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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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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 26, 2015 10:51:58 AM

May has three birthdays of our neighbors so l will have to go to the birthday party held here. Cake only and goodness knows l don't need anymore cake. But l will go for respect.
I have told them to let us know WHO has birthdays but they just never do. So l don't go unless l know for sure that someone l know is there.

I hinted to Fearless that she should give a party for her wine buddy but she didn't seem to take up on it. They are really tight buds now. This lady has money unlike previous friends of Fearless' and they are planning to go together to get a card at Costco. Don't know whose name will go on it. But splitting the purchases is a good idea. Me l like to do my own thing. But then l also have my son to share with.

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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 3:34:49 PM

Happy Birthday ~ hope you ordered something special for your BD lunch ~
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 3:23:35 PM

AJ and the BFF are out and getting stuff for my birthday feed.

I'm now listening to "Mascara & Monsters: The Best Of Alice Cooper." I'm now 42 years too old for "I'm Eighteen" to apply.

Although it's interesting to note that Alice Cooper (born Vincent Furnier) is returning to his preacher's kid roots!
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 12:12:17 PM

The potluck could only have been better if the wind had let up. Good time and good food had by all.

Rained overnight and l didn't expect much, but it rained heavy enough to wet my porch chair pillows and filled a tool holder. and quite a lot of water in buckets.

Now l can relax and don't even have to water veggies.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 10:22:54 AM

Happy Birthday Sneakers
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 25, 2015 5:50:38 AM

Went through some serious consideration of moving back to Missouri and taking care of Mom yesterday. My older brother does it now. Most of the time, it's going home to sleep and going out two days a week to go to Church and run errands. And when I'm on vacation, Mom and I run the errands.

AJ and the BFF broke up, and they kept arguing. AJ's here, and the BFF is at her Mom's house. But the BFF is going to come over today and fix me a birthday lunch.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 4/25/2015 5:52:45 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 24, 2015 10:21:49 AM

Pot luck today and that is all that is on my mind. Weather is not co operating and we eat outside.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:46:54 PM

No rain today, but they're talking like we'll have rain morning and evening tomorrow. May get out and get a haircut as I need one! I'm not cutting off the beard, as much as Mom would like that.

In the late morning, I took a shower with the BFF scrubbing the places that I can't reach. The BFF commented about me using her vanilla body wash. I said I like the smell of vanilla, at least I"m not using her Summer's Eve wash! While I was drying off, Ritalin the German Shepherd puppy came up and started licking me dry. No BO now, only DO (Dove Odor).

The BFF's friend and her little boy came over again. The friend's significant other called to report he was coming home from work and he wanted her to come home. So Tiger the kitty only got petted a few times.

The BFF and I loaded and ran the dishwasher. When I load the dishwasher, the BFF thinks the dishes aren't close enough together so she went in and put them in a semi-densepack. I made sure to push the buttons for an extended cleaning cycle.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2015 11:22:01 PM

On Apr 19, 2015 9:26:34 AM, trugasCA wrote:

>Targetsmom, l like Costco hamburger too. it is lean. Going up in price,
>but l saw hamburger for $5.99 a lb somewhere, ground sirloin but so
>what? 93% lean and Costco's is what? 95%

H-E-B here has several types of ground beef. They go all the way from 72% lean to 96% lean (with increasing prices as you go). I usually buy one of the leaner versions but not the leanest. What I get is lean enough that when you drain the grease, nothing happens.

All the Costco warehouses are on the other side of Houston. Don't know why they haven't put one close by. I would think the demographics would be good with all the rocket scientists.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 12:31:47 PM

There you go 2many..you have all the knowledge so why not? LOL. You know they don't have all those durn permits required out in the country.

Sneakers it sounds like the good life is finally starting for you...now if you could just get someone to do all those errands....like me. l have my caregiver going to store and library etc for me now.
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2015 8:06:01 AM

trugas, now that I think about it I have done some imaginative repairs myself. I was just mentioning to my wife the other day about the temporary jerry rigged repairs I did to some plumbing at my cottage was still working. And then there was the time I was in the middle of nowhere and fixed a radiator hose on the truck with duct tape. And the time the coil wire burned out on my truck and I fixed it with a piece of rubber coated clothesline cable. And so on and so on. Now if I just had a few million dollars I could buy a ranch in Montana.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 10:45:22 PM

Kept pretty busy today. The BFF woke me up at 6:30 AM to get Tiger into the veterinarian's office. I decided to do some GasBuddy stuff. I had to head east to get to the vet, and part of the way the sun bothered me. But I had my new glasses with that have a magnetic mount for a pair of clip-on sunglasses.

