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Old 08-16-2013, 10:57 PM   #12461
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Drove from Odessa, Texas to Houston, Texas today after a few days in the oilfield for a client. My Jetta diesel averaged 42 MPG with an average speed of 71 MPH over the whole 600+ miles. A couple of spirited runs over 100 was done to clean out the cobwebs. Was on cruise control 75% of the time @77 MPH (speed limit is mostly 75).

Tomorrow, we move the 19 year old granddaughter back to college (she is a junior this year) and into an apartment she will be sharing with a college friend. This will be about 1/2 what the dorm will cost this year. Her school is Sam Houston State and is 70 miles north.

Sunday: get the dead bugs off the Jetta!
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #12462
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I went to Sam Houston State years ago.. 71-73... good school!
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I quit smoking today wish me luck!!
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I was once a heavy smoker, over two packs a day. When I quit (many, many years ago), I found that I had completely kicked the habit after about three weeks. Survive the craving for that long and you should be golden.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:35 AM   #12465
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Good luck. I smoked for a long time am so glad I quit.
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I was once a heavy smoker, over two packs a day. When I quit (many, many years ago), I found that I had completely kicked the habit after about three weeks. Survive the craving for that long and you should be golden.
thanks... smoked since 1967, Only quit once for about 6 months, but on the beach in Mexico, I thought a good Cuban cigar couldn't hurt.. about 2 minutes after the cigar burned out, I was headed up to find cigarettes.. powerful addiction. Using the patch for now, but I think I'll be fine after 3 or 4 weeks.
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thanks... smoked since 1967, Only quit once for about 6 months, but on the beach in Mexico, I thought a good Cuban cigar couldn't hurt.. about 2 minutes after the cigar burned out, I was headed up to find cigarettes.. powerful addiction. Using the patch for now, but I think I'll be fine after 3 or 4 weeks.
Hang in there! I did it years ago.

DW quit when she contracted COPD (you don't want that to happen to you.)
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thanks... smoked since 1967, Only quit once for about 6 months, but on the beach in Mexico, I thought a good Cuban cigar couldn't hurt.. about 2 minutes after the cigar burned out, I was headed up to find cigarettes.. powerful addiction. Using the patch for now, but I think I'll be fine after 3 or 4 weeks.
Congratulations! And your prior experience in quitting taught you a valuable lesson - - never, ever smoke anything again if you don't want to trigger that addiction.

I quit back in August, 1977. It was tough! I went cold turkey and my only crutch was Pep-O-Mint lifesavers by the case/box (see below). They really helped. Have not smoked since and never will.
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thanks... smoked since 1967, Only quit once for about 6 months, but on the beach in Mexico, I thought a good Cuban cigar couldn't hurt.. about 2 minutes after the cigar burned out, I was headed up to find cigarettes.. powerful addiction. Using the patch for now, but I think I'll be fine after 3 or 4 weeks.
Hey good luck with quitting! I quit many years ago using the patch too. For me, the addiction was two part. First the patch lets you get used to a new daily routine without the cigs. Then when you have that down pat, reduce the patches and deal with the physical addiction. It works so just keep it going.
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Three colleges in our town. It's moving in day for at least two of those schools and there are "kids" and parents and sports cars everywhere today. DH and I headed out to an orchard to pick peaches. Some for us, some to give away.

Nothing like a fresh, warm peach....except I was worried about pesticides and only had two bites. (The guy encouraged us to eat while picking).
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In the process of getting bids to stabilize the foundation in our house.

About a month ago the brick on both sides of the garage developed cracks and each crack is about 12 ft long. What's weird is there is no damage to the drywall inside.

I've counted about 15 houses in our neighborhood that have had foundation work done this summer. We're in Stage 3 water restriction and the soil is dry way down into the ground.

Oh the joys of home ownership.
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I scored a stack of old 10 inch LPs at Goodwill and I'm currently playing them. Mostly big band/swing -- Glenn Miller, Harry James, Ray Anthony among them. Right now, I'm listening to Victor Young and His Singing Strings.
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DW is away visiting her sisters and son near Baltimore. Spent the day goofing off.

Little while ago watched some rhytmic gymnastics on youtube. One favorite is a Ukranian named Anna Bessonova. A current really impressive gymnast is Evgenia Kanaeva, Russian.


In case you are wondering, she gives a new meaning to playing ball.

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In the process of getting bids to stabilize the foundation in our house.

About a month ago the brick on both sides of the garage developed cracks and each crack is about 12 ft long. What's weird is there is no damage to the drywall inside.

I've counted about 15 houses in our neighborhood that have had foundation work done this summer. We're in Stage 3 water restriction and the soil is dry way down into the ground.

Oh the joys of home ownership.
Boy howdy...

Another reason I'm seriously considering renting at some point. Don't want to get the bill for foundation work. None yet, knock on concrete...
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Since it rained most of yesterday I just read some books and played with Photoshop.

Today is clear 'n sunny and after I take an older but still functional computer display and send it to my sister who just bought a new computer but without a display. Her current one is tiny. After that I'll go for a longish motorcycle ride or pressure wash the siding on the house. The ride sounds better.
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Today is clear 'n sunny and after I take an older but still functional computer display and send it to my sister who just bought a new computer but without a display. Her current one is tiny. After that I'll go for a longish motorcycle ride or pressure wash the siding on the house. The ride sounds better.
I vote for the ride!
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Tomorrow is our anniversary, so today we did our LBYM anniversary cards. We were in a Walgreens and we looked through the cards. I found one and so did she. We showed them to each other and said "this is the one I would have bought you". Then we put them back in the rack.
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I love this. Happy Anniversary!
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Good luck on quitting smoking Tailgate. I quit cold turkey 12/31/85. Hard candy and gum were my friends. I never want to smoke again.

Watched my 5 year old granddaughter, while my DD and her DH moved. I helped with the moving a little. DD and granddaughter lived with us for 13 mos and her DH lived with us for 9 mos. We are empty nestors again. Luckily, they are about 5 minutes away for now.
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Went for a motorcycle ride. Trimmed the bushes in front of the house. Thought about putting down lawn fertilizer but that made me tired just thinking about it. So I'll do that when uh, well, later sometime, like next week. Yeah, next week sounds good.
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