Chit Chat Thread For The Week Of September 28, 2015

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not GPS related.

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

~Angela

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Windmill post.

Windmill post.

Will there

LennyD51 wrote:

Just getting back from Yellowstone. The lunar eclipse next to Old Faithful was absolutely magnificent!

Be film at 11? razz

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Never argue with a pig. It makes you look foolish and it anoys the hell out of the pig!

Good morning.

Good morning.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Hump Day

Happy hump day, all. [insert camel here]

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold

Last day of September....

End of the month.. Pay day tomorrow! grin

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getround - Nuvi 750 - Nuvi 3597LMTHD

good week

to y'all!

late

late this week, got a reminder on monday but too busy to deal with it.

happy hump day everyone! smile

Good evening everyone

Good evening everyone

Finally the weather is

Finally the weather is cooling off!

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Roleplaying Canuck Gamer with: Nuvi 760 & 2595 LMT (Map Ver.: 2019.30) 2012 RAM 1500 4x4 Big Horn Quad

Hello all, go Broncos!

Hello all, go Broncos!

over the hump - finally

over the hump - finally

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

Good morning on this rainy

Good morning on this rainy day.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Good morning October

Sigh; No rain here.

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nuvi 1390 LT, nuvi 1450 LMT, Vista, Win 10

Hurricane is coming!

Hurricane is coming!

Have a

great week everyone, stay safe!

Norm

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Garmin Nuvi 650, Garmin eTrexLegend, Magellan 360

Oct. Arrives ...

Start of fall - at least for me.

Wind

Mill

To get slammed or not to get slammed...

That is the question.

Try and stay dry everyone! Joaquin is contemplating our fate.

- Phil

Howdy all.

Howdy all.

Officially Over The Hump

Thursday here we come

Where does the week go....

Where does the week go....

Be Safe

THe weekend is almose here be Safe

Rain

Its going to be a rainy weekend!

Stay safe East Coast!

Stay safe East Coast!

Wishing a good day

to everybody!

Venting against Mayflower

I retired and moved from Chicagoland to Mountains of NC in July.

Delivery of IL Furniture took 2 days due to mountain roads, not amount of furniture.

End of day One, we discovered that 1 of 2 1970-1980 French bicycles that I recently restored ("Don't worry, we'll take good care of them") arrived with it's front derailleur badly bent. While I awaited the 2nd day's delivery, I was very concerned that no-one would be able to repair or replace this damage as: This bike has high sentimental value, and the French (1980 Peugeot U09) bike's frame is different diameter compared to today's bikes. The model derailleur was only made for 3-4 years in 1970-1980's, and the French company, Simplex went belly up in late 80's or early 90's.

Knowing this, and fact that I had time on my hands, and that I had 6 months prior completely restored the bike with all new bearings, etc., I removed the damaged hardware, and in about 8 hours time, straightened, re-installed, and re-aligned the derailleur until it was like new....

The end of the next day's remaining furniture delivery came with the realization that a lamp is missing (put on truck in IL, Not on truck in NC), Wife's jewelry stand is destroyed, and a Tektronix shop cart wheel is missing, though the $3K Oscilloscope is OK. I went to Wall Mart and got replacement wheels for ~$9 (I you know Tektronix parts pricing, it would have been Pricey!).

I alerted Mayflower to the Missing Lamp (And provided a picture) and mentioned the damage to the Jewelry Stand, Bike, and Scope Cart. At first they only wanted to hear about missing lamp, which had a paper trail of being loaded in IL, and documented Missing in NC. But I was scolded me about the work I did on scope cart and bike...

2 months later I was contacted and informed that the lamp could not be found, and I must put a claim in on it. "What about the damaged Jewelry Stand, Bike, and Scope Cart?" "Submit a claim"

So I did.... and I waited a couple weeks, and they never replied to me. So I contacted them and asked if they had any questions.

