• Anyone?

    From Hustler@1:267/160 to All on Thu May 9 15:22:12 2019
    Anyone home?

    Hustler

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HUSTLER on Sat May 11 14:24:00 2019
    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Daryl

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  • From Hustler@1:153/135 to Daryl Stout on Mon May 13 20:07:00 2019

    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

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  • From Janis Kracht@1:261/38 to Hustler on Tue May 14 08:32:16 2019
    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    Nope, you're not.. :)

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to HUSTLER on Tue May 14 10:43:00 2019
    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    Daryl

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  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Hustler on Tue May 14 21:20:52 2019
    On Mon May-13-2019 20:07, Hustler (1:153/135) wrote to Daryl Stout:


    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    Real names only please, either in the header or body of the message.


    Regards,

    Roger
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  • From Steve Wolf@1:267/160 to Roger Nelson on Wed May 15 08:27:32 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Roger Nelson to Hustler on Tue May 14 2019 09:20 pm

    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    Real names only please, either in the header or body of the message.

    My Apologies. I over looked that in my set up and corrected it. Thanks for brining it to my attention.

    Steve
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  • From Steven Wolf@1:267/160 to Daryl Stout on Wed May 15 10:10:46 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to HUSTLER on Tue May 14 2019 10:43 am

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    What would you consider the status of this particular echo?

    Steven
    Regards,
    HusTler
    Havens BBS havens.synchro.net (1:267/160)




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to STEVEN WOLF on Wed May 15 10:20:00 2019
    Steven,

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    What would you consider the status of this particular echo?

    From our message traffic, "on life support". Otherwise, "dead". :P

    In the BBS and Network Ads areas over here, I turned DUPLICATE
    CHECKING ON, as several systems were posting the same message for their
    BBS more than once a day, which obviously means several times a week. I
    noted in some echoes, the moderators have noted "no more than 2 postings
    of a BBS ad in a 1 week span", but that seems largely ignored.

    Also, I don't consider messages over 30 days old as being "timely", so
    once the original post is zapped, a new one can come in, and not be
    thought of as a dupe over here.

    Besides, folks should logon to a BBS because they WANT to -- NOT
    because they have to. For me, the BBS is one of the last few hobbies
    that I can still do, with my declining health. I have over 50 medical conditions, with an 11 page med list (doctors, surgeries, meds, etc.),
    and they found degenerative disk disease in my spine a year and a half
    ago. So, while most days, I'm the only logon, I do it for my
    enjoyment...not only for the doorgames, but the banter in some of the
    echoes.

    Daryl

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Daryl Stout on Wed May 15 12:56:48 2019

    On 2019 May 15 10:20:00, you wrote to STEVEN WOLF:

    What would you consider the status of this particular echo?

    From our message traffic, "on life support". Otherwise, "dead". :P

    In the BBS and Network Ads areas over here, I turned DUPLICATE
    CHECKING ON, as several systems were posting the same message for their BBS more than once a day, which obviously means several times a week. I noted in some echoes, the moderators have noted "no more than 2 postings of a BBS ad in a 1 week span", but that seems largely ignored.

    not "ignored"... simply "unknown" in many cases because they don't/haven't read
    the echo rules... they see it is a bot area and set up the bot and likely never
    look at it again unless their name is in the To: field but that's hard to do when they are using a different name for the bot and the bot doesn't have an account on their system that they actually use to see if there are messages to the bot...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Steve Wolf on Wed May 15 11:38:40 2019
    On Wed May-15-2019 08:27, Steve Wolf (1:267/160) wrote to Roger Nelson:

    Re: Anyone?
    By: Roger Nelson to Hustler on Tue May 14 2019 09:20 pm

    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    Real names only please, either in the header or body of the message.

    My Apologies. I over looked that in my set up and corrected it.
    Thanks for brining it to my attention.

    Thanks.


    Regards,

    Roger
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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to Hustler on Sat May 18 10:27:36 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Hustler to Daryl Stout on Mon May 13 2019 08:07 pm


    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome


    You aren't. This echo pretty much got quiet once the internet access at ho,e exploded. Used but be very big.
    xxcarol
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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to Daryl Stout on Sat May 18 10:30:08 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to HUSTLER on Tue May 14 2019 10:43 am

    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    Daryl

    ===
    OLX 1.53 I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

    ASIAN_LINK is the suprise winner with lots of activity.

    xxcarol
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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to Daryl Stout on Sat May 18 10:50:36 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to STEVEN WOLF on Wed May 15 2019 10:20 am

    Steven,

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    What would you consider the status of this particular echo?

