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  • From Elizabeth on Saturday

    $2000 to get rid of bats?!?! Holy smokes.

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    • From jupiterj on Saturday

      It probably will be a little less than that. I think it’s $250 for the assessment to see how to approach it and another $1500 for the process.

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  • From Cindy Cosway on nothing much today, mostly links

    Which Tree ID app? I’d like one. We live in the woods, and being in Cincinnati, we tend to have a handful of trees not frequently seen in Michigan.

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    • From jupiterj on nothing much today, mostly links

      Virginia Tech Tree I.D. is the name of the app. It’s free. It can figure out exactly where you are and then tell you what species are found near you. Here’s the link https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.pottssoftware.agps21&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDEsIm9yZy5wb3R0c3NvZnR3YXJlLmFncHMyMSJd

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  • From Cindy Cosway on visits

    I love to see all of those amazing smiles. Smiles that reach the eyes are my absolute favorite type of smiles. I’m thrilled y’all had a nice visit with family & friends.

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    • From jupiterj on visits

      I hadn’t thought about “smiles that reach the eyes” but you are absolutely right! I think they are my favorite kind as well!

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  • From Sarah on i'm so confused

    I periodically listen to that Knausgaard, too. It’s soothing. Something about the way he reads it reminds me of hypnotherapy. I tried one of his books in audio form but found it way too serious.

    I love you! X x x

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  • From Michelle Kingsley on i'm so confused

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. Fix it & move on. Life’s too short! Damn I hate when it happens, tho…Your choir is lucky to have you!

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    • From jupiterj on i'm so confused

      I hasten to point out that my boss is extremely understanding and easy to work with even when I mess up a little. Also Mary Miller was very gracious in the way she responded (No problem). I’m lucky to be working with such good people.

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  • From jupiterj on a bit of a convergence and beach reading

    Cindy, It was excellent to sit and chat with you yesterday at the reunion! I enjoyed it and enjoyed hearing about your public reading adventures! Love from Uncle Steve

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  • From Cindy Cosway on a bit of a convergence and beach reading

    Reading a book in a public place has sparked more conversations with folks than most other activities. What a great way to interact with people. And I tend to like people that like to read.

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  • From Sarah on nailing and weeping but no gnashing of teeth

    (I love you, too! I can’t imagine what you mean when you say emotional energy.)

    Storycorps sounds a bit like the BBC’s Listening Project http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01cqx3b

    …but the listening project isn’t necessarily emotional- maybe check it out. They have it in podcast form, too.

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  • From Elizabeth on nailing and weeping but no gnashing of teeth

    I love you. And I love how you live. Can’t wait to see you in a couple weeks!

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  • From Elizabeth on TL;DR

    TLDR is used to summarize something too long for people to read. For example, the the TLDR for Trump’s NYT interview is : “Holy Shit. he really has no idea about anything .” People often append TLDR to a thing they post on Facebook. Or someone could say, “Can I get a TLDR?” to ask you to tell them the salient points of a long article or email or whatever.

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    • From jupiterj on TL;DR

      Interesting. This is helpful because Aaron Foley was probably using it like that in his article on Detroit. He said he was attempting a TL;DR regarding the city and its bankruptcy and its spirit.

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  • From David on TL;DR

    My mom has the same finger issue (as do I). She recently had surgery and now her finger is straighter and bendable still. If you have a hand guy telling you it may be a lost cause, might want to get a second opinion. Just FYI.
    David J

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    • From jupiterj on TL;DR

      I haven’t talked to him since this began happening. And it’s very sporadic. He was referring to the uDpuytren’s contracture that he diagnosed me as having. The finger may be connected to this.

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  • From David on oops

    Test

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  • From jupiterj on Fakebook

    You’re right of course. Letter writing whether business or personal also has never had an affect included. So in the course of doing your work I can easily see how you would approach it that way. Good point.

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  • From Cindy Cosway on Fakebook

    I spend a majority of my communicating with clients via email. I do my best to be as clear & gentle as possible when requesting information. It amazes me how some folks just write quickly with what they need, not understanding how clipped & sometimes rude the request can appear to the recipient. I think it’s vital to understand that it’s not only important to be gentle with your written words when communicating, but also understand the recipient will react differently based on what is going on in their world at the moment they read it. I think email is a good tool for work, but only in addition to meeting the clients in person & speaking with them on the phone. If they have an in-person sense of who they are working with, it does much to soften the image & message sent via email. The social media aspect is just an extension of this thought, in my opinion. I am much more appreciative of the poster that takes the reader into consideration.

    Just my opinion.

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  • From David on sunday morning nerd talk

    I saw the article about the authorities not carrying the overdose counter active. Ignorance is apparently blissful for some and an ego feeder for others. The top cop in that article seems to think he knows everything about addiction because his officers see it on a daily basis….from a police/authority standpoint. Maybe he should access local professionals or scholars educated and experienced in the issue so he can best serve the public. Or maybe I should mind my own business considering it’s (their state/local political/addiction issue) not in my immediate environment. =^)

    Thanks for the DVD (I almost typed video!)

    David J

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    • From jupiterj on sunday morning nerd talk

      Thanks for commenting. Like I said in my blog, I have read about other epidemic situations, but in the other case I read about, the health care workers were more resigned to reviving people. This article does mention fatigue (burnout) on an ongoing mess. It certainly is a mess.

      I’m glad you got the DVD. I love you!

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  • From Cindy Cosway on two more days of vacation for jupe

    #TicksSuck . (stupid pun moment) Our dog was bitten by a tick that transmitted a bacterial infection to him that has rendered him completely blind. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine). We take him for a follow up visit to the Animal Eye Institute on Friday, but our expectations are low. I’ll probably post something on Friday when we know more. Poor old dog. The ticks are really high in numbers right now & carry a variety of nasty diseases. I love living in the woods, but I’m not a fan of ALL of God’s creatures.

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    • From jupiterj on two more days of vacation for jupe

      Sorry to hear about your dog. My brother’s dog was diagnosed with Lime’s disease but has not presented symptoms. They vaccinate her annually and give her meds that kill any ticks that bite her. What a mess with the ticks, eh? We are finding one or two a day. Eileen kills them with cellophane tape by putting them on the tape, folding it, and suffocating them.

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  • From Mark on on to grayling

    Talk with Leigh about glasses when we get up to Grayling. I think she has about three different ones. One for reading, one for playing piano and one for everything else. I could be wrong about that. Of course, she also has cataracts which makes everything less than optimal. I’m hoping she will take care of that before we lose our health insurance…

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  • From Cindy Cosway on books in the mail

    I had to switch from single vision glasses to progressive lenses late last year. There are 3 tiers to look out of depending on close reading, arm’s length or distance. It was certainly an adjustment. But I do find that after 6 months or so, I am tilting my head less & simply moving my eyes to the part of the lens I need for the task at hand. I hope you adjust to yours quickly!

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    • From jupiterj on books in the mail

      I admit that I have been taking my glasses off for reading and computer work. But they do help with anything more than a few feet away, so driving is definitely improved.

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  • From David on vacation begins in earnest

    I have a subscription to the New Yorker magazine that runs out in 2018. There are multiple back issues lying around you are welcome to read or take if you like. First united Methodist is where the kids went to pre school. It’s right over by Riverside Community College and the Presbyterian church we got married in (not to far from where we lived in Riverside and currently about 15 miles away) so you should be able to get some time in on the organ if you choose. See you tonight.
    David J

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  • From Cindy Cosway on lining up music for today's rehearsal

    Have fun with the California branch of the fam!

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