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Bev-- :lol::lol: "Town ho" :lol::lol:

Celia, Sorry you feel bad this morning. :(

Vincent, I actually did notice you were nowhere to be found for a short time, but I figured you were busy working or with family. If you hadn't shown up soon, I'd have sent out the dingos :D

Judy--love it that you're here :)

And I second (or third? :blink: ) the safe restaurant in R'ville! I'd love to have someone else cook for me for a change. ;)

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Hey, Dingo Girl! Don't know why you didn't get my email, but I've re-sent it. I wrote it when you were feeling so sad yesterday.

We had more storms roll through yesterday evening, so I had my computer turned off. The storms weren't as bad as the ones on Friday evening, which scared the spinach out of me! :(

Welcome to our new girls! Berneses, have you decided to accept the post of Professor of English at good ol' UCCF? We'll give you instant tenure.

Cecile, what a crummy dinner you had! Wish I'd been there to chase away that stupid waiter. I have the reputation, in my family, of being The Terminator. :ph34r:

Love and hugs to all!

Cissie

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Hi Cissie--I've missed you! Glad that you got through the storms unscathed. :)

I always turn the computer off, too, during a bad thunderstorm. Is it also necessary to unplug it? I have a surge protector, but I always wonder....It's been so hot this summer and that sparks a lot of thunderstorms.

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Hi Cissie--I've missed you! Glad that you got through the storms unscathed. :)

I always turn the computer off, too, during a bad thunderstorm. Is it also necessary to unplug it? I have a surge protector, but I always wonder....It's been so hot this summer and that sparks a lot of thunderstorms.

I have a surge protector, too. No, I don't unplug my computer, just turn it off instead of putting it to sleep.

Thanks, y'all,for missing me. I'm happy to be back! :)

Cissie

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Rachel,

That really stinks about the lettuce. I sure hope you get over this msging quickly, and get some rest.

Cecile,

I hope your dinner effects clear out soon too.

Susan,

You'll do fine. Have fun.

Cissie,

Glad you are back with us today.

Patti,

If you don't have a computer/electronic designed surge protector your computer would be better unplugged. Plain surge protectors could still let some damage through. They are rated down to nanosecond I thing. Our computer techie Vincent should be able to better articulate on that though.

Julie,

Great to see you again. How is beautiful Colorado? Did I tell you one of my hubby's sister lives in Colorado.... she's in Lafayette. She's a hairdresser.

Ryan and Vincent,

As Susan said we don't send out search parties since you don't usually post alot. Where has Picard been lately? Vincent, you frequently post on other threads and I see your name so don't worry. It's nice of you to pop in and give us a laugh though.

Bev,

Hope your day is fun even though you aren't feeling that well.

Rinne, Robbin, Armetta, Evie, Judy and anyone else I missed......Good morning/day to you.

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If you don't have a computer/electronic designed surge protector your computer would be better unplugged. Plain surge protectors could still let some damage through. They are rated down to nanosecond I thing. Our computer techie Vincent should be able to better articulate on that though.

You're right, Andrea; that's what I have.

When we built my studio, I told my husband and the general contractor (Masonic buddy of my dh) that I wanted it wired for cable tv and a computer. Dh said it wasn't necessary, because he had a perfectly good computer in his office (right next to studio) that I could use. Once again, he underestimated his dear wife! :P

As soon as my studio was completed, I bought my Mac and a tv, and had Comcast install the whole works. So I do have the right kind of surge protector. My poor old dh will just never learn!!! :lol:

Cissie

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Rachelville Rich farmland by the ocean, with mountains at our back to provide fresh spring water.

Population (not sure haven't counted)

President: Rachel

Vice President: Patti

Governor: Julie

Lt. Governors: Miamia & Chelsea

Mayor: Andrea

Senator: Lisa

Secretary: Donna & Susan

Minister of Defense: Cissi in charge of auxigro detecting geese and dingo-ish dogs and Town Raconteur

Security: Donna

Village ambassador and queen: Julie

Newscaster: Celia

Decor and Design Committee: Patti -Decor Advisor, Susan - Garden Color Coordinator, Robbin - Assistant Decor Advisor, Rachel - Building and Landscape Advisor (this is going to be a very pretty place!) Judy - Landscape helper.

