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    I just found out my traffic is way down and my bills are due. but, I got some good news.



    I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico.

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    Continued Success,

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    Well, the engine on my van suddenly died & needs to be replaced.

    But the good news is I just saved a ton of money by dropping my Geico insurance.

    Love my bicycle!

    Wayne

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    well, my jeep caught fire and will cost me an arm and a leg to fix.

    But the good news is I have a great mountain bike

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    I just found out my traffic is on idle.......

    Maybe everybody is watching that Geico commercial on where that Gecko is parking his car on the reserved spot or the one where he is dancing with the lady.


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    Well we have only one car with air conditioning and hubby takes that to work, and I can't figure out how to get his un-air conditioned 14 year old Nissan in gear, but it's okay coz...

    I almost never leave the house!

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    My heart goes out to you Rhea - been there - done that. I hope you never have an emergency.

    Good luck.

    Fred

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    I just lost over a thousand fish in my fish pond! I screwed-up big time trying to clean it yesterday.

    But the good news is....

    I'll have to get back to you on that one.

    John

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    Geeze Fred, I hadn't thought about what I'd do in an emergency before. :gulp:

    But I have gotten his car in gear in the past when I absolutely had to, so I suppose in an emergency I'd be highly motivated. The darn car isn't worth repairing (it's also tricky to turn the key in the ignition) but it still runs like a champ so we have no excuse to buy a new car. We're both kind of curious to see how long it remains road-worthy.

    Hey John, sorry about your fish. What did you do?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by guam:
    I just lost over a thousand fish in my fish pond! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    That stinks.
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    ROFL!

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    Some years ago I built a fish pond on our property - pretty big - about 5,000 gallons or more. Anyway, I hadn't cleaned it for about a year and decided to do so day before yesterday. I drained it (fully cemented) down to about 50 gallons, scooped out as many fish as I could; but, because of the sludge at the bottom I couldn't do any more to help. It started getting dark, so I quickly refilled the pond with our garden hose.... some hours later I dumped the captured fish back into the pond. Tired as hell, I showered and went to bed. Woke in the morning and virtually every fish I had was floating belly-up. It was a horrible sight - spent much of the day cleaning out dead fish more dying through-out the night. The stupid thing is I should have waited 24-48 hours before putting any fish back. I know that! I totally know that!!! - but for some reason it didn't even cross my mind. Why? Age?

    I really feel like a murderer. Really mad at myself!

    So, a lesson to everyone - ensure you wait at least 24 hours before placing your fish into chlorinated tap water.

    John

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    Guam,

    Next time keep a bottle of de-chlorinizer (SP?) at hand. A few drops and it good to go.

    MURDER

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>
    I really feel like a murderer. Really mad at myself!
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    The bad news: Since you're not a fishermen and they die, you commited a Fishicide


    The good news: If you eat some of those dead fish today, you will be out on probation

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    SandraR: Great idea; but, with my pond - I'd need a case of the stuff. LOL

    John

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    Guam,

    You do not need as much as you think, its only 4 drops per gallon to decolorize!

    You can buy the stuff by the gallon for about $8.00 a gallon!

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    Really? I've never seen it on island by the gallon. We only have One (1) pet store over here. Not sure if I can special order larger quantities via the net or not - most merchants do not ship to Guam (most people don't even know where, who or what we are). But, it is certainly worth looking into for the future.

    John

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    Around here (Southern California) the water company puts Chloramine into the water. It's worse than Chlorine, and won't dissipate in a few days -- it takes weeks to go away.

    I did the same kind of thing Guam did, about three weeks ago. I drained and cleaned out out my 1300-gallon pond, then refilled it and put the fish back in too soon.

    I got some Chloramine-deactivator at the local pet shop, and that worked. It's called "Ammo Lock" -- it "locks up" the ammonia in the chloramine into a harmless form. It came too late for most of the fish, though.

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