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Old 11-03-2010, 08:25 PM   #5981
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:35 PM   #5982
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The highlight of the saga was when I called Tricare. I hadn't yet properly trained our progeny on the intricacies of authorizations & referrals so I wanted to let the authorities know about the ER bill. Our kid's in a different region than us now so she has a different contract medical administrator and a different PCM. They haughtily informed me that our 18-year-old's HIPAA is none of our business. So we parents are officially out of a job!
I remember when that happened to us. Our policy, our money, hell, we were still driving her to the doctor. But we were cut out of the process completely. I think this was the most emphatic indication of 18 = Adult that we ever had. Everything else had a little leeway, but not HIPAA.
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Gave much money to the vet people and brought the cat home. He wants to go out. He will stay inside until the drugs wear off.
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My portfolio sets a new personal high watermark today. It is now a few $K above my Oct 07 high. Earlier this month, I sold rebalanced a few percent from stock to cash, else would have more.

Dang, I should have stayed in "greed" mode instead of shifting to "fear" a bit too early. AA is now at 73% stock, and was as high as 83% a couple of months ago.

I remember being envious of connie, who reclaimed her Oct 07 high as early as on 4/30/2009. Dang! At that time, I was still at 74% of my all-time high. Connie has not logged in for nearly 1 year. Her triumphant post was below. I must say, she was one heck of a stock trader portfolio rebalancer.

Back in the Green!

In a way, it helps that I have part-time income. Not only I did not have to dip much into my savings, the income allows me to gamble take a more aggressive AA. So far, so good...

P.S. Shall I reward myself by trading in my chintzy class C RV for a mid-range class A, so that we can have real wood cabinets and nice countertops like the Jones here?

Nah! I enjoy money counting too much. In addition, a class A would not fit in some of the public campgrounds that we have stayed in. And small RVs are really cozy!
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My portfolio sets a new personal high watermark today. It is now a few $K above my Oct 07 high.
Sheesh, you too?

All time high

You guys are going to jinx it for all of us.
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Managed to spoon feed enough water into the heating system to start heating the upstairs.
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Sat up our chairs along the Indian River at sunrise, staking out a good spot to view the twice-delayed final launch of Discovery which was initially scheduled for Monday. Less than an hour later:

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SCRUB! Today's liftoff of space shuttle Discovery has been postponed due to a leak in the gaseous hydrogen venting system between the launch pad and external fuel tank.

1230 GMT (8:30 a.m. EDT)
NASA says this could be a minimum 48-hour delay given the amount of time it will take to safe Discovery and allow technicians to get their hands on the ground umbilical carrier plate (GUCP).

1248 GMT (8:48 a.m. EDT)
NASA now says Monday would be the soonest that shuttle Discovery could attempt launch again. Liftoff time would be 12:52 p.m. EST (1752 GMT).

But that's still preliminary and depends on how much time is spent fixing this leak.
If it doesn't go on Monday, the launch will be rescheduled for December - and we'll head home without crossing this one off my bucket list...
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After a long day yesterday went back to work at around 9 PM last night...got in around 5 this morning. Just woke up...too tired to sleep..the retirement portfolio was making a racket in my noggin...think I'll take it easy today...maybe look around for some tools to bring it some order ...
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Sat up our chairs along the Indian River at sunrise, staking out a good spot to view the twice-delayed final launch of Discovery which was initially scheduled for Monday. Less than an hour later:

If it doesn't go on Monday, the launch will be rescheduled for December - and we'll head home without crossing this one off my bucket list...
So sorry to hear of yet another delay! Let's hope that Monday works out. I'm glad you were able to stay a few days longer in the RV park.
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The dogs and I walked to the stock tank to fill it up. Filling the tank in the desert is like watching the grass grow everywhere else.

I make sure the water is splashing in with lots of noise. The sound of water flowing in the desert gets all the critters juices flowing.

Sitting without the dogs, always brings birds in. I have had in the past Javalina, mule deer, whitetail Coues deer, bobcats, ringtail cats.

Today a hummingbird was finding gnats high in the Live oak(emory) my rocking chair is under. Had a Say's Pheobe flycatching over the tank.

Gee forgot I have hosted a fairly rare bird in our area at the homestead. The bird is a Brown thrasher, now all of you back east will say "Shoot I have one in my yard everyday". Well I can only guess that they don't like to fly over the Mississippi River.

The wife took 4 GF to Mexico for lunch today, and for her to get new glasses. We save $300 on a pair of Flexon no line(progressive) bifocals, buying in Mexico instead of here. Of course my nearest Wal-mart is but a mile from the border. Go figure.

Pizza for me tonight, I am sure she will say she's to stuffed from lunch to eat.
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great post grasshopper...nature is a gift .
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Last night, after a 12 hour day at work, I went grocery shopping and ran into a former VP from our organization. She ER'd a year ago at ~60. She looked slim, relaxed and happy. She had lost weight and wrinkles, and looked 10 years younger than when I last saw her. She and DH have been travelling for extended periods. Her word for ER was "decadence".

Hmmmm. Food for thought!
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I went to the library to sign up for the e library . The luxury of being able to surf for a new book for my Nook at home is wonderful . They have a large selection and it's free !
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E-mailed still yet even more paperwork to PenFed. I think that makes 19 separate attachments.

We're refinancing our home but they wanted to see the mortgage statement on our rental property, along with the property-tax bills and the insurance policy. I think that means we're getting near the end of their due diligence.

We'd asked for a closing date of 29 Nov (we applied on 15 Oct) and the processor suggested that they might be ready by 20 Nov. Works for us.

Spouse and I talked about selling into the recent market strength but still can't come up with a reason to do so. We finally decided to blow $13.25 on Costco pizza & frozen yogurts.
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Was disqualified for jury duty because of my hearing..or lack thereof. Not sure if this is a good thing or not.

DH needs to schedule a colonoscopy in a few days, then when that's over he has to see his urologist because his PSA is elevated.

Meanwhile my momma continues to decline due to Alzheimer's.

...oh, and I'll 'celebrate' my 53rd birthday this month.

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Forgot it was Saturday and went to grocery store...
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We made that mistake last weekend at Costco. Didn't even bother to go in.

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It's good. In California they have special headphones for deadbeats like you.

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