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Thanks, Flyover. I miss the days back in Guam when I got paid to have a program on my computer that would track my internet usage (the kind of thing they have automatically now) but I could shut if off when I wanted privacy. It also paid me to view ads. Now you have to pay to NOT see ads. I made something like $30 off the little program up until they said they weren't able to send checks to Guam (even though it was via military address).

I've got time on my hands while waiting for my back to settle down. Wish I could find a good online job that didn't require using the phone. I HATE talking on the phone.
 

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There are tons of online jobs that don't require using a phone. Writing and software development just to name two off the top of my head. If you're okay with gigs instead of a steady paycheck then go to Fiverr, you can probably do tons of the stuff people on there are asking for.
 

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Regarding spoiled milk, since a half gallon of milk will usually spoil before complete use (I occasionally like a bowl of cereal or added to my mashed potatoes)
My gallon of milk is still about 1/4 full and the expiration date is tomorrow, so I'll be hitting it hard... I have a packet of instant potatoes but it only mentions water, maybe I'll add 1/2 milk... Some brands of milk go bad day before expiration date, some on the date, some the day after... I try to have it all gone by the end of the date day...
I usually shake things before opening but not after opening as liquid is poured out, room air goes in and room air has bacteria etc. in it so I would prefer it stay above the liquid...
 

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I've got time on my hands while waiting for my back to settle down. Wish I could find a good online job that didn't require using the phone. I HATE talking on the phone.
Zannej, are you in the path of Hurricane Ian?
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I used to get mail with a $20 bill in it and a week long notebook to mail back in... I was supposed to write down what radio stations I listened to or TV stations I watched and the times of it... I think it was from Nielson Ratings...
 

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My gallon of milk is still about 1/4 full and the expiration date is tomorrow, so I'll be hitting it hard... I have a packet of instant potatoes but it only mentions water, maybe I'll add 1/2 milk... Some brands of milk go bad day before expiration date, some on the date, some the day after... I try to have it all gone by the end of the date day...
I usually shake things before opening but not after opening as liquid is poured out, room air goes in and room air has bacteria etc. in it so I would prefer it stay above the liquid...
I had cereal this morning and the date on my jug is 09/04/22 so shaking works well for me. I breathe room air and some gather the yeast from room air to make sourdough starter.

edit: I think the bacteria and yeast culture is on the surface and shaking breaks up and slows colonization.
 
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Zannej, are you in the path of Hurricane Ian?
Hurricane Ian was expected to hit the west Florida panhandle but has apparently become Cat 5 and curved north eastward now lashing Tampa/Ft. Meyers area...
Reports of 1/2 million Floridians without power... cars and boats floating down streets...
Some people fled to Miami for safety but don't think I would want to be trapped in southern Florida while top 1/2 of Florida cut off from rest of USA... no telling what weirdness may happen...
 

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Thanks, Flyover. I'll look into Fiverr. I may have to try to remember my accounting classes/bookkeeping classes, but I do prefer data entry/spreadsheets etc. I can also tech support over chat. My programming knowledge from college isn't very helpful because its outdated. We learned COBOL, RPGII, & BASIC. I do have a degree in office systems technology (data entry, spreadsheets, etc).

I don't think I'm in the path of Ian. I'm in Louisiana in sort of the western center.

Buzz, when I make potato soup I often substitute milk for water and add a little bit of cream. In an 8 cup mix I do 4 cups water, 1 cup cream, and 3 cups water. I usually boil the water first. Use it to rinse the measuring cup. And I use butter instead of oil. I find that sometimes the milk for walmart will go bad a week before expiration date. But the milk from Samsclub gets consumed long before it can go bad. Use it in cooking quite a bit.
 

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@zannej Idk if I have ever shared this but I used to live in New Orleans.... Forest Isle Apartments, Metairie area I think.... goodness that was 31 years ago....

I had my massage today, it absolutely kicked my but, I am so very tired lol. I have been waiting for 10pm for what seems like 12 weeks and its only been about 3 hours since I started wanting to go to sleep lol.

I made naked fried chicken with rotisserie seasoning and then halved baby potatoes with carrots and onion roasted in the oven for dinner..... it was ok, I was just too tired to cook.
Did not go to courthouse today.... just felt uneasy about it.... Google some more info, so maybe Thursday before my massage. I sat on the back porch today and just took it all in..... I also went and looked in that building to see how much time I thought that would take. Good news is, there theoretically shouldnt be anything in there to need to go through.... and hopefully no snakes, racoons or opossums are hanging out in there.

Here's a couple of not great pictures. I think the building is about 6 feet tall, so its pretty full in there.


