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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

well since i vented on here about my internet they have not disconnected... so far... its nice to do things on here and not have to wait .... we seem to see their trucks a few blocks away and on main highway.... they had redone all the cables bout three yrs ago and seems like nothing has been totally right since then...
some of you had commented on us getting another service... we live in area that only has this one high speed internet..
i am waiting till january when my contract is up on my cell phone. we are talking of getting iphone to go with my ipad..
we do have another service that recently became available but he has read that their service is not that great either ... so i guess its hang in there.. hopefully things will improve... in mean time i am taking a day at time... and do the best i can when i am here...

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SCOTMAMA 10/12/2012 2:11PM

    Some areas just do not have good service. Period! When we are in our summer home we use a Wireless Internet supplied by Verizon (our cellphone carrier) and it is not entirely satisfactory. We are limited in the size of what we use, so looking at videos and downloading is limited or we go over our limit. Not good. I have to save any email which contains a video with action and voice to when I go to our home with cable.

I guess you just have to do the best you can with what you've got.

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/11/2012 8:42PM

    Glad it's all better now, Betsy! Have a good time Sparking. Jeannie

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JILL313 10/11/2012 12:58AM

    Glad you're able to stay on and not get disconnected. . .I'd hate that so much. It's wonderful to see you, once again, on Spark more. Is this one of your days off? I hope you like your job? Let's both move forward. . .



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internet connections

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

lately i have been having difficulty keeping up in here... i get home from work and try to get on here... and answer emails... i may get to answer a couple of posts then our internet connections dies on us.... same thing in the evening ... i have one hour before i have to get ready for work... when we call they say there is an outage in our area... or they are ''upgrading'' well they have been upgrading for the l ast three years... this cable/internet service has been the only one in this area... unless we pay the price for hughesnet with our direct tv.
our phone company recently started with internet service package deal... we have been considering switching over.... if this poor service keeps up then we will make that move...
i really enjoy reading all the posts and articles on here... and would love to reply to more... but when i have no connection or very slow service.. it makes it difficult to respond...
i am off tomorrow/wednesday... hopefully i will have enough time for me to get through everything at least once...

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JILL313 10/10/2012 10:05AM

    Sorry to hear about your internet problems. If this is be ongoing for several years I think you should seriously consider switching over to a new internet company. I wondered about you as it didn't seem you were posting as much recently so now I understand why. . .I sure hope it improves as you're pay too much not to get a good connection and service.



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EATVEGAN 10/10/2012 2:14AM

    When computers work like they're supposed to, they are the greatest. When they don't, they're the worst, especially if we've come to rely on them. Hope yours gets straightened out soon.

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/9/2012 7:03PM

    That is terribly frustrating, Betsy. We've been there before, too, so I hope you get it resolved soon. Good luck! You might want to check into a cell phone air card (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint). We've used them before and had great luck with it if you have cell phone service in your area. Hope it works out for you soon. Love, Jeannie

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new toy

Friday, October 05, 2012

well its been while since i posted... been kinda busy lately... had a relaxing time off for birthday... but stayed busy doing things around here... then other things kinda popped up... nothing serious... just family stuff... my sister announcing that her nephew was visiting and now trip delayed... but it got us to talk a couple of times... .. getting my ipad to work has been a challenge the book.. ipad for seniors for dummies has helped... can't wait to start using it more..
yesterday my fitbit pedomoter arrived... just spent most of the morning setting it up on the computer.. and yes i will not forget it and leave in pants... i had someone mention this to me hopefully things will get back to normal what ever that is...
got a little discouraged last weekend... i was not able to log onto sparks for a day.. then for a few days the internet was out at the times i get on here... so i lost my runing streak on everything.. so starting over on my streaks... i did everything i was suppose to do ... just couldn't record it..

until next time

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JAOTAO 10/7/2012 9:44AM

    Good for you for keeping your brain active with challenging tech issues! I know SP has been a daily fix for me and I would feel it if I couldn't log in! Hugs, Jackie O

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EATVEGAN 10/6/2012 1:25AM

    That is discouraging. I like to keep my perfect attendance streak and that would probably be lost. But as someone else said, You know the truth! emoticon

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JILL313 10/5/2012 9:31PM

    I'm glad you have a new "fancy" Pedometer. . .I should get one for myself as try to add more steps each day to it! It sounds like you had a good Birthday spend with your BF. Don't work too hard and keep the Faith.


