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Typical replies for a tuniing quote:

Hi __

Thanks for writing, I have an opening as soon as this __ at 1:00.
There are also some times available next week.
I will be spending 2 full hours just tuning & voicing & I'd like to get $120.
I can typically get a piano's pitch back up, even if it's way flat, in just the one tuning.
If there are other problems, adjustments, repairs, etc. we will discuss the cost before I do anything.



Thanks for the inquiry. Tuning is $120 and takes me a full 2 hours.
I can usually get a piano's pitch up even if it's a note flat in just the one tuning.
I'm generally really quick with adjustments to fix malfunctioning parts, but broken or missing parts could be harder. I figure about $50-60/hr but if I can fix something in under 10 min it's free.

Hi Alicia One of my favorite pianos that i rebuilt back in the 70's was a 1905 Bechstein, with the hand-cut music desk, the 5 corner body and hexagonal/round legs!! It was ebony but i put rosewood veneer on some of the surfaces... it was really unique. I'm available this thurs, the 9th and next mon the 13th at 5. [a little earlier might be better] I'm asking $150 for tunings these days, i do spend a full 2 hours, [50% to 100% longer than most others]. Thanks for writing!! Chaz



~~ 9 ½ Life-Saving TIPS ~~

WRITTEN BY A COP: Everyone should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or a loved one's life. In daylight hours, refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation... This is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children, & everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips, forward them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.

1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do!

2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR, LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
a. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the worst of it. As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It is better than having them find your body in a remote location.

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor, and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This is especially true at NIGHT!)

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN, Preferably in a zig-zag pattern!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well-educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.

9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she called the police because it was late and she thought it was weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open the door."

The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home alone at night.

9 ½. Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door for a crying baby — This e-mail should probably be taken seriously because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America's Most Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer in Louisiana. I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well.



supposed free voice lessons from Per Bristow

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From Jay @ 650 888 7926 »»
Core Passowrd Reset instructions for OS 10.7

Power down > Restart & Hold OPTION.
See 2 drives > Click Recover & hit Return >
Choose English > Click circle-arrow >
[ignore center box]
Click on Utilities, Terminal -
In new box after cursor,
Add "resetpassword" no spaces > Hit Return
Move terminal window & behind
See new window, Click once on Macintosh HD
Choose Correct User
Enter new PW & PW & Hint
Click Save > [ignore keychain screen,
click "OK'& then Restart
[This might have screwed keychains up
if Root PW was never the new one chosen]

This will definitely screw them up:
In Finder top menu > Go > Utilities
Dbl click Keychain Access
File > Delete Keychain Login
Choose Delete Refrences & Files

Upon opening Safari, PW will be needed,
use identical to prvious New PW

Other PWs will need recreating





 Text Color

color: green;

Set Background Color

background-color: black;

Repeat Background Image Horizontally

background: white url("/images/bk.gif") repeat-x;

Repeat Background Image Vertically

background: white url("/images/bk.gif") repeat-y;

Remove Underline from a Link

a { text-decoration:none; }


font-weight: bold;


font-style: italic;


text-decoration: underline;

All Uppercase

text-transform: uppercase;

Capitalize First Letter Of Each Word

text-transform: capitalize;

Add a margin

margin-top: 5px;
margin-right: 10px;
margin-bottom: 15px;
margin-left: 20px;

Or use shortcut (clockwise start at 12):

margin: 5px 10px 15px 20px;


padding-top: 5px;
padding-right: 10px;
padding-bottom: 5px;
padding-left: 10px;


padding: 5px 10px 5px 10px;

Shorter Cut (if top and bottom & left right same):

padding: 5px 10px;

Paragraph indent: > p { font-size:14px; t ext-align:justify; text-indent: 35pt;}


& #9833 (♩) quarter
& #9834 (♪) eighth
& #9835 (♫) connected eighths
& #9836 (♬) connected sixteenths
& #9837 (♭) flat
& #9838 (♮) natural
& #9839 (♯) sharp



Those Annoying Kitties:
• OS X v10.0 (Cheetah)
• OS X v10.1 (Puma)
• OS X v10.2 (Jaguar)
• OS X v10.3 (Panther)
• OS X v10.4 (Tiger)
• OS X v10.5 (Leopard)
• OS X v10.6 (Snow Leopard)
• OS X v10.7 (Lion) (I have 1.7.5)
• OS X v10.8 (Mountain Lion)

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