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  • Started 8 years ago by whs
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whs
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I thought it would be nice to see where all our friends and members from all around the world live. So maybe you can do like me, open your living room window, take a picture and share it with us. I think it will be interesting to see all the different environments from all around the world. So don't be shy and participate.
This is the view out of my living room this morning:

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Appletom
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You set the bar pretty darn high there whs. I mean, unless I lived on a beach it would be pretty hard to have a more beautiful backyard view. Can we come visit?

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sparky7415
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Very nice view Wolfgang,I cannot compete from my living room window,as I'm sure many don't as well. Not many have the luxury of niceties.

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whs
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Come on guys. I did not want that to be a fashion show or a competition. It just happens to look like this around here. I just thought it would be nice to see how other parts of the world look like - without any competitive ambitions. And Appletom, of course you can come visit. We have a hotel next door with the exact same view. You can make long walks in the forest because we are about the last house in town before the forest starts.

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Appletom
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OK, I just went outside - here's what we see outside our front door:


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http://farm4.static.flickr.com.....a4c4_o.jpg
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OK - what's the secret to embedding images again?

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whs
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That looks very similar to the developments in Florida. For embedding images you have to pick the IMG code.

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sparky7415
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I live in what's possibly one of the nicest areas in Colorado,USA. A picture from my living room would suck compared to Appletom's. My neighbors house is blocking any kind of view.I could cheat a little and go uphill a few hundred yards(meters).

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Appletom
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I've tried IMG and img and <> and [] and even `

I know I've done it before. Not Florida, far left Texas - we are about 150 yards from the New Mexico border.

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whs
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@sparky, the term "living room window" is not meant literally. I am sure a few 100 yards will give us a beautiful panorama. I have been very often to Boulder and remember this superb area very well, including a nice restaurant called "The hungry Farmer". But I dreaded the wind and the static electricity.
@Appletom, I usually use Photobucket and there it works well. Had my troubles with other upload sites too.

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jd2066
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The image code is (img src="http://example.com/image.jpg" /) with () being <>. My guess would be you left out the slash at the end. It won't work without it.

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Appletom
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Whew!

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Scott
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(All fairly recent pics from the house)

West, towards the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain,

East, towards Mt. Mansfield and the heart of the Green Mountain range,

And an April sunset,

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whs
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jd always knows how things work. What would we do without him.

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sparky7415
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Now I'll have to find my digital camera somewhere and see if it still works.Nice shots so far,very nice.

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techgranny
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I can't seem to size the pictures of my backyard. I'm trying again.

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techgranny
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Any tips for sizing these things with photobucket? I can only get the picture below to fit on the forum.

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techgranny
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Carpenter's Creek-Designated Florida Wetlands

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Scott
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Is that a leg I see in that thar swamp? ;)

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techgranny
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Very funny Scott:) and it's not a swamp it is a creek, Carpenter's Creek, in my backyard. I have more descriptive pictures but I can't get them to size right.

P.S. If there is a leg, the gators done got it by now:D

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elpaelpa
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Could someone recommend a program and some step-by-instructions.I've no idea where to start!

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techgranny
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whs, Jack and jd talked me down off the ledge:) Start with opening a photobucket account and the guys with talk you through it from there.

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elpaelpa
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techgranny-I did not see a topic covering this,is there one- so as too avoid going over the same ground?

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Lighthouse
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View from my living room.

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techgranny
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elpaelpa, It wasn't an official topic. It came up in conversation on an OT link, Funny Stuff page 3. Follow the instructions like I did and you can't miss!

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elpaelpa
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techgranny-thanks!I shall try it!

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Lighthouse
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BTW. I tried to link that last photo of mine, from the Picasa Web Albums. But the link would not work. Any ideas, anyone?

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techgranny
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Lighthouse, your picture is so quaint, but you didn't say where it was taken.

If we're asking questions, why does photobucket say the picture is one size but posts another size? I THINK WE NEED JD:)

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Lighthouse
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Oma. I have appended my pic post :)
As you can see, "work in progress". The raised terrace is not finished yet.

