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trugasCA

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 9:50:57 AM

l know a lot of Gas Buddies live in different climes and therefore should do interesting things. How hard is travel? Do you have hobbies to pass the time? Pretty much anything you do in winter.
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zippy3231
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 6:02:44 AM

In Florida we few winter days.
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frankbank
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Message Posted: May 26, 2014 5:57:26 AM

work
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cv
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 6:35:56 AM

Running errands in the morning, taking a walk in the neighborhood in the afternoon then eating out for dinner.
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Bossie59
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 4:27:28 AM

Trying to work outside like usual, even the -20 days with chill factor getting to -50.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2014 4:06:30 AM

Good morning!

Winters are spent dreaming of Spring.

Six months of waiting, now six months of ballgames. Today is the opening day of Major League baseball. Live coverage begins at 9 AM on MLB.com.

Now it IS Spring.

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 13, 2014 11:32:40 AM

We haven't had many "bad" weather days this winter, so l pretty much have done the same things l do in summer. Recently l have done a few yearly projects. l mentiond filing and shredding of old documents. l also have taken all items from several shelves and cleaned and returned them. The latest was the "spice cabinet" where l keep a whole lot more than spices. Still haven't found my refill of honey. Hurt my back moving it and still hurting so that replaces the sore back from spring gardening. I do love gardening. This year l decided to try some new things.
Planted the ends of celery stalks and they are growing. Don't know if it will be a regular celery plant or not. l also planted some potatoes. Last year l put in an artichoke and so l have different things this year.
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2manyfords
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2014 10:04:51 AM

This week my nephew is here and we are remodeling the bathroom. What a mess.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 7:40:44 PM

I enjoy having my computer in the front room. I sit here on the computer where I can also see the TV, out the window & into the next room. Its easy to keep track of what else is going on in the house while on the computer.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 1:33:18 PM

Hi everyone, l have finally committed to getting back on my own computer in my own front room. Did not like options.
Playtime like what you do to be constructive during slow times. Without my computer l did a little file work and shredding.
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:57:03 AM

I'm having movie day. I watched Pirates of Silicon Valley, I'm watching Trinity And Beyond (The Atomic Bomb Movie). Still no furniture.

[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 3/7/2014 11:59:38 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 11:51:57 AM

I'm staying cocooned this morning as I'm getting a furniture delivery between now and 2:00 PM. My BFF wants to come over and clean up the house but she hasn't said when.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2014 5:54:30 AM


trugas, You had me convinced you were dropping out. Great you returned. Your friends like to see you post. They missed you and apparently you missed them.

Greetings!
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 8:26:08 PM

I made a few metal trash cans out of the cans that our Hydraulic fluid comes in at work. I cut the tops off and rivet the handle on the side that I got off the top. Then paint them. They look much nicer painted.

I put the green one in my garage & the blue one in the kitchen where the recycle stuff goes. I painted one Orange & then one of the guys at work decided he wanted one because its very much like the Cleveland Browns color of orange.

The fourth one I put in the inspectors office because their trash can was in sorry shape. One of the guys emptied another can today so I started my cleaning process & I'll cut its top off next week & get it made. not sure where it will end up.

I kinda want to paint it a new color, but apparently the companies purchasing agent has quit and no one is quite sure how to get things ordered right now. Maybe I should put in for that job! lol... Anyway I shouldn't use colors we need for work right now. The orange we don't need anymore. I try to use things that are scrap or going to be recycled anyway.

Winters are usually slow in my dept. This keeps me entertained & somewhat productive. I enjoy riveting things together.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 6, 2014 3:22:08 PM

Withdrawal is awful. l tried to go internet free but difficult.
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If I am south I hang at the beach. If I am north I ski and skate.
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babycatt116
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 1:43:57 PM

trying to keep my hands warm (those are the first things that get c-c-cold on me!)... do my gas buddy run ... crossword puzzles ... play 'fetch' with my cat ... snuggle up with my husband for his body heat ♥
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cv
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Message Posted: Mar 5, 2014 6:37:49 AM

Inside more, but errands are still made.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 1:17:39 PM

Too much on internet, so leaving ..will check in once in awhile.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 2, 2014 9:18:31 AM

Yesterday l set out 4 more Ranunculus.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Mar 1, 2014 6:57:13 PM

I must admit that winter here is much like summer, only not hot. So l do pretty much the same things. Garden, less of course, and read, more of course. Cook about the same amount, only different foods, more soups, less salads. LOL
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 27, 2014 11:21:32 AM

50..the big 5 0H. Good for you Playtime. Glad you had a great time and had wish list fulfilled. I know you want to be able to retire early and travel or do lots with money. Put that on the list next time .. Smile.

Busy Magpie, waiting Bossie and Michael. Practicing Mr1 and eating Baylee. Smiles to you all and good luck in your endeavors.

Baylee l was out but brought my food home and fixed a pizza, which l am not into like most. But this one was my size and only $4, and was tasty to boot. From Grocery Outlet, and l will get more.
I bought some oriental stir fry veggies too and it is a big bag for the freezer.

