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Old 10-17-2016, 08:31 PM   #2121
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That's a lot of wood! I just got my flue pipe connected to the wood stove today. I was hoping to get by on 2 or 3 cords of wood this winter.
In some parts of the world there's "face cords". They're 4'x8'xwhatever length the piece is as opposed to 4'x8'x4' in what is sometimes called a full cord. Depending on the length of the pieces 10 face cords can be about 3 full cords. Course I am frequently wrong..
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:45 PM   #2122
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Walked the dog, cleaned the fridge, lunch at the sushi bar, washed a load of clothes and bought cool stuff at the hardware store.
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:04 PM   #2123
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Applied for SS using a restricted application so I can collect on the ex wife's account while mine continues to grow. I fall just within the 'grandfathered' group for that 'feature'. I will spend most of the extra money on wine and women , the rest I will waste.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:33 PM   #2124
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I retired back in March from MegaGovt and today went back to the office for the very first time since I left for a retirement event/lunch for a former co-worker.

It felt a little strange walking into a building that I had worked at for 30+ years, especially since I had to wait at the front entry to get a temporary security pass. I had left work a full year early (very quietly) due to exercising a minor loophole in the pension plan, and today a few people told me that they were considering doing the very same thing.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:32 PM   #2125
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Had my routine colonoscopy today. Oh Joy!

Had one ~ 14 years ago, when I had some specific intestinal issues that needed to be looked at. So I knew the prep was the worst of it. But this time, the prep, while unpleasant, wasn't that bad (Prepopik, only 5 oz to drink night before, and morning of). Even the clear liquid diet didn't annoy me much.

I mentioned to the anesthesiologist how last time (and a few years later when I had my wisdom teeth out), I was just out of it for the rest of the day. He said meds are better now, I shouldn't be so groggy afterwards. He was right, night and day difference! When I woke after the procedure, I really wasn't groggy, no memory issues (no worse than normal anyhow), nothing. I feel clear headed and fine.

But with the previous intestinal issues, the doctor said he planned to do some biopsies, just to evaluate any damage. Hmmm, I wasn't thrilled with that. Need to check back in a week, but he didn't find any other polyps or anything on inspection, so that's good.

Hopefully, I can enjoy a Cubs win tonight!

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Old 10-18-2016, 04:34 PM   #2126
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A book I'm reading today talks about one of the characters having a name for their home...Fernwood. I'm familiar with ranches/farms having a name, but couldn't understand naming a house.

Then, I remembered a couple of people I know have names for their homes. So, I told my dh we should name ours. The suggestions he had were 'Tater Haven' or 'Booger Hollow'. I might come up with something better than those....
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:45 PM   #2127
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Just now saw your post ERD50....

It's no fun waiting on test results....I'm hoping everything will be ok.
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A book I'm reading today talks about one of the characters having a name for their home...Fernwood. I'm familiar with ranches/farms having a name, but couldn't understand naming a house.

Then, I remembered a couple of people I know have names for their homes. So, I told my dh we should name ours. The suggestions he had were 'Tater Haven' or 'Booger Hollow'. I might come up with something better than those....
I'm calling our house Veronica.
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I just put some Two Cat Apple Cider in the carboy to ferment. It's called "Two Cat" because, after having gathered all the ingredients and equipment on the kitchen counter, Step #1 is "Shoo the two cats off the counter".
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:56 PM   #2130
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A book I'm reading today talks about one of the characters having a name for their home...Fernwood. I'm familiar with ranches/farms having a name, but couldn't understand naming a house.

Then, I remembered a couple of people I know have names for their homes. So, I told my dh we should name ours. The suggestions he had were 'Tater Haven' or 'Booger Hollow'. I might come up with something better than those....
A friend calls his porch Hillbilly Haven. It is appropriately named. It is enclosed and heated with a very old wood stove. It serves as his living room and the place he entertains guests. Lots of mountain people are very creative.
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When the young wife and I were out driving around this past weekend, we saw a house with a very nice sign out front reading "Insulting Manor".
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I was recently reminded by my older sister the house we grew up in was "Twin Brooks".

The huge red sign on the side of the house was covered up when I was 7 but she's a bit older and had more time to live with it.
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Well now...I had no idea naming a house could be so popular.

Southfork Ranch (from the Dallas tv show) is just a few miles from our abode. I don't think our house could command such a name as Southfork....but I still think I can do better than Tater Haven...
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:58 PM   #2134
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Well now...I had no idea naming a house could be so popular.
Where I grew up (in Ireland) it was extremely common, especially for detached and historic houses, to have a name. Here's an example.

Richmond Park House, Richmond Hill, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
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Where I grew up (in Ireland) it was extremely common, especially for detached and historic houses, to have a name. Here's an example.

Richmond Park House, Richmond Hill, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
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Oh my Meadbh...that house is stunning!

Perhaps everyone should name their dwelling...give it a little personality. 'Course then again, there's no place like Home.
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When DD lived in the off-campus student slums as an undergrad, she and her roomies named the house "Thug Mansion".
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My single niece shared a house with 4 other nurses. They called the house "The Brothel".
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My house has a name. "Money Pit".
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I have to say I haven't laughed so hard and so long in years. What a fabulous show and the entire cast was magnificent.

DW and I have been trading lines from it all day.
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