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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:

Now I'm really confused. I have a cable modem. Nothing is plugged into a wall outlet except a thick black wire (cable?) that's connected at the other end to a black box that everything else is plugged into. That black box is connected to one black cable that disappears into a hole in the floor. I'm sorry to sound so dumb, Vincent. :rolleyes:

Cissie

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Julie--Nice to see you!

I agree, anything is worth a try--that's why I share my experiences (strange though they may be). You never know what might strike a chord with someone. Remember with the coconut filter, I first suspected the charcoal, but Andrea found out about the coconut--I never would have known.

Thanks for the earlier tip about the Terra Chips. I saw them at Acme this morning--I emailed the company whaen I got home for more CC info. :) Gotta find a chip I can eat :D

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Now I'm really confused. I have a cable modem. Nothing is plugged into a wall outlet except a thick black wire (cable?) that's connected at the other end to a black box that everything else is plugged into. That black box is connected to one black cable that disappears into a hole in the floor. I'm sorry to sound so dumb, Vincent. :rolleyes:

Cissie

Hmm that black box is most likly your calbe modem. OKay... you have two kinds of things that connect to the wall (in your case, based on what I think you have).

Cable wire. Thats usaully a round cable and plug that screws on instead of plug in.

Power cords. They usally all go to one powerstip/surge protector that inturn connects to the wall.

In that setup only two wires need to come off, the power cord from the surge proector or power strip that connects to the wall and the cable. Since your cable is run under the floor instead of directly to the jack, you can just disconnect the end that connects to the modem.

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Hmm that black box is most likly your calbe modem. OKay... you have two kinds of things that connect to the wall (in your case, based on what I think you have).

Cable wire. Thats usaully a round cable and plug that screws on instead of plug in.

Power cords. They usally all go to one powerstip/surge protector that inturn connects to the wall.

In that setup only two wires need to come off, the power cord from the surge proector or power strip that connects to the wall and the cable. Since your cable is run under the floor instead of directly to the jack, you can just disconnect the end that connects to the modem.

Gosh, thanks, Vincent!!! It makes sense now. There are actually two cable wires attached to the modem - one for the computer and the other for the tv. So I'll unplug the power cord, and unscrew the two cable wires. Have I got it right?

Cissie

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Gosh, thanks, Vincent!!! It makes sense now. There are actually two cable wires attached to the modem - one for the computer and the other for the tv. So I'll unplug the power cord, and unscrew the two cable wires. Have I got it right?

Cissie

Hmm then there realy should be three wires. One to the TV, one to the computer and one to the wall (or the hole in the floor in your case). That one that goes to the hole inthe floor is the best choice to disconnect. You could undo the other 2 and that would protect your TV and computer, but not the "black box" Just FYI, of all the ways for a surge to get in your hose the cable line is probably the least likly, but still possible.

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In the interest in keeping this forum light hearted and positive along with the seriousness of celiac and gluten intolerance and all the health situations suffered by the many loving souls on this thread.....the town list has been revised. Let's all please keep in mind that we rely on each other for support and encouragement only. That said....here's the revised list.

Rachelville Rich farmland by the ocean, with mountains at our back to provide fresh spring water. (this is going to be a very pretty place!)

Population (not sure haven't counted)

Rachel: President; Building and Landscape Advisor; Shopping consultant; Ice cream maker

Patti: Vice President and Teacher assistant; Decor Advisor

Julie: Governor; Village ambassador and queen

Miamia: Lt. Governor 1; Chef

Chelsea: Lt. Governor 2; Chef

Andrea: Mayor; Teacher; Treasurer

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

Cecile: Newscaster; Town Comic

Susan: Secretary; Garden Color Coordinator; Town Comic; Trail guide/hiker/climber assistant

Robbin: Book store attendant; Assistant Decor Advisor; Trail guide/hiker/climber

Rinne: Chef; Community Events Coordinator; Book store attendant; Juice bar operator

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

Cissi: Minister of Defense in charge of auxigro detecting geese and dingo-ish dogs; Town Raconteur; Literary reader around campfire or fireplace for the citizens of Rachelville; History teacher Distinguished Chair of Celiac Literary and Historical Oddities dept.; Town matriarch

