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Old 12-18-2009, 05:42 PM   #2861
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:43 PM   #2862
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:44 PM   #2863
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Old 12-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #2864
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I thought you'ld never ask.

This is the verbal agreement, closing is months away, lots of paperwork to do. I am buying an investment property in a place I wouldn't mind retiring to. I have been watching the market for some time and I am getting a great deal at historically low interest rates. If you want to know more, PM me.
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Does this put you closer to retirement?
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Woo-hoo!! Congratulations!
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This statement IS worthless without pictures
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Niiiice colors. Thanks.

Hey did ya know the sky was REALLY blue?
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Does this put you closer to retirement?
It doesn't specifically alter my plans. I'm considering this a portfolio reallocation. What I think it may do is alter my mindset. When the ducks are in a row, my potential future home will be ready for me when my tenant's lease is up. I will then sell my current home (no tax on sale of principal residence ) and pay off the 3.25% HELOC.
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So where is the house Meadbh? US?
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I met up with an internet friend and we went through: National Museum of the USAF - Home .

Several hours of wandering around on concrete floors: I will hurt for several days.

Getting away from a large building with concrete floors was one reason I felt better after retirement.
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Old 12-19-2009, 05:34 PM   #2874
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Yesterday, I spent almost all day with the family of on old friend of my mine who passed away this past week from complications related to MS, which he was diagnosed with 24 years ago. Considering the circumstances, we all had a good time catching up on each others' lives and pursuits...and had a lot of good ol' belly laughs reminiscing about ol' Bubba!

He'd be pleased that we spent our time celebrating his life, rather than mourning his death! Had he been there to speak his piece, he would have said, "Quit your mully-grubbin' and get to partying.....Hey, who's ordering the pizza, and who's pickin' up the beer?!" I think we done him proud! All of us have always hated those excruciatingly sad and somber funerals. Granted, there is a time to mourn and grieve, but there's also a time to celebrate the departed's life....and that's strong part of our religious tradition.

So that was my 'yesterday'....As for today...got up had a nice breakfast, watched the birds at the feeders....went out about noon to clean up what little snow was left on the cars, walks, and driveway (about a 10 minute job)....continued working on my landscape and garden design changes for Spring (12 weeks & 6 days away)....went for coffee....continued on the design changes....hit Facebook and the E-R forum....now heading into the kitchen to taste test the first batch of Christmas cookies!!!!
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Congratulations on the house and the good price.

Goonie-Sorry for the loss of your friend. I agree that celebrating their life is better than mourning. I also like your countdown to Spring and your positive outlook on life.
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I have been w*rking my *ss off, and not posted for 2 weeks. It was hard to believe that w*rk could still be so much fun, to apply some new hardware technology to do things that were unthinkable a few years ago. I am old enough to have grown up playing with vacuum tubes, and the new electronics keep blowing my mind. It's not only fun, but the money would ease my frugal conscience later when buying that Sprinter chassis RV. My sweetheart still has to spend time with her father, who has moved into a nursing home, so this gives me something to do.

The only drawback is my blood pressure has risen again. Job gave too much excitement?
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Had another good Christmas party gig last night. The singer was sick all day yesterday, and threw up just before the first set, but she did great, and no one could tell that she felt terrible.

The other notable event was that I had used the metronome to set the tempo for "Linus and Lucy," (different from most of our songs, but always a crowd favorite). I forgot to turn it off, and made a mosh of the song trying to hit the metronome button in the middle of playing.
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I'll tell ya what, I've had a really rough day today. My Mom decided that she was going to take me out for breakfast this morning. Then after watching a few gardening shows on TV, I had to taste test some Christmas cookies, before going out to my workshop to continue planning out my landscape and garden design changes for the Spring...which is only 89 days away!

I did manage to squeeze in time for supper, and a bit of surfin' on the 'net. But now I'm about tuckered out, and ready to hit the lazyboy for a while and watch Hee Haw on TV.

Sure hope I'm not near as busy tomorrow....
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Weather getting a little better here. Just finished my 3rd straight week of no golf. But looks like it will be nice enough tomorrow to play. A few AL relatives coming in tomorrow afternoon for an early Christmas here. So it will be good to get that out of the way see them.
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This entertaining thing is really growing on me.
We had some friends over for homemade potato/ham/bacon soup and fresh cheddar cheese bread.
I decorated the fireplace mantle with fresh cut cedar greens and fake red and white poinsettas, and the front steps with same greens and big red bows.

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