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Writers' Showcase / Re: The anthology I'm in comes out in 3 weeks
« on: October 26, 2017, 07:01:26 am »
Sounds like a fantastic publication. So happy for you!

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:40:20 am »
I’m sorry for your loss, Iggy. It sounds like you have some good memories of your brother.


Jana, I’m glad you two are having a wonderful time.

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Forum and Member News / Re: When one door closes, a window opens....
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:15:28 am »
This sounds very promising! I hope it all works out well for you. :)

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 21, 2017, 09:40:16 am »
So glad to hear the fires are contained. That is good news indeed.

The husband and I arrived in Spain yesterday. Our first flight from Colombo to Jeddah was 1.5 hour late leaving - it took that long to get the meals aboard the aircraft. We then spent 6 or 7 hours in the Jeddah airport waiting for the next flight, which was 45 minutes late leaving. This one was late because they didn’t have the right seat extender seat belt thingie for *me*, and it took that long to find one. The ones they had on board didn’t fit the seat belts. Oops. Anyway, even though it left 45 minutes late, it managed to arrive in Madrid 1.5 hours late. We then had to take the train from Madrid to Valencia, and the earliest train that had seats was at 8:40pm, so we spent 5 hours in the train station waiting to leave. And I got harrassed by two people in Spanish in the three minutes that Fahim was gone to get us food - we had good seats, and they wanted Fahim’s. All I could manage was “me esposo” as I pointed at the seat, “no entiendo” and... Yeah. That’s it. The one guy looked like he was just going to move Fahim’s backpack himself, he was that pushy. And then they glared at me for the next hour, long after Fahim came back and sat down.

Anyway. We’re in Valencia. We’re in a rented apartment. We bought basic groceries this afternoon. We took a four hour nap, much needed. And we’re recovering from the trip. Yay.

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Technical Talk / Re: Password help please
« on: October 17, 2017, 11:15:15 pm »
1Password is another excellent password manager. It also will generate random passwords for you, and you can sync it between your computer and your phone or tablet. We've been using it for years.

My brother, a fairly paranoid programmer, swears by LastPass, so I'd give that a seal of approval as well.

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:28:44 am »
Side note: we're heading to Spain in a week.

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:27:37 am »
If it affects him in any way - including if it affects ME in a way that could affect how I interact with him or my ability to fulfill my responsibilities - I tell him.  The level of detail in what I share with him is determined by how much impact it has on us.  I don't know if that's sharing-for-bonding or sharing-to-avoid-secrets.
This is pretty much how we do it, too. I don't know the details of every single conversation the hubs has, and I don't care. Him, likewise. But if it impacts him, I share. Him, likewise.

It's not that the rest are secret. If either of us asks, the other tells as much as the asking person wants to know. It's that it's irrelevant and unimportant to the other person. We tell no lies and we don't evade. We just don't volunteer absolutely everything.

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:01:13 pm »
Nope. But why not be excited for you, Patty? It would be an adventure, right? :)

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:16:14 am »
Grenada! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!

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Technical Talk / Re: Yahoo accounts hacked
« on: October 04, 2017, 09:48:33 pm »
I quit using Yahoo for email a very very long time ago. In the beginning, it was okay. But that didn't last very long.

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 03, 2017, 10:43:33 pm »
Jana, I also love reading about your adventures, so please, please do share them here.

I've done my own share of travel for work, as have other people close to me, so I'm well aware that travel for work isn't always fun. Of course it depends on the scheduling and how much down time you have, and that depends on the other people involved.

I'm glad you're getting these two vacations. :)

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: October 02, 2017, 01:15:10 am »
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As people do in many rural and northern Manitoba communities, the Stantics took their daughter for a "northern safari" to the dump to watch the bears.

It's not just northern Manitoba. It's a thing in quite a few parts in the western bits of Canada. I'm not saying people will go out every weekend to the dump and watch bears, but it'll happen every now and then.

I didn't, but back when I lived in Fort McMurray, Alberta, we'd go out to Gregoire Lake and I'd get my fill of bear watching there.

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Mormon Life / Re: PRAYER LIST
« on: October 01, 2017, 10:04:43 pm »
You'll have my prayers, Iggy. I'm so sorry for your loss.

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: September 29, 2017, 11:24:56 pm »
Jana, I hope your trip to Egypt is lovely and relaxing and exactly what you asked for. :)

I'm glad SweetPea is talking to you again. I'm sorry she rained on that day. Hugs and kisses and prayers.

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General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: September 28, 2017, 11:23:33 pm »
Jana, I don't think I knew you were looking forward to a trip to Egypt and a Nile cruise. You'll be meeting up with Jan? I hope you have a great time!

Derrell, ah, got it. Well, there are plenty of furballs who'll take and give as much affection as you can handle. Make yourself comfortable and no doubt they'll do a pile on if you want. :)

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