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We’ll promise to stay in Carson for $3.5 million

Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse

We see that Dick Campagni says he’ll stay in Carson City for $3.6 million dollars … heck, we’ll stay in (or leave) Carson City for only $3.5 mill … a $100,000 saving … so where and when do we collect? (Don’t laugh … it’s worth a try.)

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In a business vein … how many times have you called a business to get something done and been told, “We’ll call you back on that,” then they don’t … $%#&* … or they don’t show up at the time they promised? Too many times, we suspect. This time it’s people who destroy weeds, of which there are many this year … Carolyn and a couple of other people we know have been through several no call/no shows already … and it’s not just the weed people … other friends we know are having a devil of a time getting their house to close … “Well, it’s sitting on my desk” … right … if it’s on your desk, what the hell are they paying you for? Is it just us, or is this attitude too prevalent nowadays? Bah humbug … let’s hope word of mouth gets them in the end …

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Betsy Daine tells us … “Any woman can have the body of a 21-year-old, as long as she buys him a few drinks first … ” and “I tried to find a suitable exercise video for women of my age, but they don’t have one called ‘Buns of Putty.'”

Lastly, there was “The good news is that as we get older, men still look at our boobs … the bad new is, they have to squat down first.” (Our friends have class … all of it low … but at least it’s class).

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If you’ve ever wanted to be in a funny play, now’s your chance … auditions for Proscenium Players’ “The Curious Savage” will be held next Tuesday, July 26, at 7 p.m. at the Brewery Arts Center … call 883-1976 for details. It’s a story about Mrs. Savage and the $10 million her husband left her and what she does with it after her stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium … we can only guess.

The cast consists of 11 men and women, ages 20-70, and will be directed by Dave Josten. Lots of fun … (speaking of the Jostens … they’re celebrating 25 years of wedded bliss … hallelujah and congratulations … )

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We had written a while back about having “instant hot water” in your home by maybe putting the hot water heater in the middle of the house instead of the garage (per a letter to the editor from Steve Zuelke) and not having to wait two or three minutes before the water got hot. Gerri Murphy called and said that she had it, but that her plumber had installed it, so we called Greg Petersen of Petersen Plumbing, and he said it can be done a couple of ways … by having a continuous hot water “loop” put through your house that’s always connected to your hot water heater, or by a small motor that is attached to a particular faucet (forgive us, Greg, if we didn’t get this exactly right) … the thing is … call your plumber, and see if it’s right for you. Thanks for the info, guys and gals … it can be done …

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A reader told us that while everyone was thanking the “paid” firefighters for fighting the Waterfall fire, they had missed thanking the “volunteer” firefighters … so, our deepest thanks to ALL the firefighters who put their lives on the line, paid and volunteer … we do appreciate you … (and we hope the arsonists who’ve started fires in the area are caught soon and punished to the full extent of the law).

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The labor-and-delivery nurses at Carson-Tahoe Hospital are raving about “Victor’s Salsa” … apparently, Rodrigo Melgarejo, who works with them, and his brother, Victor, have been putting out a salsa “to die for,” and now they’re starting their own business and putting it out commercially … call 720-2699 or 841-1282 to find out how to get it … we hear it’s wonderful!

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This cannot be said often enough this summer … CALL 911 if you see a child or a pet left in a car … it may save a life …

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Maizie’s niece, Kati Sherwood, was in London at the time of the bombings. She was shocked later, when talking to the Londoners, at their casual attitude. Most of them said “they deserved it” for being in Iraq. Another friend, who e-mails a friend in England, confirmed that attitude. We still think the bastards should be fried …

And a word about traitors … anyone who gives out the names of our secret operatives, deserves to be hung out to dry …

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The Appeal made Roger Maillard a duck last week (“Roger Mallard”), and Mel (our friend, Mel Rappaport) became “El” … egads … sometimes “quack” happens … mea culpa …

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Once again, the Canyon Creek Construction guys have shown how nice they all are … when paving the places where they put in the new water and sewer lines, they go overboard to accommodate the residents by helping them get in and out of their driveways … not one of them is a grouch … thanks, guys …

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Exciting things going on … Harry Potter is back … so is Willy Wonka … and Virginia Nuzum is 39 (again, and again, and … ) (draw impish grin in here _________ ) Carolyn went to the opening day of “WW” at the Gardnerville theater and got ticked off when they sold her a ticket and made her wait outside in the heat when the lobby was empty … not a cool move by anyone’s estimate … once inside, she had a great time …

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Maizie was caught snoozing in front of the TV the other day when she jerked awake at a man saying, “Sleep with a lawyer now.” Say what? Once awake, she realized he was saying “Speak with a lawyer now.” Darn it … the first was much more exciting …

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The CHS Football Car Wash was held Saturday … the team and Coach Quilling got the cars squeaky clean … now let them clean out the opposition this season … go Senators!

n Carolyn DeMar and Maizie Harris Jesse are longtime Carson City residents. Write to them at editor@nevadaappeal.com.