rich-c: hi Rich] Dr. D.: Hi Richard rich-c: how's things in Cleveland? Dr. D.: Warmer than earlier in the week, sunnier. Dr. D.: Busy, classes have ended, finals beginning. rich-c: yes, we had a couple of pretty gorfeous days, last few rich-c: most of our trees have leafed oput now, the early flowering trees are really spectacularl Dr. D.: Leaves have been out here for almost a month. Dr. D.: Came out when it was still icy... Dr. D.: We actually had frost 2 weeks ago. rich-c: our daffodils are in full bloom, in fact the minis are already overblown Dr. D.: And ice on the windshield. rich-c: we had a couple of chill nights but not quite that bad Dr. D.: More tulips here than daffodils now. rich-c: yes, the neighbourhood tulips have quite a show going here too rich-c: looks like the hosue next door to us has sold
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changed username to Pamela Dr. D.: If Pam hasn't told you, I am coming to Toronto tomorrow. rich-c: hi aughter Dr. D.: Speaking of... Pamela: I haven't had time, Rich :) Pamela: hi, Dad rich-c: she hasn't told us Pamela: I just found out myself Dr. D.: Okay, I am coming tomorrow, prob. about 8 PM...staying until Monday morning. Pamela: cool rich-c: Rin has not been talkative? Pamela: I just talked to her tonite - about an hour ago : ) rich-c: three days then - what are your plans? Pamela: it's been a weird evening so far Dr. D.: Go to work with her on Friday. Dr. D.: Go see LOTR on Saturday Dr. D.: Sunday probably veg Pamela: veg is good : ) rich-c: sounds like fun; hope you enjoy LOTR rich-c: in fact I'm surprised you got tickets on such short notice Dr. D.: Website, 2 weeks ago. rich-c: my impressionis that that represents pretty short notice, with bookings being taken into September
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changed username to BobS Pamela: hey, Bob rich-c: good evening, Mr. Slopsema BobS: GUTEN TAG !!!!! Dr. D.: So we are on the left balcony, looks to be good seats. Dr. D.: It's ABEND now Mein Herr Pamela: which theatre, Rich? rich-c: I haven't been into that theatre yet Dr. D.: Princess of Wales IIRC rich-c: that was especially built for Miss Saigon BobS: oh well.......today is a nice warm day, tomorrow YUCKY...so staying with 'day' Pamela: oh - it's beautiful, and less steep in the balcony than the Royal Alex Dr. D.: I will find out when I get there. rich-c: nothing could be as steep as the baalcony at the Alex! Pamela: true - it's pretty brutal rich-c: Bob, any word on the convention site? BobS: nope, heard nothing Pamela: had a hard time when we went to see Mamma Mia - even I was a bit unsteady, and I have a head for heights rich-c: you must have had fun with Russell Pamela: he couldn't go - I took Erin and Allyson rich-c: girls' night out ; - ) Pamela: sorta : ) Dr. D.: You would not like the 5th level at Jacobs Field here in Cleveland (baseball field). Dr. D.: It is pretty steep. Pamela: that was at least three years ago now
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changed username to Guy B. Guy B.: Greetings!!!! rich-c: I haven't been to the theatre for decades Pamela: the Skydome - sorry, the Rogers Centre - is pretty steep on level five too Pamela: Hello Guy! rich-c: hello Guy, what's the word? BobS: hey Guy
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changed username to Judy rich-c: welcome Judy Pamela: hi, Judy! BobS: HI BABY !!!!!! Judy: Hello, All Guy B.: I have a contract for the Super 8 Motel in Elk Grove Village. Bob did you get my e-mail? BobS: no guy Judy: How is the Adamclan? BobS: what'd get for room rates? rich-c: good enough - they can meet all our needs? Pamela: having a weird evening so far Judy : ) Judy: what is up, Pam? Guy B.: Ok, I'm going to send you a copy of the contract. It's in PDF format. Be right back. BobS: just becasue it is getting dark Pam ????? Pamela: I fell asleep when I got home, got woken by the answering machine which sounded weird, don't think I made any sense in the first ten minutes of my conversation with my aunt, rich-c: what are they quoting for extra days befoe and after? Pamela: haven't had dinner yet because I spent some time talkin' to Erin Judy: at least you answered BobS: well, just call her back and tell her that there was an ALIEN in your apt Pamela: not sure that's not true, Bob - I was totally disoriented rich-c: how come, overtied, or into the wine cooler? 