Daniel: hello Bob, rich rich-c: salut, Daniel, hi Bob Daniel: excuse me, be right back in a couple of minutes. rich-c: what's the word, Bob? BobS: hi there kids BobS: the word..........part time jobs suck as well as part timejobs whilelooking for full time jobs rich-c: how are things going with the Slopsemas? any improvements? BobS: wish it was 4 years from now, i could retire BobS: meeka is having some fever side effects formthe meds and doug does not have an appt until aug 15th BobS: from the meds rich-c: yes, it makes for tough times and uncomfortable living
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changed username to JudyCMAA BobS: youngest daughter goes next week for the intermediate surgery (biopsy) on her stage 4 cervical 'cancer' (although they don't call it that just yet...) rich-c: it wouldn't surprise me if Meeka's meds work in such a way that fever is a semi-normal side effect BobS: it is a normal although yucky side effect for a while JudyCMAA: Hi, Daniel and Rich rich-c: hi Judy - what's the CMAA? JudyCMAA: Certified Medical Administrative Assistant JudyCMAA: that would be me, passed my exam Monday rich-c: OK - you're qualified ti run a doctor's office, right? BobS: as well as M.O.M. and W.I.F.E. and G.R.A.M.M.A. JudyCMAA: at least part of it so far Daniel: HELLO JUDY. SORRY i WAS AWAY FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES Daniel: oops. capslock JudyCMAA: working on more, had a class on HIPAA tonight BobS: we'll have to get her a stamp so she can sign her name to things rich-c: gossip I've heard says CMAA's are in short supply and well paid BobS: sure would be nice Richard JudyCMAA: that is the word around here also, we will see rich-c: and what is the HIPAA certification? BobS: that's the bullshit stuff they ask you about who you wan to know your medical condition JudyCMAA: the insurance privacy act BobS: you got that in Canada?????? BobS: down here they are crazy asbout it rich-c: we have the equivalent, Bob - every time I give info to a doctor I need the sign a waiver BobS: I just tell the doc to let ANYBODY know my condition........blows theri little mindfs, it does BobS: yup, same deal BobS: I tell them to sign it for me, I am sick of signing them BobS: and they sayl....but WE can't rich-c: The protection is there for a reason - there have been some pretty nasty abuses over time JudyCMAA: there is really more to it but the law is written in such a way no one knows what is does say and make up there own rules rich-c: I've seen that happen before, Judy - here it does seem pretty clear BobS: the abuse was from the insurance companys and employers.........AND those who steal your info and sell it to foreign countries rich-c: you should see what my health insurance company demands for a claim settlement JudyCMAA: actually what the law really is is not what you know about at all rich-c: don't bet on that, Judy - some of us have followed its development BobS: the law actually (herea) says "who do you NOT want us to tell......." they interpret it to say "who DO you wnat us to tell......" JudyCMAA: they are stopping birthday parties in nursing homes because they think taht that is a violation of the BobS: so you have to think about it and get it wrong JudyCMAA: HIPAA BobS: some children who are the caregivers types for mom and dad are refused the information fromthe hospital and doctors rich-c: but only, I suspect, publicly funded nursing homes, or those with patients with senile dementia BobS: yes, senile........but you as child, we can't talk to you.........JERKS.......who do yo think takes care of them??????? rich-c: I would not know about that, Bob - Frances was always scrupulous about getting her authorizations when caring for her mother and father rich-c: so no one could use privacy as an excuse to withhold information from her
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changed username to Pamela rich-c: hi daughter Daniel: hello Pamela, Pamela: Hi Dad, Hi Bob and Judy, Hi JudyCMAA: Hi, Pam Pamela: Daniel Pamela: darn enter key BobS: we had an article about that same deal of a son calling about mom in a different state in the hospital.....hospital said can't tell you......this guy helped WRITE the hipaa lasw and was REAL hot about the interpretation the hospital used BobS: hiya Pamela rich-c: yes, the old be careful what you ask for, you might get it Pamela: what;s with the designation Judy? BobS: tis another one of the deals where "we have met the enemy, and it is us !!! " JudyCMAA: certification, Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Pamela: WOOHOO! Congratulations! Pamela: well done BobS: didn't come with any cahs though BobS: cash Pamela: it will Bob rich-c: I believe Rin was handling some privacy law aspects for the Ontario government for a bit (or was that Lindsay, Pam?) JudyCMAA: thanks, was quite a week Pamela: no that is Lindsay with the Freedom of Information Act rich-c: