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Old 12-28-2017, 01:48 PM   #3401
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No, but if you can get Poilane sourdough bread locally, I am on record as being insanely jealous!!!
On peut le demander.

https://www.poilane.com/en_US/

Je vous en prie.
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Old 12-28-2017, 03:46 PM   #3402
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On peut le demander.

https://www.poilane.com/en_US/

Je vous en prie.
Vous Ítes trop gentil.
But Ä40 for a loaf of bread is a bit rich for my taste.
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:30 PM   #3403
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Just booked Airbnb reservatiions for February in Puerto Rico. We are going to the same condo in Carolina (on the beach not far from SJU) that we stayed in last March.

When we started thinking about our winter get away this year, we were not considering PR because of the hurricane damage. But we donít need much, just the beach, a place to stay and some groceries. The host assures is we wonít have much hardship in Carolina.

We will be glad to contribute in at least a small way to the recovery (by spending money on the island). Unfortunately we wonít be able to make our hoped-for trip to El Yunque; itís still closed to visitors.
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Turned a very large pile of no longer needed bank statements, receipts etc etc etc into two two large rubbish bags full of shredded paper.

Very therapeutic.
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Woke up pretty, early, and went to the LTC facility to say goodbye to my F-I-L. What a great man he was. Had several nice chats with B-I-Ls. We're waiting to go to funeral home, where it will be slightly more difficult than necessary. However, it will be an honor to go and help with the arrangements. Here's to all the great men who've passed in 2017.
Condolences on your loss.
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Gym day today, since we skipped yesterday. Minor grocery run on the way home. A little bit of snow is forecast for tonight/tomorrow but around here an inch of snow is enough to mess things up so we plan to stay inside where retirees belong on snow days.
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Flew a mother and her 4 year old son on an Angel Flight. I must have made a smooth landing because I had to wake them up after we parked the plane.
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Wow, cleaned out twice in one day.
Good one TL!

Today I kegged about 6 gallons of a Duvel clone I brewed. I already "stole" some out of the fermenter a few days ago and force carbonated it. It's really good. Even did a side-by-side blind tasting with my whole family the other day and it came out as the preferred one by 1 "judge" (not me...I liked the real Duvel best, and I knew it by look, aroma, and taste). Mine is not the same as Duvel, but it's good, and similar enough. I'm glad to have 6 gallons of it!
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Yesterday I made black bean soup . I make it every year with the leftover ham bone but this year it was the best .SO is raving about it .
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We are spending a few days at our mountain house. Itís so nice and quiet. This morning I layered up and went for a walk in the 10 degrees F/ gentle snow. Since there was no wind it was a nice walk.

Once inside I took care of some tasks for the BOD I volunteer with. Then I just watched the snow fall in the woods.

Iím making split pea soup with the leftover ham bone from Christmas, in our big cast iron pot.
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Yesterday I made black bean soup . I make it every year with the leftover ham bone but this year it was the best .SO is raving about it .
We made split pea with ours. I love a good soup on a cold day.
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We went into the city for a concert last night to see the electronic rock band STS9 at the Warfield. Tonight we went to a comedy show at the Paramount in Oakland with Cedric the Entertainer headlining, though the warm up comedians were pretty funny as well.
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Shoveled some snow, walked over 19k steps, ate a healthy meal - no, make that TWO healthy meals, and had an enjoyable experience.
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We only had about an inch of snow yesterday, and it was very cold and powdery, so I used the leaf blower to clear my driveway and sidewalks. It worked well.
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We made split pea with ours. I love a good soup on a cold day.


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Yesterday I made black bean soup . I make it every year with the leftover ham bone but this year it was the best .SO is raving about it .

Progresso made some split pea for me, but I baked the cornbread!
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Yesterday we helped DS buy a car - a black 2014 Corolla S. Not what I would have chosen - a little too small and underpowered for my taste - but I think I did a pretty good job in expressing my opinion and then letting him decide. And Dad’s take is a very distant second when the car looks “sick.”:
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Yesterday we helped DS buy a car - a black 2014 Corolla S. Not what I would have chosen - a little too small and underpowered for my taste - but I think I did a pretty good job in expressing my opinion and then letting him decide. And Dadís take is a very distant take when the car looks ďsick.Ē:


I loved my little Corolla! It was zippy enough for me and got great gas mileageó35-38 mpg.

We replaced that with my RAV4 so DH could enter / exit more easily.
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I had posted the following elsewhere already but it is a good reminder to folks that live in northern climes that this is the time of year to check/replace your car battery... don't be like me !!

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In other car related matters, do remember to check and replace your battery as well. Had a lot of no fun this morning. We went out to the grocery store to get a few things for New Years. At the last moment, I decided to leave my cellphone behind because, hey, we're "only" going a few minutes away. It was -18C (-1F) this morning, by the by.

Well, you can imagine. Load the groceries and DW into the car, jam the key in and... nada. Bugger. Battery is clearly dead. Have to go back in the grocery store and ask to use the courtesy phone to call CAA because no cellphone. Yeahhhh... the wait time for a CAA agent on the phone is estimated at 30 minutes and service is estimated to be 2+ hours after that. Double bugger. Forget that. On the way back out to the car I managed to flag down a taxi and got a boost from him. $16 well spent.

Hit Crappy Tire on the way home to buy a new battery. The Rav4 is 5 years old so it was due for one anyway and the cold snap over the last couple of weeks clearly did it in. I was expecting to buy a cheap one in Georgia on our upcoming trip but Mother Nature clearly said nuts to that plan.

Moral being, check and replace before you are stranded at -18C.
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I loved my little Corolla! It was zippy enough for me and got great gas mileageó35-38 mpg.

We replaced that with my RAV4 so DH could enter / exit more easily.
I agree that it is a great car for my son. Canít beat Toyota reliability. But I am in your DHís camp. I like something that is not so low to the ground and easier to get in and out of.
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Walked on the beach this morning. Listening to my sons' piano lessons as I review the annual finances. Ordered Turbo Tax this morning.

Oh - and all this talk of split pea and black bean soup inspired me to put a pot of soup together... simmering up a big pot of chicken veggie soup. Cleared out the fridge of various leftovers into the soup.
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