8-) Pamela: the machine played the message, which I recorded, but it didn't sound anything like me, and something's wrong with it Pamela: just tired I think Dad Pamela: no wine since Sunday night Pamela: anyway, my whole evening has been discombobulated rich-c: btw Pam, if you didn't realize, we hadn't noticed your message on our machine when you called later yesterday Pamela: doesn't matter Dad rich-c: hangover from trips to Pickering? Pamela: but, don't you check the machine regularly? Pamela: didn't go rich-c: yes, just didn't happen to notice the flashing light Guy B.: Bob, just sent you an e-mail with a copy of the contract. rich-c: when did you leave the message, about 4.15 BobS: where did you send it Guy ????? Pamela: funny, it's almost an obsession with me. Yeah, about that time I guess Guy B.: email@example.com BobS: firstname.lastname@example.org will get it here ASAP rich-c: I had just started my shower and your mother was out gardening til dinner time BobS: opps spell right Guy B.: Your right Bob, my fingers again. BobS: CUT THEM OFF !!!!!! rich-c: well fill us in on teh details, Guy, to the extent you have them Pamela: okay Guy, where's Elk Grove Village? BobS: methinks my dsl is out od commission tonight BobS: kinda slow here Judy: that is what I did today, also, was a beautiful day here rich-c: that's the one Bob found, Pam; yo8u have teh url I think Judy: I am still trying to get rid of someones leaves, not ours rich-c: it's out west along the toll road, off towards Lisle BobS: GOT IT Guy Pamela: heck Judy, I turned on the TV at 8:00 and it was still 24 degrees C Guy B.: On Touhy I believe. It's a new hotel. rich-c: thye are behind, Pam, or else in the centre of the city (heat sink effect) - it's 16 here Pamela: it was gorgeous, and I didn't want to be inside today Judy: we still have the door open tonight rich-c: how close is it to the new pink line? Pamela: that was an hour and a half ago, Dad - before the sun went down Guy B.: It's closer to the Blue line. Judy: went for a bike ride after eating supper on the deck Pamela: is this the same one that Bob was looking at, Guy? I thought you were checking a different one rich-c: how does one get into teh city centre - Loop area? Guy B.: It's the same one Pam. Pamela: ah, okay. Less confusticated now Pamela: gonna go get my atlas, and some quick brain food - be right back rich-c: what is the deal for going into town, Guy? how do the railways work or are they relevant here? Guy B.: Riding the L is $2 one way. You can take it downtown to anywhere in the Loop. rich-c: tickets only, cash only, tokens, what? Guy B.: Transit cards. You buy them at the station. rich-c: OK, I can get teh rst off the website anyway - I think Frances has it bookmarked BobS: OK, Guy......got it, printed it out......assume KN1 is king size bed; NQQ1 is 2 beds ?????? rich-c: how far from the motel to teh subway station? BobS: pricing looks good, except for meeting room BobS: AMY promised me the room for $90 per day Guy B.: I believe the hotel can take you there to the Rosemont station. rich-c: what about teh return? Guy B.: The meeting room? BobS: IF SHE WON'T BACK DOWN, JUST GET IT FOR FRI SAT & SUN = 3 DAYS BobS: Wills end you an email back with this in it/........... rich-c: emphasize though that w3 only need it after dinner, on Thusday, not during the day Guy B.: Ok, let me talk to Jeanene and I'll see if that can be done. Guy B.: I know that Rich. I'm planning to take a trip over there soon to see the area. rich-c: yes, you need to physically check things out rich-c: did not get pricing on extra days before/ after? rich-c: thye include a continental breakfast, right? Guy B.: Rich, you can ask about that when you get there and you may be able to get it at the rates were getting at. rich-c: it would be MUCH better if you could get us the information now - we have planning to do
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changed username to erin Guy B.: Alright, I see what I can do. rich-c: hi rin, hear you have big plans for the weekend erin: indeed we do :-D Guy B.: And I can have everyone on the first floor. Judy: Hi, Erin erin: hi Judy! Guy B.: No stair climbing. Guy B.: Hi Judy Judy: hi, Guy rich-c: that will be a definite asset to me - I am not so good at hauling luggage up stairs any more Guy B.: That's one thing I was able to do for everyone. Guy B.: Hang on while I make a call to Jeanene. rich-c: OK - we get continental brakfast, are on our own for lunch and dinner, right? Pamela: okay, got some food and my atlas and am up to date Guy B.: Correct Pamela: Hi, Rin, I see you made it : ) Dr. D.: Sorry I was gone, had to change washer loads. erin: I did Pamela: you must be tired - no red alias : ) erin: I know, eh :-) rich-c: does teh hot3el have a snack bar or do we have to find a fast-food nearby? Dr. D.: I'm hoping she will be awake for the weekend. Pamela: I'm hoping you'll be awake for the weekend, mr. notorious lack of sleep : ) Pamela: sorry I'll stop pulling your tail now erin: he thrives on lack of sleep Guy B.: Rich, I do know there are restaurants around the area. The only way for sure is I'll have to go up there and check it out. Dr. D.: I always manage to stay awake. erin: yes, you do Dr. D.: I don't thrive on it...but I have learned to be productive in despite of it. rich-c: OK, for lunch we can live with Cracker Barrel or Bob Evans or such rich-c: but do scout out some decent dinner restaurants, OK? Guy B.: I will and I'll let you know first hand. Dr. D.: Just bring your own cooler from home, Richard... rich-c: you mean with beer for the Cleveland crowd? Dr. D.: Food is food, I shan't be picky...Rin will attest to that. Pamela: nice and close to the