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Old 01-17-2009, 05:30 PM   #701
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If you run out of things to do, refer to this chart:

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(For the life of me I can't remember where I saw this. If I found it here on the ER forum in the first place, my apology for re-posting. Let me know and I'll consider ginko balboa...I mean, ginkgo biloba...ha)
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:47 PM   #702
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If you run out of things to do, refer to this chart:

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(For the life of me I can't remember where I saw this. If I found it here on the ER forum in the first place, my apology for re-posting. Let me know and I'll consider ginko balboa...I mean, ginkgo biloba...ha)
LOL! That chart's funny. That chart was my Friday.
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Made homemade cinnamon raisin bread, which absolutely made dh2b's day.
Did battle with 5" of snow that fell overnight. Someone please remind me why I live here... I'm gonna have killer biceps by spring at this rate. Wanna arm wrassle?
Did a full monty outdoor jacuzzi session as reward for clearing the back deck off.
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We drove up to our high-country home on Thursday, and just got back down to the valley this afternoon. There was still some snow on the ground.

The first night, we were waken up by the maddening periodic chirping of one of the smoke alarms. The backup battery was running low in the alarm at the very top of the ceiling, a 15-ft height from the loft. Not having an extension ladder, we closed the door of our downstair bedroom, and tried to sleep. Finally figured out that running the space heater fan continuously helped drowning out the torturious chirp. For a while, we thought we had to drive down to the valley at 11PM !

Came the next morning, the chirping stopped. It occured to me then, that the voltage of the 9V battery was right on the verge of the warning threshold. The voltage increased with warmer temperatures during the day, and the warning chirp stopped.

Sure enough, the chirping resumed the next night at 10PM. The pattern repeated while we were there. The white noise from the heater fan worked great!

I then remembered that last time we were up here, about 2 months ago, we were awaken by the same warning chirp of the smoke alarm right in the bedroom. That one, I could reach with a shorter ladder, which I had to fetch in the middle of the cold dark night from the detached garage, with my eyes barely opened and mind still hazy from sleepiness.

I had failed to see that the batteries in the other alarms were in imminent failure, and to make the precaution to bring up the extension ladder to change them. I am getting senile!!!
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vacuumed
brushed dog (yes, I know, wrong order)
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Realized that I am soon having to pay large amounts of money to plumber.

Sigh.
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Early morning returned (with wife) from dancing at local roadhouse
Coffee with wife and daughter
Yoga class with wife
Trimmed pots at Clay studio
Went out to eat Pho with wife
Worked on my Frugal Danny's Cheap Eats website
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Ate a Trader Joe's Chicken Serenada microwave dinner with wife's veg stir fry & rice.
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Good friends visited for the weekend and left this morning and we visited a fabulous breakfast buffet. Visited with my cousin this afternoon. Now I am in the dumps and can't sleep.

Life goes on.
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Good friends visited for the weekend and left this morning and we visited a fabulous breakfast buffet. Visited with my cousin this afternoon. Now I am in the dumps and can't sleep.

Life goes on.

Maybe you need a midwinter getaway to cheer you up and Happy Birthday !
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Busy morning:
Woke up, scratched butt, ambled over to kitchen, made tea, observed 1" snowfall from last night.

While staring out window run decision tree: go out and clean up snow, or ignore. After several iterations we have a decision. Ignore the stuff.

Re-start fire in stove, kick back and watch the birds on the feeder.

Play some on the forum.

Now sun is coming out, temp up to 18F.

Time for a walk. Later.........
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Up at 4:15 (yawn) to drive in-laws to the airport so they could go to warmer climes

Stopped for breakfast once they went wheels-up

Took a 30-minute nap to rest from the exertion of driving

Spent 25 minutes caulking the shower - with any luck, the bathroom repainting project can be stretched at least another 5-6 days

Doodled around on the forum

Think I'll finish the Patterson book (Cross Country) this afternoon

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Last week's "24" and "This Old House" & "NCIS" this evening

I'm exhausted
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Went for my training session.
Went to the mall to get some scrubs and look for some clothes.....didn't feel like buying anything! That was a strange experience
Came home, had lunch, showered, and relaxed.
Went to massage school and had a "haunting" experience tonight....most of the class was freaked out! The board that the teacher writes on fell off the wall.....it was secured with long nails in anchors into the studs in the wall. Spooky stuff.
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Today an early spring came to Seattle. I walked down to my favorite coffee house, the Bauhaus. We all sat outside and looked at the Space Needle and the sun on the Olympic Mountains. Did a little girl watching- saw one woman with a magnificent bottom, short skirt and very skillfully tattooed legs.

