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Old 10-04-2014, 08:31 PM   #645
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Congratulations on the house.
Either you're lying about your age or my memory sucks. I refuse to bet on my memory. One plus, the worse my memory gets, the better my imagination gets. Pretty soon, I'll be remembering about the lottery I won the other day. I hope Susan stops me before I run up too big a debt.

I just thought up a way to safe face. I'll just imagine that you lied to me the first time you told me how old you were. I'll be remembering it as true in no time. Yeah, That's the ticket!!!

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Hi, Happy Birthday Gene. What a great day to celebrate selling your house too.
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Old 10-04-2014, 10:19 PM   #647
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Hi, don't you worry, old timers; I'll be 69 next month, so I'm gaining on you. And my dog is older than your cat too.
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Old 10-04-2014, 11:09 PM   #648
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Hi, don't you worry, old timers; I'll be 69 next month, so I'm gaining on you. And my dog is older than your cat too.
Not if I add all my cats together?

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Hi, Ken; Only if all three cats equal more than seventeen.
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Happy birthday, Gene! Hoping that the house is sold.

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Happy 53rd anniversary of your 21st birthday.

Glad to hear your old house is under contract. Hope closing goes smoothly, you're due for a big sigh of relief!

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Old 10-05-2014, 10:01 AM   #652
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Hi, Ken; Only if all three cats equal more than seventeen.
We'll have to call it a tie
Daisy is 10
Tiger is 6
Kimba has two more months before he turns 2.

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You can't add 3 cats together. Barb's cat is 14, so he and I are both older and wiser than you Ken and any of your cats. You can't get 3 cats to agree on anything, but that is true for people too, though not for dogs.

I have a signed contract as of this morning. It appears he doesn't want an inspection, and that reduces the possibility of problems popping up. Any inspector can find things to fix in a house. I got $3,000 off the purchase price of our new house that way. I was going to suggest Helen Keller as the inspector, but I don't think she's available.

We're moving more and more stuff out of the old house and there won't be much left for a mover. We will try to hire some young guys and rent a truck for the rest. We are saving a lot on moving costs, though I'm not supposed to lift more than 10 lbs., I have been pushing it. After 4 weeks, I feel good, though I tire easily. No problems except lack of stamina and no vertebra has exploded.

Next we go to pick up Barb's parents in Pueblo and take them to a birthday party in NM for her father's younger brother (80). That'll be about 1,500 miles and back next Monday to Grand Jct. In the meantime I'm copying all sorts of documents necessary for a seller to present. The paperwork on a house sale keeps growing in an effort to make a perfect world. At least I don't have to prove to a mortgage company I am worthy of a loan. We went through that a year and half ago and that will drive anyone over the edge.

With the power off on my birthday, we decided after a dinner of cake, guacamole and a beer to go into town and had nachos to celebrate. Even with a bunch of candles we couldn't see what we were doing and left stuff all over in the dark. The power cane back on at 10:30, so we watched SNL. In the morning I didn't see a pair of reading glasses I had dropped on the floor and stepped on them. They only cost $12, so not a big loss.

Not as much a loss as the women who had her balloon, trailer and a truck stolen at the Balloon Fiesta. We went to 3 Fiestas with the Airstream group, so I miss it a little, but we've been too busy. Last year there were 200 Airstreams, too many in our opinion. A wonderful experience though and I recommend it to anyone. I wish we could see the many people we have met there, but we can't do everything.

Next year we will be able to travel again and I'll be thinking about that all winter. We'll probably start with a brief trip to Ouray as we often do in May. Maybe north to Canada. With the Canadian dollar worth 88 US, the exchange rate favors us.

Thanks for the good wishes everyone.

Now I need a nap.

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You can't add 3 cats together. Barb's cat is 14, so he and I are both older and wiser than you Ken and any of your cats. You can't get 3 cats to agree on anything, but that is true for people too, though not for dogs.

I have a signed contract as of this morning. It appears he doesn't want an inspection, and that reduces the possibility of problems popping up. Any inspector can find things to fix in a house. I got $3,000 off the purchase price of our new house that way. I was going to suggest Helen Keller as the inspector, but I don't think she's available.

We're moving more and more stuff out of the old house and there won't be much left for a mover. We will try to hire some young guys and rent a truck for the rest. We are saving a lot on moving costs, though I'm not supposed to lift more than 10 lbs., I have been pushing it. After 4 weeks, I feel good, though I tire easily. No problems except lack of stamina and no vertebra has exploded.

Next we go to pick up Barb's parents in Pueblo and take them to a birthday party in NM for her father's younger brother (80). That'll be about 1,500 miles and back next Monday to Grand Jct. In the meantime I'm copying all sorts of documents necessary for a seller to present. The paperwork on a house sale keeps growing in an effort to make a perfect world. At least I don't have to prove to a mortgage company I am worthy of a loan. We went through that a year and half ago and that will drive anyone over the edge.

With the power off on my birthday, we decided after a dinner of cake, guacamole and a beer to go into town and had nachos to celebrate. Even with a bunch of candles we couldn't see what we were doing and left stuff all over in the dark. The power cane back on at 10:30, so we watched SNL. In the morning I didn't see a pair of reading glasses I had dropped on the floor and stepped on them. They only cost $12, so not a big loss.

Not as much a loss as the women who had her balloon, trailer and a truck stolen at the Balloon Fiesta. We went to 3 Fiestas with the Airstream group, so I miss it a little, but we've been too busy. Last year there were 200 Airstreams, too many in our opinion. A wonderful experience though and I recommend it to anyone. I wish we could see the many people we have met there, but we can't do everything.

Next year we will be able to travel again and I'll be thinking about that all winter. We'll probably start with a brief trip to Ouray as we often do in May. Maybe north to Canada. With the Canadian dollar worth 88 US, the exchange rate favors us.

Thanks for the good wishes everyone.

Now I need a nap.

Gene
Congratulations on the contract Gene. I know it was a long, and arduous time in coming.

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The house was on the market for 4 years and 5 months. There are other houses that have been on the market just as long. Rural America still struggles with Great Recession and the buyer lives in western Colorado, but has a successful business. We expected someone from the big city who wanted a retirement house, but we'll take this one.

Got to get back to unloading the pickup. Barb carries the heavy stuff and I help with the light stuff or to carry furniture (not the really heavy stuff). That's what is great about a young trophy wife—they are strong. The bad thing is she's still 8 months away from Medicare. And she's always beautiful. She knows she can't stop me from helping, but keeps a close eye on me so I don't hurt myself.

By moving for over a year, we can figure out where things go slowly instead of having a gazillion boxes piled up and not knowing where to start. I'll bet Bob still has dozens of boxes from his move to Oregon, but I'm sure he's glad to be away from those 100˚ temps in S. Cal.

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Thank goodness, Gene.

What a relief this must be for you and Barb.

If everything happens for a reason, there's a lesson to be learned in this ordeal....somewhere.

Congratulations.


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Maggie, I think the lesson to be learned is not to buy an expensive house in a rural area. Not counting inflation, the price we paid in 2000 plus the improvements probably mean we come out even. That doesn't count the value of our labor. Inflation means we lost money. We will pay off most of the mortgage on the new house, but not all because we have a very low interest rate (2.875%) and will invest some in very safe stocks that pay a dividend of more than that. The payments we receive from the lot we sold and took a mortgage on will pay the rest of our mortgage on the new house.

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Wow, Gene. It's good to come back and be greeted with such good news.

Happy, happy birthday!
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