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Old 10-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #21316
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In this case I used Sandisk Rescue Pro 3.0, but there is a newer version available. Easy to use, and works very well. Just point it at the drive and let it do its thing. Then just save what it finds to where ever you chose.


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Thanks, Stitch. I just ordered a disk. Nice to have something like this before it's needed.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:28 PM   #21317
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Thanks, Stitch. I just ordered a disk. Nice to have something like this before it's needed.
It really is. This is only the second time in 10 years that I've needed to use it, but both times would have been a disaster without it!


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So, I quite like the idea of made to measure shirts, and am lucky enough to be able to afford them (online) at the moment.

I got Mrs Bilbo and the kids to measure me and input the measurements online. At that point, I got a dialogue box saying, more or less, "Are you really that weird shape?". We remeasured, and, yes, I am a weird shape apparently. I wouldn't mind, but I don't think I'm that unusual - shorter and heavier than the norm, yes, but not weird
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #21319
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So, I quite like the idea of made to measure shirts, and am lucky enough to be able to afford them (online) at the moment.

I got Mrs Bilbo and the kids to measure me and input the measurements online. At that point, I got a dialogue box saying, more or less, "Are you really that weird shape?". We remeasured, and, yes, I am a weird shape apparently. I wouldn't mind, but I don't think I'm that unusual - shorter and heavier than the norm, yes, but not weird
I always had to have my dress shirts made to order. Otherwise, if I bought a shirt that had a collar I could close for a tie, the sleeves hung down past my fingers and the waist had enough extra material for two people to fit inside. Open neck Sport shirts were no problem. But when I moved to Thailand I found a little tailor who worked out of a back alley garage with a foot-pedal sewing machine, who charged me 200 Baht to make a shirt if I brought the cloth. I'd buy the material, bring it to him, and he'd have the shirt ready in two days. At Thai prices, total cost was about $10 a shirt, custom made, so these days all my summer shirts come from his workshop!


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Old 10-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #21320
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It's ugly! No other word for it. Ugly. Today was a bright sunny, breezy day so everybody hung their bedding over their verandas. Building after building, house after house, and thousands of futons hanging over thousands of verandas. Ugly.

I guess different cultures see with different eyes. Where I grew up, people didn't hang their laundry on their balconies. Here, it's the norm. Yes, they do sell washer/driers, but most people prefer to dry their laundry on poles (not clotheslines) across their verandas. But bedding always goes over the veranda railings, never on the poles.
Ugly.


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Old 10-25-2012, 11:23 AM   #21321
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It's ugly! No other word for it. Ugly. Today was a bright sunny, breezy day so everybody hung their bedding over their verandas. Building after building, house after house, and thousands of futons hanging over thousands of verandas. Ugly.

I guess different cultures see with different eyes. Where I grew up, people didn't hang their laundry on their balconies. Here, it's the norm. Yes, they do sell washer/driers, but most people prefer to dry their laundry on poles (not clotheslines) across their verandas. But bedding always goes over the veranda railings, never on the poles.
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Shhhhhhh! I've almost got my wife trained to look on the floor behind the bedroom door for my dirty clothes when she washes!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:26 AM   #21322
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #21323
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:35 AM   #21324
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #21325
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Shhhhhhh! I've almost got my wife trained to look on the floor behind the bedroom door for my dirty clothes when she washes!
That never worked on me. I just didn't wash anything that wasn't in the laundry basket. A few weeks of dirty clothes not being washed, that were not in the basket, solved the problem.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:35 PM   #21326
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:41 PM   #21327
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Actually, today I washed my own clothes while the wife was at work. They're in the dryer now.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:44 PM   #21328
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Since my wife started work at the weekends, late shift, I now wash, dry and iron our clothes. Aren't I a good boy?
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Actually, today I washed my own clothes while the wife was at work. They're in the dryer now.
We are witnessing the start of a new life-long habit.
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I agree with ProfCrash, "Yes, you are."
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