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changed username to Dr. D. rich-c: evening, Rich Dr. D.: Hello Richard, happy 76 Dr. D.: Rin says hi, she is on the speakerphone Dr. D.: I am in my office rich-c: thank you rich-c: ah, you've got a voice link then Dr. D.: My office IP phone has a speakerphone option. Dr. D.: I am typing from my laptop plugged into the network faceplate. rich-c: you're using Skype or something, then? Dr. D.: CWRU put in VoIP last year. Dr. D.: I don't have VoIP at home, just DSL. rich-c: nice - lets you and Erin chat endlessly for free Dr. D.: No, it is her real Bell telephone. Dr. D.: CWRU routes its POTS service from the outside world over the internal fiber network. rich-c: oh, right - you would originate the call, then it's free, right? Dr. D.: No, it works like regular phone line for billing purposes. Dr. D.: They junked their Centrex system starting about 2 years ago.
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changed username to Daniel rich-c: gee, you two should get yourself the full VOIP setup then and cut your costs Dr. D.: There are only a few genuine POTS lines left, those for fax machines that can't work over the packet-switched network so well. rich-c: salut, Daniel
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changed username to Meeka Daniel: hello Meeka Meeka: hello Dr. D.: Hi Daniel, hi Meeka rich-c: hi Meeka, the others coming soon? rich-c: is VOIP that demanding of hardware? Meeka: not sure Dr. D.: Yes it is Richard. rich-c: oh, I had thought it was one of those things that would run on any Pentium Dr. D.: Perhaps, but DSL is a minimum requirement. Rin is lucky to get 32 kbps for any dialup connection in that apartment. Dr. D.: As I can attest from trying to use the networking there... Dr. D.: Rin just hung up, she will be logging in here soon rich-c: well, Pamela I believe is getting her full 56K, though she does complain of the speed as she has DSL at work Dr. D.: Frankly, if I get desperate, there is one tenant who has an unprotected wireless network... rich-c: I suspect that the ISP you choose may make significant difference Dr. D.: Or it could be cruddy wiring to her phone jack within the building. rich-c: the building is of a certain age... Dr. D.: My apartment phone line actually runs up the outside of the building and into my bedroom window, because the original internal wiring is cloth-insulated :-) Dr. D.: The original phone box with ringer is still accessible, behind a decorative panel. rich-c: WOW! - speak of buildings of an age... Dr. D.: Hehe Dr. D.: My fraternity house as an undergrad (a mansion built in 1898 or so) had its original Edison DC wiring system still in place. rich-c: that must predate the great Cleveland Gas explosion Dr. D.: Not hooked up to anything, mind you. Dr. D.: But the decorative mouldings around the ceiling had carbon rods embedded in them to conduct electricity, it was really funky. rich-c: yes, real estate evaluators tend to get shirty about knob and tube Dr. D.: And the original breaker panel was still there, behind a decorative door...the panel was solid copper, two-toned, like copper-bottomed cookware, very beautiful. Dr. D.: Big knife switches like in a Frankenstein movie. Dr. D.: Too bad it went down with the house when CWRU bulldozed it for a soccer field in 1986. rich-c: yes, in that time period, even the most mundane items often got very formal design Dr. D.: I do miss the Edwardian look to stuff. rich-c: yes, it should have been salvaged, even as industrial archeology Dr. D.: Like something H.G. Wells would have built. rich-c: one sees such things occasionally and they can be very attractive in their way rich-c: wonder where Rin has got to - gone up to join Pamela, maybe? Dr. D.: I don't know...remember, her mom is there, maybe she got hijacked. Dr. D.: I heard you had automobile woes yesterday. Dr. D.: (to Richard) rich-c: yes, broke the left front upper ball joint, pulled right out, just as we pulled out of the driveway Dr. D.: ouch rich-c: and of course it was a night Pamela decided not to take her cell phone with her Dr. D.: That is unusual. Dr. D.: Rin said you ended up taking a cab to get to the Mandarin. rich-c: we did managed to get our road service to tow it to our regular mechanic rich-c: didn't have much choice - same price anyway (round trip) as a rental car for 24 hours Dr. D.: :-( not a nice birthday present to have to buy yourself rich-c: I could have done without it rich-c: but better then than somewhere in the Upper Peninsula in a couple of weeks!
