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Old 07-24-2010, 04:55 PM   #4961
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I have no idea what Major Tom and jebmke mean, I'm still wondering how in the world Birdie Num Nums can do all that before making coffee.
We were quoting song lyrics. Apologies if it came across as somewhat obscure.
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Old 07-24-2010, 06:29 PM   #4962
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At the 2:18 mark but listen to it all
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Watered plants, pulled weeds, harvested cucumbers, beets, and a zucchini.
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My daughter came over today to sort thru junk for an upcoming garage sale. We were sidetracked when we came across some of her baby and early childhood treasures. It was so much fun going thru that stuff and talking about it. We even found an old letter that I wrote to my mother a couple of weeks before my daughter was born. We had a nice time.

After she left I headed over to the University Dairy Store for a nice big scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt and a walk around their flower gardens.

Very nice Sunday.
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We were quoting song lyrics. Apologies if it came across as somewhat obscure.
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Thanks, one of my retirement goals is to become culturally literate.
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This morning I awakened at 9:30 AM and for some reason before coffee or dressing I spent an hour or two painting more of the woodwork in my house. I am painting it the prettiest neutral beige with just a hint of spring green - - but gradually, as the spirit moves me.

Then after cleaning up and washing the brushes, I showered, dressed, and had my morning coffee. Should be interesting to see how the painting turned out once I am completely awake.
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In my continuing quest to downsize, I listed 3 items on the internet this morning and within an hour had 2 offers for one of them. Sure beats the old days of using the classifieds!

Every time I go through my stuff I find more things I have little attachment to and can get rid of. If I keep going at this rate, in about 5 years I'll be able to rent a very small storage space for what's left of my stuff and go tour the US in a van.

Not that I'm going to, but it's nice to have such thoughts and options.........
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Did laundry then walked barefoot in the wet grass to hang laundry on line. Made salads for next couple days. Sat and enjoyed the silence. Watched critters come and go on patio. Put out trash and recyclables (mine and neighbor).
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Another morning on the lake, with no one else to intrude on the silence.

Realized that I've gotten sloppy and choppy with the paddles. Practiced nearly silent paddling for about an hour on the mirror smooth lake, then the wind picked up a bit.

On the way home stopped for a coffee an' BLT, left extra tip for waitress who had her 50th birthday. It is fun to call a 50 year old "kid".
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Felt feisty this morning, so I got up early and got most of my chores and errands done.

Just found out a friend died suddenly; he was 57 years old.

Tryin' to keep my spirits up now.
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... and for some reason before ... dressing I spent an hour or two painting more
Reminds me of one of Pam Stone's old standup routines: "Is it latex?"
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Reminds me of one of Pam Stone's old standup routines: "Is it latex?"
Nothing gets sneaked past you, does it? I was more specific in my original version of that post, but "cleaned it up" by edit since I didn't want to shock anybody. Yes, I was painting au naturale... it's easier that way.
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A couple of times each year DW flys off the VA to visit her elderly Mom and gossip with other family members about the good old days. I have sat thru a number of these get-togethers and they have become tedious so DW does not require my attendance any more.

She's at it again and when she's gone I make it a point to eat lunch at the nearby Army base after working out in their fitness center. Today I had pepper steak, rice, beans, mixed vegs, ice tea, salad bar, apple pie, and fruit. Not bad for about $4 considering I got to break bread with a 3 medics (2 Army, 1 Navy) who are heading for Afghanistan in a few weeks for the 3rd time. The soldiers/marines in the units that they are assigned to will be in good hands.
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I live at 7300' . High 90's are a crime against nature here. But we fixed the swamp cooler this morning! We almost never use it b/c it NEVER gets hot at my house. I can barely grow tomatoes most years b/c it is in the 40's-50's most summer nights. I expect a nice harvest this year!
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Nothing gets sneaked past you, does it? I was more specific in my original version of that post, but "cleaned it up" by edit since I didn't want to shock anybody. Yes, I was painting au naturale... it's easier that way.
It also makes it a lot easier to clean up the... eh, never mind.
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It also makes it a lot easier to clean up the... eh, never mind.
Clean-up was very easy.
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Had a meeting with my boss (former co pres) and current pres. It seems that they have figured out that the co does not make enough $ from me in esr. So they are laying off some key people that will result in an increase in my workload. I have to figure out a way around this.
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