Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-19-2011, 06:03 PM   #8541
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,197
We dropped Jenny off at SLC airport, so now we can relax a little bit. Words can't say how special this trip has been. It's going to take a while to get the blog up to date, but I just can't resist a few preview pictures here.







__________________

__________________
TromboneAl is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-19-2011, 06:06 PM   #8542
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
It's going to take a while to get the blog up to date, but I just can't resist a few preview pictures here.
Lena will get her revenge for posting that one...
__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 09-19-2011, 06:47 PM   #8543
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,031
Al,Those memories will be priceless !
__________________
Moemg is offline  
Old 09-19-2011, 07:03 PM   #8544
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by travelover View Post
Aw, c'mon. We all know that is hubby on the trike, in the wig.
That's not a wig............

Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
So, the trooper has a picture taken of the 'days catch' right before they're loaded up and hauled off? Cool. I've always heard Texas is a friendly state.


Three hots and a cot....you can't beat that!
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 09-19-2011, 08:19 PM   #8545
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
...Yesterday I set up my repaired Playstation 3. I need to figure out how to configure it with the existing wireless network in the house. I've never done this, so it will be a good mental challenge.
I read the PS3 manual to understand how it could be configured via a wireless Internet connection. I got Mr B to show me how to find what devices were already on our wireless LAN and what an access point wireless device was (versus a wired router), how the MAC address and IP address assignments w*rk, and exactly what WEP encryption meant. I had seen these terms many times, but never quite fully understood how it all came together.

I explored the setup menu on the PS3, typed in the necessary info, and voila...the PS3 is now fully functional thru the wireless LAN. I created an online Playstation account, then downloaded SuperStardust HD (modern version of Asteroids), Space Invaders (souped up version of the original), and am waiting for Galaga to finish downloading.
UPDATE: I just played the easiest level of Galaga. I have never seen such beautiful and vivid color graphics before. Somebody really put a lot of artistic talent into this game.
Astounding art!

I only want the classic arcade games offered for the PS3, not the modern shooter/role play/puzzle stuff.

I no longer feel helpless about my home network settings, routers, wireless access points, and the overall LAN configuration.

Freebird 10 Technology Challenger 0
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 04:59 PM   #8546
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I painted the edges around the fireplace, curtain rod, window and ceiling in another corner of my living room. Taking a break for an hour to rest my hands and then the first wall coat goes on.
I am milking this painting project to the max. My self imposed deadline is when I can't keep the windows open to dispel the smell of paint.
FIRE means you do things when you want, how you want, and nobody ever gets to tell you it's taking too long.

__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 06:06 PM   #8547
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Romney, WV
Posts: 729
Spent the day setting up a dome for my telescope and other astronomy equipment on the deck. Planning to build a more permanent building for the dome next spring but decided to set up on the deck for this winter, here are some pictures.







__________________
davemartin88 is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 06:55 PM   #8548
Full time employment: Posting here.
antmary's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Northern California
Posts: 542
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Hi from Hawthorne, NV. Our blog is live, although a few days behind. Watch for updates:

Utah Car/Bike Trip
Al! How fun! It brings back many memories...like the "reveler's campground" (our name) near Las Vegas...hmmm, about 8 years ago. I can still hear that party near our tent that went on deep into the next morning.

Time to get travelin'

Thanks so much for your fun trip diary
__________________
antmary is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 09:22 PM   #8549
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 11,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
We dropped Jenny off at SLC airport, so now we can relax a little bit. Words can't say how special this trip has been. It's going to take a while to get the blog up to date, but I just can't resist a few preview pictures here.


They have beer in Utah?
__________________
Meadbh is offline  
Old 09-20-2011, 10:09 PM   #8550
Dryer sheet aficionado
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 34
Took the train from Durango to Silverton and back.
About 40% of the leaves have changed.
Scenery was beautiful.
__________________
chas57006 is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 04:29 AM   #8551
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,341
Quote:
Originally Posted by davemartin88 View Post
Spent the day setting up a dome for my telescope and other astronomy equipment on the deck. Planning to build a more permanent building for the dome next spring but decided to set up on the deck for this winter, here are some pictures.







That dome is incredible! Keep us up to date on your telescoping missions.

And to think that I thought I was having a productive day building an Ipad stand and cleaning the gutters.
__________________
Ronstar is online now  
Old 09-21-2011, 04:26 PM   #8552
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I went grape hunting...come out come out wherever you are.

What were 3 cute little grapevines in 2009...all produced this bounty in 2011.

We will eat most of them, and of course give some they're all mine MINE away, but I may have to learn how to make grape jelly. Or perhaps get into winemaking.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg GrapevinesFall09.jpg (44.8 KB, 1 views)
File Type: jpg Grapevine2009.jpg (1.04 MB, 0 views)
File Type: jpg grapesgalore.jpg (32.4 KB, 0 views)
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 05:56 PM   #8553
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
TromboneAl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 11,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meadbh View Post
They have beer in Utah?
Often not, to my surprise. Today we now are in the more sinful Elko, Nevada. Did a high-elevation bike ride and hike in Lamoille Canyon, and I'm beat,

hike.jpg

but clean

bathing.jpg

I just updated the blog, though I'm still 4-5 days behind.

Utah Car/Bike Trip
__________________
TromboneAl is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 06:11 PM   #8554
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
Often not, to my surprise. Today we now are in the more sinful Elko, Nevada. Did a high-elevation bike ride and hike in Lamoille Canyon, and I'm beat,

Attachment 12740

but clean

Attachment 12741

I just updated the blog, though I'm still 4-5 days behind.

Utah Car/Bike Trip
I just realized today that if you ever want to come out of retirement your life would make a great reality show !
__________________
Moemg is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #8555
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Ok...I'll say it....I'm trying to discern if Al had any clothes on.

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 07:22 PM   #8556
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,074
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Ok...I'll say it....I'm trying to discern if Al had any clothes on.
I'd say no - unless that's a water snake in there with him...
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 07:25 PM   #8557
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
I'd say no - unless that's a water snake in there with him...
Made me look again!
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 07:31 PM   #8558
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
I'd say no - unless that's a water snake in there with him...
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Ok...I'll say it....I'm trying to discern if Al had any clothes on.
SOMETHING is making that stream water bubble and froth so vigorously
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 07:51 PM   #8559
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Moemg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sarasota,fl.
Posts: 10,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Ok...I'll say it....I'm trying to discern if Al had any clothes on.

We need to blow that picture up and get a better look !
__________________
Moemg is offline  
Old 09-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #8560
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Ok...I'll say it....I'm trying to discern if Al had any clothes on.
I'm thinking those are his clothes on the rock at the left?
__________________

__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did 2008-09 Results Help You Now? Idnar7 FIRE and Money 42 10-27-2015 10:10 AM
California Munis Closed End Funds tanked today, why? Disappointed FIRE and Money 10 01-20-2008 07:15 PM
Did you retire or Did you quit GTM Life after FIRE 19 03-09-2006 02:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:13 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.