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Old 06-28-2012, 06:21 PM   #10621
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Today I ended up here after searching (again) the Google to try and determine whatever happened to Jen Smith, a.k.a. Millionaire Mommy Next Door. Imagine my surprise when I found her to have visited here before. It makes me feel better about some of my prior threads HAR!

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Old 06-28-2012, 06:48 PM   #10622
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Spent most of the morning moderating the PPACA thread . Walked to the farmers market and got some very ripe peaches. Made some delicious apple-peach sauce. Going to a SF Giants game this evening.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #10623
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Today I ended up here after searching (again) the Google to try and determine whatever happened to Jen Smith, a.k.a. Millionaire Mommy Next Door. Imagine my surprise when I found her to have visited here before. It makes me feel better about some of my prior threads HAR!
Good question-- her blog went dark a while ago and she just dropped off the radar. Let us know if you read anything!
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Dang, you made me look at some of her posts. I wonder if she's still a millionnaire.
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Today we weedwhacked the rental property grass and dug out some more raphis roots. Of course I cracked a sprinkler head (or the raphis pre-cracked it for me) so I had to fix that too.

The last cubic foot of raphis roots is wrapped around a gutter downspout, an underground drainage line, a sprinkler (of course), and the cable TV connection. The roots go six inches deep against the house's foundation. It's going to take me an hour with a reciprocating saw, hammer & chisel, and a mattock. When I pulled out the other blocks of roots, they looked like a leftover from a Borg Cube.

Once the roots are out then we have to install molding or trim boards over the chewed-up lower edge of the house's siding. The raphis shoots were going up behind the siding into the stud cavities and slowly pushing the siding off the studs. Some of them were 2-3 feet long, and I swear they weren't there six weeks ago.

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She doesn't appear to be a "coach" any more, either. Best disappearing act ever...
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The search for MMND made me curious so add me to the list of those who want to know what happened to her. Couldn't find any clues myself so if anyone finds a trail please share.
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The search for MMND made me curious so add me to the list of those who want to know what happened to her. Couldn't find any clues myself so if anyone finds a trail please share.
I found her on LinkedIn here: Jen Smith | LinkedIn

I used to periodically read her blog, and am mildly curious as well.
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This has been a way busy summer so far. Doing ceiling and floors in about half the house and some in my cousins house. Thought retirement was supposed to be restful. LOL Also have a new puppy that is requiring much training. Black Lab St Bernard cross. Energy of the lab and the strength of the Saint but without the Saints tendency to be lazy. What have I got into. This is my cousins fault with the "but look how cute he is". LOL Neither her or her daughter have the heart to discipline the pup. Oh well.
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I found her on LinkedIn here: Jen Smith | LinkedIn
I didn't realize until recently that you can go years without updating a Linkedin profile. I guess it's probably that way for Facebook and Twitter, too, but Linkedin probably prefers having millions of inactive accounts.
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This has been a way busy summer so far. Doing ceiling and floors in about half the house and some in my cousins house. Thought retirement was supposed to be restful. LOL Also have a new puppy that is requiring much training. Black Lab St Bernard cross. Energy of the lab and the strength of the Saint but without the Saints tendency to be lazy. What have I got into. This is my cousins fault with the "but look how cute he is". LOL Neither her or her daughter have the heart to discipline the pup. Oh well.
Oh...now you MUST post a pic!
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It was one hot sob today. Played golf early and got through around 10:30am. Spent the rest of the day replenishing my fluids. Burp....
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I went to an event today for a buddy of mine who told his girlfriend a few weeks ago all he wanted for his birthday was to go skydiving. She signed him up and this morning a group of us went out to witness the event. All went well until...you guessed it...the landing. Charlie injured his right ankle on impact.

After checking him out, the skydive staff insisted he go to the emergency room to have it looked at. We helped him to his truck but he insisted we all join him in a glass of champagne before he would agree to go to the ER. The picture below is Charlie as we toasted to the eventful start of his 86th year.

The ankle is broken in two places...
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:09 PM   #10634
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It was one hot sob today. Played golf early and got through around 10:30am. Spent the rest of the day replenishing my fluids. Burp....
Same here. Played with BIL and two friends of his. BIL and I walked the front nine. Since our tee time was 7:40 am I though it would be cool enough to walk the front since it was early. Wrong!! I was sweating like a stuffed porky by the third hole, but toughed it out and then we rode the back nine. If you got done at 10:30am what time did you start? We got done about 11:45 am.
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Dawn patrol. It gets pretty busy on a Saturday morning, though, with the beachmasters setting up their awnings & BBQs and the fleet of stand-up paddlers heading out to the outside break. I counted over a hundred people in the surf but everybody got along fine.