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Well, good evening everyone... Well, it's been a good drug and whiskey day today... My body is hurting so much, and we are coming into damp weather for the next 6 months, I can hardly wait... It's not so much my back, it's my neck, fractured my vertebrae C5 I think... My head was turned sideways talking to Lorie when we were hit from behind... My left shoulder was phucked... It took several years after the accident when they finally believed I had torn my rotor cuff... and my left hip is all messed up... I kinda lean to the left now... Lorie has had several jaw surgeries, she knocked her jaw out of her joint... and finally, after 3 surgeries, they did a bone graph and made a new socket for her jaw to hinge on... Her hips got all messed up to... If we weren't driving the Charger, they said there would be a good chance I would never have met you guys... I also have a lot of cognitive problems now... If we had been driving Lorie's escort, we would probably had not have made it...The lock on the trunk was resting on the rear headrest... But today I live on GREAT drugs...

So, I didn't do anything today except pop pills and drank my 40 Creek Whiskey...

@RedneckGrump I hate that your back is that bad. Have you had surgery or anything? I am hoping I don't have to go that route. Ibuprofen doesn't help my back much, but it makes me less stiff. I have chronic achilles tendinitis in one foot and peroneal tendinitis in the other. I have struggles with joint/tendon pain since I was 15, but being overweight at this stage of life isn't helping me out any, but that's a whole other story.
Getting ready for my eye appt, then back/hip massage to limber me up for the work week and then I
Think what you could use is your feet being massaged with hot oil every night... Glad the massage went well.. and eases your pain some... Maybe you need some morphine and a couple of shots of whiskey with me... LOL
Redneck, which surveys actually work? I've tried them and after doing a survey for 15min it demanded I buy something or subscribe (for a fee) to a service to finish the survey so I was never able to complete them. Can't ever find ones that aren't scams. I miss the days when Amazon paid me to have ads on my website--and when my website still existed. Yahoo bought Geocities and then took down all the geocities sites. Sorry your back is so bad.

Well, I put them here and then sent and tested them, and my password was with them, so I will send them again...
Man, I had so many things I wanted to do today but all of them involve bending and bending is not happening. I'm having to lie down right now to type because sitting up hurts. I'm such a wuss. LOL.
Maybe you need some morphine and whiskey with me too.. and a massage...

Anyways everyone... Merry Christmas...
Chow~
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And I apparently failed reading. Either you or Spicoli should get a different avatar, I'm getting you guys confused. Didn't you have the Dragnet guy or something?
Havasu has Broderick Crawford in 1950's Highway Patrol TV show... Spicoli has Thin Blue Line of Police American Flag... I usually just go by names, don't pay much attention to avatars unless they're advertising evil... plus on big websites many people may have the same avatar...
(Broderick Crawford used to the bad guy in old westerns before becoming a modern cop... ditto for William Conrad/detective Cannon)
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Yesterday, I used the milk to make up those instant mashed potatoes... they weren't too bad... added Campbell's canned chicken gravy... that was so so, as usual... but I occasionally get a taste for chicken gravy... unfortunately, stores around here tend to stock only turkey and 'brown' gravy any more... sometimes beef and mushroom... I forgot that I was going to start mixing cans of chicken gravy and mushroom gravy for more flavor... unfortunately, canned gravy has jumped from $1 to $2 now... getting kinda pricey... mixing 2 cans ends up at $4 now... way above my usual budget for a whole meal at home...
 
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Hurricane headed to the Carolinas, unless it is snuffed out... Of course, the Liberal talking puppets blame Governor Desantis for it, because there hasn't been Huge Hurricanes since the planet existed or anything... Truly evil despicable lifeless people...

 

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I miss the days when Amazon paid me to have ads on my website--and when my website still existed. Yahoo bought Geocities and then took down all the geocities sites.
It doesn't cost that much to have your own domain name and website at like GoDaddy...
 

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I bought 2 website logos from Fiverr, was real impressed. Maybe I will get Photoshop or whatever and see if I'm any good at that... 6 Months of Winter about to kick in, might as well make some gig cash...
 

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@Eddie_T i have seen that before, thought it was pretty cool. I would LOVE to have a couple of raised beds for a garden (think enclosed to keep critters out, including my own).
Feeling much better today, the evening after a massage is often rough.
@RedneckGrump I have not ever had a foot massage.... I have had cupping to my achilles tendon and peroneal tendon, that is quite interesting....
I have gotten a massage most weeks for a year, trying to resolve back issues, the sure do help. My fascia is so tight that I stay pretty stiff. She got me good raking across my back with a couple of different pieces of equipment. Good news though, my back had a small pop this morning.... which never happens.
I brought a bunch of silverware to work today for my coworker, she was happy... hers keeps disappearing.
I have already started the countdown until days off.... I am quite ridiculous.
 

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Hurricane headed to the Carolinas, unless it is snuffed out... Of course, the Liberal talking puppets blame Governor Desantis for it, because there hasn't been Huge Hurricanes since the planet existed or anything... Truly evil despicable lifeless people...
2022 was predicted to have busiest hurricane season on record... instead, so far, it's one of latest and slowest...
 
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