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post #9371 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 10:09 AM
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I confess I think itís time to start doing some gentle work with Roy heís 6 months into his recovery and heís being a nut so I am contacting my vet to ask her what would be suitable.
@PoptartShop have a good Vacation!! Tell us all about it
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post #9372 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 10:34 AM
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@PoptartShop - It's called "being prepared" ;)
DISNEY I'm so jealous <3 Enjoy your trip!!

@Rainaisabelle - It's tough when you can't explain to them that chilling out is for their own good :( Let us know what the vet says!

I confess that I made a total idiot of myself yesterday xD
So, I mentioned earlier in the thread that I recently got a new (to me) car, after the car that I've owned since 15/16 (and got brand new) was totaled. It was a definitely upgrade, both in size and in terms of luxury.
Anyway, I don't generally do much driving--I work from home where I make my own schedule, I don't have many friends in the area yet, and most everything I do, I do with Boyfriend, in which case he will drive. To top it all off, I'm not a great driver.
Anyway, I went to the library to pick up a book. I'm nearly there, and am waiting at a light (at the bottom of a little hill) next to a big dump or cement truck. The light changes and I go...on the other side of the hill, blocked from vision until you're right on top of them, are traffic cones. I'm still blocked in by the dump truck so I just... hit one D;
I park at the library, and go around to see that I've chipped my bumper. I immediately feel awful, and am hit with that common feeling that I screw up everything I touch, etcetc.
I call my father when I get home, feeling generally miserable (I know, I know... first world problems!) only to be told that the chip had been there all along. I had been wondering how a traffic cone (MADE OF RUBBER) could chip a bumper xD I was so embarrassed...

The sensitivity of the internet baffles me.
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post #9373 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 11:56 AM
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Oh @Zexious ! I probably would have been quite upset as well and I would have thought the same thing!
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post #9374 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 12:13 PM
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I confess, I am in a massive chat-feud with Eccotemp. I'm not asking them to replace the unit I damaged by letting it freeze: Schneider's already did that. So I was going to drop the whole thing, but Eccotemp keeps sending me e-mails reiterating the fact that I knew or should have known not to let it freeze.

So I asked them to tell me where in MY manual it says that, and they keep referring me to some other manual. I have been on a live chat since 9 something this morning, and they still cannot show me where it says that.

I scanned them the entire manual. Now they won't talk to me anymore...
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post #9375 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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@Horsef , thank you so much for your input. I read some reviews online but most of them came from people who had been given a free one in exchange for rating it. I think if you're given something for free you're more likely to overlook some little quirks.



@Change , hope E's sinus infection clears up before her flight, I can't imagine how painful the added pressure would be. If you can get her to sneezing it will help clear it out faster but be prepared with lots of tissues. Blow some black pepper in her face. LOL Not really that would be cruel but she could just smell some.



@PoptartShop , have a blast at Disney World and ride the scariest roller coaster for me! Good luck with the packing thing I've never had any success in the travel light concept. LOL I'm back to being able to use the classic version so that was only a temporary glitch. Good thing because I still hate the new version.



@Rainaisabelle , good luck with Roy's rehab.



@Zexious , don't feel bad, crap happens. My last mishap was forgetting my tailgate was down and ramming it into the farriers truck door in our barn lot when I was trying to turn around. Crunched it bad enough he couldn't open or close it.



@GMA100 , it is worrying about how some people treat kids so cruelly but thank God there are people like your family out there that are willing to try to mend the broken pieces.



@SwissMiss , hubby was able to watch a you tube video and fix ours. DARNIT! I've been ready for it to die for years now so that I can upgrade but at the same time realize that todays appliances are not built to last like they used to be so I'm torn.
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WHOA! Another seemingly temporary glitch was the forum telling me I was banned. Scared me for a minute. LOL

@Captain Evil , I absolutely hate dealing with things like that. What is an Eccotemp?
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post #9377 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 01:30 PM
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Eccotemp is the company which makes the Insta-Hot Power Max Equine portable horse hot water washer thingy that I bought, and it cost a fortune, too. I tested it, and it worked, then I stored it in my tack room, and it froze and the pipes burst, even though I followed their instructions and removed the drain plug.
Schneider's was great and replaced it, but both Schneider's and Eccotemp acted like I was an infant with water on the brain, and they kept telling me to read the manual. It took me 10 e-mails, several chats, and finally this long, 4 hour chat to get Eccotemp to admit that nowhere in the manual I got did it tell me to bring the unit inside a heated area.

