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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: Oct 29, 2014 10:06:37 AM

Now you are getting smart , Sneakers, Is he really expecting food, shelter and now you to provide a dog-- all free???? Does he have a contractor's license to do all the needed work so the city will pass the inspections? Hey can I come live with you? I cook. You provide my room and food. I will cook for you. LOL
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 10:32:27 AM

Did go out and do the heavy digging l mentioned and not too much the worse for it. Still taking Advil tho. Smiles.
The clematis needs cutting down now. Hope l didn't break it too much.
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 7:37:09 PM

Got out and went this afternoon to Traders Village, a flea market in metro Houston that claims the title of the nation's larges, along with my BFF and her BF. BFF took forever to get ready and then wanted to go home. I wandered around quite a bit and didn't buy anything, not much shade and no air conditioning. The BF got in and found a German shepherd puppy. He asked me if we should buy it. I said "Not until we get in the house." (Should have said "Not until you can buy it with you own money from a job.") Fortunately, there's a lot of demand for handymen in Houston, and he's going to take a busmans' holiday fixing up the house that "sold low to offset improvements."
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:45:49 AM

At 84 l have plenty of time but the ole bod just doesn't want to do a whole lot. Smile.
I have ideas that l want to do in the yard especially, but not daring enough to try to do them. I s'pose l could do a little each day. But l am not a patient person. I am thinking of emptying out the half barrels of 6 cu ft of dirt and moving them. Backbreaking to me. My son does those kinds of heavy duty stuff, but doesn't come often and next trip would be a holiday and l don't ask him to work on a holiday.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2014 6:58:46 PM

Just spoke to my sister in MN and asked for her new cell phone # and she didn't know it and said she tries to call and after two or three trys she throws it down. Same as fearless leader they can't figure out cell phones anymore. Well it won't be long and l am heading that way. Already have to look up words and pins etc.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 8:51:58 AM

Drive careful and have fun!

Yes it is time to start with baking. I looked at Tuancancook's pics and am embarrassed by my cooking now. so much so that l took my food pics down. LOL.

I am such a plain cook. But it tastes good to me.

Today my only plan is to take my neighbor , Fearless Leader , to her Dr appt. She isn't familiar with that town and asks someone to go along when shopping there and to take her, even drive her car, but l won't ..
Actually l see definite signs of her into early dementia. She has real problems dialing her cell phone. Forgets how to use it.
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2014 6:17:14 AM

13 years, 20 years, same idea. One nice thing about the internet is you can get something wrong and we would never know, unless you tell us.

Sounds like rain will postpone the commercial shoot until Saturday. No national exposure for me I guess. I will let you know for sure.

The truck is 95% loaded. All I need to do is shut the topper door and pick up the kids. And we are off. Talk to you when I return.
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 12:48:48 PM

Good morning from sunny Vancouver Island ..

Cranberry anything works for me ~ no worries on the loaf going stale at my house Trugas ~ seldom eat baking but a loaf no self control ~

Hopefully the shoot at the cranberry site goes well ... course the adverts will not be shown North of the border ... oh wait maybe they will .. we do supply cranberries South ... then we buy the product here in Canada .. makes ya wonder !

Hello to all the people who post on this thread.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:56:19 AM

Earlier l posted l bought my dresses and still wearing them from 20 years ago. Not true. I bought about 20 or more muu muus in 2001 and 2002 from Macys and l am still wearing them and a few l added since. Very few. So they are 12 and 13 years old. Poor memory. And while l am posting my mistakes, l also said l got 72 tomatoes from one plant. Not true as l always try to get 2 little starters in one quart and so that was a harvest of two tomato plants. They grow together and look like one plant and my memory like l say.....
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 10:17:32 AM

Look for the old guy..White hair then?. That is so funny about us here in senior haven. We talk of someone and another will say "l don't know them, what do they look like? l might have seen them around?" Invariably the first person starts out with "they have white hair" as so many around her do...so no real description ..

I still have some frozen cranberries from last year. I have to dig them out and start baking. I got a cranberry walnut bread the other day and it was so good toasted....
But l make my own. I promised to make brittle for christmas, and l am thinking also of adding small pecan tartletts and small loaves of festive bread. Hope l follow thru and don't end up too lazy to do it. Sounds fun. Wouldn't have to do it all at once. The brittle will last and the pecan tartletts would also do nicely done in advance. But the bread goes stale quickly.

On the other hand l might just incorporate them into a potluck one at a time.