This is when the hard nosed approach started:

They (Mayflower) already made their decision and cut a check.
There was no questions to me.
Though the bike and the Scope Cart were both repaired by me, they decided to allow $10 for the Wall Mart Parts, but NOTHING for the damage to the 1980 French Bike.
Since I had called them prior to receiving the letter about this... I of course disputed this with them, and went to Bike Shop #1, who said that the bike would have been a write off due to age and in-ability to get that part for the odd sized French Frame (New parts wouldn't fit)... Shop #1 said bike's worth on write off: $300.
I reported this to Mayflower Claims.... Fell on Deaf Ears.
I took bike to Shop #2, and 'got lucky'... This older gentleman as also restored a 1980's French Peugeot (Much Higher Model). He showed it to me, beautiful! He stated that my repair was 100% successful, though he would have used new parts ($35 Parts $25 alignment), and offered to go to bat for me with Mayflower...

Mayflower then told me that their decision was final, and they would not contact or abide by either bike shop's evaluation... and if I didn't like it, I could dispute their decision with their industry review board, as long as I didn't cash the check they were sending....

I called the "Review Board" Left voicemail.... No one ever called me back.......

YES, FOLKS, I'm Venting!!! If you feel it is necessary, go ahead and delete this post......

The one saving grace is that Bike Shop #2 indicated that the work I did was 100% Successful.... The bike works... No metal fatigue is indicated in the repair or alignment....

I cashed the check.... Thanks for letting me Vent!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

week

This week is almost over...

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FJM

Hello

Happy Weekend everyone's be safe

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Gattina11

Friday

Finally Friday....

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Nuvi 750

Yay

Friday, have a good weekend everyone

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Garmin Nuvi 2597lmt

T.G.I.F.

Almost time to go home

Mayflower moving company rant

JanJ wrote:

...

Mayflower then told me that their decision was final, and they would not contact or abide by either bike shop's evaluation... and if I didn't like it, I could dispute their decision with their industry review board, as long as I didn't cash the check they were sending....

I called the "Review Board" Left voicemail.... No one ever called me back.......

YES, FOLKS, I'm Venting!!! If you feel it is necessary, go ahead and delete this post......

The one saving grace is that Bike Shop #2 indicated that the work I did was 100% Successful.... The bike works... No metal fatigue is indicated in the repair or alignment....

I cashed the check.... Thanks for letting me Vent!

I appreciate you sharing your experience. Consider posting it on Angie's List for Chicago. (You don't have to be a member to post a review.) And maybe Yelp, though I'll warn you, if you've never posted a review on Yelp, they will treat your first review as a throwaway (figuring you had a hidden agenda, like working for a competing moving company). Yelp usually puts a member's first review in a hidden area, so if you want your Mayflower moving company review to be seen, review a couple of other businesses positively first.. like a couple of restaurants which already have lots of Yelp reviews back in Chicago, so you won't care if they don't take those seriously. Then post the Mayflower one a few days later.

Welcome to NC!

/fellow Chicago-area refugee... though we wanted warmer conditions and picked the opposite side of the state!

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JMoo On

Hi

Rainy days in New Jersey

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nuvi 2460LMT

Gorgeous weather in California.

I love the autumn.

Windmill

Need to update my windmill. been busy for a few weeks.

cheese

cheese

hey

hope everyone has a great weekend!

Happy Friday

Have a safe and pleasent weekend everyone.

Have a good weekend everyone

Have a good weekend every one

Have a very nice weekend

Have a very nice weekend

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Ginpi

good morning

good morning

Checking in.

Checking in.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

ahh

a nice quiet rainy day woke up at 2 am couldn't sleep watched the animals in the gazebo for a while a couple of possums and cats ate all the cats food that was left over, caught some old movies on tv might go to Walmart get some shopping done at this hour there wont be any crowds lol

... and Cold

easygoin wrote:

Its going to be a rainy weekend!

and cold too.

AUSTIN CITY LIMIT

ACL going on this week-end.

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3790LMT; 2595LMT; 3590LMT, 60LMTHD

Go Cubs

Go Cubs

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Go Blackhawks

Jets...

Combat ready fighters streaking across the sky in formation. I'm glad they're ours! It's the 10th Annual Air Show at Mather Field here in Sacramento. Great weather for it.

Enjoy the rest of your week end, be safe, and please, take care of each other.

Hello

Checking in.

Good morning.

Good morning.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Good Sunday Morning

Rain showers & drizzle this morning. At least it's not like S.C. has been getting.

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Tampa, FL - Garmin nüvi 660 (Software Ver 4.90), 2019.30 CN NA NT maps | Magellan Meridian Gold
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