oh, OK, now I've got it BobS: by jove, HE"S GOT IT Pamela: so what else is new, all? rich-c: I'm having increasing problems with that pseudo-hernia - waitint for the ultrasound results Pamela: did you see Dr. Pamela: Santo? rich-c: went to a clinic since Dr. Santo was on vacation - as was his covering doctor JudyCMAA: What does that mean? rich-c: have an appointment for Monday afternoon, earlier if there's a cancellation - Sandy sounded optimistic Pamela: to review the results of the ultrasound I assume rich-c: have something in my groin area that feels much like a hernia but apparently isnt Pamela: have they ruled it out Dad? BobS: hmmmm and like WHAT could that be........... rich-c: it';s been gradually growing more and more bothersome - had me on the limp in Ottawa BobS: ]you growing new parts?????/ Pamela: replacement parts : ) BobS: good one !!!!!! rich-c: far as possible yes, they have ruled it out, but don't know what it is Pamela: it's not out of the realm that it could be another hernia Dad - repairs have been known to come undone before Pamela: Done any heavy lifting recently? : ) JudyCMAA: all ways nice when they rule out but don't say what it is BobS: or an internal hernia which doesn't show outside rich-c: yes, that's been taken into consideration rich-c: with luck the ultrasound will give a clue Pamela: hope so Pamela: how's Mom? rich-c: I hope so because it is increasingly painful and restricting JudyCMAA: should BobS: heck, it could be anything...........just not what you expect to be there rich-c: oh, her back remains troublesome, but she's sleeping a bit better of late BobS: is it in the area of the nernia BobS: hernia????? Pamela: with Dad, expect the unexpected : ) BobS: tell you why........ rich-c: well, one thing I do not need is more hospital time this year Pamela: that's the truth BobS: talked to a guy who was contemplating hip replacement (needs it because of spurs, etc)....BUT, he had had a hernia from birth and it was fixed some years ago......... rich-c: Bob, it has many similarities to the bilateral hernias I had repeaired a couple of decades back - but it comes and goes
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changed username to Guy B. Pamela: Hello Guy rich-c: hi Guy Daniel: hi Guy Guy B.: Greetings!!!! On the notebook and watching the Cubs JudyCMAA: Hi, Guy BobS: last week one day he was riding his bike and fell, said he thought he ripped his leg off. Anyway, apparaently it ripped the scar tissue loose from the hernia area, now the hi;p does not hurt so much andhe cam bend to touch toes etc, which he could not do lately rich-c: yes, hernias can leave behind adhesions - my doctor has been considering that Pamela: are they winning Guy? Guy B.: Nope, were down 3-0 rich-c: btw, spurs as a reason for hip replacement I have not heard of - can you tell me more? Guy B.: Make that 4-0 Houston BobS: just what the guy said, thought i strange meself JudyCMAA: that is why the doctors are practicing, they don't have all the answers BobS: arthritis, wore out slip plate, broken bone I understand, but usally seems like spurs are for heels and feet rich-c: usual cause is loss of the cushioning cartilege between the bone and the socket Pamela: that's why they call it idiopathic medicine : ) BobS: GREAT bedside manner, but don't know spit Pamela: Bobby, question for you regarding convention t-shirts rich-c: the problems are with those who don't know what they don't know BobS: si senorita Pamela: where did you get yours made up? Guy B.: I do not know about everyone else. but we have been getting hit very hard with the storms this week. JudyCMAA: I have to be careful what I say if I get to work in a doctors office can't badmouth them then Pamela: ie mall t-shirt shop, silk screeners? Pamela: we keep trying Guy but so far no go. The closest we got was last night - 100% humidity Pamela: it was like breathing under water rich-c: sotrms have mostly bypassed us to the south; we get the odd spit of rain but not as much as we could use BobS: a guy here who has a graphics business, used him for AC09, AC10, AC11, AC14, AC15, AC16 Guy B.: It's been really bad here and it's triggering heavy storms. We have flood watches up BobS: no storms Guy, just HOT and HUMID Pamela: so was there an setup artwork charge? BobS: New York City oln the other hand is in a bad way from storms BobS: $35 for setup JudyCMAA: we had a little rain, but we didn't get the storms, hit south of us Guy B.: Rockford has over 5 inches of rain in the past twio days BobS: one time fee rich-c: that's interesting, Bob, because you're really usually right in Chicago's weather pattern BobS: YIKES BobS: Chicago pattern going south Guy B.: Bob is escaping all this. JudyCMAA: we need more rain but we really don't want it this week-end we are going up north camping BobS: Shirts usually ran about $7 each with the one setup fee Guy B.: We have a front close by and that's why all the rain here.
