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Name: Char
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Jun 21, 2017 4:40 AM CST

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Welcome to the Porch Swing!

Everyone is welcome to join us on the Porch Swing a thread where we talk about cooking, books, pets, birthdays, TV, the area where we live, anything that won't fit into the regular daylily forum. The subject is always changing.

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Sweet William blooming last year.

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 21, 2017 5:19 AM CST
Thanks for the new thread Char! Thank You!

Sigh, Rita. These days they always tell you one thing on the phone & then when the techs get there to actually do the work, you find out it's not like what they told you on the phone. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!! I'm sure it will all eventually get worked out & be fine but WHY don't they get their act together & let you know in the first place? You (we all) would most likely make the change anyway BUT WE JUST WANT TO KNOW IN ADVANCE HOW IT'S GOING TO BE DONE, HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE, AND IF IT WILL ALL GO DOWN AT ONE TIME WITH ONE VISIT TO YOUR HOME!!!! What if you counted on what they told you & were leaving on a 2 week vacation today? Then it couldn't get all done until you got back from vacation. Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 21, 2017 6:12 AM CST
I agree Rita I just want less channels I want but to get them I have to go up a package Glare
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Name: Dana
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bloominholes2fill
Jun 21, 2017 7:08 AM CST
I agree with Ann, and nothing aggravates me more than the lack of, or poor, communication, in general!! Grumbling Grumbling

Rita, I hope things straighten out very, very soon! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!

So, Ginny, did you say that you're waiting on Santa?? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing He's at my house, dropping off the big ticket presents! Whistling Whistling

He said he'll be right over after his elves are done setting up a few things here!! 😜 Rolling on the floor laughing

Wow! It's like Christmas around here!! nodding Angel
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Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Jun 21, 2017 7:26 AM CST
Oh Dana I love presents Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Send him to my house next Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jun 21, 2017 8:19 AM CST
Okay, Ginny....but the goodie bag is pretty picked over! Whistling Angel

Friends, I'm asking if you'll help spread the word about our two kittens up for adoption, on Rescue Me.org. Perhaps you know somebody who lives in Ohio/nearby or is willing to make a very long drive from a state or two away, for a new pet (or two Whistling ). Lovey dubby

We're hoping to adopt them out together. Here are the links....

http://www.rescueme.org/id?n=1...

http://www.rescueme.org/id?n=1...

Thank You!
"Oh, Adam was a gardener, And God who made him sees, That half a proper gardener's work Is done upon his knees."
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 21, 2017 8:50 AM CST
Happy Aboriginal Day to 🇨🇦.

Dana, what a cutie you decided to keep. ❤️
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 21, 2017 9:02 AM CST
Also
HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2017 10:17 AM CST
Well, I have to get on the phone to try and straighten things out. That was my issue with Earthlink, always on the phone with tech support.

I don't know how many times I told the rep that signed me up that I wanted them to come and do everything. Oh yes, no going home till its totally done. Don't worry about a thing. HA!!!!!

I find change very stressful, I am still stressed out from yesterday. First tech arrived just after 1;30. Had to go home at 5 and left and another tech arrived. Eventually still another came to help him. They finially left at 9:45. I think if someone had told me how long it would take before I signed up that I would have said forget it. And bottom line they will still have to come back.

They couldn't get the e-mail address issue straightened out because by that time there was no one in that office to help them.

Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 21, 2017 10:27 AM CST
Hang in there Rita. You're now in that half way across the bridge position. Group hug Group hug Group hug
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2017 11:35 AM CST
oh i have no intention of switching back to cablevision. i love the new interent and the new service. i also love the way the tv stuff works on fios.

i am typng all in lower case as i am on hold with earthlink. cancelled my stuff but now she wanted to know if i wanted to keep my earthlink e-mail address. well, yes i would but i no longer want the bill thank you. so for 4.95 in can have e-mail only and keep my earthlink e-mail address. so that is what i am doing. silly woman said she will send me a label to send back my modom. which is what i thought they would say.

i have to take back my cable boxes and remotes and straighten out my last bill with cablevision but i don't feel up to it today. maybe i will get better. but i doubt it as my next call will be to see if i can get the verizone-mail address straightened out and i also have to call my rep and see if i can get the phone problems resolved. Fios still does show me as triple play. i guess thats good and bad cause as the tech said my dial tone will go away and i won't be calling anyone. Blinking
Name: Dana
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
Jun 21, 2017 11:42 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said:Dana, what a cutie you decided to keep. ❤️


I'm definitely head over heels, Ann! Lovey dubby His name is Jasper bc he's a gem! Smiling Lovey dubby

....although, our elderly cat, K.C. would beg to differ! Glare Glare Sighing!

@touchofsky Delphi is soooo gorgeous!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Oh, Adam was a gardener, And God who made him sees, That half a proper gardener's work Is done upon his knees."
-- Rudyard Kipling, British poet, Nobel Laureate writer (born 12/30/1865)
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Name: Jill
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Jillz
Jun 21, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Jasper and Delphi are cuties! So now I feel compelled to share my sweetie threesome who keep our life entertaining and blessed. From left to right: Gobi, Sita, and the ever patient Priya

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Name: Ginny G
Central Iowa (Zone 5a)
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Legalily
Jun 21, 2017 12:27 PM CST
How about a 90 lb lap dog Whistling Whistling
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2017 12:35 PM CST
so after getting off with earthlink i immediately called verizon. been on with them now for near an hour trying to get this resolved. issue is phone is not tied to fios tv account. i have another install appoinment now for friday. geez.

on hold while she trys to do something again. and i called about the e-mail addy and we still havenent gotten to that.
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Jun 21, 2017 12:45 PM CST
You are describing much of my life the last few years, Rita. Waiting on hold to straighten out every one's mistakes. It is off the charts frustrating !!! Angry Group hug
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2017 2:06 PM CST
Been on still with the first rep, ended up calling my rep that signed me up and then back to verizon tech support again. Just got off phone.

Bottom line I STILL do not have my @verizon.net internet address. They showed me the chat window said chat would fix it. I don't have any more patience for getting on with another rep.. I need a stiff drink!!

I recommend anyone thinking of signing up with Fois make sure they don't go thru this!!

At least Friday they will come and run the last of the needed wires and move my phone. And then I should actually have the triple play I am supposed to have.

Is anyone expecting a ringing endorsement of Fios right now? Grumbling
Name: Linda
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quietyard
Jun 21, 2017 2:09 PM CST
Hilarious! No probably not. Did you miss your walk today because of this??? Crying
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Jun 21, 2017 3:25 PM CST
quietyard said: Hilarious! No probably not. Did you miss your walk today because of this??? Crying


I tried going for a walk late because of this. Perfect ending for this crappy day, the heavens opened up and it's pouring. We had to walk home in the pouring rain. Lily is soaked and so am I. At least it was warm out. And of course we ended up with only a short walk.
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daylilydreams
Jun 21, 2017 4:39 PM CST
Rita it sounds like you could use a Group hug after the crappy day you had. Hate being on the phone with tech support when trying to explain what is going on they seem absolutely dense and untrained in how to quickly resolve problems.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime plant a garden!
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