Came home and roasted a pork tenderloin with onions, garlic, celery, carrots and turnips.

I feel a little lonesome but tomorrow I have some dancing coming up with my Svenska friend.

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Later today will have another session with plumber. This home owning is getting old.
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I slumbered until 10AM today, a good make up for the tormented nights with the smoke alarm.

For dinner, made lasagna with bolognese meat sauce that was simmered for 3 hours. My children ate it up. There was no leftover.

Read about Khan's plumbing problems. Though I am a handyman who rarely has to pay for home repairs, I am keeping in mind the plan to move into an intown condo like Ha's when I grow up.
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watched it snow, lightly this time
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Today, I plunked down 1% of my portfolio into stocks, bringing the equity AA up from 48% to 49%. Baby step, I know, but I am a self-professed chicken.

Yesterday, I made "Braciola alla Altonese". First time I made braciola. Rolled flank steak with fillings from Alton Brown's show, then braised in a tomatoey sauce.

Meat turned out tough. The filling not that great. My grown children liked it though, because of the taste. Next time, I will use a different cut, pounded thin, in lieu of flank steak. I also need to research a different filling.

Cooking is so much fun, and since you have to eat anyway, the preparation is a creative activity that has zero additional cost. My wife wants to cook tonight. So, I have an entire day to think of the next thing.
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Yesterday, I made "Braciola alla Altonese". First time I made braciola. Rolled flank steak with fillings from Alton Brown's show, then braised in a tomatoey sauce.
I've used this recipe from James Beard and it always turns out good .
12pieces of round steak 3/8" thick by 5 to 6 " square
1 large onion
Butter
6 mushrooms finely chopped
1/2 tsp.thyme
salt & pepper
1 clove of garlic chopped
3 tbl s of parsley
1 1/2 cups of bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
1/4 cup melted butter
12 thin slices of ham
4 to 6 tbls of flour
1 1/2 cups of red wine


Brow the onion in 4 tbls of butter add the mushrooms ,thyme , salt & pepper ,garlic ,parsley and fine bread crumbs . Beat the egg and add to stuffing with some butter ( about 1/4 cup ) . Spread out the steak and place one thin slice of ham then add a little stuffing and roll up tie with string .
In a large skillet melt 4 tbls of butter . Roll each steak roll in flour then brown . When they are all brown add the wine and simmer for 1 to 2 hours add more liquid if necessary . If you want a richer sauce you can add sour creme at the end but do not let it boil .

I got this recipe from The James Beard Cookbook . The recipe is called "Les Oiseaux Sans Tetes " . Try it I think you will like it especially if you are sipping the wine while it's cooking .By the way your are adventuresome in the kitchen but a chicken in the market . I'm at 70% equities .
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Went downtown to meet the local farmer/rancher. Bought two dozen eggs, two packages of bacon, three small steaks; she didn't have any hearts or gizzards.
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I got this recipe from The James Beard Cookbook . The recipe is called "Les Oiseaux Sans Tetes " . Try it I think you will like it especially if you are sipping the wine while it's cooking .By the way your are adventuresome in the kitchen but a chicken in the market . I'm at 70% equities .
Thanks for the recipe. The filling ingredients look more interesting than Alton Brown's, so it likely would be better.

For those who do not know French, "Les oiseaux sans tetes" means "The birds without heads". Hmm... Is it because the roulade was made round and lumpy instead of looking like a roll, hence resembles the body of a decapitated bird (a quail)?

Why do you think I am adventuresome in the kitchen? Is it because I have threatened to try nutria? I actually have not.

About stock AA, yes I used to be up to 75% during 2003-2007. We still had some income then. It's tougher now, being ER'ed. Maybe 1% a day till 60% equity?
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