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  1. razztazz
    01-28-2015 10:41 AM
    Thanks. I don't usually speak to people through the kitchen window like this but I wanted to thank you. I couldn't think of a response that wouldn't have gotten the thread shut down, ha ha.
    Freebies for what, pray tell? I'm a retired public servant, and never got anything for free, not even lunch (unless fellow employees chippped in as a good-bye gesture). Then again, I did get to use the Government's toilet paper for 30+ years so I suppose that saved some money Amethyst
    Sorry, just noticed this!
  3. Midpack
    12-05-2013 03:58 PM
    Probably best if it's not out on the thread, but it was about the future of entitlements over the next 30-40 years and what seniors should be prepared to accept keeping generational fairness in mind. My concern was how to have the discussion without some members shutting down the thread with politics...
  4. Amethyst
    09-13-2013 08:52 AM
    Hmm. Nowhere in my profile is knitting mentioned (although I love to see, and sometimes wear, what other people have achieved with yarn). Now, I wonder what I said to unintentionally imply that I'm a knitter? I'm an experienced embroiderer (since early teens), currently using mostly silk thread and silk ribbon, and a maker of embellished quilts. There are a few of us around, though our numbers seem to be dwindling!
  5. sheehs1
    09-06-2013 10:14 PM
    Amethyst...just visited your profile here. I'm a knitter too! I see there may be a few more!
  6. Arifriekinel
    Thanks! It's about the most fun a girl can have, I'd say :)
  7. Lazarus
    12-31-2012 09:19 AM
    I have never had any washer hoses break but it happened to a friend of mine while he was on vacation. He had a sunken living room that filled up with water. Neighbors called him when they saw water running out his front door into the street! When I remember I turn water off to the house if I am going to be gone a while.
  8. Retire2013
    Hi Amethyst, my osteoarthritis is getting better now. Thank you for your warm and kind words.
  9. Retire2013
    Thank you for your kind comment. It's always nice to hear from you!
  10. martyb
    10-17-2011 08:37 AM
    I don't know about that, but I'm at least starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. I'm starting to get a little nervous, especially since my TSP isn't going to be what I had projected or wanted. When it gets a little closer, I may have to make a few adjustments, possibly even extend my work time a little, but I really don't want to so will be doing my best to talk myself out of it. If I do that, it would be for a maximum of maybe 11 more months. Really don't wanna do it though....

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  • About Amethyst
    D.C. suburbs
    systems engineer
    Retirement Year
    hiking and being outdoors
    reading and writing
    fitness and health
    painting (acrylic on furniture)
    art needlework (own designs, not kits)
    fixing things and solving problems
    Empathetic, right-brained, creative, independent thinker; have absolutely no use for peer pressure--I like being part of a group, just not if it means doing/being something I don't agree with; strong work ethic, fiscally conservative, not at all neat and tidy, and a truly lousy stock picker.
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    If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
    'There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley.


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