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Old 05-18-2014, 06:28 PM   #14101
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I took an early afternoon nap, then woke up and did a quick look at Quicken for the financial stats.

For the last 12 months, expenses ran at 3.1%WR, and that is with some discretionary items like minor home remodeling, else would have been lower. Life is good in the bull market. Oh, please let it last...
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Old 05-18-2014, 06:42 PM   #14102
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I took an early afternoon nap, then woke up and did a quick look at Quicken for the financial stats.

For the last 12 months, expenses ran at 3.1%WR, and that is with some discretionary items like minor home remodeling, else would have been lower. Life is good in the bull market. Oh, please let it last...
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Today I've been taking it easy as I just got back from a trip seeing friends and family in AR and MO. Must have seen about 30 people during the week long tour. Most of them were friends I had not seen in 20+ years. A few things were rather surprising....

I crocheted a blanket for a baby boy years ago....last Friday the baby graduated from med school.

The people I hadn't seen in over two decades have not aged a bit...neither have I. I also found two beers can make me feel loopy these days. Hmmm...perhaps it was the beer......
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The sun shining got me juiced to get going on putting our boat in the water. I went down the road to Mom's and uncovered it and towed it back home. The annual dilemma is whether to get it in the water and then clean it or clean it on land and then put it in the water. By that time it had clouded over and made my decision easier. It is currently in the garage, half cleaned.

Took a nice nap in the afternoon, had dinner and then walked over and visited with Mom for a bit.
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...The annual dilemma is whether to get it in the water and then clean it or clean it on land and then put it in the water...
I have never owned a boat, but think I would clean it in the water.

Why? Because half of it would be submerged, so I only have to clean the exposed half.

Earlier today, I looked at my motorhome and thought it was time to give it the annual wash and wax. I sprayed some water on the side wall, and what do you know, the water still beaded up nicely. Darn! Perhaps a wash was all it needed. It was already getting hot at 10AM, so I decided to do it tomorrow.
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Went for a walk in the countryside around my hometown, with the Alps in the background. Revisited many of my childhood's stomping grounds. So much has changed yet so much is still the same.

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I had to clean my boat before AND after use. Just sitting, even with a cover, the boat collects a fair amount of dust and grime...
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A few people asked what was the new paper (new for me) I used to print my photos. It was Breathing Color Pura Smooth. Very nice colors.

OK, back to the subject of this thread.

I dida bit of maintenance painting today around the house.
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It's time for change the RV engine oil and coolant. Good thing I looked up to see what it takes, before heading to Walmart. Man, this thing takes 23 quarts of coolant. Still, I can't really complain as over the 4 years of owning it and thousands of miles driving up mountainous roads towing a toad, the thing never overheated and I never had to add coolant.

Got back home, and it's already warm. So, I will wait till tomorrow to crawl underneath the RV. Then, after the oil and coolant change comes the washing and waxing. That's a 2-day job right there, but there's no rush to finish it if it interferes with my midday nap.
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