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changed username to Mrs. D. Daniel: hello 'rin! Mrs. D.: allo Dr. D.: There is Wifey-Rin <kiss> Mrs. D.: hi hubby <kiss> rich-c: hi Roin, you finally made it Meeka: hello Mrs. D.: sorry got talking to Mom Dr. D.: See, Richard? Mrs. D.: hi Meeka! Mrs. D.: how are you? Meeka: ok, you? rich-c: you mean she isn't looking over your shoulder? Dr. D.: <hi Mom> if so Mrs. D.: she says hi Mrs. D.: pretty good rich-c: Rin, did Pamela check her email last night? Dr. D.: wish she were here :-( Mrs. D.: I don't know if she did, we all went our separate ways and crashed...guarantee she is checking it now rich-c: that might explain why she's late, then Mrs. D.: likely :-) Dr. D.: Did you send her a virus, Richard? :-) rich-c: no, just an absolutely hilarious video Mrs. D.: hmmm she may complain and send it to her wok then Dr. D.: Well, what was it? rich-c: there was another item too - a joke rich-c: in fact it was a joke about barbecuing - also sent a copy to Ron rich-c: it derived from our chat last week Dr. D.: I haven't eaten any barbecue for a while...
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changed username to Guy B. Daniel: hello GuyB rich-c: hello Guy Dr. D.: Hi Guy B.: Greetings Mrs. D.: Uncle Richard, the site for the plants we were talking about is www.pocketplants.ca, let Aunt France know please Meeka: hello Mrs. D.: sometimes, I think she does Mrs. D.: hi Guy rich-c: OK Rin, got it copied Mrs. D.: great thanks! rich-c: btw, had the truck back at noon Mrs. D.: oh wow! Mrs. D.: that's excellent! rich-c: we were pleased, let us get the shopping done with lots of slack Mrs. D.: good so groceries are done, Mom says rich-c: yes, we prefer to stay on a fairly regular routine rich-c: reduces our likelihood of forgetting things Mrs. D.: @Uncle Richard, Mom asked if you could ask Aunt Frances if she would want to go to Casa Loma or the ROM on Friday with her rich-c: Frances says sure, phone to negotiate - remember we're on DSL so our line is open Mrs. D.: unfortunately I am not however if Aunt Frances would like to call Mom on her cell (the numer we gave last night) that would work OR wait til 10 when I log out rich-c: Guy, how is the traffic mess around Chicago - any improvement? rich-c: she can phone here anytime up to midnight without a problem Mrs. D.: I've let her know and she will do so, thanks! rich-c: OK - the time we get up in the morning reflects the time we go to bed in the morning - enough said? Guy B.: No, still alot of construction and that will continue through at least November. rich-c: I was wondering about the choke points - especially the toll booths and that bridge on 80/90 rich-c: we will likely go over to Wisconsin through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan rich-c: but it may be more prudent for us to go home around Chicago rich-c: Daniel, you are very silent tonight rich-c: all exhausted by the job? Guy B.: The bridge work at the I-80/94 IL 394 will continue through November at least. The tollbooths with the Open Road Tolling should be done late this fall. Daniel: i know... I'm checking something with the compiler rich-c: OK - there is a bypass available using US30 to the south rich-c: they were also recommending a western bypass, Ashland Road or something? Dr. D.: If Daniel isn't exhausted, I am :-S classes start Monday, and my new job as Executive Officer is keeping me busy. rich-c: -S classes? what are they? and what new job? Daniel: The cp/m emulator 22nice cannot run properly under Windows 2000. The result