    From our message traffic, "on life support". Otherwise, "dead". :P

    In the BBS and Network Ads areas over here, I turned DUPLICATE
    CHECKING ON, as several systems were posting the same message for their
    BBS more than once a day, which obviously means several times a week. I noted in some echoes, the moderators have noted "no more than 2 postings
    of a BBS ad in a 1 week span", but that seems largely ignored.

    Also, I don't consider messages over 30 days old as being "timely", so once the original post is zapped, a new one can come in, and not be
    thought of as a dupe over here.

    Besides, folks should logon to a BBS because they WANT to -- NOT
    because they have to. For me, the BBS is one of the last few hobbies
    that I can still do, with my declining health. I have over 50 medical conditions, with an 11 page med list (doctors, surgeries, meds, etc.),
    and they found degenerative disk disease in my spine a year and a half
    ago. So, while most days, I'm the only logon, I do it for my
    enjoyment...not only for the doorgames, but the banter in some of the echoes.

    Daryl

    ===
    OLX 1.53 Dr. Livingston I. Presume - Dr. Presume's full name.

    Hi Daryl,

    I have progressive DD. If you'd like to chat on what to expect and how to keepit under control (reason for this echo was that type of thing), I'm up for it.

    First thing is check the chair you use. Is it fitted for YOUR frame to be properly ergonomic for YOUR condition? This is the one workplace accomodation I need and was not bashful about as a contractor and later a government civilian. (I'm a 26 uyear retired Navy E8).

    When I say fitted to your own frame, that is important. Your body isn't a cookie cutter so just because the chair says 'ergonomic', doesnt mean it's right for you. For example, my main need is to properly fit my height. I am 5ft1. If my back doesnt touch the back (and let me rest my back there) then it is too deep. I have a perfect one at home where my back can rest, my knee is right at the bottom and it lowers so my foot rests flat on the floor. Has arm rests and is wide enough I can ease tension by sitting cross legged. I weigh 119lbs so didn't need anything special in support for the arms to use when getting up. It swivels nicely.

    My work chair is a little too deep but otherwise workable. It's the smallest one in the office and when we have a metting in the briefing room, I roll it with me as the other chairs are too high and deep. WE are about to move offices and when asked if we had any accomodation needs, I told them my chair will be moved with me.

    xxcarol, no longer a TAB
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  • From TERRY ROATI@3:640/1321 to Carol Shenkenberger on Sun May 19 13:29:08 2019
    Hello Carol,

    It's been awhile since we were in contact, 15+ years since I shutdown my BBS
    in Manila. I called your BBS and left you a message but no reply.

    I am now back in Australia and almost ready to retire and have now revived the BBS tfb-bbs.org

    Maybe the reason for the traffic in ASIAN_LINK is the moderator.

    All the Best.

    Terry Roati

    On May 18, 2019 10:34am, Carol Shenkenberger wrote to Daryl Stout:

    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to HUSTLER on Tue May 14 2019 10:43 am

    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    Daryl

    ===
    OLX 1.53 I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.

    ASIAN_LINK is the suprise winner with lots of activity.

    xxcarol
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to CAROL SHENKENBERGER on Mon May 20 10:28:00 2019
    Carol,

    ASIAN_LINK is the suprise winner with lots of activity.

    Interesting. I may have to add that to my QWK packet if I get bored.
    However, right now, I have far more important items outside the BBS that
    demand my attention.

    Daryl
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to CAROL SHENKENBERGER on Mon May 20 10:34:00 2019
    Hi Daryl,

    Hi, Carol...

    I have progressive DD. If you'd like to chat on what to expect and how to CS>keepit under control (reason for this echo was that type of thing), I'm up f CS>it.

    Well, when they diagnosed me with it (on a CT scan, checking for
    something else), I reasoned "they shouldn't take away my disability
    now". I have a hard time sitting at the computer for a long
    time...whether for the BBS, ham radio, or other stuff. I also can't
    stand for a long period of time...either at the sink, the toilet, the
    stove, or in the shower, as my legs will spasm on me. Even though I've
    lost 60 pounds since August, by only eating one meal (I can't afford
    more than lunch meat sandwiches, and I'm burned out on them), and many
    days, I don't even get 500 calories...not even 25% of the recommended
    daily allowance.

