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BTW, just FYI, my kids are a tad older...sm

Posted By: put those books out 25+ years ago..... on 2006-05-16
In Reply to: You are right. Thank you. - chopped liver

than your older children.....25 and 23....didn't want you to think I'm a real old biddie....*lol*

Hope you resolve things....sounds like a family therapy would help solve because if you don't resolve....these buildups you get....will continue until you die.  Best get into some therapy - it works WONDERS if one applies it!  *S*

Best of luck!! 

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Do little kids like caramel? My big kids won't even eat it! We make the basic Baker's chocolat
I never said you shouldn't have kids! Feeling guilty? I asked WHY you had kids.
You clearly stated in your post that you ship the kids off to camp all day, and they're TIRED AT NIGHT!!  You know exactly what you said.  You said it as a PERK - AS IN GREAT! They're gone all day, it wears them out, and so I shovel dinner in their mouths and off to bed!  You can try to paint it any way you want, but YOU SAID IT.  Again, I only hope your kids never hear you speak that way or write that way. Shame on you.  Why have kids at all?  Just another parent who has them, gets rid of them for day AND night, BRAGS ABOUT IT, and then calls ME wicked!  Give me a break!  Camp is fine - its WHAT YOU SAID AND YOU KNOW IT.  Your own words showed your heart. Period.
Kids are demanding and so is MT work. My question is how CAN you do this with kids, rather than how
When you have two young kids, 11 months apart, (like I stated they are now 4 and 5) and have been doing this since they were born with no help from their father and no family around, YES, the kids get neglected. Part time might work but living on one salary, part time, is not an option. How can you possible tell me that anyone with two young kids can stay at home and work a full-time, 8-hour shift, and still give their kids the attention they NEED. I dont care how good you are at multitasking and how great your organizational skills are. It is a very difficult thing to do. And I am offended by your post making it sound as if it is easy to do.

I do agree that it can depend on how well your kids behave and how well they are able to play on their own. But my kids were not able to play well on their own. They needed constant attention.

So please take the time to realize that there are people out there in different situations than your own.

Reading our posts should help you to understand that everyone has a different situation. I believe everyone should have the right to shares their experiences as it might benefit the original poster in her questions and concerns.

I dont think anyone should be bashed for taking the time out to write about their experiences. I dont usually come on here to argue but you really ticked me off with your post. And try reading the post correctly. I said next time around I would have put them in day care. What I DID do with them was set them up to an activity like art or put on a movie for them. Geez.
Stayed "because of the kids?" I say "leave because of the kids"
You're in no position to buy right now. Keep saving, keep paying down your bills, and for heaven's sake get rid of that dead weight of a BF you're living with. You can do better.
So, should I return the $75 (x2 kids) in music cards I got the kids for x-mas...sm
My son has been telling me about free music sites and I was very leary.  How do they skirt the law Radguy?
I don't have kids, but my Mom was from the "old school," and still had everyone, kids inclu

call her by her first name.  The little neighbor girl next door from the time she could speak called her Aggie (my mom's first name), and they were great buddies until the day my mom pased away. 

I don't think there really is much in a name, but more in the respect you are given and the way you are treated.   Personally, I kind of cringe inside when someone calls me Ms. Anything or God forbid, "maam" (makes me feel like Methuselah!) ... I'm always just plain Merrie.  :-)

But, as someone pointed out, to each his own.  If you want to be addressed a certain way, you have that right, and people should respect that.  I'm glad you corrected the child ... hope it "sticks."    

Please do not simply give up, kids or no kids!
Talk with a professional. This can be worked through if he really puts forth the effort and you participate. The right counseling can truly make your marriage even better than it was before, if BOTH parties are willing to be honest. Give it a try. Nothing to lose at this point and everything to gain!
Not only are you older (sm)
but you're wiser too! And, yes, you are hopelessly out of it. These poor kids are racking up so much debt with this silliness! Of course, the limited selection of appropriate clothing doesn't help either. I'd love nothing more than to go into the girls' section and find a pair of shorts that have more than two inches of fabric in the crotch! But that is another subject.....
since I am 18 (much older now)....sm

Sounds like you need to find a good one, #1, and #2, one who really specializes in the cervical spine (mine does - he does it all, but he really specialiizes in the head and neck). 

Hope you feel better very soon!!! 

Older seems better to me
I've edited tons of MTs and I feel the older ones are usually wayyyy better!! Grammer, punctuation, medical terminology, reliability, the whole thing!
I got $1.00 says I'm older than you LOL
but I don't trust the corporate news primarily because their MAIN function is to frighten, titillate, and distract.

