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Old 01-17-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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I miss not having a dog.

Me too. I've had dobermans for 30+ years. My last dear dog died almost a year ago and I decided not to get another companion until I retire this year. I'll be looking for another middle-aged (or older) rescue dog who needs me as much as I need him/her.
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:00 PM
 
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Read the Sunday newspaper (only one we get); we walked our dog for about 2.5miles; worked on a *** saw puzzle; read my current mystery, researched places to stop on our trip in the RV next month; now I guess I'll work on my scanning of the family albums, a definite labor or love.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:50 PM
 
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went to the Detroit auto show. packing up to fly back home tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Well this was yesterday: I went here, the Ridgway State Park, walked in the snow, light flurries, watched a herd of deer graze, listened to the quiet. Came home, had lunch, then walked into town and watched bald Eagles fly around the river, talked to some folks here, came back home, practiced Morse code, built an antenna for my Amateur radio, then grilled a steak for dinner. There is absolutely no stress in my life anymore, none. I am as busy or lazy as I want to be.

This is my heaven...

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Yesterday my daughter and I took my 3 year old granddaughter (her niece) to the Maryland Science Center. I've been there many times, but this was the first time with a 3 year old and we had a ball! My granddaughter loves dinosaurs and couldn't stop talking about seeing all of the "dinosaur bones". There are lots of activities for kids in each of the exhibit area, and she especially enjoyed playing in the Kids Room. It was a really fun way to spend a few hours together with 2 of my favorite people in the world.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Nice pic, Jim.

We are having new windows installed so I stayed out of the way and made the workers cups of tea. Was on the internet and did laundry.
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Power outage left us in the dark for a while last night. Big wind but none of the snow they predicted. still raining today, curl up and take a nap
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Old 01-22-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I spent the day "letting go~~~~" I'm preparing my house for sale in summer so I have to get serious about downsizing. Yesterday I went through much of my 4 file cabinets full of misc. paper and memorabilia - I'm a real sentimentalist. The recycling people are going to freak!! But seriously, who needs 2 years of utility bills! I kept 1 card from each of the people no longer with me but the rest got a heave-ho Today it's the clothes - this is so hard but do I really need all these suits & dresses? I will donate this stuff.

Love reading all your stories
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Started packing for our month long trip in Costa Rica. Goodbye cold weather!
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:05 AM
 
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Have a good time Pilgrim.

Last of the windows being installed today, so we'll have our house back. And then we'll proceed to rip out the kitchen cupboards....

Listening to my new Beatles collection. A bit of housework. Planning on a summer holiday.
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