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Old 09-29-2013, 04:47 AM   #21
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Next you are gonna tell us you aren't buying thrift store pants with weird zipper problems!!
Thanks for the update, though, and delighted to hear you are soon well.

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #22
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Thanks for the warm reception!

Let's see. I just ordered a Nexus 7 to replace my iPod Touch, and I didn't get a used one. When there was a power outage here, we drove up to Gold Beach, OR, and stayed in a cozy lodge on the ocean ("Ireland's Rustic Lodges).

Got a new bike jacket even though my 21 year old jacket was still usable. Packages arrive from Amazon pretty often. Lena or I will order a glass of wine at a restaurant even though it costs $8 (250% more than a bottle of the wine we usually drink). When the shop called with a list of $800 worth of maintenance items on the car, I didn't try to figure out which things I could do myself, I just said "Do it all!" We go out to fancy restaurants more often, and don't always split the meals. We turn the heat on more often, though we still heat mostly with wood. I keep in mind WWBGD (What Would Bill Gates Do?).

Yes, I'm a recovering tightwad.
That is so cool! I am glad you are enjoying spending a little more these days and can afford to do so.

Me too, and I can relate to the packages arriving from Amazon pretty often. Sometimes I just browse on Amazon, for fun, which is something I seldom dared to do back in the accumulation phase.

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:13 PM   #23
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Thanks for the uplifting update, Al!
Great to hear you're doing so well & enjoying life.

Agree with notion that draconian reductions in sodium are generally not necessary- esp for those who exercise regularly (thus lose more sodium than couch potatoes).
Not sure I would go overboard with the advice to get sun to benefit the heart. Lotsa sun increases risk of skin cancer.
Your exercise outlook for general fitness follows the classic run training advice "run lots, run slow, and sometimes fast". Works for me, too. Particularly in avoiding those nagging overuse injuries.
I also enjoy distance cycling, but must confess to wasting too much $$ on bikes/gear. BTW- Is that an old Allez?

Glad ACA is going to treat you to some cost savings. Unfortunately, looks like I'll be among those "lucky" 6% (according to this week's HHS update) whose area will see INcreased HI premiums under Obamacare vs CBO's earlier estimates
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:55 AM   #24
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Sounds awesome!

But I'm afraid you might be suffering from senile dementia. Saying things like "I didn't get no salt at the store today" and spending money like a drunken nuclear submariner?

Retired in 2013 at age 33. Keeping busy reading, blogging, relaxing, gaming, and enjoying the outdoors with my wife and 3 kids (4, 10, and 11).
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