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Old 12-25-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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We think so but I bet he doesn't

That was my thought too. lol

 
Old 12-25-2015, 01:14 PM
 
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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
 
Old 12-25-2015, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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We think so but I bet he doesn't
Well, as long as they bring all the food it would be ok.
 
Old 12-26-2015, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well kids, I went anyway. I decided heck I have a Jeep, I can go anywhere. And as luck would have it, I got behind a snow plow and followed it stayed in 4wd and slowed down. The plow and me were the only things on the road. Spent Christmas at my relatives (who live at only 5,000 feet so not a lot of snow there), LOTS of food (I took home a lot), got some smoked salmon for a present and a nice wool flannel shirt. I baked cookies and made candy for everyone.


Drove home in a snowstorm, saw a couple of cars over the side but all were red tagged (already checked). My two hour drive took 3 1/2 hours. Home to my adoring doggies, made a fire and sat watching it snow with my (much deserved) rum and coke.


This Saturday morning it's 3 (degrees that is) and snowing hard. Sitting here with my hot coffee, fire and doggies curled up on the sofa (of course) sound asleep.


No rushing around, no having to be someplace today. Retirement is great.
 
Old 12-26-2015, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Well kids, I went anyway. I decided heck I have a Jeep, I can go anywhere. And as luck would have it, I got behind a snow plow and followed it stayed in 4wd and slowed down. The plow and me were the only things on the road. Spent Christmas at my relatives (who live at only 5,000 feet so not a lot of snow there), LOTS of food (I took home a lot), got some smoked salmon for a present and a nice wool flannel shirt. I baked cookies and made candy for everyone.


Drove home in a snowstorm, saw a couple of cars over the side but all were red tagged (already checked). My two hour drive took 3 1/2 hours. Home to my adoring doggies, made a fire and sat watching it snow with my (much deserved) rum and coke.


This Saturday morning it's 3 (degrees that is) and snowing hard. Sitting here with my hot coffee, fire and doggies curled up on the sofa (of course) sound asleep.


No rushing around, no having to be someplace today. Retirement is great.
Reading your posts, you remind me of a book I read recently. One of the characters was a man who lived up a mountain in a cabin in CO ..... very self sufficient, etc. I hated to have the book end because I enjoyed his story too much (it was a fictitious story).

You sound like you enjoy your life a lot; keep up the good work!
 
Old 12-26-2015, 08:25 PM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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Okay, folks! I promised you a few weeks ago I would post a picture of my front parlor ... showing the new (vintage, not exactly "antique") carpet and coffee table. It's a small cozy room, perfect for tea.

The house was built c.1894 in the French "Second Empire Style" with a slate mansard roof. Since no children or pets live in this house, I'm attempting to bring back a Victorian ambiance. I'm still working on the room, moving the furniture around, etc. Doesn't look like the home of "Kampus Kop" right?!?!

 
Old 12-26-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Well kids, I went anyway. I decided heck I have a Jeep, I can go anywhere. And as luck would have it, I got behind a snow plow and followed it stayed in 4wd and slowed down. The plow and me were the only things on the road. Spent Christmas at my relatives (who live at only 5,000 feet so not a lot of snow there), LOTS of food (I took home a lot), got some smoked salmon for a present and a nice wool flannel shirt. I baked cookies and made candy for everyone.


Drove home in a snowstorm, saw a couple of cars over the side but all were red tagged (already checked). My two hour drive took 3 1/2 hours. Home to my adoring doggies, made a fire and sat watching it snow with my (much deserved) rum and coke.


This Saturday morning it's 3 (degrees that is) and snowing hard. Sitting here with my hot coffee, fire and doggies curled up on the sofa (of course) sound asleep.


No rushing around, no having to be someplace today. Retirement is great.
I almost bought a jeep & now wish I had. Your home life sounds delightful. I'm envious.
 
Old 12-27-2015, 04:58 AM
 
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Okay, folks! I promised you a few weeks ago I would post a picture of my front parlor ... showing the new (vintage, not exactly "antique") carpet and coffee table. It's a small cozy room, perfect for tea.

The house was built c.1894 in the French "Second Empire Style" with a slate mansard roof. Since no children or pets live in this house, I'm attempting to bring back a Victorian ambiance. I'm still working on the room, moving the furniture around, etc. Doesn't look like the home of "Kampus Kop" right?!?!
Wow! most impressive. And yes definitely a cozy and refined room perfect for tea. (you should be on some of the decorating forums..... as we say great eye candy).
 
Old 12-27-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Okay, folks! I promised you a few weeks ago I would post a picture of my front parlor ... showing the new (vintage, not exactly "antique") carpet and coffee table. It's a small cozy room, perfect for tea.

That is amazing. Wow!
 
Old 12-27-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Okay, folks! I promised you a few weeks ago I would post a picture of my front parlor ... showing the new (vintage, not exactly "antique") carpet and coffee table. It's a small cozy room, perfect for tea.

The house was built c.1894 in the French "Second Empire Style" with a slate mansard roof. Since no children or pets live in this house, I'm attempting to bring back a Victorian ambiance. I'm still working on the room, moving the furniture around, etc. Doesn't look like the home of "Kampus Kop" right?!?!
Wonderful! SLATE roof--you don't see that too often these days. Although not all antique homes or styles are to my taste I did learn to appreciate all styles in my art history classes, including a very interesting class called American Antiques. Very well done.
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