They even attached another manual to the chat this morning, told me that THAT was the manual I should have received, and told me it was in there. It:

a). Was not the manual I received
b). Was not for the unit I bought
c). It wasn't in there anyway.

Four hours later, they finally admit that neither manual says don't let the unit freeze. Whew!
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post #9378 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 04:34 PM
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@cbar - Luckily, two of our Veterans have volunteered their Saturday to help me at work. They may be trying to avoid Christmas shopping, but still, I’m very grateful that they’re coming to the rescue.

@Zexious – Any accident is upsetting but we all make mistakes.
Embarrassment is dragging a bag of stones out of the back of my parents’ car without thinking what was happening to the paintwork of the bumper underneath! Oops. That left quite a few scratches. I spent the next few days trying to cover them with paint bought from the garage.

@JCnGrace – My parents also struggle with their vacuum. They’ve had ones that are too heavy and with too much suction; the current one is light but doesn’t pick-up. It’s hard to find a middle ground. I thought about the little robotic ones, mainly for the kitchen and hall, but I wondered if it would cope with the thicker carpets in the rest of the house. I also wondered if it would be a trip hazard.

@PoptartShop – have a good holiday.

@Captain Evil – Sounds like they were trying to chase you away and were well aware that the fault was on their end.

So, I confess that I’m relieved about work on Saturday and happy that I’m on holiday from Sunday.
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post #9379 of 12753 Old 12-14-2017, 07:08 PM
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@Captain Evil - Sounds like a scrap Boyfriend would love to partake in! He does NOT give up when he's owed something. Glad you got it cleared up!

Everyone else - HI, y'all move too fast for me to keep up with. I've been sick- out of commission from work for two days, and with no vacation/sick time until 1st pay period of the new year, that's going to really sting this month. That's what I get for taking little kids to see Santa for the first time!

Best Friend and I took her 3 little ones to a new Christmas light display last Friday. It's only in its 2nd year and they haven't worked out all the bugs yet.

It was too dark on some portions of the trail, and nobody had swept/blown away leaves. I stepped in a hole while carrying the 2 year old girl, thank GOD it was just big enough to accommodate my huge foot, so I only bobbled slightly. I could also have done without the hidden sticks and rocks!

Also because of darkness, the nearby road, and the fact that the oldest is non-verbal (childhood Apraxia) and doesn't always listen too well, we brought... the kid leashes (GASP). People have a visceral reaction to them, but it beats having to chase a preschooler (who cannot tell someone where he lives, where he came from, or even his own name if he gets lost) in a poorly-lit wooded area with a ton of strangers around- also avoids those "slip away unnoticed" moments some little kids manage to do.

So of course it's not long until the Peanut Gallery shows up. A group of teenagers comes up behind us, and suddenly I start hearing ferocious whispering from a girl walking behind us about "that lady has her kid tied up with a lasso, she's walking him like a dog, ugh!" and other such nonsense. They're less than 3 feet behind me talking in loud whispers, and I can hear every word. I spun on my heel, summoned every bit of my I Am Done With Your (Bleep) face, and said "He's developmentally disabled, if that's what you were wondering."

You could have heard a pin drop, and she refused to meet my eyes. Dang people, you're welcome to your opinions, just learn how to whisper better. Or better yet, keep it to yourself.
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@Caledonian , from what I read the larger units do a good job on deep carpet but those are the ones that are $800.00 - $900.00 plus they say they are very heavy. Even if all 5 of us kids pitched in that's way too expensive and I was thinking about one more in the 300.00 range. Her whole condo is carpeted and now that she no longer has a car wants wall to wall carpet out in her garage (?). So more carpet she can't vacuum and more that we'll have to since so far the only solution is for us kids taking turns cleaning for her. Starting to wish there were more than 5 of us because I hate cleaning my own house let alone someone elses! LOL
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