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Old 08-09-2011, 04:09 PM   #8261
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Ran the dishwasher and washed a load of laundry.

DH noticed one of the tires on his car was low. Unfortunately, he found a nail. After realizing the tires had 50k miles on them and were five years old, he decided to have them replaced. Funny thing...the same tires and labor were $40 less this time than five years ago.

I'm getting ready for my debauchery trip tomorrow. Gonna paint my nails a deep red color, then top it off with a clear polish that has glitter mixed in.

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Old 08-09-2011, 06:12 PM   #8262
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When I looked at this picture, taken in 2002, that I posted recently:

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I recalled that I had owned precisely the kind of Yakima bike carrier that I've been thinking of buying. I have no memory of selling it, giving it away or throwing it away, so I've been searching the house for it and can't find it.

I guess I'd call this a "senior mystery."
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Old 08-09-2011, 06:14 PM   #8263
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Spent serveral hours under the kitchen sink

Replaced a faucet and fixed a leaking garbage disposal. I hate plumbing!

But the experience was well worth it. Saved some moola by not having to pay a Joe the Plumber and learned a new skill too.

Parts: New Faucet $30 (a basic one), supplies about $5

Labor besides my own: $0
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Of late, my services have been divided 50/25/25% among three projects. Last week, another project was added, but I haven't figured out how to work more than 100%...

Take a look at this monstrosity...

Free, hot stock tip for anyone guessing wtf this is!
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Of late, my services have been divided 50/25/25% among three projects. Last week, another project was added, but I haven't figured out how to work more than 100%...

Take a look at this monstrosity...

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If you retire, you will have more than 100%.

My guess: A super-duper coffee maker.
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Of late, my services have been divided 50/25/25% among three projects. Last week, another project was added, but I haven't figured out how to work more than 100%...

Take a look at this monstrosity...

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A cyrogenic machine for preserving humans in suspended animation.

Buy solid blue chip dividend paying stocks and mutual funds, reinvest all dividends. Use the machine and sleep for the next 30 years; wake up in 2031 and your retirement account is ready for your use! Viola - ER and FI at the same time.
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When I looked at this picture, taken in 2002, that I posted recently:

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I recalled that I had owned precisely the kind of Yakima bike carrier that I've been thinking of buying. I have no memory of selling it, giving it away or throwing it away, so I've been searching the house for it and can't find it.

I guess I'd call this a "senior mystery."
Where can I get some of that stuff?
Come on now, don't try to kid me, you know what I'm talking about !!!
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Super good time. My partner here is from New Orleans, and she was teaching me what she called "Second line dancing".
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Super good time. My partner here is from New Orleans, and she was teaching me what she called "Second line dancing".
The onlookers love it!
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If you retire, you will have more than 100%.

My guess: A super-duper coffee maker.
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Where can I get some of that stuff?
Come on now, don't try to kid me, you know what I'm talking about !!!
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His neighbor grows the stuff...
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Of late, my services have been divided 50/25/25% among three projects. Last week, another project was added, but I haven't figured out how to work more than 100%...

Take a look at this monstrosity...

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An atomic clock
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It's an economic heart-lung machine, designed to be a last line of defense in the event of a total failure of the world financial system.
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It looks like a laser etcher. Imprints logos and other stuff on metal industrial components
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It looks like a laser etcher. Imprints logos and other stuff on metal industrial components
+1 Looks similar to some laser etching equipment I worked with. This one is much more impressive though.
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Close, but no cigar. It's a multi-chambered, ultra-high vacuum "reactor" for molecular beam epitaxial growth...

Say that ten times real fast!

Should make Rube Goldberg proud...
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Close, but no cigar. It's a multi-chambered, ultra-high vacuum "reactor" for molecular beam epitaxial growth...
Well, that would have been my next guess....
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Close, but no cigar. It's a multi-chambered, ultra-high vacuum "reactor" for molecular beam epitaxial growth...

Say that ten times real fast!

Should make Rube Goldberg proud...
Yeah. But can it cook or does windows?
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Very busy day today...I went to pick up a forgotten manual, then to the dollar store, then to Chinese buffet with former co-w*rkers after several months of skipping that.
It was fun to see folks again until they started grousing about w*rk. I really felt totally disconnected from the whole group (except for the other 2 retirees at the table) when that happened. We 3 just looked at each other and shrugged our shoulders. It was very odd. I can see why I hadn't joined the group for a while.
Mr B and I went for 25 cent wing night at a local Legion. Where else can 2 people eat dinner for $4 total (split 16 chicken wings between us) plus spend only $4 for 4 beers ? Very much in the Twilight Zone, indeed.
Ready for the pillow...zzzzzz
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I bet though, the good thing about the grousing of the former co-w*rkers was that it reminded you that you are outta there! and FIRE'd.
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Another Mr. Fixit day for me. My computer was starting to have heat issues (that graphics card couldn't tolerate the heat). I ending up having to clean off, then re-apply thermal grease. This cut the CPU heat from 60 degrees celsius to 45. My computer is happy now
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