• Overheard in Another Echo

    From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Daryl Stout on Mon Oct 24 23:41:06 2016
    Hi, Daryl! I gather you've been having one of those weeks... as have we. I notice also that Mark Lewis has stepped in to offer help.

    Dallas & I have found Amazon to be helpful & co-operative when what we

    ordered doesn't quite suit our needs. While I could go on at length, I want to

    ensure this message actually arrived somewhere before commenting further. :-))




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  • From Mark Lewis@1:2320/100 to Ardith Hinton on Tue Oct 25 05:12:40 2016

    24 Oct 16 23:41, you wrote to Daryl Stout:

    @MSGID: 1:153/716.0 80ed4e80
    @CHRS: IBMPC 2
    Hi, Daryl! I gather you've been having one of those weeks... as have we. I notice also that Mark Lewis has stepped in to offer help.

    Dallas & I have found Amazon to be helpful & co-operative when what we ordered doesn't quite suit our needs. While I could go on at length, I want to ensure this message actually arrived somewhere before commenting further. :-))

    it did... here's your seenby and path lines... your repost in ENGLISH_TUTOR arrived, too...

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  • From Daryl Stout@1:2320/100 to Ardith Hinton on Wed Oct 26 19:50:26 2016
    Ardith,

    Hi, Daryl! I gather you've been having one of those weeks...
    as have we. I notice also that Mark Lewis has stepped in to offer
    help.

    Without a reply from the developer, any "help" is worthless. I know there
    are other things outside the BBS, but when you can't get assistance for weeks or months on end, it's as if support has vanished.

    Dallas & I have found Amazon to be helpful & co-operative when what we ordered doesn't quite suit our needs. While I could go on at length, I want to ensure this message actually arrived somewhere before commenting further. :-))

    I got it OK.

    Daryl

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:2320/100 to Mark Lewis on Wed Nov 2 23:56:10 2016
    Hi, Mark! Recently you wrote in a message to Ardith Hinton:

    While I could go on at length, I want to ensure this
    message actually arrived somewhere before commenting
    further. :-))

    it did... here's your seenby and path lines... your
    repost in ENGLISH_TUTOR arrived, too...


    Ah. Thankyou! Glad to see we're still making it to Russia,
    even if the noisier crowd from Z2 prefer to continue ignoring us... [wry
    grin].

    When I tried calling Janis's system last week to find out
    whether my messages had travelled at least that far it was yet one more
    thing which didn't work. In view of a recent thread in another echo I had visions of being banned for xxx hours. Although Dallas was able to do it
    on his computer I didn't want to keep bugging him because he'd just
    finished dealing with the original issue.

    To make a long story short... the mail appears to be flowing
    again & I have a new keyboard. Meanwhile your response was very much appreciated. :-)




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Sat Mar 3 00:22:00 2018
    Ardith,

    Hi, Daryl! I gather you've been having one of those weeks... as have
    we. I notice also that Mark Lewis has stepped in to offer help.

    I saw a whole slew of messages from you in my packet, and am just now
    getting to them. I'm normally not up at this hour, but during nightly maintenance, one of the routines was making a screeching audio sound
    (I'm glad the headset mic was hooked up for the speakers)...and it woke
    me. But, I did a few tweaks, and was able to stop it, without having to
    reboot the system.

    Dallas & I have found Amazon to be helpful & co-operative when what we AH>ordered doesn't quite suit our needs. While I could go on at length, I want AH>ensure this message actually arrived somewhere before commenting further. :

    Yeah, it got here OK. I was just surprised to see a bunch of messages
    from you in my packet.

    Daryl

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  • From Ardith Hinton@1:153/716 to Daryl Stout on Mon Mar 5 22:50:13 2018
    Hi, Daryl! Recently you wrote in a message to ARDITH HINTON:

    I gather you've been having one of those weeks...
    as have we. I notice also that Mark Lewis has
    stepped in to offer help.


    Then we had another of those weeks, and once again Mark Lewis stepped
    in to offer help. (Thankyou, Mark!) Is that "history repeating itself"?? :-Q



    I saw a whole slew of messages from you in my packet,
    and am just now getting to them.


    Bless your heart... it looks as if you answered all of them too. :-)



    I'm normally not up at this hour, but during nightly
    maintenance, one of the routines was making a screeching
    audio sound (I'm glad the headset mic was hooked up for
    the speakers)...and it woke me. But, I did a few tweaks,
    and was able to stop it, without having to reboot the
    system.


    After which you were thoroughly awake & needed to work off the excess
    adrenaline, I suppose. Glad I was able to help... [chuckle].



    While I could go on at length, I want [to] ensure this
    message actually arrived somewhere before commenting
    further.

    Yeah, it got here OK.


    I remember the occasion. It was also a comedy of errors. Just after
    I'd posted in the E_T echo, our mail machine crashed in a spectacular way which
    took quite some time to fix. Later on I tried to contact Janis's BBS, using my
    own computer, to find out if she got my post... but her system didn't appear to
    recognize my password. Reposting was the quickest & easiest remedy there. :-)



    I was just surprised to see a bunch of messages from
    you in my packet.


    I'd say they were old messages... but since you've just written +/-30
    more recent replies, I'll have an abundance of new material to work with. :-))




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  • From Daryl Stout@1:19/33 to ARDITH HINTON on Tue Mar 6 13:50:00 2018
    Hi, Daryl! Recently you wrote in a message to ARDITH HINTON:

    Hi, Ardith...

    I saw a whole slew of messages from you in my packet,
    and am just now getting to them.

    Bless your heart... it looks as if you answered all of them too.

    Unfortunately, all of the BBS's message bases got corupted, and I lost
    all the incoming messages from March 5. So, I had to completely delete, rebuild, and re-iniitalize them. Not sure how they got corrupted, but at
    least stuff is working now.

    After which you were thoroughly awake & needed to work off the exc
    adrenaline, I suppose. Glad I was able to help... [chuckle].

    I just hope I didn't miss all of your replies in the message base
    corruption.

    I'd say they were old messages... but since you've just written +/
    more recent replies, I'll have an abundance of new material to work with. :

    As if you needed something to do. <G>

    I do have some good news. Friday the 13th...of April...will be lucky
    for me...in several ways.

    I finally got the chance to have a consultation with my
    gastrointerologist. I am overdue to get both a colonoscopy and an EGD (basically a lower and upper GI).

    I was lucky enough to get them set up on Friday, April 13...which
    gives me an OUT for NOT being able to do a 2 hour drive to Batesville,
    Arkansas on April 14, for a square dance deal, and a set of meetings.
    All the hotels in town were already sold out, anyway.

    But, by doing both together, I get the following:

    1) Medicare will pay 100% of the colonoscopy, as it's part of the
    "Wellness Check".

    2) Medicare will pay 80% of the EGD.

    3) Since I'm having them both together, I get 50% off of the cost of the EGD...AND I only have to pay ONE anesthesia bill.

    The worst part is obviously the prep work (bowel purge). I got that
    NuLytely, with a lemon lime flavor pack. I drink half of it at 5pm April
    12, and the other half at 3:30am April 13. I hope it makes it halfways
    decent tasting...I have to add luke warm water first, then chill it.
    I'll likely prep that on April 11, so it's nice and cold when I need it
    on April 12.

    Considering I'll spend much of the rest of that time on the toilet, I
    won't get much sleep overnight. But, I will get a chance to sleep during
    the procedure, and that night at my Mom's place, after it's all over.

    If everything comes out all right (puns intended <G>), I won't have to
    have either done again for 3 to 5 years.

    Daryl

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