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Old 09-16-2014, 07:51 PM   #15121
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It's party time! One of DW's projects received regulatory approval today. It was 10 years in the making and required much work and personal sacrifice on her part. The bubbly is on ice, just waiting for her to come home.

Congrats to you and DW!

Bubbly and a nice walk along the Embarcadero! Gotta love SF!


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Old 09-17-2014, 09:24 AM   #15122
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I was hiking with a buddy a few years ago, and we came upon a black bear munching out on blackberries. My first thought was "I don't need to be faster than the bear, I just need to be faster than my buddy". My second thought was "crap, he does triathlons and I watch TV". My third thought was "I need slower friends".

Luckily the bear decided to check the other side of the thicket.
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Back online today after a long weekend at the beach in the RV. One cool rainy day, one cool day, one spectacularly perfect day - so it was a good trip. Intended to do a deep cleaning on it when we got home yesterday, but it was later than I had expected and then started raining. So the cleaning will wait until before we load up for the next trip in a couple of weeks. Took it back to the storage lot this morning on my way to a meeting for one of my volunteer gigs - only to realize after I got to the other side of town that it had been rescheduled for next week. Sigh. Drove back home. Got caught up on e-mail and other computer stuff including paying bills. Wrote a letter for a prison ministry group. Got ready to go back into town for another meeting - checked my e-mail just before I left and found it also was rescheduled for next week. So spent the rest of the afternoon watching interesting videos on the computer and looking at details to order my iPhone 6. DD is in need of my 4S as hers is on its last legs - that's my excuse, anyway ;-)
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We are still wandering around Nova Scotia, and will not get back to the States until fall colors arrive in New England.

My wife talked with another RV'er yesterday, and learned that the other woman is from Baton Rouge and has been on the road since July to avoid the heat in her state. Last summer, she said she logged 18K miles.


PS. And a few weeks earlier in Montreal, we talked with a couple from Alberta. The husband was originally Swiss, and the wife French. They were in no hurry to return home because snow already started to fall at home!
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We are still wandering around Nova Scotia, and will not get back to the States until fall colors arrive in New England.
So, next week, then?

Took a Maine vacation a number of years ago. Got there on the Saturday after Labor Day. Nice little place, but no heat except for a wood stove. There was frost on the ground every morning.
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:38 PM   #15128
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Thats what I was afraid of. Seven Elk, on my phone I can zoom in and see them. You might spot a bull on the right hand side, his rack is mixed in the tree.

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So, next week, then?

Took a Maine vacation a number of years ago. Got there on the Saturday after Labor Day. Nice little place, but no heat except for a wood stove. There was frost on the ground every morning.
There are a few places in Nova Scotia I still need to visit, so am planning on returning to Maine by the end of the month, or in about 2 weeks.

You scared me into thinking I may miss the fall foliage, but a quick look on the Web showed that I still have a bit of time. It will be the 3rd time we enjoy the fall colors of New England.

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Day 1 of darkroom construction in my niece's basement. Built walls, rough electrical and hung half the drywall for the room. Hoisting drywall can be quite a workout for an old guy.
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Did my morning walk at the beach this morning... first morning in 2 weeks it wasn't muggy and hot and sweaty at 7am. Thank goodness the heat seems to have broken.

Surfers were out in force and the waves were big. Saw some spectacular surfing acrobatics... then saw a pod of dolphins cruise through the surfers... must have been 9 or 10 of them... literally cutting in and around the surfers on their boards.

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Yesterday around 4 PM odered some stuff from REI. At 3:30PM today UPS rings doorbell. The stuff arrived. Free deleivery no less.
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Never had a subscription, and I've lived here since 1982! They took pictures of me and everything, but since my FIL gets the paper, I'll be able to clip a copy. The article is about navigating the traps set by the health insurance companies. Unfortunately, my example is what NOT to do!
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Busy day, started at 4 am, got up with DW and had coffee watched the news and morning business reports, made lunch for DW for today and tomorrow, took a nice hot bath to get my day started, took one dog to doggy daycare and the other one to the vet to get checked out and scheduled for knee surgery Monday. Went food shopping, had breakfast, and then unloaded the dishwasher and reloaded and ran it, picked up tire from rim repair shop (curb checking damage), and installed it back on the car, took the other front tire off to have it fixed to (dam curbs), took another bath because I got pretty dirty, cleaned the last two bathrooms, and then had lunch. Took a nap, and plans for this evening are pick up dog from doggy daycare, a town meeting to discuss speeding in the subdivision and then dinner with DW. Pretty much my day and then I get to start all over again tomorrow, so much stuff to do and so little time.

Edited to add, answered emails, read blogs, though of Mom on her birthday, made arrangements with ex-boss to meet to inventory IT equipment for business shutdown coming up (still doing about 10 hours/month for them until they close out (billing big time for it too)).
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Went furniture shopping with DW, her nephew's wife, and their two girls, ages 4 and 8. I was just the truck driver in case they bought something which eventually, after hitting four stores, they finally did at Ikea. Two dressers for the girls. Oh, and the purchase went on my credit card.

It's a birthday present for the girls whose birthdays are in October and November.

My feet are tired. But actually I enjoyed it. The little ones are fun to be around.
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