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Old 01-05-2019, 01:05 AM
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(I still miss the old Lifelong Learning College.)
I miss the old LLC too.

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Old 01-05-2019, 07:26 AM
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P.S. I always enjoy your posts; they make me laugh.
Ditto.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:23 PM
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I recommend both the screening and the gutters. Well worth the investment. The screens do allow for ventilation but also keep the ceiling of your front porch free of bugs.
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Old 05-09-2019, 04:19 PM
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Beware the clever and sneaky water system salespeople! They will phone and mail solicitations under all sorts of fake identities, but when you question and press, they'll finally fess up to being water system sales. And they are relentless in their persistence. My father recently bought a house and he has been bombarded for two months now, despite repeatedly telling the phone soliciters 'No thanks', and throwing away the mail disguised as all sorts of government and official looking important papers. Geez, what an irritating group they are!
We moved in in February and were bombarded with water and bug guys
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:19 PM
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Yes... I think I'm getting the "deep clean" scam too (not in Villages; "up north") Don't know what to do except challenge them on it -- "I brush and floss twice a day? Why to I need a deep clean?"
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Old 05-12-2019, 05:45 PM
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Yes... I think I'm getting the "deep clean" scam too (not in Villages; "up north") Don't know what to do except challenge them on it -- "I brush and floss twice a day? Why to I need a deep clean?"
We get the chimney cleaners. The other day we had the termite control guy but we think it might've actually been a burglary operation, because the Stanley Steamer truck was behind our house, parked on the side of the back driveway that leads to the Senior Housing (our house's driveway is off this back drive to the Housing property, we have a right of way).

I've never seen the steamer guys even on the property, let alone parked out directly behind our fence.

We told the guy if he didn't get off our property we'd call the police. He got lost quick enough.
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Old 06-10-2019, 01:05 PM
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In addition I suggest a thumb drive with you at all times.
Last time we moved our doctor sugested we get a thumb drive that had a medic-alert symbol on it and add it to our keys. If something happens when traveling you have all right at hand and emts look for medic alets.
We scanned in the medical files and had a file titled emergency overview at the top listing meds alergies pre existing conditions etc. When my husband had a cardiac problem the nurse took the drive plugged it into the computer and transfered the whole lot into a file with his name on it. No waiting for a link to the files from the doctor etc. Some doctors nurses will set the drive up for you for a fee. But there are two types one that is just a blank thumb with medical markings and the other has software with questions to answer included.

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This is the best information ever. Thank you for sharing. You may have saved a life🦄
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:08 AM
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what an excellent idea. As a former nurse, I can totally see the value in this
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Old 06-19-2019, 04:32 PM
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We are moving in soon and looking home and health insurance. Any suggestions would be so helpful. Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:33 AM
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Do not buy into getting your landscape done right away. Almost all of the landscapers that go into the new sections of The Villages are selling "wow effect" plants that may be diseased or stressed. Go with landscapers that are established. Take the time to drive around in the older sections of The Villages and take a look at how mature plants grow before planting. Those beautiful ornamental grasses look great, but keep them at a distance. They can attract rodents and snakes. A lot of the palm trees are not really suited for this area, and they can be very messy and require a lot of care. Drive around outside of The Villages too! Take photos of what appeals to you!
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Hello from Kingston Pa. Here for the month of Dec. looking to buy and relocate here
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Also some good advice---when you lose a lobster on a sports bet, PAY UP!!!!! (yes, 5 yd penalty for cross-threading)
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Old 12-17-2019, 07:30 PM
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Who is bring these info cards around?
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Old 12-20-2019, 09:05 AM
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Before purchasing look at the recreation news every Thursday. see what clubs you will be joining and determine how far away you are willing to travel day and night to get to them. No 1 reason we moved in was for all the clubs and activities, so dont move to far from what u plan on participating in regularly
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