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Old 06-10-2016, 11:15 PM   #1321
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Bocce ball, lunch at a Mexican restaurant and in the evening a concert in the park with a Beatles tribute band. They were really great. We didn't know we could BYOB, so next time we will be better prepared.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:36 AM   #1322
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Yesterday at Spacefest VII I had lunch with Gerry Griffin, who was a flight director for all of the Apollo missions, and also a Gemini controller. He shared his experiences of famous events in US space flight and it was awesome. That evening there was an Apollo panel where a group of astronauts did the same. Included were Al Bean, Jim Lovell, Jim McDivitt, Dick Gordon, Al Wordon, and Fred Haise.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:20 AM   #1323
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Waiting for DW's latest purchase, a new Fridge. The current one is 14 years old, still works sort of. It came with the house.

The PO had decorative Oak trrim put on the doors to match the rest of the Kitchen. Over time the excess weight (about 25lb) of the decor deformed the hinges causing the doors to sag. Twice I had to adjust the hinges to get the doors to close correctly.

The new one is supposedly a version of LG via Sears. Bottom freezer, single door, no doodads in the door (water, ice etc.) and not smart, that is w/o internet connection, that was my allowed input to the purchase.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:10 PM   #1324
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Went for a 2 mile walk, early and short ahead of storms.
Went to doctor, had to wait an hour, are doctors allowed to have appointments on time?
He was terribly concerned about cholesterol, and I will try a new drug.
I brought my BP machine to show him that BP was only high at doctor visits. 112/74 at home, 154/99 at office.
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DH's doctor called this "White Coat Syndrome". Drs offices make your blood pressure go up.

I've done the same thing, bring BP monitor to appointment so that the Dr can check it for accuracy against her BP monitor.

Now I take notes of a week or two of my BP readings at home to show how "normal" it is when I'm not at my Drs office.
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Old 06-11-2016, 02:41 PM   #1325
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drove the Harley around the Texas Hill country for about 5 hours with some buddies who are visiting the ROT (Republic of Texas) Rally. Grabbed some great bbq and headed home - fixing to take a nap.
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:15 PM   #1326
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Changed the oil and rotated the tires on my Civic. Went to the girls' lacrosse high school state championship game (some of the young wife's students were playing). Lunch out and a trip to the Goodwil.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:18 PM   #1327
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I woke up early at 5AM. Went for a walk with my wife at 7AM before it got too hot. Then, been inside working on arranging the "stuff" upstairs in my electronic hobby room.

Stopped above work to go outside to brown a couple of pieces of lamb shoulder chop, then braise them in a stew. My wife does not eat lamb, so it is all for me. Dinner in a couple of hours. Life is good.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:03 PM   #1328
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Went out on my first paid trip as a river guide. It went pretty well-- the trip leader wasn't shy about telling me what I should do, and I did it. I helped a few rafts get unstuck from rocks and kept many from getting stuck in the first place. I had to perform some first aid at the end of the trip, when a woman fell out of the her raft in the rapids and gashed her back. It was a long day for little pay, but it was fun!
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:51 AM   #1329
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Update. DW had her surgery on Tuesday. It went well, but since she had been diagnosed with sleep apnea years ago, she /we had to stay the night in the surgical center. They pull out bed had a spring in the middle of my back, so I slept on the floor! Since then, the pain has lessened somewhat for her, but she can't get around without help, and she needs to keep her foot elevated, so we were housebound until yesterday. I took her to the cabin so I could scrub the steps where she fell, and put some no-skid strips on them. It was good to see DW sitting in the sun and visiting with our neighbors, but after 2 1/2 hours, it was time to go home and put her to bed. Last night, the realization that our summer enjoying the pool and walking in the woods around our cabin was going to be very limited sunk in. What I realized that the 8 hour drive to Philly in 3 1/2 weeks for my nephew's wedding will be a looong drive😱!


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Old 06-12-2016, 08:36 AM   #1330
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Finally got an MRI of my lower back yesterday. Been spending too much quality time on the couch for the past few weeks. Still dialing in the meds to try and control the pain and get a good nights sleep. The x-rays looked bad enough, can't wait to see the MRI.

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Old 06-12-2016, 10:58 AM   #1331
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Just got a corrected 1099 from Fidelity, now I know what I'll be doing the next couple of days - refiling.
That's outrageous. Glad I'm with Vanguard and in simple investments so I don't get corrected 1099s in June.
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For the first time in over a decade yesterday I flew a radio control airplane, a Sport Cub that has about a two foot wing span, is made of foam, and weighs just over two ounces. I think the only way you could hurt anyone with it is to fly it directly into an eyeball. The electronics they stuff into these things now is astonishing - in "beginner mode" it won't let you exceed 30 of bank or pitch, has a button to push to make it level out (I didn't try that). A second mode loosens things up a bit, and only the third, "unrestricted mode" will let you do loops, rolls, etc. And all that for a hundred bucks if you already have the radio transmitter.

It was really too windy to fly it much so after two short flights it came back inside. It needs about a basketball court size area at a minimum and I have more than that available in the back yard. The winds today are far too high to even think about flying it or even a full-size Cub for that matter. But I'm looking forward to playing with it some more.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:21 PM   #1333
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That's outrageous. Glad I'm with Vanguard and in simple investments so I don't get corrected 1099s in June.
I just got through checking the numbers. The corrected version is wrong.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:37 PM   #1334
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Bought a new(to me) Sierra to replace my aging Silverado. Today I'm trying to figure out the entertainment stuff, why does it take a manual to preset a station.
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Today was Choir Sunday at church, when all the choirs sing for a last time and then take a hiatus until fall. I am in two different choirs. One sings the traditional pieces and the other the more contemporary stuff. I did these two pieces today, one with each choir:



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Old 06-12-2016, 05:24 PM   #1337
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Finally got around to springing for a new washer and dryer since my 30 year old Kenmore dryer just died this week and the washer is working poorly. Got the Whirlpool Duet front loaders. Since this needed purchase came in the middle of my kitchen remodel (really hoped to get another year out of the washer/dryer!) I will have ALL new appliances as of next week. A heady feeling although my wallet is that much lighter.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:33 PM   #1338
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More painting on the ceiling so I can now put up the new ceiling fan.
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Old 06-12-2016, 06:48 PM   #1339
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Yesterday DH and I attended a class to become wine servers at this summer's county fair. Our positions are voluntary, but they reward us with two free glasses of wine per shift.

After the training, we helped serve lunch at a home winemakers competition, enjoyed some of the submitted wines and gourmet eats ourselves, then drove down the coastline to check out townhome open houses in advance of meeting with a realtor next week. Returned home and enjoyed dinner at a wine bar/tapas spot near our home.

Today we did a 10 mile hike, then had lunch at a brand new restaurant that just opened within walking distance of our home. Meaning we walked there and back, bringing our hiking total to 12 for the day. On our way back home from lunch, we stopped off to look at a new 55+ development that is close to opening, but I don't think we're ready for something like that at this point in our lives. Dinner tonight is BBQ as it's gorgeous here today, mid-70's and sunny.
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Old 06-13-2016, 01:46 AM   #1340
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We saw a play last night - Play It Again Sam. That was still pretty funny even though it was from the seventies. Tonight we drove up to Napa to see a Michael Jackson and Prince tribute band, called Who's Bad. They were great - had the crowd rocking and dancing, especially with songs like "Bille Jean" and "Bad".
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