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trugasCA

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Message Posted: Jan 6, 2013 8:55:12 PM

What does it mean? Do you travel? Are you quietly sitting home?
Are you doing all the things you had no time to do when working?
Are you enjoying your retirement?
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 10:57:51 AM

Other than grocery shopping, I do most of my buying over the Internet. I get to a grocery store once a week.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2014 9:57:21 AM

When l wake at 5 or so, and stay in bed til 6, that is a treat. I used to work 10 pm til 7 am on my last job. My son now gets up at 3 in order to have some alone time before going to work at 5 .

I enjoy sleeping in, but l also enjoy the sun shining in the kitchen and other neat things about mornings. 8 am would be ideal l think. Still time to get to stores before the crowds. I don't particularly plan to wake up before daylight. Just happens.
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 9:41:40 AM

A very happy Thanksgiving to all of you. 6:30 am ... I haven't got up that early in ages. If I'm up by 8:30, that is early.

I've had my all-nighters in my early life so I deserve whatever I want now. Especially now, being retired.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 9:32:47 AM

2many, just lately l have been thinking about the bonus sleep l can get from not having to pop right out of bed for work. I am appreciating that. Still here l am at 6:30 in the morning, and lately that is very late for me. LOL.

Hope everyone's turkeys turn out well and is delicious
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 1:41:43 PM

trugas, we are used to living with snow. My car and truck are 4 wheel drive and yes I do have a snowblower. But the good news is I am done with work until spring. I am already getting lazy. I don't get going as early in the morning as before. But I don't have to.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 11:15:59 AM

Hi Sneakers, you should be fine with the fixing of the ends of the aluminum wire, especially that they don't have to do too many of them. There's nothing wrong with aluminum wiring if used in the proper places. The electric company prefers aluminum for their transporting of power as it is a better conductor, cheaper,and weighs less than the copper. I expect aluminum has been used up to your meter by the electric company.

The only problems occur at the end connections. Of course, the aluminum has to have a lower AWG (larger size wire) than copper so it doesn't heat up. If someone happens to install a smaller wire it could cause problems. Oxidation can happen at the ends also and anti-oxidation paste is used.
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 10:24:48 AM

On Nov 23, 2014 8:30:50 PM, I wrote:

>I know they have the big TV unboxed and they didn't comment
>that they couldn't get a picture on it.

No over-the-air pictures, they're using the PlayStation 3 to play DVDs from Redbox. Picture's incredible as the DVDs are up sampled to near Blu-ray quality. If I can find the box with my DVDs I'll take it over with me. My BFF is complaining that I'm not bringing anything over when I come.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2014 8:38:43 AM

I hear you loud and clear sneakers.
I cut one of my pills in half and take it in the morning, yet forget to take the other half in the evening about 50% of the time.

Sounds like the house is getting fixed up like it should be and you will soon be able to move into your own place. That will be nice for you. Tho you don't seem nearly as excited about it as l would be. I get excited just moving to another apt. My own place would really excite me.

2many how do you get to work in all that snow? Need snowplower (a gas buddy)

I was looking forward to the Wed sale papers but none this week coz of holiday. :(
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 12:47:29 PM

On Nov 22, 2014 8:30:59 AM, trugasCA wrote:

>Good to hear the Propranolol is working for you Sneakers.

The only problem with it is I have to remember to take it three times a day. My internal clock is pretty much hardwired to take pills twice a day. I used to take generic Coreg and I still take generic Geodon twice a day.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 12:40:17 PM

Going over to the house this afternoon as I'm having the plumbers come fix the drain in the kitchen and the utility room. The drains in the bathrooms work great.

I am also going to have to have an electrician come in and fix the aluminum wiring on four circuits. Fortunately, the whole house doesn't have aluminum wiring. My home inspection found the aluminum wiring and my insurance wants it fixed. There's at least two ways they can fix aluminum wiring in a house. They either put pigtails on the connections or they put a special fastener on the connection. You want the aluminum wiring fixed as it can result in a house fire!

