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Old 11-10-2008, 08:22 PM   #321
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Climbed outta bed at 6:15am, got cleaned up & dressed, crammed a PB&J through my piehole, jumped in the car and went to catch the bus to go see & hear the Ozark Mtn. Jamboree's Christmas show in Galesburg. Stopped at a Perkin's restaurant on the way there for lunch....Mmmmm, Ruben! Yum!....then on to the show....a very good show! Then back home, read the newspaper, email, forums, etc., and now thinking about fixing something for supper.

Tomorrow is a day of vegetation....I'll probably be a couch potato!

Wednesday we're going to Chicago to see "Mame", and have dinner. And then Saturday we're going up to Ft. Atkinson, WI, to the Fireside Theater for dinner and their annual Christmas show.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #322
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Goonie, I love to read about your days! You seem to be enjoying retirement thoroughly and to be having so much FUN.
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:36 PM   #323
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Goonie, I love to read about your days! You seem to be enjoying retirement thoroughly and to be having so much FUN.
That's what I retired for....FUN!!! Endless Days of Play! And to think....I could go to work for the tour/bus company, and get to do all of the traveling, sightseeing, and shows....and get PAID for it! Plus FREE meals and lodging! But then it would be 'work'.....a 'job'.....YUCK!!! I think I'd rather keep paying them instead!

They need more good drivers....and I'm qualified (all I need is to have a DOT physical).....and we've talked (several times....and again today).....but......
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...my recent days

Get up without the alarm, roughly 6:30am. It is when the sun starts to come in the window.

Do my breakfast and web cruise routine. Web cruise is news, comics, ebay, a few photography news groups. Watch birds in feeder in the back yard as I have breakfast.

Make breakfast, pack lunch, walk along canal to university. Geese are flocking to get ready to migrate; leaves are beautiful, although many have fallen.

Study my 2 university courses. Sometimes my study buddy comes. We chat, laugh, talk, study, have a wonderful time.

Worse thing I do is look at the business section through the day and see how the market is doing.

Return home between 4~5 to family.

Make and have dinner, do homework, play with son.

Often go for a walk in the evening, to store, to get fresh air, before heading to bed.

...it is so far my version of "heaven".

No "work" in the above. Homework is not work.

Oh, and my ex-company is going down the toilet. I've been reading about their latest bloodshed. A bunch of cronies that the CEO brought in have been nuked. There must be partying in the cubicles; too bad it is too late.

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Got up at 6:30am, made a pot of coffee, and started working. At least I can do it in my pj's.

I did slip off for 9 holes yesterday. Going to rain the next couple of days so might as well be working.
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got up at 3 AM
Made cawfee and some rolls with butter
Turned on telly and puter.
Watched movie.
at 900 am, made wifey cawfee.
at 10am went to current events meeting at geezer club.
at 12 PM went to Vons supermarket and ate lunch and read paper.
at 2PM mixed cement, put into molds and made some custom stepping stones.
at 3pm went on puter.
at 4pm will eat dinner
at 6Pm will watch more telly until 8 PM, then conk out and wake again at 3 PM.

this was a slow day.

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Why so early? Do you wake up early like that every a.m.?
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Got up around 9:45
Checked out the internet, grimaced over another dropping stock market
Had breakfast
Waited for a FedEx package while reading work stuff
Package arrived.
Heading out to run some errands.

Working from home 4 days a week is great - don't know if I can ever go back into a real office. Can do work any time of the day or night and all "they" care about is the product. I think I'd rather fully retire than head back into the daily office stuff.

Pics attached from last week's trip to AZ to visit the kids. Will move there eventually, maybe next year if the company will let me long range telecommute.
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Old 11-11-2008, 01:10 PM   #328
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Got up this morning around 8am, surfed the 'net for a bit, got ready and went to the VFW for the Veteran's Day ceremony, then afterward, we went down to the American Legion for the luncheon. Normally the ceremony is held in the town square, but the weather was uncooperative this morning....raining & cold......therefore it was held indoors. Still, it was a very nice tribute to our veteran's!

And to all of the veterans here on the E-R boards......Thank You!
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Brought in the bird bath and clothesline for the winter.

Chopped up the last of the tomatoes and peppers and put them into the Crock Pot with some other vegetables and some herbs and a pork hock.

Did laundry, ran dishwasher.

Cleaned kitchen and bathroom; changed sheets rugs towels.

Raked some leaves and layered into compost.

Came to an understanding with the city that I do not and shall not have to file a tax form.
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Who don't you have to file a tax form, Khan?

What Goonie said: thanks to the veterans.

Nice photos, Restonham. I always was drawn to the SW, although lately I think it's more the NW (both are gorgeous).
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dh2b got hugged ALL day long.
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In Ohio the city only taxes earned income (not pensions); I am now officially in their database as retired/on pension.
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I went down to the market and ate a plate of oysters. Then stopped at broker for coffee and the WSJ and talked with another customer, then walked home in the mist.

Right now I have a glass of Tomatin single malt, 12 years old, neat.

After that, I may have another glass. Then some steak and onions and salad.

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Woke up. Went for a 3 mile walk. Went shopping. Got some really good 7.99 wild salmon. Got home..lifted some weights. Went out for another walk. Cedar planked salmon with some steamed kale with garlic and jalapenos. Also had a good bottle of Gewurztraminer. Whats to complain about I got a smile on my face
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I went down to the market and ate a plate of oysters. Then stopped at broker for coffee and the WSJ and talked with another customer, then walked home in the mist.

Right now I have a glass of Tomatin single malt, 12 years old, neat.

After that, I may have another glass. Then some steak and onions and salad.

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Tomatin single malt, never had it. Sounds very nice.
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Right now I have a glass of Tomatin single malt, 12 years old, neat.

After that, I may have another glass. Then some steak and onions and salad.

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Got up at 6:30am, made a pot of coffee, and started working. At least I can do it in my pj's.

I did slip off for 9 holes yesterday. Going to rain the next couple of days so might as well be working.
Hey Dawg, did I miss something? When did you go back to work...or just doing some short-term stuff from home?

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It's 0540, finishing my 3rd or 4th cup of coffee and ready to head out the door for a 12 hr day at w#rk, I'm envious to read all of your posts.
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Why so early? Do you wake up early like that every a.m.?
Im still on east coast time I guess.

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My old boss called and asked if I would be interested in a short term project.(auditing) I thought he meant 7-10 days but it's more like 4-6 weeks. But it's ok, weather is suspect for the next 3-4 months anyway. If I'm not too bummed out after this one ends, I might see if they have some year end part time work to get me through the winter. Help refill my paltry checking account while the market is down.
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