airport Dr. D.: No drinkee beer here, sir. erin: he'll eat anything.....and I mean *anything* Pamela: fried worms? rich-c: I am on a holiday and I plan to eat in a condign pattern - good stuff for dinner BobS: GOTO www.oharesuper8.com and see the restaurants, etc nearby rich-c: you don't but George and Herman do erin: hi Bobs! Dr. D.: I haven't heard anything suggesting that HLMjr is coming. Dr. D.: I'd like to see him of course, it has been a while. Dr. D.: I want to say since 14. rich-c: I gather George has declared intent - what has Guy heard? BobS: Ihop=2 miles....subway near....burger king....... BobS: hey Rin erin: how goes it? rich-c: but some real food, surely? Pamela: don't worry Dad, it's around the airport - it must be restaurant alley if our airport is anyting to go by Pamela: allo? Pamela: got really quiet there for a minute Pamela: it's still quiet Pamela: why? erin: some place called Rosewood Restaurant, Carlucci.... rich-c: I was looking on the website - www.oharesuper8.com - they do name a number of restaurants within five miles erin: Jamison Char House BobS: don't actually show restaurants close, but would have to look when get there Pamela: still waiting for it to load . . . : ) rich-c: yep - have no idea how good they ae, or otherwise BobS: can also go here......... http://www.super8.com/Super8/control/Booking/property_info?propertyId=08549&brandInfo=SE rich-c: the other url is far easier and it works erin: I clicked on attractions rich-c: of course us wealthy Canadians will be looking to eat high on the hog BobS: it only works for you'se guys that have macromedia BobS: mine crapped out and I haven't reinstalled rich-c: it looks like our dollar will be trading at a premium over the US buck by mid-July rich-c: I don't have macromedia that I know of - though this computer is so messed up I don't know rally what's with it rich-c: for instance it cant find the sound card BobS: anyways......it should have some decent eateries nearby.....for crying out loud...tis in the city and near the airport BobS: multimedia......... Pamela: exactly erin: sigh....I remember these places rich-c: should doesn't mean does - and it's five miles northwest of the far corner of the airport rich-c: for all I know with the street pattern the restaurant stip may be 15 miles down the pike Pamela: interestingly, at least two of the attactions I've already been to in Toronto - three if you count Santa's village BobS: we can bus in donuts richard......... :-)_ Dr. D.: I am going to be a wet blanket and say I am not interested in the fine points...hotel, dates, cost, where to send $$$, by when...the rest will take care of itself. BobS: ya mon erin: I was at the Sears Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier and a museum... Dr. D.: So I am no fun. Judy: I would like to go to Shedd Apuarium erin: no Honey, you are just practical BobS: oh you are a BARREL of laughs Dr D rich-c: yes, Frances and I have similar ambitions Guy B.: Pam, did you check CTA's website? BobS: darn practical guys........ Pamela: as would we - it's on our list of touristy stuff to do Pamela: not yet, Guy rich-c: Pam, did you notice the mall is over five miles? erin: they get things donw and let others have the fun BobS: Chicago Transit Authority BobS: datls da bus rich-c: and the subway if METRA, isn't it, Giy? BobS: shopping is overrated Richard Pamela: it may not be the mall I want anyway - I need the one with Coldwater Creek and Lane Bryant BobS: <ducking out of Pamela's reach> rich-c: I agree, Bob, but Pamela does NOT Pamela: you do that, Robert : ) BobS: taxi drivers know where they all are....... Pamela: it's not overrated for me Bob, because the clothing selection in Canada sucks Guy B.: Metra is the commuter rail line. It's seperate from the CTA L. rich-c: yes, and I do not have any ambitions of driving the van around downtown Chicago rich-c: been there, done that, had the biscuit... Pamela: that's okay, I'll drive : ) Pamela: but seriously rich-c: oh, decided to take the Taurus?... BobS: driving is doable Richard, but parking is a not fun Pamela: I wouldn't want to drive downtown anyway - too crowded, too expensive to park Pamela: easier to take transit - after all, Chicago is supposed to have an excellent transit system rich-c: I tried driving in to the Art Institute on the tail of rush hour, and out dittoe - neither was good for my blood pressure rich-c: and that was from the far southeast where things are relatively open Guy B.: That is right Pam. rich-c: it wasn't quite so bad once I discovered Lakeshore Drive Pamela: I must admit it's gonna be weird not having a car : ) rich-c: problem is, if we are going to act like tourists, we will end up moving about in rush hour Guy B.: I'm open for any suggestions for Saturday afternoon. So, anyone who has some ideas, let me know. rich-c: maybe if we went in later in the morning, and had dinner downtown... rich-c: you hasve a number of votes for the Shedd, Guy Guy B.: The Cubs are in town, but I don't know if there are tickets available. I can see.