After I get past the problems found in the home inspection I can call up the home warranty company for any further problems.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 11/25/2014 12:41:03 PM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 10:02:21 AM

I love birthdays -- 2many --Your name not birthdays..LOL
But l dislike the announcing and spreading the news of deaths. "Did you hear Joe died?"
Like l want to know all the people my age who die. I know it is inevitable, but do l need it in my face every day? NO.

We now have 2 on our list of the group who do not wish to celebrate birthdays. One because it reminds her of daughters death on her birthday or she doesn't want it celebrated. The other one l mentioned , because she said it is getting close to 80 and she doesn't want to be 80. It's better than being 70 and dead. IMO

In Fort Bragg CA when l lived there , there was a community get together and this one young fellow always greeted me with "It's good to see you above ground" and l was happy to be above ground too. Laughed heartily the first time he said that.

Dusted bedroom and swiffered the floor there and bath, cleaned the bathroom and all done for today. Amazing how clean the housekeeper left everything from her last cleaning a full week ago. Most dirt on floors are frontroom and kitchen . Course l had 2 doggies visit and l walk around in those rooms mostly. We'll see how clean everything is a week from now. I plan to do something each day. Amazed to be done before 7 am. tho.

Now my plan is devious, but legal and if l could get an adjustment on price it wouldn"t be necessary. I plan to go to Target and buy a duplicate Sunbeam microwave to the one l just had mailed to me. The price is $25 less. Then l will take the one just bought right to the return area and use my mailed receipt for the higher price and return it. Never taking it out of the store. I bought the one on the 13th and that is well within the return time. What l want to avoid is lugging this one at home to my car, then into the store. That is my plan. It is a special cartwheel price so not just a regular reduced price so don't think it is easily adjusted. Special bar code is necessary..which l just printed off as l don't have a smart phone.
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 9:37:23 AM

trugas, some don't want to acknowledge birthdays as it reminds them that they are getting older but as I said before.........The bad news is you are getting older, the good news is you are getting older.

19 degrees here and 5 inches of new snow. Yuk! No boredom today.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 9:47:15 AM

Yes 2many, always something to do eh? and yet some express fear of boredom in retirement..I can't imagine boredom in my 22 or so years of it, l have never been bored. Just limited lately on being able to travel easily such as getting to the beach thru heavy sand.

I am officially my own housekeeper again. Today is laundry day, but l will wait for the large basket for back of my scooter,l ordered to arrive. Just makes it easier. So l will swiffer and do the floors today. Ran the repaired dishwasher today. Almost emptied.
I am trying to be routine, so nothing builds up too much.

Took some Spanikopita l baked down to Fearless Leader's and she called a few people to eat them and to discuss next month's birthday celebration. I think going out would be better and come back to her house for the cake she wants to bake. There are 4 birthdays in December. One doesn't want to celebrate, but does like Applebees. So l suggested to her that she go out to eat then she can skip the birthday cake and crowded apt afterward. She hates being in a crowded place with lots of people .. Restaurant is ok since it is large.

If l get off this computer and get the dusting done, l will be thru for the day on housework before even 8 am. Then l thought about running to one store for butter on sale.
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2014 7:28:37 AM

Deer hunting was successful for me as I got an 8 point buck on Saturday morning. The kids passed up some small deer and it rained yesterday so they didn't stay out long. Today it is raining again so the deer will be safe another day. I found that some duct work from my furnace let loose in the basement and fell down. I will be working on that today. Then tonight my grandson has a wrestling meet about 50 miles away that we will try to attend. Ah, the quiet life of retirement.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:55:32 PM

On Nov 23, 2014 12:06:51 PM, Jemac wrote:

>If canned foods are opened (say, peas/beans), he drains the liquid before
>heating in the pan.

