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Initial post: Oct 14, 2013 3:44:00 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 14, 2013 3:46:58 AM PDT
Leo Little says:
Welcome to Free books and Chat. come on in and browse through the links there are always lots of free books. Have a seat in our overstuffed chairs and put your feet up on the hassocks as you settle yourself in to read the latest treasure you've dredged up out of thousands of free indie publishers or perhaps you were lucky enough to catch one of your favorite well know author's book while it was free.

There's coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the decanters on the counter. Also on the counter there's a variety of freshly baked jelly and cream filled doughnuts apple fritters and I tripled the order of maple bars because they were so popular. Ice cold milk...whole lowfat skim, soy....and newly added delicious Almond in the fridge beneath.

★°.¸¸.*★ HAPPY ★ ★ October ★°All¸.*★





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Posted on Oct 14, 2013 4:16:18 AM PDT
Dianna says:
Leo, glad you got some sleep. Thanks for the start, grabbing some maple bars and trying the almond milk as I head out for work! Hope everyone has an awesome day

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 6:11:09 AM PDT
smoothysmom says:
Morning all. I know this isn't necessarily a "help" forum but I've never seen a more helpful group of people so will throw out my question here. Does anyone have suggestions on a fix for my KK since it worked fine while I was reading it then came up with a blank screen the next time I "woke it up"? I had turned it completely off by holding the button for 8 seconds as instructed because my first KK got frozen on the screensaver screen. I tried the only suggestion Amazon has -> to do a hard reset by sliding the button to the right for 30 seconds. No change. It is fully charged. I even deleted a bunch of books in case it was too full and tried again. Nothing. Next I backed up everything and then deleted it all and tried again. Still Nothing! SO sad.... I'm not ready to give up on my KK but don't know what to try next.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 6:25:09 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
Morning guys.

Thanks for the start Leo. And a start is a start. We dont have to have a story, although we enjoy them.

Smoothysmom- Sorry I don't have anything to offer you. That would have been my guess to do the hard reset.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 7:43:10 AM PDT
Smoothysmom, I don't know if this site can help you.
Help: Troubleshooting Your Kindle Keyboard

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 7:52:10 AM PDT
TerryInTexas says:
Racing through, ya'll, two big due dates next 8 days, so a little hairy here (that would be me, slowly turning into a grunting growling werewolf ready to tear someone's head off as the due date pressure sets in, of course)

Kathleen. Sit. We need to chat. Are you listening? Every poster here has had some bad times, that were cheered immeasurably by a bit of a book gift. And since we all know what a difference it makes to know someone is thinking of us, we pay it forward. Let me repeat myself. We Pay It Forward. To the next person who seems to need a bit of a lift. NOT Back. Got It? Now. The fact that you keep on doing when you would rather not be doing is what makes what you do special. Anyone can keep doing something they enjoy. It takes real, everyday courage (the toughest kind) to get up morning after morning and keep doing things when you would rather be anyplace else. So buck up and accept gifts in the spirit they were meant, and someday, after you get that job and that lottery, and you see somebody come on the forum that needs a hug, you will Know What To Do.
(hopping off soapbox)

And you all will enjoy knowing that we have a slow steady rain today. When I get up, the first thing my sweet dumb lug Calvin does is go for the patio door, for his outside time before breakfast. This morning he peeked out - then looked at me - because usually when he smells rain he is stuck inside, and has to settle for feeling wild in the garage. But the patio was dry - I told him to go on, it was all right (of course while I was reassuring Calvin, Blue shoved past him and ran on out) and he did. He sat on the edge of the patio and looooked out at his yard and the rain...and when I called him back in, he pranced. A very happy kitty today....who really, really likes the covered patio

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 8:27:54 AM PDT
Kathleen, you are reading this after the fact but I have to say it anyway. Since your Husband's stroke you are not just his wife now, you are also his advocate. Even though it's been a while since his stroke, his brain has been re-wired. It makes sense that you go into his doctor's appointments with him. Doctor's visits are expensive and you surely want to get value for your money.

And I know what you mean about not wanting to be doing what you are doing. I took care of my mom while she was dying. It is something I had to do for her. But that did not mean I enjoyed it. If there was any other way she could have been given the care she needed without me being present I might have done it. I almost envied my sister who just came down on weekends. But in the end it was worth it because she died peacefully and in her own house like she wanted. So don't think badly of yourself because you don't want to be taking care of your husband. You do what you have to. And I admire you for it.


