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Old 04-17-2011, 07:00 PM   #7341
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DH and I went out to breakfast and then walked on the beach. The waves were really rolling in pretty good but the Gulf is beginning to warm up. Time to go swimming!
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #7342
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Fired up the swamp cooler. This device is the greatest gift to hot/dry climates. A ten year old can figure out how it works and how to fix it. I replaced mine last year, because after 10 years, it just rusted away. Let it run for 2 hours and had to shut it off we were freezing. Beautiful day today temp may have reached 90. I have already had the central AC on about 1 month ago.
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I blew out my flip-flop….stepped on a pop-top.
Well, did you cut your heel and did you have to cruise on back home?
If so, when you got there, was there booze in the blender,
and if so, did it render ...
... that frozen concoction that helps you hang on?

Just wonderin'.
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We received a call to go to the hospital for our daughter's first child, our first grandchild. I made pizza for SIL to eat.

Granddaughter was 8 lb 6 oz, 20 inches and already needs a haircut! All are doing well.
Congratulations!

Post a picture if you can. I LOVE babies!
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We received a call to go to the hospital for our daughter's first child, our first grandchild. I made pizza for SIL to eat.

Granddaughter was 8 lb 6 oz, 20 inches and already needs a haircut! All are doing well.

Congratulations ! Grandchildren are the best !
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Stayed on the couch and nursed a hangover all day...but it was worth it!
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I went to see a movie this afternoon, "Potiche" (or trophy wife) a comedy starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu. Very funny with kind of a "Nine-to-Five" theme.
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I helped a family make a decision to discontinue intensive care on their loved one.
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Well, did you cut your heel and did you have to cruise on back home?
If so, when you got there, was there booze in the blender,
and if so, did it render ...
... that frozen concoction that helps you hang on?

Just wonderin'.
I'm still searchin' for my lost shaker of salt...

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I spent some time trying to brighten up my best friend's day.
I'm sure you did a fine job too.

Wow.....who says Sunday is not a busy day. So....congratulations, pats on the back and hugs to those who need them.
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Just for laughs, I decided to sell an old VW oil temperature gauge that I have had knocking around for 30 years. I listed it on EBay for 99 cents and just sold it for $150. Wow!

Now I'm wondering what other junk I might have that I can turn into cash.
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Did my taxes yesterday, still on cloud 9

Okay, I did this last night be finished after midnight.

I finished my taxes, and after a lifetime of feeling like I lost a pound of flesh, my return this year is a big fat ZERO !!!!!!

So happy.
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Yeah, ebay is fun.

Sometimes deadly. I buy cameras, use them, get tired of them, and resell them. Don't make money, but I treat it as "rental".

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Now I'm wondering what other junk I might have that I can turn into cash.
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I raced karts at the local arrive-and-drive track here in Boston (MA). The oldest (60) of the group of hard-core racers I race with, I feel good that I can still compete with these guys. It's a great work out and, of course, socializing over a couple beers after racing is fun as well. Oh yeah, we did 4, 15 lap races.
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Visited Mom this morning at the nursing home. She is actually doing pretty good considering age, injury and all. Voice is back strong and not hurting as much. I left as they took her off to rehab. Took the mutt on a 5 mile walk at our favorite hiking trail and now back home for some lunch. Picked up a plate of fried chicken, corn and green beans. Pretty good too.
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Visited Mom this morning at the nursing home. She is actually doing pretty good considering age, injury and all. Voice is back strong and not hurting as much. I left as they took her off to rehab. Took the mutt on a 5 mile walk at our favorite hiking trail and now back home for some lunch. Picked up a plate of fried chicken, corn and green beans. Pretty good too.
Wonderful! I am glad to hear that your Mom is doing so well at this stage.

Sounds like a nice morning with the 5 mile walk-with-mutt and yummy lunch.
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Loaded up another week of blog posts. No shortage of material, but it's a challenge to organize and then write it up in 1000 words or less.

I think I finally have the last tax form I need to finish off our federal/state returns. The extensions went in three weeks ago so there's no rush.

Finished getting my Dad set up on EFTPS to pay his estimated federal taxes, and then scheduled the 2011 estimated payments. Now all I have to do is remember to keep enough in the checking account to handle those EFTs. Scanned & filed a bunch of his paperwork and copied some more to mail to my brother. The hospital finally mailed out their copy of Dad's records from the emergency room through discharge, and it's just as scary in black & white as it was talking to the surgeon.

But it wasn't all work... today I started shopping Craigslist for a 10'0" longboard. I'll probably go buying tomorrow or Wednesday.
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Fried a couple of eggs for my lunch today. In the middle of said frying, the top of my pepper grinder came off and hundreds of pepper 'bits' flew in every direction. Today was the first time I had to clean my cooktop with the vacuum cleaner.

Took care of a few chores then sat on the patio and watched the birds. A huge blackbird came to my waterfall, took a drink of water, decided to get a bit closer and slid in. The waterfall pond is not very deep, but it startled the bird...until he knew he was safe. He jumped in and out of it several times...obviously he enjoyed the swirling water.

Watched my kitty chase a butterfly.

It doesn't take much to entertain me.
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It doesn't take much to entertain me.
Watching kitties do almost anything is very entertaining. I know I get hours of fun just watching and playing with mine.
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