is completly different from win98 that is DOS based OS Dr. D.: Plus, it is kinda hard being away from Rin now :-S still getting used to it Dr. D.: :-S is an emoticon, a wry smile Daniel: it looks like the DOS emulation that came with Windows 2000 is the problem Dr. D.: I am being promoted to a full Instructor and taking over the Executive Officer position in the Biology Dept., upon retirement of the current officeholder. rich-c: well, eventually the US government will get its act together and let you reunite Daniel: maybe dosbox will give me a better result than windows dos emulation Dr. D.: Final handover is on 5 September, but I have been doing the job ever since the wedding, mostly. Daniel: that's why I'm silent tonight Dr. D.: We first have to wait for HMS GovOnCa to generate an official Certificate of Marriage. Come back in 3 months... Dr. D.: Uncle Sam won't accept anything else as "proof". Dr. D.: So we can't even initiate immigration stuff here until November or December even. rich-c: well, maybe Rin can pull a few strings to speed things up Dr. D.: And then it's 6-8 months more. Dr. D.: I doubt it :-) Dr. D.: She doesn't hold all the strings that everyone assumes she does. Guy B.: Still have a long road ahead there Dr D. Dr. D.: It's kinda like "Do you know Bob from Canada?" Mrs. D.: I've been told that there are no strings when it comes to marriage certificate :-( rich-c: civil servants learn to be cooperative when a Minister or Member suggests something Dr. D.: That isn't what Rin tells me. Meeka: k, well doug wants his puter back, so I am off ttyl Dr. D.: The C.C. corps laughs and says "I am tenured, you may be gone by next election, we do it MY way" rich-c: see you Meeka Dr. D.: Bye Meeka, thanks for stopping by. Mrs. D.: bye Meeka
Meeka left chat session Guy B.: Bye Meeka Daniel: bye meeka... too late rich-c: yes, but some like Deputy Ministers are susceptible to "horizontal promotions" if their listening powers deteriorate rich-c: and the lower ranks know life can get uncomfortable if the Deputy is unhappy Dr. D.: Since a screw-up could mean her barred from the US for 5 years, I guess I have to be satisfied with something that will work, even if it is slow. Dr. D.: But I don't have to like it. rich-c: I would not suggest stepping outside the process, just suggesting the process might work a bit more quickly Mrs. D.: nor do I Dr. D.: At least her name isn't Erin Bin-Laden Khadaffi rich-c: no, she doesn't have that terrorist look to her, does she? ; - ) Dr. D.: She did get her name changed on work E-mail and in the INFO-GO system, BTW. Mrs. D.: :-) Dr. D.: Only if I set a spending limit at Target <runs> rich-c: of course she works for a Liberal government, and you know what that means in Bush's America Mrs. D.: dems fighting words! Dr. D.: Antichrist-R-Us, Ltd. Dr. D.: hehe no Targets in Canada, so no worries about limits...yet Dr. D.: But WalMart...hehe Mrs. D.: yet is the operative word <angelic smi>le rich-c: rumour says Target would like to be here but can't figure out how to crack the market Daniel: off-topic : a question to star wars fans... where (in the internet) can i find the vader voice saying "I'm your father"? Dr. D.: What's to crack? Buy a building and put in a store... Mrs. D.: and watch the women flock rich-c: good question, Daniel - I'd say Dr. D. is likeliest to know Dr. D.: Search demonoid.com for a torrent of "Star Wars", and rip the audio? Daniel: bittorrent is not an option for me... another idea? Dr. D.: Google for a SW fansite... Dr. D.: That is where I would start.