    First thing is check the chair you use. Is it fitted for YOUR frame to be CS>properly ergonomic for YOUR condition? This is the one workplace accomodati CS>I need and was not bashful about as a contractor and later a government CS>civilian. (I'm a 26 uyear retired Navy E8).

    First, thank you for your service. :) My late father served in the US
    Navy Submarine Service during World War II, and was in the Naval Reserve
    until he retired as an E-9 Master Chief Quartermaster 20 years before he
    died from pancreatic cancer. My wife died not 3 months after he passed
    on.

    Second, there's a swivel chair in the back bedroom (I'm back at my
    Mom's place, now mine, as she's dying in a nursing home east of Little Rock)...but I'm in one of those steady metal chairs here at the BBS
    computer. I only check her computer occasionally for software updates. Otherwise, the computer for the BBS and ham radio tasks, plus my laptop,
    are in the front room. It's rather cramped in here, but there's nothing
    I can do about it.

    Daryl

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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Daryl Stout on Mon May 20 17:21:56 2019

    On 2019 May 20 10:34:00, you wrote to CAROL SHENKENBERGER:

    stove, or in the shower, as my legs will spasm on me. Even though I've lost 60 pounds since August, by only eating one meal (I can't afford

    i finally made myself step on the scale the other day... i was 195 the last time i got on any and i'm not sure if i got over 200 but i'm back down to 150/155 since August when my dad passed away...

    more than lunch meat sandwiches, and I'm burned out on them),

    i know that feeling... i've been eating mostly beans... dried pinto beans that i speed soak in the pressure cooker and might possibly have some pork neck bones, ham hocks, or turkey necks to put with... still have maybe 3 or 4 pounds
    of them in the 10 pound bag they came in...

    and many days, I don't even get 500 calories...not even 25% of the recommended daily allowance.

    i don't even know what calories i'm getting... whatever it is, obviously it isn't what i was getting which is making my body use up its stores...

    )\/(ark

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Mon May 20 18:55:00 2019
    Mark,

    i finally made myself step on the scale the other day... i was 195 the last ML>time i got on any and i'm not sure if i got over 200 but i'm back down to ML>150/155 since August when my dad passed away...

    If I end up going on a diet of bread, butter, and water (which appears likely), I'll be down there as well. I've sacrificed expenses to where I
    can sacrifice no more...and the other bills are devouring the grocery
    budget.

    i know that feeling... i've been eating mostly beans... dried pinto beans th ML>i speed soak in the pressure cooker and might possibly have some pork neck ML>bones, ham hocks, or turkey necks to put with... still have maybe 3 or 4 pou ML>of them in the 10 pound bag they came in...

    I'll stay up wind from you from the pinto beans. <G>

    i don't even know what calories i'm getting... whatever it is, obviously it ML>isn't what i was getting which is making my body use up its stores...

    I've had to put holes in the belt to keep my pants up.

    Daryl

    ===
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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Daryl Stout on Mon May 20 17:43:00 2019
    i finally made myself step on the scale the other day... i was 195 the last >> time i got on any and i'm not sure if i got over 200 but i'm back down to
    150/155 since August when my dad passed away...

    If I end up going on a diet of bread, butter, and water (which appears likely), I'll be down there as well. I've sacrificed expenses to where I
    can sacrifice no more...and the other bills are devouring the grocery
    budget.

    If it wasn't for the distance between us I'd come over for a visit and we could
    go out for something to eat or maybe do a bit of shopping if there was time for that.

    I sure hope you don't end up on a diet of bread & butter. I know it happens here. There are many folks in my town who have to use the food bank to supliment their needs. The food bank can only provide a little relief and it doesn't fix the problem.

    --- BBBS/Li6 v4.10 Toy-4
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ALAN IANSON on Tue May 21 10:00:00 2019
    Alan,

    If it wasn't for the distance between us I'd come over for a visit and we co
    go out for something to eat or maybe do a bit of shopping if there was time
    for that.

    Appreciate the thought. My 3 remaining hobbies of the BBS, ham radio,
    and behind the scenes work for a square dance organization, are the only
    things keeping me sane.

