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Forum: Life after FIRE 11-23-2016, 01:23 PM
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ivinsfan, guess you will argue about anything! It...

ivinsfan, guess you will argue about anything! It was a blizzard to me :)Save
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-18-2016, 03:55 PM
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Wrapped in a blankie, eating a bowl of chili,...

Wrapped in a blankie, eating a bowl of chili, watching the first blizzard of the year. Ah, Minnesota!
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-26-2016, 08:29 PM
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Kahn, how awful. Praying for for your full...

Kahn, how awful. Praying for for your full recovery. I contracted a different type of superbug 4 years ago and it was an agonizing 4 months. Scary stuff.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-25-2016, 04:19 AM
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Posted By Marita40
I drive a 2007 VW Rabbit and have had no issues...

I drive a 2007 VW Rabbit and have had no issues with it over all these years. I still love it--so zippy in city driving. Except for the two bumper areas where I hit the side of two different garages...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-03-2016, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Marita40
All this discussion about rats on this thread is...

All this discussion about rats on this thread is really a turn off I'm afraid. It is a disgusting situation, one I can't even imagine. For one thing your neighbors should never let the cat tangle...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2016, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Yep, Long Johns are synonymous with crullers...

Yep, Long Johns are synonymous with crullers here. That's a fancy French cruller, a different shape altogether. I love those!
We also have Bear Paws, Bismarks, etc. etc. Doughnut land.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-19-2016, 05:18 AM
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Posted By Marita40
What is a Long John? A doughnut shaped like the...

What is a Long John? A doughnut shaped like the one above, in these parts at least. Also called crullers.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-18-2016, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Marita40
That looks like something that would be found at...

That looks like something that would be found at the MN State Fair, on a stick of course.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-06-2016, 09:38 AM
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Posted By Marita40
davemartin, adorable picture! Assuming the cat is...

davemartin, adorable picture! Assuming the cat is Squeaky, Squeaky is obviously completely relaxed with the dog to how her "innards" that way. She knows she had the upper hand.
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-28-2016, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Marita40
jjquantz, what larks! I'll bet it was a lovely...

jjquantz, what larks! I'll bet it was a lovely concert--certainly a lovely setting. I myself am a great fan of early music. BTW, that's a mammoth recorder.
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-13-2016, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Marita40
mbaustin, I am often in Vienna and Salzburg and...

mbaustin, I am often in Vienna and Salzburg and frequent both Cathedrals. What fun you will have! My favorite cities ever!
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2016, 05:24 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Finally got around to springing for a new washer...

Finally got around to springing for a new washer and dryer since my 30 year old Kenmore dryer just died this week and the washer is working poorly. Got the Whirlpool Duet front loaders. Since this...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-05-2016, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Survived one week of the kitchen remodel. I...

Survived one week of the kitchen remodel. I anticipate there will be at least 5 or 6 more. Wish more progress had been made this week, but I need to trust the process! It will get much worse before...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-25-2016, 09:46 AM
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Posted By Marita40
Started to clear out kitchen for the great...

Started to clear out kitchen for the great kitchen remodel project which begins next Tuesday. Yea!! Goodbye to the old decrepit everything! I'm even getting a nice new oak floor--can't wait for that....
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-15-2016, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Love that song. Did you happen to catch the PBS...

Love that song. Did you happen to catch the PBS special on Janis Joplin last week?
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-13-2016, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Marita40
First really warm spring day here in the frozen...

First really warm spring day here in the frozen north. Everyone is already out in shorts and flip flops, and the smell of barbecue is wafting from two neighbors' yards into my den as I type this....
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-08-2016, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Marita40
After yet another price rise and after the bait...

After yet another price rise and after the bait and switch they pulled on me last August,I finally cut all ties with (boo, hiss) Centurylink. I've ported my landline phone to my cellphone, so for the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-14-2016, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Marita40
3rd day post-dorsal cheilectomy. As per doctor's...

3rd day post-dorsal cheilectomy. As per doctor's instructions, I removed the bandage today and was able to take a shower. That felt wonderful. Some tingling and the foot is swollen, but no pain....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2016, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Here in St. Paul it is a balmy 60 degrees. But...

Here in St. Paul it is a balmy 60 degrees. But anything can happen through mid-Mary so no doubt there will be snow again, even lots of it.

I spent the weekend staining woodwork. It looks...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-17-2016, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Even here, in still-frozen MN, we have King Cakes...

Even here, in still-frozen MN, we have King Cakes down at the local (scrumptious) bakery! It is a fabulous bakery and the King Cake they make looks like the one pictured, so I assume it might be at...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2016, 03:35 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Kitty-sitting a friend's cat for the day. She is...

Kitty-sitting a friend's cat for the day. She is safely behind French Doors on the porch but my two cats have been staring at her from the other side for hours. I've been staring at all three...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-22-2016, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Opened a checking and savings account at a new...

Opened a checking and savings account at a new bank within easy walking distance of my new home. I've been at the same bank for 28 years, but I hate the location, and they give me no incentive to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-15-2016, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Marita40
Made a run for "hunkering down" food and...

Made a run for "hunkering down" food and necessities (chocolate, popcorn, cat food, big library book, etc). Going to be -35 wind chill beginning tonight through Tuesday. That's cold even for hearty...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-04-2016, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Marita40
I went to work. On a freezing cold still-dark...

I went to work. On a freezing cold still-dark Minnesota Monday morning. :frown:

Gloat on, you retirees, gloat on. I will get there at some point and assume my rightful place in the catbird seat.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-03-2016, 06:01 PM
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Views: 230,086
Posted By Marita40
Catching up on all the Downton Abbey episodes the...

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...
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