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changed username to Pamela Daniel: hello Pam! Mrs. D.: hi Pam Guy B.: Hi Pam Pamela: hello, finally here rich-c: Walmart got in by buying the failing K-Mart chain Guy B.: Sears bought K-Mart here last year. rich-c: hi daughter, checked your email yet? Pamela: yes, Dad, that's part of why I'm so darned late Guy B.: No, it's the opposite. K-Mart bought Sears and now it's called Sears Holdings rich-c: how did you like the joke? Mrs. D.: knew it Pamela: BTW, what's happening with the van? Pamela: cute, very cute rich-c: it's home and fixed - John had it done by noon Pamela: and was it the ball joint? Daniel: SW Question : in wich SW movie vader said "your mind read easily"? Dr. D.: Found it Daniel! rich-c: how about teh video? did you pass it on to Lindsay? Pamela: what video? Mrs. D.: Empire Strikes Back.... rich-c: oh yes, we knew that from the start - Danny happened by and to;ld us right away Daniel: Finally, I have "I am your father" in this web site : http://www.rosswalker.co.uk/star_wars_sounds/ Dr. D.: http://www.ebondi.com.au/starwars/sounds/your_father.wav Daniel: yours is more complete Pamela: was there an attachment I missed? Dr. D.: Just used Google. rich-c: there were two messages, one a joke, the other a video (or link) Pamela: I only got one, unless Russell accidentally deleted it earlier Daniel: I want the sound clip "your mind read easily" Dr. D.: I can't think what scene that is Daniel.
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changed username to BobS BobS: HEY KIDS !!! Guy B.: HI Bob Pamela: Greetings, Bob BobS: I am BACK BobS: or here, or something Mrs. D.: isn't that when he is fighting Vader and DV reads his thoughts about Leia?? Dr. D.: It's Buffalo Bob and Howdy Doody! rich-c: OK, I will resend it, once I'm back on the laptop (which will be late tonight) Mrs. D.: hi Bobs BobS: si senor
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changed username to Ronald Daniel: Hi Bob! Daniel: Hi Ron! Pamela: Hi, Ron Ronald: He Ronald: Hey! Guy B.: Hi Ron rich-c: hey, the Bobster finally shows up! Ronald: How are ya all Dr. D.: I thought that was "your thoughts betray you" BobS: was gone to Holland on the lakeshore and then to the in laws before my triumphant return to my castle rich-c: and greetings to Ron - how the barbecuing? Pamela: I didn't beat you by much, Bob - just got here myself Ronald: no barbecue tonight. was out with some friends for fish and chips Mrs. D.: that's the only one I can think of...unless Yoda said something BobS: BARBEQUE ?????? BobS: I could use THAT BobS: oh bummer BobS: grilled fillets would be better Ronald: the lady who used to run Joey's Only (where we went one night at Adamcon 15) Mrs. D.: hi Ron! Ronald: now has her own place Ronald: Hi Erin rich-c: did you not get my email on the subject, Ron? BobS: don't remember that one, just where in relation to the hotel was it ???? Ronald: oh yes BobS: and Ronald: across the street - past Tim Hortons, and there was a small strip mall BobS: tell us where....... Ronald: but it's not there any more BobS: ok........ Ronald: Guess they reached a parting of the ways with the Franchisor BobS: NOW I remember, was kinda a nice place Ronald: yes it was. Ronald: But her latest one is nicer Guy B.: Annie's first birthday is next month and I'm going to take her to a doggie bakery in Oak Park. Ronald: neat idea Guy Dr. D.: http://www.earthstation1.com/MovieWavFiles/sister.wav Dr. D.: That has "your thoughts betray you" in it, along with the whole conversation rich-c: time for my glass of stout Pamela: a doggy bakery?? what will they think of next rich-c: got a new one tonight - from Jamaica Pamela: Just remembered to change your e-mail address Erin. BobS: and what is the name of this one Richard?????? Dr. D.: Baked doggy, mmmmmmmm Dr. D.: Barbecue rich-c: doesn't even have a screw off bottle cap BobS: totally old world mon BobS: don't worry, be happy rich-c: it's called Dragon Stout and comes in a slightly