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Old 02-03-2010, 08:24 PM   #3261
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I was a deal searcher today. I got steaks on sale at a local store for a great price. Spent 20 minutes freezing them. Took a walk with the young lady. Enjoyed the day with some nice grilled chicken quarters a bit of wine. About darn time the sun shined.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #3262
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Today my federal retirement was "finalized" (if that is a word). No more partial interim payments. As of today I know exactly what my pension will be and I even have it in writing, along with everything else, at last.

Tomorrow we have a 100% chance of rain, but Frank and I plan to see each other over lunch before he heads off to work, like we did today. We always have fun together, rain or shine.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:19 PM   #3263
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Practiced some dance routines this morning and then did the FIRM workout tape (it's a strength training tape).

Made lunch, cleaned the house, did laundry, cooked dinner (made up my own stir fry dish from whatever was in the fridge). Finally, finished packing and now doing a little surfing before heading off to bed. Gotta get up early to catch a flight tomorrow - off to Florida to visit some friends for the weekend!
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Had to get up early this a.m. because of my volunteer gig at the court. Researched 30 files and found five rotten ones. Those five people will not be happy tomorrow.

Came home, chatted with a friend online for a while, answered some emails, then took a nap. Made 'breakfast' for supper, watched some tv and will be nodding off shortly....mmmm, no alarm clock in the morning.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:28 PM   #3265
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Had to get up early this a.m. because of my volunteer gig at the court. Researched 30 files and found five rotten ones. Those five people will not be happy tomorrow.

Came home, chatted with a friend online for a while, answered some emails, then took a nap. Made 'breakfast' for supper, watched some tv and will be nodding off shortly....mmmm, no alarm clock in the morning.
What do you research when you research these files? Just curious, as I am assuming there will be 5 bad guys/girls facing court because of what you found.
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What do you research when you research these files? Just curious, as I am assuming there will be 5 bad guys/girls facing court because of what you found.
When a person gets a citation when they are in their vehicle, the officer requests proof of insurance. The files I have are on people that did not have an insurance card in their vehicle. They are given a chance to give us a copy of the card later...this enables them not to pay the fine and have to have the money refunded to them by the court.

I have to validate that they indeed had insurance on a particular driver, vehicle and date/time. Many of the 'rotten' ones are people that get a citation, get insurance a few hours later.

They sign a sworn statement stating the validity of the auto insurance information they have attached. If they are naughty and I catch them, they could face one year in jail and/or a $1k fine.
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When a person gets a citation when they are in their vehicle, the officer requests proof of insurance. The files I have are on people that did not have an insurance card in their vehicle. They are given a chance to give us a copy of the card later...this enables them not to pay the fine and have to have the money refunded to them by the court.

I have to validate that they indeed had insurance on a particular driver, vehicle and date/time. Many of the 'rotten' ones are people that get a citation, get insurance a few hours later.

They sign a sworn statement stating the validity of the auto insurance information they have attached. If they are naughty and I catch them, they could face one year in jail and/or a $1k fine.
Ill darn sure make sure I got that insurance up to date in your area!
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Exercised, including a ballet workout class this morning. On leaving the class we bumped into the wife of a friend at my ex-Megacorp corporate HQ. A few hours later it's posted on Facebook that I was spotted in a ballet class - the only guy in a class of ~35

Just as well I'm very comfortable with who I am I had the reputation at work of being way out in left field and doing outrageous things, but, hey, you just gotta have fun where ever you can
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They sign a sworn statement stating the validity of the auto insurance information they have attached. If they are naughty and I catch them, they could face one year in jail and/or a $1k fine.
Any info on how many actually do get hit with a substantial fine or serve any jail time? Based on my experience (hit by an uninsured motorist a couple of years ago - insurance card was fake) nothing much happens to them.
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Any info on how many actually do get hit with a substantial fine or serve any jail time? Based on my experience (hit by an uninsured motorist a couple of years ago - insurance card was fake) nothing much happens to them.
No...I sure don't know...not now. But the next time I go in, I'll see if I can find out. More than likely I'll only get stats for our city as I work at the Municipal court.

One file I worked on today had a guy that got stopped for an inspection sticker that expired in November. Well, he didn't have a dl as it was suspended. His insurance was not valid because of the suspension. Mmmm...this one is gonna cost him big time.
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Shopped for perfect valentines, finally chose some. Went to the park where I read in the sun and listened to an audiobook, stopped at coffee shop, mailed a card--that was the hardest job of the day, looking for a mailbox that picks up at the end of the day. Watched SO cook dinner. I'm warn out. Now I'm debating which avatar to choose next. A B or C
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Shopped for perfect valentines, finally chose some. Went to the park where I read in the sun and listened to an audiobook, stopped at coffee shop, mailed a card--that was the hardest job of the day, looking for a mailbox that picks up at the end of the day. Watched SO cook dinner. I'm warn out. Now I'm debating which avatar to choose next. A B or C

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Accepted the job offer presented to me by a local defense contractor. Start date is February 22nd. Temporary ER was fun while it lasted (7.5 months). Salary offered was 15% higher than I expected. I hope the job is not 15% harder than I expect.
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Yeah, and another point is that Lunar New Year of the Tiger is actually the fourteenth so I don't want to remove him that soon. B does cover all bases for the retired, IMO.
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Yeah, and another point is that Lunar New Year of the Tiger is actually the fourteenth so I don't want to remove him that soon. B does cover all bases for the retired, IMO.
Yes I was thinking that too. But i did not want to appear I was over analyzing it too much. Obviously the eye of the tiger is something we need to respect...
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Went for coffee and breakfast with my neighbor and another friend...Stopped at the grocery store on the way home to grab a couple of things....Went to the jeweler's to have a couple of rings cleaned and checked for free, to keep the repair/replace warranty alive and well (do it twice a year)....Went to Shake & Puke Steak & Shake for lunch/ice cream....Fed the birds....Took a short siesta....Had a late supper of spinach & cheese ravs.

Hoping for a more leisurely day tomorrow!
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BBB, arenīt you afraid that some of those crooks you catch out might get back at you? We, your Forum friends beg you to be extremely careful. And to keep the .357 at hand at all times!
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Completed the income taxes last night. The news is not good. Going back to work put me in a higher tax bracket.

Going to FIL's with DW to bring one of those new-fangled digital picture frames so he can watch pictures of his great-granddaughter.

DW is anxious about a forecasted snowfall of 12-20 inches tomorrow/Saturday. So what? We have a big ol' 4WD pick-em-up truck, generator, and a snow thrower. What else does anyone need? By April it'll be gone anyway.
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Exercised, including a ballet workout class this morning. On leaving the class we bumped into the wife of a friend at my ex-Megacorp corporate HQ. A few hours later it's posted on Facebook that I was spotted in a ballet class - the only guy in a class of ~35

Just as well I'm very comfortable with who I am I had the reputation at work of being way out in left field and doing outrageous things, but, hey, you just gotta have fun where ever you can
This thread is USELESS without pictures.

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