Posted on Oct 14, 2013 9:51:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 14, 2013 10:20:19 AM PDT
Leo Little says:
Here is a little story I wrote and today...

October is Halloween month....bahahahahaha
Helen awoke to another dreary day in a house with too many empty bedrooms. Her husband had passed fifteen years ago leaving her with two teenaged boys and a six year old daughter who was now living three states away with her husband and Helen's two year old grandson. Her sons were both in the military, following their father into the Air Force. One was an aircraft mechanic and the other a pilot like his father, except he flew the C5M Super Galaxy instead of an F16.
Both were also married with families of their own. Needless to say, all her children had too little time to visit their mother.
Helen went through the motions of keeping the house, she began in the kitchen, wiping counters that had gathered dust and sweeping a clean floor. Ten years ago she couldn't imagine missing a dirty floor with muddy footprints leading up the stairs, but lately it was all she could think of.
Her daughter had asked her to sell the house and buy a place near where she lived, but Helen resisted. The house and orchards had been in her family for three generations. She leased out the sixty acres of peaches to her neighbor who managed another hundred acres or more of his own.
Nearing the end of her chores, Helen came at last to the upstairs bathroom. She stopped at the door, suddenly afraid to open it. It was crazy. There couldn't be anything in there that would harm her. She reached for the handle again, but she couldn't turn it. Her hands shook and a cold chill ran down her spine as if one of her kids had poured ice water down her back. Finally she decided that it wasn't that important to go in there. No one had used it in quite a while. It may have gathered dust or cobwebs, but she could take care of it tomorrow. She put away her cleaning bucket and rags grabbed a good book off the bookcase. Pride and Prejudice was one of her favorites. She loved to read and her favorites she would read over and over. She had probably read this one over fifty times, but she love how the book made her feel as neared the close.
The next morning was like the last Helen got up at the same time and began her chores in the kitchen. She cleaned, dusted and vacuumed just as she did the day before and the day before that and so on and so forth until she came to the upstairs bathroom. Try as she might she could not make herself open that door. It disturbed her more today, than yesterday for some reason. As she headed downstairs to put her things away she tried to remember the last time she had gone in that bathroom. She couldn't remember. Coming to a stop four steps from the bottom she turned around and headed back up. She could only imagine how thick the dust and cobwebs were in there. She could not abide a dirty house. It just wasn't in her. Knowing that one room had been overlook for countless days would plague her every thought. She would never rest. She doubted that she could even settle down enough to read, so came again to upstairs bathroom and stretched her hand out to open it and froze. She couldn't open it or even move. She was trapped between and unreasonable fear of what was inside and the since of duty that woke her up every morning to keep the house clean.
A knock came at the front door, but Helen couldn't answer. It was if her hand were glued to the door handle that wouldn't turn.
The knocks came louder and more insistent, but it didn't matter, Helen couldn't move. She heard a crash and imagined the splintered wood of her front door as someone bashed their way in. One fear gave in to another as she pulled her hand from the handle and darted to her bedroom down the hall to hide.
A familiar voice thundered up the stairs. "Mom. Mom, are you alright."
It was oldest son, Bobby. She flew out of the closet and down the stairs to hug her son, but he just kept calling. She was right in front of him, but somehow he couldn't see her. He climbed the stairs, calling her as his deep voice climbed in pitch with emotion. He searched her bedroom first and then the other three, coming at last to the bathroom down the hall. He didn't have any trouble opening the door, but he sank to his knees, gagging at the smell that overwhelmed him. Like her, he couldn't enter the room. He ran instead, with tears flowing down his cheeks, down the stairs and out the broken door. Ten steps from the house he bent over and vomited all over her Hydrangeas. Helen had died a month or more back. She had slipped on a freshly mopped floor and cracked her head open on the old cast iron tub. Her decaying body lay slumped around the antique clawed feet, while her ghost continued to go through the motions of life.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 10:06:01 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
EGADS Leo! Great story, but glad you didn't post this last week. After fainting and cracking my head last week and the Hubs and GS being gone all weekend. I would have been afraid to move off the couch from Thursday to Sunday! lol!

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 10:10:29 AM PDT
BubbaK says:
Kathleen- Ditto what Terry and others have said. Everybody around here either, deserves, needs, gives, enjoys giving, you get the idea, something at one time or another. You've got a lot on your plate so enjoy what others can do for you right now.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 10:41:06 AM PDT
Blue Fall (The Tournament) Mystery/Thriller

*A top 100 thriller bestseller for Kindle! (March, 2013)*

There was a time, long ago, when wars were won and lost based on the outcomes of single battles between heroes. Entire countries were moved. Empires rose and fell.

