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    I have two cats and the better question would be...

    I have two cats and the better question would be to ask the cats what their human management program is. I am more or less the cat concierge.
  2. Yes, we went bust with the Houston oil economy in...

    Yes, we went bust with the Houston oil economy in 1987. We had a house/pool/car/lifestyle debt that we could no longer afford. How did we get out of debt? I finished Pharmacy School, put DH through...
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    Never tried it. Too tight with my money. IMHO.

    Never tried it. Too tight with my money. IMHO.
  4. No public transportation where I live. And since...

    No public transportation where I live. And since I use an electric scooter, I doubt I could get it on and off a bus anyway. When we visited Washington, D.C. we took the train from the airport to near...
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    I am a pretty good housekeeper. I like things...

    I am a pretty good housekeeper. I like things orderly and organized so that I can know what I have and where it is. My husband recently bought us a Roomba and gosh, golly, darn, I love that thing!!...
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    I was a hospital pharmacist. I worked mostly in...

    I was a hospital pharmacist. I worked mostly in the operating room. The most challenging was the cardiovascular/transplant surgical area. I loved being prepared for anything and being part of that...
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    You know, an awful lot of people have grown up to...

    You know, an awful lot of people have grown up to be well adjusted, wonderful people without going on any extracurricular trips.
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    I think Michael Pollan's philosophy is best: Eat...

    I think Michael Pollan's philosophy is best:
    Eat food
    Real Food
    Not too much
    Mostly plants

    I can deal with that.
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    Last night we watched an old 1963 movie, Charade....

    Last night we watched an old 1963 movie, Charade. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant were the stars. Enjoyed it very much.
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    I was sick for a solid year before I retired....

    I was sick for a solid year before I retired. Looking back on it now, I can see how stress-related it was. But at the time, I was like you--I just wanted to be well again. It took a good 6 months...
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    I retired 3 years ago and DH just retired at the...

    I retired 3 years ago and DH just retired at the end of January. We both have Humana Medicare Advantage. So far all is going quite well. It is amazing how well we live on Social Security and our IRAs.
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    My garden is less a mess than it was a week ago. ...

    My garden is less a mess than it was a week ago. We had a couple of days when we could go out and clean out all the freeze damage. It won't stop raining/freezing long enough to get it really spiffed...
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    +1!!!

    +1!!!
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    I detest the twice yearly disruption!! Bah...

    I detest the twice yearly disruption!! Bah humbug!!
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    Hello, Aspen! Welcome back! There are lots of us...

    Hello, Aspen! Welcome back! There are lots of us "oldies" still around.
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    I had a horrible time coming off Ambien. I will...

    I had a horrible time coming off Ambien. I will give melatonin a try. Thank you.
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    Poll: it depends on what one is prepping for. I...

    it depends on what one is prepping for. I prepped for years for being able to retire. I prep for hurricane season--food, water, lighting, etc. I don't prep for TEOTWAWKI. I often prep vegetables...
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    I currently take Lunesta for sleep but would like...

    I currently take Lunesta for sleep but would like to switch to melatonin. Could you tell me what dose find effective?
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    Sell the house, the cars, the kids, and anything...

    Sell the house, the cars, the kids, and anything else you can get your hands on. Seriously. Both of you get some kind of second income. You know the live frugal drill and start paying off debt. At 59...
  20. Thread: Retirement

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    DH retired Friday and on Monday we were on our...

    DH retired Friday and on Monday we were on our way to the Rio Grande Valley to do a week of birding. So one thing we are definitely retiring to is birding. We have 4 acres of property that we are...
  21. Thread: Retirement

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    Retirement

    January 31 was DH's last day of work. He is now officially retired. I retired 3 years ago. We are set to have a reasonably comfortable retirement because years ago we decided to get out of debt and...
  22. Thread: Monuments Men

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    Monuments Men

    Has anyone seen this? What did you think about it? I want to see it but don't want to waste the money if its not really good.
  23. I like to get things ready. For example, before...

    I like to get things ready. For example, before cooking I get out all the ingredients, bowls, measuring cups, pans, and anything else I will need so that once I start cooking, I don't have to stop...
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    Oh my, those of you up north have my admiration!!...

    Oh my, those of you up north have my admiration!! This southerner would not make it with those temps. We have some icicles hanging from the eaves now and JMM says there are tiny ice crystals flying...
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    Although this miserable weather calls out for...

    Although this miserable weather calls out for bean soup, I am getting my slow cooker revved up to make Beef Stroganoff and noodles.
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