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ncbill 04-05-2021 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Dtail (Post 2587005)
That is what I have with my Z4. Lots of fun.

Surprisingly, my 15-year-old, base model, Subaru sedan came with such.

GravitySucks 04-05-2021 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by ChiliPepr (Post 2586171)
Decided I needed a new ride....

Good looking pupper.
Best dogs ever.

DrRoy 04-06-2021 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2586813)
In a higher end art shop we saw an amazing dish shaped copper piece, 24 inches in diameter, with a band of color and irregular black lines that would look awesome on the fireplace, for $700. We might normally have bought a piece of pottery or two for maybe $100 each. Haven't bought it yet, but it's all we can talk about, and I think we are going to give in and blow the dough.

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Originally Posted by Jerry1 (Post 2586838)
If itís all you can talk about, you should definitely go get it. Seriously, unless youíre art junkies, how often does something speak to you so significantly? I donít know what my limit is, but if I saw something that would be the perfect piece to hand above my mantle, Iíd get it. I doubt $700 would stop me and I hope it wonít you. Share a picture.

Bought.
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whatnot 04-06-2021 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2587918)
Bought.

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Beautiful!

tmm99 04-06-2021 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2587918)
Bought.
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Wow, it looks so cool! And it's copper, so you won't have to worry about dropping it and breaking it like pottery!

Jerry1 04-06-2021 11:33 AM

Yay!

W2R 04-06-2021 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2587918)
Bought.
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It's BEAUTIFUL!! I am so glad that it hadn't been sold, and you were able to buy it. :dance:

TrvlBug 04-06-2021 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by whatnot (Post 2587919)
Beautiful!

+1

MBAustin 04-06-2021 03:09 PM

That is a stunning piece, DrRoy! Enjoy it!!!

jabbahop 04-06-2021 03:27 PM

My wife and I signed up for 16 day Grand Canyon rafting/hiking trip in Oct 2022. Expensive but doing it with some friends and a once in a lifetime trip. Fortunately we can drive so can avoid the airfare to save a bit of money.

PaunchyPirate 04-06-2021 03:33 PM

I’m selling a second home on Friday. I never really wanted the house, but I decided to buy it from my parents about 6 years ago to give them cash to pay off some debts. My parents continued to live there rent free. Dad passed away and Mom decided to move into an apartment in January, so I immediately started getting it ready to sell. As it turns out, my 26 year old niece and her husband wanted to buy it. So I decided money wasn’t everything and decided to sell it to them about $10,000 under what it probably would have sold for in the hot open market. At a loss for me.

Sooo, since there is no mortgage to pay off, I have decided to spend a portion of my sale proceeds to paint my own home, have my own home professionally landscaped this year instead of doing it myself, and I’m having the aging concrete driveway torn out and replaced with new asphalt. I’m quite excited about my projects. Although it will likely be June before the painting and driveway are done.

braumeister 04-06-2021 03:37 PM

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Originally Posted by jabbahop (Post 2588038)
My wife and I signed up for 16 day Grand Canyon rafting/hiking trip in Oct 2022. Expensive but doing it with some friends and a once in a lifetime trip. Fortunately we can drive so can avoid the airfare to save a bit of money.

You are going to love that so much! We had such a wonderful time that we went back and did it again five years later, second time with friends. I would even consider doing it a third time. Unbelievable place.

Koolau 04-06-2021 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PaunchyPirate (Post 2588042)
Iím selling a second home on Friday. I never really wanted the house, but I decided to buy it from my parents about 6 years ago to give them cash to pay off some debts. My parents continued to live there rent free. Dad passed away and Mom decided to move into an apartment in January, so I immediately started getting it ready to sell. As it turns out, my 26 year old niece and her husband wanted to buy it. So I decided money wasnít everything and decided to sell it to them about $10,000 under what it probably would have sold for in the hot open market. At a loss for me.

Sooo, since there is no mortgage to pay off, I have decided to spend a portion of my sale proceeds to paint my own home, have my own home professionally landscaped this year instead of doing it myself, and Iím having the aging concrete driveway torn out and replaced with new asphalt. Iím quite excited about my projects. Although it will likely be June before the painting and driveway are done.

Sounds like you value family over money! For that, you deserve a B-T-D reward! Enjoy.

Chuckanut 04-06-2021 04:22 PM

You picture is resurrecting traces of the Green Eyed Monster I thought was shoved way back into my Psyche.

PaunchyPirate 04-06-2021 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Koolau (Post 2588065)
Sounds like you value family over money! For that, you deserve a B-T-D reward! Enjoy.

Thank you, Koolau. I appreciate that.

RobbieB 04-06-2021 05:09 PM

Aw, comon' asphalt?

Pour out a new slab and be done for life!

PaunchyPirate 04-06-2021 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2588122)
Aw, comon' asphalt?

Pour out a new slab and be done for life!

Haha. Nope! I much prefer the look of a nice asphalt driveway. Hopefully, the guys I hired give me a nice one.

kitesurfer2 04-09-2021 03:15 AM

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i bought a pair down sleeping bags yesterday. i need the space in my trunk. i want to get that stimulus money spent. $600 for 2 bags is a waste of money. searching for an air mattress now.

finnski1 04-09-2021 06:11 AM

Good for you. I have 4 down sleeping bags myself. Well 4 between the wife and I. They last forever. We bought 2 in 1996 to go out to the Tetons and the other 2 are even older. In fact one of them was the first thing I ever bought with my own money after having a summer job at 16. Bought it in 1976. Made by Gerry, a company I believe started by Gerry Roach a well known climber/mountaineer in the Colorado area. It was rated to 0 degrees so it hasn't been used too much since.:)
However the root cause of your gear "problem" is that a corvette doesn't make a very good camping vehicle.:laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh: You really need to blow that dough and add an SUV to your fleet.

GravitySucks 04-09-2021 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by RobbieB (Post 2588122)
Aw, comon' asphalt?

Pour out a new slab and be done for life!

Concrete doesn't wear well in some environments.


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