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Old 09-29-2009, 05:16 PM   #2321
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Old 09-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #2322
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Right. I did buy a new rubbermaid cart for $49, but it doesn't seem as tough as the old one. Plastic is thinner for one thing. We'll see.
Pick any two: Price, Quality, Service. Wisdom from the great Harvey MacKay
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I'm afraid to meet our new neighbors. Three years ago, they bought the forested lot across the street, tore down all the trees, and put a big pile of dirt on the lot. Two years ago they started building, and put up a huge house right on the edge of the street. No one who's met them has anything good to say. They haven't quite moved in yet.
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Took the car in for oil change et al. Went to dentist last week. Next week: flu shot, cat to vet, inspection of heating system.
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... cat to vet, inspection of heating system.
How did the cat's heating system check out?
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How did the cat's heating system check out?
Won't know 'til next week. He does seem to like my lap.
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Went to lunch at the Gulf View cafe on the beach . What a gorgeous day ! Clear sky,blue water ,small waves sometimes I really like Florida and today was one of those days .
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Amazed at my ability to fritter away time.

Got up around 9 am. Love the luxury. Was raining for 3d or 4th day now. Had to pass on my morning walk. So did some stretches, some breathing exercises, hung upside down on my tilt table. While having breakfest, looking outside watched the squirrels play grab a$$, the birds, the cat inspecting the yard.

Then checked the internet version of the mass media, blogs for the latest rumors, bs, lies, pontifications, and catch up on current mayhem.

Finally on the forum, after making some wise comments then some hopefully useful ones, I realized it is now past 1 PM.

Shoot, it is time to get dressed and get on down to the greasy spoon for some good old fashioned in person reminiscing, gossip and derision of all that we codgers and curmudgeons disagree with. Bye for now.
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Relaxed today....after working 10-8 two days in a row. I have been blessed with some great opportunities to learn some boundary setting.
Had lunch with a good friend, did a session,....going to a mtg later.
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This thread is where I come for my daily dose of envy.... one day, my time will come.

Seriously, this thread is where I come to motivate myself to save more, invest smarter, and to look ahead at what my life could be WITHOUT WORK. Love reading this stuff...
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I had a much better day today than yesterday.
Yesterday was one of those dreaded "Type A Returns" (TAR) days where I was very restless mentally and started feeling bored and was having trouble focusing on simple things and was feeling weird about always goofing off and felt out of sorts and......my mind was messing with me.
I finally settled on reading The Pirate and The Puritan, a good pulpy swashbuckler romance book I recently downloaded from the Kindle store.

The good news is these TAR days are more and more infrequent.
By contrast, plain old Chinese buffet with 10 friends today was downright fun.
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Worked at the court this a.m. Found four rotten people out of 25. Had to do some shopping because DH's friend came from AR today to help him work on the house the next couple of days (and talk about motorcycles and guitars). Did a little cleaning around the house, updated our financial spreadsheet, marinade pork steaks, made potato salad and garlic bread. Served the fellows a bit later. Cleaned up the kitchen. Sat down for a few minutes. Then served the guys cake and coffee. I just got through making eight sausage and biscuits for them to chow down on in the a.m. 'Cause I don't think I'll be able to get up early tomorrow...
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Right. I did buy a new rubbermaid cart for $49, but it doesn't seem as tough as the old one. Plastic is thinner for one thing. We'll see.
The new cart seems to have cup holders. How nice!
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Off work yesterday and today, grocery store in the am, mowed the "back 40" in the pm. Checked the weather radar, no rain as forecast in sight, went for a motorcycle ride for an hour. Today is supposed to be clear so after about 10:00 am I'll be on the bike for the rest of the day.

Put off pressure washing the mold off the front porch until next week when I'll be working in the pm.
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I think I will do my annual cleaning of the dishwasher today. Get the accumulated gunk out of the various holes and crannies.
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