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Old 12-10-2009, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Heading down to Los Angeles tomorrow, a drive of about 370 miles. We are going to the LA Auto Show with our son and his girlfriend tomorrow, get to see all of the new and coming models.

I love to drive, and find it very relaxing. Been back and forth across the country quite a few times, and I figure I've driven over 600,000 miles in my life. So for me the distance is nothing.

LA is one of the two majors in the country, along with the Detroit Auto Show. I look forward to seeing the exhibits and the tech stuff.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Today I had lunch with an ex-coworker. I really enjoyed seeing her again, and after hearing all of the latest office goings-on and gossip, felt even better about the fact that I don't work in that nuthouse anymore!

Today is also my oldest's son's birthday. He is 35 . I guess that means he is middle-aged. God, I feel old!!

I stopped by the bank to pick up his birthday gift (a little something in green, and hopefully the right size), and then I baked him a cake once I got home. It looks a little crooked, but it's the thought that counts!
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:00 AM
 
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Today is also my oldest's son's birthday. He is 35 . I guess that means he is middle-aged. God, I feel old!!
Know how you feel. Mine are 36 and 38. I'll start to feel old when my eldest turns 40.

Today I went into downtown Melbourne with my sis in law and niece. We wandered around looking at xmas lights, did a little shopping, had a nice lunch.

Feeling a bit sad about leaving on Tuesday as we've been here over a month. OTOH I'm looking forward to seeing my family in Michigan for xmas, especially my 4 year old granddaughter.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:13 AM
 
Location: southern california
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sounds like fun.
never done that.
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:24 AM
 
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sounds like fun.
never done that.
can you expand on that?
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:26 AM
 
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I've just spent over 24 hours travelling from Australia to Scotland. Unpacking the tshirts and shorts and packing fleeces and heavy clothes to travel to very cold Michigan next week.

Not sitting in a rocking chair.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I've just spent over 24 hours travelling from Australia to Scotland. Unpacking the tshirts and shorts and packing fleeces and heavy clothes to travel to very cold Michigan next week.

Not sitting in a rocking chair.
Grass doesn't have time to grow under your feet! (Where did that saying come from). Like I said, what a life you lead!
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Slept until I woke up on my own. (After 40 years of getting up anywhere between 3 a.m. and 5:30 a.m., depending on work schedule, sleeping until I wake up naturally is the best part of retirement.) Answered email. Mailed Christmas packages. Paid my gas bill. Did some laundry. Took a nap. Watched some TV. Going to read awhile, watch a little more TV and go to bed. I love retirement.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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Grass doesn't have time to grow under your feet! (Where did that saying come from). Like I said, what a life you lead!
Yep. Actually, it's exhausting.

After we return from the US in the new year we'll be doing some remodeling and redecorating. Then I just want to stay put for a while with just visiting friends around Britain.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:36 AM
 
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We are in the dead of a horrid winter.

At 8:00 I had to put a sweatshirt on over my tee shirt before going to the gym...'course I was wearing shorts. After a lifetime in the northeast U.S., I like this kind of winter suffering.
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