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Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by Madeliaette » Fri May 03, 2019 5:41 am

and GM again.
yesterday i did cleaning, cleaning cleaning - today i am doing hill hike/shop trotting, plot trotting, and cleaning. :hello:

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri May 03, 2019 8:41 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Hmm. Berkelium Kurt sounds like a character in an SF novel. :saucer:
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Actually, there's good news on that front. I'll teach my normal load next year after all. Given the 2 faculty departures this year, I consider myself lucky. :dance:
That's good news. Are they hiring somebody new?

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by scottydog » Fri May 03, 2019 10:46 am

Happy Friday, all :hello:

Just a couple of meetings today. A pretty light day overall. Tonight a friend of mine who is a Chef is opening a new restaurant. The Wife and I will have dinner there to support her.
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That's good news. Are they hiring somebody new?
Yes, TPTB have come to their senses and are hiring a new person to fill the void. So, apparently, an organization sometimes actually does the right thing. Who knew :shrug:

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by Lupine » Fri May 03, 2019 2:49 pm

Good morning, all. :coffee:

No major plans today other than some genealogical research later.

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri May 03, 2019 9:54 pm

Good evening, everyone. :hello:

Nothing better on a rainy day than kicking back to read and watch TV. It's kind of cool that I can do both on the same device. :lol:
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Tonight a friend of mine who is a Chef is opening a new restaurant. The Wife and I will have dinner there to support her.
That's nice. What kind of a restaurant is it?
Yes, TPTB have come to their senses and are hiring a new person to fill the void. So, apparently, an organization sometimes actually does the right thing. Who knew :shrug:
I'm a little suspicious. :unsure:

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by Gary » Fri May 03, 2019 9:55 pm

ISP terminated my service on the first. I was thinking because my bill is paid on the 11th that it would be terminated on that date. They were actually nice enough to explain the issues and restored service. Naturally, I'll pay for another month as it's looking like I won't be terminating service until the 26th. Meanwhile, the IRS rejected the lender's request for the transcripts of my taxes. So, the lender directed me to the IRS's website so I could download the transcripts myself. Well, that entails creating an account with the IRS. Out of the many avenues of proving my identity, the only one I have is a mortgage. Unfortunately, every possible combination of digits and letters I know which comprise the account were rejected. Three failed attempts led my being locked out for 24 hours. Last night, I received a physical letter from the IRS which explained the reason for the rejection. Seems the form is for requesting four years of taxes and the lender requested three. I reported that to the lender, who promptly decided since she thinks the '9' in '2019' where I dated the form looks like an '8' (which it doesn't), let the IRS to think I incorrectly dated the form. I was so furious I was going to call and give her an earful. I tried the IRS website again and still no go. I was able to request the documents via telephone; however, it will take 6-10 days for the documents to arrive. The lender was trying to put the onus on me like it's a major deal. Honestly, I could care less if this delays the closing due to their incompetence. The person I've been dealing with is an assistance of the woman who has been building my file. My main PoC has been on vacation but will be returning next week. I'm going to swing by her office and show her the rejection forms and point out where the IRS rep highlighted where missing data belongs.

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by RJDiogenes » Fri May 03, 2019 10:36 pm

Ah, bureaucracy in the age of the Internet. Gotta love it. :lol:
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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by scottydog » Sat May 04, 2019 12:59 am

We had a great dinner out tonight and now I've collapsed on the couch.
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Nothing better on a rainy day than kicking back to read and watch TV. It's kind of cool that I can do both on the same device. :lol:
I'm impressed that you can read on a device. I prefer good old fashioned paper.
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That's nice. What kind of a restaurant is it?
Hard to say exactly. They served seafood and steak, so maybe just good old fashioned American.
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I reported that to the lender, who promptly decided since she thinks the '9' in '2019' where I dated the form looks like an '8' (which it doesn't), let the IRS to think I incorrectly dated the form. I was so furious I was going to call and give her an earful. I tried the IRS website again and still no go.
This all sounds nightmarish. I bet your blood pressured reached dangerously high levels :mad:

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Post by Madeliaette » Sat May 04, 2019 5:16 am

GM. hopefully, i never have to sell/buy a house in the US...
yesterday was plot, hike-shop, shop, work. today will be arundel then plot and tomorrow is a day out with L!

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by huggle » Sat May 04, 2019 7:11 am

Poor Gary! Apparently you're caught in a Murphyonic field. I hope it'll dissolve quickly!

