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Old 01-06-2021, 08:30 PM   #61
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started working on our 2021 "budget"...more of a blueprint than a hatd and fast budget as well as tax prep for 2020. that involved shredding the paper records from 2014, getting our annual statements, etc.
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:20 AM   #62
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Nice! Congratulations, Calico, and welcome to retirement! 🙂
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Old 01-07-2021, 10:06 AM   #63
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Oh boy! Another poster who will have nothing to do all day. Congrats anyway.


PS. Just last night, I talked on the phone with a long-time friend since high school. He said his older brother, a pharmacist, retired a couple of years at the age of 71. He had a mental breakdown, and needed clinical help. It was said that it was because of his stopping work!
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Went with DW to the local B&M bank to set up online access to her cc account, the only one remaining that we didn't have online access to. This could probably have been done by phone or even online but DW insisted on doing it in person.
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DW had mitral valve clip last week. I was extremely anxious. Results were good.
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We got our stimulus package yesterday. We who don't need it. We support local businesses with it and tip well. Contribute to several food banks.
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A younger colleague from Canada called yesterday. He has kidney cancer and was in the dumps. I reminded him that he got to be home while his kids were growing up and I did not. I will be sending him a copy of Dr. Boz's book, "Any way you can".
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My eccentric inventor buddy just got a substantial award to produce a working model of repurposed design of a hundred-year-old pump. He is buying me a celebratory beer as we speak. I expect to help him put it together as he has some blind spots.
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Went to ranch and loaded up a pickup load of fire wood for a friend. Came home cleaned up saw, clean porcupine guard hair and oiled some wooden bowls from cedar fence posts that I made for center pieces.
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Our Thursday night drinking club (motley collection of engineers and designers) meets again tonight at a safe outdoor venue. This is our sole outside social activity these days.
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Old 01-07-2021, 05:21 PM   #72
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did the first of three annual “that’s-too-much” dances with Sirius/XM. got the bill down to $5 p/m.
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Typical gym workout on the morning and bike ride early afternoon.

After my ride .... a neighbor pulled to the house and alerted me that my goats were loose out on the lane behind my pasture. HOWEVER I don’t have any goats, but I know the other neighbor that does. So went goat wrangling today to get stinky goats back to their home. The Daddy of the goat heard is named Billy, so all I did was to get ahold of Billy and the rest of the dumb goats followed Billy and I back to their pen.

Did my good deed for the day.
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Took down the trees and put away all the Christmas paraphernalia - should have happened yesterday but too much news got in the way. Took doggie to the vet for annual checkup and shots. Picked up takeout for early dinner and heading out shortly with DD and DS for a holiday lighting walkthrough at a local garden. DD heads back north on Amtrak tomorrow morning; DS will be around a few more days. Very happy to have had them home for nearly 3 weeks - only a couple of minor dust-ups and a lot of very enjoyable time together. Rare to spend so much time together with adult children so we made the most of it.
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Assembled two 4 wheel walkers that I bought to donate to the local hospice. They loan them out to people who cannot afford to buy them.
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Typical gym workout on the morning and bike ride early afternoon.

After my ride .... a neighbor pulled to the house and alerted me that my goats were loose out on the lane behind my pasture. HOWEVER I don’t have any goats, but I know the other neighbor that does. So went goat wrangling today to get stinky goats back to their home. The Daddy of the goat heard is named Billy, so all I did was to get ahold of Billy and the rest of the dumb goats followed Billy and I back to their pen.

Did my good deed for the day.

You are more daring than I am, messing around with them goats.

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^ LOL! Could easily tell he was a Billie!
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Hiked about 5 miles on a rails to trails in the morning. Had to go 15 miles south of us to get away from our 4 inch snow pack. In the afternoon, I drove down to the tax office to drop off the docs for the estate tax for MIL. DW in the picture.
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^ Sounds and looks like a great day!
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