Computer Tech: Vincent

Picard: Coach (for community sports) Oh and Diver for all our sea food..sorry you got 2 jobs

Christine: Nurse (you work in a hospital right?)

Cow and goat milkers: Evie and Armetta as helper

Alison: Music teacher

Chef 1: Miamia - Chef 2: Chelse - Chef 3: Rinne

Andrea & Patti: Teachers

Donna & Rachel: Shopping consultants

Rinne: Community Events Coordinator

Meredith: Village adventurer/researcher, who travels to distant lands to bring back news and information

Tony: captain for any water craft, so he can take Picard out for diving.

Mitch: truck driver, so he can haul whatever we need. Rachelville Paradise golf course driver. (also can be used by golfers when a driver is needed. Putt Putt.)

Andrea: Treasurer

Ryan: Handy-man, general fixer upper

Nikki: Cosmotologist, hair dresser

Lynne: Physical Therapist

Cissie: Literary reader around campfire or fireplace for the citizens of Rachelville

Vincent: Town hero and rule breaker

Jeny: Animal caretaker/veterinarian

Susan & Celia & Adam: Town comics

Cissie: Town matriarch

Cissie: History teacher Distinguished Chair of Celiac Literary and Historical Oddities dept.

Ryan: Language teacher

Tavi: Town bum, with the off time duty of raking leaves off paths in the fall

Karen: Counselor

Donna: Pest patrol and dingo-dog flea controller (if needed)….it’s Rachelville after all.

Carla: Social Director

Robbin & Rinne: Book store attendants

Rachel: Ice cream maker

Rinne: Juice bar operator

Dave: Ship designer and defender of the downtrodden

Jim: Maker of boxes for precious collectibles.

Liz: PE Teacher

Tavi: Minister of tumbleweeds on outskirts of village

Tavi: Cornshucker

Beverly: English teacher

Armetta & Evie & Judy: Bookstore helper and librarian

Bev, Susan and Robbin: Trail guide/hiker/climbers

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If you don't have a computer/electronic designed surge protector your computer would be better unplugged. Plain surge protectors could still let some damage through. They are rated down to nanosecond I thing. Our computer techie Vincent should be able to better articulate on that though.

You're right, Andrea; that's what I have.

When we built my studio, I told my husband and the general contractor (Masonic buddy of my dh) that I wanted it wired for cable tv and a computer. Dh said it wasn't necessary, because he had a perfectly good computer in his office (right next to studio) that I could use. Once again, he underestimated his dear wife! :P

As soon as my studio was completed, I bought my Mac and a tv, and had Comcast install the whole works. So I do have the right kind of surge protector. My poor old dh will just never learn!!! :lol:

Cissie

It goes much futher then that, and I will cut to the chase here no surge protection system can stop a direct hit from a lighting bolt. I have mulitple surgeprotection systems + power conditioning and backup, and if a bad strom comes through, I unplug everything. When I go away on trips I unplug everything befor I go.

No, surge proteciotn is still needed because you get spikes from the power company all the from things other then lightining and they can protect you from that, HOWEVER you have to replace them over time. The better ones have a ligth to tell you when they are no longer protecting you, if yours does not have any indicator, then you prbly need to replace it anyways. :)

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Susan....my mucus buddy...

OMGOsh...if I had something in my mouth would have spit it out on this one, lol. Where else on earth could this seem so normal. :lol::lol:

And, personally, I think a President with brain fog seems so absolutely appropriate for our little town, lol.

Hi to all, I still haven't caught up with all that happened while I was gone...may never be able to at this rate, lol.

Welcome Bev...I want to learn rock climbing (fake rocks will do, lol).

Vincent - no dingos for me either, lol! :lol: Rachel is just special that's all. :P

Gotta go...just made myself a toasted corn tortilla with a little olive oil and salt and it was like a warm tortilla chip which was slightly soft...MUST GO MAKE ANOTHER! :lol:

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And, personally, I think a President with brain fog seems so absolutely appropriate for our little town, lol.

