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Uru Hammer
Opening The Doors...
Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:16

I think that over Christmas break, I will renovate this place a little and reopen it.

Posting may not zip by with the speed seen on some other boards, but this place is what it is.

I've kept it dressed in blacks and grays for one who is no longer with us. She was a big inspiration for launching this board, and I remember her fondly. However, I am sure she would disapprove of too much mourning and solemnity - so in a little bit, I'll colorize and see what I can do about post history.

Time to start fresh.


    • Looking forward to it, Uru. Smartin, Thu Dec 30 18:06
      All the best!
    • Good deal, Hammergreenman, Sat Dec 25 19:12
      The somber tone was appreciated, but I think this site deserves another chance...despite my occasional criticisms in the past. Oh, and Merry Xmas...:)
    • Glad to hear it... (0;Siã☀©◔̯◔, Sat Dec 18 01:20
      How's the repairs on your home going?
      • Initial Flurry Of Activity...Uru Hammer, Mon Dec 20 10:59
        ...followed by settling in and waiting. ;) We are still trying to get the smoke smell out of the house. That is not going as well as we had hoped. I really REALLY hope that the cleaning crew does not ... more
        • Have you spoken with firemen about it?Siã☀©, Wed Dec 22 01:12
          They might know... A little trick to get rid of anything that smells offensive... WHITE VINEGAR in an open bowl set in the room will grab the odors so that you can't smell it...
          • We Have A Professional Clean Up Crew...Uru Hammer, Thu Dec 23 10:44
            ...handling everything from repairing the structural damage to the house all the way down to washing the clothes to get the smell out. :-) They gave us options on removing the smokey smell. One was... more
    • glad to hear itquentin, Fri Dec 17 23:31
      i may be stopping by every now and then.
    • I'm glad youare keeping the board open ...Mondo Fuego™, Fri Dec 17 12:51
      ... it is a nice quiet place to escape to once in a while.
      • PS ...Mondo Fuego™, Fri Dec 17 13:01
        ... who was the lady that inspired you to start the board? Do we know her?
        • Lurker...Uru Hammer, Fri Dec 17 15:45
          Indeed, you do know her. Uru
          • I ...Mondo Fuego™, Fri Dec 17 16:56
            ... loved Lurker (Mav), and I miss her dearly.
          • Sure do miss her.Poppet, Fri Dec 17 16:23
            Had some great conversations with Lurker...
    • Good to hear.Poppet, Fri Dec 17 11:12
      And who cares if there's a lot of traffic? Quality trumps quantity, at least when the quantity has so little quality. Er...if that mess of a sentence makes sense. Higher traffic boards can be a lot... more
      • TrueOldCM, Fri Dec 17 12:16
        We had a lot of trolls and goons back on MSNBC's R&E, as I recall.
        • Indeed we did.Poppet, Fri Dec 17 16:27
          Some of the worst (frank, bauer, et al) are still going strong, too... =\ It kind of amazes me that I'm still involved in this loose meta-community. I'm not one for long term participation in (most)... more
          • when you posted as "Apriori" and signed inside as "Sara"... I was always impressed with your quick wit, insights and knowledge (and still am :-) Back then, you were so "calm & collected" using... more
            • Oh, I'm not saying that a good chunk of the vitriol wasn't real. It was. But not nearly as much of it as the "claws out" persona I was displaying for a couple of years would make one believe. There... more
              • (-; Thanks for explaining... that makes senseSiã☀©, Wed Dec 22 01:23
                and I agree... For me it was a similar kind of thing... Being pig~piled by folks who believed lies about me and who would not entertain the idea that it was not me who was lying, but their friends... more
          • True enough.OldCM, Fri Dec 17 16:45
            Especially about fank and Bauer. As for the involvement thingy, well, I've been with my partner for 19 years. So I guess I'm kind of committed -- to him, that is. :)
            • But that's unpossible!Poppet, Fri Dec 17 17:06
              "Those people" never have relationships that last... /rolleyes Hearty congratulations to you two! It's hard enough for anyone to stick it out through thick and thin, but when a big (if happily... more
    • By the way ...OldCM, Fri Dec 17 10:33
      ... how are the repairs on your house coming along? Don't know about you, but black background and white areas with black print are pretty easy on these old eyes. :)
      • Things Are Going Well...Uru Hammer, Fri Dec 17 10:39
        The cleanup crew has been and gone, and DAMN... what a difference. I would hire those people to clean single rooms at a time. They were phenomenal. Everything is out and boxed up. There is a box of... more
        • That's great!OldCM, Fri Dec 17 10:45
          Both the cleanup story and the colorization thingy. :)
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