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Old 02-07-2013, 10:37 AM   #3136
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #3137
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Cold here as well. They are talking our first good sized snow storm this Friday/Saturday. One model was showing over a foot of snow, but they are still guessing. Everyone is starting to freak out about basketball games and weekend events being cancelled. Really people? We live in New England and it's going to snow. Who would have guessed. Drive slow and stop the complaining. We haven't had snow in 2 years.

Hey CJ, I'll save a snowball for you in the freezer.
Stay safe up there in Boston. Looks like you guys are gonna take the brunt of it.




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Woo-hoo! I've never been so happy to get bad news! Some of you may recall that I had some serious stomach issues that almost cancelled my trip in January. That ailment also messed me up big time for the half-marathon. After a month and no improvement, we just got the results of some bloodwork. I have some ulcer-causing bacteria in my gut! Isn't that awesome! That means I have a good excuse for getting such a bad time for the race. It also means I don't have pancreatic cancer which crossed my mind. Two weeks of some heavy duty antibiotics and a crap load of pepto and I should be good to go. Hooray for bacteria!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


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Hey everyone, hope everyone is doing well.
It has been a crazy start to the new year, DW got into a car accident, other driver was in the wrong lane they hit head on. Thankfully they we not going to fast and kiddos were not in the van. DW is okay, but has some whip lash and here legs are really sore. She started some therapy and we are hoping that helps. All things considered we are pretty lucky. Someone was definitely looking over her that day. We are still fighting with the insurance company over value of the van. We were also renegotiating our mortgage and had to go vehicle shopping all at the same time.
A new month has arrived and things are looking better already.
Thanks for listening guys, good to get it all off my chest.
Wow... scary stuff. Glad your DW is doing ok.




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Wow... I got a raise. I didn't think that was possible given my freelance status. It's a modest increase that equates to about $2k-$3k per year, depending on how much I work. But there is the potential that my other job, which pays me based on the rate I get from this job, might therefore increase too. If so, then it's more like another $10k per year. Either way... today is a good day.
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Wow, looks like a nasty snow storm for the NE! Stay safe, stay warm and hopefully the power grid will stay intact!
Bought gas for the generator just in case.... Looks like this one is the real deal. They are predicting 20'' here. Got a tractor that I can use to clear my driveway?

We are still waiting to hear if Melody gets canceled from work tomorrow. I really do hope so, but you never know what they are going to do in the hospital.

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And it might be a little bit wrong of me, but I'm kind of hoping for a big snow or ice storm like this one to hit the NY/NJ area during the Super Bowl weekend next year. Just to see what will happen.
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Word on the Camry is the Timing chain broke which caused the water pump to fail. To replace it all, it will cost around $450. That is worth it to keep that car going.
Doesn't seem too bad. Less than 2 months car payment.

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Old 02-07-2013, 10:45 AM   #3138
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:50 AM   #3139
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Thanks guys.

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Not bad considering Norm. I thought it was going to be A LOT worse.
Me too. I already gave them CJ's credit card #.

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Consider yourself lucky. My Camry isn't as old as yours ('03) but it's still running. I tell my daughter that it will be hers someday.
I told mine to expect the same. Free car or no car. Their choice.

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Sounds like it could have been a lot worse.
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Doesn't seem too bad. Less than 2 months car payment. :
I hope to never have a car payment again.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:56 AM   #3140
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Word on the Camry is the Timing chain broke which caused the water pump to fail. To replace it all, it will cost around $450. That is worth it to keep that car going...
I meant to ask, are you in the pension system?
Glad you got relatively good news on the car. Makes it a little less painful.

My last pension plan was working for Cornell in the early '90s but I got laid off before it vested. Cashed it in and swore I would never work for a state retirement system again so I have always gone for the alternative retirement plans. That hasn't worked out particularly well, but I figure if I'm not doing well at retirement I would rather it be my fault than someone else.

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Looks like we'll get nothing but cold rain out of it.