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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2014 7:18:17 AM

Hopefully I am not the one falling into the water. Now it is supposed to rain Thursday so maybe they will postpone it. Then I will miss it and you still won't know what I look like. But if they do just look for the 'old' guy.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 9:26:38 AM

I will watch for you 2many, how do l recognize it is you? LOL...good it is being done just before you leave, so maybe that way l will know you. The one with the big smile, coz you know you only have one more day til vacation...?

Targetsmom...I don't know about being in a coffee shop at 6:30, but l do know about being up then at 84 and retired. I am an early riser, get in and out before the crowds, and besides l enjoy mornings. Some of us don't get up til 9 or 10, but not me. Besides sometimes (like today) l wake up at 3 or 4 and can't go back to sleep. BTW what were YOU doing in a coffee shop at that early time? You are off work. LOL.
Maybe those people are still working ...Walmart? or maybe they live in one room with no kitchen to make their own coffee, or maybe they want to spoil themselves. I dunno. But understand your thought process. You are looking forward to retirement where you are not forced to rise, can sleep in. I remember when l worked and the alarm went off l would think..."OH just 10 minutes more" ....and now l do lay in bed 10 minutes or 40 after l wake sometimes and remember that and appreciate that l can now stay in bed if l wish. Luxuriate in the feel of the warm comforter and nice pillow. Smile.
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 6:39:06 AM

Thursday Ocean Spray is shooting TV commercials at our marsh. Sounds like a big deal. If I heard right there will be a crew of 70. They are bringing in a semi tractor/trailer all the way from Chicago (240 miles) just to feed everyone, including US. If any of us get filmed we get $50. So watch for us in the new ads on TV this fall.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:48:39 PM

Spent the afternoon running errands. First stop was a Texas Early Voting polling place; got right in and right out. Then, I got my gas prices for GasBuddy. Made a stop to get a flu shot; got right in and right out. Had lunch; three beef enchiladas al carbon, rice, and refried beans. Went to the city police and they explained what I needed to do with a situation I'm in with an acquaintance. Final stop was Kroger; I bought four frozen entrees and a six-pack of Diet Coke. The whole thing took me just over four hours.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 1:14:11 PM

Stayed up late, slept late, and watching the 11:00 AM news. Drinking some pop while I do.

Going to get out later in the day and run errands.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:15:23 AM

I support it
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 10:53:58 AM

I was on my way home this morning at 6.30 and stopped at Timmies for a coffee to go ... the place was filled with white haired people .. do not have anything against white hair , but wondered why all these people would be in a coffee shop at 6.30 AM !!!!!Not my idea of being retired ... nope that is not gonna happen to me !
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 9:43:20 AM

It took me awhile and time to get used to lower income, but l finally have reached the point where l no longer have big needs, and since decorating is not my thing, l find l can live quite nicely on my social security. No l don't live in the same style as when working, but working requires a whole lot of money too. Transportation, car, gas ,insurance, car repairs etc. Clothes and more eating out etc. At least my job did. Now l do without nicely. Wearing the same clothes l bought 20 years ago. Now l have my freezer which l picture in the one pic album, stuffed with food. Bought on sales l have time to explore ads. Not a big fan of coupons, but stores have loyalty cards and savings. I could go on and on but why? Nuff said to state l meet all my needs and have extras.
Love retirement! Highly recommend it.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 6:54:46 AM

I draw a civil service federal retirement so I cannot draw social security, even though I have paid in the required quarters. Under this old federal retirement system they did have a 401k type program but the government did not put in a dime so nest egg was not so big. I thought I would need less to live on after retirement but it did not work out that way. All that being said it is true that 'the more you have the more you spend'. My wife has gotten used to the extra money from my seasonal job so I will have to wean her from that when the time comes.

The nice thing about a post retirement job is you don't need it to survive. No stress. Just extra money.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 5:18:32 AM

I am sort of semi retired, I still work some.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 3:59:40 AM

Lots of things that can be done without Tiger napping.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 12:49:24 AM

On Oct 19, 2014 10:51:15 AM, Gabilondo wrote:

>A lot of my peers are retiring. It looks like retirement means
>quitting your career to work part time at another job.

My brothers and I, all retired, are not working part time at another job. My brothers do different things to kill the time. One spends a large amount of time away from home, the middle brother spends his time fixing up his house, and I spend all my working hours on the computer although the time spent is far in excess of what's required.

Before I retired, I spent my working hours doing one thing on the computer and my time away from work doing other things on another computer. I thought my keyboarding fingers would not bother me as much retired. Hasn't happened yet.

