It's fascinating reading this thread. I just got back from a trip to Germany and our (USA) definition of "high density housing" is completely different than theirs. I think the people here in the USA are a different breed than those in Europe. Even the small villages there are "cramped" by US standards. And when the town ends, it ENDS. Goes from apartments and/or row housing to farm land in a single step. No apartments, to row houses, to single houses, to bigger houses on large lots, to VERY large house/lots, THEN to farm land.
l advise those who say NO WAY to European/Scandanavian travel like I used to-RECONSIDER. Much to experience and learn over there.I would agree. I've been able to go to Europe for work (and throw in some vacation too) for the last few years. It's been a lot of fun. For the next trip (next week, in fact!), I get to take my wife. So now SHE will see what I've been seeing.
Find a phone number that is not in use. Call it and record the "Not in service" message. The next time your drunk calls, play back the recording for him.That's what our phone system does. It does not seem to slow him down.
Our Panasonic cordless phone system switches blocked numbers to a busy signal. We never even know they've called...We have a Panasonic, the problem is, it takes a second or two for the Caller ID to kick in. So we get a few rings, then silence.
As far as her taking over my house-she'd have to take a plane from CA to MA (and she doesn't have rent money), pick a lock or figure out the garage door code, THEN figure out the alarm code. I'd still be careful. Funny sometimes how people who "don't have enough money to eat" somehow come up with enough money to get on a plane and fly across the country...
I's just be careful and give the local police an FYI, just in case.
If you are like me those dumb descisions had lucky results. I would not want to chance a change in those results if I went back.Good point. More than one of those "dumb" moves did result in good stuff....eventually. I just don't know if I would SURVIVE if I had to do them over. You can only roll snake eyes so many times in a row....
Back in the dark ages, when I was an undergrad, my aunt wanted to buy me a camera. So I went looking for a camera that had both aperture AND shutter priority. At the time, the ONLY camera that would do that was a Pentax Super Program. So I got into the Pentax system. Subsequently, I bought a K1000 and a PZ1. Yes, at about the same time I bought a totally automatic camera AND a totally MANUAL one.
Now I am looking at diving into digital with the Pentax K5. In each case, the "upgrade" allowed me to use the older lenses on the newer cameras, making the transitions easier. As for lenses I have everything from a 18mm to 600mm.
I've never had any trouble with any of the cameras.