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Old 11-19-2015, 01:10 PM   #18741
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Received my first ever junkmail for a "senior living community"...
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:43 PM   #18742
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mowed my yard for the last time this season.
It is a nice 75 deg. day here in Austin, TX. but mowing in late Nov. is part of the price to pay for having these temps...
Now it's off to play on the playscape with the grandkids ;-)
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:46 PM   #18743
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Filled the car up with gas, pleasantly surprised to find it had dropped $0.15/gallon since last filling up locally, recent trip through Missouri kind of spoiled me for lower gas prices. Bought some bananas, milk, & potatoes while at the gas station/mini mart. Used coupons for 3 of the above items. Oh, and dropped off a letter at the post office.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:23 PM   #18744
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Went to the gym, stopped by the doctor's office on the way back for an EKG. I have an appointment tomorrow to discuss results of that and other tests.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:52 PM   #18745
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Spent most of yesterday and today trying to dig the plow truck out of the snow. Still couldn't pull it out with the Jeep. I arranged for a pull from the road grader tomorrow. If that doesn't do it, it may be stuck until spring.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:06 PM   #18746
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Spent most of yesterday and today trying to dig the plow truck out of the snow. Still couldn't pull it out with the Jeep. I arranged for a pull from the road grader tomorrow. If that doesn't do it, it may be stuck until spring.
Tow truck?

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Old 11-19-2015, 06:08 PM   #18747
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Finally got around to staining the deck....

Looks pretty good if I say so myself....
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Wow! You got me thinking of the possibilities. Maybe a tow truck and the road grader! If the road grader can't do it, I may need to call a tow truck. I'm not sure he could get in here. Last year I had him out to haul the plow truck in when I broke the transfer case. He slid off the road trying to back in and had to winch himself out. Actually, the road grader has some serious weight plus it has chains on, and it is free! If it can't pull the truck out, it will probably do major damage to the bumper, which is attached to the frame.
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Received my first ever junkmail for a "senior living community"...
There's a "Senior Living" ad on my E-R.org page right now!

Don't they know that 60 is the new 40?!?!?!
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:31 PM   #18750
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Purchased a frozen goose for Thanksgiving.
Now have to figure out how to cook it (did such ~20 years ago).

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I bought a turkey to beat the weekend rush.


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Went to grocery store.
$5 for a frozen turkey with $30 purchase.
We have a freezer.
Will likely do so again tomorrow.

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Since I cleaned out the garage yesterday (first time in over 5 years - it needed it!), I continued my productive streak today. I chalk painted an old washstand from my grandparents' house that has been in each of our garages for the past 27 years, generally gathering dust and clutter. I did two coats but think it needs a third, so I'll go back to Home Depot in the morning to get another jar of the paint as well as the finishing wax I forgot the first time. I also need to find some replacement vintage hardware as the old ones are in really bad shape. Good excuse to go to a vintage shop or antiques mall!

Getting ready to fix cider-braised pork chops for dinner, then I'll probably knit in front of the boob tube all evening.
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Since I cleaned out the garage yesterday (first time in over 5 years - it needed it!), I continued my productive streak today. I chalk painted an old washstand from my grandparents' house that has been in each of our garages for the past 27 years, generally gathering dust and clutter. I did two coats but think it needs a third, so I'll go back to Home Depot in the morning to get another jar of the paint as well as the finishing wax I forgot the first time. I also need to find some replacement vintage hardware as the old ones are in really bad shape. Good excuse to go to a vintage shop or antiques mall!...
How about some pictures of the finished product?
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Got the plow truck pulled out by the road grader. It reminded me of a kid pulling a toy truck with a string! Its amazing what 35,000 lbs. and six chained up giant drive wheels can do.
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Went shopping solo. Came home with the essentials. Beer and some hardwoods to make Christmas gifts. Now gearing up for the first snow of the season.
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Walked the dog on the beach and saw them setting up for the 3 day breast cancer walk stop. The clue was the pink awnings and volunteers heavily representing pink in their clothes.

Called Tivo to cancel service on our older Tivo box (no cable card slot). Since Time Warner is going 100% encrypted I can't use this old series 2 Tivo box anymore. (Another gripe against Time Warner... and their latest grab for money.) Tivo CSR assured me that they would be offering Romio's for around $50 within the next week since they have a new model out. He waived a few months Tivo charges to give me time to take advantage of the deal. I'll return the small digital adapter box that Time Warner has forced on me as soon as I get the new Tivo box.

Then helped DH haul some sheets of Denshield out of his truck... We're finally getting ready to build the shower walls in our epically long bathroom remodel. (Started in March, suspended over the summer while we traveled... but no shower in the Master bath since March.). He's promised me it will be done by Christmas. Hard to push a schedule of urgency when he's doing the work for free and at his own pace. (And we have another shower - so I'm not totally stinky).
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Went to play serious volleyball. I was so done after two hours.


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Caught a red-eye flight to get home. Just woke up from a nap, and am reminded by this thread that Thanksgiving is just a few days away. More food and drinks, time with family. How can life be better than this?
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