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Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/8/2017 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Joyce, my heart goes out.

To your answering the phone numerous times for political ads.

I did that for awhile, until finally, I got a phone box and learned how to use it.

The blinking light and display window will tell me who is calling without having to pick up the phone to hear of another political ad or donation request.

That was getting to me, especially when I was in the kitchen fixing or having a meal, hands greasy, washing my hands, getting to the phone and only to hear of my 10th donation request of the day.

I'm not up to date on phone answering machines, but I finally had to get one, a simple one, and got someone to set it up.

Now, unless they leave a name with a number, or a message for names I don't recognize, I don't return any calls.

I also have my ringer off for my own choosing, I just check the phone box if it's blinking when I walk by it, so I am never bothered by a phone solicitor. Oh, happy day.

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   Posted 11/8/2017 3:08 PM (GMT -7)   
That is cool Tim Tam. I am on the "no call" list but I still get bothersome calls.

I hope you had a good day today.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 11/9/2017 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hope everyone is doin' okay. blue skies, beaut weather. been out and about, including chemist and hand xray. be good and keep strong.

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   Posted 11/9/2017 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning, Friends.
Karen...know how you feel about the 'cold'....just waiting 'till tomorrow. FREEZE coming.

Jamie, nice to hear you're up and about and have nice weather. Can we come and visit?

TTT, thanks for comments about phone calls. Nice to hear others have that situation too. I do have caller ID that my husband installed when we built the house ten years ago. HOWEVER, I managed to screw things up. Not a pro with electronics, obviously.

So, I searched on the internet and found info for my machine. 85 pages long !!!
Will need my son to get things up and running again when he has time.

~ Joyce

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Smells that are made from the right nostril are more pleasant than the left.
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Obsessive nose picking is referred to as rhinotillexomania

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   Posted 11/9/2017 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
We might get 12 inches of snow. I hope not. They at fist said 3-5 inches, now 12 in some places, we are on the border.

I hope all of you have a good day today. I am staying in as it is snowing like ever right now. So far no wind.

Take care all...

Hugs, Karen...
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Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/9/2017 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce: Glad the phone information helped. Always good to help a fellow sufferer from those nightmare years of my going to the phone, only to hear of another political or donation request.

Finally, I got a phone box, but didn't know how to set up the voice mail, and had someone pestering me to set it up, because they kept calling me but I never would return the calls, because the ringer was off, the voice mail didn't work, and I didn't know how to set it up.

Finally, after this one person kept pestering me, I got the woman who comes by to take me to the doctor and get my groceries, to set up my voice because it's important.

She set it up and I had like 100 voice messages. Brand new world: voice mail. Really important.

Anyway, it was that one person pestering me for months: Either set it up, or take off the message that says, "Please record your message."

So, I thought I would return the favor and pester you while about getting a phone box. It worked with me.

PA_grandma
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   Posted 11/9/2017 11:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there TTT

Thanks for your attention to my problem
Not (exactly) sure what you mean by 'phone box'. Perhaps we have another term.

If you mean the caller can leave a message...that's the part of my installation that crashed...also MY answering recording...you know...

Sorry, I can't come to the phone right now. Please leave a message after the tone

Anyway...phone's been quiet today...Yippeee

~ Joyce

Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/9/2017 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Joyce:

I don't know what else to call it but a phone box.

It came from Radio Shack and plugs into the phone. It has a small screen which has room for the name of the person calling on top line, and their phone number of the lower line.

Which is a huge advancement for me.

I think the message is part of the phone itself, and you have to push some buttons to set it up, but I didn't know how to do that, but it didn't bother me because I didn't know people were trying to call.

The phone box is not but about 5 inches wide by 5 inches deep, and a few inches high. It also has a red light that blinks when someone calls, and doesn't stop until you pick it up.

Then the phone itself is what has the message machine, and the phone will say, "You have one message" and "press 1 for your messages."

So I press 1 and it says something about somebody is trying to call you for some reason, and so you can call them back. It's like magic.

Imagine, never miss a phone call again. How do they do that?

But first you have to get somebody who set it up for you. That's the hard part.

Just knowing you don't have to listen to anymore political ads again makes me happy. Just look at the screen, and when it says it's a political ad, you just don't answer it.

Then you have to learn how to work it, like, you see a number on the screen but they didn't leave a name. So I would be calling 5 o 6 numbers that would be on the screen, but had no name, until one time I got a real jerk, and I learned pretty fast, you don't call a number back that has n name. Why didn't they leave a name.

