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Old 12-31-2017, 12:34 PM   #3421
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In other car related matters, do remember to check and replace your battery as well.
In WV we have an annual vehicle inspection requirement and the guy I go to runs an honest shop so along with the inspection I ask him to do a battery load test if the battery is more than three years old. This practice has saved my butt several times. It adds I think ~$10 to the bill but I think it is worth it.

Or one could go to Autozone or someplace and get a battery tester there.
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Old 12-31-2017, 04:17 PM   #3422
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Yesterday we hosted my son and his fiance's wedding here at the house. About 30 people so it's been quite hectic around here the last week with preparations. Frigid outside but had a fireplace, the wood fired pizza oven, and a couple of heaters outside for the brave folks to stand around after the ceremony and to watch/help with me making 12 pizzas. This went with a crazy amount of other food and beverages. All went as planned, a nice day. Son and new DIL will be here until tomorrow before heading back to Oregon on Tuesday. Our other son, his wife, and two grandkids (4&7) are here as well so the household has been quite rambunctious to say the least. One more day!
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^Congrats davemartin88 on pulling off the perfect wedding celebration.
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It has been below zero here today in Iowa so it was an inside kind of day. I went to my folks' house and shoveled for them and then we went out to lunch. Then back home to stay warm and toasty. I did yoga with a DVD. My DH and I had a nice dinner with cocktails at home. Happy New Year!
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Laid back day today. Didn't even take the dog on a walk. Temps dropping in the high teens tonight. Cold for my neck of the woods. Sipping on a bourbon and coke right now sitting by the fireplace. Got a few friends going to a restaurant tonight but just didn't have it in me to get out. So 2017 going out on a whimper......but that's ok.

Looking forward to the college playoff games tomorrow and pleased that my school won the Gator bowl yesterday. Hopefully 2018 will be great for everyone here.
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As we do every year, we're starting a new thread for 2018 so it will load faster.

So c'mon over! It's a few hours early in my time zone, but a few hours late for some of us.
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