My BFF made me some frozen broccoli. She cooked it until it was done then she put it in a colander. I was apoplectic because the pot liquor is the best part of the broccoli!
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 10:42:00 PM

My housemate (my BFF's BF, but we have come to an agreement that if they break up he'll stay in the house) just left. We got to talking about when I could move over. Last time we discussed the subject, I felt like I should be out of the way while the painting is going on. But after a couple of weeks a lot of the painting is done. The weather will be ideal for moving with a pickup truck all week.

It's going to be a while before my home office will be ready as we want to switch from carpet to hardwood flooring.

My housemate reminded me that I'm going to get to unbox all my stuff. There are boxes around here that date to 2009. It'll probably take until 2015 to get everything unboxed.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 9:30:50 PM

My BFF came over early this evening and got Tiger. Now, all the critters (puppy Rita, dog Rocky, kitten Tiger) are over at the house. Rita has never been in the apartment.

I'm debating exactly when I'm going to transition to the house. I'm thinking a good time would be right after the painters finish with my bedroom and the paint sits for a bit. Maybe Black Friday. Right now wouldn't be that good of an idea as there's a plumbing problem in the kitchen and utility room (which we knew about during the home inspection).

My BFF is getting restless and wants a Wi-Fi hotspot. My position on the issue (having had experience getting U-verse installed in an apartment in 2009) is that we don't contact AT&T until we get all the TV sets positioned where we want them. We can fudge on two of them because U-verse supports two wireless receivers, a feature they didn't have in 2009. I'm the one who makes the decision after all. I know they have the big TV unboxed and they didn't comment that they couldn't get a picture on it.





[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 11/23/2014 9:36:35 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 1:06:51 PM

Hi Truegasca, I am a fussy eater. I prefer to eat my own food as I consider my cooking to be better than most (here in my house).

One person buys the cheapest foods when he cooks. I want my meat to be premium. If he see’s a sale on meat, watch out. If canned foods are opened (say, peas/beans), he drains the liquid before heating in the pan.

I want my scrambled eggs to have the chalaza removed before scrambling. Yeah, I know, I’m fussy and the restaurants don’t do the removing. The one restaurant uses liquid whole eggs for scrambling as it’s quicker for them and I "assume" the part I'm eating is lacking the chalaza.

I use a digital thermometer and cook to temperature and don’t guess whether done or not. They chide my for this, kiddingly.

I would rather pay a little more for my food and enjoy it than pay less for inferior food to fill me.
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:46:07 AM

I am fortunate to be nearly the only one making messes here in my apt. "nearly" coz l have dogs visit at times. Yesterday l baby sat a dog and she kept pulling her food out of the dish to my steam cleaned floors. No biggie, it was tiny amounts. Still, since she really needed a bath, the place smelled after she left esp my chair.

Since l will be doing my own laundry and everything from now on, l bought a large basket to hook onto the back of my scooter, to carry the clothes back and forth and can then ride instead of walk with my walker. That is going to be perfect. Since the laundry room is quite a distance, and l can walk, but not far without hip or knees giving out..pain.

Yes l do tire of my own cooking. I am surprised Jemac that your relatives don't cook for you. Or don't you like their cooking? like me? I don't like past housekeepers cooking.
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 11:43:54 AM

Trugasca, PTL for my DIL as she is the cleaner in the house. The GD, GGD and the GD's husband do the messing us and leave it for the DIL. I clean up my own mess and take care of my own wash.

I have to get out to eat several times a week or go kitchen fever (instead of cabin fever). Why does the same food taste so much better when someone else makes it. A restaurant omelet tastes so much better than a home omelet.

R.L. used to be one of my most favorite places to eat in many years gone by, but around here their food seems to have diminished. I'm going to have to write them and see if anything's changed now that they changed ownership.

The all you can eat shrimp was terrible, 2 or 3 year's ago and I haven't gone back since, for anything.

Now my favorites is the all you can eat soup and salad from Olive Garden or the buffet at Sweet Tomatoes (Soup Plantation in California)
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2014 9:30:59 AM

Good to hear the Propranolol is working for you Sneakers.

