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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

If my phone can go online, we are not paying for that.

I know very little about cell phones and service plans.

I thought that if a phone was equipped with wifi capability you could access the internet anywhere there was a wifi signal without having to pay extra for it.

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I've got a FedEx delivery scheduled for sometime today. 

It will be a fairly large box that weighs around 70 lbs. 

Of course, the weather forecast shows 73% chance of afternoon downpours and thunderstorms, so it's possible I'll have to run outside in the pouring rain to bring it in.

I'm all ready though.

I have my hand truck sitting just outside the backdoor with a blue tarp clamped to it so I can meet the guy in the driveway, sit the box on the hand truck and cover it with the tarp before it gets too wet.

Hopefully it will get here before the wet weather moves in.

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I CAN NOT BELIEVE I AM HERE!  CAN YOU?

What a miserable 3 or 4 days.  I was supposed to have internet service on Friday!  I still don't have any TV service!  What a PITA!  I'm going stir crazy here with just a clock radio for entertainment.

I put a call in to an antenna company, if I hear from them in the next few hours, I will cancel the damned dish.

I'd feel a little better with the new house if I had all of the creature comforts I love so much. I called someone about some vertical blinds, they will be here on Thursday. Who wants to see an old man wandering around in his underwear?
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Relax and give everything time.

You'll settle in before you know it.

A few months and you'll love the place.
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Many thanks to the AT&T lineman who found the problem. He even used his iPad to help me register a new account.  The house did not even have a phone line.  It's kinda funny, the nice looking, young realtor said...

People still use land lines?  Hell yes! If you're back here in bum f*ck Egypt!
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My "land line" is VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol)

IOW, it's a Magic Jack.

Same tech as getting your telephone, TV cable and internet all bundled from the same company.

The phone uses the internet router to send and receive calls.

Handy and cheap, but when your router goes out, your phone goes out too.

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Oh!  And, just in case I left out details of my life these days...

I blew my right shoulder out on Friday, not sure if it will heal but it sure hurts to move and sleeping isn't easy either.

It's supposed to be in the 90s tomorrow!  Menards did not have a window AC that would fit in these windows.  I bought one of these. An indoor air conditioner.



As you can see, it vents outside. But there will be water that builds up in the process. You are supposed to move it to a drain location. Confused  The thing weighs every bit of a hundred pounds dry!
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Oh!  And, just in case I left out details of my life these days...

I blew my right shoulder out on Friday, not sure if it will heal but it sure hurts to move and sleeping isn't easy either.

It's supposed to be in the 90s tomorrow!  Menards did not have a window AC that would fit in these windows.  I bought one of these. An indoor air conditioner.


As you can see, it vents outside. But there will be water that builds up in the process. You are supposed to move it to a drain location. Confused  The thing weighs every bit of a hundred pounds dry!

A couple of posts back I mentioned a FedEx delivery I was expecting a couple of days ago.

Guess what it was.... (I'll give you a hint)....



Black and Decker 10,000 BTU portable a/c.



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You shoulda just moved to FL,  got yourself a nice little bungalow near the beach. 

Now the big question:  Does that place even have heat?  Don't want you to be surprised 6 months from now...
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^  They called it a 'year round' cottage.  It has in-floor radiant heating.  I'm curious to see how comfortable it will be and how much it cost to heat in the dead of winter.

Jimbo, how is your AC working?  I turned mine on this morning, it is back there cycling on and off.  I'll put a fan in the door way to move the cooler air out here.  The living room has these tall sliding windows.  It would have been a pain to install the vent.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

^  They called it a 'year round' cottage.  It has in-floor radiant heating.  I'm curious to see how comfortable it will be and how much it cost to heat in the dead of winter.

Jimbo, how is your AC working?  I turned mine on this morning, it is back there cycling on and off.  I'll put a fan in the door way to move the cooler air out here.  The living room has these tall sliding windows.  It would have been a pain to install the vent.

I haven't even turned it on yet.

It hasn't been super hot down here yet.

A couple more days though..... 
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Mines working pretty well, it's only 79 at 11:00.

My freaking fight with AT&T/DirecTV. I can't believe they have any customers left. I must have talked to 5 different people.  Finally...you can barely understand these people!!

The lady said, "We can't reschedule a time for you at this time."  I lost it!!  Angry

A half an hour later I have a contract with Dish Network and they will be here today.  That's better!

The wife and I have a joint checking/savings account at her Credit Union. She's the primary on the account. I called them today asking for a new account in my name. The lady said she need a copy of my drivers license and something from the Title Company proving my new residence.  Mama will be sooo happy!
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Oh!  From the aka half-a-ranch house.  The blinds people won't be here to measure until Thursday morning.  That means, I'm guessing, at least a week before they will be installed.  I need my privacy and blocking the sun light will help keep the place cooler. I do like the natural light. I had an old bed spread that I chopped up.


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Looking homey-er already. Thumbs Up

I wish my walls and floors were like yours.

Love the stone and wood look.
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^ Thanks!  You could get an AAG Reverse Mortgage and do some remodeling!  The Dish Network guy is here now.  AT&T/DirecTV sent me a summary of the bill...HAH!!  I'll pay for the internet but you ain't getting squat other than that!
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