Vincent: Computer Tech; Town hero; Rule breaker

Ryan: Handy-man, general fixer upper; Language teacher

Picard: Coach (for community sports): Diver for all our sea food

Tavi: Town bum, with the off time duty of raking leaves off paths in the fall; Cornshucker; Minister of tumbleweeds on outskirts of village

Lisa: Senator

Judy: Landscape helper; Bookstore helper; Librarian

Evie: Cow and goat milkers; Bookstore helper; Librarian

Armetta: Helper with Evie for cows and goats; Bookstore helper; Librarian

Alison: Music teacher

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.) Rachelville Paradise SSTEE (Seaboard, Steamtrain Excursion Engineer) (Providing service to all points NESW to the greater R’ville community…..All Aboard!)

Nikki: Cosmotologist, hair dresser

Lynne: Physical Therapist

Jeny: Animal caretaker/veterinarian

Liz: PE Teacher

Beverly: English teacher; Trail guide/hiker/climber lead

Karen: Counselor

Carla: Social Director

Adam: Town comic

Dave: Ship designer and defender of the downtrodden

Jim: Maker of boxes for precious collectibles.

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Thanks all for the warm welcome! This thread is awesome! And I happily accept whatever position you deem appropriate. :D (well- except town ho, but I'm assuming prostitution doesn't even EXIST in Rachelville because it is filled with perfect happiness!).

LMAO!!

We actually dont have enough men in Rachelville (yet) for a town ho. :lol:

Mango is on a mission in Australia to bring back men and koalas. :D

I think so far she has seen lots of cute Aussies (Susans anxiously awaiting their arrival) but none who are gluten free enough for Rachelville. She hasnt located a single koala though. :(

Mango....if you read this....maybe you should devote more time on the koala search....I mean heck, there are men everywhere. We'll find some eventually. They'll come to us cuz they'll wanna live in R-Ville which is nearly all women anyway....what man isnt gonna wanna stay here?? ;)

LOL...just kidding...Susan dont get all bunched up...Mango will bring back Aussie men....AND koalas. :D

ok...premature post.

I like all my students (except the one who threatened to blow up my car).

:blink:

We also need a wonderful restaurant in Rachelville so that we can safely eat out. :):)

Good idea. :)

The one restaurant should include meals to appeal to everyone. We will have Mexican food, Chinese, Italian, American....all gluten free of course. We wont need our dining cards because our chefs are experts. ;)

Those are all my favorite foods so if anyone would like to add to the list feel free. Everything will be available in only one restaurant....it will be the most "happenin" place in R-ville. :D

Rachel - lettuce - - oh dear. doesn't seem to agree with you.... :( I sense we'll have some posts with wordage of scientificness soon.....ha ha

LMAO

Yup...its coming...the brainfog is wearing off! You'll be hearing about it tomorrow! :D:lol:

OMG....hilarious...I forgot to mention that yes, the town ho/hussy position is already filled (if and when we do get some men in R-ville)...Karen has already volunteered...I think?? :unsure:

I seem to recall something about a "special" outfit and tossing altoids but not really sure. :unsure::lol:

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ANDREA, good job!!!!!

RACHEL, I think we should all get our spinach together, and come up with a plan to have you testify before Congress about the deplorable state of the agricultural industry in our country. Rachelville could send representatives to picket outside the Congressional building, while you testify. DOWN WITH MSG! OUR FOOD IS KILLING US! PURE FOOD FOR BABIES!

In the meantime, we await your latest words of wisdom, scientificness-wise speaking, of course.

VINCENT, I got it! Thanks a million!

Cissie

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

:lol::lol:

Thats good cuz its not like its a rare occurrance or anything. You can pretty much expect that the Prez will be buzzed off Auxigro...half out of her mind from traces of gluten hiding in rice crackers....all tweaked out from histamine raging through her body, etc. :lol::lol:

Oh never mind, none of this will be happening in Rachelville where we never get sick and I wont be brainfogged ever....but I will be brain freezed from all the ICE CREAM!!! And yes, that would most likely be occurring about 100% of the time...due to my ummmm....addiction. :ph34r: This is why we have PATTI. :D

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

Yeah...fake rocks only puleeeeeze!!!

