Quick Note To The Kroll Construction Company

Thursday, 14 Falltring 2014

When potential customers call the Kroll Construction Company the day after Labor Day for a (cough) free (cough) (cough) estimate on their emergency situation, it’s probably not a good idea to have the receptionist at the Kroll Construction Company try and lie to their faces about everybody being in a meeting and tell them that someone will get right back to them once the meeting is over, and then take a frelling week to get back to said potential customer.

It’s even worse when, after the Kroll Construction Company finally gets back to that potential customer and leaves a message on their voice mail to call the Kroll Construction Company back so that an appointment to look things over and provide that estimate can be arranged, said potential customer does try and call the Kroll Construction Company back only to get a hostile, unprofessional, and incompetent receptionist who puts you on hold for ten minutes, then basically calls you a liar for informing her that you are returning a call from the company, and then refuses to deal with you in a professional manner.

I would strongly recommend that no one should expect to be treated like a human being from this corporate welfare queen. If you ever face the prospect of having to deal with the Kroll Construction Company I strongly suggest you search for an alternative in the construction business that has better business ethics and a more professional and courteous staff than this one.

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The Treefall And The Damage Done

Humpday, 6 Falltring 2014

All of the results aren’t in yet, but hopefully* the tree will be removed and a tarp put over the farking big hole in my roof before the rain starts (it looks like it aill be starting any time now). They were remarking how calm I was yesterday and how well I was taking the whole situation – and now I’m wondering if they decided I needed to be stressed a bit more about things and thought they could help ratchet it up a bit if they took my money and then didn’t show up to do the job.

Anyways,… here’s a few of the pics I have taken of the scene so far:

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Happy Labor Day!

* – we are currently into the day late and dollar short part of the programme whereby the company that took my deposit for the work to be done yesterday is now two hours late from their supposed start time today.

Last minute update 10 AM – just called the tree removal company – they told me that they couldn’t get a crew in for the holiday so they’ve scheduled their people to come in tomorrow morning first thing. And for now they are getting somebody to come over with a tarp and throw it over everything for tonight. Rain rain go away and come again some other day…


Tuesday, 5 Falltring 2014

Just after midnight this morning a horking big tree fell on my house. The roof over the kitchen is mashed down from the impact, and the drywall in the kitchen is getting wet, and pieces of it are falling down.

More details to come…

Who Could Have Predicted?

Friday, 17 Sweltring 2014

That a bunch of Reich Wing Republicants would turn the suicide of a bipolar human being who happened to not completely and wholeheartedly embrace the conservative ethos into an excuse to punch the hippies once again; worse yet, he actually made some noise about it! In Public! (shudder) Hit him again!

From the (cough) dozens of us who have had to deal with the whole bipolar thing on a more or less constant basis for, you know, all of our lives – thanks so much for that, um, insightful analysis of how exactly liberalism is the root cause of all of our woes. Just another thing we have had to deal with on a more or less constant basis for, you know, all of our lives

…including some others who didn’t quite make it…

Ahem… besides making some noise about things non-teabagging conservatroid Republicant, this suicidal bipolar non-Republicant did some other things, too…

Interviewer: Nicky, how do you like being in America?

Nicky Lenin: Mmmph! Mmmph!
Mmmph! Mmmph! Mmmph! Mmmph! Mmmph!

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Quick Note To The Microsoft Corporation

Fryday, 27 Promise, 2014

When a computer geek for thirty plus years needs to ask where the off button is – and when that off button is not even on the main desktop screen of the desktop environment that is similar to those in the past – you have some serious design issues with the new design.

So – you can set up a Windows desktop in Windows 8 that kinda sorta behaves like the desktop environment that has been around for those thirty plus years while you stumble through relearning how to do everything in Windows 8 that you finally figured out in Windows 3.1 / 95 / 98 / Me / 2000 / XP / 7. But you have to switch back over to the new and improved (cough) ‘desktop’ to shut the frelling thing down.

In other news, the free open source OS Linux has a significant number of distributions (basically, different custom versions of the Operating System set up for specific types of system usage) available. A significant number of them are free, including Ubuntu which has a pretty good OS for desktops.

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Mid Year Updates

Fryday, Mid Year’s Eve, 2014

There is, as always, considerable clutter that needs to be shuffled about on these web pages, and I’ve been considering how to spruce the place up a bit. Bart has passed on; some of the other sites that I have linked to for aeons, internets-wise, have either ceased operations or gone static – this site (in its’ various incarnations) is old enough to have outlived a lot of initiatives and collective websites. A somewhat quiet life of late, but things have slowed down some for Your Humble Narrator. Employment opportunities have come in two flavors of late – slim and none – and I can’t see any improvement in that situation. I have tried to get a few initiatives of my own going over the years. It seems that there is no one interested in the benefits of the three day work week and having at least one personalized copy of The Midling Calendar hanging on their wall – at least, not so far in over ten years.

I’m also still waiting to hear from any celebrities extolling the wonders of the philosophical and religious principles of The Church of The Afternoon Nap and offering to donate $ome $upport for finding a place to host afternoon naps for the general community. I have been considering trying to put together something on Kickstarter, and I am particularly interested in pursuing official recognition of The Church of The Afternoon Nap as an official religion.

In the meantime, there could possibly be some alterations to the bloggy goodness to be found in the Links Zone, and I am considering starting a sub-zone for the dearly departed and/or combining a few of my own collaborative attempts into the mix. As you may also have noticed, there hasn’t been a lot of chatter around these parts about the latest dreck from the latest Republicant who is actually just another old Republicant (along with his rhymes with witchy Republicant carpetbagging daughter). Mainly because it’s over ten years years now that I still can’t believe that anyone pays any attention to the treasonous bile coming from the should-have-been impeached Vice pResident, or any Republicant, much less uses it anywhere near a rational discussion about the issues being discussed. If that frelling irony alert had not dissipated into the general atmosphere during the reign of The Illegally Installed Drunken Cokeheaded Deserter (During Wartime) it would have been barking like a Chihuahua on Cuervo* when former GeeWhatAnIdiot spokesweasel Dana Perino was yapping about missing emails, after treasonously and illegally** helping to cover up the ‘loss’ of emails about said old Republicant and some of his impeachable offenses while he was part of the Putsch regime. Also, too – if people are still paying attention to, much less even considering following the ‘advice’ of any Republicant (this especially includes any Democratic politicians who help them poison the atmosphere and kneecap the current president for almost six years now) should strongly consider telling them you’ve had enough of their crap and they need to start working with their fellow americans instead of hunting them down.

The general note of considerable cheer at The Funny Farm these days stems largely from the success of the Netherlands and Belgium in the World Cup so far, and the wonderfully entertaining and skillfully enacted games so far. It’s also time for strawberries and cream around these parts, as Wimbledon has begun once again. As we come up on the Mid Years days for 2014, I can only encourage you to try and find something in your own life experience to enjoy as you celebrate making it through the first half of the year.

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* – thanks to Bartcop for popularizing this phrase in this zone…

** – funny how Republicants can do things that they then impeach Democrats for. But I digress…