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I had the same problem. Our neighborhood is very close and there are a lot of homes.

Posted By: Try this. on 2005-07-10
In Reply to: What to do about a neighbor's yapping dog? - going nuts!

I looked up the neighbor's phone number after I saw her name in tax records.  I called her and told her I was a neighbor and that her dogs were disturbing the peace. I told her she may not realize it but some people were sick or had small children who were resting at various times of the time and she could not leave her dog barking all day long.  I told her we were all talking about calling the police (which I had already done to establish the law and found out you cannot leave a barking dog in your yard in our neighborhood no matter what time it is according to the police) but I decided to phone her instead of bringing the police in at this point because she may not be aware of the dog's disturbing others.  She said thank you for calling and the dog has been brought in when it barks to go in.  Find out the guidelines from your local police department.  A barking dog is disturbing the police no matter what time of the day it is.

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we did with 2 homes - SM
my only advice is to wait (if you can) until you can take advantage of 10% off or free padding plus 12 months same as cash deal (or if you open a new HD card for the 12 months free financing sometimes you get 10% off your first purchase). Hey, it adds up. Had both berber and plush installed 3 times by HD and they did a super terrific job - measuring, installation AND clean up. They did better than my mom's "professional" carpet business LOL for much, much less $$.
big homes do not mean
that a doctor makes a fortune. People who are wise with their money etc can have large homes too. Doctors do not make a killing doing what they do unless they have their practice plus teaching and research positions. They do make good money - but our problem is not them trying to bilk us out of ours. lets keep to the problem, due to what the doctors or hospitals considering off shoring our work for a bigger profit because of their expenses, we are losing out. Everyone wants to make money, many NEED to make money - does not matter whether you are a regular Joe, a hospital or a doctor - it is the way they have to go about it that sucks. Insurance, malpractice and otherwise, nonpayment of bills, equipment etc causes their complaints of not profiting on the work they do.

If the government would put a stop to the Pharma companies and research blockades etc, a little more normalization would occur. The only other thing is that they eventually will find that off shoring cost more when you add in the cost of editing and poor quality.

But then many big nationals off shore the work so the doctor do not see it.

Check out many of the web sites for all of them. you will find something on most on accepting applicants. And if you don't check out some overseas freelance sites, they advertise there. I will stick to the smaller ones and hope they do not go off shore as well.
Does anyone know if Nursing Homes have MTs? Thanks.

Nursing Homes
I used to work for a clinic consisting of 6 doctors and they dictated their nursing home visits along the rest of their dictation once a week. Good luck:)
Mobile homes are many here in NC, and
they are not a good deal, IMO. Every tornado heads straight for them like they are magnetized, and they seem to burn down a lot. Now I had a townhouse that I lived in for 11 years, and I made quite a nice profit due to the fact they were attractive, had a bit of land and nice landscaping, and were in a good location. I think I paid $85,000, and sold it for $119,000 11 years later. Not bad for a townhouse.
My old country homes
In my home in Iowa, I have Hughes Net and seemed to do okay with it, although, as noted, lag times are a bit more than true broadband/high speed. At my SO's home in Missouri, it comes from some rinky-dink company called Midwest Data Center, although I'm sure they must get their feed from somewhere else. Again, for general surfing there is only a minimal lag time between page loads. However, when working via a VPN, I have had prolonged waits during anything that involves swapping data with the outlying mainframe. This would be cc's, demographics, and final saves on ExText and a couple other proprietary sites I've used. Being production oriented, if you get a lot of short 1-3 minute reports, the wait times really start to add up paycheck-wise. I'll also note that I've had very little trouble with audio files, although, again, a 25 minute report is going to take a bit longer to download than a DSL customer is used to. There have been a few VPNs over the years that I was not able to connect to at all and had to use my standby dialup; however, somehow they for the most part self-corrected in the last six months or so and now I can go pretty much anywhere I want to stick my little VPN. Hope this helps!
This is the only way my husband and I have sold our homes. sm
And it was very easy despite what naysayers may thik or say. My husband is very knowledgable with real estate law, so that helps us a great deal. He has all the forms you need on our computer, etc. He can communicate well with others, etc. He asks for earnest money and he does ask if they have already been pre-approved or if their house if for sale, etc.

