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Old 11-18-2019, 03:39 PM   #761
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More likely it washes and blows dry
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:51 PM   #763
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Small update on the hip replacement adventure:

1. Still in hospital (will overnight and go home tomorrow after PT exercise class)

2. Walked the length of the corridor (250' est) with walker.

3. Ate dinner of blackened whitefish, rice and steamed veggies. It was very good.

4. Taking a pain pill every 4 hours, but pain is 3/10. I'm sure it will get worse after the 24 hour nerve block wears out tomorrow. Time will tell.

5. Watching the Monday Night football game!
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:55 PM   #764
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Small update on the hip replacement adventure:

1. Still in hospital (will overnight and go home tomorrow after PT exercise class)

2. Walked the length of the corridor (250' est) with walker.

3. Ate dinner of blackened whitefish, rice and steamed veggies. It was very good.

4. Taking a pain pill every 4 hours, but pain is 3/10. I'm sure it will get worse after the 24 hour nerve block wears out tomorrow. Time will tell.

5. Watching the Monday Night football game!
Good to hear. Wishing you a full recovery.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #765
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Bummer to have to blow dough on a surgery.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:30 PM   #766
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No, but it does blow warm air up your butt hole.
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Old 11-18-2019, 09:10 PM   #767
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Bummer to have to blow dough on a surgery.
Posted in the wrong forum, but I have blown some dough on meds, walkers, cane, copays, etc. But certainly not in the league here!
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Old 11-18-2019, 10:21 PM   #768
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Vincenzo, I will wave at you in February from Cartagena, Colombia, LOL! Just booked a month long trip in Colombia for January/February. I can't really call it a vacation since I am retired now and everyday is a vacation. I prefer to say that I am lspending a month living like a local in South America.
So that is something I'd like to try, living a month like a local.
Do you have any tips on renting a place ?
What countries have you done this in ?
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:13 AM   #769
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No, but it does blow warm air up your butt hole.
haha I guess it is time to next blow some dough on a fancy magazine rack.
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Vincenzo, I will wave at you in February from Cartagena, Colombia, LOL! Just booked a month long trip in Colombia for January/February. I can't really call it a vacation since I am retired now and everyday is a vacation. I prefer to say that I am spending a month living like a local in South America.
That sounds wonderful! I hope you write-up a trip report on your travels - I'd love to hear about it.

I'm (semi-)retired (i.e., I currently don't work and not sweating it, but I'd take work if something came along), but DW is still working. Once she retires, we plan on doing the same - picking a destination, renting a place, and living there for a month or two.
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:17 PM   #771
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haha I guess it is time to next blow some dough on a fancy magazine rack.
OMG. You are "old".
iPad for all my potty reading time.
I read magazines (we get about 14) in the reading room (AKA 3rd bedroom)
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OMG. You are "old".
iPad for all my potty reading time.
I read magazines (we get about 14) in the reading room (AKA 3rd bedroom)
I am not a 71 y.o. old fart nerd, but yeah you got me.
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:08 AM   #773
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Not wanting to be left out of this group, so got wife a new car. A 2020 Lexus RX 350. Boy are these advanced safety features nice.

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Was tired of driving a pickup truck, can get by without that much capacity. Went to the Porsche dealer to look for a Cayenne. Drove it, loved it, decided the C had plenty of power. Started the dicker dance on one that really wasn't my first choice of color. Saw on the net they had the dark gray I really wanted, in a Cayenne S. Besides, I thought the exhausts looked way cool. Bam. I love it, that's clearly blowing dough! Only thing left is to start paying for business class; I just don't think I can DO that! Interestingly, the manager turned me over to a salesman to familiarize me with the gadgetry. Turns out he's the guy who moved in two doors down; says this is his post retirement job! Now, if I was qualified for that that might be fun! The dealership has cheap cars (Porsche) Maseratis, Ferarris, and Bentleys! You walk in past all these red monsters, go through a hallway to get to the budget cars (Porsches). That's when you realize that, yeah, I'm well off but there's a bunch that are better off! It always amazes me how many "used" Ferrari's and the like are there with less than 3-5k miles on them. Guess people are too scared to expose them to the road.
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h2o, so which one did you buy?
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Got the Cayenne S, dark gray w gray interior. Has just about all the options I was aware of. I don't use the word awesome but frankly, it is an awesome vehicle. I'm also convinced that I'll never become aware of all the various features and how to use them!

As for blowing dough... Money is really funny stuff for me as I'd guess in different folks it is in different ways. I still can stand in front of a supermarket aisle for a minute or two and self debate about whether one product is worth the extra $0.20 just because that's the way I am. Or be kind of anal about flipping the water spigot to cold because even though I only want a cup of water, I wouldn't want the hot water heater wasting the energy to move a cup of water into the pipes. Anyway. But there I go, adding probably $13,000 to the price of a car because of color selection and I liked the look of the exhausts. And, after wringing my hands about the decision to even trade vehicles, I look at our finances post decision and spending the money and it's like "meh...no big deal. All good!" I still can't bring myself to upgrade to business though!
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Compared to the Cayenne, we just kind of puffed on the dough.

We originally intended to wait until next year and after receiving the 30% Fed credit on the solar panels, but given the discounting going on, we bought a 2019 Chevy Bolt two weeks ago.

No gas, and no maintenance, except for replacing windshield wipers and the cabin air filter every 15k miles or so. Safety features are nice (the interior is a bit Spartan though). DW has even let me drive it, once.
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Got the Cayenne S, dark gray w gray interior. Has just about all the options I was aware of. I don't use the word awesome but frankly, it is an awesome vehicle. I'm also convinced that I'll never become aware of all the various features and how to use them!

As for blowing dough... Money is really funny stuff for me as I'd guess in different folks it is in different ways. I still can stand in front of a supermarket aisle for a minute or two and self debate about whether one product is worth the extra $0.20 just because that's the way I am. Or be kind of anal about flipping the water spigot to cold because even though I only want a cup of water, I wouldn't want the hot water heater wasting the energy to move a cup of water into the pipes. Anyway. But there I go, adding probably $13,000 to the price of a car because of color selection and I liked the look of the exhausts. And, after wringing my hands about the decision to even trade vehicles, I look at our finances post decision and spending the money and it's like "meh...no big deal. All good!" I still can't bring myself to upgrade to business though!
I think the Cayenne S was a great choice! I just looked at it on Edmunds dot com, and they prefer that trim level too. Besides, you can't take it with you, as they say, and this is something that will make you feel happy and satisfied each day when you drive it.

I really get it when it comes to being frugal about the little expenses. I never have more than one light on in the house, for example. "Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves." That's a version of a pertinent quote attributed to William Lowndes, 1652-1724, British Secretary of the Treasury.
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Boy are these advanced safety features nice.
Amazing, aren't they? The new safety features will likely save me from accidents.


I've bought a new CD player for half a grand. Marantz CD6006 replaced the old California Labs IKON II cd player I've bought a decade ago. The Marantz, although cheaper, is so much better. It has a USB port where I plugged in a 32G worth of songs, and pushed a "random" play button. Life is good.
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Bought a La-Z-Boy recliner - the first (and hopefully last) piece of "big, heavy" furniture in my place. When I moved into my house a few years ago I went with a hyper-minimalist decorating style which (I'm amused to note) has now become vogue. This was definitely a BTD purchase because there are much cheaper recliners out there, but La-Z-Boy allowed me to specify exactly what I wanted, unlike the mass-produced competitive products. La-Z-Boy has been building recliners for over 90 years so I assume they know what they're doing.
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