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Discussion in 'Everyday Living & Entertainment' started by jastwins, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. flowerkitty

    flowerkitty Super Swapper Trader Group

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    I am waiting on my Shutterfly order which is floating around somewhere....? ETA was last Monday. I can not reach customer service by chat & can’t locate a phone #.
    There should NOT be a problem with delivery with what I had to pay for shipping :mad::mad::mad:
     
  2. jastwins

    jastwins ※Kaboom!・:・:・゜ Trader Group

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  3. flowerkitty

    flowerkitty Super Swapper Trader Group

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    Thanks @jastwins -I called this morning & they are going to remake my order & rush it to me. :)
     
  4. Fillies Fan

    Fillies Fan International Man of Mystery! Trader Group

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    Yesterday, I lost my pants!

    No, I was not in a casino and hit a long, unlucky, streak. I literally lost my pants. I can't find them.

    They were part of a training outfit from Adidas. I wore them into town yesterday, am 100% certain that I had them on when I walked back into my house, but can't find anywhere.

    I have searched through every room in the house, including the closets, but don't see them. (I even checked both my washing machine and my dryer.)
     
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  5. jastwins

    jastwins ※Kaboom!・:・:・゜ Trader Group

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    @Fillies Fan did you check behind the washer and dryer. It is amazing what can fall behind those appliances.
    I misplace things all the time. Hopefully, you will find them.
     
  6. flowerkitty

    flowerkitty Super Swapper Trader Group

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    @Fillies Fan have you checked under/ behind the bed, in the fridge/freezer/or pantry?
    Sometimes when we are busy thinking of other things we put things in odd places.....
    My daughter once put her lunch meat in the pantry & her bread in the fridge.
     
  7. Cathy

    Cathy Happy Birthday Cathy!!

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    that's frustrating Fillies Fan, but funny too. I hate when I can't find something. Maybe the Elf on the Shelf is up to no good???
     
  8. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    We've been enjoying the first season of the 1960s sitcom “Family Affair” on Tubi T.V. We watched it regularly when I was a child, but in the more than 50 years since it first aired I had forgotten most everything except the basic plot. It is amazing how much you notice as an adult that never occurred to you in the bliss of childhood. What strikes us now is Uncle Bill's nearly unimaginable wealth.

    For those who don't remember the show, “Uncle Bill” was a bachelor who suddenly found two orphaned nieces and a nephew dropped in his care when relations decided they didn't want the responsibility. Since Uncle Bill was a successful engineer who constantly traveled the world on his various jobs, responsibility for the children fell heavily on Mr. French the English “gentleman's gentleman” whom Uncle Bill employed long before the children arrived.

    It was a cute, feel-good show and we've enjoyed seeing it again, however, something keeps me scratching my head as an adult. Perhaps @jastwins might have a better handle on property values, but Uncle Bill must have been LOADED!

    It isn't that I don't believe there were/are many New Yorkers with such wealth, but no matter how successful Uncle Bill may have been in his engineering career, how many bachelors who were so busy traveling the world they rarely spent time at home would go to the expense of owning/leasing a HUGE Manhattan apartment – especially one that seemed to grow bigger by the end of the first season than it was when the children arrived?

    This apartment started out as a three bedroom with a den, but toward the end of the first season the apartment had expanded to four bedrooms as well as the den.

    In addition to the VERY large bedrooms, the apartment had a large living room with attached combination study/library housing a wall of bookshelves and a desk where Uncle Bill did his work when he brought it home – not to be confused with the den located in the rear of the apartment.

    I'm not clear on what Uncle Bill did with the den before the children's arrival -- except use it to display hunting trophies from safaris he'd taken. After Jody's separate bedroom suddenly materialized (the den was his bedroom to start), the den became the children's t.v. room. They watched television in the living room at the beginning of the series.

    There was a large dining area with a full wall of storage in addition to a large kitchen with island which in early episodes offered a view of a smaller dining table off the kitchen that you didn't see any longer toward the end of the season when camera angles were changed.

    A large balcony/terrace with a fabulous view completed the apartment. It had ANOTHER dining table where Bill often wined-and-dined his dates as well as a separate sitting area with a smaller “tea” table – all in a 27th floor Manhattan apartment which had been decorated by a “world famous” designer who was among Uncle Bill's numerous lady friends.

