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Old 06-04-2011, 06:43 PM   #7741
 
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I walked to the drugstore (about 5 blocks) to bring in a presciption. We spent the afternoon vegging out on the patio taling, reading and napping. A wonderfully relaxing day.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:46 PM   #7742
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I'm torn over a wood desk that didn't sell, even when I dropped the price to $15.

I've lived with it many years and now I can't find someone to take it off my hands.

I put it at the curb with signs saying "FREE TAKE ME" but it started to rain so we moved it into the garage. I'll get tough and move it back to the curb.
I'm also trying to sell old furniture. Today I sold a church pew for $150. It worked very well in the hallway as a place to sit and take off my boots. But I am going to donate most of my unwanted furniture, because the bottom has gone out of the used furniture market. Around here there are many baby boomers downsizing, flooding the market with traditional and antique stuff. And lifestyles are changing. Style is more minimalist, and nobody buys a piece of furniture just to fill a space.
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Not today, but this week.....

I spent 5 days in northern Saskatchewan on health related business. I was working with a great team. I got to travel in several small planes including the smallest I will probably ever fly in, which is ironic since I am a white knuckle flyer but it was a lot of fun.

Here are some pictures taken with my Blackberry. Can anyone explain the optical illusion that the propeller blades are horizontal? I am not in the photos, BTW.

1. Beechcraft King Air 100 (9 passengers)
2. View from Piper Navajo (7 passengers, big windows, great views!)
3. Cessna 185 Skywagon floatplane (4 passengers, old, unpressurized and tiny)
4. Piper Navajo
5. Saab 380B (34 passengers)
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Here are some pictures taken with my Blackberry. Can anyone explain the optical illusion that the propeller blades are horizontal?
We hope that's an optical illusion, and not imminent material failure?
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1. Beechcraft King Air 100 (9 passengers)
I have flown in a King Air. It's a sweet plane, and fast!
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My son and DIL and granddaughter came by and we walked up to the park and played and when we got cold and hungry walked down and got hamburgers.

There is no way I would rather spend my time. At the bar, some guy was playing Mick Jagger and ZZ Top on the jukebox, granddaugher Chloe got up and danced.

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Not today, but this week.....

I spent 5 days in northern Saskatchewan on health related business. I was working with a great team. I got to travel in several small planes including the smallest I will probably ever fly in, which is ironic since I am a white knuckle flyer but it was a lot of fun.

Here are some pictures taken with my Blackberry. Can anyone explain the optical illusion that the propeller blades are horizontal? I am not in the photos, BTW.

1. Beechcraft King Air 100 (9 passengers)
2. View from Piper Navajo (7 passengers, big windows, great views!)
3. Cessna 185 Skywagon floatplane (4 passengers, old, unpressurized and tiny)
4. Piper Navajo
5. Saab 380B (34 passengers)
The only one of those that I would fly on was the Saab 380 B .
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Prop: My guess is that the camera is "scanning" from one side to the other. The prop is going so fast that as the scan progresses the prop has moved.
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I'm goofing off, listening to digital cable music from the1970s while Mr B attends yet another meeting. He is really getting into this Legion stuff. I haven't heard him say he wanted to get a part time j*b in months.

I sold my 2003 vintage, way too heavy Riyobi weedwhacker today to a very close guy friend for $50. It started right up after 1 year of no use. He has a lot of heavy brush to cut down, so the interchangeable metal blade will w*rk perfectly for his needs. He is one happy camper. And I didn't have to mess with advertising it or having strangers come to the house to offer me an unfair price.

I guess I better figure out what we are having for dinner. Frozen fish sticks sounds easy.
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My son and DIL and granddaughter came by and we walked up to the park and played and when we got cold and hungry walked down and got hamburgers.

There is no way I would rather spend my time. At the bar, some guy was playing Mick Jagger and ZZ Top on the jukebox, granddaugher Chloe got up and danced.

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That sounds like the perfect day to me also. Family, park, good music.

We are going to CA to see our granddaughter toward the end of the month. I can't wait. Skyping is nice, but no substitute for having her in my arms!
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Lots of writing today. I'm slowly catching up on the PMs, e-mails, and blog updates.

