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Old 01-02-2017, 03:25 PM   #41
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Went out for a small grocery run. Going through a detour of side streets and hit ice. Lots of ice, only going about 3-5 MPH truck in four wheel drive. Sliding through the corner, no traction, no brakes, little steering. Finally hit a patch someone had been stuck in and regained enough control to stay out of the lake.

Came home, changed pants, and ran the snowblower.
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:06 PM   #42
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Went out for a small grocery run. Going through a detour of side streets and hit ice. Lots of ice, only going about 3-5 MPH truck in four wheel drive. Sliding through the corner, no traction, no brakes, little steering. Finally hit a patch someone had been stuck in and regained enough control to stay out of the lake.

Came home, changed pants, and ran the snowblower.


I'm so glad you avoided a dip in the lake.

Brings back memories of driving in Maine winters. I do not miss it at all.
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Had to travel for work today, even though it is a company holiday.
No wonder I'm RE in 3 months!!!!
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I'm trying to learn how to play a new song every day. Today I took on one of my favourites...Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. There is a lot of sliding on the bass so I used my old Precision with flatwound strings (no squeaks). I love the sax in this song:

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Joined a gym. Intention is to lose 15 pounds by this time next year. Yes, I am the person you gym "regulars" roll your eyes at every year at this time of year.
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Went to the gym. Every parking space was filled, so came home. Will go again tomorrow. Sauteed salmon with capers and roasted red peppers over brown rice for dinner. Helped DH dismantle Christmas but decided to keep the mistletoe up all year, if only to annoy our kids.
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I went out on the lake on my kayak. It was a beautiful day.
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We are driving back home to Colorado today from a visit to see family in New Mexico. Hoping to get back before the snowstorm sets in.
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Starting the year with a nasty cold. Drinking plenty of hot lemon tea with honey and taking it easy. Rebalanced portfolio this morning. I have been too lazy to take the Christmas tree down but it has to be done... soon. I am also behind on my correspondence, and I really should get on it.
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Had to travel for work today, even though it is a company holiday.
No wonder I'm RE in 3 months!!!!
I do not miss those! Only one time I enjoyed. Flying down to FL from Charlotte on the 4th of July. Had an unusual seat for all the fireworks below.

The other 155 times stunk!
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Finally did a workout today, after two weeks of being lazy due to holiday obligations and a tough cold that left me drained. I did an easy ride on the spin bike at the gym. I prefer to get my exercise outside, but it's 42 degrees with a driving rain so the gym was a better option.
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Joined a gym. Intention is to lose 15 pounds by this time next year. Yes, I am the person you gym "regulars" roll your eyes at every year at this time of year.
No need to feel defensive (sounds like you might). Most of us here simply give you a lot of credit for making the effort.
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Shoveled for an hour...only got a few inches of snow but high winds made a few drifts.

Band is rehearsing tonight...gonna run over the set list this afternoon.
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Joined a gym. Intention is to lose 15 pounds by this time next year. Yes, I am the person you gym "regulars" roll your eyes at every year at this time of year.
I work out at home now, but when I had a gym membership I used to dread the rush in January. Then, I realized that the majority of new members were gone by February, but they helped keep membership costs down for the regulars.

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I got my exercise today taking down the Christmas decorations and lugging the boxes up stairs to fill with decorations and then back downstairs to the garage for storage.

I also tried to fix the bread pan in my bread machine, but the stirring paddle is frozen solid and won't give an inch. A new machine is about $50 and a new bread pan is $22 plus shipping. The machine is 10 years old. So.... No-Knead bread is looking like a better deal.
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My last day of holiday vacation. Completed in-laws EOY financial summary. Printed a few spiffy charts. Haircut. Led shopping at Lowes, bought a few 100 bulb sets at 50% off.
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I also tried to fix the bread pan in my bread machine, but the stirring paddle is frozen solid and won't give an inch. A new machine is about $50 and a new bread pan is $22 plus shipping. The machine is 10 years old. So.... No-Knead bread is looking like a better deal.
No knead bread is awesome! Check out Steve Gamelin's YouTube channel and ebooks.
No-Knead Bread Central – Hosted by Steve Gamelin (a.k.a. ArtisanBreadWithSteve)

This is rosemary bread.
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No knead bread is awesome! Check out Steve Gamelin's YouTube channel and ebooks.
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This is rosemary bread.
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We went out to get my truck legal here. Pretty simple not having to wait to long. Folks at the sheriff's office were great. No lines at the DMV. Still have to do DW'S vehicle tomorrow. I'll need to get the taxes on her vehicle but the change in venue should save us 5K yearly in personal property taxes.
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I'm trying to learn how to play a new song every day. Today I took on one of my favourites...Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. There is a lot of sliding on the bass so I used my old Precision with flatwound strings (no squeaks). I love the sax in this song:
Do you get sheet music, or pickmit out by ear, or find youtube instruction or what?

I came across this yesterday and it made me want to never play again (Ill never be that good or that happy)

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