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BetterMost People / Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Last post by CellarDweller on Today at 08:13:00 pm »
Is he a strictly indoor cat? I wonder if he wouldn't get sunburn when shaved?

Yes, he's an indoor cat only.  I think in most urban areas, cats are indoor pets.  Letting them out is frowned upon, as they will hunt local animals, or get hit by cars.

Poor Blaze, he looks none too pleased!  ;D


He actually likes being short-haired, although he does not like the process of having it done. 

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I just learned how to make a face mask out of a bandanna and two rubber bands. I have so many different bandannas left over from the days of the Hankie Code that I can color coordinate my face masks with what I'm wearing.  ;D


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I have used a whole collection of those transport cards. For some reason many start with O. Sydney is an Opal card, London an Oyster card, Hong Kong an Octopus card. Here in Dunedin it is just a GOcard.  At the moment in Dunedin, you still have to put it on the machine and the driver punches in the price. I have to do that even though buses are  free for me except before 9am and between 3 and 6.30pm weekdays. They were going to make them completely automatic with top up online this month but I guess that has been put on hold. Transport is free for everyone at the moment but I am not using the buses. I also have cards for Vancouver, Brisbane  and Paris.
In Sydney and London at least you can now use your regular contactless card and still get the same discounts but I have a seniors card for Australia (as well as NZ) so need the card. In Sydney I pay no more than $2.50 per day for travel for 100s of kms. When I lived there, I was 80 km from the city but still just paid $2.50. However there is a surcharge of $15 for using the airport station (privately owned). My card is topped up automatically ($20 when it goes below $5) from my sister's credit card and I joke that she can tell I have passed through customs and am on the train by seeing the $20 go off her credit card. Generally that $20 lasts me the 7 or 8 days I stay with her.
I was last in Sydney on April 28, 2019. I was booked to fly Tuesday week but do not know when I will be able to do so again. I am glad my sister spent 10 days here last December.
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Yeah, I have those. One for transit, one for my car garage, one to get into my office.

The newspaper is located on the 11-13th floors of an office tower. You have to hold your card up to those readers at least twice to get in.

One morning I was in the elevator with a guy who saw me hold up my card and said "On my floor, we don't need a card to get in."  I said, "Well, I guess no one wants to shoot you."

He looked a little shocked, we talked for a couple more minutes and as I got out he said "Thank you for your work." That was nice -- I felt a little like a veteran being thanked for his/her service. Not that my work is especially dangerous. Or at least it wasn't before now -- but even now it's not really, especially compared with, say, store cashiers.


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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by serious crayons on Today at 05:09:00 pm »
I've cleaned out three drawers and two cabinets so far. Taken everything out, discarded what's not useful, the rest wiping with a hot soapy cloth and/or a spray of bleach water. I use these drawers so rarely (but they have stuff that's important when needed -- flashlights, a book with home repair cards, receipts for repairs, etc.) that I'm not really afraid of coronavirus but I'm also spraying bleach water into places with more mouse evidence. I had an exterminator out a couple of months ago but have not worked up the courage to look in those drawers  :-X

Getting it all edited and neatly boxed so that when I move I can just grab whole boxes instead of assorted little items.

Bleach water comes in really handy as a sanitizer. It's a quarter cup of Chlorox to a gallon of water. It's great for things like counters and even, potentially, food or food packages. Lightly spray it, let it dry. Done. You wouldn't want to drink bleach, but once it dries -- at least in a weak concentration like that -- it won't poison you.



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BetterMost People / Re: Animals In Our Lives
« Last post by Sason on Today at 04:33:58 pm »
Poor Blaze, he looks none too pleased!  ;D
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Cellar Scribblings / Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Last post by Sason on Today at 04:31:57 pm »
Well done on the spring cleaning, Chuck! Very thorough!

Now that you're done with yours, what about hopping over here to do mine as well?
My place could sure need it!
I'll pay you in pearls!!!!

That's an offer I know you can't resist!
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I just learned how to make a face mask out of a bandanna and two rubber bands. I have so many different bandannas left over from the days of the Hankie Code that I can color coordinate my face masks with what I'm wearing.  ;D


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I just learned how to make a face mask out of a bandanna and two rubber bands. I have so many different bandannas left over from the days of the Hankie Code that I can color coordinate my face masks with what I'm wearing.  ;D
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Doesn't Apple have a Paywave-like app? I've never used it, but it's an idea to consider these days.

The description reminded me of my mass transit pass. It's a card like a credit card. All I have to do is tap it against the reader to go through the turnstile for the subway or where you would pay when you get on the bus.
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