-15-20 09:34, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    In too many things, there are too many loopholes to get around.

    True. :)

    Daryl

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    Know anyone called Ron Churchill? ;)


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Vk3jed on Tue Jun 16 10:05:00 2020
    Tony,

    In too many things, there are too many loopholes to get around.

    True. :)

    If they could just do that with the taxes...a flat rate for national,
    state, county, and local taxes...and that's it.

    ... What if someone's real name is a psuedonym??

    Know anyone called Ron Churchill? ;)

    I read of his cousin Winston. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Daryl Stout on Wed Jun 17 15:19:00 2020
    On 06-16-20 10:05, Daryl Stout wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    @VIA: TBOLT
    Tony,

    In too many things, there are too many loopholes to get around.

    True. :)

    If they could just do that with the taxes...a flat rate for national, state, county, and local taxes...and that's it.

    I don't mind taxes, provided the government spends them sensibly - that latter part isn't guaranteed though! :D

    ... What if someone's real name is a psuedonym??

    Know anyone called Ron Churchill? ;)

    I read of his cousin Winston. <G>

    Haha the name I gave was a pseudonym I used on some boards over 20 years ago.
    )


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  • From Daryl Stout@432:1/101 to Ray Quinn on Wed Jun 17 18:26:00 2020
    Ray,

    Summer arrives Saturday June 20, 2020 at 14:30 somthing Pacific
    Daylight Time. Supposed to reach 100F Saturday and Sunday. We had our first triple-digit heat of the year weeks ago in May. Today 92F.

    I mentioned that on a packet net Monday night, and the Net Control
    "chided" me, saying "You would have to say that!! I was just getting
    used to the longer daylight hours!!" <G>.

    On the other end of the spectrum, on the first day of winter, it
    was the last day of class before Christmas break. The blonde was
    excited that it was "the shortest day of the year", but was crushed
    when she found out that was in "daylight hours". <G>

    Also, there's a "practice packet net" in Ohio, where you can send
    a message via Packet and/Or Winlink...via RF or telnet. With no RF
    here, I use telnet, but send a message via Packet and Winlink.
    However, with thunderstorms forecast here from late Sunday through
    at least next Wednesday, that will kill any BBS or ham radio work
    for a few days.

    Daryl, WX4QZ

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  • From Vk3jed@432:1/101 to Ray Quinn on Wed Jun 17 16:07:00 2020
    On 06-15-20 11:44, Ray Quinn wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I need to get some trees. We have a Valencia orange tree and a broken
    down peach tree in the back yard. Oh, there seems to be an old rose
    bush that has sprouted leaves this spring..

    And another thing I should do is prune the roses, long overdue. July is the best time here to prune roses.

    Summer arrives Saturday June 20, 2020 at 14:30 somthing Pacific
    Daylight Time. Supposed to reach 100F Saturday and Sunday. We had our first triple-digit heat of the year weeks ago in May. Today 92F.

    Nice and warm. Not quite so warm here. :)


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