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Old 01-18-2018, 02:43 PM   #141
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Yesterday I received a package sent to our address but not to us. This happened about a month ago for the same person.

I found her and brought that package to her. I mentioned she needed to ensure her sender had the correct address. Called yesterday and left another message, she never called back.

Today I took it to the UPS store, they can't help other than giving me UPS customer service. After 15 minutes with the VRU an agent tells me they'll pick up the lady's package. I'm trying to figure out how to stop her sending me her stuff and never get a good answer.

I finally told the UPS guy, her next packages are going in the trash! I'm done fixing someone else's screwup! I guess if her packages don't get delivered she'll figure out the problem.
Did you open the package to see what it was? If she's not responding it could be because the contents aren't legal.
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Did you open the package to see what it was? If she's not responding it could be because the contents aren't legal.
We accidentally opened the first package, antique(1930's) women's hat's! The lady has a vintage boutique store in town.

I didn't mind taking the first package to her, but after explaining what she needs to do and her not doing it, well I'm over it. When she gets put out a some I'm hoping she takes care of her issue.
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We accidentally opened the first package, antique(1930's) women's hat's!
What a clever way to hide drugs!

I agree, refuse delivery/send it back and let her deal with it.
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:24 PM   #144
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I finally told the UPS guy, her next packages are going in the trash! I'm done fixing someone else's screwup! I guess if her packages don't get delivered she'll figure out the problem.
Totally agree. It's one thing to be a good neighbor, and another to have to spend your time and effort "cleaning up" after someone who can't be bothered to put down the correct address.

Comcast recently screwed up an order and shipped me a big box containing (I assume) a DVR or cable box. I tossed it in my garage.

A month later Comcast sends me a letter saying I need to return it to them. I called them up and said "It's your mistake. Either send one of your people to pick it up or have UPS come and pick it up. But, if you want me to bring it to UPS, I want a $10 credit on my bill for wasting my time helping you correct your mistake."
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Regarding UPS deliveries, my daughter had a delivery stolen from her front porch. Someone exposed themselves to a lot of risk for a package of protein powder and some shampoo!

Yesterday the delivery guy brought a package that was supposed to have a new Roomba battery. It was empty and had been opened. He took it back.
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The day after appliance installation day, I'm surprised to find that I'm really sore. I probably sat on the floor and got up about one-hundred times, so I understand the legs. I guess my other parts are sore from scrunching into uncomfortable positions.

I'm more sore than I am after Bowflex workouts!

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[WHINE]We are under a "boil water advisory" due to extremely low water pressure which is due to several days of unusual freezing weather and many large and small leaks resulting in the pipes around town plus people running their water to keep their pipes from freezing. Some parts of town cannot even flush their toilets or take a shower. I was surprised at how low the water pressure was when I showered (briefly! to conserve water during this crisis, and not allowing any water in my mouth or nose). And to top it off, some parts of town have no electricity or cable internet, although I'm not sure why. So far so good at my house, other than no potable water.

Luckily I still had 5 gallons of bottled water (well, yesterday, 4.5 gallons today) left over from hurricane season. My stomach feels a little "iffy", probably because "no name" rather iffy looking bottled water was all we could find as Hurricane Nate approached in early October. Hint to self: next time buy good, brand name bottled water before the hurricanes get started in earnest.

All the schools and public buildings are still closed, even though temperatures are in the mid 50's Fahrenheit out there right now. But with no bathroom facilities available, they are closed. At the airport yesterday everyone had to use port-a-potties and the tourists did not like that.

At least most of the snow and ice is melted. Pretty soon we will go out to lunch; very hot pizza and diet Coke in cans with no ice sounds prudent under the circumstances. I just want to go to sleep and wake up to find all of this is a bad dream and I am living back in civilized America again. [/WHINE]
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See, it you had a well instead of depending on city water you wouldn't have to worry about boiling it!

Kidding aside, what a PITA. I heard where Galveston had a similar problem and had implemented stage 4 water restrictions due to massive system leaks.
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See, it you had a well instead of depending on city water you wouldn't have to worry about boiling it!