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changed username to Ronald Guy B.: Hi Ron. erin: hey Ron! rich-c: forget the Cubs - I can get real baseball with the Blue Jays ; - ) BobS: The wet coaster Ronald: Hey all! Judy: hi, Ron Pamela: My two biggies are the Art Institute and the Shedd Aquarium BobS: hows things ????????? Pamela: Hi, Ron rich-c: greeting Ron? Dr. D.: Hi Ron. Guy B.: I did mention the Adler Planetarium. Ronald: can't complain Pamela: that too rich-c: (that was supposed to be an astonisher ! ) Ronald: What did I miss last week? Dr. D.: Aerodynamic porcines rich-c: yes, we want teh ARt Institute, the Field Museum, and maybe the Adler Dr. D.: Remember the ADAM too now folks rich-c: of course we also will arrive early and stay after to cover all the bases rich-c: well, we just plan to skip out of the geeky sections, Rich Guy B.: Should I put it up for a vote? Ronald: everything is under control? Ronald: or as much as these things ever are? Guy B.: We're close on a hotel Ron. rich-c: you've got a straw vote already, but it mkght helpd you establish priorities Dr. D.: Jeez Richard, it *IS* an ADAMcon...
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changed username to Daniel Bienvenu Daniel Bienvenu: Hello rich-c: salut, Daniel Pamela: hi Daniel Ronald: Hi Daniel Judy: he, Daniel Guy B.: Hi Daniel BobS: Hiya daniel Pamela: details, details, Rich : ) Ronald: the dates remain unchanged? Daniel Bienvenu: We still needed the phone here. erin: hi Daniel Dr. D.: If a tourist you wish to be, ADAMcon is just in the way...that is my point. Daniel Bienvenu: but now, it's ok. I can stay online Dr. D.: I am not going to Chicago to be a tourist... Daniel Bienvenu: salut Rich Dr. D.: Hello Daniel Daniel Bienvenu: Hi Pam, Ron, Guy Ronald: Whatever you book, Guy.... book me from the 13th to the 20th Daniel Bienvenu: Hello Judy Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Dr.D, Erin Dr. D.: I have to go get my wash again...and pack for tomorrow...so I think I am going to bow out for tonight. rich-c: that's fine, Rich, but we find it these days more a social event, with a bow top the central interest Guy B.: Thanks Ron. I'll write this down. Ronald: good man Ronald: be well Dr. D Dr. D.: I will be in my room with my ADAM then. Pamela: night, Rich - see you tomorrow : ) Dr. D.: By all. rich-c: but ralize that not every aspect of teh Adam interests every one of us all the time Dr. D.: If Rin allows Pam. Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session rich-c: I think I hurt Rich's feelings Pamela: Bob, what happened with the job prospect? BobS: am on unemployment again.....or as I look at it......I am on SABBATICAL !!!!!! Guy B.: I guess you guys do want to meet Annie. Pamela: of course, Guy Pamela: so, are you two planning to stay beyond the three days at this point? Guy B.: She's a real gentle dog. BobS: prolly not Daniel Bienvenu: Sabbatical? during a long period? une année sabbatique? BobS: IF we can make it................................................ BobS: might have a job by then you know....... BobS: like a college professor has a paind vacation Daniel BobS: paid Pamela: well, will keep fingers, toes and eyeballs crossed that it works out BobS: tha's what they call it in the states anywahys BobS: anyways Pamela: does the hotel allow pets, Guy? Ronald: interruption of employment Ronald: is the bafflespeak here Guy B.: Good question Pam. I'll have to check, but Annie will be staying with Jeanene. Pamela: sounds pretty typical, Bob rich-c: or freelancing Ronald: Guy, am I doing a session? Pamela: so Ron is staying, we're staying and M & D are staying - anyone else? BobS: am going to keep looking and see what comes my way......economy in Michigan sucks as of now Pamela: Guy, are you going to have extra time off too? Ronald: come west young man Guy B.: That's the next thing I want to do. Glad you brought that up. rich-c: I suspect your type of thing might be less depressed than most BobS: would LOVE to ronald BobS: love your countryside Ronald: :) Judy: but Grandkids are too far away from you, Ron BobS: no wonder you moved out.......to take care of mum.......HA Ronald: yes, that would be an issue all right Guy B.: Dale