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Old 06-14-2012, 01:47 AM   #1
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What are you doing?

Where are you?

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Old 06-14-2012, 02:26 AM   #2
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I'll start (my own question)

You know when retired people say they are so busy....?

That's us. It's Wednesday, right?
This week:
Cleaned the house.
Went to Shediac, looking at houses for sale........
We bottled beer - 3 batches so about 195 bottles - enough 'til next year. Canadian Light, Real Ale, and Canadian Pilsner.
Made a new mailbox stand. New post 4 feet into the ground and a "clever" swivel mount to thwart the passing of the winter snowplow..............
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New van stove cover/tray http://www.classbforum.com/phpBB2/vi...hp?f=12&t=2218
New gutters on house....
Watering the fruit trees....

The camper van is just sitting there
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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Well, I'm sitting at work, monitoring the guys who work under me and waiting for the night to end. If we're lucky, our shift ends at 1:00am but we usually don't get out until 2 or 3am. At least the weather is really nice, clear and cool. We're working outside so it makes things a little nicer than a couple days ago when it was in the 30'sC.

We're currently looking at getting a boat we've been looking at. It's a 21ft Cuddy day cruiser boat. Just waiting for the current owner to get some things fixed on it so I can take it for a test drive. If I get the boat, I hope to travel the Trent Severn Waterway from one end to the other. It's 385km one way with 45 locks to go through and takes us from basically Lake Ontario up to Georgian Bay. There is a small catch to the trip though. I've applied for a new job and if I get it, I won't be able to take the trip for a couple years.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:01 AM   #4
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Could you retire out East? We did. Well -semi-retired (from the west coast). Years earlier than I ever thought possible. You can get a great house in NB for $160,000.

You have to be able to handle the brutal, excruciatingly cold winters though..............

March heat wave..........
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:33 AM   #5
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Let's see today planted 3 pots with flowers, vacuummed, did 3 loads of laundry, stopped at the cemetery to make sure flowers where watered, stopped at Walgreens to pick up prescription, went out for supper with some other retired ex coworkers. Now home surfing the net. Live retired is good.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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Slowly getting the B ready for our long trip to Alaska and wondering what we will forget to bring along this time. On our last trip I forgot to bring my dop kit. Now I have a duplicate.

Topped off all the fluids including the battery, oil, windshield washer, radiator and DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid).
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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Could you retire out East? We did. Well -semi-retired (from the west coast). Years earlier than I ever thought possible. You can get a great house in NB for $160,000.

You have to be able to handle the brutal, excruciatingly cold winters though..............

March heat wave..........
Lived in Nova Scotia for 10 years and my arthritis didn't like the weather. As far as cold goes, I lived in Winnipeg for 10 years.

We're happy where we are now. Have a full acre of lot and a 4 bedroom house and the mortgage is almost paid off. We have a place at the end of the road the kids can go fishing, lake Ontario is a hop-skip and a jump away and all the neighbors are great.
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Sitting here reading posts with my tongue hanging out in pure envy. Just retired in Jan 12 and have our new van on order, should be in production now and then shipped off to Sportsmobile in IN. Should be ready sometime in Sept. Can't wait to get on the road and maybe even do a little fishing in between camp stops. There's a whole lot out there waiting for us, and we're ready to see it.

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This morning I had a home visit from a nurse interviewing me for a long-term care policy I'm considering buying. My blood pressure, which is always spot on, was extremely high, like 164/110, even though she took it several times. A couple of hours after she was gone it was down to 114/74. I had not realized how much white coat anxiety, which I was not even aware of having, could influence blood pressure.

We go grocery shopping an hour away once per week and usually take an ice chest to keep frozen food cold on the trip back. Last week it occurred to us to take the B instead of the car, giving us much more room for frozen and refrigerated stuff. Only downside: we have to remember to turn the fridge on several hours before we start out trip.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:20 PM   #10
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Sitting here waiting for our Rockford RT dealer to call and tell us that he has sent the replacement glass for one of our 3 skylights that was shot out with a BB gun (or rock?) It had to be sent from Canada!
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