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That's that conversation we all dream of having with our kids, isn't it?

"Someday...this will all be yours."
It would be nice to leave them something, but as long as I don't leave them a bunch of debt I'll call it fair.

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I don't think my kids would want my 2000 Explorer...
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Wow, looks like a nasty snow storm for the NE! Stay safe, stay warm and hopefully the power grid will stay intact!...
Prayers for all the Dads in the storms path. Stay safe and stay warm.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #3142
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The kids can build a snow fort with a basement.


Sounds like a plan. Just make sure the snow blower has enough gas. I almost ran out a couple of years ago when we got 21".
Snow blocks and snowball makers at the ready. A few years ago we used the snowblower to make one of the largest snow forts I have ever seen. All the neighborhood kids showed up to dig it out. Took them about a week.

Snowblower is ready to go, but I have had a plow come since I hurt the knee last year so not a lot of other clean up. Just a small driveway area and the stairs. Next year I'll be back to doing it myself when the knee is fully back.
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Stay safe up there in Boston. Looks like you guys are gonna take the brunt of it.
According to the forecast, it is supposed to stall right off the coast and back up on us. That is why the huge snow totals are being predicted. Stay safe down there as well!

Hey Norm, I need CJ's cc numbers so I can book some quick flights to Miami. We'll just stay at his house. I'm sure he in the "Keys" again anyway.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:58 AM   #3144
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Checked out the new store this morning, going to feel a little claustraphobic, it's a smaller space, 4 tiered shelves, not not as open as the old one. Got my schedual, my rotation doesn't skip a beat. Got a second three day stretch too, I have this weekend+ day off, then next weekend Sunday/Monday/Tuesday off....sweet.


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My annual review is due next week and would expect around 3-5% increase similar to the last few years. As usual, it will be May by the time we get to it. At least it's retroactive.
Retro pay is nice, especially hen it's a nice chunck of change.

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In time, we'll get to better resorts, but we go with what we can afford. I don't really want it that way, but somewhere down the line, we will likely inherit DW's parents DVC contract they got a couple of years ago, then we'll really get places.
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Kentucky produces 95 percent of the world's bourbon supply, according to the Kentucky Distillers' Association. There are 4.9 million bourbon barrels aging in Kentucky, which outnumbers the state's population.

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Word on the Camry is the Timing chain broke which caused the water pump to fail. To replace it all, it will cost around $450. That is worth it to keep that car going.
At least not terrible news. Think of the car you could buy for $450.

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According to the forecast, it is supposed to stall right off the coast and back up on us. That is why the huge snow totals are being predicted. Stay safe down there as well!

Hey Norm, I need CJ's cc numbers so I can book some quick flights to Miami. We'll just stay at his house. I'm sure he in the "Keys" again anyway.
Actually leaving tomorrow for a few days. Stay safe up there guys and I promise no pictures of the pool bar. Selfish I know but I am glad it was this week instead of next. Would not like to be stuck driving in that $#!%.
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Maybe I'll come work for you. I can add a bacon and queso style to the menu.
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A Dis dads restaurant!! I love it, we can split the shifts and that gives us time at the parks!! Any other dads wanna join.
Time for CJ to start looking for a location.
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Got a call from my DW....she says "we have a problem" I'm thinking what else could go wrong! Our car wouldn't start this morning!!!!

Trying to stay positive here........
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Got a call from my DW....she says "we have a problem" I'm thinking what else could go wrong! Our car wouldn't start this morning!!!!

Trying to stay positive here........
Sorry to hear it! Would it have something to do with the accident?
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A Dis dads restaurant!! I love it, we can split the shifts and that gives us time at the parks!! Any other dads wanna join.
Time for CJ to start looking for a location.
I'm in. We could put it in the old PI space somewhere in DD. They obviously have no other plans for it. It would be the busiest restaurant in the Kingdom! Tim and Barry can host pre-race specials.
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