I dont wanna get messed up and have to see the town nurse!!! :o

BTW....I havent gone rock climbing yet. Apparantly you need to go through a class before you get started...my friend tried to sign us up on Friday but it was all booked up. I guess we will try again this week. :D

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Yeah...fake rocks only puleeeeeze!!!

I dont wanna get messed up and have to see the town nurse!!! :o

That job is available....are you interested in yet another duty?

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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:

Donna,

For some reason if I try to eat corn chips (tried 2 brands now) I get mouth blisters pretty quickly. Dont know what thats all about. Possibly sulfites?? I think they use sulfites for everything but arent declared if under 10 ppms. I havent figured it out yet but most processed stuff like chips, cereal and crackers gives me the blisters. The chips didnt have a warning of possible gluten cc either. One had a warning for dairy but I obviously dont get mouth blisters from dairy. Heck I've been living off ice cream for almost 2 weeks!

Anyways I eat corn tortillas and tamales w/out incidence. I discovered if I microwave my tortillas too long....I get CHIPS!!!! :D

Oh the joys of having these kinds of limitations. We get excited over the littlest things! :rolleyes:

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

ROFLMAO...

We need an intervention here I think...

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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

Awesome Patti!!!

I'm so happy youre getting all these little things figured out and feeling better cuz of it!! Its kind of empowering isnt it. :D

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That job is available....are you interested in yet another duty?

Heck no....the sight of blood makes me get weak and almost pass out! :blink:

I got enough problems already w/out getting all weak from bandaging up wounds all day. Sheeesh...cant even think about giving someone stitches! :ph34r:

Seriously though....I see blood and I get all woozy and it feels like my arms might fall off. :rolleyes:

I cant even look when they take my blood. :ph34r:

Rachel,

I'm thinking just the processed corn that you can't take, maybe not sulfites... I'm going to ponder this one :mellow: there different kinds of processing though... hmm

Hmmmm....you might be on to something Celia!!

Are tortillas less processed than chips?? I'm sure the tamales arent as processed...they are fresh and yummy. My tortillas are refridgerated. Only ingredients are organic corn masa and traces of lime.

RACHEL, I think we should all get our spinach together, and come up with a plan to have you testify before Congress about the deplorable state of the agricultural industry in our country. Rachelville could send representatives to picket outside the Congressional building, while you testify. DOWN WITH MSG! OUR FOOD IS KILLING US! PURE FOOD FOR BABIES!

LMAO

I can see it now....with all of Rachelville (and the representatives) there chanting and holding up picket signs! I think we would be a very effective bunch...dont you? B)

Holy heck! Where has the day gone?? I must get busy....make up for lost time.

One last thing before I go...

Who the heck is Amber Frey??? :unsure:

:lol::lol::lol:

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Cecile,

I think I've read other things about starlink where the truck driver conveniently "lost" the shipment so that it wouldn't reach it's destination or something like that.

Starlink corn was awful.

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I am so shocked at how the food industry is regulated or not regulated, it truely boggles my mind. Every time I do some research I'm always bumping into these kinds of reports.... as Susan would say... its so scary... hold me.... :lol:

I must not venture too far out of Rachelville... life on the other side of Mt. Rachel is very cruel. :o

But what if that so called modified protien is in the processed corn chips and such? :ph34r: ... too... too much... can... not... take... it... :wacko:

Just kidding... kind of... just downed some Tostitos white corn chips as I was reading :lol:

And something else shocking to me is what I read on whfoods.com about what qualifies as organic produce nowadays! On that same website I tried to find info about Auxigro - nothing, zilch, nada, nichts, zero! :angry:

Cissie

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Susan:

(I'd bettter post this now, and not wait to catch up on the million pages or so that I haven't yet read!)

I'm so sorry you're having a tough time. Please hang in there, abnd try not to be hard on yourself--even people with fantastic humor (like you!) are allowed to feel down sometimes. PMS doesn't help either--I always get diarrhea just before my period, no matter what I'm eating.

