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Aliantha 10-27-2014 05:33 AM

So sorry things turned out shitty for Dan, and the rest of you by association. What a shame his mother is not more sensible. :(

Griff 10-27-2014 06:55 AM

Sorry man.

DanaC 10-27-2014 06:57 AM

She sounds like a fucking nightmare to deal with. *hugs* sorry you're having to deal with this shit on top of everything else.

Griff 10-27-2014 06:58 AM

Maybe after a cooling off period you could revisit the agreement you have and get 8:30 and any other issues on paper.

classicman 10-27-2014 06:19 PM

Thats part of my plan. Shes not capable of dealing with him for an extended period of time. Heck, she can't keep herself straight for one either.

I'm having thoughts of:
1- Going for full custody.
2- Getting full guardianship. (control over financial, legal & medical decisions.

The money is an issue - It will cost thousands, take a heavy emotional toll & wreak havoc amongst the rest of us.
Playing the ostrich just isn't working for him, nor me anymore. I had to help him to bed last night. I haven't done that in over 3 years.
On top of that his attitude & demeanor have sucked all day today as expected.
He was even shitty to my mom who gave him a ride to work and tried to surprise him for lunch.

Griff 10-27-2014 07:36 PM

Good luck getting it done bro.

classicman 10-27-2014 08:16 PM


Carruthers 10-29-2014 11:42 AM

I‘ve never been much of a fan of the Direct Debit system of paying recurring bills as it seems, despite guarantees, to be open season on one’s bank account. Consequently I always paid my ISP monthly bill by credit card.

The company was taken over a few years ago and a 1.99/month surcharge immediately imposed on anyone paying by card, so my bill increased from 15.31 to 17.30 per month.
At the time I did consider going over to Direct Debit but the ISP was an outfit notorious for bungling customer billing and were never out of the complaint columns in the financial pages of the national press.

Fast forward to last month. In an effort to get some sort of return on my money, I opened a Current (checking) Account that paid interest.
Among the conditions were a minimum of two Direct Debits and a fee of 2.00 per month. It sounded a reasonable deal so I took the bull by the horns and converted my ISP bill to a DD.
2.00 fee minus 1.99 surcharge = net cost of 0.01 per month.

This morning an Email arrived from the ISP saying that my bill would be increased by 5.00 from December. As near as damn it by 33%!

And the moral of the story? You can’t win. You’re bloody fortunate if you break even.

xoxoxoBruce 10-29-2014 01:44 PM

So the ISP will be 22.30 GPB or about 36 USD. That's just internet? Wireless, wire(cable), or over phone lines? Is it fast or a lot of latency?

Carruthers 10-29-2014 02:06 PM

The ISP bill will be 20.31 ie 15.31 + 5.00 increase, the credit card surcharge no longer applying as I've gone over to Direct Debit..

It's just for internet access although, to be fair, I could get a better deal if we placed all the telecoms business with them.
I keep getting Emails offering all sorts of inducements to change to a bundle of services but I'm happy with things as they are.
As Dad has the phone line on contract from another outfit, it would probably be more trouble than it's worth to change.

I've just done a speed check and it comes in at 16.51mb/s over the phone line. I have to say that it's pretty reliable and outages are rare although it does slow down at peak times.

A fibre optic line passes the gate so I could take advantage of that but I suspect that it would be a bit pricey although blisteringly fast..

xoxoxoBruce 10-29-2014 05:18 PM

Sounds like they are at least wearing a condom, rather than the roughing up they do here. ;)

Gravdigr 12-13-2014 03:30 PM

God damn, I fucking hate glitter.

Gravdigr 12-13-2014 03:34 PM

Also, lost another Uncledigr. Took cancer to kill this one. He was a Marine the day he was born, and he was still a Marine the day he died.

Fuck cancer.


xoxoxoBruce 12-13-2014 03:39 PM

Ha ha ha, On my Christmas card this year I threatened anyone sending me a card with glitter, that I would hate them with body and soul, for at least 22 months. :haha:

Damnit Digr, don't slip in dead/dying friends or relatives while I'm posting. Sorry.

Gravdigr 12-13-2014 03:45 PM

Well, it pissed me off.

Also, I'm sneaky like that.

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