Targetsmom l am so sorry you cannot eat out, as it is or has been a treat for me at times. I remember saying to my kids, "keep the flowers, just come and take me out to eat once in awhile." Love Red Lobster once every few months. Miss seafoods.

Weekends were looked forward to when l had a housekeeper cos she came mondays and fridays. But now it will just be a time to stay home and let the employed do their shopping and errands, avoiding those crowds. Next friday was to have been housekeeper's last day, but my son decided to come that day in A M. so she cancelled that. Then she showed up here sick yesterday and l quickly sent her home. I do not need to be around coughing and sore throat. She didn't even have her teeth in. LOL. Why she came ?????
So l will call sunday to see if l want her to come monday. Right now l am thinking no way. Was not sure if l would have enough wash for her anyway.

I bought a Shark steamer floor cleaning stick. I had a couple of steamers , still have the Hoover carpet cleaner, and drug it out and decided to give it away. Leaves too much water behind. The other tank type steamer l sold for $25 coz it took 20 minutes to heat up and l used about 1/5th of the water, and it was heavy to drag around. Tried this one out and it is light and quick. Has to be quick or l change my mind about using it. Get off to another thing.

I am going to try to stick to a routine, hard for me, but would spread the housework out into small amounts daily and make it easier.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:42:31 PM

I was about to think they would never start forwarding my mail. I started having it forwarded just a day or two after I got the house. They were continuing to deliver to the apartment. But I got my first forwarded mail piece today.

On the other hand, I got an electric bill a week after I moved in.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 10:32:02 PM

On Nov 21, 2014 8:31:58 AM, trugasCA wrote:

>We have medical marijuana now and l have been for it for a long time.

No medical marijuana in Texas, though the defeated Democratic candidate for Governor was in favor of it. IIRC, she only lost by twenty points.

>But the reason l mentioned him is because he got meal vouchers. Have you
>thought of that? But you probably don't qualify come to think of it with all your
>savings and investments. I recall he was low income.

Some of my savings went into the house and part of it went into lump-sum IRA withdrawal taxes. I went into a higher tax bracket but I figured it was worth it not to have a mortgage. You only have about 25% as much paperwork for a cash buy versus one with a mortgage. I have to do my own taxes and insurance escrow unless I want a big surprise!

>MMMMM that Olive Garden meals sounds great.

Had it again today. Did a whole lot less shaking with the propranolol than without.

>Yes 2many the emissions test is a pain to get, but necessary in a
>heavily populated state.

Texas has safety inspections throughout the state, but emissions inspections only in the major urban areas. As far as I'm concered, it's a non-issue. But then I don't drive around with the check engine light on.

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:17:47 PM

As always , you retired folks are busy !

Eating out is not part of my world ! Too many food allergies to take a chance ..I do envy your dining experiences !

Raining on the Island .. and 49.9 F

Wishing you all a good weekend ... weekends still count when you are retired right?


[Edited by: Targetsmom at 11/21/2014 9:18:51 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 9:31:58 AM

Wow Sneakers, you had a very productive, busy day. I am impressed.. especially since you mentioned tremors. That must be awful. We have medical marijuana now and l have been for it for a long time. I saw the good it did back in the 80's .. I have taken propranalol in the past. Was ok for high blood pressure.

Those meals sound good. I once knew a good ole guy who had tremours and he made it funny by saying he cooked one egg for the floor and one for him. But the reason l mentioned him is because he got meal vouchers. Have you thought of that? But you probably don't qualify come to think of it with all your savings and investments. I recall he was low income.

MMMMM that Olive Garden meals sounds great. MY $10 special is over, but l would go for just soup and salad. $8. Right now l am craving more of sourkraut and hot dogs with potatoes.

Yes 2many the emissions test is a pain to get, but necessary in a heavily populated state. Got my oil changed and with coupon and caught the error of being overcharged. They fixed it. Had to go back to Foodmaxx for overcharge as well.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:46:24 AM

Had a busy day yesterday.

