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Old 11-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #8941
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Like tonight's dinner conversation topics (the first meal all could partake in since their illness): the different sounds they make while vomiting and how cool a visual you get when you puke up blue Gatorade.
Ah yes, much more like my father-son bonding conversations. Did their mother ever hate these moments!

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Old 11-09-2011, 05:36 PM   #8942
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Today is my two-year retirement anniversary. I must admit that these have been the happiest two years ever, for me. But then you all knew that.

Also today my workout at the gym was a very good one. I am so much healthier now, at 63, than I was at 61 when I retired.

Yesterday I got an especially becoming haircut, and Frank, as well as several people at the gym, said they like it too. I feel pretty, strong, beloved by Frank, surrounded by friends, and I never have to go to work again.

Life is good - -
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Congratulations on your second anniversary W2R!
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Congrats W2R on 2 years!


Today I walked into Occupy Chicago, down to about 8 people - probably because of the weather. Then I got my 2nd kegerator co2 tank and got it filled to carbonate the extra kegs of beer that I'll need during the holidays. Now I'm playing with my new iPhone - have Internet and apps running, but don't have it running as a phone yet.
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Today is my two-year retirement anniversary. I must admit that these have been the happiest two years ever, for me. But then you all knew that.

Also today my workout at the gym was a very good one. I am so much healthier now, at 63, than I was at 61 when I retired.

Yesterday I got an especially becoming haircut, and Frank, as well as several people at the gym, said they like it too. I feel pretty, strong, beloved by Frank, surrounded by friends, and I never have to go to work again.

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Congratulations W2R! The retirement life is just plain wonderful. I'm glad you are enjoying it.
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Today is my two-year retirement anniversary. I must admit that these have been the happiest two years ever, for me. But then you all knew that.

Also today my workout at the gym was a very good one. I am so much healthier now, at 63, than I was at 61 when I retired.

Yesterday I got an especially becoming haircut, and Frank, as well as several people at the gym, said they like it too. I feel pretty, strong, beloved by Frank, surrounded by friends, and I never have to go to work again.

Life is good - -
I was going to cut and paste the best part of your posting, but it's all good. Congratulations on everything.
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Today is my two-year retirement anniversary. I must admit that these have been the happiest two years ever, for me. But then you all knew that.

Also today my workout at the gym was a very good one. I am so much healthier now, at 63, than I was at 61 when I retired.

Yesterday I got an especially becoming haircut, and Frank, as well as several people at the gym, said they like it too. I feel pretty, strong, beloved by Frank, surrounded by friends, and I never have to go to work again.

Life is good - -
W2R-

Congrats!

Buffed, loved, master of your own clock, and a cute haircut to boot. Dudn't get better than that.
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I made it to my birthday...on 22 October 2011.

Glad Camping was wrong!

He should have stuck with moments of inertia, modulus of elasticity, and California Bearing Ratios.
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Resurrected some ancient digital hardware. This was at one time my main workstation. For some reason my employer didn't want it back... Now I have to get the printer working, if the rubber internals haven't all disintegrated by now...
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Congratulations on the 2 year mark, W2R

Today I chiseled away at my ToDo list...
I bought 30 packs of Rolling Rock and Coors Lite beer for the house.
I set 5 mousetraps (no winter condo for meeses in MY garage!). No takers yet...
I stapled plastic over a vertical open spot (for air flow) in my screened porch.
I paid half of the cost of a contract job to install stainless steel flue liners in my 30' high double chimney, fix a stockade fence gate, and retar my furnace exhaust chimney.
I am getting ready to go out tonight for a visit with a friend while Mr B does a computer fix job and will meet up with him later.

I love being FIREd.
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Hmmm... I did 2 loads of laundry, played a facebook game (a lot...), filled pill boxes, checked the stock market, and generally did not too much.

I had an accident last January and lost a finger (YES I'm serious, ring caught on something) so this year has been mostly devoted to therapy for the hand and getting strength back.

So that really has been bad, but I gave myself permission to take it easy and not worry. Not precisely how I planned to spend retirement but I'm so glad I am no longer - ever - going to work at a "J*B" again!

Don't wear rings... who knew?
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I had an accident last January and lost a finger (YES I'm serious, ring caught on something) so this year has been mostly devoted to therapy for the hand and getting strength back.

Don't wear rings... who knew?
Sorry to hear that. Did you know that the same thing happened to Dale Carnegie? He mentions it in his book on worrying.
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I had an accident last January and lost a finger (YES I'm serious, ring caught on something) so this year has been mostly devoted to therapy for the hand and getting strength back...
Don't wear rings... who knew?
Damn!

So, that's why you have been missing for a while.

Well, not just you, but I notice some other posters have also been absent. Like CuppaJoe, Martha, Dex, etc... I really wonder...
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Well, not just you, but I notice some other posters have also been absent. Like CuppaJoe, Martha, Dex, etc... I really wonder...
People come and go. Where have you been for the past 4 months?
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Well, I did post here that I was goin' RV'in'. Too busy traveling, hiking, boondocking, etc... No time left at the end of the day to surf the Web, no internet connection... Is everybody else RV'ing in the boondocks too?

Well, I am home safe and sound now, but may have to go again...
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Spent a few hours last night at the telescope chasing YU55 and finally got a few captures in my scope/camera. Object too time to see with the naked eye and moving fast. Did the hunt with a live online broadcast and had over 70 people viewing at one point.

Finally got it when a smart guy from Canada joined in and was able to feed me some coordinates where the asteroid would pass a few minutes out- put these in, armed the camera and took a 5 second integration/exposure and got it. Ended up with 6 or 7 shots, not impressive to look at but a lot of fun to catch. Here's an image showing it streaking within the view of the camera.


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Sorry to hear that. Did you know that the same thing happened to Dale Carnegie? He mentions it in his book on worrying.
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Today was a bit of a wipeout:
Couldn't donate blood because of too high temperature.
Couldn't access library because of downtown military event.
Didn't go to USPS because couldn't get to library.
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Damn!

So, that's why you have been missing for a while.

Well, not just you, but I notice some other posters have also been absent. Like CuppaJoe, Martha, Dex, etc... I really wonder...
Thanks - well I kind of come and go these days. I get really into this group and then kind of get distracted. But yes, since late January I've been recuperating from the damn finger accident. Lots of soft tissue damage, not just the finger. Luckily I have the third finger and it works just fine

(I just couldn't resist)...
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