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ctw1949
Certified organic poultry farmer in SE Mass

Summer is winding down

Seems somehow my internet connection to copper.net was hacked on September 3 and some other dates...must be the "excellent" internet service and the bad WiFi unit I had. pcsforpeople finally sent me a replacement unit just recently. Sprint provides the internet service and they were so helpful in setting up the new unit. I discovered where the nearest Sprint tower is. Only .3 miles away, but the elevated highway is between the tower and my residence. I think high-volume traffic as well as 18+ wheelers disturbs the signal, for there are times when the signal is interrupted. Lots of buffering. But the new unit works much better and doesn't overheat while charging...or just on.

Interesting that I had to write a complaint to BBB in their home town to get any response. I put in a complaint in late December, 2019, a phone call as well as anĀ  email. Sprint also put in an incident # to pcsforpeople. Now, if my math is correct, that makes it nine months before any response from pcsforpeople. Of course, their reason for any delays is COVID-19. But December, 2019 was long before this pandemic! Anyway, for my trouble and inconvenience, I was given an extra 90 day subscription for my WiFi.

Then again...pcsforpeople LIED to the BBB...they said they made "multiple attempts to reach me by phone and email" when they called me once...from a phone number NOT associated with their business. And only one email which said the warranty was out and they couldn't do anything...but I could purchase a new unit from them (at a cost of $80.00)!

Interesting to find out Sprint sells the unit to pcsforpeople with a one year warranty...but pcsforpeople has altered that warranty to six months. Sprint says there were many issues with the WiFi unit I had but the newer model didn't have those same issues. The replacement unit is a later model.

I have been busy with multiple projects. My cousin bought a new picnic table from a sawmill in Rochester. We are both familiar with this sawmill, we both lived in Rochester for a long time. The table is rough cut lumber with many splinter possibilities. The first thing we did was soak the legs of the table in wood preservative in coffee cans. Then I sanded all surfaces & rounded off sharp corners. I applied a clear coat of wood preservative. The table came out so nice, my cousin said if her kitchen was big enough, she would put the table inside.

The next step is to cut up her old table and dispose of the wood. It isn't pressure treated, so it could be burned in a wood stove or campfire. It's plenty seasoned...and will burn well. The hardware parts will be cut away and put into the outside pick up. The town picks up every other week...

Then move the new table to the spot where the old table was. Her 150# Rotti will love it! He is such a 2 year old, even tho' he is six. He loves to play, but you have to be careful for he doesn't know his size or strength! My cuz gave him an old kitchen broom and he swings it all over the place. You have to watch him b/c he will hit you with the handle and knock you off your feet! He is such a kid! He has decided he loves me and we get along nicely considering he is a very scary dog...size and breed. He is my cousin's protector.

I did give up two of my vacuums (I collect vacuums...isn't that funny!). Maintenance here will fix and use them in the building. I still have five vacuums...and one that belongs to my neighbor. That one needs cleaning and possibly filters replaced. A hoover, it isn't anything I would buy, but it's what she has. I am the vacuum cleaner cleaner in the apartment complex. Kind of funny, but someone has to do it!

I've been working on an old, oak dining chair. I think it's from the late 1800's. It's wood pegged, no screws. The rungs needed to be re-glued, I took it over to my friend's shop. He has all the nice clamps that I needed to hold and tighten the rungs. We found one leg also needed to be glued to the chair seat. We glued and left it for a week. A good glue, the frame is very sturdy now. The seat was originally caned, so I will have to learn how to cane over this winter. I have a Lincoln Rocker that also needs some caning, so I can work on both at the same time. My mom could cane. She says it's hard on the hands...I will find out how hard this winter.

The unusual comments on my blog have been deleted. Those comments about Lyme disease remain. Thanks for reading!

Time for me to wrap this up for today. It's Labor Day Weekend! Summer was so hot and I'm glad it's on the wane! Enjoy your weekend!
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FYI - Cynda -->
Sunday, September 13, 2020 10:02 PM by Gem
HEY C -->
AT THE MOMENT - Only your comment from Sept. 6th is in your Sept. blog.
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Summer is winding down
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 8:23 PM by ctw1949
I deleted the non verbal comment...and don't see any other comments on the rest of the blogs...I have deleted them.
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Time to write another blog then, right??
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 11:14 PM by Gem
So, what else is shakin' in SE Mass??
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