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Loree71

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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2004 8:05:02 AM

This thread is for one thing and ONE THING only! This thread is to give support and encouragement to Docputer in his quest to stay smoke-free and lose fat!
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MickDiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 11:35:59 AM

Joe- Doin' fine. Going back to work on a Modified Duty basis, supposedly on the 28th, probably in HR doing filing...not exciting work , but better than cabin fever. 12 through 16 May, still on Light Duty, I'll be working on the hospital's "Lean Project," helping set up a program for nurse training on how NOT to lose patient belongings.

Happy Easter and tell Geez to SEE BELOW for the Bunny Trail.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 11:04:13 AM

Yo Mick,,,How You Doin Brudda?

BayleeBee,,,towards the end of May,I've Lots to take care of here and I want it to be Nice and Warm before I take Gramma for the ride.
She'll be 90 on June 14th so I intend to stop at least a few times so she can get out and Stretch her lil Ol bones!
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MickDiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 11:03:27 AM

Geezer- Follow the Trail to the BUNNY TRAIL...See Below
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MickDiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 11:01:53 AM

Geezer- The BUNNY TRAIL is in Nevada...SEE BELOW
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MickDiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 10:54:50 AM

Geezer- "BUNNY TRAIL" See Below
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MickDiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 10:49:16 AM

GR Moore- Congratulations on the music career...37 years...that's a long satisfying time. I played drums with various musical groups, theater, country, old standards, rock, one night stands for over 25 years and I miss it, but other things...like making a living...precluded the fun. May your "fun" continue through the years.
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MickDiesel
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 10:40:18 AM

Geezer- The(Moonlite)Bunny Trail leads to the Bunny Ranch in Nevada from two different directions. Oh, you meant Easter Bunnies...LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 10:08:18 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Saturday! It's 55 degrees and raining.

Thanks all for the Army Band anniversary and music congratulations! It continues to be a fun ride!

Doc - yeah, life always seems to send us in different directions.... I like to think it evens out, though! ;)

MadDog - Thanks! Indeed; unfortunately it's probably more of the lab software vendors that "own" the government and those who must use their software!

Baylee - Yep; it's a nice "perk."

We had the hotel's free breakfast after sleeping in for a little bit and then made 'lemonade out of lemons' (weather-wise). Originally, we planned to walk around Stone Mountain this morning, but it's raining so we worked out on the treadmill in the hotel fitness room. :)

I have my rehearsal this afternoon at 1:00p for tomorrow's services and my wife will visit a friend in the area. We will go to dinner (provided) by the church at a local restaurant. This is the 8th or 9th time I have played for this particular church so it's a nice time of fellowship and Sunday worship.

Off to continue the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:37:13 AM

I'd guess if you can get Peter Cottontail's phone # you could do a reverse search and find out where he lives and maybe if you start in his Backyard Ya Might Find It,,,No?
I'd ask the Bunnies that live in the field here but they're Really standoffish!!!LOL!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:08:42 AM

Any Easter Eve parties going on tonight? Y'know, with the spiked egg nog and all.

Can anyone tell me exactly where the Bunny Trail is?

[Edited by: geezer at 4/19/2014 8:09:37 AM EST]
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docputer
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 6:35:27 AM



'Morning. Too early for me, but I had an eye problem that wouldn't let me sleep. Should've washed my hands last night after the BBQ, I guess. Seems I didn't, and sometime during the night I rubbed my eyes and got Jack Daniels BBQ sauce in one of 'em.

OOOOWWWWWtch!

ANYway, now I've got that washed out good and had a Special K breakfast sandwich, some coffee, and got my "sticking and shooting and pill-popping" done, so maybe pretty soon now I can go back to bed.

Gonna have to....m'eyes are sleeeeepy...
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 5:37:00 AM

Good morning everyone,

Got the deep-cleaning on the grill done yesterday, and the same with the first half of the garage. Today I'll have the other part of the garage, but anything outdoor has to be in the morning - rain in the forecast.

I should park the vehicles outside. They could use the bath.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 12:09:07 AM

That's awesome grmoore...congrats on that career! As for the computers....sounds like the government. Our laptop plugs into the remote PLC after the data highway cable is disconnected and we can reload the software to the PLC or debug it. It's pretty cool. I only wish the battery would last longer or the last person that used it would charge it up! LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:05:49 PM


Good night, Joseph. Good night, everyone.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 11:00:13 PM

G'night All,Sleep Well!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:38:43 PM

Good evening!

Mick, that is very sad about your friend. And please don't blame yourself - even though it must be hard not to.

grm, that sounds like a great way to spend the weekend, getting paid to hang out at a nice hotel!

Joe, I keep looking at your NYS locaion and wonder when it will change!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:21:13 PM

Hi There!
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docputer
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 10:02:37 AM


Good morning, all.

Congratulations on that fantastic career, grmoore. It must be a wonderful thing to go the route of doing what you actually most enjoy for a lifetime. My own "road not taken" was at the end of my high school career, when my choir director told me to get myself to Tuscaloosa to the University of Alabama, where there was a guaranteed four-year voice scholarship waiting with my name on it. I was scared to death....had never even been out of Talladega County, really --- so I didn't even mention it to my parents or anybody else.