smaller bottle than usual BobS: didn't see any of that when we visited, must have been under lock and key Pamela: not a big animal lover, are you, Rich rich-c: maybe there was a shortage - seems it's quite well thought of Dr. D.: I love big animals, when medium rare over open flame :-) Dr. D.: With baked potato Dr. D.: And mushrooms Mrs. D.: sheesh Ronald: Ewww! rich-c: or maybe it's handled specially - it has higher alcohol than usual (7.5%) Dr. D.: I never get to eat them anymore Daniel: a last SW sound to find... "prepare my ship" Mrs. D.: you're delirious My Love...go home BobS: Judy likes Caribe beer from Trinidad and St Lucia ( Ithink) Pamela: I sense a trailer dinner menu Dr. D.: Cows are big animals Dr. D.: Pigs too BobS: BACON !!!!!!! Daniel: who said bacon? Ronald: In a parallel universe, pigs and cows dine on humans Pamela: Gary Larson's universe? Ronald: probably his, yes rich-c: Ron only likes bacon when it's real crispy Ronald: all because his brother used to lock him in the basement Ronald: ya got that right pilgrim BobS: crispy bacon YES Dr. D.: and *I* provided it at ADAMcon XIII, did I not, Ron? Ronald: Indeed you did good sir rich-c: Gary Lawson or George Orwell (Animal Farm)? Mrs. D.: well I should be logging out now so Mom can call her sister BobS: can't remember that far back mon Pamela: your preferences are well known, Ron Ronald: think that's Larson, no? BobS: oh shees, what are we, chopped liver ?????? rich-c: OK Rin, I'll put her on aleert Mrs. D.: okie day Dr. D.: sigh BobS: nite Rin Daniel: ... it looks like I'm wrong again... it's probably "prepare my shuttle" no "ship" Dr. D.: bye Dearest Pamela: while at brunch the day after the wedding, I commented that if we ever used the hotel for a convention, that they would have to have crispy bacon - it drew smiles from all the Adamites who heard the comment : ) Daniel: bonne nuit 'rin Ronald: nite to Rin - go straight home now Mrs. D.: good night Honey...go home Pamela: nite, Rin and g'nite to Aunt Cynthia Mrs. D.: love you Dr. D.: looking for stuff for Daniel Mrs. D.: nite all! Pamela: (PRIVATE) love you two Dr. D.: Love you too Mon Rinette rich-c: anyhow, goodnight, Erin Mrs. D.: hehe Mrs. D.: nitey nite
Mrs. D. left chat session rich-c: oh, Daniel, about last week - no MDG stores in your area, nearest is i Montreal rich-c: there are several there, URL is mdg.ca rich-c: don't knpow what deal they offer on shipping; maybe a friend who commutes to Montreal regularly could help Daniel: I delayed the laptop purchase for about 2 more weeks, so I still have plenty of time to search and find one for me. rich-c: yes, Toshiba are showing signs of wanting to become competitive rich-c: and you may want to check hp.ca Pamela: I've heard good things about Toshiba Ronald: Been a major player for many years rich-c: well HP have gone on a service kick lately and they are VERY good rich-c: HP/Compaq are very good is you like AMD processors Daniel: ... the last SW sound I'm looking is hard to find... prepare my.... Pamela: Rich, are you planning to come up for Labour Day weekend? Daniel: actually the amd laptop I found are all 64-bits processor, that may be a compatibility problem with my actual tools stuff. Daniel: maybe a centrino t2400 is the best choice for me rich-c: acer have some attractive ones with the Sempron processor Dr. D.: Yes Pam Ronald: ughhhh Dr. D.: Arrive about midnight Friday/Saturday, depart Tuesday morning. Pamela: well, the invitation is open if you two want to come to the trailer for dinner on either Saturday or Sunday. The aforementioned menu could be arranged. Dr. D.: Daniel, I haven't found it either, have actually found you talking about about it in a chatlog. Ronald: What, crispy bacon? Ronald: can I come too? Pamela: barbecued cow : ) Dr. D.: I think plan is CNE Saturday, don't-leave-apartment until Tuesday morning :-) Pamela: sure : ) rich-c: sure Ron, can you get through airport security in only 10 days? Ronald: the way I travel, no way Pamela: well, the