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changed username to rich-1 Pamela: uh oh Guy B.: Hi Rich Pamela: what did i do??? Guy B.: Welcome back Frances: nothing....yet Pamela: phew rich-1: I think your mother knocked me off when she came in Frances: actually, just want to know what's going on Pamela: Mom, have you heard from Cynthia since Sunday? Frances: No, why rich-1: weare sort of networked, or might be if XP were working properly Pamela: because I've left her three voicemails on Sunday, Monday and tonite and not heard back from her Frances: what's she into Pamela: that's unusual for her Pamela: she called on Sunday just after we left for groceries but no message - I called her back but no response rich-1: yes - might she have gone somewhere with the kids for the weekend? Pamela: well according to Facebook she's home Pamela: and while I know that she can update from anywhere, I doubt she'd say that if she weren't Frances: she said she'd be here on the 17th other than that, I don't know anything BobS: whats Facebook?????? Pamela: okay, I shall be patient BobS: kinda like an Instant Message thing......" BobS: ? rich-1: the latest teenage rage, Bob Pamela: it's like myspace Bob - Pamela: (did that help any?) BobS: yes!!!!!! rich-1: you need to be a 15 year old femaile to appreciate it Pamela: sure, that's why your 42 year old daughter, 59 year old sister-in-law, 28 year old niece etc are all on it Frances: How's Meeka doing and any info on Doug's problem? BobS: EVERYBODY wants to be young Pamela: not to mention Dale, Neil, Christopher Pamela: oh wait, not Chris Frances: I'm going to haveto look at this BobS: Meeka is having some fever reactions to the meds for now....doug knows nuthin' til mid August rich-1: is it fair to guess the doctors aren't hugely concerned with Doug, figuring he can wait? BobS: appears that way Richard.......doctors don't know what to make of doug unless he has more problems.... rich-1: somehow or other it sounds vaguely familiar Pamela: you have to log in to get on the site Mom BobS: BUT with the heart stopping 2 times; would make me awfully worried about WHAT could happen later Pamela: I'll show you the next time I'm over Daniel: hello Frances Frances: meaning that unless they catch him in the act, the won't know anything Daniel: sorry, I was away, again. Pamela: I hope he doesn't repeat that act! Frances: hello, Daniel rich-1: yes, I'd be pretty damn nervous too, Bob BobS: AGAIN?????? BobS: yes, IF the heart stops somewhere and doesn't start up, he could be ....gone....... BobS: betterhope that 911 emergency is closeby Daniel: I'm doing some cut in a video I did when I went at Fêtes de la Nouvelle-France JudyCMAA: that is what we worry about Pamela: in fact he'd better not! Frances: Bob, are they sure the heart actualy stops? he doesn't just faint? Daniel: I already release 2 videos of it in my "dailymotion" profile BobS: actually stoped for about 20 seconds, got it on tape in the ambulance Frances: how did it start again? Frances: all by itself? Daniel: arythmie cardiaque? JudyCMAA: we are not sure about that, they may have had to zap him Frances: yes, Daniel, probably rich-1: something like, Daniel, but more a full stoppage JudyCMAA: was the word that we got from a fireman BobS: D&M thought it started by itself,...........Doughter # 1 husband talked to fireman who was ther and he said they defibrilated Dougs heart Daniel: In my family, it's "genetic". some of us have heart problem, sometimes stop during our sleep. it's very dangerous, but what can we do about it. BobS: 'so.........we don't know rich-1: Bob and I have the arrythmia, but our hearts keep beating, if unevenly Frances: Bob, that problem I e-mailed you about is an arrhythmia BobS: get tested for "sleep apnea" and if have it, they give you a mask to wear at night which pumps air into your mouth and nose to keep you breathing Frances: you been tested Bob? BobS: but that is not what he has Frances.......don't remember jsut what both were, but not the same BobS: tested for what ?????? Frances: sleep apnea BobS: nope, I am normal........ :-) BobS: Judy says NAW he don't have taht poroblem Frances: what Bob and Richard have is atrial fibrillation JudyCMAA: at least that is not one of his problems BobS: sucks, but doctor sasy won't kill yoyu rich-1: but you did do a sleep study at some point, didn't you, Bob? BobS: no JudyCMAA: his dad does though BobS: me, I sleep like a baby Frances: not directly at any rate, Bob Frances: but it causes heart failure in the long run BobS: well.......IF it progresses, my mom had it for years and had noa dditional problems BobS: typically, we are told, heart problems progress from simple to more complex BobS: so Doug may develop more problems later JudyCMAA: at least not with her heart rich-1: once you get treatment, it seems to cease to be a problem rich-1: now that I have the CPAP machine I seem to sleep better than "normal" sleepers JudyCMAA: will probably end out with a pace maker if problems continue Frances: but still can't stay awake BobS: I started with bouts of ventricular tachycardia, then progressed into a-fib sometimes, then a-fib all the time JudyCMAA: and stress is a big factor in A-fib Frances: a-fib causes ventricular tachycardia BobS: sweat like it is 200 degrees fahrenheit........not so tired......jsut sweat Frances: but treatment is supposed to slow the ventricular rhythm BobS: SO, I need to retire, be rich, retire, be rich.........ummmm must be more to it Pamela: win a lottery? JudyCMAA: his real problem is the rhythm thing rich-1: yeah, I've been retired for 17 years and still have a-fib BobS: I"ve got rhythm, I've got music............ JudyCMAA: maybe I will get a good job and he can retire Frances: what are you taking for it now, Bob BobS: it is TOO stressful licing in Toronto Pamela: you've got your girl, who could ask for anything more? BobS: living JudyCMAA: can't win if you don't play BobS: tenormin to slow the heart rate and bring blood pressure down BobS: right Pam Frances: can't win, anyway BobS: old generic medicine, but works great for me....(zestril too) JudyCMAA: that is true, Frances Frances: never heard of the first one, zestril is an ACE inhibitor, I think rich-1: in Ontario pharmacies must supply generic equivalents unless the doctor fills out a form specifying otherwise Guy B.: That's what I'm taking for my blood pressure. The generic is called Liznopril. rich-1: as long as the generic equivalent is cheaper, of course BobS: tenormin [brand] = atenol [generic] Frances: yes, a beta blocker - I just looked it up Frances: Richard's on a beta blocker now, too rich-1: yes, when I was in hospital that changed my medications all around Frances: an ACE inhibitor, Guy? rich-1: one good thing, they took me off warfarin BobS: WHY ????????????????????????????????????? BobS: you want a stroke????????? Frances: I'm on an ACE inhib itor too, ramipril Guy B.: That's what my doctor prescribed for my high blood pressure. It's now normal range with it. I still do a lot of walking with Annie Pamela: brb rich-1: too much danger of my bleeding to death - teh reason I went to hospital turned out to be internal haemmorage Frances: well, Bob, it also caused a lot of trouble Guy B.: I'm also on a diaretic medicine too. Frances: me too, Guy rich-1: lasix, Guy? Frances: he had too very dangerous internal hemorrhages, Bob BobS: hmmmmmm............bummer BobS: then it seems your bllod is thin enough, eh?????? rich-1: I'm on daily aspirin, Bob - not as good as warfarin but not as dangerous either Frances: for Guy, probably HCT BobS: heck I take 2 aspirins AND 5mg warfarin Frances: that's two BobS: need to get it checked one day................soon???????.............maybe........if time............... Frances: Bob, I'm not sure that Richard has much a-fib BobS: been running consistently around 1-8 BobS: I have permanent afib Frances: just after he came home, he had a bout and it was obvious BobS: it is ALWAYS in A fib Frances: that's why he went back for 5 more days BobS: aint bad once you get used to it BobS: pretty soon your body doesn't know the difference rich-1: mine seems to come and go, moderate into invisibility then come back, wham! Frances: well, if they can control the heart rate, it helps rich-1: emember I'm still on prednisone for the bout of amiodarone lung Frances: yes, and I keep forgetting that but it doesn't affect a-fib rich-1: no, but it does affect the decision on warfarin JudyCMAA: problems, problems health is the pits when it doesn't work right Frances: right, Judy rich-1: yes, and after a while the problems start to get to be a real nuisance Frances: how are you