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Lighthouse
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Here is a photo looking at the door that I took the scenic photo from

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jack7h3r1pp3r
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i know that i have some good one's around here some where.

i think that they are on the external on my other pc so i will have to do some searching and transfering :)

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whs
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techgranny, in Photobucket you size a picture as follows: after you uploaded the pic, click on it. Then it will show just that picture with options above it. "Resize" is one option. 640x480 is a good size for the Forum. After it did the resize, you pick up the IMG link from there.

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elpaelpa
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{IMG}http:i335.ph
{IMG}http:i335.ph Well,that didn't work.Plan2.

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Lighthouse
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elpaelpa. Is that the link you meant to post?

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elpaelpa
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Lighthouse-Yes,but I'm doing something wrong.They're winter pics but it's so darn hot and humid,I'm hoping this might cool me down!

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elpaelpa
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techgranny-"follow the instructions like I did and you can't miss".You don't know elpaelpa!It's a talent,what can I say!

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Lighthouse
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elpaelpa. You created a PhotoBucket account yes?
You uploaded your photo to that that account?

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elpaelpa
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Yes sir, I did!I would try again, but I don't want the youngins thinking this old guy needs his air filter changed!

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Lighthouse
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No probs. The youngins do what they're told!
And less of the "sir", if you please. :)

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whs
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elpaelpa, What seem to be your problem with Photobucket? Once you uploaded, you click on IMG (last link)-if it gets yellow, you got it in your Clipboard. Then you paste into your post and the photo will appear AFTER you posted (in your post you will only see the link). One more thing you may want to do: After you uploaded, click on the loaded picture in your album. That will bring the pic up all by itself. Above the pic you have the "Resize" option. I prefer 640x480, that does not make it too big or too small. After resize, you click on IMG right there.

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elpaelpa
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The long story is---I had oral surgery yesterday and have been up all night.So I'm duller than normal!I'm going to try again after some rest.I really appreciate your help,the wife and I would like to do a little ebay business when she retires (soon)and I need to learn more Photobucket, making files more secure,etc.than what I am.The other day I learned a little about you guys,(enjoyed it)so that's my story!Lighthouse,you never did get back!
Have a good day!

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Bartman
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The view from my window isn't worth sharing,so here's a few shots of the city.



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Lighthouse
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Aw, come on. play the game :)

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whs
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That could be any old city in the midwest - not very innovative.

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Bartman
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Those are pictures of Ft. Wayne,In.

Sorry I didn't mention earlier.

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Lighthouse
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Hey come on. Send a shot from your front (or back) door. I promise I won't laugh.

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Bartman
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OK. I will post some shortly.

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Lighthouse
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Believe me Bartman. I've lived in some crap places. So nothing surprises me. (that's not to say you live in a crap place) :))

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Bartman
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Alright,here goes.

Front yard:

Back yard:

edit: oops forgot to reduce:)

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Lighthouse
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So what's wrong with that?

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Bartman
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Not too scenic.

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whs
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Very nice. Looks like a peaceful neighborhood.

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whs
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Again Bartman, this is not a competition. It is the variety that makes it interesting.

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Bartman
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Yes it is a peaceful neighborhood. Guess I have that going for me!

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Lighthouse
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Get a few plants goin'. See how it cheers up :)

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Bartman
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Did one of you guys resize the pics? I tried to but didn't think it worked.

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Bartman
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That's not the first time I've heard that,about the plants,I mean. I'm not much of a gardener.

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whs
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Resizing in Photobucket is easy. Look at the next to the last post on the previous page (#2) of this thread where I have explained it.

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Bartman
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Got it,thanks.

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Scott
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Looks nicer than Valpo, Bartman :)

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Bartman
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Never been there. I have lived in Indy and Terre Haute.

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mandypinecone
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Scott showed his favorite views, here are mine:


Bartman: If you need any help with plants let me know.

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whs
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Pretty, even a dwarf - I use those for target practice.

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Bartman
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I just might take you up on that offer. My yard definitely needs help!!