    I sure hope you don't end up on a diet of bread & butter. I know it happens AI>here. There are many folks in my town who have to use the food bank to AI>supliment their needs. The food bank can only provide a little relief and it AI>doesn't fix the problem.

    And, a lot of the stuff there is close to, or past expiration. I'm a
    firm believer in "When in doubt, throw it out"...as food poisoning is no
    fun.

    Daryl

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Hustler on Sun May 12 08:42:00 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Hustler to All on Thu May 09 2019 03:22 pm

    Anyone home?

    Hustler

    Nope! Just your imagination... :D
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to Daryl Stout on Wed May 22 06:11:00 2019
    Daryl Stout wrote to MARK LEWIS <=-


    If I end up going on a diet of bread, butter, and water (which
    appears likely), I'll be down there as well. I've sacrificed expenses
    to where I can sacrifice no more...and the other bills are devouring
    the grocery budget.

    If you have access to youtube, there are some interesting videos
    showing what you can do to cook on little $$$. "Brothers Green Eats"
    had some interesting ideas - dried beans are cheap. One of their video
    series was eating on 3 dollars a day, a dollar per meal.





    ... How does this work, is there an orientation?
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  • From mark lewis@1:3634/12.73 to Daryl Stout on Wed May 22 10:13:32 2019

    On 2019 May 20 18:55:00, you wrote to me:

    i finally made myself step on the scale the other day... i was 195
    the last time i got on any and i'm not sure if i got over 200 but i'm
    back down to 150/155 since August when my dad passed away...

    If I end up going on a diet of bread, butter, and water (which appears likely), I'll be down there as well. I've sacrificed expenses to where
    I can sacrifice no more...and the other bills are devouring the
    grocery budget.

    i know that feeling... i don't even know what a budget is any more...

    i know that feeling... i've been eating mostly beans... dried pinto
    beans th i speed soak in the pressure cooker and might possibly have
    some pork neck bones, ham hocks, or turkey necks to put with... still
    have maybe 3 or 4 pou of them in the 10 pound bag they came in...

    I'll stay up wind from you from the pinto beans. <G>

    ha! i don't seem to have that particular problem like other folks do... not even with green things like brussel sprouts...

    i don't even know what calories i'm getting... whatever it is,
    obviously it isn't what i was getting which is making my body use up
    its stores...

    I've had to put holes in the belt to keep my pants up.

    my dad bought me a 42 inch Carhart belt for christmas one year... i was trying to loose weight then... he said it was "future planning" which i understand and
    we both got a laugh off of it... i've gotta see if i can find the leather punch
    and add two more holes to it... right now, i don't even have to unbutton or unzip my pants to put them on or get them off... somewhere i should have some of my older smaller waist jeans but the question is if they are in any shape to
    be wearing...

    )\/(ark

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    ... Do something unusual today. Pay a bill.
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to KURT WEISKE on Thu May 23 07:04:00 2019
    Kurt,

    If you have access to youtube, there are some interesting videos
    showing what you can do to cook on little $$$. "Brothers Green Eats"
    had some interesting ideas - dried beans are cheap. One of their video KW>series was eating on 3 dollars a day, a dollar per meal.

    I've turned into a microwave man...I'm not much for using the stove
    anymore.

    Daryl

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to MARK LEWIS on Thu May 23 07:09:00 2019
    Mark,

    i know that feeling... i don't even know what a budget is any more...

    Except for a nasty 6 letter word. :P

    ha! i don't seem to have that particular problem like other folks do... not ML>even with green things like brussel sprouts...

    There was a commercial several years ago...I think it was for Tractor
    Supply Company. This family is gathered around the dinner table, and
    first, thanking The Lord for the food He had provided, and for His
    Blessing and Protection, etc. The family dog is under the table, as if
    praying as well. As soon as the father says "Amen", and the folks begin
    to graze, the dog bounds out from under the table, and heads upstairs.

    He pulls open a chest of drawers, and starts digging around, looking
    for an item. He does this several times, until he finds out what he
    wants...a gas mask!! It turns out the family is consuming beans,
    legumes, and other items that cause severe flatulence. :P

    Having found his prize and putting it on, the dog rushes back to the
    kitchen, and the family has been completely oblivious to the dog's
    actions. Fido lays down, contentedly, under the table, with the gas mask
    on.