Got going about 10:30 AM yesterday. Started my morning out by taking a shower. Then, I went off to the pdoc.

I discussed the tremors that I have. She wasn't ready to recommend medical marijuana (two or three hits on a joint stops the shaking), but she wrote me a prescription for propranolol. It's a very old blood pressure medicine that has the effect of dampening down tremors. Some surgeons use it, along with musicians. The World Anti-Doping Agency prohibits competitive athletes from using it because of its anti-tremor effects, but I'm anything but Olympic material. At least there's one thing about it: it's cheap.

Got out of the doctor's office right at noon. Then, I headed east and south (recording gas prices as I went) toward Olive Garden. Had soup, salad, and breadsticks, Parmesan crusted asparagus, and peach tea. I had a bowl of pasta e fagoli and two of chicken gnocchi. I think I may go eat it again to see how much my tremors have settled down. They're a lot better this morning.

Then, I went off to Spec's Wine, Spirits, and Finer Foods. Seems the only place you can get free boxes any more is the liquor stores. I pretty much filled up the Escape with eight boxes.

Final stop was Kroger. Picked up a prescription at the pharmacy .We're doing a 30-day test of propranolol to see if it controls my tremors. If I like it, we're going to go mail order because it's much more convenient. Only cost me $4.11 all-in. Jury is still out but I've noticed a marked effect during the first day of treatment. I'm definitely better this morning and my blood levels are probably quote low because I last took it an hour before I went to bed.

Also picked up some 30-gallon trash bags, a bottle of probiotics, two Hungry Man frozen beef enchilada dinners, two Marie Callender's broccoli and beef frozen entrees,, four Stouffer's stuffed pepper frozen entrees (I eat both of the stuffed peppers, it's only 360 calories total), and two refrigerated chicken noodle soups from the deli.

They want me to eat 2500 calories a day, and the most calories you can get from a single-serve frozen entree is only about 600 unless it's a frozen pizza (IMHO, DiGiornio is the closest thing to delivery that I've seen). Probably the worst feature of frozen entrees is they have a fairly high amount of sodium but if you eat them with fruit the fruit doesn't have much sodium at all.

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:54:55 AM

Luckily I live in a part of the state that does not require it......yet.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2014 6:37:55 AM

I hated the emissions tests (car inspections) in NY that included even new cars. A money making project for sure.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 4:18:04 PM

I don't either anymore Jemac, but l used to see really bad ones, and once l even had an old clunker that would shoot out smoke when l gave it the gas at times. I got hauled into court on that one. 50 years ago, that was when l was young and broke. LOL
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 4:09:05 PM

We don't have any emissions tests or car inspections in Florida so that is a plus for us. I never see anyone running around with bald tires or pollution coming out of their exhaust.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 9:43:53 AM

I couldn't find my coupon and local shop is not one that has monday thru thurs $19.99 oil changes , so l opted for the $24.95 with rotated tires and check brakes etc. Important for me is adding air to tires which they tried to skip last time, and l caught them. Visually l could tell my tires were a little low.
I am due to be there in 2 and 1/2 hours.
We also get coupons for low priced emission tests when our license renewal requires that.
I won't need one the next renewal but then the following year l will. Had a scary time at that this year, as my check engine light was going on. Turns out it is the gas cap and one place wanted to charge me about $150 to check for the leak. Gas Buddy here suggested l put vaseline around the gas cap and it worked.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 9:24:08 AM

One of my brothers was changing the oil on his Datsun pickup truck (you can tell from that it was a while ago) and he jabbed a screwdriver through the side of the oil filter to get some torque to remove it. He ended out having to have the truck towed to the Datsun dealer to have the oil filter removed!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 7:24:11 AM

I guess old habits die hard.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 9:07:23 PM

2manyfords, I just threw out the Tuffy Lube oil change brochure for $21.95 which also checks all fluid levels, lights, belts and hoses, tires, and suspension.