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Scott
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whs, those are gnomes and they're multiplying, aaaiiiieeee.

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mandypinecone
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Bartman, start off with daisies and day lilies, like the ones above. Both are hard to kill and last for a while.

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Lighthouse
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aaaahgg....watch out for the one's with fishing rods. (It's murder on the ankles).

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Bartman
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Thanks Mandy. I just need to motivate myself. Right now I'm concentrating more on finding a job.
Got laid off after 11 plus years at my last one. Things are pretty tough right now.

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billbonza
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this is from my window... http://www.flickr.com/photos/billbonza/2637912933/

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Bartman
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You live up in a crane? :)

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billbonza
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practically,yes. its a living.

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Bartman
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I always thought that would be a fun job. I'm into that kind of stuff.

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billbonza
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you'd have more fun peeling onions :) its ok, but long 12 hour shifts.

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billbonza
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i didnt realise whs lived in a lunatic asylum. the view is spectacular though.

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Bartman
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12 hours goes by pretty fast,though. I hear it's really fast paced.

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whs
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"lunatic asylum" - What gives you that idea? Btw, I liked your slide show. Do you have to climb up there every day?

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billbonza
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no. they've got lifts,air con etc. i posted that pic because my garden is like beirut.

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techgranny
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Bartman, I wouldn't complain, you've got a nice set up there. Very peaceful looking!

Mandypinecone, I wish I could have nice flowers, but my swamp creatures would rip them to shreds in no time!

why, I had my pictures sized way less that 640x480 on photobucket, when I posted them they were like 8"x10" huge. Photobucket is telling me one thing and doing another. I don't get it. Anyway, thanks for this topic, it's really great!

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sparky7415
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I will try to show you all what I look like,I'm new at this stuff,OK!

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sparky7415
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sparky7415
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WOW ,it worked!!!!!

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Scott
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Oma, is that you? Or a reasonable facsimile...

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techgranny
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Yes! . . . back in the day:)

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Scott
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You look good in green, kudos.

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sparky7415
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I tried with the software,thanks.

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techgranny
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Don't you mean I look good on green?

Sparky, your job site looks just like our job sites:)

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sparky7415
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Childrens hospital job last year with Intermountain Electric,my foreman smoked more than me! Great job and very good people.I'm still looking for my camera.

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whs
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sparky, you must be living in a mansion if you could not find your camera yet. But your posting went real well - see, it's easy.

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Bartman
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Oma: Thank you for your kind words!

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Scott
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I think the IBEW has their Mr. January for the calendar :)

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sparky7415
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Yes "whs" it appears easy,I used that photo to see If I was able to do it.Now you geeks know what I look like(scary).I know where the camera is,not sure if it still works,been a long time when I used it.

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Lighthouse
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Hey sparky. You don't look anywhere near as bad as Oma (top of this page)

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sparky7415
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For Scott's post,I've your MR. JANUARY HANGING!

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sparky7415
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Yeah I'm not limp,and still 'Bad to the Bone'

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Lighthouse
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Givin' the dog a bone.....ACDC

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sparky7415
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Your the man,Lighthouse,teach that geeky Scott some lessons. &*%$^£$%£$%

from mod. Watch out

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Lighthouse
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That's not to say I agree with the sentiment. In fact, I abhor it!

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Bartman
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I guess we aren't playing the original game any more.

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Lighthouse
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Normal programmes will resume as soon as possible :)

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sparky7415
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Get over it.

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sparky7415
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I'm out of work Scott!! I'm not happy!

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Lighthouse
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First thing. Read your emails!

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sparky7415
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I'm sure OMA looks better than me.Idid read the mail,thank you.

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techgranny
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Good Grief! What have you guys done to this lovely topic?

Sparky, please post your pictures already, else I might have to slither out of the nearest waterway and wreak havoc on your garden:) Then you'll have to call mandypinecone for expert advise!

Have we lost elpaelpa? Are you hanging in there? I hope you're feeling better.

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Lighthouse
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Sorry about that Oma. I cleaned it up a bit.

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