Forum Note: Taking A Y2K-Time Out During The Next Couple Weeks/Month In August : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Need to take a time-out to do some relaxed breathing and some focused prepping, so Ive decided to take at the very least, the next couple weeks in August off, and quite possibly the whole month.

Since the forum has daily housekeeping issues that do come up (youd be surprised how many), Im assigning Temporary Sysop duties over to Chuck Reinzo, a long-time poster, and the Part-Time Sysop for the Prep Forum.

He also wishes to tighten up the delete hand a bit and discourage the trolling and way-off Y2K topic posts. I trust him to do a good job, and I trust our quiet Sysop #2, the Moderators TBY2K Team and the regular posters to back him all the way.

Since, I know myself pretty well, I will most likely lurk and occasionally post or research--especially if something is SO ABSOLUTELY COMPELLING that I cant stand not to--but frankly... my personal life is needs some radical attention.

So, now is the best time. Before the fall season begins.


If you have questions, problems or suggestions, use the TBY2K Forum e-mail which Chuck will check daily at: or e-mail him directly at:

As the world turns... so does Y2K.

See ya around. Remember... Shift Happens.

TimeBomb 2000 Forum Sysop

-- Diane J. Squire (, August 02, 1999


Good time to say THANKS for all you do. I really appreciate your moderating and your posts. It DOES seem like a good time for a break. I have been thinking the unthinkable... unplugging from the internet for a while. Gawd.. my fingers start to twitch just thinking about it. But for me it might be the only way. ["Hi, my name is Linda and I'm an addict."]

So much left to do. So little summer left to do family stuff. Shouldn't be spending this time on the web.. I mean what more bad news do I NEED to hear?

Enjoy and make good use of your time off. We will miss you.

-- Linda (, August 02, 1999.

See my post, 2 entries above.


-- Chuck, a night driver (, August 02, 1999.

Hoping you have a nice "vacation". Well deserved...

-- mabel (, August 02, 1999.

Good Riddance!

-- i (, August 02, 1999.

See also thread...

There's going to be a change in the weather around here (Chuck Rienzoo, a night driver) 001B1t



-- Diane J. Squire (, August 02, 1999.


Have fun during your well deserved break! Hope you get a lot accomplished. Good thinking, as far as doing this during August. After Labor Day, I expect that the sparks will start to really fly.

Stay cool!

-- pshannon (, August 02, 1999.

Enjoy, Diane!

Thanks for ALL of your effort.

See ya' later!


-- FM (, August 02, 1999.

Diane, You take care of yourself, now I mean that. Will keep you close...

Chuck, good luck to ya.

-- Lilly (, August 02, 1999.


Have a good break,,,, you may need it! The fall should be an interesting time for information dirt digging.

Oh and don't lose the touch!

-- Brian (, August 02, 1999.

Diane dear,

Sippeth spiked iced lattes whilst you vieweth spectacular colour uponst gorgeous sunsets.

Giveth no mind nor care to thou raging storm at the horizon. Thy tempest shalt be present, and indeed upon wing when thou returnest.

Boy does my English suck!

Have a good need it!

-- INVAR (, August 02, 1999.

Enjoy your vacation (much deserved)and thanks again for all you do. We will miss you and don't forget to come back!

-- Nadine Zint (, August 02, 1999.

No hard feelings. Bon voyage.


-- Mr. Decker (, August 02, 1999.

Thanks for everything.

Its interesting how many people need to take time off --- myself included.

Look forward to all your insights (shouldn't have to say this --- but --- I mean it) after your "vacation".

-- Jon Johnson (, August 02, 1999.

Don't worry about us Dianne, we'll keep fighting each other as usual.

Have a nice time, and prepare, Prepare, PREPARE!

-- George (, August 02, 1999.

One more thank you for your efforts moderating the forum. Despite the trolls and off topic/salty posts it still is a very helpful support for me as I continue to prepare. The new forum on preparation is also a daily stop for me. Have a well deserved rest, Diane, restore your energy, continue your preps and we'll see you when you return!!

-- Leslie (***@***.net), August 02, 1999.

Come back rested and ready, and help us through that final lap!

-- jor-el (jor-el@krypton.uni), August 02, 1999.

Diane,many thanks for your extraordinary efforts on behalf of this forum.


-- Ray (, August 02, 1999.

I think it might be a good idea to remember tha sabbaticals DO END, and Diane is NOT going away Permanently, or if she IS I certainly don't know about it.

If she THINKS she IS, I'll go drag her back.....

Y'all sound like this is a wake, er somethin".


If it's a wake, where's the single malt?

-- Chuck, a night driver @ work (, August 02, 1999.

Have a good rest, Diane. May it refresh and re-energize you. We're about to hit the far turn of this Y2K race and we'll all need strength to finish strong.

Chuck, m'lad - Glenfiddich or Glen Grant?

"Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake." --- W.C. Fields

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.hid), August 02, 1999.

Glad you are taking some time out.

Look after yourself Diane, you will be needed later...

-- Bob Barbour (, August 02, 1999.

Thanks for all of your excellent research!!!!

I took time off and it definitely rejuvenated me.

Don't forget the GPS rollover, like you would.


-- PJC (, August 02, 1999.

Enjoy and keep in touch!

-- FLAME AWAY (, August 02, 1999.

Terrific job, Dianne. Rest well. Be healthy. Looking forward to your return.


"Life is not measured by the breath you take; it is measured by what takes your breath away." ---Miss Megan Celia Koster

-- (, August 03, 1999.

And many editers just love to take your breath away, because they refuse to accept we are sharing the air.

-- R. Wright (, August 03, 1999.

Enjoy some self time, Diane. This really does tend to take a toll on the personal life. Time is running short for last minute preps that honestly have no end! We'll be sure to let you know if the job goes to Chuck's head! It will be an extremely detailed, impressive, well written, essay quality, thoughtful, mannerly version of 'tattletale', like so many others we've read in the past month..........LOL!


-- Will continue (, August 03, 1999.

enjoy! thanks for all the great links you little witch you! LOL!! eddy

-- eddy (, August 03, 1999.


I sortof agree, but it reminds me more of all the little quips folks put in your highschool yearbook the last days of school. She's not DEAD, folks. She's not even going away to college. She's simply cutting back on participancy for a while....not STOPPING...just cutting back.

-- Anita (, August 03, 1999.

Not stopping? Not dead? Damn.

-- i feel (, August 03, 1999.

Thanks all for the kind thoughts!

Yes, just "relaxing" and focusing on "what's important."

I'm quite sure it takes a bit of time to get out of Y2K-mode. OK time to shut OFF the 'puter--7:00 a.m. (Internet rationing myself... time for a latte and a walk... what a concept! Later).

BTW, Now Chuck gets to "see" what it's like! (He's gonna need that drink Mac... in fact... the whole bottle).



-- Diane J. Squire (, August 03, 1999.

Best wishes for R&R.

-- Barb (, August 03, 1999.

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