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  1. Anyone here from Calgary - Canada area? Need some advise.

    1. Miss Mouse

      Miss Mouse

      I have a very good friend in Calgary I can ask her Greg ..... I’m going for a visit also in February .its -10 C right now in Calgary 😨

    2. Sylv


      My niece and her husband live there. I would be happy to pass on any questions. 

  2. Congratulations dear brother! (:P)....:hugs:

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    2. Tortuga
    3. Tortuga


      I still get to throw peanuts from the gallery, except now I have to clean up the shells..:popcorn:

    4. rlyem


      I thought you were a regular pioneer now, maybe someday :)

  3. Very hot here Down Under: Towns along the Murray River will face the most intense weather on Wednesday: Mildura, Echuca, Swan Hill and Wodonga are all expected to reach +46C degrees.

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    2. hatcheckgirl



      The Bom is forecasting purple and red everywhere because the front has stalled!  Ours starts Friday with 40C on Sunday 😟

    3. Gregexplore


      We are "cooking" here in Melbourne ..soon I'll be able to bake donuts without oven LOL

      Do I see Oak Valley +49C.... :scared:

    4. Vinnie


      Wow, talk about cooking with solar  fire.  I still cannot imagine that kind of heat. I like it warm but that's too much over the top.  It was -15C here yesterday if that makes you feel any cooler.


      I'll send you some ice cubes. Don't  have to tell you friends to stay out of the sun eh?  X(   You'll be roasted.



  4. OK..we had a cheese and wine part.. plenty cheese and wine left, so we had another cheese and party again, many brought cheese and wine, so we have cheese and wine for another 2 parities ....I have to laugh ...feels like oil that never ends...Will I ever run out of cheese and wine?

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    2. Gregexplore


      I went to the Post Office and nobody knows about NZ whereabouts...  I think I saw something like NZ on google maps once, but that was before recent software updates...LOL

      Where are you located exactly? LOL :lol1:

    3. Vinnie


      That looks amazingly tantalizing. 


      Can I suggest an international  cheese and wine party in the new system and all of Australia can be your backyard. Just a small party with a few million friends. :thumbsup:


      I've always wanted a reason to visit Auz

    4. Stormswift


      Aussie keeps sitting on us .. you lot gotta lose weight less cheese and donuts.

  5. +42C in Melbourne today ..some country towns reached +45-46C

    Tasmania already has bushfires

    It's going to be an interesting summer.

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    2. hatcheckgirl


      That is sweltering hot!!! :(

    3. Vinnie


      On the hottest days here it gets to around 32 or 34 . And that  it difficult to deal with. I cannot imagine it being very livable at 42.  What do you friends do to manage through it?

    4. Krusso


      I wish I was there...

  6. I am chairman today and using Benefit From TMS Education book for the last time ...bit sad, but we are moving so fast with the chariot! (I am bit attached to the book, due to the history of my past assignments- it was a good companion)

    1. Alan




      I did our last meeting on Tuesday.. should have been Thursday but we have the CO visit and it is always on a Tuesday.


      We had three step ins out of four items! It's nice to have had the freedom to counsel on what you like  (:P) rather than what was scheduled.


      I really like this Benefit book.. as other have said it is not deleted.. It can still be used in certain circumstances where the new brochure is not expansive on points you want to make.. in private.


      How did it go Greg?


  7. Thank you for the sense of humor that you bring in to this forum! (:P)

    1. rocket


      I'll second that, he's a ham masquerading as a turtle. 

    2. carlos


      And not just the humor, the deep serious thoughts as well.

  8. Watchtower today: Satan is trying to weaken congregations by ATTACKING families..and I can see this clearly in my own case.

    1. Vinnie


      He's been trying to destroy families over here for a long time. :(

      Hang in there and keep it together.  :)



    2. Stormswift


      At least you recognize it ... you can arm yourselves, it's the attacks that blindside you that does a lot of damage. Always with you my aussie friends ... from your sister over the ditch.

  9. Something went wrong!

    I can see recent topics from last week ..new ones disappeared.

    1. carlos


      Maybe you entered a wormhole and traveled back in time. :lol:

  10. What? Already December 2018? I remember this year just starting...time goes so fast...

    1. GeordieGirl


      It's crazy.  When I was young it took forever to get through a year but now even young people are noticing how fast time is going. 

  11. Does your chairman use expression addressing students on the school..? You are working on...

  12. If someone is into photography then Topaz Labs has great sale (Black Friday) right now. I especially recommend DeNoise - eliminates "noise" from the photos wonderfully - I am not associated with the company.https://topazlabs.com/

    1. Mykyl


      Bought them a few years ago. Free updates ever since. I have since gone back to pc and my photoshop license is for mac so I cant use them any more. Very good tools.

  13. California friends..are you OK? Fires are devastating the state.


    1. bagwell1987


      I understand the President is set to talk to the firefighters, today if memory serves. So much land Federally owned. Would like to see more in public hands. Same is true in Oregon and Washington. Forest management, reforestation and harvesting would go a long way to alleviating the issue.