Today is spring cleaning day for my harddrive and server. (And IRL it's laundry day, tidying up day, shopping day and perhaps also window cleaning day, depending on how the weather develops).
I shall attempt to upgrade the board Sunday morning European time (starting around 8 am GMT)/ Saturday night US time (midnight PST, Sunday 3 am EST) since that's the time most users are in bed or otherwise busy offline. I'll do it manually which takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on how much editing is to do.
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Hmm, do they have cougars in Germany? :wiggle:
not the real sort. We are a bit short of feline species on this continent: all we have is wild cats and lynxes.
But I have an El Cugar guitar strap on my old Strat. Does that count? And I play a Fender Jaguar when I find the time :D

Totally off-topic: I've been wondering for ages about these check in threads' titles. Are there any rules or are the names completely random?
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat May 04, 2019 8:37 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

I almost forgot that today is Saturday. I'm off to breakfast with Mom and Chloe.
scottydog wrote:
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I'm impressed that you can read on a device. I prefer good old fashioned paper.
I do, too, but there are certainly advantages to e-books. For one thing, they take up no room. And they are generally cheaper. And they appear immediately when you buy them. And the Kindle is actually really nice to read on.
Hard to say exactly. They served seafood and steak, so maybe just good old fashioned American.
Sounds good to me.
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yesterday was plot, hike-shop, shop, work. today will be arundel then plot and tomorrow is a day out with L!
Good, you don't have to wait until Monday. :yes:
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I shall attempt to upgrade the board Sunday morning European time (starting around 8 am GMT)/ Saturday night US time (midnight PST, Sunday 3 am EST) since that's the time most users are in bed or otherwise busy offline. I'll do it manually which takes between 2 and 4 hours, depending on how much editing is to do.
So you'll be right in the middle of it all when I get up. I'll try not to panic. :D
Totally off-topic: I've been wondering for ages about these check in threads' titles. Are there any rules or are the names completely random?
Most of the time Maddie starts the new Check-Ins, so she makes them up. She can explain better than me, but the names always have something to do with the number. For example, Berkelium is atomic number 97. Sometimes the references are more obscure, though....

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by australis » Sat May 04, 2019 10:47 am

<casual wave in passing>
"... times change, and so must I… we all change. When you think about it, we are all different people, all through our lives and that’s okay, that’s good! You've gotta keep moving, so long as you remember all the people that you used to be."

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by scottydog » Sat May 04, 2019 11:10 am

Happy Saturday, all :hello:

I'll meet up with a couple of friends at our local coffee shop this morning. Then it's nap time. TONIGHT.... The Wife and I perform our foxtrot/swing formation dance with our dance group at our USA dance party. There will probably be an audience of 100 people. It's a 3-minute routine which we've practiced flawlessly a million times -- which means we're destined to screw up tonight :lol:
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hopefully, i never have to sell/buy a house in the US...
It's a ridiculous bureaucratic nightmare. Seems like no one around here likes to keep things simple.
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I've been wondering for ages about these check in threads' titles. Are there any rules or are the names completely random?
I've been wondering, too. Maddy's imagination lurks in the stratosphere :cloud:
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there are certainly advantages to e-books. For one thing, they take up no room. And they are generally cheaper. And they appear immediately when you buy them. And the Kindle is actually really nice to read on.
You're right about the Kindle being easy on the eyes. That really surprised me when I bought my Kindle a few years ago.

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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by Cayla » Sat May 04, 2019 11:48 am

Good morning!

I'm going to work at the church rummage sale today.
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Re: Check-in Thread #97: Berkelium Kurt

Post by Lupine » Sat May 04, 2019 2:51 pm

Another day. :yawn:

Is something happening today? I can't remember. :unsure:
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Totally off-topic: I've been wondering for ages about these check in threads' titles. Are there any rules or are the names completely random?
The thread titles are an enigma wrapped in a mystery and deep fried inside a tortilla, then seasoned with onion.
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<casual wave in passing>
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat May 04, 2019 7:16 pm

Good afternoon, everyone. :hello:

My Brother came over to my Mother's house with my birthday present since he was sick last week. I am now the proud owner of Game of Thrones Season Six. He also mentioned that he has decided to sell his house and build his own. :mellow:
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<casual wave in passing>
< Insouciant salute >
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Sat May 04, 2019 11:10 am
TONIGHT.... The Wife and I perform our foxtrot/swing formation dance with our dance group at our USA dance party. There will probably be an audience of 100 people. It's a 3-minute routine which we've practiced flawlessly a million times -- which means we're destined to screw up tonight :lol:
Dance like no one is watching. :D
It's a ridiculous bureaucratic nightmare. Seems like no one around here likes to keep things simple.
Let's form a committee to look into some legislation to simplify the complicated bureaucracy.
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I'm going to work at the church rummage sale today.
I hope you have good rummages. :yes:
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Is something happening today? I can't remember. :unsure:
No events this weekend that I know of, except for emma's Veteran's University.
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Post by Lupine » Sat May 04, 2019 7:31 pm