This is so true :D We're definately a unique group B)

Vincent--Thanks a million for the primer on surges! I had always wondered about that stuff--I will be taking your advice and unplugging at the appropriate times from now on.

Quiet afternoon :huh: I just made a batch of my grain-free chocolate chip cookies. They smell so good :P

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Donna....if you were gone for long of COURSE we woudl send the dingos...dang, I am going to make that tortilla thing...

YUP, I"M STILL HERE.....the twins had a sleepover and are not going, and I talked to my flaky niece over two hours ago, dunno what's up.....who knows if we're even GOING. I may just take the dingos myself up for a romp, we all need it!

Hey guess what - just had an Amber Frey sighting (that murderer Scott Peterson's former mistress) in the Save Mart parking lot - - she looked right at me from her charcoal gray Acura SUV - and it's funny when you look right at someone and know the face - - she is opening her massage studio in the same center as the new climbing gym.....ha ha

gotta turn this day into something useful..... :)

Cissie - - still no email.....? are you sending me a PM or to my usual email address???? :blink:

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It goes much futher then that, and I will cut to the chase here no surge protection system can stop a direct hit from a lighting bolt. I have mulitple surgeprotection systems + power conditioning and backup, and if a bad strom comes through, I unplug everything. When I go away on trips I unplug everything befor I go.

No, surge proteciotn is still needed because you get spikes from the power company all the from things other then lightining and they can protect you from that, HOWEVER you have to replace them over time. The better ones have a ligth to tell you when they are no longer protecting you, if yours does not have any indicator, then you prbly need to replace it anyways. :)

Thanks, Vincent. I didn't think about a direct hit from lightning. So if another bad storm comes through, or if I go on vacation, exactly what should I unplug, and from what do I unplug it? I have so many plugs and cables and boxes and the large black box . . . I wouldn't know where to start! :unsure::unsure::unsure:

Dh can't help me; remember, he's still living in the 1940s. :lol:

Cissie

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Susan,

That's a bummer about your neice. I was looking forward to living this hike vicariously through you. That kind of thing sounds interesting......and really tiring.

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I had something I wanted to add regarding my diet. I come here and socialize so much, I keep forgetting to say it :lol:

I figured out that another thing that was triggering my ever present D and cramping was my vitamins. I knew that Centrum had milk ingredients, but really didn't think it was enough to make a difference--wrong. I keep getting steps closer to feeling better--the spring water was a big step, and now the vitamins were also a big "duh" moment!

I also stopped eating anything that has citric acid in it--it's from corn frequently. This has helped considerably.

I guess what I'm learning (slowly) is that even tiny amounts of things like corn or milk or anything we're sensitive to can make a big difference--I had underestimated that.

Just thought I'd share :D

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Cissie - - still no email.....? are you sending me a PM or to my usual email address???? :blink:

Well, Esteemed Goofiness, maybe you weren't meant to get it. I dunno. :unsure: I used your regular email address. Doesn't matter; it's outdated by now! :lol:

Cecile, I see you! How are you feeling now?

Cissie

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Hi Susan--I thought for sure by now you'd be climbing. Sorry the plans got changed :angry:

Is the painting finished?

ha ha ha ha - is the painting finished..... :lol: uh no, not quite.....an entire large room still to do....I got delirious last night and quit at 10. Was up half the night worried about not having enough for the kitchen/dining (they're connected)....

The flaky climbers will be here in half an hour, thank God. The dogs could see the climbing backpack and gear coming out, got such a sparkle in their eyes and a hopeful smile, tails wagging and following me to every room.....no...mommy......you're kidding...mommy are we really.....are we really going to.....to the M-O-U-N-T-A-I-N-S.......!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes: (if I speak the word aloud, they whip their heads around and Tika will howl a bit) and now they are depressed, because we haven't left yet and their hearts sank........... :) but they will be so happy passed out all of tonight and tomorrow, so, no staring!! :P

andrea, yup, live vicariously - not as painful! :)

Okay cissie, guess I wasn't supposed to get that email...oh well.....I"m sure I"ll have a meltdown again (dang, am I now going into menopause or something? :angry::angry::angry::lol::lol::lol: and you can send your wonderful, soothing words then.

