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User Name: Kat
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Joined: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Last Visit: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:18:44 AM
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Posted: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 5:40:35 PM

Hi Gang.
What I need is a serious computer geek...which I’d like to be but I am not.
Late last November, Microsoft and/or Windows updated my computer overnight.
I had left some documents (a chapter in a book I’m writing) open, and in the
morning they were gone/deleted and were replaced with the “Instructions” for
the new updated Windows. A serious blow. It was the best chapter I had written
I can’t remember most of it due to some short term memory loss caused by three
major surgeries, and the drugs I was anesthesia and morphine.

I have tried a number of suggestions to try to retrieve the pages. Went to a
local computer dude and he said he’d “try” to get them back for $400. Yikes!
All I’ve been hearing since it happened is, “Why didn’t you save it to a disk or
thumb drive?” Because I’m technologically impaired...that’s why. I don’t even
own a cell phone. Neither does Elton that makes two of us on this planet.
Anyone out there with a possible fix? I’ll include your name in large print on the
“acknowledgement” page of my book when it gets published if you have the answer.
Thank you for listening!
Topic: Why I'm boycotting Whole Foods Market
Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:23:01 AM
Hi "rmberwin",

It is all about convenience. I myself do not care for handling knives
and cutting a watermelon, for me, and others, is a daunting task.
Your frustration with the difference in price is understandable though.
I live on a sweet little island on the southeastern North Carolina coast.
The local supermarket here jacks up the price of everything in the summer months
when tourists arrive in droves, which is right now. Rather than crossing the bridge
to the mainland for a head of lettuce or whatever, I frequent that store on nearly a
daily basis.
I think the policy is a blatant disregard for the locals who keep the store going all
winter and always comes back to the "convenience factor".
Topic: My Autistic Love Bug
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:21:00 PM
Dear Kerry.P,

Best to you and your Godson.
Thank you for responding.
Topic: My Autistic Love Bug
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 4:53:41 PM
Thank you Towan52. I appreciate your reply.
That is the conclusion I/we have come to as well.
Not sure what I was looking for by presenting this topic.
Strength I guess. Thanks again.

Topic: My Autistic Love Bug
Posted: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:41:01 AM
He is my grandson. He is five years old. He is quite beautiful. His eyelashes seem
almost an inch long. He is still not completely potty trained. Once he gets
focused on something, it is somewhat difficult to refocus him to a new activity.
My husband and I are extremely proud of our son and daughter-in- law’s devotion
to him. They are very proactive in finding therapists who come to their home and
his school. He is always laughing, smiling or chattering to himself and seems
to be enjoying his life. Talking a bit more now as well.
Even though he is very high functioning, they (his parents) remain heartbroken
that he is not up to par with their friend’s children. My son recently told me,
they occasionally fall into each other and cry. Their list of reasons are:
They feel jealous
They feel angry
They feel cheated
They feel sad
They feel betrayed
They feel weak
They feel exhausted
They feel like they’ve done something wrong
We live six blocks away from them and have made it clear that we are here for
them at all times. We feel our grandchild is one of the brightest lights of our life
and we are blessed to know him. I guess it’s just not enough.
Topic: Have you heard this rumor?
Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 8:29:56 AM
Interesting tidbit, but darn!
I thought it might be a tad juicier
than that. I've got a rumor about my
neighbor, if anyone is interested.
Topic: Wechat voting - “The Most Complex Connections Contest” in China
Posted: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 2:35:49 PM
Hi 3unorchid,

I don't own a cell phone and am considered a "freak" when it comes up
in conversations. I prefer to think of myself as "not a sheep".
Not that everyone who owns a cell phone is a sheep, but when it's used
for inane chattering and texting about the last time you farted, it makes
me happy to be a freak.
Put down your phone...pick up a pen and paper and write someone you love
a letter in your very own handwriting.

Topic: Drunk Talk
Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 10:32:47 PM
I wasn't really looking for a yes or
no answer...just different perspectives,
and I definitely got some.
Happy to say my friend is still sober,
and no apologies have been necessary.
Thank you all for your enlightening views.
Topic: any real-life examples
Posted: Monday, April 27, 2015 9:25:15 AM
I'm contemplating starting a blog, complete with pictures
regarding the year I spent wearing a colostomy bag, then an
ileostomy bag after a colectomy, (a foot of colon removed).
Could be an utter turn off, or perhaps a support system.
The pictures are not pretty, but some of the jokes I/we made
up about it were pretty funny. Like: What's the worst thing
about a colostomy? Answer: You can never find shoes to match
your bag.
Not exactly a leap of faith, but a daunting notion.
Topic: A Model of Business Management
Posted: Sunday, April 26, 2015 11:04:27 AM

Hello Drag0nspeaker,
This may not be an appropriate response since I haven't read the links yet.

I'm not sure that with wealth comes happiness, but I wouldn't mind suffering through
a few years of being wealthy to find out for sure. There's just so much darn great
stuff waiting to be acquired. don't even have to be talented to be rich. Look at the Kardashians (sp?).
Have any of them ever worked a day in their life?
I also believe that while wealth may relieve financial stress, it probably comes with
a myriad of stress factors all it's own.'d still be willing to try it.