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Amazon kind of creeped me out

I ordered a Kindle Paperwhite from Amazon several days ago. It's been really nice, better than I expected. Normally I'm sort of "old school" with reading. I like the feel of holding the book and curling up and reading. Local libraries have been closed for months and I was getting really frustrated. My sister suggested the Kindle Reader for the computer, which I liked. But...can't curl up somewhere with the computer and read. Kinda awkward.

So I thought, hey I got a stimulus check from the US Govt. $1200.00 in my checking account whispering "speeennnddd mmmmeeee". Being cheap as all hell I put most of it into my savings but decided to splurge on an early birthday present and got a Kindle so I can curl up and read anywhere. Yay!

The part that was a bit strange was that there was a photograph of the delivery when I checked my Amazon account. I suppose there must be some purpose (security?) but it was weird.

Now everyone can see how irresponsible I am. The house was painted about six years ago, but along the foundation looks really iffy. And what's the deal with not trimming back the azalea bush? Shock

Maybe Jeff Bezos will see this pathetic example of home ownership and buy me a new house.

What!!
It could happen...maybe.

Tongue

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Kathy if Jeff gets you a new house let me know. The photograph is something Amazon does when it is delivered by an Amazon Contractor. Most of the things I get from Amazon come via the United States Post Office. The last package I got that was delivered by Amazon, I am glad I got a picture. They delivered it to the right apartment complex but wrong building. So I followed my photo and found the package, then I called Amazon and complained the person put my package at the correct Apartment Number but wrong street address. Amazon refunded my order on the spot. So I got free running shorts.
Elf

How long have you been living in a garden shed Kathy?, Muahahaha, here in the UK we live in houses built from bricks, some people have suggested that we're thick as bricks as well, but....only those people who live in wooden sheds and mud huts say that, Muahahaha.
Hey Kathy, I'm rather intrigued by all this Save the Planet thing you've got going on there, so if you're living in the garden shed do you have any other rooms to put the lawnmower and things in?, and would you need planning permission to build a conservatory or something to make your shed a bit bigger?.

I'm living in a bungalow at present, I'm not too sure if you yanks have developed architecturally enough to understand what one of those are, a tip for you, try Google search, I've heard it works wonders for the mentally unbalanced, Muahahaha.
We can continue this discussion the next time I put an appearance in if you want to, lets hope that woodworm doesn't bite you in the ass first heh, Muahahaha.

Hi Moros,
I know what a bungalow is I spent time in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9. We lived in a thatched roof bungalow built in 1680 or there about. We got our water from a well, the toilet was in a stone building about 100 yards from the house down hill from the well. It was just a very big and deep hole in the ground. I had to be very careful not to fall in. I very much liked the bungalow and cried when we moved, but it did resemble a garden shed with a very cool roof because there was a thatched fox on it. There are bungalows here in the states too. If fact my town has several hundred, Three of which are on the state register of historic homes. They can be maintained or repaired but not changed. So one still has no electricity lol
Elf

bare_elf wrote:

Hi Moros,

... In fact my town has several hundred, Three of which are on the state register of historic homes. They can be maintained or repaired but not changed. So one still has no electricity lol


When I worked in London, the office building was a Grade 2 listed building, which meant that it could not be upgraded or repaired. So the floor in my room was about 6 inches lower in the middle than around the walls, and desks, filing cabinets, etc. had to face outward, or the drawers would slide open. The wiring was in loose bundles on the floor, as it could not be put inside the walls, or even attached to them. The fire escape was not attached to the structure, and there was a small gap between it and the window you'd need to climb out of if a fire started. I was glad to move out of there.

I know exactly what you mean about listed buildings! I worked in a grade 1 listed building in San Diego, CA built during the Spanish Mission Period. It was falling apart. You could not work there when it rained because it had large holes in the roof. The company put in a wireless internet/cell phone server out side on the property. There where also charging stations for computers and phones outside. During spring, summer and fall everyone worked outside in the gardens. So finally the company closed the building, and moved to a new building. It was the best move they ever made because a year after I left the company the roof on the listed building fell in and now it is just a pile of stone and bricks. I wish I still had pictures of that place that I could get to easily.
Maybe Kathy's garden shed is a listed building Smile
Elf

There's no sneaking anything by you Moros! Yes, that is a wooden garden shed. Do you folks in England have two story, 3 bedroom garden sheds too? Luckily, I do have plenty of room for my garden equipment.

Moros wrote:

I'm living in a bungalow at present, I'm not too sure if you yanks have developed architecturally enough to understand what one of those are, a tip for you, try Google search, I've heard it works wonders for the mentally unbalanced, Muahahaha.

We can continue this discussion the next time I put an appearance in if you want to, lets hope that woodworm doesn't bite you in the ass first heh, Muahahaha.

Moros wrote:
a tip for you, try Google search

Oh? Tongue

Such a great tip, Moros and it inspired me to suggest a search for you, my friend.

Gustave Stickley, also Craftsman bungalows, Craftsman Style, Mission Style. Maybe Frank Lloyd Wright, but he is known more for his buildings and homes that aren't bungalows.

Architecture is very interesting and one of my favorite non-fiction book subjects, even considering my mentally unbalanced state. Have you heard about the architectural wonder the Glass House? I've heard it's lovely, but DON'T THROW STONES. Insane

Dover Publications is a great site for books on all sorts of topics.

Lili Thanks for the info about Amazon. I normally get my orders from them through the Post Office. So Bezos gave you free shorts? Nice.

kathycf wrote:

There's no sneaking anything by you Moros! Yes, that is a wooden garden shed. Do you folks in England have two story, 3 bedroom garden sheds too? Luckily, I do have plenty of room for my garden equipment.

Such a great tip, Moros and it inspired me to suggest a search for you, my friend.
https://store.doverpublications.com/by-subject-architecture---design.html Dover Publications is a great site for books on all sorts of topics.

Oh yes kathy, I'm the living version of Sherlock Holmes, did you notice the play on words with the title of this reply, I was born too late you know, I should have been rubbing shoulders with the likes of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, who knows, you could even have been reading the greatest novels written by man or woman, and all done by little old me. Tongue

I'm glad that you have room for the garden equipment as I was going to send over a farmers barn for you, yes kathy, it comes fully equipped with a tractor and a combine harvester as well, we don't do things by halves over here you know. Laughing out loud

That's a great site kathy, I've bookmarked it for perusal later. Big smile

All good fun kathy, now I've got to go as I've got a contact on radar, anchors aweigh, ahead flank, splice the mainbrace an all that. Wink

Moros wrote:

Oh yes kathy, I'm the living version of Sherlock Holmes, did you notice the play on words with the title of this reply, I was born too late you know, I should have been rubbing shoulders with the likes of Charles Dickens and Thomas Hardy, who knows, you could even have been reading the greatest novels written by man or woman, and all done by little old me. Tongue

I'm glad that you have room for the garden equipment as I was going to send over a farmers barn for you, yes kathy, it comes fully equipped with a tractor and a combine harvester as well, we don't do things by halves over here you know. Laughing out loud

That's a great site kathy, I've bookmarked it for perusal later. Big smile

All good fun kathy, now I've got to go as I've got a contact on radar, anchors aweigh, ahead flank, splice the mainbrace an all that. Wink

I just read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, plus Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls I thought they were pretty fun, but I don't know about the movie adaptation. Those usually fall short of my expectations.

So anchors aweigh and all that? Are you sailor and/or a pirate Holmes as well? Tongue