I tried telling my GD's husband that it is cheaper going out for a oil change and lube (if necessary) than doing the work himself.

In fact, he spent an hour, besides messing up the GD's oil filter and the oil was dripping out, and when she got home she had only one quart in the engine. Apparently it didn't hurt the Hyundai as we caught the mess in the driveway quickly.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 6:58:47 PM

$20 for an oil change? And I am crawling around under my cars in the driveway? With oil at $3-$4 a quart and filter about $4 that is $19-$24. I need a place like that around here.
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:49:00 PM

Sounds like a winner Sneakers. Good luck and enjoy. I was referring to them cooking on your new stove you quoted on 11/11. Then you said the dishwasher was installed. Not exactly roughing it while you do dishes by hand. That's all. But soon maybe you can also enjoy your new appliances.

Jemac l know the prices are added to when you have things done for you, but being a female and now old on top of it, l gotta pay. I used to do things myself like change spark plugs on my old chev when l was young. I also repaired things around the house, as l worked in a radio, appliance repair shop for my step dad and learned a bit. I did some plumbing in the house we bought in the country in the 80's ....but no more.
I never did change my oil or rotate tires, but that is a big savings to do oneself. I always have had CSAA and get coupons for $20 oil changes with filter. I don't think you can buy filter and 5 qts of oil for that???



[Edited by: trugasCA at 11/19/2014 1:54:23 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 1:15:30 PM

On Nov 17, 2014 7:06:35 PM, trugasCA wrote:

>Sneakers .. Sounds like your homesitters are living high on the hog,
>using your new stove and all, while you are ordering chinese
>delivered. LOL

My homesitters are busy painting the whole place, while I box up all the stuff in the apartment.

They're roughing it: no microwave (we're having one delivered tomorrow), no bed, no TV, no Internet.

>When will you get the benefit of your new home?

When the painting is done, AJ is going to round up his posse and they're going to haul everything over.

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Jemac
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 10:37:56 AM

Truegasca, you really lucked out with your warranty. You should keep the old part and see if it could be replaced easily, if needed. (story below)

My central air conditioner condenser gave out and they wanted $115 to replace when they came again for a repair. I told them they just replaced it 6 months ago and they agreed it shouldn't have given out so soon. They replaced it free but got me for a old relay on the system.

I looked for the part that has given out 2 times before and matched the part number on Google. I bought one from Sears for $4.80 plus a shipping charge. Sure was a lot cheaper than their $115. Sure is a ripoff from these A/C repairmen. It's a "plug in" part for the outside unit.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 8:26:22 AM

Portable dishwasher. Apt living and can't build in anything. It is costing ME nothing, as l purchased a warranty for 2 years / $125. and this one visit he told me was over $200 if l paid.
So the part the lower element he said, is coming and 4 th visit it will be installed. Fuses l found out are $25 each. Costs them less of course. But my 2 year investment has really paid off. I bought it after getting one on fairly new freezer and they asked "anything else?" I was surprised they would warranty anything 8 years old, but they did, so I bought it a couple of months before the first fuse went out. Lucky me.
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:35:27 PM

Trugasca, is your dishwasher a portable or built in dishwasher?

I see that Sears dishwashers start at $250 for built-ins. Having the electrician come in and replace the burned out parts, multiple times, will eat up the cost of a new dishwasher quickly I expect. That may be something to consider.

I would wonder why the same part keeps on blowing out.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 11:43:42 AM

