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Old 10-06-2006, 11:37 AM   #61
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In other words, ask as many questions as you want, but don't expect an answer to all. And we show no mercy to Newbie's, since death awaits those who do not conform.....


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Re: Don't know what to do
Old 10-06-2006, 11:51 AM   #62
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In other words, ask as many questions as you want, but don't expect an answer to all. And we show no mercy to Newbie's, since death awaits those who do not conform.....
Precisely. Welcome to the asylum
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Old 10-06-2006, 09:11 PM   #63
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Now see what I've started.........I'm starting to feel like part of the gang already..........shoot from the hip people, today only..........I got my bullet proof vest on.

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Old 10-07-2006, 09:09 AM   #64
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Old 10-09-2006, 05:58 PM   #65
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Thanks for the Early Retirement t-shirt and sandals! Brat , I don't think I'm going to be able to wear it just yet. Although my decision has been made to retire, my DW has informed me that or outdoor BBQ which is over 21 years old as well as our microwave is on its last leg. When I mentioned before that we lived WBOM that meant that most of our appliances including furnace, hot water tank are still all around 22 to 24 years old. Heck my car has over 300,000 miles on it and I've been keeping it alive for years. This isn't a good time to be replacing all these items, but then again, when is a good time.

I'm going to have to figure something. How convenient or useful is a BBQ or a Microwave anyway? That's what I thought.


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Old 10-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #66
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I'm going to have to figure something. How convenient or useful is a BBQ or a Microwave anyway? That's what I thought.
22 years on a water heater?!? Ye gods, man, start shopping now. You might even get a tax credit if it reduces your energy use.

I shudder to think of what'll happen when you try that "convenient & useful" logic on your spouse as she confronts a cold shower...
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Old 10-09-2006, 06:38 PM   #67
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Well Nords, I figure that we've spent about $2,500.00 in rental fees on the hot water heater over all those years so I'm pricing out a new one.
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A microwave is an absolute necessity!!! The problem is that the beasty ones last forever.
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The BBQ is useful when the oven and microwave break!

You could think about building yourself a low-cost BBQ with scrap bricks or cinderblocks..
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:41 AM   #70
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Thanks for the suggestion ladelfina , first I'm going to take care of the natural gas hot water tank. I see one on sale this week and if I pick it up and install it myself, it will be paid off in about 2.5 years based on the rental amount I'm paying. Sure beats paying another $2,500.00 in rental fees during the life of the water tank.

I do believe I've gone off topic, hmm.
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