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captaintrolley

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  1. With regards to emailing 3-1-1... the above statement is also BS. Tomorrow it will be three days and haven't heard back. It sure does not make this City Department look good to provide such terrible service. There was a time when stuff like this was cause for disciplinary action.
  2. The branding and fleet numbers are visible.
  3. Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi passed away Sept 27, 2020 at the age of 40.
  4. It's supposed to look like graffiti. The sad thing is, it gives the message that graffiti is OK / acceptable and sadly this may encourage the real thing.
  5. Went out for supper at Three Vikings with some close friends. Three of us had the Whisky Bacon Burger. Photo from their FB page.
  6. Still can't sit down anywhere, benches are still cordoned off in many places. BUT, people can sit at arms length or closer on a bus... So how is being on a bus different from a park bench or a bench at a coffee shop??? Can't bring your own shopping cart into Loblaws, because (you know) there might be a covid on the wheels... but their own carts wander freely inside and outside, plus the bottoms of everyone's shoes... No wonder people aren't taking covid seriously when there is no logic to some of these 'covid responses / protocols'.
  7. So when one emails 3-1-1 in Edmonton, they get an automated response confirming they have received your email. In the body of that auto-reply is this paragraph [Hello, Thank you for taking the time to contact the City of Edmonton. We attempt to respond to all email questions/concerns within 24 hours; however, if your matter is urgent, please contact us 24 hours a day/7 days a week by dialing 311 if you reside inside Edmonton, 780-442-5311 if you reside outside of Edmonton or visit us online at www.edmonton.ca for information and self service options.] To save money, 3-1-1 has reduced their hours of operation from being a 24/7 service, to 0700-1900hrs, a 12 hour service. The reduction took place quite a while ago, so not very recent. A few times I have emailed them to correct their auto-reply. I guess having correct information is just not on their radar. Stuff like this does not instill any confidence in this CoE department. I have yet to have good service or correct information from them. As a matter of fact, several of my emails have gone totally unanswered. This is not acceptable, but not surprising either.
  8. Put my new fitted sheet on the mattress today. Really loving the color. Ocean Blue Marble. Bought it from https://www.bed-online.ca/
  9. I went to check my Telus account yesterday. Got to the home page, clicked on Log In and immediately got an error message about not being able to connect to the server. I cleared my cache, rebooted, did all the usual stuff, still the same error. So I phoned Telus to report it. Of course the agent always makes you feel like you are doing something incorrectly (I've been logging onto my Telus account using FireFox for the last 15 years or so). So after some more banter, he tells me that FireFox is not the best browser and that I should be using Chrome. Well, I just happen to have Chrome loaded, so typed in the www.telus.com/myaccount and clicked Log In. Got the SAME error message. So I told the rep, and he seemed utterly gobsmacked that the log in feature was not working on Chrome either. I told him he should just admit there is a problem with the Telus server. Anyhow, he submitted a ticket to get it checked out. There must've been other complaints because it was working a couple hours later. So then I checked my Telus account and to my amazement discovered that Pik TV had been mysteriously added to my account. I did NOT request this. So had to phone Telus (again) to get it removed. Then a rep from a different Telus department phones me back to confirm that I indeed want the Pik TV feature removed. I told him I did not request it in the first place, but he was adamant that I had requested it or it wouldn't be listed as one of my 'features'. I remained civil, but I was very specific when I told him I better not be getting any disconnection fee for this.. Today, the Pik TV feature is still on my account, but a mysterious credit of $2.33 also appeared on my account. I did not overpay my last bill.. WTF is going on with Telus anyhow.???
  10. Hot 'n' Spicy Chili with a buttered dinner roll for lunch.
  11. When someone had the bright idea to bring the Edmonton Trappers out of retirement in order to...
  12. My Blue Jay came to my Birdie Balcony Buffet for breakfast this morning !!! And this afternoon as I was tidying the balcony and topping up some of the tubs, my Red Breasted Nuthatch came right up to me. So pretty and tiny. Quick bugger though. Built for speed so he is.
  13. I think the retirees have it easier because most have a steady pension income and own their own house. So really they just have to worry about paying for groceries and utilities. And condo fees for those in condos. They don't have to factor in worrying about job loss, and can remain relatively isolated if need be. They are not worry-free, but relatively minor worries compared to those still in the workforce.
  14. They continue to churn out advertising about hybrids and how they will become ..
  15. Ordered a fitted bed sheet in Ocean Blue Marble from https://www.bed-online.ca/ It came today. Such a lovely color, and supporting a local Vancouver business too !!! And it is always heartwarming to know that your patronage is appreciated.
  16. Had a free coffee this morning at Dutch Delicious Bakery (Free Coffee on Mondays) and ordered a Grilled Cheese Sandwich (Sourdough bread, Chipotle mayonnaise, brie, and Gruyere cheese, Genoa salami, prosciutto, arugula, banana pepper rings and artichoke). Only had time to eat half the sandwich so I took the other half to go (I remembered to pack a sheet of tin foil with me). So I am having the 'other half' now, along with an Almond Pastry. (photo from Dutch Delicious website)
  17. No worries... I needed a good chuckle for today. Never thought to find it in THIS thread LOL.
  18. Peroghies with Chili. Also added a ripe tomato and sliced up a smokie sausage in there. A bit unorthodox, but tasty nonetheless,
  19. Low sodium nacho chips with refried beans and cheese sauce drizzle.
  20. Paid the Condo insurance. $373.00 only $58.00 more than last year. I was expecting a bigger increase. Still, it goes up and up every year. Four years ago I paid $169.00.
  21. Made a lovely Chicken Caesar Salad slicing a left over chicken tender from Northern Chicken and placing on top of Crisp Greens and Blue Kettle Asiago Caesar Dressing.
  22. Discovered that the orange-y visitor to my Birdie Balcony Buffet is a Red Breasted Nuthatch. Such a pretty little thing, I hope he sticks around for a while. Really don't get much variety here, mostly sparrows and magpies, with the occasional Blue Jay.
  23. Extra hot 'n' spicy chicken tenders and nacho baby potatoes from Northern Chicken.
  24. Got some take out from Northern Chicken. Apparently the kitchen screwed up on something and they had to redo my order. To compensate I got a free side dish and a free beer while I waited. Free is good.
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