>Retirement savings are rarely enough to survive on with the same quality of life.

In my working life, I lived well below my means. I'm not socking 10% in a 401(k) off the top now, but I went into a lower tax bracket. I've got a pension payment and I'm doing slow withdrawals from my rollover IRA. And in another thirty months, I'll be able to draw Social Security.

Right now, my after-tax income is greater retired than working.
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 1:03:50 PM

travel and enjoying just waking up
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:51:15 AM

A lot of my peers are retiring. It looks like retirement means quitting your career to work part time at another job. Retirement savings are rarely enough to survive on with the same quality of life.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 11:42:14 AM

Long term investments is not for me at my age. But if l did buy a home, I at least have a relative to leave it to and it wouldn't be encumbered in any way. I prefer the privacy and lack of being responsible for the cost of repairs etc. of living in an apartment. Good things in both l understand. But if l did buy a home, l would buy it for ME and I would live in it alone. Visitors fine, but even my housekeeper l can't wait til she leaves. LOL. I do not understand room mates. Especially those that aren't paying money to live there and could be sent away at any time.
Guess l am too selfish, l prefer to call it independent. I don't want to share. I like my privacy and thoroughly enjoy quiet time. I was married and had to think of others way too long, and seldom got anything in return. Now l put ME first. That is one good thing about retirement. Doing exactly what l want when l want. Even at work one has to consider others. Of course l do consider my neighbors, but l can pull in and shut the world out whenever l wish. Go where l want, buy what l want, decorate if l want or not. My own ideas of decorating. Not someone else's ideas. Just everything is my own. Love it.
As mentioned before, my husband talked a good story about all he was capable of doing to our place, and what all he would do, but in the end he didn't complete it and left me holding the bag with my money invested and he left.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 10/19/2014 11:48:45 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2014 6:23:42 AM

Trust me, lack of activity does not have to be a way of life in retirement. People told me I would be busier after retirement. They were sure right. I have hardly taken a breath since I quit. Even before I went back to work seasonally there were few times I wasn't running doing something.
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 8:12:02 PM

I'm not at all sure what retirement is, or even should be.
I'm not ready to not have activity for sure
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 2:31:24 PM

On Oct 11, 2014 8:26:09 AM, trugasCA wrote:

>Congratulations Sneakers, or should l say good luck.

They thought at first that the seller didn't have a survey, but the title company was able to find one and so that worked out well. I'm still having the house surveyed because the title company will be able to do some extra coverage if they do.

I spent most of yesterday with the house inspector. He worked between three and four hours thoroughly looking over the house, the pool, and the garage. The inspector found a lot of little things, but none of them are showstoppers. He said the foundation is a bit unlevel near the kitchen and the room that will be my office but it's far from the time we'll need foundation repair. I asked him if he could summarize it and he said the house was in great shape for one that has been built in 1972.

>With all the work you had on the list of this house, your
>savings will be harshly hit.

I'm already planned for that, I'm taking out about $35,000 more than what the house costs to pay for closing costs (which are a lot less if you're not getting a mortgage) and all the inevitable costs of having a house that renters don't have (like a weed whacker and a self-bagging mower).

The rest will be for home upgrades, and most of them can be done by AJ (the guy who is going in with me). I'm buying the house, and he's doing nearly all of the upgrades and maintenance in return for a roof over his head. So all we'll have is the cost of materials.

>But in the end l hope it will all make you happy

There's a lot of things you can do in a house that you can't do in an apartment. AJ wants to make my bedroom look like the store displays at Foot Locker.

I'll also have a garage slot and that will make it practical to buy a plug-in hybrid. I've had a hybrid before and loved it. The only thing was it got totaled and by the time I needed to replace it, there weren't any new Ford Escape Hybrids available. So, I took what I felt was the next best thing, a Ford Escape.

>and you will live to enjoy it.

My investment advisor did a longevity prediction on me in 2012. They figured that I had a 50% chance of making it to 92. I have some weight problems, but I've got both my doctor and AJ on me about it. That's one of the reasons we got a house with a pool and we're going to fit out one of the bedrooms as a home gym.

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2014 1:37:47 PM

Sunny and nice here today, and l was going out, but decided instead to heat up what l had previously cooked and running my dishwasher. '
From the blue sky, you sure wouldn't know another storm is off shore. Puffy white clouds on the horizon. Beautiful fall day. Great weekend for workers, and great weekend for retirees too.
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:39:00 AM

Gusthecat..congrats early. Any plans? Or just rest awhile? Going back to Green Bay? Packer fan.
Are you nervous or happy and looking forward?

