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Old 06-17-2012, 07:23 PM   #10561
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bbbami's day sounds like mine. Ran 4 miles, then bought some woodworking supplies while DW finished grocery shopping, My old John Deere riding mower finally bit the dust, so I cut the grass with my push mower. Then I sprayed 3 coats of spar varnish on the chaise lounge I'm building. Decided to take a boat ride with DW. The boat ran out of gas about a half mile from home, so I jumped overboard and pushed it home while DW steered. Now I'm ready for a nap.
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Old 06-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #10562
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:36 PM   #10563
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Woke up kinda early for a Sunday. Made some pancakes. Spent a few hours at the beach with DW:



Came back home just as the fog was rolling into the city.
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Woke up kinda early for a Sunday. Made some pancakes. Spent a few hours at the beach with DW:



Came back home just as the fog was rolling into the city.
Beautiful. Sounds like the perfect morning!
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Yesterday was a mid-size family gathering at FIL's house, lots of hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken and side dishes.

Toys for the kids to play with. A good time.

DW's nephew showed up with the van's right outside mirror held on with a clamp. He caught it on a hose at the car wash and it took the mirror off.

Therefore a new phrase has entered the family vocabulary. To "Grandad the car" means hit an immovable object with the outside right side mirror and rip it off the car, as his Grandad has done three times.
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DH is having surgery to repair his rotator cuff, so I'm sitting in the surgery waiting room. Expected to take about two hours so will get in some reading.
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DW's nephew showed up with the van's right outside mirror held on with a clamp. He caught it on a hose at the car wash and it took the mirror off.
I've never heard of such a thing....

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DH is having surgery to repair his rotator cuff, so I'm sitting in the surgery waiting room. Expected to take about two hours so will get in some reading.
Hope all goes well.....
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Old 06-18-2012, 12:13 PM   #10568
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Came back home just as the fog was rolling into the city.
Nice. I can see getting used to something like that...
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Eight days after I first started coughing, it appears that I'm gonna survive whatever virus this was.

For a couple days last week I was sleeping more than I was awake. I've been medication-free for 72 hours and I'm starting to regain an interest in food. In the next week or few I might even stop coughing, too. Maybe tomorrow I'll try working out.

I've been getting annual flu shots for over three decades. It's been a very very long time since I've been sick enough to have fevers, chills, and an entire aching body. In fact I can't even remember the last time I took aspirin (not ibuprofen or acetaminophen but plain ol' acetylsalicylic acid) to make the pain stop. Along with decongestants & antihistamines and cough suppressants as well.

So instead of the flu, maybe this was actually dengue fever or malaria or Ebola...
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Nothing much - over-exercised yesterday as was trying to shed off weight gained after a family trip. Woke up with tired muscles and I knew I had to give them a rest. Will take an evening walk by the sea later.
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I finished staining my fence this morning. It looks fabulous!



Time for a shower, then a plate of BACON, gravy and biscuits. Then I'll fall into bed for a nice snooze.
Now I am Hungry.
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DH returned home yesterday safe and sound from a three week 'epic journey' on his motorcycle. He logged 5,638 miles traveling through TX, NM, AZ, CA, OR, NV and UT. On his journey he stayed with friends and family and on occasion camped in his tent.

I haven't seen all the pics he's taken yet, but so far this is one of my favorites...it looks like his bike is getting ready to beamed up.
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I RE'd in December 2011. With summer here, I find myself falling into a routine of doing chores and projects around the house in the mornings and kicking back and relaxing and reading (and surfing the web) in the shade in the afternoons.

Pressure washed a year's grime off my sailboat (O'Day 17) in the morning and went to pickup sister's boat at the shop later in the morning. Too hot and muggy this afternoon to do much. Kicking back.
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Highs in the 50s for the next few days and I am wearing a wool sweater. Summer started yesterday, right?

Waiting for the repair guy (the garbage disposal is not working). After that, the plan is to go walk around downtown. I need to find some important resources like a decent hardware store.
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Mixed about 1/2 bag of Portland to patch up some places around the homestead. Ms G thinks we are getting critters under the house. I don't think so the snakes and owls do a pretty good j*b of keeping the rodent population under control. I got a photo of a Desert Kingsnake just the tail end because the other end went down a hole. We had people over for Thai Monday one of the dogs found a 6ft Gophersnake at dusk, the snake was a little more aggressive than most of the Gophers I have on the property. But than again a noisy little chow barking 3 ft from his head may have pissed him off.

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DH returned home yesterday safe and sound from a three week 'epic journey' on his motorcycle. He logged 5,638 miles traveling through TX, NM, AZ, CA, OR, NV and UT. On his journey he stayed with friends and family and on occasion camped in his tent.

I haven't seen all the pics he's taken yet, but so far this is one of my favorites...it looks like his bike is getting ready to beamed up.
Nice photo.

Pretty incredible trip for someone who has been through the health problems your DH has had this year!!! I'll bet he feels exuberant about doing it.
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Highs in the 50s for the next few days and I am wearing a wool sweater. Summer started yesterday, right?
That is typical SF as I remember it. I never felt like I had a chance to warm up in the summers.

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We've made the decision to move back to Texas today. We originally moved to NV to see if it was where we wanted to retire, but turned out the answer is no.

So, with the recent changes in my job (I've just been made manager in an area that I absolutely LOVE), we've decided to move back so that I can be in the same town as the majority of my employees and my manager. And the decision was made easier because the house we lived in last has been rented and the tenant's lease is up at about the same time that we'll be moving back, so there will be no house hunting involved.

Now for the packing...that's the only downside. BUT, we're not moving until the first week of November, so plenty of time to declutter and pack.

Now to tell my sister-in-law who moved to Henderson from Chicago last year!
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Nice photo.

Pretty incredible trip for someone who has been through the health problems your DH has had this year!!! I'll bet he feels exuberant about doing it.
Thank you...

It's kind of like one forum member said, or perhaps it is the signature line....'if not today, when?' He had a wonderful time.

He was also in FIREd's neck of the woods. A few days later he enjoyed the view of Crater Lake.

Two more of my favorite pics...
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