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Old 02-29-2016, 03:49 PM   #21
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Welcome to the world of the unemployed.

Upstate was my old stompin' ground. From Saratoga to Ticonderoga to Malone. Gouverneur, Rochester, Buffalo, and yes Ithaca and Elmira Heights. and all points between. Wanted to live in the Adirondaks, but DW's better judgement prevailed, and we snow birded Florida to Central IL. I can remember 10 feet of snow ... on the level.
You didn't ask, but spending lots of time picking a new home is a guarantee of being happy.

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Old 02-29-2016, 06:10 PM   #22
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:11 PM   #23
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Welcome to the world of the unemployed.

Upstate was my old stompin' ground. From Saratoga to Ticonderoga to Malone. Gouverneur, Rochester, Buffalo, and yes Ithaca and Elmira Heights. and all points between. Wanted to live in the Adirondaks, but DW's better judgement prevailed, and we snow birded Florida to Central IL. I can remember 10 feet of snow ... on the level.
You didn't ask, but spending lots of time picking a new home is a guarantee of being happy.

Best wishes for your new life.
Hey thanks! I read all of your stuff. Love your cars, too.

Elmira Heights? Really?

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thanks everyone...I just had a little bite of dinner with the staff, hugs, a couple of manhattans, and onward we go...
I feel like the first day of summer vacation, only I don't have to go back to school in September...
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:56 PM   #26
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My dad is a retired dentist. He came up with a marvelous hobby for retirement. All those years using those tiny instruments made him a wonderful carver. He carves and paints the most beautiful ducks you ever saw. The guys in his carving class laugh- he's the only one who uses rotary tools instead of knives. He doesn't sell them though- he says at his previous hourly wage, he'd have to ask about $25k each! Congratulations- he's loving retirement and I hope you will too!

That is impressive. Somewhat similar a guy next street over carves toothpicks.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:58 PM   #27
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Somewhat similar a guy next street over carves toothpicks.
How many can he get out of a typical log?
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Dunno, if he ever tried.

He buys toothpicks by the carton. Then carves faces and critters on the tootpick. Often looses them and finds them years later in nooks and crannies around the house.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:12 PM   #29
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thanks everyone...I just had a little bite of dinner with the staff, hugs, a couple of manhattans, and onward we go...
I feel like the first day of summer vacation, only I don't have to go back to school in September...
Awesome!!
Hey it took me a couple of years to figure that out. Had the best summer vacation ever last year. Fall and winter have been great too. Enjoy!

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