2many l looked up Campell's scotch broth and saw it on Amazon, so they do still make it. And the taste is mutton. Lamb, and it has something else in it that is distinctive but l am not sure what. I looked up recipes but they aren't the same. Maybe l will contact Campbells soup, now that l know it is still made.



[Edited by: trugasCA at 10/17/2014 8:44:42 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 8:32:20 AM

24 more months!!
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:10:44 AM

Around here people are back to work but prices in the store are rising fast. Government still says no inflation. $5 for a loaf of break? I would go back too. And Scotch Broth soup? Can't say as I remember it.
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2014 1:28:33 PM

I have 4 books to go back to the library and 4 to read. I want to go to RCU for credit union day free handouts of ?? And l want to go to new market to see if they still have oxtail for $5 a lb. l saw it elsewhere yesterday for $2 more per pound.
Love oxtail soup.

Does anyone remember Campbells Scotch Broth soup? l used to love it.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 5:39:27 PM

I don't feel retired today. Went to Santa Rosa for groceries and thought l would get a bargain, and instead l was charged $4.99 for a loaf of bread. Had to go back. Freeway was jammed and stop and go for some reason and l am worn out now.
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Message Posted: Oct 13, 2014 10:52:51 AM

I am seeing a lot of help wanted signs and the empty buildings are filling up with businesses. Looks good to me. Combined with my health coverage going down $7 a month and gas prices still dropping, things are looking good. Now if only food prices would cooperate. Smile.
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Message Posted: Oct 12, 2014 10:36:55 AM

Now this is one of the pleasures of retirement. Yesterday l did not do much but read.

Nothing pressing to do. Well l did go pick up my chiropractic recommended pillow. What a waste of money. $40 for a pillow with a "hole" in the middle. LOL.
It hurt my neck which is the reason l bought it. I could feel the neck stretch and crack. Was great to hold my head up to watch TV. Not it's purpose.

I was using a coupon book for Popeyes chicken for a book mark. Decided to use one and found it expired 9 months ago, but they honored it and am l ever glad. That was so superior to Kentucky fried... Will go again, and they have green beans as a side too.
Regularly with side and biscuit for $6 and l got it for $3.49.without the side and biscuit.. Two big legs and a thigh. Juicy and hot. Cornmeal crust. So good!



[Edited by: trugasCA at 10/12/2014 10:41:57 AM EST]
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 9:26:09 AM

Congratulations Sneakers, or should l say good luck. With all the work you had on the list of this house, your savings will be harshly hit. But in the end l hope it will all make you happy and you will live to enjoy it.
In retirement l believe a person deserves to be happy and relaxed and enjoy all their hard work.

2many l don't worry about Joanne, or the management of any of these retirement places l have lived in, as l basically follow the rules and so most of what l talk about is what others go thru. Except the dishwasher incident, and l won on that one. Used my repaired dishwasher yesterday and the fuse replaced was all it needed and works great now. Unloaded it this morning. Life is Good again. Smiles.
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2014 7:26:52 AM

I have known some people like her. I guess the best you can do is just make the best of it. Don't want to get on her bad list.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 9:04:28 PM

Got a good news phone call from my Realtor this morning. The sellers accepted my offer of $137,500 and a ten-day option period. So, barring some unexpected event, I'll be a homeowner in a few weeks!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 10:17:57 AM

2many, you know how it is when an underling is shooting for the boss' job...well that seems to be the case in all assistant managers that l have experienced. They are trying so hard to make an impression on the head guys hoping to get full manager positions, and often do so.
Did l relate here that Joanne called my neighbor and demanded he remove a hanging item from the eaves in front of his apt? He informed her that there was NOTHING hanging in front of his place, so she stormed down to confront him and lo and behold, it was his neighbor's place. My fearless leader commented that she has stuff hanging on her door, but nothing was said. It seems Joanne has certain people she zeros in on.
I found out what the back and forth in front of my place was about. She was picking up trimmings the gardener left on my neighbor's grass and taking it to the dumpster. Not in her job description either, but she is gung ho. Fun to watch.
Also fun fun fun to keep my dishwasher, and she knows l have it after she said "you must get rid of the dishwasher. I checked with the owner before l came here (inspection) and he said NO dishwashers or washing machines as these places weren't built for them" and yet l was OK'd for a dishwasher...imagine that.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2014 7:06:54 AM

Sounds like Joanne needs a time out.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 10:21:42 PM

Things are moving rapidly on the house negotiation front. We made an offer of $135,000 and a ten-day option period which the seller rejected. The seller made a counter-offer of $137,500 and a seven-day option period. We made an offer in response for $137,500 but we kept the ten-day option period. Now, we get to see what happens with that.
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 11:58:26 AM

Super 2many! The almost done part. LOL.