If there are things from the past that you need to resolve, maybe you can write some official letters saying what you regret from the past and that you hope that someday whoever it is might forgive you (if you thinkt hat's appropriate). If you are angry with people for not living up to your expectations (I just hate it when people aren't as good or mature as I expect them to be!), maybe you can write/rant about that--not to show it to anybody, just to sort of get it off your chest. I

f you need to forgive someone else--well, that's another ball game--forgiveness isn't necessarily something that one can do on command, is it?

But on that train of thought--there's a really cool Jewish tradition at Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New year, usually at the end of September) called Tashlich (see http://www.joi.org/celebrate/rosh/tashlich.shtml).

It involves going to water (lake or ocean or river) and throwing breadcrumbs into thewater. Well, at our synagogue, we use corn, because the Park District forbids throwing bread crumbs to the ducks). The bread crumbs symbolize all our sins and hateful thoughts and mistakes and things we regret from the past year. We cast them into the water, pray, and start the new year with a clean slate, resolving to try harder and be a better person, ask God to help us along those lines, etc. The catch is, we are required to forgive anyone who has sinned against us the past year, too. I guess that's part of being a better person, isn't it?

Anyway, we almost always end up going for a walk , too--which is greatt for the blues--gets you outside, gets you moving, etc. which is Nature's cure for depression. Even people who are officially bipolar say that exercise makes a huge difference for them. (I usually end up resorting to chocolate, but that's not exactly the healthies thing...)

Anyway, I hope your dogs are able to cheer you up, and I hope you feel better enough to get out for a nice romp with them!

Please keep us posted--and forgive me if I don't get to read it until next year--at the rate I'm going, it's going to take me that long to catch up on this thread!

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Unreal isn't it?

Do you think I could possible grow vegetables in my yard in Florida? There is only sand here but I could buy dirt....if this is a stupid idea... please tell me so I don't waist money... I haven't grown anything... well okay maybe a few flowers... but nothing like veggies or herbs... so whatcha think.. should I try? And if I do can I start anytime or have to plant like farmers with the seasons?

Do you have cool weather in the autumn? You could call the state agrigultural dept., and ask what to plant and when. If you send them a soil sample, they'll send you a report on what you need to amend the soil. It may be possible to grow cool weather crops like spinach, collards, and turnip greens this year! I don't know, but it's worth a try. I would love to have my own garden! Oh, btw, you can grow lots of veggies in pots. I've grown tomatos that way.

Cissie

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Yeah...fake rocks only puleeeeeze!!!

I dont wanna get messed up and have to see the town nurse!!! :o

BTW....I havent gone rock climbing yet. Apparantly you need to go through a class before you get started...my friend tried to sign us up on Friday but it was all booked up. I guess we will try again this week. :D

:o OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH and good googly moogly, NO FAKE ROCKS in R-ville, we will have miles and miles of the most gorgeous igneous extrusive granitic porphyry, low angle slab climbs with the occasional crack and dihedral wall thrown in......oh it will be so glorious, the feel of it under the tips of your fingers is pure magic...... :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

am back from so-called climbing trip, didn't climb....ha ha

premature posting and reading on again......

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Ok as Senator of Rachelville........

I just got solicited, as most Senators do....from a fellow I used to date in college. He then, thought I was wonderful, but not as much I did of him. THIRTY YEARS AGO. He found me though Classmates.com. Soooo, he did some searching.

He would like to see me, talk to me on the phone, and visit me in my home town... blah, blah,blah. I did tell him that I have been married for 27 years and he said "any contact is good contact"

So what does the tribunal think of this? A ghost from the past. It is very stange for me because during that time, my parents died and I have no contact with anyone in my past for almost 30 years. It has brought up memories that I thought have died long ago...and I can remember things. By the way, he is 55 and he said he has never married and has always thought of me for all these year. Gad, can't a girl get a break. And, yes, before anyone asks, Yes I am flattered, he said some pretty nice things about me (at 19, so where is the reality.)

I told my Jim about this (he's the other Jim) , and I have always entertained his female school friends with good enjoyment with no issue.

Hubby, said not problem meeting him, but in reality, he REALLY doen't think it will happen.

So, a great new issue for Rachelvillians tonight. How should I pursue this?

(On another note, the moon is getting close to full...Karen, undercover)

Lisa

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Was looking up information and look what I found... good googly moogly...

