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    How do you type a tilde?

    I am trying to make tildes and accents with a laptop using windows xp. On my old computer, I could type control 164, but none of the tricks work on the laptop. I cannot change the keyboard setting. I do have a tilde key to the left of the space bar, but I cannot figure out how to use it. I am...
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    Someone has a virus

    I have received a couple of emails stating that I sent an email to an address that is no longer available. I never sent any emails to the addresses in question. However, the email stated that the originating address was an ISP from codetel. There are certainly less than a dozen people in the DR...
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    Website for Homeschool Curriculum

    I found a website that has links to many different homeschool curriculums. Some are Christian, at least one is Islamic, one is based on the Canadian school system, one is Quaker, etc. etc. They are not all religion based. Many are just regular correspondence schools. I think most of them could...
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    Private Messages

    I received a private message with a DR related question from a poster whom I do not know. Somehow I lost the post and was unable to answer it. So, whoever sent it, I am not being rude, just lost. Please resend.
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    Blue Necks

    Blue Necks are Northerners -- the opposite of Rednecks. Because of Redneck jokes, here are some takes on how Southern folks look at Northerners (or how Northerners sometimes think of themselves;) YOU JUST MIGHT BE A BLUE NECK IF... ...Instead of referring to two or more people as "Y'all,"...
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    What happened to the Bingo hall

    When we were in the DR about a year ago, we met a couple at Eddy's who were building a Bingo hall in POP. We later heard from another source that their children were back in Canada. Was the hall ever built, and, if so, how are things going for them? We were pretty curious about how this all...
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    C-Sections in the DR

    Our friend had a baby last month in Santiago via C-Section. There seemed to be no medical need, but it was scheduled months in advance. I have noticed that posters have said that their babies were delivered c-section. I am just wondering if this is coincidence, or is this the norm in the DR. Is...
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    Homeschooling in the DR

    Tim, I know there is a thread going on this, but I cannot find it. I had posted before about homeschooling programs that give a child a Diploma upon graduation. The programs that I listed require a US address for shipping, and stuff needs to be sent to the school on a somewhat regular basis...
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    The Rest of Our Story

    Well here we are mostly settled into Kentucky. My sister survived her 4-wheeler accident. Her brain swelling went down with no brain damage. She was to have her face reconstructed as every bone except the jaw bone was broken on the left side of her face, including her nose. While they were...
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    We could use some prayer here.

    My sister in the US was in a bad accident on Monday. She flipped a huge four-wheeler over onto her head. She is in the hospital with a broken nose, broken collar bone, broken facial bones, and swelling of the brain. She went into cardiac arrest in the ER. She is getting a little better and the...
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    New Beach in Sosua

    There seems to be a new beach forming in Sosua. If you are at the waterfront, look straight down. There is a beach there where the water used to hit the rocks. Access is a little tricky. It looks as though you need to swim or jump to get there! Mainer
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    The Mainers are leaving

    We are in Florida right now, and we are headed back to the DR tomorrow to pick up our stuff. Hopefully, we can fit it all back in the suitcases that we brought down. We came up with empty suitcases, planning to pick up more "stuff" and sell our car. We sat down and reviewed our finances, and we...
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    Our phone service has been blocked

    Yesterday, we lost the ability to call out on our telephone. People can call me, but I cannot call out. Not even local calls. Mr. Mainer went to the Codetel office today to see what was up. Our phone payment is automatically deducted from the owner's account, and we pay him monthly. My husband...
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    DSL computer hookup

    What kind of a port does one need to get DSL hookup. This is something I know NOTHING about, so, please, bear with me. Thanks Mainer
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    Points to Ponder

    1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just leave me the hell alone! 2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire. 3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're...
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    Andy Rooney on Women Over Forty

    Andy Rooney on Women Over Forty Andy Rooney says, "As I grow in age, I value women who are over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: An older woman will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, "What are you thinking?" She doesn't care what you think. If an older...
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    Cheap Living in the DR

    Apartment, fairly nice, 5,000 Local Insurance 193 Electricity (varies) 2,000 phone and internet 1,200 car insurance 100 Medivac Critical care Ins 275 Full-time maid 2,500 All estimates are in pesos per month...
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    One earing in babies

    What does one gold earing in the left ear of a baby signify? Is this a girl baby or a boy baby? Or could it just be that several people in Sosua could only afford one earing? Just Wondering Mainer
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    Las Terrenas/Las Galeras

    We just spent the weekend up in the Samana peninsula. It was one of the prettiest places that I have ever been. The trip didn't start out well. We had rented a jeep for the weekend which was supposed to pick us up at 9 am on Friday. The driver didn't show up, so we had to call. Then, when we...
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    Don't call area code 809

    This is an email that I got from my parents that is being passed around. Can you believe it! Unless, of course, they are telling everyone not to return my calls. Subject: 809 Area Code We actually received a call last week from the 809 area code. The woman said "Hey, this is Karen. Sorry I...