doing? BobS: car was great too, until ti didn't work right rich-1: beer time - brb JudyCMAA: but I will not complain if I can get a job in the medical field Frances: yes but you can get a new car BobS: that is TRUE BobS: new body hard to get Frances: you looking for a full time job, Judy? BobS: she WANTS to be my sugar mama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 BobS: so that is a YES JudyCMAA: not yet have to finish my classes first Frances: but eventually? Pamela: back JudyCMAA: yes, that is the plan Frances: is Bob going to keep house? BobS: BACK ??????? where you were????? BobS: thought we were telling you stories Pamela: getting dessert JudyCMAA: he may have to if I work more than he does BobS: oh man Guy B.: I'm thinking about taking Basic A+ Certification course. Frances: why do you need Basic, Guy? BobS: do it Guy, would make a good addition to your resume BobS: you are in computer work Guy B.: You have to start from there in order to take the advance course. Frances: do they use Basic anymore? Guy B.: My local college is offering this online. Daniel: I've just finish another clip of "fêtes de la nouvelle-france". JudyCMAA: I am thinking of taking the Word over again and then see if I can pass the exam Daniel: http://www.dailymotion.com/newcoleco/video/4568999 rich-1: I have a nice bottle of Boreale Noire - salut, Daniel! BobS: think he is talking about CompTIA a+ computer certification BobS: cool Daniel Frances: what's that BobS: basically, the big bottomstone for getting hired to fix and/or repair computers Frances: I take it, Judy, that you took Word and didn't pass it? Guy B.: Eventually I may look into taking some more courses. I have an Excel class at work coming up. JudyCMAA: I have been telling Bob he may need to take some courses and getting into something completely different JudyCMAA: I already took the Excel class Pamela: I'm having enough trouble trying to squeeze out time for my compliance courses Frances: I don't know Word but is it that tough? JudyCMAA: just have not tried the certification exam yet rich-1: It's a big investment for someone so near retirement, but the options aren't that great it seems BobS: A+ certification covers building computers, installing hardware, configuring hardware and networks, troubleshooting software problems Guy B.: This one is on data lookup functions rich-1: gee, Bob, you should be able to pass that without even studying JudyCMAA: not if he can get into one of the programs that will pay for the classes Frances: Pam, what compliance courses to you take? rich-1: yes, that's always a help, Judy rich-1: and he might even stumble on something he doesn't know JudyCMAA: the exam was at least for me BobS: have taken the online tests Richard and passed them, but without taking further computer classes, what do I use the A+ certification for ?????? Pamela: just courses for work that you must complete -things like ethics, etc JudyCMAA: but it all depends on who you take to about all these exams. BobS: passing the test and being comfortable fixing a strangers comptuers problems are two different items Pamela: I haven't had an opportunity to see what else Learning Connect offers Pamela: too darn busy rich-1: you can wave it at a computer shop, Bob, and they might hire you rich-1: not sure how tight the market is for techs right now JudyCMAA: tonight in class there were several taking the class over because they failed the exam BobS: but I would want more training before throwing myhat into that ring rich-1: why: judging by the techs I've seen, I could do as well and sometimes better BobS: knowing and practising can be differents things BobS: true JudyCMAA: that is what I keep telling him BobS: but to be really successful, it is nice to know what to do Frances: Guy, my very old spreadsheet program has lookup functions and I've had a look at them but I imagine Excel is much more complicated rich-1: look at Ron Mitchell - he'll tackle any computer any time, and he has no formal training JudyCMAA: no it is not Frances, just works easier BobS: nope Frances, Excel is pretty much the same BobS: unless you wnat to get tested, and then you need to know all the tiny secrets Frances: I'm using my Amiga and everything is at least 10 years old BobS: Word is the same way, Judy can do it, but passing the test is another story