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About cybil

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  • Location NRW
  • Nationality American
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth
  • Interests Photography, historical fiction, creative writing, cats

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  1. Why are you happy today?

    Discovered pink and blue rose print on white fabric, made up as long curtains, that had lain folded in a cupboard in the cellar of my in-laws for over a decade. Printed on the selvage: Sanderson & Sons, Ltd. Rosemoor 1986.   I looked the company up online and found 2020 is their 160 year anniversary:   Enjoyed browsing the many, many, prints online!   Washed and trimmed down the curtains to hang in a 'sunny in the morning' window. 
  2. Why are you unhappy today?

    The irony is that the inventor of the segway apparently also died while using one (heard this on the local radio yesterday at least). 
  3. Why are you unhappy today?

    Mobbing has suddenly reared its ugly head in my workplace. I'm the target of the week.
  4. What are you watching right now?

    'A Run for Your Money' (1946) Light comedy about two Welsh brothers who win a prize and go to London to collect it. Along they way they meet a femal con artist, a journalist (played by Alec Guiness), and an old friend with a harp such in a pawn shop. The many misunderstandings, turn of wit and sprinkling of Welsh songs makes the film a nice gentle comedy to enjoy. 
  5. Back to the attempt to cash a US treasury check from P. Trump. My husband's bank wouldn't allow him to deposit my check (third party check) and I only have the online bank that doesn't accept checks t all anyway. Now his bank says, if I get an account with them, pay that 5 Euros a month to them for the account, they'll cash the check. I quit this bank a few years back to get away from that monthly fee. I guess to get the check cashed I have to open a new account with them, cash the check and then close the account. How crazy is that. The other bank filiale in my town are closed on the teller side due to corona. They know they have leverage. Sigh. 
  6. I've been working in the kitchen area where the air was always more 'thick' due to fryers and grill there. I think standing at a fries station filling boxes of fries while wearing a mask is just sort of clogging it up with fat. Perhaps I exaggerate?   I am also finding my lungs feel compromised just when I'm standing many hours in one station. I feel a sense of panic about having to wear the mask now. After work I have dark rings under my eyes, no idea why, but at the end of my shift I make sure I get out of the building and go for a short stroll in fresh air, without the mask, as it's a rural area...I feel at that point I'm trying to re-expand my crushed feeling lungs.   I was wearing the same cotton mask (two layers) six hours with no pause, no pulling it down from my nose even. Now I have a second mask so maybe switching out after three hours will help?   Still seeing REWE workers with only the thin plastic shield instead of a cloth mask, even ones working at the meat/cheese area where they work with the unpackaged food and they work in the same Kreis as my place of work, so why isn't my boss mentioning this as an option for us? I have to ask him, I just can't get a hold of him for a few seconds even to ask. 
  7. Berlin restaurants reopen

    Opening not just in Berlin...McD seating indoors is opening in my neck of the woods. I liked it far better as just a 'to go' place actually. I had dreams that it would stay so and we'd just sell off the rest of the unused building. Dream on!
  8. Anyone else tired of wearing their mask at work? 
  9. What's got you flummoxed today?

    That economic stimulous check in the ammount of 1200 USD arrived in my mailbox from the US Treasury. I only have an online banking account. My bank doesn't accept paper checks from overseas and asks that I have that money just transferred to my online account. That doesn't work either. What to do? Must I now open a 'real bank' account just to cash this check out? 
  10. Looks vaguely like my workplace (first picture) only the mask is lower there, as in, worn under the chin entirely, most of the time. I am wondering if the official law (is there one) about 'you must wear a nose and mouth mask' failed to specify you had to wear it so it COVERS your nose and mouth. Even our boss doesn't wear a mask although the boss provided the boxes of disposable masks for us. Maybe it's a form of cost saving that he sacrifices his mask so others can wear one. 
  11. Yes, good point! Hence the link to a history of the Red Army Faction included in my post.  
  12. What's got you flummoxed today?

    Generation X, generation Y, generation Z (kids born 1990s to early 2010s). Then what? Are kids born recently 'classed' as? Post-Generation Z?  The corona generation'? 
  13. ...but they might have had the RAF doing that. 
  14. Out on a long walk yesterday, I spotted a very tall May pole in a neraby village. How did they got it up, fully decorated with the Kranz and the German flag using only two people? 
  15. Photovoltaik (PV) Anlage

    This info comes via Mr. Cybil, who installed a PV-Anlage for us here in NRW a few years ago which is still running sweet. He says:   'Get a battery and use/save the energy for yourself. It no longer is worth it (price paid per kw) to try and earn money with a PV-Anlage.'     Whether you agree with Mr. C. or not, he says the right way to try and eek money out of your PV-Anglage is: 1. you should contact the Netzprovider, as there is paperwork to file with them (it's not an automatic thing and the contractor that installed your PV-Anlage is also not responsible for getting your power counted on the power grid) 2. do contact the FA    NOTE: I am not a FA worker and not a Netzprovider either, neither is Mr. C. so contact the Netzprovider for clarification and also the FA