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(1 comment) DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE AARP FORUM(S)? 🤔
I do! 👍
This is my 2nd time joining this Community Board.
1st time was when I turned 50 BUT was still working = so NO activity here.
Then when I retired July 2020, got ACTIVE then p.ssed off and left (October 2021), didnot RENEW my AARP membership which had EXPIRED July 2021.
What folks may not realize, you CANNOT "delete" your Community Board Profile or the stuff you post. That stays on here FOREVER! 😱
(November 2022) This time, 2nd round - I ONLY "registered" to USE this Community Board. I get the SAME discounts through my Premiere (the most expensive plan, my Old Lady -2006 Hyundai Elantra) AAA. So NO need to sign up AGAIN for another AARP Membership.
And THIS TIME I stayed AWAY from Games and Awards. That is what had p.ssed me off/lol 🤣😂 Way too "busy" to be begging AARP to fix stuff and ranting.
This time I "explored" several forums, ran into some KARENS/lol. 🙄
Made a QUICK exit and never returned to some forums.
@Anonymous I used to be active in the Health & Pet forums. Met @Frozenoem a long time ago asking questions on the Tech forum. We had a Book Club sort of thing going for many years titled What Are You Reading and I still miss that. We had huge interesting input from many well read folk. I read all kinds of books which were out of my comfort zone and it was fabulous. Now I am back to reading comfort reads 😏. At least it does not make you fat.
No posing for photo’s from me , not happening. I did post my old log cabin photo’s with me up a cherry picker trying to remain in the basket at around 50’ up.
Rx was found and returned by 12 year old and parent,👍Unopened thankfully in very soggy packaging. The good bit is FedEx now delivers to my porch without nastygrams required.
The snow here is gone with the first temp’s in the upper 90’s presently enjoying 50-60’s for next week or two. Cooler temps in Summer or black fly season are welcome especially with most breezes blowing away state insect.
Which means flies can be dined upon by tree frogs etc. and not by all of the wildly waving citizens trying to escape the constant buzzing of nearly invisible black fly, mosquitoes and horse flies. Pinhead sized bugs that leave largest welts and have most in the woods slathering on Deep woods Off or Skin so soft. And spraying on Windex or Ammonia concoctions to relieve the constant itching for forgotten bites.
Hope all enjoy their weekend, I’m escaping to Rangeley area despite the rains, have appointment with solar array and new Lithiums not being lugged by me🤣.
Memorial Day weekend had several challenges and beyond. Yesterday a contractor dug into the main water line here on our grounds.
We were without water for 4 hours so I did not get my morning shower until after lunch.
We met with our family at our oldest daughter's home for a pizza party on Sunday
A local grocery store provided bratwurst sandwiches for our entire campus on last Friday noon.
It was part of a local fundraiser for different charities.
@Anonymous , usually feral cats will not randomly attack unprovoked, preferring to avoid contact, but who can predict what any cat can or will do. Also maybe a mom protecting her babies? They haven't ruled out rabies, and that was my first thought. Willie Mae only 'attacks' when you try to pet her with bare unprotected hands.
This reminds me of another cat I had. I got Winston from a couple who had him declawed. 😡 Of course, Winston never went outside and he was a good ol' friendly cat, but he was a biter (no claws for protection, so he used his teeth). You had to keep a side eye on him when petting to avoid overstimulation. He bit my sister and she ended up going to the doctor. Her arm got infected and I remember she showed up with a sling! WTF? She hated that cat and avoided him like the plague whenever she came over.
Willie Mae was another one who evaded capture. We were getting desperate to get her TNR'd before she brought us another family, and she was on to all the tricks and subterfuges of a trap. Finally, we trapped her in a shed. She was like a wild and crazed ping pong ball in there. 😮 My neighbor suited up with a thick Carhartt jacket and leather gloves duct taped to his sleeves. I was laughing so hard, I was worried I wouldn't be able to hold the trap door open. (Vet only accepted feral cats in humane traps.) I did have on leather gloves but I was only holding the cage door open. He got her and she fought like the proverbial wild cat. Once we got her in, she was such a good girl. When I took the boys in, they howled and cried the whole time. She was so quiet. Eventually, all was forgiven. 😽
@LaDolceVita ...Congrats on the new car! When I got mine last summer, I, too, was overwhelmed with all the tech stuff. I still get confused when I try to use my cell phone in the car...it's the car that takes over the phone. I'm still talking into the phone like an idiot, but the phone goes off and the dashboard screen takes over. So confusing. I need one of those books like a "New Cars for Dummies!" 😸
If you can run a computer Vista? Or Mac ?, see know problem with either of you figuring out your New cars phones and smart dashboards. Least it’s not a used computer with too many Bluetooth phone settings. I Had to do a hard reset of my ex-wife’s used volt to make it see her new number and new significant others phone.
