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by KathyLauren
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: T'internet woes
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Re: T'internet woes

I'm glad you got it sorted. My "broadband" Internet comes as a wireless signel across the water. It is advertised as being 1.5Mbps, but it rarely gets anywhere close. The other day, I measured it at 280Kbps, barely faster than dial-up. We will be moving soon, and one of the nice things about the mov...
by KathyLauren
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

Re: Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!

Here's the snow pile at the corner of our driveway. This was after the snowplow got stuck and we had to bring in a front-end loader to move all the snow. It left this 3-metre high pile. The shovel is there in preparation for my taking the top metre off it to reduce the size of future drifts. http://...
by KathyLauren
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!
Replies: 9
Views: 1244

Drive a stake through the heart of winter, please!

Please, won't someone kill this undead winter? The gazillionth blizzard of the year is howling across my back yard. I literally lost count after 7 or 8 blizzards. I had to go out first thing this morning and re-shovel the path to the back door so the hound could go out and pee. The snow plow operato...
by KathyLauren
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Woo-hoo! Found the Good Life
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

Woo-hoo! Found the Good Life

I found a DVD set of 3 seasons of The Good Life and, since I had some Christmas money to blow, I ordered it. Ever since I joined here, I've wanted to see the series. :cheers:
by KathyLauren
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014
Replies: 36
Views: 5569

Re: How Selfsufficientish were you in 2014

Not too good on the reducing our carbon footprint scale: we pretty much have to drive anywhere. It's half an hour to the nearest town, and an hour to the next one. We did have an impressive haul of carrots and parsnips. Since we also got a generous supply of same from our CSA grower, we pretty much ...
by KathyLauren
Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Have a cool Yule
Replies: 10
Views: 1295

Re: Have a cool Yule

Happy December 25th, everyone! :iconbiggrin:
by KathyLauren
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Email etiquette
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Email etiquette

For emails sent to an office, it is considered normal to send to all recipients with all addresses visible. Most offices do not require or benefit from secrecy: typically, the employees' email addresses are published internally. If you are using a personal email address for work, you should have a s...
by KathyLauren
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Meitheal
Replies: 10
Views: 1107

Re: Meitheal

We used to belong to a similar group. We dropped out because the organizer was an over-the-top control freak, but we did enjoy the work bees and the socializing afterwards. A great way to get a bunch of work done. Hang onto your tools, though! At the end of the work, everyone set down their tools wh...
by KathyLauren
Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Define your alternative self
Replies: 33
Views: 4731

Re: Define your alternative self

(Some of my alternativism touches on areas of restricted discussion. I mention those areas only to answer the question, not to raise them as points of discussion.) I have always been a hippy at heart. I have worn my hair long, in a ponytail, for years, and have had a beard for 30 years. I only shave...
by KathyLauren
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Where do all the alternative people hang out?
Replies: 27
Views: 3260

Re: Where do all the alternative people hang out?

A lot of alternative people don't hang out *as* alternative people. When they're not doing something "alternative" like going to a festival, they are at home or at work, just looking quite ordinary. They may drive a hybrid car or eat vegan, but unless you were paying attention to such things, you mi...
by KathyLauren
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2286

Re: Latest addition to our family

Pardon me for not keeping this thread up to date. It's turning into a bit of a soap opera! :shock: The latest is that Riley got a reprieve. We figured that some of his problem was the steroids that the vet had him on for allergies. The meds did the job, but a known side-effect is aggressiveness. The...
by KathyLauren
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2286

Re: Latest addition to our family

(and he isn't too much of a terror!) Unfortunately, he was too much of a terror. Liesl, our 9 year old ex-feral tabby kept provoking him by hissing every time she saw him, long after the obligatory 3 or 4 day introductory period. It became clear that she would always hiss at him. Riley, in turn, af...
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2286

Re: Latest addition to our family

I'm no great cat lover,but Riley definitely has the look of McCavity about him.(in spades) You sure called that one! He is terrorizing our other cat, Liesl, a timid ex-feral. Riley has been de-clawed by a previous owner; Liesl has not. Neither of them seems to be aware of those facts yet. I see tro...
by KathyLauren
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Latest addition to our family
Replies: 15
Views: 2286

Latest addition to our family

This is Riley. He is 17 (85 in cat years). We adopted him from a local rescue shelter because he deserves a good home for his remaining years, and, frankly, no one else is going to adopt a 17-year-old cat. He has some health issues that the vet will be looking into in the next couple of days, but he...
by KathyLauren
Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Show us your harvest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8685

Re: Show us your harvest!

I've seen seeds for those purple carrots,and often wondered about them.Taste wise?,ease of growing ?carrot fly?? Advise Please!! I couldn't resist the urge to chomp into one or two straight from the ground (rinsed, of course). They are orange inside, and taste like ... carrots! No doubt the subtlet...