After I got back home, I decided that I was thirsty and I drank a 24-ounce tumbler of water.

i then got out to grocery shop at H-E-B. I bought $115.56 of food and drink, and had to pay $3.10 in taxes on some pop and beer.

By the time I got back, one of Chelsea's friends was there with her little boy. We all carried in groceries (even the little boy). I had a phone call from the vet's office that Tiger was ready to pick up, so I headed out to get him.

I got back home after getting some more gas prices. I sat the cat carrier down and unzipped it. Tiger then hopped out. The little boy said "Tiger's getting out!" and I told him that was fine.

The BFF gave me two slices of cold pizza to keep me from starving while she prepared the food. I had Parmesan and mozzarella chicken, rice (I put a bit of the chicken in it so it wasn't just rice), and broccoli/cauliflower/carrots.

I then went out on my shaded patio while the BFF floated around in the pool drinking beer. I stayed out on the patio until just before 6:00 PM, the laptop battery was getting low. I watched the 6:00 PM and the 6:30 PM ABC 13 news.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2015 10:54:20 AM

2many, you could do it. Get a book and illustrations help. When we had our place l patched pipe leaks with rubber and clamp, learned how to do various things as l went along. Being a city girl l knew nothing, but like l say you learn and neighbors ere more helpful back then. Remember reading about how they all joined to raise a wall and build a house or barn? I watched a blind man once , replace my light switch. His son helped by turning off power only.
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2manyfords
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 6:46:10 PM

We just had a lot of rain here. I just finished up cleaning up the yard from the tree that went down last week. What a job. I still have a 'stump' about 6 feet high (what's left where it snapped off) to take care of. Another day. I take a lot of Aleve for all my aches and pains. My doctor says my liver tests are normal so I don't have to worry.

Yes Montana is special to me. If I was born 100 years ago I might just have headed out there and homesteaded a piece of property. But in reality I don't know if I have what it takes to be a rancher. You have to be a carpenter, plumber, electrician, mechanic, not to mention a farmer. Those folks are very self-sufficiant.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 10:22:14 AM

Heavy hail and wind storm last night. Hail about half the size of a golf ball. Found small dents in the hood of my truck this morning. :( Had my nuisance trees removed last year, so my yard is clean. Neighbor has leaves and tree debris all over.

Weather is beautiful, clear and crisp this morning.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 9:47:24 AM

Sneakers those front loaders are easy to leave open l notice the front loader washers are always open in our laudry room, but with kitties you really all need to keep them closed. Good thing you noticed and brought him out. I understand it happens a lot.

We haven't had thunder and lighting much around here since we don't have rain much this year, last year or year before. I've almost forgotten how it is. I don't like it but don't freak out. My housekeeper freaks out over spiders too.. don't bother me, l just get them out or run water to push them down a drain.

Wacky, how many volunteer hours do you put in?

I love retirement. Everything about it.
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2015 6:56:31 AM

Enjoying my time away from 'work'

No more 70 hr work weeks
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 11:46:42 PM

We had heavy storms here Friday night. We had a lot of branches come off in the back yard. We had a tree limb come down in the front yard. Fortunately, it didn't hit anything but grass. AJ had to go out and get a chainsaw to cut it up, nothing we had was big enough. We've got plenty of firewood for winter. It's typical for Rocky (the "four legged thunder detector") to get scared in a storm, but Ritalin got scared too. The BFF was flipping out, but AJ only came in when it got really heavy. I was in the house, watching weather warnings on the TV that were intermittently interrupted by the regular programming.

Saturday's thunderstorm was in the afternoon. After the storm passed, I got out and got the mail. The only thing that I got that wasn't junk mail was a proxy package from Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Proxy packages are getting cheaper, they're mostly a Form 10-K and a proxy statement now. But they're sometimes adding pictures and graphics to the 10-K, which was rare a few years ago. Boeing still does full-color pictures of their leading products. The front cover this year was a picture they Photoshopped. They had a picture of the International Space Station (much of which Boeing made) with the CST-100 crew capsule (which won't fly until 2017) in the foreground. I also loaded and ran a dishwasher load.