Since I work from home and have a very flexible schedule, I can go anytime and show any one of our homes for sale.

You can definitely do it yourself. Don't be afraid and don't let others intimidate you. My parents "lost" 30,000 in real estate fees in Alaska. Basically, they went to an agent who put their house up for sale. The agent never showed up to the open house, my mom had about 15 people come and look that afternoon and she had no idea what to do. One of the guys who attended was an officer in the military who wanted a contract signed THAT DAY. My parents state that the only good thing her real estate guy did was provide an office for the paperwork to be signed. There was a high demand in her neighborhood at the time (about 3 years ago).

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Does anyone know for sure what type of medical transcription funeral homes would use?  I don't think they would be autopsies, but someone told me they utilize this service.

Any advice is appreciated.


I agree. I used to finance mobile homes.
However, they had to be on a permanent foundation with the wheels removed, and the interest rate was scary.
No way. I would run group homes for special needs folks and
I'd definitely get it verified with a supervisor (to use for MT) before signing up because if you look at the fine print on MCI's neighborhood it says for voice calling only and there is a 5000-minute limitation. 
MCI - The Neighborhood
I never ever had a problem with them. My girlfriend tried AT&T, but when they saw how long she was on the phone - they started charging her.
I actually hope these innocent pets get homes more than I care
The prices of homes are high, but the RE taxes are a bit lower.
Welcome to the East Coast! There is really nothing "cheap" on this side of the US.

Good luck - hope you have a smooth transition!
Try Ebay.. in the $500 neighborhood there..nm
cops in neighborhood
Thankfully, in my community we DO watch out for the neighbors.  Don't spend all day gawking at their business but we do notice strangers, strange cars and have no qualms with calling the dispatcher if something seems out of sync.  You don't have to call 911 just the dispatcher.
We had a dog adopt us. Never saw in the neighborhood

before, no collar.  I took to our vet to scan for a microchip and doesn't have one.  Vet won't keep the dog because it needs all shots, which we can't afford to do.  Dog is a lab and we have no place to keep her, plus we have a dog who is not tolerant of another dog and has chronic medical problems.   We feed/water the dog and are providing it with a warm place to sleep, though it is a very small space and not suitable for long-term.

I have notified all the vets in our area, called the shelter, sent e-mails to all residents with e-mail addy in our community, placed an ad in our local newspaper and placed signs at major neighborhood intersections.   There has been no ad in the paper looking for a dog, no signs, no one appears to be looking for her.  What do you think is an appropiate amount of time to keep her before we try to find her a new home?   She is just the sweetest dog and we have all fallen in love with her, but cannot provide for her.  We find it difficult to believe that no one appears to be looking for her.   DH says she is very conscious of cars like she is searching for "the one" and feels like she was dumped.   I can't/won't take her to the pound, although due to her personality we feel she will be adopted immediately. 

We're too close to the situation to be objective. 


I also live in a neighborhood where
people let their dogs run loose. There are two dogs in particular that I am actually afraid of and I don't like to let my 7y/o go outside and play if those dogs are anywhere around. I have called Animal Control about them before and they said that if the dogs weren't on my property there wasn't anything they would do about it. So, exactly what is Animal Control there for anyway? They told me I would have to catch the dogs and restrain them somehow and then call them and they would come and pick them up. I'm sorry, but I'm not going near those dogs. It's ridiculous!
Sounds like my neighborhood...sm
And the same situation.....now that it doesn't back up in our house, the neighbors down the road are all getting it!  You wouldn't believe the things that I saw...it was just disgusting, and I'll never forget that SMELL!  It was a real nightmare.  Hubby was out of town and I was home alone with 2 small kids....I sure would like to move but just can't seem to find the time or money to do that, and then top that with off with potential problems of selling this house....any suggests?  Oh, I am bumbed now....but I am happy we could help you out!!  I think you have made a wise decision in not buying the house!
I beg your pardon. I have elderly relatives in nursing homes who are constantly in and out of
hospitals.  The elderly especially need our reports to be ACCURATE, as nobody gives a hoot to "talk" about them, let alone doctors getting to actually know and remember patients. EVERYTHING about their acute care in hospitals is taken FROM THE PAPER MEDICAL RECORD, and also when they get bumped back to the nursing home.  The caretakers take ALL info from the transfer sheet.  Reality check for those who need help most - elderly who cannot rattle off their histories themselves.
rich skanks dress better and have nicer cars and homes.

