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“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87473 Jun 20, 2013
my gramma's house sold in less than a day officially on the market, multiple offers too... blows my mind. contract price is just a bit under asking. after closing in late july, i dont knwo what my mom will have to complain about...

oh, yeah, now i remember... after the house is off her hands, she is planning on resarching cell phones. they need new ones (they're only 3-4 years old, ancient in phone years), adn have no idea what to get or what carrier to go wiht.

holy over-analysis, batman...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87474 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
my gramma's house sold in less than a day officially on the market, multiple offers too... blows my mind. contract price is just a bit under asking. after closing in late july, i dont knwo what my mom will have to complain about...
oh, yeah, now i remember... after the house is off her hands, she is planning on resarching cell phones. they need new ones (they're only 3-4 years old, ancient in phone years), adn have no idea what to get or what carrier to go wiht.
holy over-analysis, batman...
That's got to be a big relief.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87475 Jun 20, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Ugh, totally forgot about a lunch thing for work I'm supposed to go to today and just texted the dog walker basically begging. If she can't walk them today, I'll have to run home after the lunch and I'm sure that'll go over well. <eye roll>

Being a single mom is HARD.

(Disclaimer: I'm saying that tongue in cheek. I know dogs don't compare to kids, etc.)
Did you get the dog walker to walk the pooches?

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87476 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
my gramma's house sold in less than a day officially on the market, multiple offers too... blows my mind. contract price is just a bit under asking. after closing in late july, i dont knwo what my mom will have to complain about...
oh, yeah, now i remember... after the house is off her hands, she is planning on resarching cell phones. they need new ones (they're only 3-4 years old, ancient in phone years), adn have no idea what to get or what carrier to go wiht.
holy over-analysis, batman...
Walmart has a great deal on smart phone plans, I think.$40/month for plenty of data/texting/calling.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#87477 Jun 20, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Yeah, God forbid. We can't have people walking around who have morals.
Morals? Are you married? Have you EVER had sex? Thought so. STFU hypocrite!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87478 Jun 20, 2013
RACE wrote:
Not too hard I hope!
I sent her a msg over the weekend. Small world
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She works for the same company as me now. She's about to pop!

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87479 Jun 20, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Walmart has a great deal on smart phone plans, I think.$40/month for plenty of data/texting/calling.
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>

they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.

and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/

they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87481 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
I think that now, with TracFone, you can keep your phone number. You should look into it. I use a TracFone. I don't use my phone a lot (though I do use it somewhat regularly for texting and an occassional call). I'd say my cell phone cost, if I were to average it out, comes out to about $5-$10 a month. I don't use it enough to warrant an expensive plan and after getting stuck with a contract once and no useable signal, I never want to get caught in that again! I don't trust 2 year contracts.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#87482 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
What about that one that's advertised on TV? I can't remember the name. Straight Talk maybe? Phones with big numbers,$10.00/month...<shr ug>

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87483 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you get the dog walker to walk the pooches?
Yes, thank goodness.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87484 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
You can keep the same number with prepaid.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87485 Jun 20, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I think that now, with TracFone, you can keep your phone number. You should look into it. I use a TracFone. I don't use my phone a lot (though I do use it somewhat regularly for texting and an occassional call). I'd say my cell phone cost, if I were to average it out, comes out to about $5-$10 a month. I don't use it enough to warrant an expensive plan and after getting stuck with a contract once and no useable signal, I never want to get caught in that again! I don't trust 2 year contracts.
I've got a prepaid plan b/c it works for me and I'm not hard on my phones. Have a smart phone and have unlimited 4G everything for $40/month -- data, text, phone (talk)

I'm also the kind of person that doesn't need the bright, shiny new phone that just came on the market. If someone is that type of person, then contract works better b/c you can upgrade cheap to the newest phone.

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Schaumburg, IL

#87486 Jun 20, 2013
Toj wrote:
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You can keep the same number with prepaid.
they have contracts now, and the carrier is pulling out of the market, which is the driving force of the 'panic'. I didn't think one could take a number from contract service to pre-paid, but htat info is several years old, so <shrug>, i'll tell tehm to ask about it.

the real issue is that my mom's making a mountain out of an ant hill. i've told her the same thing 3 times in the last 5 months about switching carriers... she has too much time on her hands, i think! ;-)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87487 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
they have contracts now, and the carrier is pulling out of the market, which is the driving force of the 'panic'. I didn't think one could take a number from contract service to pre-paid, but htat info is several years old, so <shrug>, i'll tell tehm to ask about it.
the real issue is that my mom's making a mountain out of an ant hill. i've told her the same thing 3 times in the last 5 months about switching carriers... she has too much time on her hands, i think! ;-)
Well, good luck dealing with it. Sounds like it just might land on you feet.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87488 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>
smart phones are over their heads, especailly wehn they tend to be with othrs who have tehm and know how to use them efficiently... <ahem>
they keep gonig back & forth on pre-paid or contract, but if htey go pre-paid, they'll lose the numbers they've had for... almost 10 years, adn have started using more often in teh last couple of years.
and, to put things in persepctive, they were considering a french door refrigerator, but decided against it b.c my dad would never adjust to having to remember to make sure the top doors actually close, instead of relying on a good swing to get a regular one to close.../facepalm/
they're gonna be fun when they get "old"...
ARe you sure they can't keep their numbers? I switched to another pre-paid phone and was able to keep my number.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87489 Jun 20, 2013
Science is f'ing awesome...

This video is of a 3 year old boy hearing his father's voice for the first time.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch...

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87490 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://www.colbertnation.com/t he-colbert-report-videos/42730 9/june-19-2013/remembering-lor na-colbert

Stephen Colbert's tribute to his mom, who died last week. Very sweet.
Wow, that made me tear up. I had to share it on FB.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87491 Jun 20, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
I've got a prepaid plan b/c it works for me and I'm not hard on my phones. Have a smart phone and have unlimited 4G everything for $40/month -- data, text, phone (talk)
I'm also the kind of person that doesn't need the bright, shiny new phone that just came on the market. If someone is that type of person, then contract works better b/c you can upgrade cheap to the newest phone.
WHich company are you using. Mine is "pay as you go", so I just buy minutes and then buy more when I need them. I thought about doing one of the $40/month plans, though.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87492 Jun 20, 2013
Aisle Sitter wrote:
<quoted text>they have contracts now, and the carrier is pulling out of the market, which is the driving force of the 'panic'. I didn't think one could take a number from contract service to pre-paid, but htat info is several years old, so <shrug>, i'll tell tehm to ask about it.

the real issue is that my mom's making a mountain out of an ant hill. i've told her the same thing 3 times in the last 5 months about switching carriers... she has too much time on her hands, i think! ;-)
Good luck! Hopefully she will listen to you :)

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#87493 Jun 20, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Tell me about it. And, yes, she does. But for now, I don't think she sees that she's the problem, and that's kind of the issue. I'm fine with her staying with us as long as she's working/looking for work, or in school, but if she decides to not make progress in life, she can go back with her parents.

It's really hard to be like "F you, get out." because of what we'd be sending her back to.

And I b1tch a lot on here, and it's frustrating, but she's made a lot of positive steps since we took her in 2.5 years ago.
How do his parents feel about them being joined at the hip? Do you and J know them?

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