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Old 02-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #9701
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And the results are in! Negative! No cancer, just a prostate the size of a grapefruit. OK, more like a big walnut. This, I can deal with. Funny sounding drugs, a little roto-rooter... :-)
Really great news.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:58 PM   #9702
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And the results are in! Negative! No cancer, just a prostate the size of a grapefruit. OK, more like a big walnut.
Tres tuercas?

Congrats! I know you must be relieved to get the all clear.
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Today was a big day for the duck. I set up two carbon monoxide detectors and my water pik. So, thanks to you folks who suggested I do both. Actually, my neighbor (whom I thought didn't like me very much) also encouraged me to set up the carbon monoxide detectors. He said that it would be a real shame if I died peacefully in my sleep. Guess I had him wrong.
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He said that it would be a real shame if I died peacefully in my sleep.
Why do I hear a New York mafia accent when I read this?
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Today was a big day for the duck...
And a red one at that!

As I personally have not seen any red duck, except for Peking ducks, I wondered if there were any red duck that could still walk or swim, instead of lying still on a platter and smelling really yummy.

So, I educated myself with a search on the Web, and wow, what did I learn? There are red ducks after all!



Well, this following one looks less devilish.

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Today DW and I drove over the hill to pick up wine from two of our wine clubs. Another beautiful day here in NorCal with temperatures approaching 70!

My new hobby is cleaning up stuff around the house and posting on Craig's List. Have sold almost everything I have posted so far, and aide from the few flakes who give CL a bad name, most people have been a joy to deal with. Now that I am officially released from the bone doc, took the Harley out for a little ride. Need to get the idle speed looked at and one of the new speakers is very distorted. I will take it back in on Monday.

Also enjoying the new flat screen I acquired for the bedroom.

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Woke up and went to the gym for a good jog, followed by lunch with DH. Then went to the hair salon to dye my hair - after 3 DIY touch ups, need to get it done in hair salon. Will be cooking dinner. Very restful day indeed.
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edit to add....He bought the tool chest...actually there were two, so now he has five tool chests. He is one happy camper.
You know a guy can never have too many tool chests, but now I feel deprived. I only have three, with 12 feet of workbench space.

That's not counting the four 5-foot cabinets in the basement or the two little ones in the shed or the two shelves in the garage.

But only three tool chests... I tell ya, life is hard sometimes.
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And a red one at that!

As I personally have not seen any red duck, except for Peking ducks, I wondered if there were any red duck that could still walk or swim, instead of lying still on a platter and smelling really yummy.

So, I educated myself with a search on the Web, and wow, what did I learn? There are red ducks after all!


In your research, did you also find a black swan? Initially they were considered mythical (I'm just guessing at this). But, now they seem to show up every where and all the time--and in bunches (ok, everybody google this and let me know that "bunches" is not the correct word re: a bevy or herd or wedge (if the swans are flying). "Bunches" just sounds better to me (but, I'm sure not to Greg Lee).
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You boyz and yer tools...I swear.
Now he'll be organized and will find things he no longer needs...
Boyz....
Eh, you want we should stop entertaining ourselves and get involved in your projects?

By the time he gets the tools arranged just the way he wants them, he might be able to sell the excess toolboxes on Craigslist for a profit.
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You know a guy can never have too many tool chests, but now I feel deprived. I only have three, with 12 feet of workbench space.

That's not counting the four 5-foot cabinets in the basement or the two little ones in the shed or the two shelves in the garage.

But only three tool chests... I tell ya, life is hard sometimes.
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Eh, you want we should stop entertaining ourselves and get involved in your projects?

By the time he gets the tools arranged just the way he wants them, he might be able to sell the excess toolboxes on Craigslist for a profit.
hmmmmm.......heh.

During the frenzy of tool chest play time, he suggested I could store my make-up in a fishing tackle box. Kind of a good idea...but still...

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What I did today......actually put on make-up. The past year or so I haven't been paying much attention to my 'girly' self and it's time for a change. Perhaps I'll buy fresh cosmetics and give that tackle box more consideration....
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During the frenzy of tool chest play time, he suggested I could store my make-up in a fishing tackle box. Kind of a good idea...but still...
Yeah, what every hot chick in motorcycle leather boots needs: bait-scented makeup.
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I paid a visit to the local gigabank branch where I had closed an account last week.

Closing the account was pretty easy. I talked to a customer service person, who looked up my account, tried to up sell me, then tried to get me to keep the account. I insisted on closing it, so the nice person fiddled with the computer some more, then told me to withdraw the balance at the ATM, and the account would be closed. I joked with her that I really wanted the account to close, and didn't want to see a penny of interest deposited, followed by some service charge for low balance overdrawing the account. She assured me that wouldn't happen and that she would monitor the account.

Today, I logged into online banking for the gigabank. The checking account was open, and overdrawn by $24.98.

They credited the account with $0.02 in interest on February 3, and then charged the account a $25.00 low balance fee.

So, I'm off to the bank branch. I walked into the customer service area, and jotted down the name on the desk of the person who had "closed" the account for me last week. The assistant manager appeared at once. ("person in bank shows note-taking behavior..."). I pulled out a copy of the online statement, and explained the problem. To her credit, she agreed at once to have someone reverse the charge, close the account, and even pay me the two cents. So, I sat down with a different customer service person, and we went through the closing process again. She didn't try very hard to get me to keep the account this time. My constant scribbling in my notepad might have distracted her.

We'll see if it sticks next month...
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Put up a shelf in the laundry room for DW. Changed the whole house water filter. atook the truck to the gargage to have the check engine light checked out - seems to be some obscure solenoid that is $150 so they cleared the code and we'll see if it recurs or not. Went for a 20 mile snowmobile ride with DW. Watched The Voice, Smash and Two and a Half Men.
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Saw this post on MMM's website; a post by Nords...Mr Badassity himself! Congrats.

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I slept in until 1 PM today. My sinuses are draining and irritating my throat, so lots of coughing and interrupted sleep last night. I will be very happy when this is all over.
Mr B is relaxing in the recliner until he gets back to the books.
I need to solve and then tutor him on a homew*rk problem (math) by tomorrow night. My motivation to do that is pretty low right now , but I will get going on it soon.
I just heard a news report that my former place of employment is once again being considered for relocation to Ohio in a cost cutting exercise. I went through several BRACCs in the 1990s, never knowing what would happen. I am so glad I am no longer affected directly by these things.
However...if it does happen, I can forget about getting a decent price for my house down the road when I do my own relocation in a few years.
One step at a time...no need to panic.
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