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Post by Gary » Sat May 04, 2019 8:13 pm

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Post by scottydog » Sun May 05, 2019 2:04 am

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I am now the proud owner of Game of Thrones Season Six.
That's awesome. I haven't been watching the new season, as I'm just too busy. I'll end up binge-watching in about a month, after we get back from our trip.
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Dance like no one is watching. :D
Our routine went "okay". We made two minor errors in places that we never erred during our jillion practice sessions. But overall we passed the test and got some polite applause at the end. :)

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Post by Madeliaette » Sun May 05, 2019 5:34 am

GM.
Most of the time Maddie starts the new Check-Ins,
:blush: well, maybe i am the one who notices the pagew number reaching 21 more than the rest of you? :D i generally do a google search on the number -= and if nothing exciting turns up go to wikipedias page for the number and pick 2-3 interesting somethings from there....some are onbvious and some are cryptic...but they all have some connection to the number we are on :loopy:
met a lady from your neck of the woods yesterday scottydog - taking a hiking holiday.
i went to arundel WWT, then took a trot round littlehampton - i was going to go on to bognor or worthing after, but decided to curl up at home with a book as it was a cold wind - i am so almost finished it and ready to pass it on to L - still about 50 pages left, so it should be good to go monday...
talking of L - we are off to Leonardsless gardens again today!! :yes:

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Post by huggle » Sun May 05, 2019 6:33 am

Seing Worthing is rather far up on my bucket list since I love The Importance of Being Earnest (the version with Margaret Rutherford is my favourite). For literary reasons, too, (Georgette Heyer)I'd also like to visit Bath.

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Post by scottydog » Sun May 05, 2019 11:09 am

Happy Sunday, all. :hello:

Today after church I'll meet up with Greg to review the new movie Long Shot. Then I'll finish grading final exams and probably take a nap.
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met a lady from your neck of the woods yesterday scottydog - taking a hiking holiday.
That's pretty cool. Was she from Virginia or from Richmond specifically? Did she have chocolate stains on her shirt?
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Thank you for keeping our home safe and wonderful. Poor RJ was locked out and didn't post this morning -- that's a first.

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Post by Cayla » Sun May 05, 2019 11:39 am

Good morning!

After church, I am attending an afternoon tea at Farnam Manor. The North Coast Narrative will be there. They are a group of historical actors, who usually show up doing the Halloween lantern tours. They are a friendly group of people. I like working with them when I volunteer. The program is about the Victorian language of flowers...how flowers were used as secret messages during that time period.

The rummage sale was fun. I was glad to get out of the house for the day. I ended up staying afterwards for an hour or so, chatting with 2 other people and the pastor.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun May 05, 2019 11:59 am

Good morning, everyone. :hello:

Here I am, about four hours later than usual. :D
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Poor RJ was locked out and didn't post this morning -- that's a first.
Indeed. I did stop by, but I was pretty sure the upgrade would be in progress at my usual time, so I wasn't surprised to be locked out.
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That's awesome. I haven't been watching the new season, as I'm just too busy. I'll end up binge-watching in about a month, after we get back from our trip.
I watched the season premiere, but I was pretty lost. I'm way behind.
Our routine went "okay". We made two minor errors in places that we never erred during our jillion practice sessions. But overall we passed the test and got some polite applause at the end. :)
Two minor errors is pretty good. :yes:
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:blush: well, maybe i am the one who notices the pagew number reaching 21 more than the rest of you? :D
That's pretty much it, because I seldom notice. :lol:
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The program is about the Victorian language of flowers...how flowers were used as secret messages during that time period.
Fascinating. I'd like to learn more about that.

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Post by Lupine » Sun May 05, 2019 2:44 pm

Good morning, one and all.

Turns out there was a town-wide swap meet yesterday I ended up perusing. I didn't buy anything but my aunt spent like a drunken sailor. As for today, probably only getting some writing in and some more genealogical research.
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The program is about the Victorian language of flowers...how flowers were used as secret messages during that time period.
That does sound interesting.

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