Saturday, August 20, 2016

AUG 20 2016

george (dvm george) convinced me to rid myself of annoying things- after thinking for at least 4 seconds - i would like to announcei  to the world   will no longer even carry my &**&^%&* phone .- it is the most useful thing to megan  and the most damaging thing to me..  therefore the most infuriating thing for me to watch her ask her phone something -- and have it perform perfectly...
let me just give one example--- word for word
it was teh 19th... and i had a lovely costco cake to give to the georgetown fire department - when i got there the big engines were sitting there n the yard.  but ambu gone.....- so i figured  someone must be there... i drove  into  one of the bays and tapped my horn... nothing... so i backed out and decided to call them to come out and pick up the cake...

this starts the bad part....i picked up my phone... not wanting to call 911, i dialed 411 for information-- machine asked state and town-- i responded mass and georgetown- then it asked for business or individual- i responded fire department.....after a brief pause .. it started in  "dial one for lawrence - 2 for boston-- 3 for peabody--- 4 for newburyport-  it was still rattling on -- my house could have been burning down  while it went thru all  the towns in mass...when the ambulance returned and i was able to give them the cake...
nobody here at sdp has ever had that happen to them-- but that kind of thing happens  to me..all the time... ? over performance is often the basic problem.?  
it has to be GOLDIE !!!   GHOST OF THE  LEFTHAND DRAWER !!
i just plain quit.

back at the office a helpful intern says "let me help you, and show you the easy app"-- and she had one on her phone-- she has absolutely no idea- of the depth of the problem....- i can not even pick up my pnone-- it has a bunch of buttons on the side that do all kinds of things if i even pick it up...if i pick it up front to back, by the time  i turn it around right side up, it has twisted teh image the other way  and is giving me a weather report for fairbanks alaska... - along with my rear end pre programming things in my back pocket.
so it is  plugged in my car and it will stay there... where it sometimss answers a phonecall when it is not playing the AVA MARIA  thru the radio. it is very strong willed.

i did ask if i cold have an old flip phone - the verizon person  quickly said "you can't"  and then " you probably have a contract  and have to wait to be upgraded"  so i asked if i smashed the damnthing with a hammer if i then could have a flip phone.-- she didn't answer. --- however... to get a flip phone- would not erase all my phone problems-- it would be like banging myhead on a pillow instead of banging on a wall...  still a problem
 heck i lived for many  years without  carrying around a black electronic thing to dominate my existance..  

i feel the weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders.  no more
where did i leave my phone?
where is a charger?
is it the right charger -- or the one nearly right...i.e. wrong?
has it been fed  lately ( plugged in)?
if i turn it on will it tell me  i need a password
 and then tell me i am not carlene

it does have in it's treacherous mind, a bunch of critical phone numbers...  i am going to ask someone to type them out on paper and put them in my desk drawer.- i bet there si a way to plug it inb to my computer and download them, except i don't want to have that ^&*()*&^% phone telling my computer to forget my name eithre.
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 the g tent looks beautiful-- usefull an d clean...   we ( ryan and bob) cut a hole in the side so you can go from camera mark's grilling area to the tables in the g tent.../
hopefully all next week we can sitthere and watch the building startt...
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 which is the next problem ... how to set one omni block on top  of another  -- along with when do i need to order them from the outfit  in maine-- in a tinme when they coudl deliver  them when masterson is here withthe big tractors to unload them-- ours just couldn't ..
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one of these snails is a screamer-- big time--- i cannot tell if teh wrong one is the screamer or screameee... one is awful !
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Carlene - another fun day for Milt and I at the Cottleville Fire Station of Weldon Spring, MO. 
CAKE DELIVERED and they were waiting for us!  It always feels so good to be welcomed. I think we have met all the firemen of this station and some from other stations too....and those from other stations have decided they might be asking for a transfer. As we were leaving, Ben said that he saw us coming into the parking lot and told the others, " It's the 19th of the Month, they are here".
Ila Steutermann
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HI CARLENE -
 I'VE NEVER SEEN THE SMALL PACKS OF LIFE SAVERS, BUT HALLOWEEN CANDY JUST HIT THE SHELVES IN MY MARKET (NORTHERN NEW JERSEY).  PERHAPS YOUR SHOPPERS CAN LOOK FOR THEM IN THOSE HOLIDAY CANDY DISPLAYS IN YOUR STORES!
SILENT JOAN..
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 have found the small packets of gummie life savers... but i remember thenormal rolls withonly 5  candies..  anybodyseen them latey?
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two other phone related  details...  the normal house /office phone ..0666 does now ring over most of the property and i am carrying one of those in my golf cart...  as for an emergency in the car, i have a "unit"  supplied by the  "i've fallen and i can't get up" company-- size of t cigarette pack... you pusha button and it calls 911 for you and  tells them wherer  you are..  it is in the sunglass holder behind the rear view mirror...
i do live in fear of being stranded in the cold on the highway... i do not do cold well...

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes my SIRI comes on without me even touching it. I was lecturing one night and all of a sudden here's SIRI talking at me and telling me something. Maybe it's our aura?

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