Today, in the wee small hours of the night, I saw Tiger the kitty climb in the dryer drum. I removed Tiger and then closed the door. I stayed up until dawn and slept until noon. I had a late lunch, a frozen lasagna entrée nuked in the microwave. I took a load of clothes out of the dryer and transferred the laundry in the washer to the dryer. I was going to carry the laundry to the BFF's bedroom, but she stopped me and folded the laundry. Some of it is still on the folding table in the living room. It was left here by the former owners and we pretty much latched onto it. AJ would rather sit at the table on a chair than on the upholstered furniture, and i find it better than trying to eat in the recliner with Tiger trying to eat the people food. We had a strong thunderstorm come through about dusk. The north side of the county had hail covering the ground, but I wasn't aware of having any here in the south side of the county.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 10:26:34 AM

2manyfords, so glad you made it ok and enjoyed it that much, that you didn't come back til the last minute before having to go back to work.
Glad to see your posts too. Did you take Advil? That is why l am able to still move furniture, and pull heavy pots around in my patio at 84 years of age. ONLY way l am able to continue...LOL.

Targetsmom, l like Costco hamburger too. it is lean. Going up in price, but l saw hamburger for $5.99 a lb somewhere, ground sirloin but so what? 93% lean and Costco's is what? 95% ..
I spent a lot there mostly for the potluck meatballs and big 10 "plates. But l bought almonds which l don't need now, and they were $17 for 3 #. $5.66 a lb is not bad, and they will go sky high soon IMO. Because of the drought here.
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2015 7:45:54 AM

Montana was wonderful. I did hit snowy/slippery roads on the way out. Then had about 2 inches of snow the first day I was there. After that the weather was great. Up to the 50's/60's for highs and 30's for lows. Had the wood stove going most of the time in the cabin. I did get some work done for the rancher but mostly just enjoyed the way out back country. Left last Sunday morning about 10:00am and arrived home at 12:00 midnight. Got up and went to work Monday morning. Whew! Getting a bit too old for that. We had a hard week at work and them I started cleaning up a big tree that blew down in the yard yesterday. It is a big old box elder that is about 3 1/2 feet in diameter at the base. Today all my muscles are aching. Taking it easy and will watch NACAR race. And the kids and grandkids are all coming out for my daughter's birthday.

The good thing about retirement is it gives you choices.
Life if good.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2015 12:46:00 PM

No Targetsmom, weekends mean nothing and haven't since retirement. Tho stores are busier, and now it means housekeeper not coming. That is about it. When l worked the weekend meant housework and shopping mostly that is when l lived alone.\
There is something different going on this weekend. New farmers market on sunday and today is class at Friedman's store and free pruning shears maybe if early enough.

No comment Sneakers
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 10:49:25 PM

One of the BFF's girlfriends and her toddler boy came over again. The girlfriend started cleaning up my house while the BFF started playing with the toddler.

I waited until the toddler was distracted to take my noon pills.

The toddler referred to AJ's dog Ritalin as a "he." The BFF said Ritalin was a "she" and the Mom explained the Ritalin was "a girl like Nikki." (No explanation of who Nikki was.)

The BFF's girlfriend and the toddler left about 2:00 PM to pick up her older son from school. I fell asleep in my recliner for a couple of hours.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:42:30 PM

Costco does that to a person ~ I try to avoid it , as much as possible ! I need to go soon though ~ they have the best hamburger and I need to make spaghetti sauce and chili one pkg of burger will make both .. and I happen to have room in the freezer .

So is the weekend still special once you are retired ? Just wondering !
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2015 12:15:36 PM

Spent a fortune (to me) at Costco recently, but still feel the need for some retail therapy.


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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 7:58:45 PM

My BFF said I would eat anything that didn't have jalapeños or olives. I think she's right. Used to be that I wouldn't eat eggs, but she's fed me enough breakfast burritos.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2015 9:00:53 AM

Not much going on here since housekeeper back. Got a netflix movie l intend watching. Finished a library book and visited with neighbors. We sat and watched dogs eat oatmeal from a fellows fingers. Then l came home.