wants to help me with the session schedule. Ronald: good Guy, he'll do well at that Pamela: well, I suspect we'll get sessions from Ron, Dale, Neil, Murray, Rich, and Bob rich-c: do try to put most of the heavyweight tech stuff in the same day, Guy Judy: Ryan is doing great, surgery didn't slow him down much that is for sure Pamela: that's good to know Judy Ronald: we don't have any heavyweight tech stuff! BobS: BOB ?????? Ronald: It's all good Guy B.: Ok Judy: now maybe he can put on a little weight Pamela: well, you did one last year, Bob Ronald: Have no idea what my subject would be, but if asked, I can probably think of something appropriate rich-c: the intricacies of programming have always been beyond me, and it's a little late to start now Ronald: got off scott free last year BobS: I can be a great "user and abuser" rich-c: I can sometimes gain insights that prove useful in my fights with DOS, but not that many Guy B.: I do plan on one with AdamEm and Windows XP. You guys will see my new notebook. Pamela: which reminds me, I need to look into a newer laptop Ronald: I have a newer laptop, and I hate it Pamela: something with better than Win95 and P100 : ) rich-c: that would be a good one for Friday morning, Guy - let us do things with our emulators during the 'con Ronald: it's too big, too cumbersome, and it p's me off Judy: you could always drop it, Ron BobS: the emulator IS the PRIME subject Pamela: LOL, Judy Ronald: I had that coming Judy..... you're absolutely right rich-c: get an Acer widescreen and you can watch DVDs on it Judy: sorry BobS: drop it HARD Ronald: That's exactly the one I have and hate.... Acer Aspire 3004 BobS: and take it back, tell them is not working correctly, must be a manufacturing defect rich-c: I finally saw Star Wars III yesterday Ronald: We'll bring it on an Adamcon. It'll never survive Guy B.: I have a pleminary schedule worked out. I'll ask everyone what they would like to do a session on. Judy: you should see Ryan operate my computer, he is better at than I am rich-c: what's your problem with it, Ron? WinXP or the widescreen graphics? Ronald: widescreen graphics. Very poor battery life, and it's just too damn heavy rich-c: yes, widescreens are heavy, and their battery life sucks, unless you get a pricey Centrino version erin: well folks...I'm dazed so I'm heading to bed Ronald: reflective material installed over the screen gets in the way erin: hope you all have a great night and week Pamela: night, Rin Judy: night Erin Pamela: (PRIVATE) love you Ronald: be well Erin. Go straight home now rich-c: and you have to play with the setting in graphics, then again in your browser, for a while to get things right erin: (PRIVATE) love you too erin: I will Ron :-) rich-c: night Erin BobS: nite Rin erin: night all! Guy B.: Bye Erin
erin left chat session Ronald: oh well.... the price was right, and I'll get over the shortcomings I suppose rich-c: still, I rarely run mine on battery, and am getting teh graphics under control BobS: nope, you will hate it until the day you drop it.................................... Ronald: yes, Bob, that's it Pamela: so Guy, if we fly in Friday morning, can we get to the hotel by cab for less than $20? rich-c: yes, the price on those is VERY right, that's why I bought mine about this time last year Ronald: And I will drop it..... sooner or later rich-c: I asm not happy about the necessary compromise between large widescreens and battery life in general Ronald: Still carry the little ibook around for serious work rich-c: oh yes, but plugged in at the 'con don't be surprised if you find it quite useful rich-c: the Acer that is Ronald: well Rich, the silly sob's put a 2000 ma/h battery in it. I've since bought a pair of 4000 ma/h, and get around 3 hours apiece out of them Daniel Bienvenu: err.. I have to install the new firefox version. BobS: APLUG ME IN and TURN ME ON Daniel Bienvenu: sorry rich-c: let us know how it goes, Daniel rich-c: I will want it myself soon BobS: FREE AIRPORT SHUTTLE AT SCHEDULED TIMES MY DEAR Pamela: oh, good rich-c: but will they be the RIGHT times? BobS: ONLY for US citizens Pam....CA citizens cost extra rich-c: what flight are you on and when do you arrive, Pam?
