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russinfortworth

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  1. Most importantly..............will this hinder your ability to forecast/report on the weather?
  2. Thread is useless w/o pics. Some people look good w/ long hair, some short, some both, some not so much.
  3. Dogs are here for a short time, but they pack all the fun that they can into that short time, and are very grateful that "you" are their human.
  4. Cowboys finally cut Taco Charlton yesterday. He was a real burrito.
  5. Tried to make my annual call to DTV to get our credits renewed. Current package is XTRA + 4 TV's + Regional Sports. 55/month credit. Total bill is 113.11 Credit stopped yesterday, so new bill will be 160 Call main customer service line. She offers me "Choice" (down 1 level I believe), and my bill will only go up to 143. I explain that I'm getting less channels, but paying 360 more / year. For someone that has been with you for 13 years, this does not make sense. She say's "no you've only been with us since 2017". I ask here for 11 years worth of my payments back then since I've obviously been sending money to you for no reason. She says this is the best deal that she can offer. I ask for customer retention. 866-595-1331. Get a guy (Victor??) who confirms that I've been w/ them since 2007 and appreciates my business. Appreciates it so much that he's going to give me a 20 credit, but I get to keep my current channel line up. I give him the wife is not going to be happy, the kids tell me I'm old school and use hulu, youtube, etc.......and we'll think of cancelling. He said I'll get with my supervisor and get back with you to see if there is anything we can do to keep you as a customer. How long will this take, and when should I call back and cancel?
  6. I guess the fish under that rig don't get a rest if they want to stay close to their home. I always wondered what it looked like under water in a hurricane.
  7. Wife being a pain in the ###, so me and the boys are cooking out tonight. It's a holiday. I mowed and did land scaping on Saturday and Sunday. 3 Ribeyes just under 16 oz. each (salt / pepper and sear then on the grill for 2/3 each side)......and hopefully medium rare (or as my son says "if you eff up, medium"). twice baked potatoes stuffed mushroom caps (crab) caesar salad corn on the cob. Strawberries and Ice Cream for desert. Margaritas for me and the older, younger can have lime ade and pretend. And then a little CFS on TV.
  8. I've been sick 1 time in my life (that I remember). Flu in 2003. Colds I don't count. Never missed a day of work for illness (mental health to go golfing, yes). Never had cavity. Never been in hospital except for visiting or my birth. I always wondered why I had insurance. THEN I got married. It's amazing at the end of the year how much we spend on doctor appointments, perscriptions, , extra dentist, etc for just her. Luckily both kids got my genes and are rarely sick. And its EVERY YEAR. Neck surgery, back surgery, gall bladder out, appendix out, women's parts out in 2 procedures, ear tubes, something for her nose to stop snoring...........IT DIDN'T WORK!!!!!!, CPAC sleep study. It's like we're playing operation. I tell her "you've got a lot of empty space inside you".
  9. 53 / none now if we want to talk about my wife....................OMG, anxiety, pain, HBP, female stuff........ it's amazing she has any room in her stomach for food.
  10. Ok, mortgage finance guys, a little help. Home loan at 3.625. 30/year. 7 years into loan. Balance on loan is now 200K (paid off about 50K). Wife has student loans (45K) that we are paying off (about 7 years left @ 600/month) + due to some very stupid decisions she's accumulated a large credit card debt (don't ask, totally different story). House would probably appraise around 320-340 (next door newer house just sold for 425, but newer and larger, but we have a pool, which I'm not sure is a benefit anymore, but I digress). Would it behoove us to do a cash out refinance and take the proceeds and pay off the credit card debt and some of the school loan? I'm 53 and she's 48.
  11. don's ban skeik during weather season, he's my go to...........
  12. We just got back from the 1st floor of our 4 floor building in FW. Tornado was about 25 miles north of here. I complained that if I was going to die, I really didn't want to do it with Stan from Credit or Elizabeth from the marketing department. Tried to stay in my 4th floor NW facing window office, but I got overruled by my boss.
  13. Would think that the dishdasha might not be aerodynamic. Pretty soon Nike will come up with one though, especially with the oil money market over there.
  14. Big money drives big money problems.😎
  15. Nope, they paid for everything. Same recall hit my mom's car also, and she got the same treatment, but she was only in a rental for about 5 weeks.
  16. We had a recall issue with our Lincoln with the passenger air bag (huge recall issue) and we were told to park our car, and get a rental. Had the rental for almost 4 months until they got parts and my car moved up in the line of getting fixed.
  17. Situation I found my self in. Loved the company, loved the people I worked with, but the boss was bat ### crazy. The family and I are moving in 3 months to another state........2 months out I give my boss notice so that they can maybe get a replacement and/or offload my duties to others in the department. The first couple of weeks I would as her who I should be transitioning XXX to, who should I show how to do YYY. Her answer was, we'll take that up next month during month end close. So then next month comes along and there still is no transition plan and nothing being done about it. We get to the last Monday (last day is Friday) and all of a sudden my Outlook calendar is filled with meeting requests from 9am to 9pm for the whole week. I accept the ones during regular business hours and decline the others. This leads to an immediate phone call to come to her office. She tells me that we've got a lot to do this week and that there is no way that it will fit into a normal 8-5 schedule (I politely reminded her of the 3 going away lunches that different departments were throwing for me the last 3 days, and that I didn't think that they would last just an hour..........she was not happy). She calls her boss, I explain the situation to him regarding the last 7 weeks, he says "do the best you can during the time your here and be professional as you've always been". I leave the last day and the exit review was normal. Didn't complain, demean, or denounce anyone. Move takes about a week. Settled into the new house, getting ready to start the new job in about a month. Start getting one off phone calls, which start to increase in frequency from the old staff. I help out as best I can, but it continues to get worse to where I'm 'working" 3-4 hours a day, so I contact the old boss. She says in an emails "since you left us in a bind" this is all that the team can do, "send us a bill for your time". I guess that she underestimated the amount of time and the amount that value that I put on my personal time. The 1st and only "consulting" bill from russinfortworth enterprises paid for a nice vacation for the family and put some money into college funds for the boys. She was let go within a year and her career went backwards from there.
  18. Reading this makes me crazy. My youngest kid just started HS and makes mostly A's and a few B's, but as he says he's "majoring" in baseball. We're pretty sure that he'll go somewhere to play, and we've told him that better grades give him way more options. On the scary side...............his top choice is Vandy.................Older son got a 50% D1 scholarship to a public D1 university here in Texas. I quickly did the math that the youngest would have to get approximately 88% at Vandy to get me out at the same cost. And if you don't know, baseball does not give out fully schollys to anyone. To those that are sweating this, good luck. Make the best of a learning situation and go forward and utilize it for a positive.
  19. May 6th 1984. Sitting on the 16th green at the Colonial NIT in Fort Worth. Fuzzy made a long put, and I'm explaining and gesturing with my hands to my HS buddy how he played the break. They showed this clip at the half time of game 4 of the Lakers / Mavs semi-final game.
  20. About 20 years ago I worked for a gas company in Houston. Our "segment" was required to move to a different building, so we all needed to box up our stuff on a Friday and it would be delivered to our new office building / office by Monday morning. About 10 of us decided that if we had ANYTHING that we didn't want, we'd put it in a box and label it (printed labels with office numbers that we duplicated) for one of our co-workers office. So you had 10 of us that probably had 5/6 real office boxes to be delivered, we each packed about 10, so when "Bryan" got to work on Monday his office was FULL of boxes. He had blown up balloons, shredded documents, empty trash cans, stuff from the break room that he had to go through, because they were all labeled the same. Needless to say, it was funny to everyone else on the hall.
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