So you have to learn how to work it. So now I just erase the numbers that don't have a name if they don't leave a message.

It's called the 21st Century, but I don't we're ready for it or not. Do we have to drag you kicking, screaming into the latest gadgetry.

Somebody said the other day said I need a wide-screen TV, that it's more clear, that they're down to $300 now, that I just have that have that. No, I don't, I have my 20-inch TV and it still works. I read the small scoreboard on it, but I can still see the game.

The only person worse than me, and you, is this lady who has a typewriter, which the only thing wrong with it is that the letter "L" doesn't work, but other than that it's in good shape, so why does she need a computer?

Oh, and did you hear, they've replaced 8mm home movies with video cams. That's right, why do they need video cams?

Did you ever get a CD player to show your 8mm movies? I've got one that somebody got for me. Which is how your play your home movies CD on your TV, with a CD player that hooks to the back of your TV.

Are you able to watch your movies? Who needs TV when you've got your home movies?

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   Posted 11/9/2017 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I guess I don't need the box, as my phone tells me who is calling on the screen. It even shows up on my tv. If it is a private caller or I don't recognize the number I don't answer. If they don't leave a message, they are out of luck. I have "voice mail" that takes messages.

I use to have a answering machine. It didn't tell the numbers though. But I had "*69" which would call back the last caller. That was 20 years ago.

I hope you had a good day Tim Tam...
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   Posted 11/9/2017 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Stayed at my gf house last night. Put up her Mom's chandelier for her.

Discovered that I had forgotten to renew the registration on my truck...took care of that this morning!

Daughter bought a 'new' used car today...Ford Taurus stationwagon...nice.

I unpotted the 3 canna plants and cleaned the roots...supposed to freeze tonight...only place to put them to dry is the oven! Must remember to check before pre heating! ha ha ha

Hope to get the elephant ear out tomorrow and the last canna. Fingers crossed!
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   Posted 11/9/2017 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
come on down friends. extra snag on the barbi. a few coldies and all will be right mate. taking some drawers for mum with sis tomoz, took mums transitional pharmacy bill to our main chemist, she been swindled. the turtle is on it. 2 rough nights with water works and pain. not many z's.

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   Posted 11/10/2017 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning, everyone
VERY cold day today....testing winter, I guess

Karen, hope you didn't get much snow
Pitmom, great news about your daughter's new car. My granddaughter did the same.
TimTam...will post about our continuing phone saga later.
Jamie, your Mum was swindled!!! Charged too much, I assume.

~ Joyce


Did You Know
In 1945 the microwave oven was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
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The first piece of food cooked with the microwave was popcorn. The second was an egg, which ended up exploding in one experimenters face..

The first commercial microwave oven was called the "1161 Radarange" and was the size of a refrigerator, weighed over 750 pounds and cost about $5,000

It wasn’t until around 1967 when a unit was produced that could actually accommodate most American kitchens and sold for roughly $500

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   Posted 11/10/2017 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Interesting on the microwave. We got about four inches of snow is all. Yay... Sunny today but very cold. Was only 5 this morning.

Jamie, I am hungry, will be right down...

Pitmom, Jamie and Joyce, I hope you all have a good day today. I hope everybody is doing well.

Hugs, Karen...
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Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/10/2017 10:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen:

Did you say it was only 5 degrees this morning?

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   Posted 11/10/2017 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I did Tim Tam. It is actually sunny here but wont get much higher than 20 if that. Very cold for November... I am in Michigan. We get hard winters.

I hope you are having a good day Tim Tam...

Hugs, Karen...
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PA_grandma
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   Posted 11/10/2017 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello TTT...(It is 'Tom" , isn't it?) You never sign your posts...so perhaps you prefer to remain anonymous and go with Tim Tam which I'll do in the future...if you say so.

Anyway, back to our 'discussion',
My answering machine does pretty much the same as yours with slight variations. No separate phone box.It's a Sony, all in one package

Screen that shows number and name is on the phone above the dial numbers,. So a voice calls out the number of phone calling and the screen shows the number and location...and SOMETIMES the name.

So that part is working OK. The other section ( one inch high 7" x 11") sits under the phone. that's the part with recorded messages. that isn't working thoroughly. My son can (and will) fix it...when is another story.
Right now business with our Christmas product is more pressing....so I can wait.

Wide screen TV...got it (Son bought it for me)
CD...yep...got the equipment...just don't know how to use it.

So that looks like we've pretty much covered everything, I think.
thanks for your input and support.