    The announcer comes on and says "We have what you need"...and then, it
    shows the logo for Tractor Supply Company. <G>

    my dad bought me a 42 inch Carhart belt for christmas one year... i was tryi ML>to loose weight then... he said it was "future planning" which i understand ML>we both got a laugh off of it... i've gotta see if i can find the leather pu ML>and add two more holes to it... right now, i don't even have to unbutton or ML>unzip my pants to put them on or get them off... somewhere i should have som ML>of my older smaller waist jeans but the question is if they are in any shape ML>be wearing...

    I like the one, where after a meal, Daddy has to loosen his belt. One
    of his kids, tells his friend (who had joined them for dinner), "Daddy
    just moved his decimal point over a few places". <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Roger Nelson@1:3828/7 to Daryl Stout on Sat May 25 20:14:46 2019
    On Thu May-23-2019 07:04, Daryl Stout (1:19/33) wrote to KURT WEISKE:

    [...]

    Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

    Because they are putting birth control medication in the cat food.


    Regards,

    Roger
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ROGER NELSON on Sun May 26 03:03:00 2019
    Roger,

    Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?

    Because they are putting birth control medication in the cat food.

    Probably.

    Reminds me of the joke where the grandma says that putting birth
    control medicine in her daughter's morning orange juice, helps her sleep
    better at night. <G>

    Daryl

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/17 to Daryl Stout on Wed May 29 17:45:08 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to ROGER NELSON on Sun May 26 2019 03:03 am

    Because they are putting birth control medication in the cat food.

    Probably.

    Reminds me of the joke where the grandma says that putting birth
    control medicine in her daughter's morning orange juice, helps her sleep better at night. <G>

    Wish they had birth control for men (in Pill form), I would have done that to my oldest son. In his earlier years, he liked playing Russian Roulette with the females.. >:(

    Regards
    Regards,
    KrUpTiOn
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to CHARLES STEPHENSON on Thu May 30 18:46:00 2019
    Charles,

    Reminds me of the joke where the grandma says that putting birth control medicine in her daughter's morning orange juice, helps her slee better at night. <G>

    Wish they had birth control for men (in Pill form), I would have done that t CS>my oldest son. In his earlier years, he liked playing Russian Roulette with CS>females.. >:(

    Not a good idea. Nowdays, no telling what you might pick up...and for
    many of those STD's, there is no cure.

    I never had any kids myself...and my late wife didn't want any.
    However, we had a son...a dachshund...who was truly an S.O.B. -- and he
    acted like one, too. <G>

    When I was 20, I caught the chicken pox from my brother, who caught it
    from his first wife's kids. His case was mild...mine was so severe that
    it put me in the hospital for a week...and out of work at Burger King,
    and out of college at the University Of Arkansas At Little Rock for 2
    months, by order of the health department.

    It was as if someone dropped me into a huge barrel of itching powder,
    and closed the lid. Top to bottom...front to back...including my
    genitals and buttocks...were COVERED in the pox!! It nearly went into encephalitis, and it could've killed me...it likely sterlized me. Folks
    coming in to visit me had to put on surgical gear to protect themselves.
    The doctor said it was the worst case he had ever seen. I had to take
    NASTY oatmeal baths, and swore I'd never eat it again.

    But, when I had to have all my teeth removed in 2000 (I've worn full
    dentures for nearly 20 years now), the diet of oatmeal, scrambled eggs,
    mashed potatoes, ice cream, etc. got old in a hurry, as I had to "gum everything" until the swelling went down. But, the pain wasn't the worst
    part after that (I only took 1 pain pill)...it was the bleeding. And, I
    looked like I was a squirrel gathering nuts for winter.

    The first dentures I got lasted 9 years, but then when I was told to
    get them redone or relined would cost almost $2000, I went to
    "Affordable Dentures", and got a full upper and lower pair for just over
    $400. They have fit SO PERFECTLY, that I haven't had to use one drop of Fixodent, PoliGrip, etc. So, I have my own set of "falsies". <G>

    Then, I was working in silkscreen printing for nearly 20 years, and
    likely absorbed a lot of the solvents, especially methyl-ethyl-ketone.
    Combined with the severe chicken pox (I now have the shingles virus
    inside of me, but have had a shot for it), and the M.E.K., I didn't want
    to put a potential fetus at risk for birth defects.