CORN

June 13, 2001

Contact: CDC, Division of Media Relations

(404) 639–3286

Backgrounder

CDC involvement in investigating adverse health effects associated with eating corn products potentially contaminated with the Cry9C Protein in StarLink™ corn

quote

Was this the forerunner of GMO products? I have not heard anything about GMO for awhile but seems like I heard that there was concern the pollen would drift to other farms not raising that kind and get scattered farhter than planned, Right?? that could also happen with bees flitting around from tassel to tassel.Hopefully with more publicity on allergies and Celiac disease the mixing of foods will be kept down to 0 ?? :( that would be good anyway), and auxigro will not be used or pesticides or weed killers or food waxes!! Oh well only perfect place is Rachelville!! :)

I have been lurking around off and on this pm trying to get caught up, not to be done so decided to jump in / my two cents any way. Glad you will be getting on right dose of thyroid medicine Rachel , lack of can really take my energy down, down. Good to see you back on, my computer may be next to go..a few problems and usually takes me out for at least a week.

Back to reading this thread, hoping to catch up!! :):) evie

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Wow... thanks for the encouragement... I would love to try. I remember at the very beginning of this thread I was joking about having to grow my own food... but you know what? It's probably the best thing to do since we obviously can't trust any of the commercial growers.

It IS the best thing to do!!! If my strong grandsons hadn't moved out of state, I would be growing my own veggies. But alas, I can't plow all by myself. :(

Cissie

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oh dear....so much going on, I leave for five hours and all this scientificness shows up..... :blink: I have to confess, am in such a hurry that for the first time, didn't read a science post in its entirety :ph34r: the corn info, someone needs to condense it for me.....Cliff's notes, please...

HOLY COW, as I was driving down today I was just thinking that Rachel needs to plant her own lettuce and veggies, and there goes Cecile, asking about whether she should plant a veggie garden. The answer is

YES

you must do this, dear one!!

no time to write, the dogs stink to high heaven, they are passed out but are having a bath outside in the hose in minutes.....had a blast today, no climbers, my niece and her boyfriend have lost the keys to his car, this is very bad as they have to drive to Vegas tomorrow and be there by 5 pm...

Julie - of COURSE you can call me Susie Q! many do.

Andrea - LOVE LOVE LOVE your new list - - I don't have any medical background but can be interim nurse, unlike Rachel I am fascinated with the sight of blood, have given injections to humans and dogs, could sew stitches if I had to, and am not the least bit squeamish...ha ha ha ha have no medical training though.... :lol:

RACHEL - - don't you dare tell Mango to bring only koalas and no men..... ;):lol::P

Fiddle-Faddle - - thank you for your very wonderful and kind words....you sound very wise and I have heard of that jewish tradition, it is wonderful. I am in constant recovery from family....but am going to let it go more, like my mom does. AND I AM goign to write them a very nice and thougthful letter - Julie suggested this as well and confirms my idea...

Lisa - what would the tribunal say.... ha ha ha :lol: I have to ponder this one.....what do I know about men and what to do wtih them.....

Oh my Lord, we are on page 300

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Cissi.... you have to plow???? Good gaawwwdddd... I just wanted to throw seeds and water :o

to hurt the feelings of the one that lived with me my whole life, good times and bad times... but that's me and I'm a bit dramatic at times :lol:

Momma Goose.... ohhh my... I was putting myself in your place and I don't think I would see him only because "love" never dies.... true feelings never go away... I guess what I'm saying is that I wouldn't want

But... that is not really this issue. Did life stop and did your past disapear when you said those vows? I have no romantic issues with this person, but yet, he was a part of my life. Yes, he was someone in my life. Just because I am (happily) married, does that mean that I have to avoid every male person that came into my life prior to marriage. Can we not have a respective relationship with the people we knew before we were married.

I do think that there is a double standard. I am comfortable in my marriage. My husband was married before, but WE have been married for longer. If she dropped by our house, I would welcome her.

I'm talking about someone I used to date for a short time. Just a guy who wants to know how I am and ....

He, I assume, was hoping that I was single and would want to re-aquaint.

So with that said..........suggestions.?

Sorry, I messed up your post trying to find out how to highlight a quote......my goof. Try to do better.

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