KAREN...your equipment sounds a lot like mine. I also used to dial *69 UNTIL I noticed on my phone bill that I was charged for doing that. It was not a lot...but still...

Now I go on google and enter the phone number. That usually helps

See you guys later

! Joyce

Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/10/2017 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Joyce:

Karen is in 5 degree temperature weather. Do we need to go up there and help her out? I think she might be freezing.

I'll suit up if that's what you think we need to do. 5 degrees.

You're right, Tom is the name. I was surprised to know that you remembered the 3 T's: Tim Tam Tom.

I've got instructions on how to use my CD player, so I can relay them to you.

Glad to know the Christmas season is keeping your business busy.

For someone whose family had one of the first TV's, that was 3 feet high and 3 feet deep to support a ten-inch screen, to the arrival of wide screen, 2-inches deep TV's, and you with your 1949 Polaroid camera, we've seen quit a progression.

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   Posted 11/10/2017 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
We are suppose to warm up to the 50's in a few days. Tomorrow is 30. Which will be better than the 20 degrees we had today. I stayed inside most of the day other than taking the dog out. I hope to start skiing again. Cross country. I couldn't find my ski boots for a couple of years and John found them this summer. My ski poles need help, but they might work anyway. I don't know if I can ski though. It has been a long time. I know I will fall at least one time. Probably much more than that. I would just like to try. As I remember when I skied, winter didn't seem so bad.

When I had the *69, I think I paid 3.50 a month. That was back in the 90's. I don't use it anymore because of the caller ID. I have Charter Spectrum for phone, internet and cable. So everything is in the phone line I think. My voice mail and all that. It is pretty convenient. It went up a lot in the last year. I hope it doesn't go up again next year. Things are all getting too pricey.

I hope you both have a good night. Take care and talk to you all tomorrow.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 11/10/2017 9:59 PM (GMT -7)   
hi. yep joyce, way over charged. massively.

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   Posted 11/11/2017 6:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello this chilly Saturday

Just down to 20 degrees overnight. Warming up next week

Karen, don't know how you can stay so upbeat with temperatures so low.
Poor baby. Glad it will ease up.

TTT, no thanks on the CD info. I'm too old to learn anything.
If you would like to see my Christmas stuff google Langelierdesigns.com. Then click on 'about Us' and there are some pictures of me

~ Joyce

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   Posted 11/11/2017 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I work at it Joyce, and I stay inside as much as possible. Ha...

I went to your site. Awesome!!! It was nice to see a pic of you and John. I am still sorry for your loss.

I love everything you make.

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PA_grandma
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   Posted 11/11/2017 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Karen, I hesitated about posting that info...not advertising....but was only to let my new friends know me a bit better.

Glad you're still safe and warm

~ Joyce

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   Posted 11/11/2017 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I know you aren't advertising. It is interesting to learn.

The figures are so cool. I showed them to hubby this morning. And it is nice to see a pic of you.

Have a wonderful day....

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Tim Tam
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   Posted 11/11/2017 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Joyce: Just checked out the Langelierdesigns.com website which tells about the business you are with.

Those are beautiful pieces of art, both the Nativity Scene Lawn Display and the Victorian Christmas Carolers.

The "about Us" noted the artwork that was involved and the screen-printing process that is used to cover the fronts of those lawn displays, I would guess.

My Dad was very interested in the screen-printing process when it was first on the scene in around 1967 I will guess. Did not know they still used that, but glad to hear it.

It involved pouring first one color onto a silk screen, which would print the first part of the design, then pouring the second color, on the screen which would print the second part of the same design, etc., until all 3 or so colors were printed onto the cloth, and there was the 3-color image.

Do I have it about right, Joyce?

That is some good-sized, family owned factory.

I can see why y'all are busy at Christmas time.

I'm still concerned about Karen and this 5 degree temperature she is in. Karen, are you keeping warm? And still able, like Joyce said, to keep everybody else's spirits up at the same time.

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   Posted 11/11/2017 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi TTT.
So glad you took the time to look at our web site.
The only difference from your technique description is that each color has a separate screen. The SEE HOW on the site shows each step.

We're not quite as busy this year as some others. The economy and all the political crap is a bit worrisome.

We don't use the whole building. Two units are rented to another manufacturer. He wants to buy the whole shebang...but it will be up to Matt, my son to decide when he's ready to call it quits. By the way...the building was originally a mushroom house. They are all over our community which is known as "The Mushroom Capital of the World'...

Karen posted that it was up in the 50's for her now. Hope it stays that way.

See ya tomorrow
~Joyce
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