If you want to get a handle on all that fear, do more research on just how much and how often your government is lying to you with regard to foreign policy (and domestic as well).

9/11 was preventable - but your government would rather use the fear generated from it to SCARE people into submission than wage any proper investigation. If anyone thinks the official story is the WHOLE story, they must be smoking crack.

I am *rarely* scared, but I spend a lot of time being upset at the corruption in our government - and how easily good people believe just about any story it chooses to tell (via the corporate media)...

No not really. I look older but not fatter.

How old is John Travolta anyway.  He was so cute in Grease too.  Loved his dancing and now I just wonder if he has the same moves since he gained weight.  He didn't look all that bloated in Pulp Fiction either.  It's just lately he has looked too heavy for his frame.   

And what do you consider an older woman?

I can assure you that I'm not an older woman.  Thirty is not old.  I still get carded buying alcohol.  I've never bleached my naturally blonde hair either.  The clothes aren't skimpy.  I have full coverage with nothing hanging out.  I certainly don't shop in the plus or women sized departments either.  It's just a change from slob mode, which is the point I was trying to make.  Women will feel and look younger by taking a few moments to care about their appearance.  Try some trendier clothes, a new hairstyle, a touch of makeup.  Besides, if I was a fat, ugly, old lady as you're implying, troll, hubby would tell me.  He's the one who didn't like my "comfortable" work clothes to begin with.

I have an older model sm
Can't use it while I'm typing. If I crank the massage action up so that my back feels good, then there is too much vibration and I literally cannot focus on the monitor. I am not sure if the newer models are like this or not.
I WAS only joking, I'm a yr older than U..sm

Sorry if I offended you, I was joking because I'm older and I do read many blogger sites of much older, more journalistic type writers, and famous people who are also bloggers.

Again, sorry for any offense taken, none was meant! 

well I'm older than y'all and I can tell you....sm

I got less than a decade on you but it starts happening around 40+ (*winks at the 39 y/o poster) and it happens.  At 40, I started writing down lists, whereas prior I never needed a list (to go shopping, let's say).  About halfway through my 40s, it was "where are my keys and/or my eyeglasses" things.  I talked to a bunch of women who confirmed this (older than me).  Now, I do the room - "why did I just walk in here?" - thing. 

I try not to worry about it.  I had a dad (who died nearly 2 years ago at a very old age and more than twice my age *S*) whose short-term memory was not great from his 60s on into his 90s, but his long-term memory was so EXCELLENT that he could tell you a story about a horse, his neighborhood, and a situation that he experienced at 5 years old (an emotional trauma) with such clarity and lucency, you could picture the entire situation yourself.  That, in and of itself, amazed many!

So, don't beat yourselves up about this stuff.  There are lots of books out about this very subject.  When you think about these things, well....what's the alternative?  (I'm thinking some extra serotonin *LOL*) - but really, these things will occur and I'm not choosing the alternative, that's a given (i.e., death).  *LOL*  So, I'll live with these challenging things happening and try not to kick myself every time I mess up. 

I will tell you I am much better about my keys and eyeglasses today because I made places for them to sit (if I remember to not toss them wherever *LOL*)

You are all not alone, that's a given too

I have noticed this myself as well, although I am a little older than you (49). SM
My short term memory has been declining. Just nice to know somewhat else has noticed this too. Not all in my head.
In your older computer you probably already
put a lot of stuff into the dictionary/spellchecker, which unless you have a backup of the directory you have to start all over again.  
When you get older, more anxiety?
I am in the 60s now so don't know about it getting worse. Am looking forward to a high school reunion this weekend. I only have anxiety if I have to speak in front of a lot of people or even stand on a stage in front of people. I love my home and so love being able to work from home but as far as anxiety escalating in later years, ?? same as before for me.
It is actually not an older program. One of our sm
hospitals just got it and it is the newest version. It is one of the ones that has been around the longest, but they are constantly changing and improving it. I have a few MTs that hate it, a few that love it and a few that could care less either way. Like anything else, it is a matter of personal preference.
Older generation?
I am a little bit younger than the flower children, and I know a lot of our politicians and CEO's are "old". I agree with you about where this country is headed. I also agree that it is time for a change. However, I am not sure you can count on the younger generation to bring this about. My experience with most young adults around now is that they are more self-centered than any generation before. There are more young adults still mooching off their parents than ever in history. Also many MTSOs in business today are younger people who see the global economy as an easy way to get rich without putting in the time to build wealth through hard work. There is a lot more that can be said about that.
Unless you have an older computer all you need to do
is stick the flash drive in a USB port. I go into Windows Explorer and click and drag my file into whatever drive the flash drive is. Very easy to do. I would not want to use a flash drive either unless the teacher is going to download it immediately and give it back.
We have 3 receivers. Two are older ones

where you pretty much have to point the remote directly at the box.  The newer one where you can be anywhere in the room is DRD435RH.  This is about 4 years old, so I would think the DVR should be able to do the same thing.

