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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyIII View Post
    Best wishes to Taggart and his noggin for a speedy recovery.
    Thanks! I've made a note to self - Diving head first into thorn bush = bad idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zofia View Post
    Keep save hope you have enough supplies
    So not as much snow as predicted but good as was about an inch followed by ice storm. Nice is that with the inch of snow, walking on the ice over snow, the snow collapses and thus you get traction. But near office maybe they did not get much snow because sidewalks were very slippery. I made it. I leave for dentist in 1.5 hours, but that is no fun as have a filling and a tooth root to be extracted--ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    Thanks! I've made a note to self - Diving head first into thorn bush = bad idea!
    Good thing you must have tucked your head down so no thorns to the eyes.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    Thanks! I've made a note to self - Diving head first into thorn bush = bad idea!
    I am glad you are ok! Although I hear the bush was not so lucky... =(

    You must be more careful if not for you and if not for TC friends for poor Ingélou I could feel the sadness in her message I sure she had awful fright.

    My friend is from the same City as you although he has not lived there since very young child age. Said Glasgow men take no S***e from anyone not even foliage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Kobus View Post
    So not as much snow as predicted but good as was about an inch followed by ice storm. Nice is that with the inch of snow, walking on the ice over snow, the snow collapses and thus you get traction. But near office maybe they did not get much snow because sidewalks were very slippery. I made it. I leave for dentist in 1.5 hours, but that is no fun as have a filling and a tooth root to be extracted--ouch.
    I am glad it was not as bad and you could travel safe. It was cold and rainy here I had to take some food to the homeless shelter place. They don't accept 'hotdogs' anymore would not tell why they used to ask for them because they last long. So we have 20 tins of hotdog will likely make most for after Church or leave them there for poorer peoples.

    I pray for homeless in your country during this cold weather you have. It is much amazing to think what life would be without home home and comfy beds.

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    I put new strings on my guitar. Quite expensive ones, but the basses sound worn out before I even practiced...

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    Worse day people are horrible

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    My internet connection died about 10pm Sunday, tried all the usual things, connections and rebooted router etc, no joy, so had an early (ish) night.

    Had to go out yesterdy morning so didn't report until about 2pm, engineer appointment booked for today betwen 12 & 4pm. At 11am engineer knocked on the door to inform me it was a network fault as I was not the only one in the block with a failure, however network engineers should arrive within the hour; they did, now sorted.

    38 hours with no internet, seemed like a lifetime, no forums, no browsing Ebay nor Amazon. Had to resort to jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, patience etc.
    I'm like my avatar .................. a local ruin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    My internet connection died about 10pm Sunday, tried all the usual things, connections and rebooted router etc, no joy, so had an early (ish) night.

    Had to go out yesterdy morning so didn't report until about 2pm, engineer appointment booked for today betwen 12 & 4pm. At 11am engineer knocked on the door to inform me it was a network fault as I was not the only one in the block with a failure, however network engineers should arrive within the hour; they did, now sorted.

    38 hours with no internet, seemed like a lifetime, no forums, no browsing Ebay nor Amazon. Had to resort to jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, patience etc.
    What about uninterrupted listening time for music?
    I love music. I want music. I need music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    My internet connection died about 10pm Sunday, tried all the usual things, connections and rebooted router etc, no joy, so had an early (ish) night.

    Had to go out yesterdy morning so didn't report until about 2pm, engineer appointment booked for today betwen 12 & 4pm. At 11am engineer knocked on the door to inform me it was a network fault as I was not the only one in the block with a failure, however network engineers should arrive within the hour; they did, now sorted.

    38 hours with no internet, seemed like a lifetime, no forums, no browsing Ebay nor Amazon. Had to resort to jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, patience etc.
    I know just what you mean - I've got so dependent on this little magic 'box of delights', and the posters on various forums that I've got to know.

    Curiously, if I go on holiday and the magic box is forcibly removed, I don't miss it and I feel a bit inhibited about coming back onto the internet again.
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    I have the 2006 DG box set of Mozart piano sonatas by Maria João Pires that I enjoy, but I thought I would try the 2-CD set by Marc-André Hamelin. I ordered it from Amazon, and when it arrived I discovered that it included two copies of disc two and disc one was missing. I notified Amazon, and they sent a replacement right away. Can you guess where this is going? Yep, the replacement had the exact same problem. This time, I decided to return it for a refund and be happy with the Pires recordings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    My internet connection died about 10pm Sunday, tried all the usual things, connections and rebooted router etc, no joy, so had an early (ish) night.

    Had to go out yesterdy morning so didn't report until about 2pm, engineer appointment booked for today betwen 12 & 4pm. At 11am engineer knocked on the door to inform me it was a network fault as I was not the only one in the block with a failure, however network engineers should arrive within the hour; they did, now sorted.

    38 hours with no internet, seemed like a lifetime, no forums, no browsing Ebay nor Amazon. Had to resort to jigsaw puzzles, Scrabble, patience etc.
    Kind of like an alcoholic in the prohibition era straining Sterno through a loaf of french bread so they can drink the alcohol from it.
    "All of Italian opera can be heard in [Bellini's] "Ah! non creda [mirarti]."
    --Renata Scotto in "Scotto, More Than a DIva."

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    I stayed with my sister in Harrogate at New Year. She’s a real Luddite, only has a computer from when she studied with the OU, only opens it about once a week to check for emails and doesn’t have WiFi! I took my iPad but was horrified when my 4G SIM card wouldn’t work. I was completely bereft. The second day I realised I only really needed the internet for leisure purposes like chatting on here, and it wasn’t the end of the world. The third day, my niece’s husband ‘tethered’ my iPad to his phone and I was so laid back I didn’t use it for a couple of hours. Perhaps technology hasn’t completely taken over my life after all

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