In the last week we've had several inches of rain, including 1-4" in a 16-hour gully-washing period. Now just about every plant (and weed) in our yard has exploded with joy. Today's special assignment was removing all the weedy bitter-melon vines that have worked their way into the regular plantings. I'm going to have to resort to nuclear RoundUp for the nutgrass.

One of our papaya trees has over two dozen softball-sized papaya on it. In the last couple weeks of rain it's sprouted two new branches, each of which now have another half-dozen papaya on them. (I guess it's hermaphroditic.) I've never seen that before, and I don't think I ever want to see it again. They're all going to simultaneously ripen at 1:45 PM on Friday 24 June.

We had a personal visit from a nice young man opening a new Edward Jones office in our neighborhood. He was wearing in his shoe leather to greet his potential new customers before returning to his climate-controlled cubicle to start collecting those commissions. Until last week he was commuting 18 miles each way to the downtown office now so he's really happy to be opening a new office in his own neighborhood.

Unfortunately he pressed me a little too hard to tell him just why we manage our own investments. After the third time he asked me if he could notify me of any "opportunities", I told him that I was already busy enough researching angel investments. Then I launched into a short recap of the Hawaii entrepreneurial startup scene. I finally let him go when he started chewing his arm off...
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I did way more work than I wanted to! Cut the lawn, trimmed the bushes, did some edging, and then made some beef kabobs for dinner (which my darn 13 year twins didn't like!

Maybe tomorow I will follow the teachings of my favorite song:




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Taking care of business every day
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I've been taking care of business, it's all mine
Taking care of business and working overtime
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Spent the weekend in Burnet, TX at my family reunion. Dad's family settled in the hill country in the late 1800s and many are still there so there was a great turnout.

It was a great weekend and interesting to observe dad's brothers and sisters. Dad is the youngest at 72 and the oldest still living is 87. I came away with a renewed appreciation for keeping one's weight down and staying fit and active.

The 87 year old is in the best shape both mentally and physically. She exercised all her life and has been thin her whole life as well.
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BTW, for you folks who may not know, the proper pronunciation is best remembered as:

BURNET, DURNIT, LEARNIT

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Went to pharmacy to pick up my medications (mouthwash, antibiotics, pain meds) for mouth surgery (gum grafting) and shopped at the grocery store for my food I can eat while healing. I’ll have surgery this Wednesday.

The periodontist gave me a sheet detailing what I will have done and the costs of each procedure. A month ago I had a frenectomy and that has healed well. Noted on the procedure sheet, they had listed i. v. sedation for my surgery. My frugal self thought, ‘I don’t need no stinkin’ i. v. sedation’. I know they have a pill that can be taken before a procedure and I wanted to go that route. Besides, it was much less expensive.

I asked several questions regarding said sedation. My last question was ‘what’s in the i. v.’? I was told there would be antibiotics, sedation medication and morphine.

Morphine.

I quickly told my frugal self there was no way a pill was gonna work…and to shut her trap. I will be having the i. v. sedation.

I’ll have to wear a stent in my mouth for four days/24 hours a day. During these four days I can expect some bleeding and my face will be bruised and swollen. The first week I can have ice cream, smoothies, mashed potatoes and scrambled eggs. After the first week I can have normal food…however, it can not be hot, spicy, crunchy, or hard. I have other restrictions as well. The food/restrictions are to be followed until the end of this month.

2011 so far has turned out to be one heck of a year.

I need to have some fun at some point. Dadgumit. (pun intended)
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2011 so far has turned out to be one heck of a year.

I need to have some fun at some point. Dadgumit. (pun intended)

I think Pina Colada's are on the approved list especially if made with ice cream !
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We had a personal visit from a nice young man opening a new Edward Jones office in our neighborhood. He was wearing in his shoe leather to greet his potential new customers before returning to his climate-controlled cubicle to start collecting those commissions. Until last week he was commuting 18 miles each way to the downtown office now so he's really happy to be opening a new office in his own neighborhood.

Unfortunately he pressed me a little too hard to tell him just why we manage our own investments. After the third time he asked me if he could notify me of any "opportunities", I told him that I was already busy enough researching angel investments. Then I launched into a short recap of the Hawaii entrepreneurial startup scene. I finally let him go when he started chewing his arm off...
We had one going door to door in our neighbourhood about a year ago. Told her I was all into Vanguard index funds/etf's. She looked crestfallen, and didn't even bother to leave any brochures. Darn.

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