See a good sale at Grocery Outlet on honeydew melon. May drive to Santa Rosa just to have a day away from here. Have to wait til housekeeper leaves first. Well l could go an leave her here working. She might like that. I don't have to remind her of much. She doesn't have to mop now that l have a steam cleaner. She was fascinated by it and will buy one for her place which is hardwood floors.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 10:37:28 PM

Yesterday afternoon, the rain let up and I went out to H-E-B to buy light bulbs for the living room fixture (it takes three special 40 W chandelier bulbs) and paper towels. I wanted to buy six of the light bulbs, three to put in and three spares. I was in luck because they came on a card of six bulbs for $2.99 (made in China, of course). I also did three stations and fifteen gas prices when I was out (stations with cash and credit prices).

I changed the bulbs and we had light. But II couldn't figure out how to get the diffuser back on. AJ fixed it when he got home. Turns out that it would go on without changing some of the stuff around.

Stayed up watching the news and I fell asleep. Got up and went to bed around 4:00 AM. Had to fix the bedside lamp in my bedroom, had to replace the bulb. I have a combination ceiling light and ceiling fan fixture in the bedroom. The fan was on and the light was off. Had to move around by the light of my phone.

Woke up about the time my Mom called, then I went back to sleep until about 10:00 AM. Watched FOX Business News, the 11:00 AM ABC 13 news, and the noon FOX 26 news. Then, back to more FOX Business News.

One of the BFF's girlfriends and her almost three year old boy came over. They wanted pizza, so I ordered it for them. The little boy asked if I was the BFF's grandpa. The BFF said I wasn't.

I waited until the little boy was out of the house to take my noon pills. But the BFF gave Tiger his eye medication while he was watching. His Mom said that the kitty has to get medicine just like he does.

The BFF, the BFF's girlfriend, and the little boy left about 2:30 PM. I fell asleep in my recliner for a couple of hours.

Watched the news from 4:30 to now. Saw news about the dog flu they're having in Chicago. A thousand diagnosed cases and six dogs have died from it. The symptoms are about like human flu. Also saw a news story about Ebola on One America News Network. They're down to less than 40 cases last week in Africa.

BFF woke up about 9:10 PM and she was in fine form. She came in and complained my light was making the house hot. (75°F is not hot.) So, she turned it off and left me in the dark. She went in the kitchen and left all the kitchen lights on. She also asked me what time it was. Then when I told her, she said "In the morning?"
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 9:54:23 PM

The one think that I have learned about being retired is that as soon as "people" find out you're retired you become busier than you were when you were working for a living! But yeah, I'm having fun!
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 9:50:54 PM

Ah, definetly not young, leading edge Baby Boomer here, currently just a mile east of 680, but I did spend a couple decades in Hayward. Not as a kid but I used to enjoy Val's off B St, and spent more than a little time at La Imperial in town. Banchero's (?) was also a good family night out. Not all the good ones have survived from the 70s and 80s. My current watering hole is Pete's Brass Rail in Danville. Nice evening here and yes it is going to be warm for a couple days.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2015 10:59:41 AM

Starrow, yes we are promised more warm up in next few days. I am just up the road from you. What area of Oakland do you live? l worked in North Oakland and lived in San Leandro and Alameda and Berkeley. Way back in the 50's l lived in No Oakland and later in Diamond district. Loved the chicken dinners at Diamond Horseshoe. Son worked down there awhile and tried to find various places we ate in Oakland when he was little. Like Casper;s hot dogs.

If you are young you may never have heard of those places. The freeway wiped out Caspars in diamond district. Guess one at Lake Merrit may still be there.
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 10:48:25 AM

Been awhile but today is a full day off. Well, not counting the Volleyball match this evening. Wind last night so I got the pool skimmed early and the dogs have all had a run. Time to catch up on some recorded stuff that mostly gets deleted when it gets too old. Enjoy your day, beautiful day here, sunny and promise of some warmth this afternoon.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2015 10:36:31 AM

I love Pismo Beach it is so lovely.

Here comes the sun shining into this room and making it so cheerful.

I am so far behind on reading. The books are piling up at the library.

Jemac that avatar is pretty.
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 11:13:47 AM

I go to the gym , Pismo Beach Athletic Club,6 days a week, middle of the day.
It is So friendly, working out is easy.

