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Huston55 01-01-2016 12:48 PM

Last 2015 Sunset
 
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This thread continues the life of the old "What did you do today?" thread, which had grown too long to easily be loaded. Link to old thread: http://www.early-retirement.org/foru...37868-955.html Gumby - for the moderators


Watched the last sunset of 2015 listening to Jimmy Buffet. :coolsmiley:

Huston55 01-01-2016 12:50 PM

First 2016 Sunrise
 
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...and the first sunrise of 2016 listening to the parakeets. ;D

NW-Bound 01-01-2016 12:55 PM

Just came back from a morning walk around the neighborhood. About 1/4 mile from home, saw the aftermath of a possible drunk driving incidence. Some imbecile's car jumped the curb, sheared off a street sign which was now laying in the middle of the street. Skid marks showed he took a left turn at too high a speed, overshot into the curb and narrowly missed a fire hydrant, and a tree. The car's front would be badly dented, but apparently still driveable as it left the scene.

It's too bad that he missed the tree. The world would have gotten rid of a dangerous drunk driver.

Khan 01-01-2016 05:23 PM

Roasted a turkey
Eggplant stuffing
Baked potato
Managed to slice my left hand while deconstructing turkey carcass.

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Gumby 01-01-2016 06:26 PM

I made soap today. The house is redolent of the rosemary essential oil I used.

Hermit 01-01-2016 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Khan (Post 1676397)
Roasted a turkey
Eggplant stuffing
Baked potato
Managed to slice my left hand while deconstructing turkey carcass.

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:( Stitches?

spncity 01-01-2016 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Khan (Post 1676397)
Managed to slice my left hand while deconstructing turkey carcass.

That sounds... so painful. :(

HFWR 01-02-2016 12:11 PM

Restrung my twelve-string. Whattaya do all day?

Khan 01-02-2016 02:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Hermit (Post 1676447)
:( Stitches?

No stitches. Not painful. Very messy. Just mad at myself for not being careful enough.

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Khan 01-02-2016 02:03 PM

Today we started a new batch of mead. Going to add papaya from backyard for second fermentation.

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lampshade 01-02-2016 03:00 PM

Pretending I'm retired and sitting on the couch playing on the computer.

I know so many of the retirees here do so much more, but today is a "couch duty" type of day!

Ed_The_Gypsy 01-03-2016 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Khan (Post 1676795)
Today we started a new batch of mead. Going to add papaya from backyard for second fermentation.

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Sounds interesting. Let us know how that turns out.

Living in FL has some benefits. How is that working for you?

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rodi 01-03-2016 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by lampshade (Post 1676823)
Pretending I'm retired and sitting on the couch playing on the computer.

I know so many of the retirees here do so much more, but today is a "couch duty" type of day!

That sounds like a good way to spend the day for this retired person.

W2R 01-03-2016 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Gumby (Post 1677295)
This thread continues the life of the old "What did you do today?" thread, which had grown too long to easily be loaded.

Thank you, Gumby! This should be very helpful to those members who were having difficulty loading the old thread.

lampshade 01-03-2016 05:59 PM

Ignored the house and concentrated on my room. Looks great!

Marita40 01-03-2016 06:01 PM

Catching up on all the Downton Abbey episodes the last couple of days--filled in many gaps in the story I had missed. All in preparation for the last season starting tonight.
Yes it is a soap opera but I enjoy it!

Made a quiche with left over stuff from holiday meals--bacon, eggs, cream, cheese, spinach. Dump all in pie shell; bake. YUM!

Ronstar 01-03-2016 06:26 PM

Did some woodworking, bought some workshop supplies, watched the Bears lose, now watching the Blackhawks


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M Paquette 01-03-2016 09:18 PM

I got back to my radio restoration project. Among other tasks, I had to rebuild the tuning mechanism in this 50 year old HeathKit SB-301. A good part of the mechanism was in tiny little pieces in the bottom of the case when I started, so I have a bit of work in fabricating new parts, and restoring old ones. Part of the fairly intricate main dial was salvaged with cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesive for the visible parts, and casting the dial hub with an epoxy resin, followed with some mill work.

Today I spent several hours coaxing all the pieces back together and carefully aligning them. The reward is that this thing feels like new when spinning the knob, and the only visible defect is one hairline crack in the main dial (filled with CA).

It's weird and technical, but, hey, I'm retired and don't have to answer to anyone as to how I spend my time! :-)




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W2R 01-04-2016 07:51 AM

Today I'm up early since the landscaping/tree crew will be arriving soon to get started on my yard. Their estimate is that the work will take a minimum of four days even with a large crew, but it could take longer so I left next week open also. The weather is perfect for this project - - 45F, no rain or wind, and actually fairly pleasant outside.

On Wednesday, Carnival season officially begins so the landscaping project will be completed just in time, before the bigger parades have begun. Mardi Gras will be early this year, on February 9th, and my new home is half a block from a major parade route. So, there will be a dozen or more big parades that we can walk to during the last weeks before Mardi Gras (and on MG, of course). We won't be able to drive anywhere during the parades due to the huge crowds, but we'll have fun and will be among the lucky few who can just walk home afterwards.

pb4uski 01-04-2016 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by W2R (Post 1677306)
Thank you, Gumby! This should be very helpful to those members who were having difficulty loading the old thread.

you mean those still running Win95? ;D


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