    2. Miss Bea

      Miss Bea

      We, as humans, if given a choice would live by the sea, a forest, etc. We have a love for what Jehovah has given. Trouble is, there are dangers here. Fire or water. Just the way it is. We live rural. And, we try to remember as wildlife aggriviates us, they were here first. There is no balance today. Only Jehovah’s Kingdom can give us that balance.

      I’m Indian. In times past, the area we lived was burned on a regular basis. Those times are gone. We can be upset, or just do the best we can, under the circumstances. It is beyond our control. 

      Right now, cold, dry days. It was 36 degrees when I went out in service Wednesday. Frosty, but so dry, no frost. Just cold. We are looking at drought conditions. I’ve never seen it be cold, and so dry, no frost was formed. It was the same at the assembly. Dry, and not a speck of dew on the windows. Like summer. In November.

    3. Gregexplore


      Miss Bea, I have read many books about native Indian residents of America

      My favorite past time was "Red Skin General" never translated into English.

      Story of Tecumseh, loved other ones as well. 

  14. Loving your Gems posts! Thank you :wave:

    1. Cort24


      Thank you, but I couldn't do it with our Jehovah help and his organization.  

  15. Have you felt 6.2 earthquake? Northern Island- NZ

    Any news...? Brothers ok?

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    2. RichardPNZ


      Also fine for the size of the quake it was not so bad due to the depth.

    3. hatcheckgirl


      All our cuz'z are accounted for :ecstatic:🤣

    4. Gregexplore


      Lucy..they are shaken but not forgotten ...(:P)

  16. How to create group SMS on Samsung 9plus?

    When I create group I can't add contacts ....loosing my mind.

    1. Gregexplore
    2. Stormswift


      You talking to yourself?

    3. Gregexplore


      yep... couldn't remove the post after finding solution...donut diet not good! :coffee:

  17. Cool avatar... although spinning donut would be just epitome of happiness for me  LOL :lol2:

    1. Santiago2020


      I am glad its spinning again


  18. How do you mount your GPS in a car 🚘   (not phone) so it does not fall off from the screen etc .. my suction grip is failing despite being newish.. ideas?

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    2. Gregexplore


      Tortuga I tried melted sugar glaze from donuts ... did not work :lol1:

    3. Stormswift


      I bought my Tom a TomTom (go figure) and it sticks on the windscreen very well ... it's quite sturdy. 

    4. Old


      Windshield mounts are illegal in states like California. Dash mounts tend to be oversize and don't hold tight to most finishes on the cowl. 

      I solved it by cutting down and throwing away most of the articulated arm. I used JB Weld to fix the pieces to the angle I wanted. My GPS sit a 1/4 inch above the base. I used the original suction cup, but bought a stick, non-stickpad. It looks like this one and works very well:



  19. My iPad air battery drains overnight while on standby, very annoying. :wall:


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    2. Dismal_Bliss


      How old is it? The battery life diminishes over time, and all the faster if you have a habit of leaving it on the charger when it's at 100% - at least so I've heard.

    3. Gregexplore


      Its only 13 months old... I have reset everything .. reduced footprint ..we'll see how I go... thanks for all suggestions!

    4. Gregexplore


      Now I am experiencing opposite... using iPad for 2 hours and battery is stuck on 41% for the whole time .... 🤷🏼‍♂️ LOL 

  20. The most dangerous game to play: 

    Closing your eyes momentarily in the morning after shutting off  your alarm ... LOL :)


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    2. Tortuga


      My bladder has it's own alarm clock...:(

    3. rocket


      @ Tortuga  Getting old is so much fun!

    4. cerebral ecstasy

      cerebral ecstasy

      Russian roulette!!!!  LOL  I am not allowed to shut my alarm off, I can and will go back to sleep.  In fact, I do some of my best sleeping in the morning during that time.  :uhhuh:

  21. Thank you for daily text posts here..:thumbsup:

  22. Tortuga... and this is the moment when I thought you can't get any cooler and you come up with this new avatar! LOL :lol1:

    1. Tortuga


      You like the green hair?


    2. Gregexplore


      Where do u get your haircut?

      At Gremlins R US? LOL

    3. hatcheckgirl


      That's the best turtle look ever!  Love the algae 🤣

  23. I have problems uploading simple jpg 1.1mb file to ..post a picture. Yesterday had difficulties as well.

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    2. carlos


      Greg, 1 MB is probably too big for the forums. Make it smaller. 200-300 KB is good.


      You can send it to me at carlos@jwtalk.net if you wish and I will make it smaller for you.

    3. Gregexplore


      But it says we can upload up to 10mb file? 

      Was the limit reduced after increasing? 

      Thanks Carlos I know how to reduce the size of the picture ..appreciated.

    4. Gregexplore


      It says... Drag files here to attach, or choose files...
      Max total size 9.77MB

  24. A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work ..that's how I feel! :)

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    2. Gregexplore


      Lucy, we went to Poland, Italy, Greece, Croatia and Montenegro. 

      The holiday was good but we need to catch up on sleep! LOL

    3. bagwell1987


      Ummm sleep, not over rated.

    4. bagwell1987


      I love your matching shirts, MH resists looking alike!😁

  25. Guri..I met wonderful brothers and sisters on Carts in Warsaw (they were from Georgia)


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