    Other friends included a world famous prima ballerina, a famous rodeo cowboy (from Uncle Bill's pre-engineering days as a cowboy), a world-famous Hollywood actor, a famous Hollywood cowboy and multiple Broadway producers -- not to mention the Italian heiress he nearly married, but gave up for the sake of the children. For such a down-to-earth guy, I'm not sure if Uncle Bill had ANY friends who weren't famous. :p

    And even Mr. French was so well respected by the Queen that she needed him to take a leave of absence and accompany her on a world tour -- despite the fact he accidentally "lost" the children when the family was traveling in Italy.

    So WHAT was a man with no idea he'd soon be a “father” doing with a four-bedroom, three dining table “bachelor pad” he would desert for weeks/months on end as he traveled the world building bridges? :D
     
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  9. jastwins

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    @Gardencook, your post made me chuckle. I remember watching that show as a kid. Yes, there are large apartments in NYC for the very rich to own. Some "apartments" are actually an entire floor of a building. Maybe that explains the grandness of the living quarters on the show Family Affair. It is not uncommon for a building resident to purchase the apartment next to them in order to expand their living space.
    I watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon prime and the parents live in a 6 room apartment that is gorgeous, but was supplied by the dad's employer. They exist but are very expensive to own, especially if it is a co-op. If you own a co-op, you pay a maintenance fee each month, as well as your mortgage. Some larger places have monthly maintenance fees over $10,000.
     
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  10. Gardencook

    Gardencook Well-Known Member Trader Group

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    From what I've been able to tell, Uncle Bill didn't own an entire floor @jastwins. On rare occasions you see other doors in the hallway and I believe one of the twins' playmates lived across the hall in one episode.

    However, Uncle Bill certainly had one of the grandest apartments in the building. The couple who lived above him didn't have a terrace at all and could look down directly on Uncle Bill's terrace to see the baby lamb the twins won in a sweepstakes.

    When Mrs. Beasley fell over the edge of the terrace we saw the terrace below. It wasn't nearly as large as Uncle Bill's -- although still very nice.

    I'm just trying to figure out what a single man and his valet did with ALL that space before the children arrived.

    Another discussion that has arisen between DH and I is what in the world Mr. French did with his time before the children. Bill would be off on virtually every continent in the world for weeks -- sometimes months -- and it appears Mr. French stayed home to look after the apartment on most of those trips. What a cushy job that would be! ;)

    Since he was such a proper "gentleman's gentleman," you can't imagine him taking advantage of his employer by inviting over a lot of friends or even using the living quarters of his employer for his personal enjoyment. That would leave him needing to do little more than dust and vacuum on occasion.

    He'd most likely spend most of his indoor time in either his own spacious bedroom which had a comfortable chair in which to relax and read or out in the kitchen practicing his gourmet cooking skills. But without Bill around he wouldn't have anyone to feed except himself.

    Still ... Mr. French certainly wouldn't have considered opening a can of soup or making a tuna sandwich for himself. :p

    Bill must have trusted him with some sort of bank account to keep the bills paid and he had MORE than his fair share of work once the children arrived -- including some sort of legal arrangement where he could act as guardian when Uncle Bill was out of country, but before that his job would have been rather boring. :oops:

    Amazing what sort of thoughts run through adult minds that never occur to children. :D

    Another discussion arose over the amount of living one sitcom character can cram into a short lifetime. Uncle Bill was a Korean War veteran. We met the widow of a buddy who saved his life in one episode. I'm not clear on whether his time as a cowboy came before or after the war, but engineering school came after his time in the West.

    After that, he rose to a full partnership in his engineering firm and by the final episode of the first season he was given a big trophy for being an "engineering genius." So he must have had quite the resume! :rolleyes:

    When you figure in his safari hunting, in many respects Uncle Bill had a life similar to that of Teddy Roosevelt which makes me wonder if they used him as a character model. Although TR did manage a Nobel Peace Prize instead of just a trophy and I don't think Uncle Bill was headed for the White House. You New Yorkers are quite the overachievers! :eek:

    Still, Brian Keith did play Roosevelt in "The Wind and the Lion" even though he ended up with the role of President McKinley in the "Rough Riders" mini-series. :p

    Anyway, the old reruns did set us off on an interesting evening of Youtube videos. I'd been trying to find a written explanation of what happened to Sebastian Cabot's wrist necessitating him to "serve the Queen" on such short notice. You could see a big bandage on his wrist for several episodes before his departure and on the episode of his return there was a HUGE knot on his wrist when he answered the phone.

    Finally found a video where Kathy Garver (Cissy) did explain that he injured his wrist quite badly and had to have surgery.

    We also found a few shot clips with Johnny Whitaker and a biography about Anissa Jones' (Buffy) tragic and very short life. So all that provided this evening's entertainment.
     
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  11. Fillies Fan

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    I found my pants!

