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Forum: Life after FIRE 12-28-2016, 04:29 PM
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Best wishes for a quick resolution Walt. Sounds...

Best wishes for a quick resolution Walt. Sounds like you caught it early.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-25-2016, 10:58 AM
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Finished smoking two briskets. Getting mentally...

Finished smoking two briskets. Getting mentally prepared for the kids visiting this afternoon and eating everything in sight. They bring their own brews though! We supply the wine. :coolsmiley:
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-22-2016, 08:47 PM
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After installing all that flooring, you must be...

After installing all that flooring, you must be whipped!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-11-2016, 01:35 PM
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Took DW out for breakfast. Then put up *more*...

Took DW out for breakfast. Then put up *more* Xmas decorations. Cut the back lawn for the last time this winter.

Ordered three Echo Dots for the chatty females in the family so they have a new...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-10-2016, 03:51 PM
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Frank did have a diet Coke though! ;) When...

Frank did have a diet Coke though! ;)

When I was in the Air Force as a young man, I remember eating a whole large pizza with no real effort and maintaining 150 pounds and a 30" waist. Now I just...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-10-2016, 02:16 PM
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I was kind of surprised at that also as I thought...

I was kind of surprised at that also as I thought newer home natural gas fired furnaces were electronic ignition these days.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-10-2016, 10:40 AM
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DD's gas dryer started squealing last week so I...

DD's gas dryer started squealing last week so I went to her house and took it apart and found the drum "slider" strips and plastic holder were finished. Ordered the new parts on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-03-2016, 08:50 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Put together my tool cart I bought from Harbor...

Put together my tool cart I bought from Harbor Freight. It was a rainy day and working in my garage was the right choice.

Getting ready to put the 2003 Jetta back up on jack stands to fix an...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-30-2016, 05:29 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Dumps and recycle facilities have found out how...

Dumps and recycle facilities have found out how to operate like auto repair shops and doctor's offices. Same thing is happening here. Try to get rid of some oil or water based paint and see what...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-16-2016, 06:38 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Worked in the back yard today as it hit 80 F. ...

Worked in the back yard today as it hit 80 F. Raked leaves, marked spots for the new deck I am going to build this winter. Tomorrow, I dig the holes and set the upright posts.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-11-2016, 05:32 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Had a Veterans Day complementary lunch at...

Had a Veterans Day complementary lunch at Applebee's with three of my Vietnam-era friends. Met a table full of young ex-Marines who served in combat in the Middle East. Glad to see these fellows...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-07-2016, 08:06 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Lots of family stress, that's for sure. Plus, two...

Lots of family stress, that's for sure. Plus, two of these adults were scraping just to get by. The one who was in the bankrupt company has a lot more to lose since she is divorced, has a son at...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-31-2016, 09:04 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Ouch!:facepalm: Good luck with this, Rodi. If it...

Ouch!:facepalm: Good luck with this, Rodi. If it isn't one thing, it's another.

On another note, three out of four of our kids in our extended family, are out of work. Three layoffs, two...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-27-2016, 11:40 AM
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Posted By aja8888
Sounds like you made a decent trade, Walt. ...

Sounds like you made a decent trade, Walt.

On another home project that fell into my lap, I just recently rebuilt a Subaru (engine) gasoline fueled pressure washer I got for free because an old...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-26-2016, 03:20 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Agree, I was just being cute (haha). I do that...

Agree, I was just being cute (haha). I do that early order game with XMAS presents too.

With respect to TDay: DW is getting to the point where she is totally exhausted preparing a big meal for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-26-2016, 01:21 PM
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Posted By aja8888
It's still October....;)

It's still October....;)
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-24-2016, 08:54 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Like Harley said, this is the pre-dieselgate...

Like Harley said, this is the pre-dieselgate edition. :laugh:

The older ones (1999 - 2006) are much more robust and aren't loaded up with modern high pressure fuel pumps, common rail injection,...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-24-2016, 01:45 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Got the 2003 Jetta inspected today. Tech was...

Got the 2003 Jetta inspected today. Tech was impressed that it has 303,000 on it and runs like a fine tuned Swiss watch (right :rolleyes:). Paid my $7 then went to DPS to get the yearly sticker for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2016, 04:00 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Nice work, Ron!;)

Nice work, Ron!;)
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-09-2016, 05:43 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Celebrated my birthday. Kids and granddaughter...

Celebrated my birthday. Kids and granddaughter came over and we had a party. :dance:
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-08-2016, 12:34 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Thanks, reminds me of my years at home in...

Thanks, reminds me of my years at home in Connecticut. The only colors around here are of green pine trees and stained concrete. :frown:
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-30-2016, 08:17 PM
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Posted By aja8888
In Kentucky to attend the annual Kentucky Apple...

In Kentucky to attend the annual Kentucky Apple Festival in Paintsville.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-24-2016, 12:10 PM
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Posted By aja8888
WIN 10 updated my desktop also. Took about an...

WIN 10 updated my desktop also. Took about an hour to get my stuff back to where I was before the irritation. Even removed Classic Shell and my desktop image. :frown: If this keeps up, Linux is in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-22-2016, 09:42 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Agreed, lots up there in the Colorado...

Agreed, lots up there in the Colorado mountains....and here in Houston where we get the wildest thunderstorms I have ever seen.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-22-2016, 05:12 PM
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Posted By aja8888
Helped a friend set up his new router after the...

Helped a friend set up his new router after the result of his house getting hit by lightning. Determined his wireless Sonus system is now defunct from the surge. That adds to the two TV's and pool...
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