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Forum: Life after FIRE 12-18-2016, 01:07 PM
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Got up at 0-dark-30 (well, 6:45, but anything...

Got up at 0-dark-30 (well, 6:45, but anything before 7 is too early now) as today was our big Christmas Festival of Carols at church. About 90 singers (2nd grade to 80+), 30 piece orchestra, and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-07-2016, 02:47 PM
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After breakfast, put the fixins for a sausage,...

After breakfast, put the fixins for a sausage, bean, and kale stew in the crockpot. Waited for garage door repairman to come back to finish the job he started Saturday (long story). Didn't get to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-25-2016, 02:27 PM
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Busy day. After the normal morning routine (walk...

Busy day. After the normal morning routine (walk dog, eat breakfast, read newspaper, shower, catch up online, etc.), drove downtown to have lunch with a friend. On the way down, picked up library...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-06-2016, 02:28 PM
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After a week of itching and scratching, realized...

After a week of itching and scratching, realized that when I launched my new inflatable kayak at the lake shoreline, I was bitten not only by fire ants (immediate pain) but by chiggers (no immediate...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-29-2016, 09:03 PM
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We're out for a short RV escape and when I took...

We're out for a short RV escape and when I took the dog out for a walk after dinner, I saw a bright moving object in the sky. Checked it out and confirmed it was the ISS. Very cool!



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Forum: Life after FIRE 09-13-2016, 05:02 PM
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Took Skittles to Pet Therapy training and...

Took Skittles to Pet Therapy training and registered for the test in November to get certified. Rushed home as we were almost set to head out in the RV for my annual beach fix. Went out to lower the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-02-2016, 09:53 AM
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Perhaps we need to start a new thread: "Animals...

Perhaps we need to start a new thread: "Animals we don't want to share our lives with"????
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-24-2016, 09:25 AM
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Finally got around to setting up an HSA. I'm on a...

Finally got around to setting up an HSA. I'm on a HDHP plan now through our retiree medical and just had been procrastinating about doing it. Since in recent years I've had very few healthcare...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-21-2016, 07:49 PM
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Posted By MBAustin
What did you do today? 2016 version

Good job, Moemg! Hope you love your new furniture.

First Sunday back in the choir loft after summer break - I enjoy the break every year but it's sweet to come back and sing together. Watched the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-20-2016, 10:47 AM
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Congratulations, Htown Rose!

Congratulations, Htown Rose!
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-17-2016, 09:02 AM
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Lisa99 - Ingress is actually the basis for...

Lisa99 - Ingress is actually the basis for Pokemon Go:

Augmented Reality Showdown: Pokémon Go vs. Ingress (http://lifehacker.com/augmented-reality-showdown-pokemon-go-vs-ingress-1783801702)
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Forum: Life after FIRE 08-09-2016, 11:56 AM
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Today is one of those days that makes me wonder...

Today is one of those days that makes me wonder how I ever had time to w*rk.

After morning walk and breakfast, washed the dog, unloaded the dishwasher, showered, caught up online, recycled...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-02-2016, 11:41 AM
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After normal morning routine (walk dog, eat...

After normal morning routine (walk dog, eat breakfast, read newspaper) I cleaned our fish pond and did some gardening. Then caught up on e-mails, etc. before going to the grocery store. Now catching...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-18-2016, 10:44 PM
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24298 Lunch stop on our RV trip to NM. Good...

24298

Lunch stop on our RV trip to NM. Good thing I had the sandwiches ready.


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Forum: Life after FIRE 07-15-2016, 04:57 PM
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Nice photos, jjquantz! Looks like a great day...

Nice photos, jjquantz! Looks like a great day for kayaking!
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-15-2016, 08:51 AM
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Congratulations on the completed novel - that's a...

Congratulations on the completed novel - that's a real accomplishment!
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-08-2016, 03:01 PM
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I skipped Schonbrunn on this trip to Vienna...

I skipped Schonbrunn on this trip to Vienna having seen it twice before - but it's an amazing place, including the gardens.

The Albertina exhibit of Monet-Picasso I thought was extremely well...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-06-2016, 08:52 AM
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Missed you by a few days - our church choir sang...

Missed you by a few days - our church choir sang there last Thursday! We also sang at the Salzburg Dom and at St. Salvator (across from Charles Bridge) in Prague. I averaged 6.5 miles walking each...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-17-2016, 10:28 AM
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Also watching a lot of "football" these days...

Also watching a lot of "football" these days although I missed the England-Wales match yesterday. I don't think we've seen the best from the Euro teams yet.

The USA-Ecuador game last night was...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-13-2016, 09:22 AM
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Posted By MBAustin
That's quite a contrast of musical styles in one...

That's quite a contrast of musical styles in one service!

Yesterday afternoon our church choir had the last rehearsal for our upcoming performance tour to Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. Our...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-01-2016, 03:03 PM
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Posted By MBAustin
ivinsfan - it's not that bad - once every 3 years!

ivinsfan - it's not that bad - once every 3 years!
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-01-2016, 10:56 AM
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Yesterday I defrosted the stand-alone freezer -...

Yesterday I defrosted the stand-alone freezer - it's a once-every-3-years job that takes most of the day. Since I'll be away for almost 2 weeks at the end of the month, I needed to inventory the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-28-2016, 01:55 PM
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Posted By MBAustin
After a good trip to the farmers' market (squash,...

After a good trip to the farmers' market (squash, tomatoes, bok choy, green beans, baby potatoes, strawberries, a variety of mushrooms, carrots, peppers, tomatillos, eggs, steak, and soft shell crabs...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-19-2016, 10:51 AM
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Posted By MBAustin
Yesterday I spent 4.5 hours in the dentist chair...

Yesterday I spent 4.5 hours in the dentist chair getting 3 crowns. It was only supposed to take 3 hours but all 3 crowns had to be remade due to technical issues. Didn't realize how much it wiped me...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-17-2016, 04:11 PM
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Posted By MBAustin
Ouch, Walt34! About the only good thing about it...

Ouch, Walt34! About the only good thing about it is that it didn't require an ER visit. Hope you feel better before the pain meds run out.

I took Skittles to his obedience training class this...
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