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Old 02-26-2016, 04:16 PM   #461
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Hermit, Where are the pics?

Target2019, That was a good deed you did for your FIL.

Dixonge, This is your first time back in the stock market since 2011? Why was that?

Is99, Can I borrow you? My husband has no interest in learning the setup of our electronics. I get it done but it takes me forever plus many calls to my 12 yo nephew.
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Old 02-26-2016, 04:57 PM   #462
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I was fairly busy today. I assembled two swivel bar stools for our counter top eating area. I wired an additional light fixture in the attic to give us more light. As a favor, I cut down and removed a smallish pine tree for our neighbor then worked a little on removing the remnants of a very large stump near our driveway. In my workshop Iím redesigning the layout of my tools so I cut down a 10 ft counter top into two 5 ft sections. Then stained some IPE trim for a honey-do project coming up. Re-programmed the alarm system in our house to shorten the extry/exit time. Swept the garage. Rebuilt the pump sprayer then sprayed the yard for weeds.


A normal day around here. How did I ever find time to work!
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:16 PM   #463
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I just purchased two one gallon tomato plants and transplanted them. I am so glad I do not get those dinky 4 inch pots any more!
These plants are about 2 feet high
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:36 PM   #464
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Busy day today. Early am walk with the pooch on the beach. Huge waves had all the surfers out. Came home and worked out on the elliptical. Showered and made it to Costco at opening time. Made it home, got groceries stowed before heading out to meet a friend to see Deadpool. Had to leave straight from there to go to pickup the kids at school - with just enough time to stop and get milk at Sprouts. Kids are home - but I'm about to head out to take older son to spanish tutoring. When that's over we'll have dinner then head out to younger son's basketball game.

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DD came down to visit for the weekend. We went to the cinema to see "Deadpool" and then had an enjoyable dinner out.

Deadpool was fun to watch, especially for anyone interested in learning new insults or obscenities.
That made me laugh. My sons really want to see it. Now that I've seen it - NO WAY. Not teenager appropriate at all (my boys are 13 and 15). My friend had the same opinion (and also has a 13 year old boy who's dying to see it.)
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I put a new AM/FM radio in my friend's 1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville. The OEM radio lost it's tuner and was humming on AM stations. The unit I put in was a Pioneer with Bluetooth and all kinds of goodies and inputs. The mounting kit that came with the radio did not match up with the dash opening so I had to fabricate mounting brackets and fit it to the kit face plate and mount it into the available space. It looked just fine when finished.

I also installed (earlier) a new aftermarket power antenna fitted to the rear fender. All works better than original and now he has Bluetooth for his phone and an AUX and USB inputs for devices.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:25 PM   #466
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Took the pooch for a beach walk at dawn. Then started working on our summer vacation plans. No 9 week trip in 5 countries this year... Just a simple 3 cities over 2 weeks. DC/Philly/NYC. I was surpised to see airfare dropped below what I'd been seeing...so once I booked the flights I felt free to start locking in the paid locations in DC and NYC. (We're sponging off friends/family for the week in Philly.)

Now DH is watching a hockey game and I'm surfing the net and hanging out here.
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Dixonge, This is your first time back in the stock market since 2011? Why was that?
Oh my. Well, I have some reading for you. It's quite educational, really, and covers seven years in 11 pages...

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Help son and dil move. They have an 18mth old and another due in two weeks. Been working a lot the last few weeks getting the house ready and now was move in day. Looong day!


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DW and I met my buddy's son (Navy pilot) and his trainee at the airport, inspected their plane, and took them to dinner.


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Today we took a stroll through a Japanese Garden and then attended a community theater play.
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After weeks of experiments and many good-but-not-great meals, I finally perfected my homemade pastrami. Every bit as good as what I used to get at a NYC deli, and the first bite took me back there.

The key, I think lies in two of the steps. Forget about starting with supermarket corned beef; you have to get a good brisket and corn it yourself.

The other part is the rub. This was a stepwise progression as DW and I discussed the finer points of my various attempts. But when you get it exactly to your taste it's awesome!

Another master recipe for my file. Now if I could only get some good NYC rye bread for a sandwich here in flyover country I'd be all set.
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Another master recipe for my file. Now if I could only get some good NYC rye bread for a sandwich here in flyover country I'd be all set.
Sounds like the next project to me. Could it be done in one of those bread making machines?
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Old 02-28-2016, 04:57 PM   #473
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Led a 5.5 mile hike in the snow for the Sierra Club. Amazingly, it was 64 degrees here in SE Michigan, today. We use Meetup to organize the hikes and it draws in a pretty nice cross section of ages, education levels and nationalities.
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Success!
After weeks of experiments and many good-but-not-great meals, I finally perfected my homemade pastrami. Every bit as good as what I used to get at a NYC deli, and the first bite took me back there.

The key, I think lies in two of the steps. Forget about starting with supermarket corned beef; you have to get a good brisket and corn it yourself.

The other part is the rub. This was a stepwise progression as DW and I discussed the finer points of my various attempts. But when you get it exactly to your taste it's awesome!

Another master recipe for my file. Now if I could only get some good NYC rye bread for a sandwich here in flyover country I'd be all set.
That looks so good .
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Sounds like the next project to me. Could it be done in one of those bread making machines?
As a matter of fact, yes!


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As a matter of fact, yes!
I'm standing by for a picture of the perfect corned beef on the perfect rye!
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What's this about avoiding red meat?

I try not to stare at the photo, nor look on the Web for how to make my own.

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Went to the bank to change the checking account to "senior checking" (checks are free) and applied for SS online. I guess that officially makes me an "old guy".
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Went to the bank to change the checking account to "senior checking" (checks are free) and applied for SS online. I guess that officially makes me an "old guy".
Yep! Welcome to the club!
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I try not to stare at the photo, nor look on the Web for how to make my own.

Missing the fourth one with covering the nether regions. Do No Evil
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