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  1. No, I definitely won't say anything to her about it. She is going through a rough time emotionally as it is (due to other things) and I won't even consider letting her know about this. I do want them to have a good relationship at some point. I don't think it is going to happen, but I pray that it does. I'm still very angry about this, and embarrassingly, still feeling vindictive. (not really in my nature to be like that) Although it is on the behalf of my daughter that I feel this way...I really and truly couldn't care less about relationship with this other woman. She is actually doing me a favor by taking him off my hands. LOL, I was actually tempted to send her flowers and on the note say "he's your problem now" (obviously I didn't though...I do have a little more class than that)
  2. Actually there are some negotiated things. I have printed out his credit card statements since he has moved down to Miami. He has made multiple plane trips and stayed at resorts with his new lady love...while DD and I are suffering financially. I cant find a job until I move back to Florida (when DD heads off to college) and I am not sure how easily it will be to find one. I haven't worked in 19 years and am "deaf" by legal definition. (profound hearing loss, both ears, with only 30% speech discrimination) So here I am coming up on 59. It doesn't mean I don't have any intention of finding work (I DO!) But it will be nowhere near what I was making before we got married and he asked me to give up my job (and pension) to move up to Georgia.
  3. Yes, I have one. Supposedly a good one. But haven't heard much from her. This virus has more or less stalled the court system.
  4. Versailles All I can say is (channeling my inner George Takei) Oh My!
  5. As some of you know, DH and I are getting a divorce. It is taking a lot longer than it should due to the virus and courts being closed. I'm not upset about the divorce, the marriage really should have ended a long time ago. The setting: DH moved to Miami last July. (at the time he had said that he wanted me to move down once DD graduated.) In late October, he informed me he wanted a divorce. Oh, and in June of last year (or before) he started having an affair with an old schoolmate of ours - although I'm not supposed to know about that) The current: Our daughter is graduating from high school on July 25th. (they had postponed the ceremony due to the virus). She will even be speaking at the graduation. DH said that due to the virus that he couldn't come. (he is a doctor and Miami is being hit hard). Just found out that the week our daughter is graduating, he will not be in Miami, but in Savannah with his new girlfriend. Two weeks later is daughter's 18th birthday...again he will be on a trip with his new girlfriend. I am pretty much livid right now. (And, no...my daughter doesn't know any of this, nor am I going to tell her...it would really hurt her) I'm also feeling somewhat vindictive. I know that is wrong, but I feel like kicking him in the monetary nuts.
  6. I had thought of a general contractor. The actual house also needs a lot of work, but I am going to have to do it a bit at a time. If I could find a reasonably priced contractor, then I could test him on one project before I hire him for all projects.
  7. That is my second option. I want to see what the entire cost to do all the things I want to on the carport and if it is cost prohibitive, I could have it torn down and get one of those steel 2 car garages and put it at the back of the property. (but considering it is cinder block, it may cost more to tear down than to fix up.) The carport, as it is, was at one time an open carport with a room to the side of it. but over time, people have done (admittedly weird) things to it to sort of close it in except for the front. The side room and supports are made of cinder/concrete block so properly closing it up should not be too much of a deal. I'm not down there right now so I can't get a picture of it. I tried to google up something similar but I can't find one. but it is sort of mid century style.
  8. I have a detached carport. It really is a sorry little thing, but that is besides the point. The roof is seriously rotted and needs replaced. Whomever decided it needed to have a flat roof was an idiot. Again, that is beside the point. What I want to do is to rip the whole thing off and build an entirely new roof, rafters and all. One that will have something along the lines of a 6/12 pitch which will give me a little bit of storage space above. Now the question is...what type of professional would I call to do this? A friend said a roofer does this, but I thought they just dealt with the laying on and repairing the outer roof. So can my very knowledgeable CB friends help me out here and tell me who to call?
  9. No, just live in a rural area.
  10. Echo has Netflix, Angel has Hulu, I have Amazon streaming. There are a couple of more that I am interested in as well. (britbox and maybe that new one with Picard on it) The thing is, sometimes there is sucky slow internet. Is there a way to stream to a DVR at a slow hour when things aren't so busy (ie middle of the night), so that we can watch it the next day, or whenever? I'm trying to decide if I want to keep my Dish Network when I move back to Jax or just go the streaming route.
  11. OK, I'm not understanding something here. What does the Stimulus check (which comes from the government) have to do with the salary you earn from the company you work for? That is like saying that Mary (or Josh) gets $150 a month child support (or a has second source of income)....so the company wants to deduct that to help make payroll. No. just no. Apparently the company is owned by ImageNet Consulting. There is a follow up story: https://www.kxan.com/news/company-that-wanted-its-workers-stimulus-checks-apologizes-for-ill-advised-plan/
  12. Tigz

