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Old 10-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #5841
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Old 10-17-2010, 08:36 PM   #5842
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Straight gin, the only mixers are lime and peppermint candies? You are hard core bbbamI.

Yeah, that could lead to a pretty crazy night!
Yeppers...that's me...

Hmmm...think I might have another one... However, my cheeks are still numb from the first one.
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Yeppers...that's me...

Hmmm...think I might have another one... However, my cheeks are still numb from the first one.

Which ones?
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Ahhhh...I walked right into that one........dah gin makes me a might sloooooow.....
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Oof!! I hope the weather was as nice while you were driving, as it was here today.
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Bought an old TI-55 programmable calculator at the Goodwill for $3. (It is vintage 1977. I had one in college).
I loved mine, but it turned out to be soluble in many of my organic chemistry lab experiments. Methylene chloride in particular.

Spouse and I still have our Midshipman Store TI-55IIIs...
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If you're still congested/runny tonight, I'd recommend some nasal spray (like 4-way). It's one of medicine's miracles. It lets you target the current symptom.
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I've been drinking a lot of hot tea with honey. I inhale the steam and that seems to help.
Nasal spray irritates my nose. I must have a sensitivity to the ingredients.
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Took the Trailblazer in for an oil and transmission fluid change. Always fun to spend money on maintenance items. But, did do something fun this afternoon that didn't cost any money. Went on a hike with the mutt. And a beautiful afternoon it was.
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Discovered a nasty gas leak on my car over the weekend. Took it to the local garage this morning and got a call a couple of hours later. It was a small crack in the inlet to the fuel pump. Only problem is to fix it required (supposedly) a new pump. Major bucks.

I'd normally ask for a second opinion but I really don't have the time. This is what we tow behind the motor home and we're only two days from launch on our FL trip to see the shuttle - assuming it goes off on schedule: NASA says fuel leak shouldn't delay Discovery shuttle launch
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I got out of the house today to replenish my Kleenex, TP and cold remedy stock. I did pick up some 12 hour nasal spray (thanks Al ) and so far no reaction to it.
I visited a guy friend who has been missing seeing me for 3 weeks. He made me some chicken soup and generally fussed over me. Nice to have good friends.

The leaves are still changing here, but I am seeing more bare branches lately. I am already scheming up my winter adventures. I have a few stray mutual funds that have low balances (under $5K) that may get cashed out this winter. All done in the spirit of portfolio simplication, of course.
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Discovered a nasty gas leak on my car over the weekend. Took it to the local garage this morning and got a call a couple of hours later. It was a small crack in the inlet to the fuel pump. Only problem is to fix it required (supposedly) a new pump. Major bucks.

I'd normally ask for a second opinion but I really don't have the time. This is what we tow behind the motor home and we're only two days from launch on our FL trip to see the shuttle - assuming it goes off on schedule: NASA says fuel leak shouldn't delay Discovery shuttle launch
Is NASA using the same repair shop/fuel pump as your toad?
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Is NASA using the same repair shop/fuel pump as your toad?
Don't think so - they certainly wouldn't have been the low bidder...
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Is NASA using the same repair shop/fuel pump as your toad?
I wonder which answer we would prefer to hear?
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Received Quicken Premier from Amazon yesterday, and installed it. The import of the MS Money file was less than perfect, and left many transactions out.

I had been using MS Money for many years, but only for its Portfolio Manager features. In fact, I used to use MS Portfolio free Web version, but it eventually could not handle all the equity transaction history that dated back to 1998, and I had to buy MS Money Plus to continue to track my portfolio.

A long time ago, I did buy an earlier version of MS Money to use it for all banking purposes, but the set-up was cumbersome, and the darn PC crashed shortly after due to a Windoze bug, and I never bothered to set it up again. Meanwhile, my wife does her own electronic banking to pay bills and all my involvement there has been simply to make sure there is enough money in the checking account.

Anyway, the import of MS Money file was botched, but it could be due to some weird records inside the file. The darn thing was 287MB (yes, that's 287 Megabytes), and had choked up MS Money itself on occasions. Yes, I have been an active investor, but what could have been stored in that bloated file?

So, I gave up on the import and set out to create accounts from scratch. It was painless to set up Quicken to go into my B of A, Scottrade, Schwab accounts, etc, etc... There remained half a dozen of accounts that I will have to enter by hand, Treasury Direct and my wife 401k being examples.

Now, I know my net worth again each day after the market closes. That pleases this miser.

But, but, what the heck is this? Apparently, Quicken could not go back far enough to see when certain stock shares were purchased. However, it "knows" the shares are there in the balance, so creates a "place holder" for the purchase transaction, and I will have to look it up myself to edit the date and the price. Arghhh.... And of course there is no way I would spend the time to enter all the dividend payouts.

Also, all the closed positions, all those "historical" tech stocks that I bought which have gone belly up, they had been wiped clean, and no evidence of any of my dumb investment mistakes remains. I had been keeping them, so that I could look back and see how many tens of thousand I lost on this, and on that... A guy's got to learn from his mistakes, or at least tries to, don't you think?
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Back from a 5 day camping trip in the VA/WV mountains. The fire road we go up in the GW National Forest is the enforceable border there. The weather was mostly good, but pretty damn chilly. Incredible stars. The wind was bending my tent down to touch my nose at night, but I slept like a baby. Got in a few nice hikes, and one good 4-wheel trip. This was my 26th year doing this trip.

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So I'll be seeing y'all at the World Championship this year in Bridgeville, DE? It was a good time last year, although I almost got brained by a misfire.
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The wind was bending my tent down to touch my nose at night, but I slept like a baby.
Thus, since you were asleep, not noticing that the tent was touching your nose.
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Thus, since you were asleep, not noticing that the tent was touching your nose.
Not to mention that it was colder than ****, and my nose was frozen.
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Back from a 5 day camping trip in the VA/WV mountains. The fire road we go up in the GW National Forest is the enforceable border there. The weather was mostly good, but pretty damn chilly. Incredible stars. The wind was bending my tent down to touch my nose at night, but I slept like a baby. Got in a few nice hikes, and one good 4-wheel trip. This was my 26th year doing this trip.





So I'll be seeing y'all at the World Championship this year in Bridgeville, DE? It was a good time last year, although I almost got brained by a misfire.
DW wants to visit every state. Certainly the world championship punkin chunking would be high on my list of things to do on the east coast - but we cant make it this year. Your misfire incident sounds like it was a lot of fun.
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