We have favorites, but at least 2 other options, maybe 3, where you can block certain channels so it is like having favorites.  I like the DIY type channels and DH does not.  It has my channels blocked as he is a surfer and blocking mine eliminates having to go through all mine.  When I want to watch I switch to all channels.

If you go to Direct's website they might have the info more detailed. 

Which one did you get...the older one or the newer one?
The ergopro is the newer one and has a USB connection.  The older one has a PS/2 connection.  The older one is far better in my opinion.  Lot of good reviews on the older Belkin board on both Amazon and Newegg.  Excellent key touch but it is a loud keyboard just to warn you.  I loved it and still continue to use it but I found that it was harder for VR because it is a big keyboard so I using a smaller split board now.  The only disadvantage to the Belkin ergoboard older model is the key markings wear off quite quickly.
it was supposed to be the older one, SM

but the seller sent me a plain, flat, dirty keyboard!  I was sooo mad.  Fortunately I complained enough and sent him copies of receipts from Amazon showing it was supposed to be the Belkin ergo (he insisted he clearly stated what he was sending) that he has finally agreed to send my money back.

So, as soon as he refunds my money (I got an e-mail from Amazon saying I should be getting it soon), I will look for the older one that you are talking about.

Thanks for sharing your experiences! :)


Use older version
Thanks Renee.  I have already uninstalled and reinstalled so many different versions and none of them work.  I tried to convert the .dss file using that convert program, I forget what it is called, it's free from NCH, but it wouldn't convert it.  But I will try it again and let you know what happens.  Thanks again for your ideas. 
Like everything else, older ones work the best
I do have one very old keyboard that I have on hand -- just in case but the only thing I don't like is it is not wireless and it still has all the keys on it.  I think it is from my very first computer.  Justs like us "old broads" the don't make them like they used to and the newer ones just don't last. 
I usually feel bad for the older

I also feel bad when I see an older person eating alone at a restaurant.  When I say older, I mean 75+.  I feel like inviting them to sit with us, but that would be too weird. 

I also feel bad for people with no insurance or people that will not fill scripts because of the cost. 

This is the only profession that the older
you get the less money you make.  I hate it too and looking to get out!!
Assuming it's XP or older
Hit the Windows logo button, go into control panel, and from there click on appearance/themes. Go to choose a screen saver. From that window, the bottom half has the power saver options; I believe it says monitor options, but it will also include the options for your hard drives. In there, you can find the choices as to whether or when to shut down the hard drive, hibernate, time to turn on the screen saver, etc. Vista is probably similar steps, but I'm not sure how exactly you get to the screen saver page.

Hope that helps!
Many single older people need help, too.

I knew a lady who had lived with a man for 30 years.  He got Alzheimer's and his daughter had him declared incompetent.  She threw this lady out of the house she had lived in for those 30 years (common law marriage not recognized here).  No one could find a will, so this lady was on the streets for all intents and purposes.  She called me one afternoon to ask how much I would charge her a month for rent (she had only social security,  minimal) to live on, had Parkinson disease, heart problems,  diabetes, etc.  Knowing she was a proud lady and I was working in a hospital at the time, I told her I would charge $50.00 a month for food, but if she helped clean the house and cooked in exchange for rent, that would be great.

She lived with me until her death 7 years later.  My mother had passed away about a year earlier, but this dear lady became my best friend and my substitute mother.  I was compensated in ways you never will never know, but monitarily it was wonderful.  She was a wonderful seamstress and could knit, so after that I rarely if ever had to buy any clothes, just some yarn or fabric.  My mother had spoiled me completely, my late husband had spoiled me, and then I had the wonderful fortune of having this lady as my friend who took over where they left off. 

Before she called me, she had rented a room in a cheap motel and it took all her money.  She went to the local food bank to try to get food, but they told her she was not eligible because she had no children.  It would take several months for her to become eligible on medicaid.  Her medications cost so much that she would have to pay 100% by September because she had exhaused her medical benefits, so I bought those for her - unless I could convince a few doctors on staff to help by getting drug reps to contribute a few for her.  Is this what we do to our senior citizens? 