If there are MTs losing their homes and can't get presents for their kids, they aren't living
Nursing homes/care facilities aren't all they are cracked up to be (sm)
I have a sibling who just lost their spouse. Every time the spouse was in the nursing home, they became ill to the point of needing hospitalization. Dehydration? They weren't giving the poor thing fluids!!! Kidneys shut down and then they died.

I think I'd rather die before being put into a nursing home and I think I will add that to my advanced directives living will.
There would be two dead pit bulls in my neighborhood
If this happened to me.  What if this was a child.  I can't believe no one does anything about this in your community. 
The teenaged girls in my neighborhood are

having a race to see who can have the most babies.  It's horrible.  They think of the babies as little pets or dolls, then dump them on their mothers to go out and party.  None of the girls has a high school education, job, driver's license or anything.  They have police records, too.  Four of the girls were over here one day wanting to use my phone, and one of them wanted me to feel her stomach to see if I thought she was pregnant.  She was disappointed later when she found out she wasn't.  I got onto soapbox mode telling them to finish their education or at least get a GED so they could support those babies.  Life's not easy being a young, uneducated mother.  They use the excuse that they have bad home lives, they just want someone to love them, they'll get a regular income with WIC, foodstamps, and welfare checks, or maybe even get their own house when low income apartments become available.  My goodness, their thinking is so messed up.  They don't even have a single clue in their little heads.  This isn't even the inner city.

I keep telling my boys to stay away from girls.  Save it for marriage or you're going to get trapped into fatherhood.

I've had that happen in my neighborhood too!

It's a bit scary when you can't even get home because of the cops!

Been using The Neighborhood or SBC unlimited for the last 5 years now. sm

I was NOT talking to a telemarketer at SBC.  I originally talked to one (I assume) when I called, but when I explained what I was using it for, I talked with his supervisor.  As long as I am accessing voice files and NOT using it for faxing, accessing the internet, or other "computer to computer" things, it is fine.  I have not had any hassle, except for once, and then when I called and talked to them and changed to a business line, I was fine. 

Hope you have better luck than you have so far.  :-)

In a rich neighborhood in the 'burbs
north of where I live they have fixed the funky paint problem with some kind of zoning ordinance -- people can only use colors on an approved list of "historic" colors.

I think that other people who live in the same neighborhood
also bought their homes and paid good money for them. They have the right to look out their window that they OWN and not be forced to look across the street at Bozo's Big Top.
Any neighborhood watch people?

I am thinking of starting a neighborhood watch in my area but was wondering if people really want to get involved.  I know this would depend on my neighbors, but for the most part do people care?  The main problem I am having with my neighborhood is that down the street there is a section of what would be called *low income rental units* which are actually just one bedroom tiny houses, and the people who rent there just do not care about the neighborhood, the noise level, the litter, so on. 

The main problem I am having is noise.... It comes from about three car stereos and there is really no way to pinpoint it unless you physically sit at the end of the street and get the make and license # of the car.  The noise ends about 3:00 a.m. and starts up again about 7:00 a.m.  I have phoned the police several times regarding this, but what can they do really if they don't know what car it is coming from?  They said they can drive by the block a few extra times a night, but really that has done no good.  I have had to start taking sleeping pills and wearing ear plugs to even get some sleep lately, but the noise is still so loud it sounds like thunder, and I cannot believe somebody who lives right next to that noise does not call it in to the police.  That is why I question whether people actually want to get involved.  I can only call the police so many times myself before they think I am crazy and am hearing things. 