I’ve only seen two crazed cats, one rabid feral and the other a Maine Coon beast, make that 3 almost forgot my ex’es aunts’ Precious 25 pounds of hatred toward everyone, except the aunt.
Went to see Uly today, perpetual care, even after 65 years is exactly that👍 Military did remember his flag despite being Civil War vet.
@Frozenoem Not so much figuring out the stuff as not being used to the distractions of the all thelights in front of my nose. OK, the large screen to the right I can handle. The sort of pop up screens I see by the steering wheel take some getting used to. Better today, still a little nervous driving it. I do not plan on connecting my phone. I do not like much entanglement and do not talk on phone when driving.
Did not do much on Saturday. Went to Costco to stock up on some nuts for snacks. Also got some paper goods like TP.
Mary went on a bus trip to do some rummage saling.
Sunday we went out for breakfast with some friends.
This afternoon we had a visit from our oldest daughter.
Hey, Porch Peeps,
Trying to catch up with all that has gone on since I last got on here.
@MsStretch ...I totally agree with you about the desktop computer. Soooo much easier to see everything and go back and forth between sites. I do need to upgrade soon as Microsoft no longer is giving me updates but am too lazy to go computer shopping. I have to have the desktop to do my Ebay business so sooner or later I'll just have to get a new one. I'm so used to where everything is on this one, I dread getting another one.
Have a Kindle Fire tablet that I got years ago and haven't used it in the last few years. When I got my Samsung Android in 2016, they gave me a "free" tablet which I never took out of the box and no have no clue where I put it! Would rather read a real book than an electronic one that I could drop in the bathtub...my favorite place to read. Cheaper to buy another book than another electronic device.
I use my android phone to text, make and receive just a few calls (still have a landline which I LOVE!) and take photos (if I have to.) Still use my digital camera to take the photos for Ebay. Also, when you are out with a group and we need an answer to something, it's great to just pull out someone's phone and say, "Hey, Google..."or "Hey, Siri..." 😸
I'm home so much of the time, the landline works best for me. It sits right next to me here at my desk and when I get a robo call, I just press "call block." If I just had my cell phone, I'd have to find it in my purse, and wait for the call to end before I could block the #. I'm such an old school person. 😼
@Frozenoem ...So how were those scallops? Yum! What no lobster roll?
So, on Thursday of all days, when it was 39 in the morning, my AC maintenance guys were due to arrive. I almost turned the heat up, but realized that was dumb since they were going to be working on the AC. So, I sat freezing and then became even colder when they blasted the AC. Geeze Louise! 😳
Time for another cuppa.
Have a good week as we head into the unofficial beginning of summer next weekend.
Well for the first time in 322 days my laptop is almost ready to fly, finally replaced motherboard and cleaned it out, updates are long 12 hours and counting.
Debatable what the new one will be, have a Win11 calling my name and a Mac, still prefer my phone for handiness. Kept one Mac from late partners pallet.
Big screens are better than small for eye strain .
Like the ability the ability to turn iPhone and have a larger display. But still enjoy the casting to 50” tv/monitor with the 20/30 eyes. I’m sure whatever you get will work for you.👍
Memorial Day will be spent visiting Uncle Ulysses a CW vet and double-checking on perpetual care, since my planting will be in the general area. Maybe next year for Arlington,VA and cuzzin.
Enjoy all presently feel like Geo.Jetson every hour I need to check the laptop to see how it’s going and press the mouse button. Then leave again.🤣
9 comments (Friday 5/19/23)
Luv my "pet name" Froze @Frozenoem 😉
Thank you SO MUCH for responding!