invitation is open, just let us know Dr. D.: Do you know which film it is in, Daniel? Dr. D.: Something I read suggests that it got changed in the "Special Edition" releases. Daniel: I saw almost the same remarks in a forum, Dr.D Dr. D.: I think it will have to be ripped from a torrent... Dr. D.: Though my girls have the 3 original VHS tapes at home Dr. D.: If I knew which one, I could at least get the audio off from the VCR. Pamela: why do you want the audio clips, Daniel? Dr. D.: Betcha he is putting them in a ColecoVision game :-) Ronald: the creative process at work rich-c: one of the big 4K ones? ; - ) Daniel: no, it's not for a coleco project... maybe you remember I talked about someone I know at my job who said regulary "prepare my ship" and "your mind read easily"... and the classic "nooooooooooooo" Pamela: and ...? rich-c: you wouldn't be planning a little joke or something, would you? Ronald: isn't that plagiarism? rich-c: depends on how he uses it - could be fair use Daniel: well, I want to do a surprise for him based on audio clips from star wars film with his prefered quotes Dr. D.: "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed" <hissss> Ronald: "I have altered the deal. Pray I don't alter it any further" Daniel: his vacation ends this friday rich-c: and you are planning quite a welcome back... Daniel: simply a surprise... i hope he will like it rich-c: or perhaps plotting is a better word Dr. D.: It's in Empire... rich-c: you should have a good story for us next week then, Daniel Ronald: can't wait Pamela: peaches Daniel: each time I bring chips, he says "nooooooooooo". and before he leaves for his vacation I recorded his voice saying "noooooooooooo" :-) rich-c: this improves as it goes along... Pamela: just delivered : ) Ronald: brb Pamela: I think I made Ron hungry : ) rich-c: Oh, Bob, next time you're down that way, you may try the Dragon Sotut rich-c: sorry, Stout Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to go here. Will see you all next week. Pamela: nite, Guy Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you rich-c: I find the flavour smooth, less hoppy than Guiness Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too Dr. D.: Bye Guy rich-c: OK, night now, Guy Daniel: me too... I have to quit chat and return home (I'm at my job right now) Dr. D.: I will try to find your clip Daniel. Guy B.: Poof Daniel: thanks Dr.D
Guy B. left chat session Pamela: good idea, Daniel rich-c: bonsoir then, Daniel - take care Daniel: bonne nuit! Pamela: gnite Daniel: a la prochaine Daniel: aurevoir Daniel: salut! Pamela: Rich, are you still at work too? Daniel: * poof *
Daniel left chat session Dr. D.: I am Pamela: oh my Pamela: am I the only one who leaves work on time these days? BobS: I DO BobS: left at noon today Dr. D.: I wish BobS: am really tired too rich-c: you have a job, Bob? BobS: no Dr. D.: :-( rich-c: just work BobS: but I DO have special dispensation to work for the next 2 weeks as well as this week Dr. D.: Special dispensation? BobS: got a remodel job for an office suite for the tighwad company Pamela: that's good news rich-c: three weeks isn't much, but every little bit helps BobS: well, you can't just 'do it' you know........the powers that be have to decide to let me perfomr the work instead of farming it out rich-c: take lots of pictures for your resume Ronald: a contract? BobS: will be good thru Dec 2 for unemployment then....and maybe more weeks coming, can possibly make new years..... Ronald: tough one Bob, when you have too go from week to week like that BobS: contract, with these suckers ? NO WAY BobS: thought I had a hot one, but it didn't turn out Dr. D.: Too bad Daniel left...I will have his clip for him in about 6 hours. Ronald: oh.... it's like that eh? BobS: email Daniel Dr. D.: I will let it DL overnight, come back tomorrow morning. Dr. D.: Which is about 6 hr from now for me anyhow BobS: ya mon.....ever hear the phrase 'you are just a number?' that is the way theya re Ronald: yup