(BobS hugs Pamela) Ronald: what did the CAD do today... still up over 90Cents? rich-c: watch out Bob, as the offspring of American citizens she has claims too, though needs to do the paperwork to get them Pamela: haven't booked yet Dad but we're aiming for the flight leaving TO at about 7:00, arriving 8:00ish Chicago time Guy B.: I can pickup anyone from the airport if your flight arrives late. Ronald: still need to make my reservations Pamela: no thanks, Dad - one country is enough for me rich-c: apparently so, Ron - by teh time we hit Chicago it should be at a premium ; - ) Ronald: wouldn't that be something BobS: then get them Pamela.......the more citizenships the better Ronald: probably can't get there from here Pamela: you can't anywhere from there, Ron : ) rich-c: the price depends on when the reservations ae made, Pam - leave it late and you're in for a nasty shock Ronald: exactly Pamela BobS: find the deals !!!!! BobS: Toronto to Chicago should have some deals Ronald: from where I am Bob, there are never any deals BobS: now.......Comox to Chicago.......a crap shoot Pamela: well we have enough air miles for one flight, which will help - just have to get coordinated to get both of us on the same flight rich-c: Westjet Comox to Calgary, Southwest Calgary to Chicago, maybe? Judy: that would be hopefull BobS: let Russ fly alone............he is an adult Ronald: sounds about right Rich.... I'm going to check on the other 'puter BobS: NO RON....check the airlline website !!!!!!! Ronald: yeah... Ronald: that was my intent Ronald: on the other 'puter Ronald: always deal with 'em if'n I can Pamela: well I'm going to have to convince him he's flying first Bob Pamela: me, I love to fly rich-c: at that hour he should be sleepy enough not to care anyway, Pam Pamela: true, Dad : ) BobS: he wasn't gonna walk, was he ????????? Judy: he doesn't like to fly, I gather Pamela: I don't think it's the flight, I think it's the height
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changed username to GuyF Pamela: hello, Guy rich-c: hey, wenthabsgone is here! 8 - ) Pamela: however I value my fingers - so we'll see GuyF: Rich: Well, at least we made it to the playoffs... ;) BobS: HUH ??????? rich-c: (sorry about that, Guy, but I just couldn't resist) Judy: hello Guy F GuyF: Rich: Now we'll be rooting for Ottawa. BobS: MIsTER FoSTer GuyF: Bonsoir everyone!!! BobS: ya that too rich-c: BITE YOUR TONGUE! Judy: How is Sandra doing? Guy B.: Hi Guy Ronald: still too many teams in it for me...... when they get down to 4, I'll show interest Pamela: huh fingers, Bob? Let me explain - if he's holding my hand, I might lose circulation - and I value my fingers. Therefore, we'll see . . . : ) rich-c: (in truth, we'll root of any Canadian team that's going on in the playoffs) GuyF: Rich: Exactly... how many canadian teams left? BobS: nop Pam.........was Huh'ing about your dad's word ther regarding the playoffs GuyF: Judy: She's doing fine, gaining a bit of weight, she's starting a new job tomorrow also. rich-c: not sure - Harold Ballard cured me of any significant hockey interest decades ago Pamela: that's good news, Guy, on all fronts : ) Judy: good for her, what kind of job? Pamela: he's dead, Dad - give it up rich-c: just that I can't avoid the biggest headlines on the sports pages while I look for the F-1 results GuyF: Judy: call center, taking orders Judy: and the weight has to come, baby needs that Judy: tell her good luck!!! BobS: plannign on coming to convention GuyF ?????? Daniel Bienvenu: désolé, loading firefox update BobS: and Sandra too ????? Daniel Bienvenu: hello GuyF Daniel Bienvenu: bonsoir Pamela: FYI Dad, Kimberly is about to pop - she's scheduled for C-section on the 16th, I believe rich-c: great heavens, I'd completely lost track - how is she doing, then? Ronald: What do I want? Chicago, O'Hare, or Chicago Midway?? BobS: O;Hare Ronald: ok Pamela: well, and very, very pregnant. But she assures me that she can still fit behind the steering wheel of the car, so we may have lunch soon rich-c: isn't Midway smaller with a lot less traffic? Pamela: much harder to find flights into Midway though Dad rich-c: even though it is a longer way to the