Lol, NO more laptops/computers for me. And I will be giving my iPad a "bon voyage" (drop off at my old computer biz) - NEVER getting one again.
Already "stressing" out over my coming UPGRADE to my Android or whatever my daughter decides to do.
I got a "kudo" from OUR @LaDolceVita = thanks, GLAD you are still with us!/lol 🤣😂
@catwoman500, usually it is Froze who is MIA. Hope you are okay "dear friend" 🤗🤎
Kudo’s say we live and are still alive, or great information, if not followed up by response.
Your call if you enjoy Androids, about all I did with them is hack to find owners, or recover after malware hits, trained someone for that before I left, refuse to do it again.🤣
Same as recoveries for i’s or Mac’s , micro surgeries are done, solder points and I know longer agree. Microscopes to 50” monitor are not for mature eyeballs.
Your iPad if it has the last round of updates including todays would be up to date and ready to serve you for awhile more.
Now, I’m off in search of scallops for dinner , I think I’m hungry.
Enjoying the most beautiful weather imaginable, highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s, in one of the most beautiful places in the world. It has taken me a while to feel at home but I feel quite at home now. Not saying I can find things and that I am organized though. I could not read my own post so I had to supersize to avoid squinting.
I did sell the other house last month, into a falling knife. Never have luck timing house sale, do OK with buying though.
(5 comments) Lol @LaDolceVita , as usual, took FOREVER to find a comment here!!!😂🤣
Since I am NEW AND NOSEY - if you do not mind my asking 👍 what state was your old house and new house? 🤔
Sending lots and lots of 🤎🤗 for your "furbabies" - hmmm, dogs? And I know you also have your mom's dog from your recent post about her.
🐕Is her name Molly (too lazy to go find the post in this "black hole"). As usual, NO pressure to respond....
I had meant to post about mom's dog Maggie. If you recall she had pneumonia a while back. She left our world to join Mom, mine and hers that is, on April 30th. Very suddenly she developed breathing difficulties and we went to the emergency vet. The regular vet had told me there was strong possibility that there was an underlying issue so I was not optimistic, just could not wait till Monday morning. She was not quite 12 years old. She led a great life full of treats and hugs and she was easy to look after.
I really missed her at first but have come to accept her being gone. If humans participate in afterlife animals must too.
(1 comment) @LaDolceVita I use to live in Columbus, Georgia and Phenix City, Alabama
That is were Jeremiah 🐕 and myself use to walk for hours.
He was a Jack Russell Terrier = IF you do not "tire" them out = they will "tear" stuff up/lol 😂🤣
WE were good for each other as my ex's son NEVER came back for him. Was shipped overseas, Air Force. Returned and it was like he and his wife FORGOT about Jeremiah. 😭
And my ex (a piece of work) DIDNOT care if he ate, got his shots and got some cuddling. I left 3 times, BUT came back 2 times KNOWING Jeremiah NEEDED me. 👍
Anyway, with Jeremiah gone, the 3rd TIME I packed up while my ex was sleeping and headed BACK to Florida to HIDE. Lol, when he woke up from his "weed and alcohol" and figured out I and the car were GONE - he texted "You gone?".
I have yet to ANSWER! 😉
@Anonymous That was funny to read, about your ex, but I am sure not funny while living that way.
We are having such lovely weather here, will go into the 40s tonite. Don't know where the heat is, hope it can't find me, but I know better.
I actually bought a new car yesterday, Ford Explorer. Last car was bought 23 and a half years ago, Honda, still gets around. What a difference in these new cars. Some "improvements" like keyless fobs are pretty sorry I think. There are screens to distract you and all kinds of buttons which are confusing if you have not seen them before. Have to connect to wifi occasionally for updates. My washing machine wants to connect also, but I draw the line there! But truthfully I am glad I did not wait longer to switch to the new tech. I guess I am still able to learn it but maybe not for long.
1 comment (Thursday 5/18/23)
Party Time 💃🥳, @MsStretch stopped by!!!
I think Froze @Frozenoem will be sending me a BILL for "talking" his ear off/lol 🤣😂
Ms. Stretch, iPadOS Version 16.41 (a).
Hmmm, Froze, a DIFFERENT model number here. MYL92LL/A. MODEL NAME iPad (8th generation).
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