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  1. 2 minutes ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    At 63° Floridians wear parkas.


    Not this one.  I was teasing my co-workers for coming into the office in fleece or puffer jackets while I waltzed in wearing shirt sleeves.  It was in the 50's at O-dark 30 in the morning.  {We usually arrive at 5:30.}

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  2. 2 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    I have never owned a Honda, except for an old 3 wheel ATC.

    When I discussed your experience with a guy at work that used to be a car salesman that actually owns and likes Hondas, he said Honda makes a good car, but they also do whatever they can to keep their brand from being tarnished.

    Unless you’re just tired and fed up, I would go after them in court anyway and use the evidence that they tried to hide the fact that you had issues from the Class Action suit. In essence, aren’t they lying to another court in this instance? I am no lawyer so I don’t know. 


    Thanks for the insight.  Yes I am just tired and fed up.  This battle went on for two and a half years.  I really wanted to keep the Pilot, hoping that Uno was correct in his assertion that it was repaired.  When the black dash happened again, I was very disappointed.  The reaction from the dealership just iced it for me.  I don't have the time, money or energy to continue the battle.  That's why I replaced the Honda with a Toyota company product.  I pray the next owners of the Pilot have better luck than I did or know someone who can find and repair the problem for good.  I don't have that patience any more.  I drive too much and too far to have a car that isn't reliable.

  3. Well, the saga of my Honda problem child has ended.  


    The dealership did have it for a day and a half, replacing the wiring for the infotainment system and installing a whole new set of gauges.  After it was returned, I did start looking for a replacement vehicle and was within an inch of signing paperwork to purchase a nused car when Uno talked me out of it.  HE was convinced it had been repaired and was going to be OK.  We'll see, I said.  He promised me if it happened again, he wouldn't complain and allow me to purchase what I wanted.  In the mean time, I did sign up for the class action lawsuit and presented copies of my service records to show the number of times I had taken it in for the same repairs.  Well,  a few weeks later, I experienced another "black dash".  I returned to the dealership and received another song and dance.  "What do you want us to do?  We've replaced everything we know of and have had it numerous times.  You'll have to leave it here with us and we can take a look but I don't know what we can do for you......."  I grew angry and decided leaving the dealership would be the best course of action at this time.  


    This Tuesday was the last straw.  I returned nome from work and in the mail was a letter from the administrator for the class action law suit.  I was informed my claim had been denied because, according to the dealership records, my car had only been to the dealership once for the infotainment system issue!!!!  After reading it to Uno, I tossed the letter on the kitchen counter, looked at Uno and said "Eff 'em!"   I stopped by a local car dealership Wednesday after work and came home in a new car.  


    Having spent most of my life in corporate finance, I understand how expensive these judgements must be for Honda.  I feel empathy but I don't think they handled the situation very well.  I also believe the dealership could have done more to help the customers.  


    Unfortunately, I will never purchase another Honda vehicle and I know other Honda/Acura owners that feel the same way.


    Thanks for listening.

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  4. I'm gonna stick my neck out and call this Salvation Army talk something for review.  Here's a note from the Salvation Army Website.  Worth a read.  I have my doubts that an organization steeped in a history of service to all would scrap that to jump on the current political bandwagon. 



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  5. 13 hours ago, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

     So far, only Waxahachie Kid has mentioned frying it.


    I have never sampled fried turkey.  I do know a number of folks who have done it - and most of 'em have had some sort of catastrophe in the process.  I once loaned a brand new garden wagon to a buddy.  Not sure if he used it to hold his fryer or if it was just in the vicinity when it let go, but a dozen years later the danged thing is still sticky and gunked up.


    But no one was hurt, and it was far enough from the house that no damage was done.  Except to my wagon.  And his turkey.  :rolleyes:



    Is deep frying turkey dangerous? - Quora


    When we lived in Cali, we fried a turkey for the family every year for about 10 years.   Now that it's only the two of us, it's too costly to fry one.  The smallest turkey we could put in the fryer was about 8 pounds, which is a lot of turkey for the two of us.  The last time I checked, the peanut oil to fill the fryer was about $35.00.  We would also need to purchase a new propane tank since we no longer have a gas grill.  All that having been said, we love fried turkey and would do it again if the occasion presented itself.

  6. I went to the post office yesterday to mail a return.  The envelope was about the size of a CD and weighed 2.5 ounces.  The counter was busy so I used the self service kiosk.  The postage came out to be $1.59.  When I finished, I noticed the counter was empty so I went up front to drop it off, (The mail drop was taped off with an out of order sign).  The clerk behind the counter told me I used the wrong postage.  My item was considered a "parcel" not an envelope because  the envelope I used wasn't paper.  My "parcel" cost $4.50.  


    And they wonder why the post office is losing business......

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  7. I had the opposite happen to me.  I arrived at the job interview early, and waited till well past the start time before asking the security guard where my interviewers were.  The security guard was finally able to reach one of them,  only to find out the managers had contacted the recruiter the day before asking them to reschedule the interview.  I had taken a half day off and drove all the way to the interview, only to find out it had been cancelled.  The recruiter was less than apologetic when I asked why they didn't contact me.  I arrived early for the rescheduled interview and was met by one of the managers who apologized profusely for cancelling the last interview.  I was eventually hired for the job.  While talking with other new hires who were also waiting for their paperwork to clear, it turns out a few of us had the same process failure happen.  That point was brought up to the hiring managers.  Apparently, the recruiting firm is no longer employed by our company. 

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  8. 3 minutes ago, Abilene Slim SASS 81783 said:

    Bring turkey to Fritz’s Meats for smoking two weeks before the holiday. Pick up smoked turkey 6 days later and place in fridge. Remove from fridge on holiday and heat in oven at 325 degrees until warm. Serve and eat. 

    Best recipe EVER! :rolleyes:


    Mine was almost that easy.  Went to Honeybaked Hams and ordered turkey breast with all the fixings.  Warmed them up and had dinner.  The fastest clean up I've ever had as well.  I think this is going to be a tradition with us.

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  9. 4 minutes ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

    Why do people do things like that? Invite friends & family for what should be a nice time then lay that crap on them. Selfishness maybe? 

    Been there, done that myself. Not the crap, we got to experience that crap. 

    I hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)


    The hosts didn't announce the divorce, a third couple that was invited did.  The husband of the third couple chose to attend the gathering anyway.........When I have some time, I will give the rest of the story.

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