hotel? Pamela: usually those that were not direct in the first place Daniel Bienvenu: err... I will need to restart firefox, loosing the connection with the chat session. rich-c: agreed but if there's a flight to Midway there can be reasons to prefer it Pamela: there's actually a flight from TO to Chicago into Midway that flies through Newark, of all places rich-c: in fact, doesn't Southwest use Midway as its hub? Pamela: not sure rich-c: I think that came up when we were checking flights to ElPaso rich-c: of course that was sokme while ago BobS: see the country Pamela Ronald: will have to figure it out later. Website doesn't like Macintosh Pamela: why fly east to go west?? And remember Bob, I did that by car for ten years with Mom and Dad Guy B.: If you guys decide to fly into Midway. Then I can pick you up. Ronald: Doesn't look like I can get there via westjet, so might have to use a travel agent rich-c: thought Westjet was your only flight out of Comox? Pamela: Can you get to TO on Westjet, then switch to AC from TO to Chicago? Ronald: nope also have Air Canada Guy B.: Air Canada does fly into Chicago, Ron. Ronald: probably Ronald: yes, I know that, but their damned website doesn't respond to my Mac rich-c: do they have a transfer to a Chicago flight from Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, even Vancouver or Seattle? Ronald: need also to check via Seattle Ronald: everything like that here goes from either Vancouver or Seattle rich-c: it will matter which US airlines are StarAlliance too, I suspect rich-c: if Northwest runs Seattle-Chicago it's a possibility Ronald: I have this problem with my Macs..... some buttons on websites just don't work. Keep telling the website owners, but that falls on deaf ears BobS: heck. if Seattle, then Southwest may be chaep for there to Chicago rich-c: if they do it, I've heard Alaska run a good airline, surely they run from Seattle and I'll bet link to Chicago Ronald: no such thing as cheap from here Bob. Ronald: I have this theory.... west to east no matter what way, is always more expensive the east to west rich-c: agreed, but once you get to a hub, cheap you can talk about Ronald: It costs me over $200. bucks just to get to Vancouver and back Ronald: however... we will find a way Pamela: pack mule??? rich-c: yes, but Van-Chi may cost less than Comox - Van Ronald: good idea Pam Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to call it the night. Bob, thanks and I'll let you know what I can do with the meeting room. I hope I can get this done by the weekend. Ronald: could be Rich, but that would really surprise me BobS: SWA shows $150 going east and and 4180 going west.....depends on time schedule BobS: bye Guy Pamela: gnite Guy rich-c: Guy, keep us posted - daily email progress reports, OK? BobS: $180 Ronald: Well that's always part of the problem Bob. Timing from here usually means that you can't get the cheapo flights Pamela: (PRIVATE) Hugs to you and Annie - looking forward to seeing you! Judy: night Guy Guy B.: I'll let you know Rich. BobS: drive to Vancouver and Jeff house, stay a night then onto Seattle Ronald: What site are you dealing with Bob? rich-c: be looking forward to it Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Annie does too. Hugs too. BobS: SWA.com Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session Ronald: Southwest? BobS: sourry. www.southwest.com Ronald: ok Ronald: I'll check them out. Staying with Jeff is an option Ronald: might be Winnipeg rather than Calgary rich-c: I get teh feeling there are quite a few airlines, Canadian and American, on the Winnipeg - Chicago run Ronald: I hate making these arrangements on my own, especially for trans border. Would rather have a travel agent do it rich-c: in fact that would be a good one for a regional line Ronald: although that's going to cost, I know BobS: twell gang. time to hit the sack in GR......and hope that all ends well with preparations BobS: piffle !!!!!!! the border has to crossed on your own anyway Ronald: anyway... we shall see rich-c: yes, Roberto - many thanks for your assistance in them BobS: ya..................................................................................