JudyCMAA: is easier to set up the spread sheet than Adamcalc was, I have worked with both rich-1: maybe I should give her the Ubuntu disc and let her play with Open Office Pamela: have you worked with Lotus 1-2-3 at all Judy? Frances: yes but AdamCalc had severe memory problems BobS: fromwhat I have used OpenOffice, it seems slower and more cumbersome than Microsoft programs JudyCMAA: they do not allow the whole program to work in the way it is supposed to in the exam, really dumb Pamela: meaning that it won't allow shorcuts? Pamela: shortcuts, sorry JudyCMAA: no, never worked with Lotus rich-1: I have the live disc, you can't save permanently, but you can run and use the programs rich-1: I have used it here last time XP went snake on me JudyCMAA: learned a medical program in class BobS: Excel is very similar ot ADAMcalc, except the formula's are pretty much onhand to just slap into place where you want them, no typing them in byu hand Daniel: it's slower because of Java, Bob. JudyCMAA: not really Daniel Frances: all spreadsheet programs are similar Frances: it's the details that count BobS: Openoffice does not use java ???????? Pamela: that's true - I had very little trouble switching from Lotus to Excel JudyCMAA: most programs are similar BobS: word processor programs are the same thing Frances, see one see all......just the devil in the details Frances: but the newer programs have more features and can do more complicatd things BobS: which we don't really need often IF at all JudyCMAA: with less complications Pamela: sometimes they do, sometimes they balk : ) rich-1: yes, more complexity and less documentation Frances: for word processing, I don't need much BobS: me either........... JudyCMAA: I have books of information on both Word and EXcel Frances: but spreadsheets are a different matter - I use them a lot BobS: my biggest problem lately is to keep a printer working..........darn printheads Frances: they make good databases, for one Pamela: that's how I started using them Mom Pamela: lists for the most part Frances: the Amiga spreadsheet prog. I'm using has special database functions Daniel: OpenOffice uses Java for some parts and some people think it wasn't a good idea. well, Java is not open source and open-office want to be open source. there still problem to convert from MS documents to OpenOffice format, but I like the integrated PDF document generator. Pamela: it's the only way to keep your columns straight Frances: you're right, Pam Frances: I keep all my travel lists on a spreadsheet Guy B.: I use it all the time. Work is the only place I use Word and Excel JudyCMAA: Excel is a very good spreadsheet, I use that for the antique business rich-1: pity one can't boot from an external USB drive - then we could have all the programs Frances: wouldn't get out the door without them Pamela: maybe I should try that Guy B.: Just checked the radar. More storms are heading towards me. Pamela: but wait, first I would have to pry the computer out of Russells hands : ) Frances: when we first got the trailer, I typed out the lists and had complicated checking marks for multiple years
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changed username to rich-2 Guy B.: And the best part of OpenOffice, you can read and write to Microsoft's file formats. The only exception is Office 2007. Frances: Pam, you have the laptop now - keep them there Pamela: you know, I still use that system Mom Pamela: the checkmarks I mean rich-2: OK, what did me in this time? Pamela: weren't me Papa rich-2: and it wasn't your mother either rich-2: guess now you see why I need to rebuild my C drive Frances: now, I just re-print the lists every time I use them BobS: it was GUY and his weather BobS: si senor Richard BobS: build it strong mon Frances: yes, Guy I looked at the satellite photo and I see the weather coming rich-2: I have to do a clean install - format c:\ u\ BobS: HA and Guy has a BIG storm cominghis way Frances: he keeps threatening, Bob, but still hasn't done it BobS: better hit the basement Guy rich-2: a repair install just plain wont work - I already tried Guy B.: I think we made up our rainfall for this summer Frances: send some to us, Guy Pamela: are you going to wipe the drive and start again Dad? Pamela: yes, we could use it Guy B.: Don't have a basement here. rich-2: yes - only C of course; D and E should remain untouched Pamela: instead of that rainforest effect we had yesterday Guy B.: My pleasure, wish it would veer north JudyCMAA: we are inches low in rainfall and you can really tell, it is really brown around here BobS: you got the idea Richard, FORMAT and start over, trouble is..........the old stuff is STILL there, we have reformatted drives to sue for ADAM hard drives, then taken them back to the ibm world, AND the odl format is still olnt he disk rich-2: yes, whole branches are yellowing on our trees JudyCMAA: we are supposed to get some storms tonight Frances: wow, Guy, I just looked again - that's some cloud coming your way! BobS: ANd leaves flling off like fall BobS: falling rich-2: yes, our lawn is littered with leaves today, Bob Frances: Chicago seems to specialize in these storms - remember last year BobS: that red cloud may bring us storms tomorrow sometime JudyCMAA: are you so dry up there also BobS: maybe.................... Pamela: don't remind me : ) rich-2: anyway, I know formatting isn't "real" but XP treats it as such, ignores everything still there and finally overwrites it Frances: yes, we're dry, Judy Frances: we get rains in storms then it gets hot and dries up everything rich-2: actually had some spatters of rain yesterday, but not enough to do any good Pamela: I wish the heat would go away Pamela: I'm starting to think I'll never be cool again Pamela: just enough to rearrange the dirt on my windshield : ( BobS: what I have done is to copy the cd to a windows directory, then install windows into a different directory so that it doesn't write over top of the old version you 'formatted' out JudyCMAA: I saw the hummingbird tonight haven't seen them as much this summer and the finches are not so plentiful Pamela: do you have feeders up Judy? rich-2: the reason I'm having trouble, I believe, is that the registry is corrupt BobS: may be a bad spot onthe drive also Frances: no, I haven't seen finches much either JudyCMAA: yes, we have feeders Frances: I'm not feeding at the moment but I'm watering JudyCMAA: we have a few but not as many as we usually have Pamela: we have two at the trailer, the hummingbirds go right for them dozens of times a dahy Frances: starlings love water! rich-2: no, I've done a chkdsk recently, also a defrag (not always the best policy with XP) Frances: birdbaths are hilarious - I wish I had a VCR JudyCMAA: we are watering too, never saw the birds go after the bird baths like this year Pamela: I'm going to have to come and hang out with the birdbath Mom - I never see the hilarity Frances: you just need to hand around until the starlings arrive then watch the fun Pamela: you mean a camcorder Mom? JudyCMAA: they like to go in the pond also is really cute to watch them take a bath in the pond BobS: you can KEEP those stinking starlings Frances: all the starlings want in at once and the house sparrows hand AROUND THE OUTSIDE Frances: yes, a camcorder Frances: I need a much bigger birdbath JudyCMAA: we don't want the starlings, Pamela: why not more birdbaths? Frances: don't know to get one Pamela: instead of bigger? Frances: well, a birdbath on the lawn has to be moved all the time Guy B.: I got XP worked out with the Compaq. I do have to reinstall a program that will enable me to use the CD writer. Frances: the one I have sits on a concrete pad - it's Rita's old AC base Frances: I stole it Pamela: good choice : ) Guy B.: Then I'll test the rest of the programs I have on the drive. JudyCMAA: burned my wrist at class tonight, was putting a cover on a styro cup and it just sunk into itself Frances: coffee? JudyCMAA: was not a good thing had hot tea all over me Pamela: ouch Judy Frances: oh, tea Pamela: I hate styro cups Guy B.: I think we got rid of those here at work now. Pamela: we're still using them Pamela: bugs me Pamela: not environmentally friendly JudyCMAA: never had such a thing happen before but two other women said they had the same thing happen to them rich-2: little interjection, Pam - if you are coming over in the next little while, remember I'd welcome Harry Potter and Master & Commander Guy B.: That's it and I remember a friend that I worked with was pushing for the company to eliminate them. rich-2: and remind me I have an Anee McCaffrey book (she's lead author) for you