    I miss Tee

    I think there was some sort of disagreement over something stupid like the site template changing. Or at least...the two events coincided. Plus a lot of folks got into FB. I prefer CB personally. I don't like having to deal with those two forbidden subjects that get people banned here. Matter of fact, I'm thinking of setting up a cot here and not come out until next January.
  13. No, not confusing them, just showing that something can survive in the wild and infect you later than what you thought. I think the biggest thing they need to decide is "when" someone becomes contagious. For example, with the common cold and the flu, you are contagious 24 hours prior to symptoms emerging. As of yet (at least according to WHO) they have not determined when, exactly, a person becomes contagious. It is hypothesized that same 24 hours prior to symptom onset. BUT from what I have read it is most contagious when you are the sickest (again, according to WHO), whereas with the Flu, you are most contagious from the day before symptoms are present, and the first 4 days. (which is arguably when you would be the sickest). However, with the flu, you can be contagious for another 3 weeks after symptoms have stopped. I'm not sure about COVID-19.
  14. yup, they are very Sirius about it.
  15. OK, this may have been mentioned before (sorry, couldn't make it all the way through all the arguments) but I did want to say something about the incubation time.... The 14 days is a "guess" going by previous similar viruses. However... Corona type viruses in animals, the virus can live on a hard surface for up to 28 days. If this is in anyway similar, the incubation might not be up to 14 days but rather getting infected by something that you touched that had been infected with the virus in that time period. For example, you buy a knickknack someplace that someone with the virus touched. You put it in your luggage but don't touch the area infected....fly home a week later. Put it on your curio touching the infected area, then touch your nose, eyes or whatever, and you get sick a day or two later. The incubation wasn't a week and a half (or however long) but just a few days. The only reason I mention this is I have had something similar happen to me when the DH and DD came down with a stomach bug. A week or so later I picked up soiled clothing that I had previously missed, then bam! Guess who got the pukey runny poos the next day?
  16. Tigz

    I miss Tee

    Or maybe some scotch......Definitely some scotch. Scotch with a shenanigan chaser.
  17. and OC, and IslandGirl. I need some shenanigans.
  18. Not to mention that they didn't own it, but rented it. And you are right, that is in no way a mansion. Something like that here just sold for $175K (granted we aren't in an affluent neighborhood in LA)
  19. Also have asbestos floor tiles. Covered it. (which they now suggest rather than removing)
  20. no more kids. Not planing on eating it.
  21. First off.... My house was built in 1950. My mother's house was built in 1956. The problem: Paint in the bathrooms and kitchen. The original paint is....might I say...resilient. Nothing will stick to it. I paint, it peals. I have painted my bathroom several times and it always ends up pealing. (granted, I need to install a exhaust fan). My mother's bathroom is having the same problem. Although she had hers professionally painted. Does anyone know what type of paint they used in the early 50s? It looks almost like some type of enamel....not a single brush stroke, completely solid and somewhat shiny (more than eggshell, but not really high gloss...except for the cabinets). It can be scrubbed with a brillo pad and I don't think the paint would come off. (haven't tried, but it's an idea) Anyway, what type of paint is this and how do I manage to paint over it without it ending up pealing?
  22. He'd have to be able to get it up to do that.
  23. as in "Soon To Be X" (ex) ? Yup Would have preferred to wait until after DD graduated (which was my plan), but he had to go and do it a year early and cause problems. But, meh. It is what it is.
  24. Gosh, don't even know where to start. 1st. Hubby moved to Miami in mid-July. (good riddance, but yet we are still married) 2nd. My mother (who lives in Jax) had a massive stroke at the end of July (but with the miraculous stroke medication she came out only somewhat worse for wear but still needs someone with her 24/7.) 3rd. My son (Echo) works weekends up here in GA, so someone has to be there with my mother overnight on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. That person is me. 4th. My Daughter is 17 and is a senior in high school. She has a good head on her shoulders and doesn't have a problem with staying by herself. (I also have emergency contacts for her, in addition, Echo is there if she needs him) Neither my daughter nor I are happy with the arrangement. She misses me and I miss her while I am gone. This is our last year together before she goes off to college. Since DH has moved, she feels free to come out of her room and has become downright sociable. (that is another story in and of itself so I won't go into it here) Well, she mentioned to her therapist that I have to go down just about every weekend to tend my mother. The therapist told her that I should just put her (my mother) in a nursing home and be done with it. Angel told her that my mother doesn't want to be in a nursing home. The therapist told her we should just force it on her through the courts. WTF????? It is good I wasn't there for that particular session. I would have seriously told the lady off. My mother is dying. She has end stage COPD, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and high (and low) blood pressure. Just before Thanksgiving, she became unresponsive (for over 6 hours) I headed down there and my sister flew out from Washington because all indicators would be that she wouldn't last another 24 hours. But...My mother being my mother and who has more lives than a darn cat came out of it. She is considerably weaker now and has more problems with speaking like she did right after her stroke. She is better and I think she will make it through the holidays, but her time is almost upon her. I WILL NOT force the woman leave her home of 50 years. At least not unless we can no longer take care of her. She has home health aides 4 hours each morning and 4 hours each night and we take care of the rest. She has a hospice nurse and respiratory therapist come out once or twice a week. (we put her in the hospice program after the event that happened just before Thanksgiving) I understand the therapist suggesting a nursing home. She really should be in one (or rather a hospice facility since she is now on hospice). But she doesn't want to go to one, She wants to be home in her comfortable surroundings where she can look at the pictures on the wall, pet her demon of a cat, and watch Family Feud all day long. No, what really set me off was when the therapist suggested that we should force her into a facility. She apparently has no concept of familial responsibilities to aged parents. I'm trying the very best I can to be there both for my daughter and my mother. But apparently that isn't good enough. I guess she thinks I should send dear old mom to the glue factory.

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