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Old 12-12-2010, 02:03 PM   #6342
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High of 79F (26C) and low of 52F (11C) with clear sky here. We went for a walk of 3 miles through the neighborhood, past the town home that my daughter has made an offer on. Then, we went home to have lunch with canned sardine.

The weather here is most perfect this time of year. Before people from "up north" and the Midwest start to throw stones, let me hurry to add that this is the payback for our scorching 120F summers. Heh heh heh... It's my turn to gloat.
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Plowed snow. We are finally getting in Michigan what nailed Minneapolis and Wisconsin yesterday. I have a small Kubota with 4WD and a front end leader and back blade. I cleaned up the road and did a couple of neighbors' driveways. Now they know who I think is naughty or nice.
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Plowed snow. We are finally getting in Michigan what nailed Minneapolis and Wisconsin yesterday. I have a small Kubota with 4WD and a front end leader and back blade. I cleaned up the road and did a couple of neighbors' driveways. Now they know who I think is naughty or nice.
'Tis the season to be jolly...fa la la la LA la la la la

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This made me think of another post made by you not long ago. I hope you don't mind me reviving it. It's very thoughtful and inspiring.

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Went through 3 airports and drove home through the snow.
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I am indulging myself in a childhood Christmas classic on CBC (Canadian TV) channel CKWS.
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The last couple of days too cold to do much outdoors. Good news, it's warming up. But with warmer weather, some rain moves in as well. Oh well, looks like I'm catching a good old fashion cold so probably won't be in the mood for golf anyway.

Some good news today. I purchased an AIG bond 2.5 years ago, just a few months before the financial meltdown. Dumb I know, but it was rated A- at the time and I thought what can go wrong on a short term bond like this. Heh heh, well I found out and the value of the bond dropped to 30% of face value at one point. A drop in value = an increase in med's. But a happy ending, received all my dividends and paid off in full today. The proceeds of which is headed to Penfed to put on the 5% cd special they ran a couple of months ago.
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The last couple of days too cold to do much outdoors. Good news, it's warming up. But with warmer weather, some rain moves in as well. Oh well, looks like I'm catching a good old fashion cold so probably won't be in the mood for golf anyway.

Some good news today. I purchased an AIG bond 2.5 years ago, just a few months before the financial meltdown. Dumb I know, but it was rated A- at the time and I thought what can go wrong on a short term bond like this. Heh heh, well I found out and the value of the bond dropped to 30% of face value at one point. A drop in value = an increase in med's. But a happy ending, received all my dividends and paid off in full today. The proceeds of which is headed to Penfed to put on the 5% cd special they ran a couple of months ago.
What great news! What a relief it must be knowing that your AIG bond bought right before the meltdown, paid off in full. Whew! Now let's hope that Penfed stays solvent....
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What great news! What a relief it must be knowing that your AIG bond bought right before the meltdown, paid off in full. Whew! Now let's hope that Penfed stays solvent....
At least we have federal insurance on this one. Although the AIG bailout turned out to be close to the same thing.
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I woke up to 5 inches of fresh snow. My plowing guy came by at 10 AM and cleared the driveway.
Syracuse airport (Hancock) is reporting 69 inches of snow, year to date. I am surrounded by places that are reporting snowfall in feet.
I am surfing while Mr Boston watches TV. I have the house to myself tonight while he goes to a Legion meeting. Sounds like a great opportunity to play some opera or The Great Voices of Christmas music CDs.
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We're picking up our prodigal daughter in about four hours. She thinks she's survived Chemistry 101*, although in three weeks she'll have to return to face Chemistry 102. She has admitted that it'd be OK with her if I paid next semester's room/board bill. NROTC already paid next semester's tuition, so they must not be too unhappy with her!

I get to drive the Prius to the airport this afternoon, and then that'll probably be the last time I get to touch the steering wheel for three weeks. Heck, it might be the last time I see it during daylight.

Spouse found herself actually cleaning up the house for our daughter's return. Oh the irony.

Next I'm making spaghetti sauce for tonight's dinner. It'll be the first time that spouse or I have actually cooked a meal (other than a frozen dinner or a pizza) since our daughter left for college in August.

*[We have a family story that puts more pressure on her chemistry experience. I have a bachelor's degree in chemistry. I met spouse when she was failing freshman chemistry and I was assigned as her tutor. Spouse pulled out a "B" but of course she's been payin' it back now for over 30 years. Clearly our daughter has inherited the wrong set of chemistry genes, but as far as we can tell she's determined to survive the subject without a tutor...]
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*[We have a family story that puts more pressure on her chemistry experience. I have a bachelor's degree in chemistry. I met spouse when she was failing freshman chemistry and I was assigned as her tutor. Spouse pulled out a "B" but of course she's been payin' it back now for over 30 years. Clearly our daughter has inherited the wrong set of chemistry genes, but as far as we can tell she's determined to survive the subject without a tutor...]
I actually met my spouse the semester I have Calc and she let it slip she had a degree in math and was working on a PhD in stats. I knew I had stats the following semester. Things always work out

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