I don't even decorate my places anymore...just go for utilitarian. My power chair, walker and electric scooter are all parked in the frontroom, so how can l think of decorating?
Then there is the computer set up on a rolling table and the printer on another. File container. (wicker basket- see l tried)

UH OH, big wigs due today and l heard heel clops and looked out to see Joanne, running around and checking on things , she is telling people to remove hanging things and she is the one who said to me..."You MUST get rid of your dishwasher" ..she is way overboard in her demands. Her boss OK'd my dishwasher. She is walking up and down in front of my place. Trying to find something to complain about I guess.
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 6:45:12 PM

I could not afford to remodel my home until I retired and went back to work. And..........I am almost done..........
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Message Posted: Oct 8, 2014 10:04:52 AM

Sneakers a microwave shouldn't even enter into your cost figuring, as they are now dirt cheap. But the double glass windows surely should. What about the 22 year old HVAC?

Seems like a whole lot of work and money to be doing in Retirement. But then you seldom, if ever, see an armored car following a hearse to a cemetery either. so spend spend spend and enjoy while here.

My husband was delighted to follow me into retirement to a country place. He was still working but came up on weekends and tho he said he could do all the work the old ranch house needed, and fencing etc, he quickly tired of it all and we divorced and he sold the place for what was still owing on the loan. Gave it away. Of course l had no home, and no income and had to move back to town and go back to work. Best laid plans and all that...especially as l was counting on someone else and not totally able to go it alone. After all a woman can't put up chain link fences and install water pumps etc. So since he SAID he would and didn't come thru, l was stuck.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 10/8/2014 10:07:28 AM EST]
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 10:58:47 PM

Still looking at houses. Had another showing of the house I looked at on October 2nd at 6:30 PM today. This time, the guy who is going to be doing the handyman work (my BFF's BF) came with me, along with the BFF. BFF loved the house, BFF's BF loved the house, and I loved the house. The seller has it on the market for $139,500 and we're going to offer $135,000 as a starting point.

The BF added everything up in his head that he wanted to do and figures it's roughly $10,000 of improvements (a walk-in shower for me, fixing some wood rot, putting carpet down in the fourth bedroom, stripping and staining the kitchen cabinets, a patch on the garage roof).

We'll have other expenses to deal with for sure. I doubt the washer and dryer will stay with the house, that's not the usual way a house comes. There's no built-in microwave or smoke detectors either. I got rid of my old microwave when I moved into an apartment with a built-in microwave.

I will see how the money lasts, but the place could stand having a high-efficiency heat pump and double-pane windows installed.
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2014 12:28:41 PM

Targetsmom, l am already pricing turkey breast. $2 a pound doesn't sound bad..Saving my stale bread. Love stuffing.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 3:25:01 PM

On Oct 5, 2014 6:08:50 AM, 2manyfords wrote:

>Sneakers, not sure what resistance heating is.

Resistance heating is like an electric range: you have a heating element that heats what you need to heat. It's the most inefficient possible method to heat a house. In a mild climate like the Sunbelt, it is possible to cut your winter heating bill 75% by using a heat pump.

>But heating costs are a very big deal up here in frozen country.

Air conditioning is what we worry about around here. But the past couple of days I've had the thermostat set to 72 but the apartment was 71 when I got up. I've been sleeping with a quilt that my Mom made. I've got the quilt with all the Boeing airplanes on it. When I commented to Mom that I was working on the International Space Station, she made me an ISS pillowcase.


[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 10/6/2014 3:28:18 PM EST]
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Targetsmom
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 12:40:43 PM

Thanks Trugas ~ yes , 2many Sandra is my adult daughter .I had hoped to be back in the classroom Sept. 1st now it looks more like Dec. 1st .

Thank you for your kinds word .

It is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada this coming weekend ... all the turkeys will be in hiding ! I heard a rumor they were heading South !
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trugasCA
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 9:59:11 AM

OOOHH..one hour til the time span quoted to me for the Sears service call. 8 to 12 noon.
I had best get off this computer shower and dress. Then wait of course. But housekeeper is also due. I have to give her orders.

1:30 is Lunch Bunch. We are going to Willie Birds. A turkey restaurant.
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