Frances: can we recycle styrofoam? BobS: yes somewhere Frances: yes, recycle? Pamela: not to my knowledge Mom JudyCMAA: yes, you can recycle them Pamela: Dad next time I'm by I'll bring those with me Guy B.: We recycle all of our paper at work and pop cans too. Pamela: which Anne McCaffrey, since I've recently acquired quite a few of them Frances: yes, we do too, Guy - we get pickup on those Pamela: Pern book? rich-2: OK, let us know in advance and we can remind each other JudyCMAA: they recycle them at church Frances: but not styrofoam rich-2: also remind me to show you Ubuntu and how the "live" CD works Pamela: as do we Guy, along with plastic Frances: and soon plastic bags Pamela: so it puzzles me why we're still using styrofoam cups Frances: because they have some insultation value rich-2: I think it';s "the city who fought" Pamela: oh, not a pern book then Pamela: hmm JudyCMAA: there must be some places that recycle them Frances: I'll have to investigate, Judy Pamela: I think our transfer stations take polystyrene (styrofoam) but it's not collected Frances: yes, I think you're right Frances: we collect yard waste too and I've got 3 containers for them tonight Frances: and I'm thinking of using the Green Bin during the winter Pamela: I wish we had more facilities for recycling here in the building Pamela: we don't have nearly enough room for all the recycling we collect Frances: bring it over here Pamela: oh we get rid of it all eventually, but ya gotta be on your toes Pamela: we get picked up on Pamela: Thursday morning rich-2: we recycle fanatically and still barely make it worthwhile for them to pick it up Pamela: if you don't have it out by Friday evening, forget it Frances: lots of paper from us Pamela: and of course it's worse just before someone moves Pamela: how is it that a household like ours which doesn't get newspapers and only one magazine, which I keep, has soooo much paper recycling??? rich-2: moving we wouldn't know about ;-) Pamela: I'm trying to forget Frances: don't know, daughter Daniel: bonne nuit à tous, goodnight all, je vais continuer un projet de jeu avant d'aller dormir, I'm going to continue a game project before to go sleep. JudyCMAA: we recycle the papers at Ryan's school they have a ben for it Guy B.: Well folks, I'm going to get going. See you all next week Daniel: bye bob, judy, rich, pam, guyb and frances. Pamela: bonne nuit, Daniel Pamela: night Guy Frances: don't stay up too late, Daniel BobS: nite Daniel JudyCMAA: night Guy Guy B.: Nite Daniel Pamela: (PRIVATE) hugs to you BobS: time to go here also kids. rich-2: hey Daniel, you're getting more bilingual by the day - neat! Bonsoir, nos vieux; a la prochaine! JudyCMAA: night Daniel Daniel: talk to you next week with, i hope, a good coleco surprise. Guy B.: (PRIVATE) Me too Guy B.: Poof
Guy B. left chat session BobS: heck Danile is practaically an english major Frances: bye, Daniel Pamela: I need to file my nails again JudyCMAA: you working on the game they were talking about last week Pamela: darn things keep growing Daniel: thanks, chatting is easier than talking. JudyCMAA: mine are all broke Frances: clip them, daughter - much faster Pamela: takes too much Mom Frances: Daniel, you do fine - don't fuss Daniel: judy, it's a surprise I said, I can'T tell you. ;-) JudyCMAA: will have to wait then Frances: too much? rich-2: I'll keep another good Quebec beer aside to celebrate Pamela: you can't take small amounts with a clipper Daniel: *poof* Frances: take the big bites with the clipper, smoothwith a file
Daniel left chat session BobS: so Cleeclan..........we say GOOD NIGHT from dark Michigan Pamela: for now, rather use the file BobS: hope we don't get those chicago storms here Frances: good night, Slopsemas BobS: darn BIG red spot on radar Pamela: night Bob, thanks for the info on T's BobS: yes'm glad to help, just HOLLERE Frances: yes it is Bob JudyCMAA: have to go myself, have to watch Josh and Michael tomorrow and have class tomorrow night rich-2: OK Bob, Judy, your time I see, so see you next week Pamela: oh I will don't worry : ) BobS: see ya's next week yes ????????? Pamela: Night Judy Pamela: yes JudyCMAA: they will be here at 7:15 BobS: am Frances: me too, kid JudyCMAA: will be a long day Frances: had enough BobS: nite
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