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Old 05-26-2015, 04:21 PM   #17341
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I just got back from the Adirondacks...I jumped in the Mustang a few days ago and went to Old Forge just for the heck of it. I had a few brewskis and watched the Memorial Day tourist surge. I left way before dark to avoid the fireworks crowd, and also to be ahead of the dusk deer-in-the-road effect.
I stopped for gas in Boonville and called a lady friend to see what she was up to. I was promptly told to "get my butt over to the house" for dinner.
Mr B was studying anyway, so he gave me a kitchen pass plus.

I spent 2.5 days hanging out with her and her 2 dogs. We watched "50 Shades of Grey". Very visually tantalizing but also kind of creepy movie.

We spent a lot of time talking about her brother, who is one of my dearest veteran buddies. He has terminal cancer. His time is very short.
It is really wearing her down mentally and physically...the worry, the months of home care giving and now visiting and trying to be of comfort to him in the hospital nursing facility.
She was so grateful for the company. We covered a lot of sensitive subjects that she needed input on. She and her brother totally trust me, versus supposed local "friends" who have proven to be otherwise in this terrible situation.
She is also a veteran. Her brother asked me months ago to keep an eye out for her no matter what happened to him.
And that I shall do.

Being a VA Volunteer can sometimes be difficult, but by helping others, I grow in spirit. I cannot think of any better way to spend Memorial Day.
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Today took apart the pressure washer, cleaned the carb, and power washed the dock. Also made gopro mounts for the kayak and pontoon boat. Also made a safety leash so that I'll be able to retrieve the gopro easier the next time I drop it in the lake.
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Played 18 holes of golf, at least six in the pouring rain. My game is improving! Had lunch in the clubhouse with golfing friends. Then went for my routine eye check. It's been a week of checkups. It's all good except that I am getting deafer. But I knew that.
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I took this picture quite literally 2 minutes ago. Wine in one hand, book in the other. Orcas have yet to appear but lots of porpoises, seals, and eagles dive bombing for fish right out front. It's better than any movie I'd care to see... Debating whether or not to go out and try to get another fish. But that might feel like too much effort really right now. There is always tomorrow. With ER there is always tomorrow.
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I just got back from the Adirondacks...I jumped in the Mustang a few days ago and went to Old Forge just for the heck of it. I had a few brewskis and watched the Memorial Day tourist surge. I left way before dark to avoid the fireworks crowd, and also to be ahead of the dusk deer-in-the-road effect.
I stopped for gas in Boonville and called a lady friend to see what she was up to. I was promptly told to "get my butt over to the house" for dinner.
Mr B was studying anyway, so he gave me a kitchen pass plus.

I spent 2.5 days hanging out with her and her 2 dogs. We watched "50 Shades of Grey". Very visually tantalizing but also kind of creepy movie.

We spent a lot of time talking about her brother, who is one of my dearest veteran buddies. He has terminal cancer. His time is very short.
It is really wearing her down mentally and physically...the worry, the months of home care giving and now visiting and trying to be of comfort to him in the hospital nursing facility.
She was so grateful for the company. We covered a lot of sensitive subjects that she needed input on. She and her brother totally trust me, versus supposed local "friends" who have proven to be otherwise in this terrible situation.
She is also a veteran. Her brother asked me months ago to keep an eye out for her no matter what happened to him.
And that I shall do.

Being a VA Volunteer can sometimes be difficult, but by helping others, I grow in spirit. I cannot think of any better way to spend Memorial Day.
This brought a tear to my eye. Your friend and his sister are very fortunate indeed to have you in their lives.
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This brought a tear to my eye. Your friend and his sister are very fortunate indeed to have you in their lives.
Actually, it is I who is the fortunate one to have them in my life. It brings out the nurturer spirit in me.
I am blessed to have friends like this, the true blue type, who call on me to be of comfort just by being there to listen and give input.

And...I have gained a "sister" in the process.
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Today I celebrated the 10th anniversary of my retirement.

How did I celebrate? I posted this.

The very best 10 years of my life...
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How did I celebrate? I posted this.

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Edited to add: I dug up this old post, which shows me that you were pretty happy that day!

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FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LAST! THANK GOD ALMIGHTY WE ARE I'M FREE AT LAST!

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Such a great feeling!
Congratulations, and may you have many more decades of it. A lot of us actually appreciate your input.

In a few months, I'll be at the 14th anniversary of my ER, so I can relate.
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Congrats Wahoo on 10 years of retirement bliss!
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I do recall being slightly euphoric - and apparently grammatically challenged to boot...
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That's allowable! You were pretty excited. Me too, on the day I retired. That was one of the best days in my life. Probably the same for you, too.

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Found out today that the Pickleball tournament I played in last weekend has liability insurance to pay for injuries sustained while playing. And what they don't cover the player's association "USAPA" will pick up the balance with only a $1,000 deductible.

I messed up my knee pretty bad playing singles and am seeing an orthopedic surgeon on Monday. It's a relief that I won't be out of pocket any money to get it fixed (if surgery is needed, which is likely).

Gonna be hard to sit on the sidelines for awhile but it's better to get it taken care of now than risk it getting any worse.
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Yep, anything that you can injure playing tennis can happen in Pickleball. Except most injuries happen playing singles which was the case with me.
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