As for the littering, it is not just bottles and cans, it is pieces of furniture that nobody wants anymore and they push it out to the curb hoping it will magically disappear.  It doesn't disappear, and I'm getting embarassed to have any friends over to my house because they have to pass that area before reaching my end of the street. 

As for starting the neighborhood watch, would I just basically go door to door and see what kind of response I would get?  Has anybody else had a noise problem like this, and does it ever get better if people complain, or does that just make it worse?  Thanks for any input.  I'm just so tired and grouchy lately, I hate to even be at home anymore and this is making me depressed. 

I hired a neighborhood teen (sm)
I had my children at home, and hired a responsible neighborhood teenager. I worked part-time during the day with the sitter and then a couple of hours in the evenings when my husband got home. This was much cheaper than day care plus I got to take breaks and see my child and if my children skinned a knee or were really upset, I could take a break and take care ofYou need a backup in case the sitter is unavailable. It worked really well for me. Even better if you know another mom nearby with a child your chid could play with. Don't be fooled though - it is challenging and you will be tired, but was worth it to me :-)
find a teen in your neighborhood to sit for a few hours (nm)
I live in a quiet country neighborhood sm
but it is 6 a.m. and the birdies have started waking up. So loud!!
Neighborhood watches are a good idea in general I think, but...
...how will it help with noise? I suppose it could help with the furniture dumping (since your neighbors would be on the lookout), but do you think it would be helpful with the noise problem?

It certainly couldn't hurt. I say go for it.
I started a neighborhood watch a couple of years ago...sm
we were having similar problems to what you're having and they're gone now. Here's what worked for us. I gave every home in the subdvision a flier asking anyone that was interested in forming a neighborhood watch to come to an organization meeting and made the meeting a week later and on a week night, and gave my phone # in the event someone was interested but couldn't attend then. Out of 150 homes in my subdivision we had 40 people show up and 20 called expressing interest.

Everyone had the same complaints on the same "problem" homes and as a group we decided that each time the noise level was high enough to hear outside of the vehicle or house that we'd call the police. We all alternated placing those calls so the police department didn't think it was just 1 person complaining. The police department agreed to increase the patrols for our subdivision at all hours of the day and night and just having people see them ride through every few hours helped significantly cut down on the problems.

Over time the people that were causing problems either put their houses up for sale or moved out of the rental home and left when they saw that we neighbors insisted on a peaceful and quiet living area. It worked! When these problem homes left the problems with the trash thrown on the roads left as well.

In addition we were having some problems with some of the youth hanging out walking the streets at all hours and it was making some of the residents nervous, especially when the youth were walking through yards. So, we told the youth to stick to the roads, ask permission before cutting through yards to find out who cared and didn't care if they walked through them, and one of the men placed a basketball goal at the end of one of the cul-dec-sacs for the kids to play basketball after the neighbors in the cul-dec-sac agreed it would be fine. It worked - some of them started playing basketball there and they honored requests of homeowners that didn't want them walking on their yards.

Good luck to you!
I moved out of a high crime, mainly Hispanic neighborhood, and now...
I was so thrilled, I almost got mugged one night going to the mailbox, then within 6 months my company changed everything on me and I am barely hanging on rent wise. I sure know what you are going through.
Our neighborhood is all women's names - Robin Ln., Julia Dr. Must be the worker's ladies! :) n
It's about as close as you can come without
a commitment to pregnancy and job! Hahahaha

your not looking close enough,
stealing from you!!!
You really should close some of them. sm

Every card you have is more potential debt. This may not matter to you now, but when you try to get a car loan, or a mortgage, or even a regular bank loan, it will matter then. There's absolutely no reason to keep multiple card accounts open, especially if you have absolutely no intention of using them. Keep 1 or 2 open, use them regularly, and pay them off promptly. That is the best way to use them to your advantage.

