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Old 11-06-2009, 04:10 PM   #2661
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Have you PM'ed her?
Not yet...I'm gonna give her a little while, then I'm callin' out the calvary!
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Old 11-06-2009, 04:41 PM   #2662
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Not yet...I'm gonna give her a little while, then I'm callin' out the calvary!
Well, she was logged into the forum today. I have a bad case of CRS (Can't Remember, uh, Stuff) but it seems to me that in the past she has had painful problems that kept her from typing, didn't she? Perhaps they have recurred.
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OMG, I just got home after my retirement party and it was more wonderful than I could ever have imagined!
Glad it all went well!

Well I got my heating and cooling system installed. It is nice, feels like I've been brought into the 21st century. They did try to screw me at the end though. The guy that priced the job(owner) said the current insulation around the duct work in the attic would be sufficient. But he didn't crawl around the whole attic, just based it on what he could see when peeping up there. The guys that installed the unit said no, that there was some break points that was not wrapped properly. They recommended upgrading to some better insulation to the tune of $1,400. I called the owner and raised %e!! so he backed off and said they would do it for the price of the materials, around $250. A 2 day job so I agreed. Still $250 I wasn't expecting, but I want to be sure I don't have moisture problems in the summer.

Oh well, the perils of being a homeowner. Time to head to the club for a few med's and dinner.
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Glad it all went well!

They recommended upgrading to some better insulation to the tune of $1,400. I called the owner and raised %e!! so he backed off and said they would do it for the price of the materials, around $250. A 2 day job so I agreed. Still $250 I wasn't expecting, but I want to be sure I don't have moisture problems in the summer.

Oh well, the perils of being a homeowner. Time to head to the club for a few med's and dinner.

Funny you should mention that ,when I had my air replaced they said my ducts were hanging low and needed to be replaced . I decided to think about it and I've never had a problem since the new installation . So maybe this is their standard "Let's upgrade the job practice ".
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Have been reading. Haven't had much to say. Will post tomorrow.
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Hi Khan. This just proves we miss you when you're gone.
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I find it weird that folks notice me and when I am gone.
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Have been spending much money re plumbers.
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Beautiful day in the 70's. Looked up and down my street - everybody's out raking leaves.

Being lefthanded INTJ - dug out my mower /ran it on mulch. After a short run/loaned my big garden cart to my neighbor on the left still raking.

Watching Navy ahead of Norte Dame in the 4th quarter.

heh heh heh - this ER is tough sometimes. .
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Spent all day at a event in Reston, VA called "Homes for the Holidays", a dog rescue event to help rescue groups meet people in order to find homes for their pets. Did a lot of talking and have a lot of interest in our current foster dog, Deago- a 3 1/2 year old blue merle sheltie.

Want2retire- have a great Monday and welcome to retirement, I passed my first year on October 3rd although I am running my sawmill for hire part time. It was great to hear your celebration went well!
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The plumbers are polite & professional, but they take much money. I gladly pay them, but wish I didn't have to see them so often.
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Great day today! Getting ready for a trip from FL to visit my sister and BIL in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. It's just about 10 miles over the border from Myrtle Beach, SC. About an 11 hour drive. Golf clubs cleaned and packed along with the shoes. I was up there last year on a golf trip with seven other guys (my brother included) to Myrtle Beach for a week. Of course we drove up to my sisters place one day and played one of the courses they live on. Like I said, this trip is to visit with my sister and BIL and my brother and SIL from OH will join us. It's been three years since we've all visited together. One thing our parents wanted us to promise them before they passed away was for us to always stay close to each other. We were always a close knit family and they wanted us to remain close, and we are. We've never had an argument and talk to each other weekly. Can't wait to see them tomorrow evening. We'll have a few drinks and my sister will cook a great dinner as usual. We are bringing Monday night's dinner in a cooler. Six New York strip steaks and the baking potatoes. It's great to be a close family and I can't wait for 5AM to get started.
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Yeah. Plumbers do alright for themselves. As in the question I pointed out at post #32 in What if everyone ER'd?
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Yeah. Plumbers do alright for themselves.
I'm sure you've heard the one about the woman who called the plumber to unclog the toilet. The job took 15 minutes. "That'll be $200", he said. "$200? I wouldn't pay that to a brain surgeon. "I know" said the plumber. "I used to be one".
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I'm having a wonderful weekend!

I was teaching a seminar in Montreal on Friday, and since I love Montreal, I decided to stay for the weekend.

Wonderful dinner on Friday night, very reasonable for me as I chose the cheapest item on the menu, but a colleague insisted on buying the wine, and it had to be a $120 bottle. Frankly, I've had better wine for $30.

Yesterday was my cultural fix! I started at the McCord Museum where there is an exhibition of the Irish in Quebec, as well as a fun interactive eSpace event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Next, some shopping. Or, at least, it was supposed to be shopping. In fact it was browsing, as I just could not bring myself to spend $150 for leather gloves (I know I can gloves just as elegant for half the price at home) or $1300 for a designer jacket! Anyhow....next stop, the Musee des Beaux Arts, where I focused on Napoleon, fantastical line drawings, and decorative arts (there was a wonderful Elephant Chair in plastic from the 1970s). Because it was the first Saturday of the month, entry to all the museums was free

The weather is wonderful for November and in my travels I met a lovely woman from Washington DC who is visiting with her son, who is presenting a theology paper at a conference. Then back to the hotel to get dressed for the next event....take the subway to Place des Arts for a night at the opera, Mozart's The Magic Flute. I was worried that I would be the country bumpkin amongst all those stylish Montrealers, but I needn't have worried: it was "anything goes!" The story of the Magic Flute is basically "boy gets girl" but the whole thing is an allegory about Freemasonry. Mozart was a Mason. The production made this very overt and the sets were wonderful. Most of the music will be familiar to many people. All in all a delightful evening!

Today I am having brunch with a friend and then it's off to the airport. I can't believe my luck with the weather as it could well be snowing at this time of year. Montreal is a fascinating city with so many things to do. But I can see why LBYM would be difficult!
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Yeah. Plumbers do alright for themselves. As in the question I pointed out at post #32 in What if everyone ER'd?
There's not much room to negotiate when the water heater or the central heat (gas-fired hot water system) decides not to work.
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That's the same power a Dentist has. A tooth ache will not be ignored.
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Had a plumber in about a month ago. “Fluffy,” the cat, usually hides when a stranger comes in, not so with the plumber. She couldn’t get enough of sniffing him all over, rolling over, showing her belly, etc. And yes, he was rank. Then he came back a few days later, happy cat, one cat's crack is....
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