This fuse in the panel of the dishwasher. I plug it in where l use my coffee pot and countertop oven, but not at the same time l run the dishwasher. Yes the disposal operates from that plug. The freezer and toaster and microwave are on another plug and our "fuse" box is on the wall and it is just a switch and the whole line goes out l just flip the switch. Guess that's the "breaker". I used that once in 2 years.
But that is not this issue. They have a problem somewhere in the panel or brain of the dishwasher. Nothing else is blown, just inside the panel and it won't work anymore til they replace that fuse...which to me looks like a tiny condenser. The last guy said he checked everything and saw nothing wrong, so he just replaced that one item again. Maybe the third times a charm and they will admit to something else being wrong. If so l will have to wait again for the part they took away.At one point all the parts were mailed to me as they don't have them on the truck(they repair all sorts of things and can't have parts to everything)
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 7:16:04 AM

trugas, does a fuse have to be replaced or is it a breaker? Fuses haven't been used in construction for many years. But Jemac might be on the right track. Something else might be on that circuit. If not and it is a breaker the breaker might be bad. I have had that happen. A new breaker is only a few dollars. If it is a fuse ask your guy if it is acceptable to put in one size bigger fuse.
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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 8:40:20 PM

Trugasca, are you sure there's nothing else plugged into the dishwasher fuse line?

Maybe there are other things on the dishwasher line. When the fuse blows, you could try other kitchen sockets to see if they are also connected to the dishwasher fuse. If one of the sockets doesn't work you can assume they are connected.

If you have a food disposer in the sink, do you run them at the same time?

I imagine the dishwasher takes a 15 amp fuse and if a disposal is in the sink (and connected to the line) they may suggest a 20 amp fuse.

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Message Posted: Nov 17, 2014 8:06:35 PM

Sneakers .. Sounds like your homesitters are living high on the hog, using your new stove and all, while you are ordering chinese delivered. LOL
When will you get the benefit of your new home?

Jemac the dishwasher is shorting out the fuse and shutting down prematurely for sure, leaving the bottom full of water. But the dishes look clean and the soap is all gone. I just don't want a repairman here every load of dishes, continuing to put only a fuse in. Hope it works for the Thanksgiving mess. I got up and baked walnut raisin bread this morning and had all the bowls and mess cleaned up before the housekeeper even got here at 9.

I told her that because l am retired l will not clean like she does for 2 hours straight. I will or can clean a little and rest a lot. Next day do another area etc.
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 8:27:29 PM

Trugasca, I used to drive about 30 miles to go to Sweet Tomatoes but now they are 12 miles away. I still want them closer as I don't even want the 20 minute drive to get to it.

Sorry the dishwasher is blowing fuses. Perhaps the fuse/circuit breaker is bad OR shutting down prematurely?

Sneakers, lots of money for all the new appliances. Home building sure takes lots of $$$$
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 2:20:15 PM

The weather guessers forecasted thunderstorms for today. They threw out that forecast, they're saying now we're gong to only have drizzle.

Yesterday, they got the new dishwasher installed and the living room walls coated in primer. We're switching from an icky dark brownish-greenish to turquoise.

I had delivery Chinese food for lunch and kitty Tiger is cleaning the inevitable drips off of my shirt.
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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 12:13:18 PM

I looked them up JEmac and they are close but not here yet. I moved away from the bay area and that is where they are. Pleasant Hills, Fremont etc. Their menu looks great and l would go for sure. But like another place l used to go, Long John Silver, they have no local places.

My dishwasher is out again. It apparently blows a fuse everytime l run it. Going online now to schedule another appt.
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 11:04:02 AM

Trugasca, do you ever go to "Soup Plantation" in California? Their sister sites here in Florida (Sweet Tomatoes) is so scrumptious with their 6 salads and 6 soups.

Like I said, my most favorite place to eat.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 7:08:06 AM

I am going to try to go for the soup and salad more often. I sure fill up on the breadsticks which l fill with butter. OOOOOOOHHHHHHHH. With the Zuppa it is so good.
I really enjoy soups. I hope they have a variety and not just the four.
Wonder if l could go in and just get soup? Anyone know?
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 4:43:29 PM

Sneakers....Stop making me drool! That salad is the most scrumptious I've ever had and the soup (chicken gnocchi, minestrone, and pasta fagioli) is great also.

I could make my eating life the greatest if I ONLY lived on Olive Garden S&S and Sweet Tomatoes veggie buffet. Both are the greatest.
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