BobS left chat session rich-c: and goodnight to you and Judy Ronald: I know. that's what worries me Judy: yes, night all, have to rest up Ryan will be here again tomorrow, and more yard work awaits Pamela: night, Bob and Judy rich-c: just have your passport handy and you should be OK Ronald: I'm not the traveller I used to be
Judy left chat session Ronald: anyway...... gnite Bob, Judy Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Bob, Judy Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Pam! Daniel Bienvenu: bonne nuit Ronald Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Rich Daniel Bienvenu: Bonne nuit Guy Ronald: will see you guys next week hopefully Daniel Bienvenu: sorry to be so quiet tonight rich-c: bonsoir, Daniel Ronald: nite all Daniel Bienvenu: talk to you next week. Ronald: poooooffff
Ronald left chat session rich-c: looks like we've hit teh wall attendance-wise Pamela: where'd everyone go?? rich-c: to bed - sensible idea Pamela: probably so - am looking at flights now rich-c: well, it is time for me to close it off, but first - the house next door sold last night Pamela: the one we want is 7:00 am departure from TO arriving 7:43 Chicago time at O'hare Pamela: it did sell - so, to whom? rich-c: whose flight is that, Pam? Pamela: Air Canada rich-c: we saw them talking to Slimeball, but know no more Pamela: is there a sold sign out there? rich-c: they did a lot of the dealing on Saturday so they aren't Jewwish rich-c: sold sticker went on this morning Pamela: wonder how much it actually sold for - I'm curious rich-c: younger couple, drive a grey Cadillac Pamela: any identity clues? rich-c: if they paid over $825,000 they shouldn't have Pamela: any kids? rich-c: Ontario plates on the car rich-c: none seen Pamela: I agree re: the price Pamela: younger as in my age, or younger as in just-marrieds in their 20's? Daniel Bienvenu: bye Pamela: night, Daniel rich-c: why they took it without a solution on the lot lines I don't know Pamela: Guy, you still awake? rich-c: night, Daniel rich-c: late 40s at a guess, but didn't see that much - could be more Daniel Bienvenu: * p o o f *
Daniel Bienvenu left chat session rich-c: male somewhat chubby, fringe beard, red Pamela: interesting rich-c: female also sorta red, decent build, both seem friendly Pamela: did they talk to you two at all? rich-c: there is some issue with teh driveway - vity enforcement officer was giving slimeball a hard time yesterday Pamela: good : ) rich-c: no - they might have been willing but I just nodded and ducked in the door - Slimeball was around Pamela: i'm sure we'll find out more once they've closed and are around without him rich-c: don't want to say anything that could be repeated to my disadvantage before the trial Pamela: when in doubt, keep mouth closed : ) Pamela: good policy rich-c: yes - in my old age I do seem to be getting that message, at last Pamela: anyway Dad, I'm around all weekend and will probably touch base Friday to see how Mom's sleep study went. Are you taking her to / from the clinic? rich-c: I will be taking her to the clinic, but she will be starting home at 7 a.m. - that tell you something? Pamela: yes, sleepyhead : ) Pamela: so where's the clinic? Pamela: and what time does she go tomorrow? rich-c: at leasst with the CPAP machine I am getting good, productive sleep these nights rich-c: on Wilson, just west of the rail lines at Caledonia rich-c: she is due there at 8 p.m. and notably early arrivals are not welcome Pamela: Caledonia doesn't go up that far - you mean between Keele and Dufferin? rich-c: less, that line - we refer to it as the Caledonia line Pamela: where on earth? All that's up there is office space and industrial. On the south side? rich-c: yes - in that complex that looks residential but is actually light industry, retail, etc - 951 Wilson Pamela: okay. Good thing they're leaving early - Innocon is right next door. Dumb place for a sleep clinic if you ask me -right beside a rail line and a construction company rich-c: entrance is off Apex Road which I can't find on the map - perhaps the stub of Cornelius Parkway above 401 has been renamed Pamela: how old is your map??? rich-c: the rail line is strictly Go now with no night trains, and Teskey is across the street and likely shuts down well before 8 p.m. rich-c: don't know, but we have had it for a few years rich-c: anyhow time for us to sign off too, daughter Pamela: if you go across Wilson from Dufferin, once you're under the rail bridge, it's on your left hand side and it's well marked as 951 Wilson. I believe there's an Esso home comfort sign out front of the complex Pamela: yes, I guess it's time for bed rich-c: I will likely go up the Allen, 401, Keele exit, turn right onto Wilson rich-c: sounds like you've been there more r3ecently than I - will look, Pam, and thanks Pamela: jsut be careful on the Keele exit - it's nuts up there all the time Pamela: tell Mom good luck and I'll call Friday rich-c: tell me about it!!! rich-c: will do - night now Pamela: night, Daddy rich-c: colour me gone Pamela: g'nite Guy, if you're still with us
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