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847badgerfan

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Misfits Thread
« on: January 15, 2020, 07:24:20 PM »
So, what's everyone up to this year?

It's a big one for us as Mrs. 847 is retiring in March.

We just got back from Cabo, and we'll head to Florida next month, for a week.

Then, in March (after the retirement), we head to Lima, Peru to hop on a cruise ship. It will make its way to Miami, via the Panama Canal (that the USA built and Carter gave away). This has been on my list for a long time, so I'm really excited.

We'll probably end up buying a home in Florida this year.


« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 07:23:22 AM by 847badgerfan »
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 07:56:40 PM »
I'm not sure about man cutting waterways between oceans, but with a little foresight they could have made it wider
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 08:04:30 PM »
I just got back from Texas, didn't want to come back in this weather, but I can't retire yet.

Anyone know of someone looking for an old fat guy to make good money for 5 or 6 years south of Kansas, I'm your man.

Might make a trip to play golf in Sedona in March

if not Sedona in MArch, maybe another trip to Texas in late Feb.

Then a summer of work and golf

possibly a late summer trip the the SF Bay area with my daughters
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 06:59:53 AM »
Sedona is kinda chilly in March still. But, it's a beautiful place. Almost every time we visit the PHX area, my brother-in-law flies us up there for lunch in his plane (he's in a club).
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 07:51:15 AM »
Sedona really is beautiful.

I suggest moving to California.  I hear that it's the place you oughtta be.

Sorry I missed you Fearless, just too much going on these past few weeks. That's our usual for right after the Holidays, oddly enough everything calms again from now through March or so. Hope you had a great visit and that your brother is AOK.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 08:04:28 AM »
With our build, sell and move finally out of the way, I do look forward to a 'normal' year, but the sale of our business has altered that a bit this winter/spring, incredibly busy time.   Somehow I've managed to avoid trips to NYC lately, which is really hard to do in my business, that streak ends here in the next month.  I can check out all of the big renovations at LaGuardia that people have been touting.

I'm pretty sure my wife and I are taking the kids to Alaska this year.    We've been talking about this for a bit, and it is time.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 09:24:46 AM »
Going to remodel the kitchen for sure.Getting prices now for cabinet refacing,counter tops with an additional cabinet or two.If they're all as costly as the last estimate,well then I'm going on the cheap and doing it myself - with a buddy whose an electrician.Prolly take us two weeks with a temporary kitchen in the basement - fun times
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 09:29:45 AM »
We've lived through remodels. It's painful - especially the master bath one. Kitchen, in the summer, isn't so bad because you can cook outside.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 09:50:24 AM »
We just repainted the interior and replaced the floors in the house and that was painful enough.  Went to hardwoods in the living/dining rooms and master bedroom, and replaced the original builder carpet with something much better throughout the upstairs.  That was pretty painful, basically like moving, but in and out of the same house.  Everything had to be boxed and stowed in the few areas that weren't getting new floors.  I don't plan on doing that again, until we're selling/moving for good.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 12:36:17 PM »
We did some painting of accent walls in the house recently, as well as repainting our fireplace and re-tiling around the fireplace and entryway. Generally I don't like doing much (even paint) in a rental, but we've decided we plan to live here a few more years before we buy something of our own, so it was worth it to get rid of the hideous paint/tile on the fireplace.

And of course now I'm also building/extending a fence. One of the driving factors in staying put for a while is that the landlord has allowed me to get a family dog, but required that the fence in the backyard be extended from ~3' high to 5-6' high. The cost to hire a contractor to do it would probably be prohibitive, but with a little elbow grease I can handle it on the cheap. I set the posts I needed last Sunday, and I'll be replacing the 3' pickets with 6' pickets this weekend.

All this has to get done so our perfect little Golden Retriever puppy can come home next Saturday!

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 05:36:13 PM »
We did painting in our rental, and I replaced the "funeral home" light fixtures. I kept the old ones for the landlord, so when we leave I can either take mine, or charge him for them. He paid for the paint, but we did it. Also put up some new window treatments, and kept the old ones... same deal.

It's a pain, but it's modern, and "home" for us while we wait to move to Florida.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 08:36:53 PM »
Sedona really is beautiful.

I suggest moving to California.  I hear that it's the place you oughtta be.

Sorry I missed you Fearless, just too much going on these past few weeks. That's our usual for right after the Holidays, oddly enough everything calms again from now through March or so. Hope you had a great visit and that your brother is AOK.
no trouble utee,
As I said, I was busy as well.  The weather was perfect and required early lunches to get in 18 before dark.
It doesn't appear that I will be making the trip to Sedona in March, so another trip to visit my brother could easily happen in February.
Speaking of the brother, he's AOK.  Since he's still working at UT-Arlington, he's trying to talk the wife into moving up there.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 11:41:08 PM »
It goes without saying that I'm just trying to keep my sanity living in DC now....

...I'm also still in the process of becoming self-employed, since I know I don't fit in the corporate world, even in the clean energy space. I think I've found enough entrepreneurs to work with, but they just don't have enough work for me yet. One of them in particular is scaling up his business and wants me to be more involved, but there's still a lot of uncertainty so I've taken a temp job in the meantime....

On the personal side, I'm still using some dating sites to finally find the right woman, but I haven't gotten many matches. At this point, I'm about to concede that I may just have to use a matchmaking site even though they're expensive....
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2020, 08:27:44 AM »
Unsolicited, I know, but here goes:

Get all your chit together (business, residence, etc.) and then go find that woman. It'll happen naturally. Always does.
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