Pizza for lunch, a lovely nap, some computer work, and 30 minutes of assembling the new Toro weedwhacker. Tomorrow I'm going to tackle the back slope (inside the fence) and on another day I'm going to go after the California grass outside the fence.

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I went to an event today for a buddy of mine who told his girlfriend a few weeks ago all he wanted for his birthday was to go skydiving. She signed him up and this morning a group of us went out to witness the event. All went well until...you guessed it...the landing. Charlie injured his right ankle on impact.
After checking him out, the skydive staff insisted he go to the emergency room to have it looked at. We helped him to his truck but he insisted we all join him in a glass of champagne before he would agree to go to the ER. The picture below is Charlie as we toasted to the eventful start of his 86th year.
The ankle is broken in two places...
All I can say is that on my 86th birthday, I hope I can tell my girlfriend that I went skydiving and broke my ankle in two places.

Of course I probably should let my spouse know, too...
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The thunderstorms that ripped through the DC area Friday night also hit us pretty good although we got off lightly compared to some. We still have electricity (and A/C!) while thousands don't. Cable for TV is out although that didn't quit until last night so probably due to in-progress repairs.

The wind blew out four screens on the back porch and tore off a bit of covering off the fascia on the front of the house. Again, we got off lightly.

Changed the oil on the motorcycle and cleaned up the back porch some and will see about replacement screens on Monday since I figure Lowes will be swamped over the weekend.
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Same here. Played with BIL and two friends of his. BIL and I walked the front nine. Since our tee time was 7:40 am I though it would be cool enough to walk the front since it was early. Wrong!! I was sweating like a stuffed porky by the third hole, but toughed it out and then we rode the back nine. If you got done at 10:30am what time did you start? We got done about 11:45 am.
We started at 8:00am. Normally we play in foursomes but the club pro only allowed twosomes as a mini-tour event was teeing off at 9am. We play fast anyway and used carts the whole way. I played in the pro-am the day before BTW and that was a lot of fun. The pro I played with was 60 years old and he finished 16th in the Senior British Open in 2008. Needless to say I was nervous the first hole or two, but settled down and played pretty good overall. He could hit it a mile.
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The thunderstorms that ripped through the DC area Friday night also hit us pretty good although we got off lightly compared to some. We still have electricity (and A/C!) while thousands don't. Cable for TV is out although that didn't quit until last night so probably due to in-progress repairs.

The wind blew out four screens on the back porch and tore off a bit of covering off the fascia on the front of the house. Again, we got off lightly.

Changed the oil on the motorcycle and cleaned up the back porch some and will see about replacement screens on Monday since I figure Lowes will be swamped over the weekend.
That was a hell of a storm. I saw some of the damage on the news and golf tournament on tv yesterday. At least you have AC, that is the biggie this time of year.
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The thunderstorms that ripped through the DC area Friday night also hit us pretty good although we got off lightly compared to some. We still have electricity (and A/C!) while thousands don't. Cable for TV is out although that didn't quit until last night so probably due to in-progress repairs.

The wind blew out four screens on the back porch and tore off a bit of covering off the fascia on the front of the house. Again, we got off lightly.

Changed the oil on the motorcycle and cleaned up the back porch some and will see about replacement screens on Monday since I figure Lowes will be swamped over the weekend.
Walt, I was thinking about you when watching the news reports about the thunderstorms in your area! It must have been hair-raising. Glad your damage was relatively minor and that you still have AC and electricity, though. Sounds like Lowes is going to be jammed, especially after the insurance adjusters are done so that people can start repairs.
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Tomorrow I'm going to tackle the back slope (inside the fence) and on another day I'm going to go after the California grass outside the fence...
Though I have been where I live for nearly 40 years, only when I got to middle-age that I learned to appreciate the fact that if I do not want something to grow around the house, I simply do not water it.

Oh, freeing up the time causes other problems, such as it often leads to the perennial question of "What I do all day", but I am thinking that that will slowly fade away.

As much as I often think about relocating to a more moderate place on the West coast, I am not sure if I want to spend time and labor for vegetation control, and I am not the type who would be happy without a bit of land around me. I am just going to stay and die here.
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