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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 11:38:07 PM

Tonight we were out and it was past dinner time, so we went out for a meal. Nice! And I have a small pile of shrimp to finish up at home, if I put the dog and cat in another room!
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Feb 26, 2014 8:46:49 PM

Last week I turned 50. Last weekend we had a bit of a party at the house to celebrate it. I got everything I put on my present list. Maybe I should have put more on it! ;-)

One of my old high school friends that found me a online a few months ago, came out from Las Vagas for it. Another friend that the wife & I have not seen in a few years came over too. A few friends from the wife's job & a couple other friends made it and we all had a nice time.
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Message Posted: Feb 24, 2014 5:07:40 PM

golf practice
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Michael_W_
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 4:54:23 PM

In the house
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Bossie59
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 4:06:04 PM

Waiting for above 0 days
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 3:08:09 PM

Revamping inside, painting all the closets this week. Sunny outside,but still cold.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 23, 2014 12:11:19 PM

Good morning, well it's foggy, but Should clear soon as it is predicted to be high 60's. Fun fun fun..ahead as l plan to empty a couple of shelves in the fridge and wash them out.
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 10:20:17 PM

Today there was enough warm that I was able to do some ice chopping to clear extra paths around the place. And it's excellent exercise! I must admit that I'm still wiped out after only about an hour of chopping.
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2014 5:44:16 AM

No winter in S Fla, except swimming all is the same.
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 10:37:09 PM

Finally got to a doggie park with our guy today -- he hasn't been to one in a full week. And I bought a very nicely made doll cradle from a church thrift shop / consignment store. It will probably get shared between me and a friend - and probably have cats lying in it in either place!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 9:16:59 PM

I am spending my days planting flowers and dusting the house. In between l read. l finally watched the Netflix movie l had for 3 days. Enjoying Grapes of Wrath. So far nothing like the movie. On page 430 and they are still on the drive to CA.
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MidnightSun
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2014 2:22:20 AM


Paying $1,500 for heat w/$500 planned for a fill up in April. Propane.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 9:42:41 AM

Coachandfan..good for you. Instead of fighting winter, you find something to do with that weather.
2many..spring just means back to work for you.
cltncguy// l am terrible at figuring out the license plates, but finally figured out your name. Good for you. CLTNC but seeing where you are from helped. Charlotte Tenneseeguy. Right? Keep up the good work with the shovel.
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2manyfords
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Message Posted: Feb 16, 2014 7:26:26 AM

Dreaming of spring.
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cltncguy
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 10:30:14 AM

shoveling snow and praying for spring
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 10:28:45 AM

reffing hockey
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 15, 2014 9:45:07 AM

Congratulations Playtime!
You are adding to my list of people l know who have won. The others were long ago tho.

You have had a busy month. Everything coming due at once. First of the year is like that for me as well. Car insurance and then soon smogging etc. My license is good for another 4 years so at least there is that l don't have to deal with on my birth month.

Glad you will have some to do on your day even if you can't get out and go much.

YEsterday l spent the day baking. Made beef and pasta and carrot cake. Then giving it mostly away. One person l called and kinda whispered "baked a carrot cake" that was all there was to the message and he was here forthwith. Smile.
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magpie2013
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 9:41:10 PM

Reading and riding the exercise bike in the bedroom,and a lot of shoveling.
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 8:20:10 PM

I everybody, Hope you've all been doing well. I spent today getting my drivers license renewed & getting new tags for my 3 cars. There goes $200. Between that & having to go get my airport ID renewed, my birthday month is just no fun anymore. Its all business.
Actually next week the wife is throwing a B-day party for me. So that should be fun. & I did win the $100 gas cards from the site last week, so that helped.
Sure is cold here these days, Just one more thing Ive never liked about my Birthday. Its usually to cold to go out & do much.
Oh well, how your all having fun where you are!
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Message Posted: Feb 14, 2014 4:02:19 PM

crochet
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 9:31:34 AM

Wes that is precisely why my friend moved from Tracy's Landing out here a month or so ago. come on out.Smile. WE are just in drought.
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 9:16:16 AM

Freezing.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2014 7:15:45 AM

Baylee l was told to put some vaseline on the gas cap to help it "seal" l did and after driving about 100 miles the check engine light went off. Which my son told me happens. l am so happy not to have to pay the $115 diagnostic fee. l felt it was the gas cap personally, because of the way it acted after filling tank. Sometimes the gas gauge would drop to empty for awhile. Not always, but if the gas cap wasn't carefully put on it did that. So does my son's Chevvie. He bought a new gas cap.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 11:25:21 PM

Tru, standards are changing for the emissions tests - or rather the way the measures are made. Apparently the next time our van needs to be tested it will be done by readouts rather than by actual treadmill testing. So I'll learn more about the new way of doing it. And we are supposed to be happy because the cost has been reduced by $ per test. Whoopie.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2014 11:00:08 AM

Thinking and planning and looking into stuff. Computers help.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2014 1:34:07 PM

?Baylee, you passed the smogging wuth the check engine light ON? Amazing. l don't think that will work here. But my son says the light goes off after 100 miles IF the gas cap problem was solved.
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 9:17:57 PM

Tru, whatever was supposedly wrong with the van just went away! We have had a check engine light on for a while, but it passed emissions tests with excellent results - while the light was on -- , so we haven't bothered to check further. And one of the winter tires has a slow leak. This is AFTER replacing the one that had the slow leak last year. But sometime in a few months we will go back to the summer ones anyway. I hope that time arrives, anyway!

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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Feb 6, 2014 2:38:30 PM

Tax guy ME TOO. Today l have been frustrated with GB site. But l went to other things and upgraded my cash back card so l can get more money back on each and every purchase. Loyal to CApital One and they have been good to me.
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Message Posted: Feb 3, 2014 10:49:41 AM

Sitting in front of the pc.
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