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About JustBlowingInTheWind

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    Captainnnn Destrtuct Allll...
  • Birthday 11/19/1962

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    Oakdale, California
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    Restoring old cars, music, reading, computers, cooking and of course modelling. I also run a web site for our City, Oakdale, California. (Sorry it's private) it uses the same software this site does, and exists as a place for the people of Oakdale to let loose and play around. It's a lot of fun.

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  1. Last fall, my neighbor had a bedroom and bath added on to his house. While digging the trench for the plumbing, the contractor destroyed my landscaping on that side of the house. It took the man seven months to add the bed and bath. He promised to fix my yard when he was done. He started prevaricating big time. Like I would let them take seven months to fix my yard. Finally I had to call him and give him until the end of the month (three weeks) to get the job done. He called me a name that I can't say on here, and said nobody can see my yard so it doesn't matter. I told him to stay off my property and that I would find somebody else to do it and send him the bill. So I took him to court in Small Claims Court. Today I went there and he didn't show up. The judge liked the photos and the documentation, quotes and receipts that I presented so I easily won the case, now I have to chase him down to get the money.
  2. I think I figured out why my freezer was not maintaining a temp. $69 later and I saved myself $2000.
  3. Central Valley Central Valley California. Average summertime High 97 with a humidity of 13%. Average winter is about 54. it it rains in the winter time, but it's sunny more often than not. I've only heard thunder three times in the 14 years we've been here.
  4. did you at did you at least give her an eviction notice?
  5. 8 weeks post op, full hip replacement. My wife has been released for work, no restrictions. 'Course all she does is sit at a desk, but she's been driving for a week now.
  6. I can so I can so relate to that.
  7. That'd be awesome! Can you read a MS word document? PM me your email address and I'll send it to you.
  8. I got the passwoid, and then I got him killed.
  9. I agree. You can get a new drive that's probably bigger for $80. Go to best buy or something and have them make a duplicate of the drive. Put the new drive in, upgrade and fall back to the old drive. EASY to swap drives. Best buy will probably show you.
  10. On a similar note, I'm writing a book myself. I've had an idea for some 25 years and figured, I've read a few thousand books, how hard could it be? A neighbor is a 10th grade English lit teacher and is an avid reader. So far I have around 9,000 words - out of 80 to 100,000. I gave her a MS Word copy and asked her to read it and tell me if I'm onto story telling, or should I remain retired. She said the book didn't explain what's going on. *MY* thoughts are to let the reader figure it out as the read, She said she wants details up front. She's adamant. Anyone willing to take a few to look at a few chapters and tell me if my story is confusing as she claims? Don't worry. I won't pay you a bloody red cent.
  11. Today I got my Kindle from Amazon. I've been reading since I was 7, and go through a book every 3 days on average. I found that on Amazon Prime I can download books for free, return them and get more. Like a library. Self publisher but great books. I once spent $120 in a month on books. I just spent $90 for the Kindle and what ever Prime costs. What a money saver! I hesitated for several years, the wife asked every x-mas or birthday if I wanted one. I couldn't give up a paperback feel. Then I remembered the first time I hear a CD.
  12. I'm a poet and now you know it!
  13. She has her 1st appointment Friday. 3 and 1/2 week post op. However, it'll be 60 a week instead of 150. Different place and closer. On another note and I consider this amazing... I knew we had great insurance, but our bill for the pathology was $30 and the anesthetist was $60. Insurance company said they doubted our portion of the hospital bill would be no more than 3K. I doubt that includes the surgery. Just the hotel bill. Like someone else said. They charge by the hour. She's doing great by herself. She's been walking to the corner and back, maybe 50 yards, without her walker.

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