I don't think so...but close enough...sm
the ergonomics involved with a laptop---mmm... you would have to be real careful if you were actually putting in quite a few hours a day. The keyboards are SO small! And remember ergonomics includes angle of arms, a proper chair height, etc. I don't think you can just plop it anywhere on the deck and do that for 6 hours a day...
Too Close
I'm really disappointed that Elliott left. Let's hope that Elliott fans turn to Taylor. I couldn't believe how close the numbers were. The turn outs that they all had when they went home were incredible, especially Elliott's. I think he'll go far.
Since you are so close
to your due date, I would think long and hard about it. That leave with pay would be very nice.

I don't think it would be very difficult for you to find other at-home positions at a better time, and maybe even the place offering you one now would be have something a little later. (They might not act like it now when trying to get you to commit to something though.)
I'm close by
I think you and I have passed a couple of private e-mails today? I'm about 30 miles from you. Yes, it is outrageous. I have lived here my whole life, and since so many retirees are coming in, my town is impossible to buy in! Well, for my income, that is. I agree, even now without working in MT I would never make it. I left an office job making $300 every two weeks 8 years ago to do this...Best move of my life. As for the future, who knows, but for now, I am really thankful for this profession.
I have never gotten close to that - sm
But the majority of my work is specialty clinic notes and creating a lot of templates and normals for these docs is almost impossible because each patient is so different. I can make almost twice as much in the same amount of time doing OPs and DSs than clinic notes! But I do make way over minimum wage.
How close to 18 is she?
Was your doctor talking to her about the wisdom of getting vaccinated when she reaches 18? She will be able to make her own healthcare decisions then--she doesn't have to wait until 21. In some states, decisions about Gardasil might be available to minors at an earlier age. He undoubtedly feels an obligation to inform her of her rights at that point--it would be wrong of him not to.

Fearing infertility from back x-rays is unfortunate. Do you really believe doctors are exposing all those people having x-rays to the horrible fate of infertility? That wouldn't make sense. If you can't manage to look up whether back x-rays cause infertility, how are you managing to find out about all these alleged deaths and illnesses from Gardasil? Are you reading reputable medical information or stuff cranked out by uninformed, anti-medical crazies?

The fact that YOU had cervical cancer is no reason to expect that your daughter should accept having it, too. This is a preventable and still deadly disease.

Also, if you had to leave the room for "the rest of the exam," it sounds like a gynecologic exam. Was that because your daughter is sexually active? If so, that clearly explains why your doctor was informing her of her choices. She needs to be vaccinated BEFORE she is exposed to the virus.
I have never been asked to show a receipt at Walmart. Is the Walmart you shop in a bad neighborhood
And the expensive stuff has an alarm on it for the cashier to take off. No receipt check. Just a greeter saying good-bye.
I came from low level neighborhood. I know the effects low level people have on a child's
mind. I fought very hard to get out of there. If you think narrow-minded high-horse thinking people are the only ones who are making trailer park comments, YOU ARE DEAD WRONG. I know white trash people who live for the weekend to get drunk and party and make just enough to get by. I am educated in the "real world" and whether you like it or not, the "real world" doesn't want to be anywhere near a trailer park for real or imagined reasons and does ostracize trailer park people along with ghetto people and section 8 people. Crime, drugs, do come from low income housing. BTW, people are outraged at black-on-black ghetto crime. That does not happen in higher working class black neighborhoods. Same deal with white trash people. Low class white people get drunk fight and end up in jail. If you read the newspaper or watch it on TV over the weekend, you know what I am talking about. Crime, drugs, etc is rarely an ONGOING problem in upper class neighborhoods because most of these people have goals for the future. Lower class neighborhoods and low class people are what they are because that's what the people in the neighborhoods settle for.
I moved very close to but not on ...
Makemoney Avenue.

Considering the taxes I pay, I think I should have bought the one on that street.
If you live close enough (sm)
and can afford to quit your job, go ahead. Once you are signed, you are expected to show up for auditions when they tell you to. You might go to 100s of them before being chosen for one and they usually last all day.
Erie. RU close?