Ah, well....so it was at least a possibility that my home town friend, Jim Nabors, and I might BOTH be living in Hawaii now.

But God "disposes," so chances are I wouldn't have made the grade there....or that I would have been run over by a garbage truck on the way to class...or something...

...so it's all good. Here I am looking at "what's next," and I don't see what went before as too bad. Not even bad, really.

Oh, WELL......

Got the LL (Lard Level) headed DOWN again, for a change. THAT is goooooood!

...and I sure do love y'all.
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:00:13 AM

G'mornin Guy's,,,
GR,,,Congratulations on your Anniversary and many more on your Band career!
I's Iz Busy,Busy,Busy,,,COFFEE,,,Later!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:57:09 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Friday! 55 degrees and rain forecasted.

Thirty-seven years ago today (although on a Monday), I passed my final audition at the Armed Forces School of Music to officially begin my Army Band career. I am thankful for all of those who helped me get to that day!

MadDog - yeah, that's interesting! We have several PCs & servers that run some pretty old OS's in our labs because the vendors won't upgrade their software to run on new versions. The risk is minimal (if any at all) because the systems don't touch the outside world (Internet, etc.).

It's been a week, so I am thankful Friday has arrived! Traffic was absolutely atrocious yesterday morning!

My wife and I will leave late this afternoon for a short "get away" as I have been hired to play for an Easter "gig" this weekend so they will put us up in a hotel for a few days due to early morning starts (rehearsal and services).

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:57:06 AM

Good morning everyone,

Our order/invoicing software is DOS, and would cost a bunch to rewrite it for Windows. The one computer uses Win98, and the only others that can read it without a mess is XP.
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joelimo
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 1:31:37 AM

G'night All,Sleep Well,,,
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 12:46:43 AM


Just noticed my goof down below. There is, of course, no Windows 78. lol

LOL LOL LOL, etc.

G'night, y'all.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:26:15 PM

grmoore....I like it as well!

Doc....we have a laptop at work that runs Win95. We can't get rid of it because a lot of our diagnostic programs for PLCs and Cameras run on a Win95 operating system only. Talk about a dinosaur!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:59:18 PM


Wacki, I don't need to call the company. I know what they've said. But I've got Windows 95, Windows 98 and 2000, and they'll ALL still work...just not all that well.

...but 7 is a jewel!

[Edited by: docputer at 4/17/2014 11:00:59 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 9:28:34 PM

Doc
Call the company and find out if I'm kidding
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joelimo
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:44:14 PM

there's a commercial for PC matic that say's it'll keep XP running,
I've never paid much attention cause I Like 7 Just Fine Thank You!
it takes practically no effort to figger it out,,,
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 8:24:53 PM


Anybody want to bet that XP is "terminal"? I got a few bucks...not many...but I'm willing to bet it'll be around for several more years. My doctors are still using it. I know lots of othere who're still using it. Win7 is definitely better, though.

Oh, well, WR-INC, I guess you're out of luck with the Win78/Win8 laptop I told you about. My neighbor's daughter heard about it and called me today. She'll pick it up on Saturday. I can still round up another one, though, if you want one. That'd be a comparatively cheap way to find out how terrific Win7 is. You'll never even want to look back at XP.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:49:54 PM

Setting some fence posts and poring cement I popped a zipper and now have a hernia. The doctor's words weren't welcome. Don, you are now 65--have to slow down. 2011-- The fence fell down. During chemo and radiation I replaced the sucker as the jerk behind me wouldn't help.

I don't have time in my life to be old
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:40:52 PM

Computer program XP is terminal

What a joy converting to Windows 7. This has a built in anti virus protection system

Payed for Verizon Anti Virus--puter crashed
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 6:36:56 PM

I do read once in awhile YES I DO. Learned Pilgrams rarely if never bathed as their religious believe nudity was a sin. Their outer clothing never was washed but did once in awhile change undies

In the 1700's it was still tradition. Don't know about you folks, smelling ripe sends me to the showers
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 4:44:13 PM

Qwiet,,,Ain't It?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 11:01:17 AM


Good morning.

MickD, that just really sad. I'm so sorry. Financial gloom is a powerful kind of darkness, though, and I can understand. That's the main reason I'd never again become a teacher if I had it to do over again. I VERY rarely felt at ease financially, and that's just not fair to a wonderful family. I didn't treat them right because I was so miserable most of the time. Nope...never again...I'd go for the "gold." Fortunately, retirement is a lot better in that respect. Everything we have is shabby, but it belongs to us 100% and other planning was well done, and we've just had good fortune --- such as the gift of the Buick --- fall into our laps, so shabby or not, it's all good now.

WR-INC, I'd call that cutting off your nose to spite your face. Don't let those people do that to you! Let me send you a cheapo laptop with Windows 7 on it so you can continue to get your updates. Heck, I PAID Garmin for mine, and I WILL have 'em 'til I croak. No stuff --- you WILL like Windows 7 better than you did/do XP! Fact is, I just got the latest update to Windows 8.1, and I like it even better.

