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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:04 am    Post subject: Happy New Year! Reply with quote

Happy New Year to all of my friends on Amici!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gil
Wishing you all Good Health, Good Luck and Happiness for 2012
Emmy
(??Still just January 1st here in Scotland my post came up January 2nd?? Is this why time is flying by so quickly d'oh! Very Happy )

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emmy and Gil and everyone else at Amici,

Also Happy New Year to all -

Our good weather broke today - down to 9F and snow, a few inches but might be back up to the 40s by Thursday. Good thing because I still have to buy the auger belt for the snowthrower.

Slug goes out and comes back in pretty quick. This morning my mother let him out and the tracks show he has made his rounds of the neighborhood.

It will easier to see if anyone has been borrow gas from the car - tracks will tip me off.

Bad memory days: dropped my wool cap at the store, had to drive back; left the gas cap at the station, no one turned it in; took a generic Tylenol, could not remember if I took another later, but since the headache was still around, took the second one; put the spare (phone connector broke, might be able to solder it) PC Card modem somewhere safe, can't find it anywhere; forgot to forget or remember.

Off to a good start.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave, It doesn't sound like you are off to a good start this year. Sorry to hear that. As far as the gas cap I'm sure if the people that work at gas stations in New York are anything like Connecticut your cap was just tossed in the trash. Hopefully, the rest of the year will be better. Good luck!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And another thing:::placed the mutande set (thermal underwear) on the bed and after putting on clothes, noticed that they were still there.


My cousin says it was 3F this morning. But it will go up to the upper 40s by Saturday. I took off the plastic connector that held the gas cap to the door - easy: just a snap-in and I found a piece of tubing that will make it even easier than the screwdriver. That device kept the cap with the car so it would not be lost, but it is too thin and broke off.

The right rear tire seems to be going down slowly so that has to be fixed.

Sears says they will replace the left strut for $167 - only $40 for labor compared with ExpertTire ($600) or the dealership ($800). I'm going down there to make sure that's the right price, but their flyer said, installation free with purchase. I have other things for them to fix.

And so, Slug is downstairs - have to check on him. He fell asleep on my lap as I read a book on Tutankhamen, then the PBS channel had two shows on the Pharaohs - at 2 a.m. I woke up at 4:30 and carried Slug to his bed in the basement.

Wish Snip could be here though.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow ! Dave seems you and I have had a bad start to 2012-- mind you! regarding putting things in safe places I can be honest here and say at that I'll beat you hands down Applause One good thing when you eventually find what you have hidden what a nice surprise you get - and shocks and disappointments too -like the time last year when I put out a box to the bin -I remembered later it contained my wedding dress that I had been searching for and IT had been in one of my 'so callled' safe places d'oh!

But at the beginning of the week we had terrible weather here exceptionally high winds and lots of rain, lots of damage has been done, trees down, lots of houses with chimney pots down lots of damaged to buildings etc. Some roads have had to be closed because of the number of trees that have been blown down. My roof has been damaged and my TV arial decided it no longer wanted to stay attached to my roof d'oh! The new fence panels I had put up last summer will have to be replaced too. I have never ever experienced wind force like that. I just couldnt go outside I did attempt it and had a hold on the railing at my back door and believe me I had to hold on tight so it was turn around time and back in and lock the door.

I have been very lucky and I was able to get my TV arial fixed yesterday. I have to wait to get the roof checked before repairs can be done and I'll get the fence fixed temp. and get it repaced later as it is forecast we are in for more severe weather.

One good thing though where I live we have had no snow (maybe I shouldnt say that could be tempting fate)

It can only get better--I hope! Pray

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your weather is much worse than here, and is a surprise - I didn't know you had such winds there. We get them from the Arctic passing through Canada. Not much to stop it; the lakes can influence the precip - if only we had some mountains in the middle of Lake Ontario...

Few have antennas around here; cable has taken over but is vastly overpriced. I have thought of putting another antenna up with a motor. Someone was writing about that and did not mention the remote controlled motors - how soon they forget - saying that you have to readjust for every station. Hmmm. Also there was an article about set-top (rabbit ears) devices and some were deemed very good - designed for HDTV too.

Last night my mother asked me to take out the pork bones for sauce in the morning. I was on line and waited, which was a mistake (if I don't do something right away, I forget completely). I did go downstairs to take the recyclables and trash plus get Slug into bed. Not until morning when the scent of pasta sauce wafted up to my room did I wonder if I had taken them out. I remember going to do so, but not actually doing it.

Very scrambled mind lately.

Forgetting where items were placed really bothers me and I want to go through everything in my room to organize like I used to when working. Looking for some genealogical papers for a friend took hours and still looking. I can't use dreams to figure out what I did anymore - too many other things in there.

Your wedding dress is important - and I am glad you found it. And also that you are well and everything can be repaired.

Just before replying to this topic, the computer locked up again - and it takes almost 1/2 hour to restart. Arrrgh.

Dave

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Your wedding dress is important - and I am glad you found it. And also that you are well and everything can be repaired.


It wasnt until after that box containing my wedding dress had been taken to the recycling 'dump' and destroyed that I remembered that was where I had put it.
Sadly 'no more wedding dress'
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emmy, I thought you meant that you had found your dress, so I am sorry to hear that it was lost - couldn't they search for it?

I was thinking about how some wedding dresses are passed down, and at the same time, most women want their own gown for that occasion.

My mother told me that her mother's dress was in the closet when she and her sister Carrie decided to make sleeping gowns from it. I asked Aunt Carrie why they did that and she said that "Well, we were home alone, nothin' else to do, so we made sleeping clothes." Their mother was at work at the "Rope Shop" and after school the girls would be there before she got out, so they were latchkey kids.

I have scanned and posted the wedding photos and the dress was very beautiful with wax flowers in the veil.

I asked what Grandma (actually my Great-Aunt) thought of what they did and she told me that she just sat down. I guess she was too tired and figured she wouldn't need it again anyway.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally went to PickNPull to look for a gas cap. They charge $1 to go out into the yard. Lots and lots of dismantled cars in various stages of being unbuilt.

An interesting experience - strange that it is hard to identify models when so many are together and not in familiar conditions.

The GMs were in the first rows, but I didn't take my scarf, seeing as it was not too bad out. Better go now than when there is snow .Windy out there though and my hands got cold. Debris all over the ground, parts dropped there when taking the desired item off.

Finally found one cap with the tether already off the door so I didn't have to disassemble and I want to be able to not lose it again - apparently people need that more than the cap. Just in case, I tried the cap on other Grand Ams and it did not fit some model years. So, finding a 2000 year body, bought that one: $1.08 plus the dollar admission fee. And one from the store was $12.

Put it on and then at home pried off the small device that snaps into the door from the broken cap and installed it. Now I can bring the car to Sears to get the left strut replaced. Maybe the car won't drift to the left anymore.

Got something done today at least. On the way out of PickNPull, I suddenly realized that I could have looked for a replacement side mirror, or at least the gasket. So concentrated on the gas cap I didn't even notice the mirrors and I was opening doors to check the years all over the place. Have to spent another $1 for the next show.

It struck me about how much material there is in a car. At least much is being recycled. Next door is Nucor which uses a lot of scrap metal to make rebars and other steel items. Convenient.

Dave

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