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Old 03-10-2011, 11:15 PM   #7061
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Good little cars those Prizms. Had ours for 225,000 miles. Never had engine or tranny work done on it. Still running when I got rid of it.

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I bought a Prizm for my daughter when she was 16. Shortly thereafter we were camping near home and she drove it out to the campsite and nudged a rock backing up and put a little dent in it. She didn't think it was any big deal because we had a 30 day warranty on the car. Wasn't happy when I explained to her that the warranty wouldn't cover something like that. A couple weeks later an "old guy" cut her off as she was on her way to school and it was totaled (thankfully she was ok). Nice little car. I seem to recall it was a Toyota Corolla with GM badging - is that right?
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:20 AM   #7062
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Yesterday the big accomplishment was a grocery store run and the office supply store. A rainy, yucky day, really only suitable for sleeping and reading.

Which is mostly what we did.
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Lived thru a major earthquake. Biggest And scariest I've ever been in. The devastation in Northeast Japan is widespread, and we won't know the extent of the damage until the light of day tomorrow.

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Old 03-11-2011, 10:03 AM   #7065
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Lived thru a major earthquake. Biggest And scariest I've ever been in. The devastation in Northeast Japan is widespread, and we won't know the extent of the damage until the light of day tomorrow.

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I just saw this report on the internet a few minutes ago. First thing I thought of was you and your family. I'm relieved to know you're ok!
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Lived thru a major earthquake. Biggest And scariest I've ever been in. The devastation in Northeast Japan is widespread, and we won't know the extent of the damage until the light of day tomorrow.

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I also am relieved that you are ok!
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Yesterday played with computer, spring cleaned back porch, started lawnmower after four months. Today snowy started to go over a lease from a corporation that wants to rent a half acre from me to put a small substation on. Do they think I am stupid enough to sign a lease that puts restrictions on the rest of my property. That was too much like work. Going to put it aside and continue tomorrow.
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I just did a fun thing...
I already have approx 6K airline points with JetBlue from my 3 FL trips last year. My existing points will expire at end of June 2011.
I have been watching the JetBLue AMEX offer for almost a year, waiting for them to up the ante and make it worth paying the $40 annual fee.
By signing up for the card by April 1st, I got an enrollment bonus of 10K points. If I use the AMEX card for $500 worth of charges over the next 3 months, I get another 10K points on top of the 10K enrollment bonus.
Boundary conditions:
1-way ticket = 5K points
RT ticket = 10K points
My calculator tells me I now have enough for a round trip ticket, plus perhaps another one if I use the card for any normal purchases I have to make over 3 months AND my 6K points will not expire for another year as long as I use the AMEX card once in the next 12 months.

Not bad for $40, huh?
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Nice little car. I seem to recall it was a Toyota Corolla with GM badging - is that right?

Yes , I think that is why it lasted so long .
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I thought of you this morning . Glad you are alright !
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Spring ahead - Daylight savings time

I got up early, stayed up for a few hours, then took a nap.
I've been hanging out in nice silky sleepwear all day. I just didn't feel like getting dressed to go out. No reason to on a rainy chilly damp day.

Mr B got the blue screen of death, so he is still performing herioic measures on his desktop computer. He is an ace at restoring crashed computers. Prognosis is good so far, except his hard drive seems to be corrupted.
My crystal ball tells me that I may have a good reason to use that JetBlue AMEX card I just signed up for. He will reimburse me with cash if he needs to replace his system.

Don't forget to change your clocks ahead tonight!
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I took the 14YO beagle to the vet hospital and ended up determining that we are at the terminal stage. Poor pup was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma a year ago and chemo has thus far been highly sucessful. We got another year of high quality of life for him and we used it: lots of hikes, good days, happy times. But he is not responding to chemo any more and he has a serious heart murmur and bad kidneys. We will get maybe another couple of weeks and that is it. Its hard not to feel like my heart is breaking.
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I took the 14YO beagle to the vet hospital and ended up determining that we are at the terminal stage. Poor pup was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma a year ago and chemo has thus far been highly sucessful. We got another year of high quality of life for him and we used it: lots of hikes, good days, happy times. But he is not responding to chemo any more and he has a serious heart murmur and bad kidneys. We will get maybe another couple of weeks and that is it. Its hard not to feel like my heart is breaking.
So sorry Brewer. We just lost our kitty to cancer 2 1/2 wks ago, so I can really empathize. It is so hard.
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My sympathies brewer. Our pets slowly but surely work their way into our hearts.
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I'm sorry Brewer and simple girl... Our hearts enable us to feel compassion and love....that's the only way a broken heart can mend. It's a cycle...
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I filed my taxes. I'm a little bummed . . . Each year I am usually within $500-600 of what I owe one way or the other. This year I am getting thousands back. I just gave a free loan to the government last year! Now that I have the time I will make sure that doesn't happen again.

Also went out to a gourmet food pop-up market and picked up some locally made goodies. New Taste Marketplace. We have these local vendor events 1-2x per month and it is a great place to get one-of-kind foods. They serve as incubators for budding food entrepreneurs. It helps to be on the right email lists to get notification of dates and places.
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I did our taxes today for the first time in 30 years without an accountant. I'm stunned how easy it is with Turbotax. Then I brewed a batch of Irish Red Ale. My sympathies as well to Brewer and Simple Girl - it's tough to get over a pet's illness and eventual passing.
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Likely you'd have been even more amazed had you done the brewing first.

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We lost one of our dogs a couple of months ago. Hurts like hell.
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So sorry to hear about your pets, Brewer, Simple Girl and REWahoo.

I met a friend who still works at my old place of work. We had lunch out, Roasted Vegetable Sandwich and Sweet Potato Fries. Yummy. Then we went to a Home Show and to Sam's Club. It was a beautiful day today. The sun was actually shining!!!

Came home and watched some TV, skyped with DH and DD's family. I miss my granddaughter so much and I am so happy that I can skype with her, but I want to hold her and kiss her. I know, I should be satisfied with being able to see her.
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