Later....gotta get to the pharmacy for the BP meds and get all the rest of my pills down.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:00:31 AM

G'mornin Guy's,,,
Mick,,,I'm sorry to hear that,My condolences to the family and You,R.I.P.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:40:51 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Thursday! 41 degrees this morning.

Early morning meeting so I'm in early and will son be on the road (outside of the carpool). Here's hoping traffic shines favorably on my commute.

Mick - please accept our condolences.

Doc - Yeah, I've also been through that drill - he finally moved me to Crestor every other day. It seems to significantly lessen the cramps. I also take Zetia and my numbers have stayed down...

MadDog - re: GB mobile app - mine works most of the time. I like the newest interface and functionality.

Off to start the day.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 3:43:08 AM

Good morning everyone,

Sorry to hear about your loss MickDiesel.

Docputer,

My Garmin programs have been giving me notice that since MicroSoft is abandoning XP, they will abandon allowing me to use XP to continue their "lifetime map and traffic" updates. Guess who's abandoning Garmin?
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 1:23:57 AM

Started out to be a pretty good day today, but by 5:00 pm it had deteriorated into a very sad day. My oldest male friend, a friend of over 66 years passed away 2 days ago, after sending me his gold coin collection to repay a loan of much less value I had made to him.

I knew as soon as I opened the package that something was amiss. His sister-in-law called me shortly thereafter to break th news that he was in serouus financial straits and couldn't bear the burden any longer. If only I had been more aware of the seriousness of his situation, I could have done something to change his mind. I guess it wasn't meant to be and I will miss him for all the years.

G'night, all.

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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:46:17 PM

Have a Good Night All,Sleep Well!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:29:09 PM

I've not had any issues with the website or Android GB App. Things have been working good on my end. *shrugs*
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:03:52 PM

Good evening! Doc, it isn't that cold really, it's just the timing that is getting a bit much. And the furnace really should be on right now, but I refuse to pay for any more heating now! If it's as cool tomorrow I'll cook kidney beans and maybe do some baking.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:44:42 PM


Blo, Doc Zinn says 160/70 won't do, so tomorrow (when my pharmacy gets the stuff in) I'll start back on the generic Avapro/HCL I was taking until I ran out and decided I didn't really need it, anyway. Now the trouble is my back has been giving me so much trouble I can't go to the fitness center and I've been gaining weight again. He did say my cholesterol isn't too bad, even though I've been forgetting to take my "red yeast rice" pills. The Zetia is pretty good stuff. I'm glad that's at least okay. I just flat WILL NOT take anymore "statins." He's tried me on ALL of them, and every one gives he horrible cramps.

Oh, well...enough doctor stuff. It was colder'n a well-digger's butt in Arkansas here again this morning. I REALLY am glad I don't live in YankeeLand...couldn't take it. I like TV snow, but that'll do me.

Thanks for stopping by, Blo. Always good to "see" you.

Later, all....gotta go do a chore.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 12:02:09 PM

Well, all our new Sn** melted the next day, thank goodness. That sure was depressing to see after a couple of weeks of spring. Joe, I hear ya on that eclipse. The night after, the skies were clear as a bell. We are supposed to have another chance in October, so we'll see.

How's the ticker, Doc?
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:24:13 AM

I just wrote an email to the mods asking them about that problem Doc,,,
I've been havin prolums for about a week in the morning between around 7:00 and 11:00,,,
I'll let Ya know what they say when they get back to me!

Oh Yeah,,,the Mobile App didn't work either.

[Edited by: joelimo at 4/16/2014 11:25:15 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:11:24 AM


Yep, came close to freezing again last night. Then this morning I couldn't get on GB at All using my main 'puter, but this laptop popped it right up. Dunno what's going on, but right now I have the main computer loading the new Win8.1 update 1, since I hear MicroFlake is "abandoning" 8.1.

Wow...sure taking a while to download that update! Looks to be more of a complete revamp than an update.

Later...gotta get this finished, then get to Doc Zinn's place by noon.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 6:19:25 AM

Greetings Doc, Baylee, Mindy, PayPump, Mick, WRINC, Joelimo, Geezer, Wack, MadDogUSMC, Loree71, Full of Fun, Chasms, blkvette00, Psycho Sid, & Others:

Happy Wednesday! 34 degrees this morning.

Our concert went very well last night; we played to a full house. This is our last concert of this season and will start back up in the fall.

I worked from home yesterday morning and had a scheduled in-person meeting cancelled yesterday afternoon so I was able to telework for the entire day. It was nice to stay out of the cold and wind!

Off to breakfast and work.

Have a great day all!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 5:13:45 AM

Good morning everyone,

I hope to call on a new account in Owatonna, MN, depending upon the weather.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:33:13 AM

So it decided to Sn** here too and to add insult to injury the Moon Finally popped out just now,,,
right After the Eclipse Ended,,,Arggggggggggggg!!!
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 2:37:23 AM

G'night All,Sleep Well,,,
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:34:15 PM

Doc...speaking of working out...have you been to the flatness center lately?
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 10:35:25 PM

Gotta agree with geezer - and it's not fair!

Also no eclipse - I wonder if anyone got to seeit!
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