    So, as my late wife so eloquently put it, "They wouldn't spay me, so
    he volunteered to get neutered". As the team of Bowser and Blue noted in
    their song "My Vasectomy"...just like on a Christmas Tree, the balls are
    just there for decoration. :P

    Daryl

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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to TERRY ROATI on Sat Jun 1 17:59:18 2019
    Re: RE: Anyone?
    By: TERRY ROATI to Carol Shenkenberger on Sun May 19 2019 01:29 pm

    Hello Carol,

    It's been awhile since we were in contact, 15+ years since I shutdown my BBS in Manila. I called your BBS and left you a message but no reply.

    I am now back in Australia and almost ready to retire and have now revived t BBS tfb-bbs.org

    Maybe the reason for the traffic in ASIAN_LINK is the moderator.

    All the Best.

    Terry Roati

    On May 18, 2019 10:34am, Carol Shenkenberger wrote to Daryl Stout:

    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to HUSTLER on Tue May 14 2019 10:43 am

    Anyone home?

    We just won't tell you what we're doing. <BG>

    Well.. it's nice to see I'm not all by my lonesome

    The echoes basically are in 3 statuses:

    1) Dead -- hardly any postings in them.
    2) Life Support -- kept alive by autopostings for BBS Ads, etc.
    3) Alive -- active with traffic.

    Daryl

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    ASIAN_LINK is the suprise winner with lots of activity.

    xxcarol
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    ... Platinum Xpress & Wildcat!..... Nice!!!!


    Oh Terry! So good to hear from you again! I am alive and well and that call was probably as I shifted countries to USA.

    xxcarol
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  • From Carol Shenkenberger@1:275/100 to Daryl Stout on Sat Jun 1 18:21:14 2019
    Re: Anyone?
    By: Daryl Stout to CAROL SHENKENBERGER on Mon May 20 2019 10:34 am

    Hi Daryl,

    Hi, Carol...

    I have progressive DD. If you'd like to chat on what to expect and how t CS>keepit under control (reason for this echo was that type of thing), I'm u CS>it.

    Well, when they diagnosed me with it (on a CT scan, checking for
    something else), I reasoned "they shouldn't take away my disability
    now". I have a hard time sitting at the computer for a long
    time...whether for the BBS, ham radio, or other stuff. I also can't
    stand for a long period of time...either at the sink, the toilet, the
    stove, or in the shower, as my legs will spasm on me. Even though I've
    lost 60 pounds since August, by only eating one meal (I can't afford
    more than lunch meat sandwiches, and I'm burned out on them), and many
    days, I don't even get 500 calories...not even 25% of the recommended
    daily allowance.

    First thing is check the chair you use. Is it fitted for YOUR frame to b CS>properly ergonomic for YOUR condition? This is the one workplace accomod CS>I need and was not bashful about as a contractor and later a government CS>civilian. (I'm a 26 uyear retired Navy E8).

    First, thank you for your service. :) My late father served in the US
    Navy Submarine Service during World War II, and was in the Naval Reserve until he retired as an E-9 Master Chief Quartermaster 20 years before he died from pancreatic cancer. My wife died not 3 months after he passed
    on.

    Second, there's a swivel chair in the back bedroom (I'm back at my
    Mom's place, now mine, as she's dying in a nursing home east of Little Rock)...but I'm in one of those steady metal chairs here at the BBS computer. I only check her computer occasionally for software updates. Otherwise, the computer for the BBS and ham radio tasks, plus my laptop,
    are in the front room. It's rather cramped in here, but there's nothing
    I can do about it.

    Daryl

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    Sorry to hear of the issues.

    I've been off the comuter for a week. Husband having heart trouble.

    Does the chair fit so your back is to it and knee backs snug to the rim as you sit?

    There are a few fixes if too deep.

    Meantime, Asian_link rocking along (grin).
    xxcarol
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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to CAROL SHENKENBERGER on Sun Jun 2 01:36:00 2019
    Carol,

    Sorry to hear of the issues.

    I'm doing a little better financially, but the arthritis in the left
    hip and right shoulder have gotten worse.

    I've been off the comuter for a week. Husband having heart trouble.

    Bummer. I had a chemical stress test and an ECG last year...no
    blockage, and my heart is good.

    Does the chair fit so your back is to it and knee backs snug to the rim as y CS>sit?

    Right now, I'm up against it, but I don't lean back, or I'll tip over.

    Meantime, Asian_link rocking along (grin).

    Glad to hear at least one echo is active. :)

    Daryl

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