In Blue Fall, that time has come again.

A routine investigation throws a hapless insurance agent down the rabbit hole, into a world where the rich and powerful place wagers on the greatest game on Earth. They call it the Tournament. It offers competition without limits. It is beholden to no man, constrained by no law, and it is extremely dangerous. But where does the true power lie in this World Cup of Warfare? With those who place the bets, or with the deadly players themselves? And how much longer can it possibly remain a secret?

Blue Fall is the first book in The Tournament Trilogy and is followed by:
Grey Winter (Out Now!)
Black Spring (Coming Soon!)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:13:36 AM PDT
LOB, I love your thought of the day on LO

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:16:50 AM PDT

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:33:53 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Little....Booo

Thanks for the start today and for your rather halloween themed story :-)

You seem to have been given some meds that are actually helping you sleep - anti insomnia tablets ??? Perhaps you would like to share the name of the med in case anyone else here could be helped too, that would be good. :)

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:35:43 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:39:49 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 14, 2013 12:24:39 PM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ smoothysmom

I for one am rather glad that you had a question for us - it caused you to post here again and that is always good.

I do hope that someone here can give you the magic solution to your dying kk problem.

I am also fascinated in how you managed to delete books when you had a blank screen - very clever.

I hope that apart from kk problems your life is treating you kindly :-)

Edited to remove a my tip since it might not be correct - sorry if I confused anyone :-(

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:40:32 AM PDT
Faye L. Wolf says:
i would like to ask a question if i may
my husband has requested i take over the kindle keyboard and he take my iPad mini
when he tries to download some books they have the msg of license exceeded
when i go to manage my kindle i have no clue why there are so many devices listed, how do i know
what to de-register?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:43:48 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ TerryInTexas

I second your second paragraph !! You expressed everything beautifully especially the "Kathleen. Sit. We need to chat." bit

So glad that you are back here posting and entertaining us all, and really pleased that Calvin has a dry patio to sit on - hope it is possible to share :)

Good luck being sent for your due dates ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:45:14 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ Dogs and Turtle

Seconded !

I am so glad that you are able to express what I think and haven't put into words.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:47:34 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ BattyBubba

How are you feeling now - head still sore ? are you getting all the vitamins and supplements that you need, hope that you are feeling stronger ♥

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:48:29 AM PDT
smoothysmom says:
I usually load & download from the USB on my laptop, so even though I can't see anything on the KK screen, I could just save & then delete.

I am a daily lurker but infrequent poster. If I don't "have something to say" I don't say anything at all....

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:51:36 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
@ LoB
I imagine that you are back from PT now and hope that it was not too hard on you today. ♥
I, like Elizabeth, just love the quite on LO and the turkey, new artwork - now I don't know whether to put it under birds or food LOL

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 11:53:31 AM PDT
redandwhite says:
Waxing Moon by H. S. Kim (Historical Fiction)
Publication Date: August 14, 2013
Waxing Moon is an epic story set in feudal 19th century Korea, in the household of wealthy landowner Mr. O. Outside, there is political unrest as Western missionaries attempt to make inroads into the country. While the servants and wives within the O household compete for a greater degree of influence, Korea moves closer to the end of a dynasty and vast changes in the way of life for the privileged.

This story of family intrigue and political tension during the Joseon Dynasty is told with humor and warmth. The characters are driven by ambition yet tempered by love. Through the lives of the O family, the pains and passion of a country in turmoil are revealed.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 14, 2013 11:54:06 AM PDT
smoothysmom says:
Elizabeth S H - I tried that troubleshooting site first. All they offer is the one option for a fix. Once I tried that a number of times, there didn't/doesn't appear to be anything else to do but start trying to figure out what my KK's replacement will be. I'm a tad bit overwhelmed by the multitude of choices now offered.

It should be a good thing to be thinking about a new Kindle, right? Not so much for me right now. I'll need group input for making that decision too as I do not want to be stuck without a Kindle, even though I can still read on the Kindle app on my iPad.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 12:02:53 PM PDT
Hazel says:

My KK acted funky once. The screen went blank. I called customer service and we tried a bunch of different things. She then told me I needed a new one.

I messed around with it a bit and it started to work again. Hasn't given me a problem since. I think I had tried to hard reset it while it was plugged in to charge. Try doing it when it isn't plugged in.

Good luck!
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