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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Alf S, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Robert Crawford

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  2. Tony Bensley

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    Our new Mail Door was FINALLY installed this morning! However, we didn't really have time to revel in that due to the Mrs getting her Ultrasound (Even as I type this!), and other current stresses. :P

    CHEERS! :)
     
  3. Malcolm R

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    Glad to hear at least one issue has resolved. :thumbs-up-smiley:

    Hope the rest are sorted soon.
     
  4. Tony Bensley

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    Our Mailroom Door was finally installed this morning, and we were treated to yuletide political based junk mail that was meant for somebody else! :P

    Of course, our Elevator then went kaput sometime between 4:20 - 5:00 PM. It isn't expected to be fixed before sometime tomorrow. :P

    Defeat wrung from the jaws of victory, or something like that old Abraham Lincoln quote, comes to mind! ;)

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    I take it you had to take the stairs?
     
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    To get the mail/bring down the recyclables, and a bit later to take down the garbage. I'll gladly take that over making that 4.4 kilometre walk for the mail anytime! :)

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    Unless I had a disability preventing it or it was "too many" flights (a rather arbitrary number based on how tired/lazy I might be feeling at the time) I'd use the stairs as a matter or course. It's usually faster and at least a bit of exercise.
     
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  8. Clinton McClure

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    Before my client moved to a new facility a few years ago, I would start in the basement (where the mailroom and my office were located) and climb the stairs to the 11th floor (top floor) during lunch every day. Now we’re in a single-level facility so that bit of exercise is gone.
     
  9. Tony Bensley

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    I'm probably about half and half with elevator and stairwell use. However, it's a bit rough for the Mrs with her osteoarthritis, and other issues.

    Thankfully, the elevator is now working again. Still getting former tenants mail, though! :rolleyes:

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    We own a 2 story house and my wife has had both knees replaced. While she gets around good and the stairs currently are not a problem for either of us I keep telling her "We're getting to the age where we need to find a single story house that fits our needs." So far, no luck (but I have some very stringent requirements about square footage, price, yard size, age, and location). It's out there... we just need to find it.

    I got former owners mail at my current house for 10 or so years. Fortunately for them it was junk mail but was directly addressed to the former owners and not "current resident" type stuff.
     
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    Mods who alter your posts without any attribution or explanation. Happens here more than any forum I participate in. Very unprofessional.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/help/terms
     
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    Robert missed a couple other of our rules:

    If you've got a problem, I'd advise you--don't continue "as is" and figure out how to deal with it appropriately.
     
  15. John Dirk

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    I had an Amazon order due today. Now, I'm in no huge rush at the moment to get the items, but it's still annoying for the reason why I don't have the item right now. We had a snowstorm on Sunday, so of course things are a mess. On Monday, I was able to get one path shoveled down my driveway (which sits on a hill). By Monday night, it had frozen over to the point that I couldn't use the path to get up the hill. I go out on Tuesday morning to shovel the rest of the driveway, and find an Amazon box waiting at my front door. Those guys are stealthy. Didn't even see any footprints up the hill.

    As I said, another order was due today. I get an alert on the app around 7:30 PM that it was sent USPS, and the carrier was "unable to gain access to the front door to deliver the package." Really? My entire driveway is cleared off, and there's not even enough moisture left to cause a refreeze. Not to mention that other packages were able to be delivered in much more treacherous conditions. And on top of it, I'm pretty sure that the package would fit in the mailbox, which is at the bottom of the hill, and doesn't require them to get out of the vehicle. (And I've gotten mail every day since the storm hit.)
     
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    Any excuse to deny you your stuff, I take it?
     
  18. Message #3678 of 3678 Dec 13, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    John Dirk

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    Honestly, once you said USPS the rest was predictable. USPS is fine for non-essential regular mail [especially since UPS and Fedex are prohibited by law from delivering directly to a mail box] but, as a government-protected monopoly, they simply have little incentive to go the extra mile, even in supposedly competitive markets like package delivery.

    As for Amazon, there's no telling what they're doing at any time to innovate. Perhaps this happened in your case?

     

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