Jill emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 10/5/2012 2:33PM

    Wow, you are doing great, Betsy! Some of the things you did you can go back and record at a later time. On your tracker pages you can change the date for fitness and food tracking, etc. See if you can figure it out and you might still have your streak going. If not, at least you know in your head and heart that it is a streat!! Love, Jeannie

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_KATHY 10/5/2012 11:13AM

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MARJORIEWRIGHT 10/5/2012 10:24AM

    You definitely sound like you've been very busy. Hopefully you are having a good time overall. Sorry to hear the trouble with the internet. Good luck on your streaks.

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TXTOAD9970 10/5/2012 10:13AM

    I bet you were going crazy when you couldn't log your SP stuff that you were doing! I would have lost my mind! Hang in there...

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catching up

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

got nice email from my sister.... she is still catching up on family... after being kinda lost for almost 30yrs..... her nephew [foster sister's son] is going to visit her next month... after my visit with her last year... she indicated she wanted to find him... and within a few days i found him and his sister on facebook... kinda glad i made that effort for her... we are tenetively planning another visit next year... work schedules and distance keeps us apart right now..
its so sad that some families are so distant.... i see and hear of this so much... and can relate to it.... under the circumstances why she left... i am glad she is picking up life and relationshsips from 30yrs ago... then i see families that would do anything for each other.. be there for them no matter what... my boss is like that.. very close to family.. i guess its one way or the other....

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KADYSMOM11 9/26/2012 7:23PM

    I remember when I was a kid..we all went to our grandmother's on Sunday; aunts, uncles,cousins. Now I haven't seen most of my cousins in 20 years! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 9/26/2012 3:37PM

    You did a great thing, Betsy, by finding your sister's family for her. Families can be tough sometimes. You never know what to expect! Glad you are in touch with your sister now, too! Did you have a good birthday? Hugs, Jeannie

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SATCHMO99 9/26/2012 1:33PM

    I guess you're right about "one way or the other". My family - from UK, Ireland, Majorca, US, New Zealand, Australia & Canada - are in touch, through all the means available (Facebook, Skype, email, phone, text, visits), whereas my husband and his siblings don't contact each other for hmmm not this year so far! Yet I keep in touch with his nieces and nephews on Facebook and tell him their news.

Glad you've got your sister back, and managed to put your nephew in touch. Whatever happens next is down to her.

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slow day.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

not much going on today.. gathering things to go back to work... packing lunch.. making sure i have everything ready.. not sure what kind of un-organized mess i will walk into but i will deal with that tonight..
this has been a nice relaxing week for me... catching up on things... getting to know more members this week...
been up since about 2am... so a good test for my sleeping this afternoon....

enjoy your sunday....

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KADYSMOM11 9/23/2012 6:15PM

    my days been slow too! emoticon

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VTMAID 9/23/2012 3:36PM

    Hi Betsy--hopefully your return to work will be peaceful with no work issues to fix!

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SHELLB7 9/23/2012 10:13AM

    The weekend always flies by, doesn't it?

Have a great week!! emoticon

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JILL313 9/23/2012 10:08AM

    Hi Betsy, I'm sure your time off went by so fast--it always does. It's great you enjoyed your week but now, unfortunately, it's face the music time. Your sure need to get some more sleep--I hope that's possible. I like the fact you're on top of things and planning ahead is always good. Take Care and don't work too hard.



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