[Edited by: xbAG at 4/13/2015 11:17:06 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2015 11:10:31 AM

ground cover

I have been gathering to cover the wet clay, some wood chips and l think it looks much better. Worked in the cool of the morning, then afternoon l sat and read quietly as was intended when we asked for the bench. It was lovely.

Sneakers good , and about time is all l have to say. JUST MY OPINION and you can ignore it if you want,and l am pretty sure you do. LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 6:50:58 PM

On Apr 9, 2015 9:19:53 AM, trugasCA wrote:

>Kept him fed for a while? You have been feeding, supplying beer
>and cigarettes for months. About time he contributed to something
>financially. I won't hold my breath.

If you were holding your breath, you can exhale.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 10:06:41 AM

Wackiness not everyone is "into" gardening. You do good work in a different area. Nice that you do that in spite of your health.

Thanks Jemac. We arent' thru with the area yet, it is a work in progress. But it is much improved and not just on my side, with my view. I opened my door last night and said hi to Bucket the cat, then realized there were two people sitting on the bench. They are both nice people and said it was so nice sitting there. So l guess the bench will remain there for awhile anyway. I like it too, but when it gets to the heat of summer it would be nice to have it more in the shade.
Retirement is the time to sit and reflect and enjoy life. WE are trying to make that a possibility. Tho others just seem to want to make you miserable. Hopefully they won't last long. Or their actions won't be allowed to last long. Cement shoes not allowed but the Quakers had a good way of closing them out of the community. Shunning.
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2015 3:53:37 AM

OH GOLLLY!!!

Every week is a day off

Volunteer at the VFW, American Legion and Elks
When I have free time I'm at the Salvation Army

What does my yard look like? No Comment
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 12:13:29 PM

Trugasca, the area looks beautiful and I'd love to sneak over to sit and view. My scooter won't make it that far though. LOL
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2015 10:52:15 AM

new bench

we worked til dark and later, to remove quite a few clumps of prairie grass and make a path to the new bench. First pic shows the clumps, last pic shows new position and the stone path. Now l want to transplant all the baby Butterfly Gaurda l saved from the edge where gardener was weed eating them. I will not be putting anything that wasn't already growing there - that's my argument.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 1:44:57 PM

I guess l am just not money hungry. I can only eat so much and live in a decent place. Change of venue l can do on my own.

Getting new computer glassed that is only change.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 12:49:18 PM

On Apr 10, 2015 8:00:10 AM, wamster wrote:

>Was retired for 5 years, but went back to work. My investment advisor
>wanted me to work a few more years to add extra padding to my
>investment and retirement accounts.

So far, things have been going good for me. And in another two years, I can apply for Social Security. I already have a higher after-tax income than I did before I was working. (But I'm not socking away 10% in a 401(k) any more.)

>My doctor was happy, as my job is somewhat physical and have
>firmed up a lot, and my cholesterol dropped 43 points.

Need to go see mine to see how the latest iteration of blood pressure medicine goes. He may have to go put me back on a beta blocker. He took that away because I was low, now I'm on only one pill a day.

>Have gotten a lot of discount perks at work too.

My former employer lets their retirees have their discount perks for employees.

>Work is an easy short drive so I don't use much fuel.

I always got close to work. I think the furthest I ever had was seven miles one way.

>Good all around.

I get retiree health care so that's a big help right there. I'm not exactly sure what my older brothers do but they're both covered.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 10:59:40 AM

Got up bright and early before dawn. Rocky is back at the vet, this time for a teeth cleaning. He gets that at no extra charge with the prepaid wellness plan he's on at the vet.
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Jemac
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 10:11:02 AM

If I wasn't so messed up, back and hip wise, I'd be doing a part time job to have a change in venue. I'd enjoy it for awhile.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 10:09:37 AM

Sounds like a winner for you Wamster, but l wouldn't want to do it. Love my retirement too much.
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2015 9:00:10 AM

Was retired for 5 years, but went back to work. My investment advisor wanted me to work a few more years to add extra padding to my investment and retirement accounts.

My doctor was happy, as my job is somewhat physical and have firmed up a lot, and my cholesterol dropped 43 points. Have gotten a lot of discount perks at work too. Work is an easy short drive so I don't use much fuel. Good all around.