Kidding aside, what a PITA. I heard where Galveston had a similar problem and had implemented stage 4 water restrictions due to massive system leaks.
You're right! I (almost) wish I had well water right now.

I don't know what stage 4 is, but I'll google it. It sounds pretty awful. I feel like we are on stage 95 misery levels here already.

Edited to add: Here's what stage 4 is in Galveston:
http://www.fox26houston.com/news/gal...cedented-leaks
I got a kick out of them saying they'd levy fines for those who wash their cars, irrigate their gardens, or wash buildings or driveways with potable water. WHAT potable water? No danger of that happening, at least around here because we have no potable water. Under the circumstances, they are no more restricted than we are.

Some people don't have leftover bottled water from hurricane season like we do. They are having a rough time, and joking about drinking nothing but beer and wine instead of water. At least I hope they are joking!

Breaking news: Just saw this. Parish (=County) officials are claiming our water pressure is back to normal, and that they are testing water at 75 homes to see if it is potable. They restored toilet facilities to the airport so the tourists are happy. I never lost mine entirely although it didn't seem quite up to par. Officials say maybe the boil water advisory will be lifted tomorrow night. I am skeptical and still discouraged and mad and miserable but just like the Great Depression, "this too shall pass".
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No water issues 50 miles north of Galveston.
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No water issues 50 miles north of Galveston.
Oh, OK, so you are living in Western Civilization, as we know it in America! Oh I wish I was too.
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Oh, OK, so you are living in Western Civilization, as we know it in America! Oh I wish I was too.
And it's 160 feet above mean sea level here!
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I started working on my taxes . I was a little nervous as this was the first year RMD's came into play but so far so good .
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I can start on the taxes too, the SSA-1099 came in the mail today.
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And it's 160 feet above mean sea level here!
Sure beats -3.6 feet...
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Moved 75 square bales of hay from the hay barn down to the alpaca barn. Moved them with the skid steer 9 at a time but did have to handle them at both ends. A nice workout. We're making pizza in the outdoor oven tonight so just started the fire in the oven and the fireplace next to it for me to keep warm, warmest it has been for a while at 45 degrees so fire feels good. Oven should be ready in a couple of hours, around 800 degrees or so.
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I put aside the work on the BMS (Battery Management System) for the big home battery, and have been working on the BMS for the RV. That latter is needed before I wire 3 nice lithium batteries into the RV.

The work takes longer than normal because I decided to use a different microcontroller, and programming it requires wading through several technical manuals of a few thousand pages together.

Imagine having to peruse through stacks of printed documents in the old days, before the availability of searchable PDF files. But of course in the old days, people did not work with something this complex. Z80, 8080, and even the 8088/8086 in the original PC were pieces of cake.

PS. The RV system is simpler and needs to be fully checked out before I drive to Alaska later this summer.
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Got a call from the fraud center of one of my credit cards. Seems someone tried to charge $912 at a Dollar General store in a small town in Georgia. Even the call center person was laughing about that one. New cards will be here by Tuesday.
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Got a call from the fraud center of one of my credit cards. Seems someone tried to charge $912 at a Dollar General store in a small town in Georgia.
$912 at a Dollar General store? They must have been driving an 18-wheeler!
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A couple of days ago I was in Kohl's and noticed that the flannel sheets were 50% off. I've wanted flannel sheets, but wasn't sure if DH would like them. At 50% off plus my 30% off coupon, I decided to take a chance that DH would veto them. How could I pass up a set of flannel sheets for under $30? I went home with a set of sheets and a fluffy new matching comforter.

It was so nice to get into a warm bed, instead of having to use my body heat to warm up the sheets. After sleeping on them one night, DH loved the flannel sheets. In fact, he suggested we get a set for our bed at the mountain house. So back to Kohl's the next day for another set of sheets.

Then, I started thinking about the guest bedroom at the mountain house, and since DD and the fiance are visiting this weekend wouldn't it be nice if they had a cozy bed. So back to Kohl's this morning for another set of sheets and fluffy comforter.

Bring on the rest of winter -- we are ready with cozy beds!
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