    Some background info: I have a cashmere fetish. In addition to a cashmere sport and a cashmere overcoat, I have roughly 30 cashmere sweaters in various colors and types (pullovers with sleeves, pullovers without sleeves, and button up sweaters).

    As winter has just begun here, I sent them all out for cleaning. They were returned in a gigantic bag which was put on one of my dining room chairs. Under the bag was my sweatsuit jacket and while I spotted that, I did not notice that the pants were under the jacket.
     
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  12. Gardencook

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    Looked like the chair saved you by the "seat" of your pants @Fillies Fan. Glad you found them!
     
  13. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    I've barely been on here in the past couple of weeks. Just too much to do before Christmas!

    I can't go back and read everything, but I did read about Fillies Fan's pants mystery. I'm so glad you found them! I've done similar things, and feel so much better when I find the missing item.

    I've mentioned before that our Christmas celebration is on Dec 21 this year. So, I've been rushing around, trying to get it all done. Thank goodness I'm a list maker! I have several lists going, and they've saved me from forgetting things. Of course, I've added things to the lists...but mostly I'm crossing off.

    I'm done shopping for gifts and gift cards. Everything is wrapped. Cards are sent. The house is decorated. The feast is planned. The recipes are pulled, and in the "Christmas Feast" folder, along with the grocery list that was built from the recipes. I've actually purchased 75% of the items on the grocery list. I just can't buy the meat and produce until Thursday.

    Hubby works every day until Friday, so this is all on me! And that's fine. I work better alone. LOL!! Tomorrow we might get some ugly weather (rain and snow mix), so I think I'll stay home and see what else I can cross off the lists!
     
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  14. Cathy

    Cathy Happy Birthday Cathy!!

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    I'm with you XUfan….I couldn't cope without my lists!
     
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    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    So, Friday morning we woke up to find that our overhead kitchen light (which we have been "fixing" for a couple of years) finally gave out. I cannot be more thankful that I am married to a maintenance man! We ordered the light at Lowe's, and I picked it up yesterday (Sat) afternoon. When he came home from work at 6:30, he walked in with his tools and a battery operated light. Less than an hour later, I had a brand new light!
     
  16. Fillies Fan

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    Yesterday, my daughter and her SO took me to a very expensive Argentinian steak house as a somewhat belated birthday present. Unfortunately, my appetite has been playing crazy games ever since my operation and the most I was able to get through was a children's menu cheeseburger and a few french fries.

    Today, things were a bit different and for lunch I had a large roasted goose leg (in candied sauce) and potatoes.

    At 8 pm, my time (1 pm EST), I will be watching the Eagles play the Redskins and will have hot dogs for dinner and chocolate cake for half-time.
     
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  17. XUfan

    XUfan Member Of The Month May 2010 Trader Group

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    Fillies Fan, I get so frustrated when my health, or other factors, play games with my appetite. I love to eat...and it's a let down when I can't eat what I want to eat. It sounds like today is a better day for you though!

    As for your plans for later...Go Eagles! My son and grandson are big fans, so I'm always rooting for them too!
     
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    Still calming down after my crazy morning. I was in my downstairs bathroom when I heard water running (loudly) and it was raining outside, but not that hard. I walk out to see water pouring out of 3 lights in my living room and kitchen. I screamed for Crankie and ran down to the basement to shut off the main water in the house. The pipe from the shower had rusted and come apart from the shower head on the inside wall (our water on my island is very high in iron and rusts out our pipes) and I had water in my upstairs walk in closet. We used every beach towel plus more in the house to mop up the water and put pots under the lights.
    Mind you, we had the rugs cleaned yesterday and the floors were cleaned and polished last night.
    The plumber has been to our home to fix the pipe and I was able to get to work by 8 am.

    On the bright side, the refrigerator cleared the error code on its own, the ice maker works again. so we cancelled that repair service call.
     
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    OK!! and I really did NOT need the PTA' president complaining that I shopped the holiday fair with the kids this morning and had another person send a long text on how I took away from the children. I responded that I only had that morning time to shop, will be working a full day, crisis at home and this afternoon I have to chaperone a game and help my 10th graders sell concessions.
    I am trying not to cry after my horrible morning at home ( see above post) and I returned the items. Unbeknownst to me, the receptionist saw what happened and took three of my items back. :p:D

    I really miss our Wanna Blow off some STEAM forum.
     
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    Oh WOW, @jastwins! Sounds like you are enduring everyone's worst nightmare! SO Sorry!

    Hope you are able to get everything dried out and back to normal. We'll be thinking of you and hope things turn around and go better.
     
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