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Old 08-19-2016, 06:22 PM   #1721
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:16 PM   #1722
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Gave my notice at work! Toxic boss can torture me for 5 more days & then "I'll fly away oh glory!"

Taking what I hope will be a nice little bridge-to-retirement job: airline call center. Big pay cut, but comparable benefits + flight benefits.
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Old 08-20-2016, 07:55 AM   #1723
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Returned to Hong Kong from New York after a 3.5 week holiday. To take advantage of some cheap air tickets, we flew via London rather than directly - a 26 hour door-to-door commute.
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Old 08-20-2016, 11:47 AM   #1724
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Congratulations, Htown Rose!
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Old 08-20-2016, 04:29 PM   #1725
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Old 08-20-2016, 06:09 PM   #1726
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Gave blood this morning.
Bought some lean ground beef on the way back.
Bought some gas as truck was near empty.
That's only the second time I've pumped gas in 2.5 years.
Chicken and vegetables in the Crockpot for supper.
Need to bury compost.

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Old 08-20-2016, 06:45 PM   #1727
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Worked on the RV generator re-assembly in preparation for installation back in the RV tomorrow afternoon.
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Scraped paint for 4.5 hours. Drove the roadster to lunch and for ice cream with the young wife. Took a nap when we got home.
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:32 PM   #1729
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Last few days. Did some downsizing - trucked my generator to Western Illinois where my SIL arranged a sale to a nearby farmer. Bought some mapping software, and have been making maps/planning Ireland trip for the last 2 days. Getting ready to fertilize the lawn.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:48 PM   #1730
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Bought 2 tickets to Pat Travers next month and walked Lucy the dog.

Gonna heat up some leftover pizza for lunch and then go outside and drill some holes in some PVC pipe for my latest invention.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:28 PM   #1731
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Today I bought new living room furniture after months of shopping . The good thing about the new furniture is the fabric is sunbrella so hopefully it will not fade as much . The other good thing is they will remove your old furniture and donate it to Habitat for Humanity .My old set is in good condition just faded .Hey , I can not let Robbie B being the only one stimulating the economy .
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:38 PM   #1732
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Today I bought new living room furniture after months of shopping . The good thing about the new furniture is the fabric is sunbrella so hopefully it will not fade as much . The other good thing is they will remove your old furniture and donate it to Habitat for Humanity .My old set is in good condition just faded .Hey , I can not let Robbie B being the only one stimulating the economy .
I recently got furniture for my 3 season room that has Sunbrella fabric, I like the fade and stain resistance.
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Old 08-21-2016, 08:39 PM   #1733
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I did this kind of thing at the county fair:



Highly recommended. It was only kids that were doing it, but since I was under 200 pounds, they let me on.

Great, safe way to play on a trampoline. I got two back flips in a two back flip failures. I vowed to keep going until I was kicked off, but I ran out of steam. Quite a workout.

I did some real trampoline in college, and had a bad landing on my head once (explains a lot).

They had free ice cream at the fair, but we skipped it and made our own (sugar free) when we got home:


2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
.75 cup Erythritol
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate, chopped
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Good job, Moemg! Hope you love your new furniture.

First Sunday back in the choir loft after summer break - I enjoy the break every year but it's sweet to come back and sing together. Watched the USA basketball team win gold while I prepped about 10 pounds of roasted Hatch chiles for the freezer to use until next August- so much better than canned. Talked with DS who starts on his PhD in aerospace engineering tomorrow - very cool. Watching the Rio closing ceremonies now, then will skim/watch the NASCAR race that was rained out yesterday. Gotta love the DVR.


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Old 08-21-2016, 09:38 PM   #1735
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Today I bought new living room furniture after months of shopping . The good thing about the new furniture is the fabric is sunbrella so hopefully it will not fade as much . The other good thing is they will remove your old furniture and donate it to Habitat for Humanity .My old set is in good condition just faded .Hey , I can not let Robbie B being the only one stimulating the economy .
Sounds great, congratulations! Not only did you stimulate the economy, but you looked until you found exactly what you wanted (with the fade resistance you wanted) so you got value for your money.
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Drove about halfway from Chicago to DFW, with the remainder tomorrow. Made a big loop (Chicago pun) through Oklahoma to KC (day one, topped of by bbq at Arthur Bryant's), then on to Des Moines after a quick jaunt to Winterset to visit the Duke's homeplace and the bridges of Madison Co., then on to Chicago for a visit with DB, complete with a $91 + tip dinner, a concert featuring Al Di Meola, and a visit to a blues club. Took the shorter route home, south through Illinios (The Long State), Missouri, then Arkansas (Native American for "road construction")...

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:06 AM   #1737
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Yesterday - went to a Meetup for people who like to play Scrabble. Found out that there was a bus that would get me there so I didn't have to worry about parking in a congested area. It was great weather for walking the few blocks after the bus.

Have not played since I was a kid but I got patient partners. Still got whipped, but it was a lot of fun anyway. The people who gathered to play were quirky and interesting. I am looking forward to the next meeting.

We met at an Au Bon Pain, which was almost empty, and the weather was nice so we sat outside at their tables with our ice coffees. Then they closed off the street for an afternoon of music. Lovely summer Sunday afternoon.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:15 AM   #1738
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Walked the dog, went to the store and got some lobster tails for supper, unpacked my southern boiled peanuts that arrived and now I'm going out to work on my little "plumbing project"



Then I'll warm up some of those peanuts and munch with cocktails and consider how I'm gonna cook those lobster tails.

Question from a Northerner. When you eat boiled peanuts....do you eat them in the shell or do you shell them first and just eat the inside?

DH tried boiled peanuts two years ago when we were in Alabama. The look on his face suggested to me that I do not join in the festivities. But he didn't shell them. I thought that was odd. He said he didn't think he was supposed to....?


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Since retiring, have started acting in local community theater. I'm currently playing Ado Annie's father in a production of "Oklahoma!" at our local dinner theater!
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Question from a Northerner. When you eat boiled peanuts....do you eat them in the shell or do you shell them first and just eat the inside?
You ain't from 'round these parts are ya son?!

PS: you don't eat the shell.
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