Penguin - - did I tell you hwo excited I am you're goign to cooking schooL? :rolleyes: And how funny your "I feel like I"m in high school" comment was.... ha ha ha ha

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Thanks, Vincent. I didn't think about a direct hit from lightning. So if another bad storm comes through, or if I go on vacation, exactly what should I unplug, and from what do I unplug it? I have so many plugs and cables and boxes and the large black box . . . I wouldn't know where to start! :unsure::unsure::unsure:

Dh can't help me; remember, he's still living in the 1940s. :lol:

Cissie

Well, just what ever is plugged in to the wall outlet. In most cases you would have a million wires runnig all over, but only 1 or 2 actully plugged in to the wall outlet, they are the only ones that matter for this issue, so un plug them. That includes phone wires if you use a dialup or DSL modem, an cable if you use a cable modem.

The easy way to think of it is "is it connected to an outlet inthe wall, then unplug it"

Be sure to turn off/shut down first though :) Esply if you have a UPS becuase it will beep at you nonstop till you need drugs to get over it if you do not! :lol:

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I'm doing okay... still icky...but oh well.

And Rachelvillians please don't let your newscaster be in the dark... otherwise I will say silly things that I shouldn't :huh::)

such as.....?? we like your silliness..... ;)

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What would we do without the silliness along with the seriousness?

You guys keep me laughing, makes the day with these children easier to bear when they are at each other if I have some laughs along the way. :P

Hubby is getting some lunch together. He's so great! :D

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I had something I wanted to add regarding my diet. I come here and socialize so much, I keep forgetting to say it :lol:

I figured out that another thing that was triggering my ever present D and cramping was my vitamins. I knew that Centrum had milk ingredients, but really didn't think it was enough to make a difference--wrong. I keep getting steps closer to feeling better--the spring water was a big step, and now the vitamins were also a big "duh" moment!

I also stopped eating anything that has citric acid in it--it's from corn frequently. This has helped considerably.

I guess what I'm learning (slowly) is that even tiny amounts of things like corn or milk or anything we're sensitive to can make a big difference--I had underestimated that.

Just thought I'd share :D

Thanks for sharing Patti. I have come to the conclusion, in this thread "everything means something", whether it be hidden citric acid, capsules on supplements, auxigro, cc, or the coconut filter in the water- it's all worth trying to eliminate to see if it makes a difference :lol:

I wanted to mention I have had "d" ever since I started taking Claritin to handle the high histamine levels. Don't know if this would be a connection for you as well.

I'm doing okay... still icky...but oh well.

And Rachelvillians please don't let your newscaster be in the dark... otherwise I will say silly things that I shouldn't :huh::)

Celia, don't be blue :)

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Hey guess what - just had an Amber Frey sighting (that murderer Scott Peterson's former mistress) in the Save Mart parking lot - - she looked right at me from her charcoal gray Acura SUV - and it's funny when you look right at someone and know the face - - she is opening her massage studio in the same center as the new climbing gym.....ha ha

gotta turn this day into something useful..... :)

That's a trip. I have seen people in person that are on tv and it always so strange. You stare at them like you know them from somewhere and then you rack your brain who it is, then you realize oh yeah. To me they look different in person, smaller or something, on tv they look bigger.

Amber Frey, what a horrible situation that whole thing was.

Hope you are having a better day Susan!

I am fighting the urge to call you Susie Q :lol:

It goes much futher then that, and I will cut to the chase here no surge protection system can stop a direct hit from a lighting bolt. I have mulitple surgeprotection systems + power conditioning and backup, and if a bad strom comes through, I unplug everything. When I go away on trips I unplug everything befor I go.

No, surge proteciotn is still needed because you get spikes from the power company all the from things other then lightining and they can protect you from that, HOWEVER you have to replace them over time. The better ones have a ligth to tell you when they are no longer protecting you, if yours does not have any indicator, then you prbly need to replace it anyways. :)

Good information Vincent, thanks :)

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