[Edited by: wamster at 4/10/2015 9:06:27 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 6:57:09 PM

Got the house to myself. AJ hasn't come home from work and the BFF is visiting a friend.

Dropped Tommy off at the veterinarian before dawn to be neutered. They called back and said they discovered that Tommy had already been neutered. The disadvantage of getting a cat with unknown medical history.

The BFF's friend came in with two of her little boys. They wanted to pet the kitties. I had to tell them Tommy was gone, so they both gave Tiger a lot of petting.

They're forecasting rain for the next few days. So, I got out to H-E-B and bought $93 worth of food. All of it was free of sales tax.

By the time I got the perishable food items hauled in, the 11:00 AM ABC 13 news was almost over. I watched the TV until 1:00 PM (FOX 26 noon news and FOX Business), then I hauled in the nonperishable food items. After that, I headed out to get Tommy from the vet's office.

The vet said that Tommy has an eye infection and tapeworms. The BFF will be happy to hear that she gets to put eye medicine in the eyes of both cats.

When I got home, I fed Tommy and then myself.

I've been watching the news ever since.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 10:46:28 AM

On Apr 9, 2015 9:19:53 AM, trugasCA wrote:

>Kept him fed for a while? You have been feeding, supplying beer
>and cigarettes for months. About time he contributed to something
>financially. I won't hold my breath.

AJ is better at holding up his end of the deal so far than I am.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2015 10:19:53 AM

Kept him fed for a while? You have been feeding, supplying beer and cigarettes for months. About time he contributed to something financially. I won't hold my breath.

I am clearing out and getting rid of and spring cleaning. Get a housekeeper next week, and want her to be able to make sense of my piles of bedding etc. She'll deal. She has cared for seniors and even her Dad who is forgetful for years. She had one alcoholic who later died. He took in a BFF and she took advantage of him til he finally got rid of her. My housekeeper had to help him out of baths and everything. So l will be easy for her.LOL.

But l am not going to do what l used to do when had housekeeper coming, like clear the kitchen and pre spray the counters and stove. Take out garbage and clutter. She is going to have to do all that now. I am going to leave my dinner dishes and mess and she will clean it up in the morning. That is why l will have her.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 10:06:36 PM

Fell asleep in the chair, BFF woke me up at 6:00 AM. I went to bed and slept for a while longer.

Looked this morning and found three debits and two deposits had cleared overnight in my checking account.

I started mowing the front yard and the BFF finished it. The mower stopped mowing but the BFF called AJ and she got it started up and finished it.

We ordered Chinese delivery for lunch. The BFF had coconut shrimp and orange chicken and I had broccoli beef. I ended out eating her wonton soup and most of her orange chicken.

I did a load of footwear in the washing machine. I washed my Nike Kukinis and my white Teva sport sandals.

Rocky got a shot at the vet, along with medicated shampoo and two kinds of pills.

I talked to AJ this evening. He's going to help me out with my cash flow. Figured that because I kept him fed for a while he should pay some of the bills. He was very ready to agree with me, only commenting that he didn't get paid until Friday.

Got a proxy package from Unilever plc, AKA the European version of Procter & Gamble. They make a lot of stuff in the US, as Procter & Gamble does in Europe.

I'm spending my week taxiing pets to the veterinarian. Tiger went in for a cold Tuesday, Rocky went in for itchy skin today, Tommy goes in to get neutered tomorrow, and Rocky goes back for a teeth cleaning Friday morning. I reminded AJ and the BFF that Tommy doesn't get to eat after midnight. He's going in one of the spare bedrooms and even if he meows, he's not to be fed.

I completed both of today's daily challenges, and I'm on track to complete the weekly challenge by Friday.

They're forecasting rain over the weekend. There were comments that there was heavy weather going on in Wichita. I used to live there, and when heavy weather moved in everyone headed to the basement with radio stations tuned into KFDI-FM. KFDI would send out weather spotters trying to find the storm, and they'd report on the air.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 4/8/2015 10:14:33 PM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 4:11:57 PM

Rocky goes to the veterinarian in less than an hour. He's really itchy an he's scratching a lot.
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Bad_Petroleum
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2015 11:55:22 AM

Dealing with insurance companies is frustrating, but before retiring I dealt in that field for 17 yrs, so that . . not much, if anything at all gets past me !!!

Saludos !!!
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