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Help. Ins. Adjuster problem.

House in my neighborhood burned down. In the process, house next door was damaged. Estimates go to about $27k. Insurance adjuster offered $7k.

This is in N.J.

Any thoughts?

Help with cat.

Have the bugger for 14 years. About two weeks ago, started "yowling" ... 2 a.m., 3 a.m., various times throughout the night. Stops around 7:00.

If I get up and pet her, she's ok for about an hour or two. She does not go in my room.

I don't believe it is pain because she does not continue this in daytime.

Thoughts?

Legal question. Friend paid $2K for a will. Lawyer screwed it up...

One grandson was listed twice and another was not listed at all. Her goal was to have all grand kids share equally.

She wants to cross off one of the duplicate names, write in the missing name, initial it and date it.

Is there any way this could work?

Would you buy a reburbished computer with a 3 year repair policy?

Seems like a good deal. They average about 40% below retail.

Ticks on a wild racoon.

Not quite a pet topic.

The racoon visits on a daily basis. Has 3 engorged ticks on her.

Any thoughts?

How do I know my adult kids are bored?

They're actually initiating phone calls, texting and emails to us...effects of lock-down.

C-19, casinos and smoking.

So. Dakota is scheduled to open casinos today. Other states will follow.

Human exhalation (people exhaust if you want) is the main source of C-19. The more forceful the exhale, the farther it carries virus and it transmits more virus.

Smoking results in a more forceful exhale than does natural breathing. Smokers in casinos will spread more virus than non-smokers.

Take this in consideration when you decide to visit a casino.

Abortion-Terry Schiavo: Life is precious

except when it costs Wall Street to save life.

For Republicans, the stench of hypocrisy is flowing out of their asses.

Armed assho-- protestors.

They are there because N.R.A. backed state legislatures passed laws that allow this bullshit.

If they try to pass laws to rescind open carry, they will be met with armed protests outside their homes. Their spouses, kids and relatives will be followed to stores, schools and Little League games. These thugs are now showing up, armed inside the legislative chambers.

It ain't gonna change until one of these thugs "accidentally" shoots someone at one of these rallies. Defense will be, I felt threatened an I was "standing my ground."

If I were in their shoes...

I am in good economic shape. I'm not rich or nuthin'. No boat to go to the Virgin Islands or mountain retreat to wait out the virus.... Hell. Maybe I could'a written the new, "Tales of the Decamaron"....

But I am not stressed. Mortgage is paid off. Coupl'a thousand of debt that I will pay off by July. Monthly S.S. and defined benefit pension keep me above water with 2k left at the end of the month.

Then I wonder. If this had happened 40 years ago, 2 kids, one in college and another gonna go, mortgage, property taxes and on and on... and suddenly furloughed, would I feel the same way I do about the protesters? Then, I would have been in deep shit.

Side thought. We paid off the mortgage in 2009, after the crash. I was worried about banks crashing, and would someone even be able to pay off a mortgage if the mortgage was sold to bank after bank...because bank after bank went belly-up. --- would we even have income?

So we paid off the mortgage. We would have been economically better off if we kept the money in Fidelity. Probably would be $300k richer than we are today. But we slept good in 2008. We sleep good now.


Still, I don't have resentment for the people who want restrictions lifted. Some of their methods of protest are assholic. But I understand and have some sympathy.
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