rich-c: sort of like being in a call centre queue Pamela: Daddy, you said a naughty word Dr. D.: I am going to go home now, folks...it has been a long day. Ronald: nite Dr. D. Be well Dr. D.: He didn't say anything bad Pamela: good night, Rich rich-c: right, Rich - see you next week, then Pamela: be well Pamela: drive safe BobS: yes, go home and drive carefully rich-c: good night now Pamela: he said "call centre" Dr. D.: ah Dr. D.: I will say hi to Sandeep on the way out then :-) rich-c: yes, we were discussing one last night - provoked some most interesting language Pamela: please do : ) Pamela: none of it printable : ) Dr. D.: nite all Dr. D.: <poof>
Dr. D. left chat session Pamela: Bob, I had some good info here on searching for employment - I will try to dig it out and either send it to you or find the links for it rich-c: it's sort of like mail-in rebates - time for a universal boycott Pamela: i think you're right, Dad Ronald: Come to the Island Bob. We can't get enough trades- people here. Ronald: they're hiring like crazy BobS: appreciated Pam......email........firstname.lastname@example.org BobS: I would Ron, BUT the grandkids and the parents are here and they all need us here.......or New Orleans, or Florida woudl also work rich-c: well they have to compete with Alberta - there, Tim Hortons are having to pay a signing bonus to get counter staff in some places BobS: island nicer though Pamela: got it, Bob rich-c: yes, the biggest money is in Ft. McMurray and can't you guess why? ; - ) Ronald: Oh I know.... that option would be a non-starter for you guys. It would be a lot better not to have to uproot your entire life Pamela: I was talking to Neil tonite (part of the reason I was late) and he said they're hiring counter staff for Tim Hortons at $18.00 an hour BobS: HOLY COW Pamela: that was my reaction Ronald: we're about the same out here. Know a fellow who wants a new house built....has financing all lined up etc, but can't find a builder BobS: oh shees BobS: SICKS don't it ? Ronald: yeah Pamela: do you have any restrictions on your unemployment insurance, Bob? BobS: sucks BobS: yea don't earn any money or they take half of it away fromt he unemplyment check rich-c: with teh President they have, you need to ask? BobS: so if I earn $100, they deduct $50 from the umemplyment check Ronald: can't win for losin rich-c: and then you'll have to pay income tax on it too, right? Pamela: and if you earn enough to totally offset your UI cheque, do they extend the time you can be on UI? BobS: but enough of the crying...time to go and hit the sack for today, eh? rich-c: 'bout that time, Bob - say hello to Judy for us, and good night to both of you Ronald: Keep on truckin' Bob BobS: YES, the time is extended.....so I had 6 months total - since Feb 15th and so far I am going to be covered thru Nov 30th Pamela: well that's good news at least BobS: Judy says....... HI !!!! and BYE !!!! Pamela: go sleep on it - and say hi to Judy Ronald: Hi Judy, Bye Judy! BobS: see ya's next week. ya????? Pamela: gnite Pamela: ya!
BobS left chat session Ronald: I shall be away too. Be well all rich-c: you bet Pamela: good nite, Ron Ronald: may the Force be with you and all that rich-c: goodnight Ron, see you next week Ronald: :) Pamela: go straight home now : ) Ronald: yes Ronald: poof
Ronald left chat session Pamela: well Dad, is Mom still talking to Aunt C? rich-c: no, she's off the line, just on the computer Pamela: okay, best let you go to bed then Pamela: did you remember to open your card? rich-c: they are going to Casa Loma (for starters) Friday Pamela: ooo - jealous :: ) rich-c: that I did, and thank you both Pamela: you're welcome rich-c: and I will resend that email to you Pamela: okay. I guess it's off to bed then. I'll call in the next couple of days, okay? rich-c: so nite nite for now, and take care rich-c: good enough Pamela: night Daddy. g'nite to Mom too. rich-c: I'll pass it on Pamela: okay. kerpoof!
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