I am not asking for praise.  I just think it is time that we all look around and see what is happening.  There are a lot of people in this world who need compassion and help, and we really should do what we can to ease their discomfort. 






I have an older version of QuickLook so the
newer meds aren't included.  I always go to RxList first, but lots of times find that even drugs that are a year old aren't included and I have to go to Google. 
Wow. I want one. I have an older Natural keyboard that
I've been using for years. All the letters are worn off, and I use a piece of wood to prop it up into the natural typing position. I never did understand why keyboards propped up in reverse to how your hands are supposed to be positioned. Since using my little block of wood to prop my keyboard up, my wrist problems are gone.
The older a woman gets, the slimmer the SM
pickings. Also, it is every woman for herself. When I dated when young, all girlfriends were fixing people up. Forget that over 40.

I believe eharmony would be safer than going the online route alone. At least there is some screening. Good luck to you.
The older men want either someone to support them or a nurse or
my brain... the older I get I can't remember
Did I say all older women are those things? No. nm
My version is an 8-SR2. I guess maybe that is older than yours? nm
years ago, older equipment an MD would

Some older movies, but good ones...

The Life of David Gale...excellent movie...Kevin Spacey, I think...

Mona Lisa Smile...Julia Roberts...I really liked this one, so did my teenage daughter...

Forrest Gump, of course, one of my all-time favorites...we all know who he is (and the soundtrack is awesome)!!!

Have a lovely weekend...

Has anyone moved 3 older dogs in together? sm


I recently got married and have a 7-year-old female  terrier-cocker spaniel, and my new husband has a 7-year-old male cocker spaniel and an 11-year-old female lab retriever.   My dog has become more aggressive against the other 2 dogs, especially over the past week, where she's not wanting them to eat or drink.  We've separated their feed/drink areas but she's still being aggressive with them.  So far she hasn't bitten one of the other dogs but has come very close to it with their fighting.   Fortunately his dogs only fight back when she actually attacks them and ignore her when she's just growling and barking at them, so that cuts down on the number of dog fights.

Does anyone have any other ideas on how to get her to be nice to his dogs? 


Help with an older Lanier system

I need to get an owner's manual for an older analog call-in system by Lanier.  I believe it is called the voicewriter 650 model #P145.  It is the one that has four microcassettes in a carousel on top that spins.  I got it from a friend, but of course she can't find the manual and I don't know the functions and she can't remember all of them  I have tried calling Lanier and they have given my like five different numbers and no one can seem to help and it is frustrating.  So I thought someone on here might be familiar with the system or know how to get a manual or if there is one online.  Thank you in advance for any help!

Older/younger generation.
I did not say that the older powers that be did not start the whole thing. My point was that we certainly cannot count on this generation to save the day. I am 52. My mom did not work until I was older. We did not have all the "stuff" that I now have. Now my husband and I both work our ends off to have what is now considered a normal lifestyle. This generation tends to feel entitled to this lifestyle. Because it is harder to maintain now by just working a regular job, people are willing to do less ethical things to maintain, and it will get worse.
Fine.. just getting older like the rest of us...nm
My first job worked with older woman who was MT by day
Unfortunately, we do not realize all of this until we are a little older and more mature, sm
and by that time, it seems too late, doesn't it.?

I wish I knew this when I was in my 20s.
I have older versions saved.

If this poster (or anyone else) needs an earlier version, I have setup files for both 4.15 and 4.02 available. Just shoot off an email.

A lesson I learned a long time ago--always have a backup plan.Whenever I download a new program and after setting it up on my computer, I save the original set-up file in a folder called, amazingly enough, Downloads. Then, when a newer version is released, I also save it (usually with the version number as part of the name) in the same folder. That way, if anything goes wrong with the update, I have the old setup files to fall back on.

Meniere's. It just started getting better as I got older.
Diagnosed about in 1998 or so.  Still deaf in the left ear, but still good in the right and still working. 
I have an older version of word, so
I type 65- and then use Expander yo for year-old and also have yobf, yowf (black female, white female), etc.
The older the account, the higher the score . . .
so they are the ones to keep.  :)
This one older guy that used to live by our old house was a bit eccentric.
He used to ride around town on a bicycle wearing only a leopard print loincloth. He ran a restaurant and only hired teenaged girls to work there, plus one of them told me he was dealing drugs out the back door of the kitchen. Anyway, his house was painted fluorescent purple with pink trim. You could see it for miles. I don't know what happened to the guy. His business was closed down and his house sold and repainted. Haven't seen him riding his bike in his loincloth in over 20 years now, thank goodness.