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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 02 2018 12:33am

We took our daughter to Rainforest Cafe for her 21st birthday tonight, fifty miles each way like most everything else. Was only an hour to get home but considerably longer to get there because of traffic. I'm still not used to living this far east of the greater LA area, everything seems backwards compared to where I lived for so many years. :pancake:
I am getting used to seeing Santiago Peak (Saddleback) from about the same distance in the west as it was for do many years to the east. It looks similar from both directions, unlike Mt. San Antonio (Old Baldy) which looks completely different from the southeast as it does from the southwest, especially at a distance.
Many more constellations and planets visible here at night because of less air and light pollution. I would like to go to the observatory at nearby Mt. Palomar as a day trip soon just to check it out.
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by amberwolf » Nov 02 2018 1:23am

I was out working on the latest improvements to the trike, with all the yard lights on, and there was only one group of kids out at all, and they weren't trick or treating, they were just banging on cars and fences and screaming, as they went down the street on unpowered skateboards and kickscooters. Thankfully they bypassed my place cuz I have no cars, just an empty driveway (and the dogs happened to all be inside having a nap or something, so no barking). I also smelled spray paint but didn't see any tagging, so maybe the paint smell wasn't them.

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 07 2018 1:45am

After listening to the election results and victory speeches of the politicians I find that I now live in the new State of Calitopia. :roll:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by edcastrovalley » Nov 07 2018 1:01pm

The fingers wrote:
Nov 02 2018 12:33am

Many more constellations and planets visible here at night because of less air and light pollution. I would like to go to the observatory at nearby Mt. Palomar as a day trip soon just to check it out.
That's cool. Can you see the Milky Way at all from your area?

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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 07 2018 4:45pm

edcastrovalley wrote:
Nov 07 2018 1:01pm
The fingers wrote:
Nov 02 2018 12:33am

Many more constellations and planets visible here at night because of less air and light pollution. I would like to go to the observatory at nearby Mt. Palomar as a day trip soon just to check it out.
That's cool. Can you see the Milky Way at all from your area?
Probably have to take a 30 minute ride up to Idyllwild most nights to see that clearly. We don't have street lights here in this neighborhood but the houses all have yard lights which come on automatically at night.
When we were kids we saw the Echo Satellite go orbiting by, but by far the Space Shuttle about ten years ago after dusk was one of the most impressive flyovers I've seen.
About 20 years ago in Orland, with 10x binoculars I could clearly see the letters SOS up above my sister's house in the stars. That was really cool. 8)
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 10 2018 8:47am

Heard from my sister last night. Her friend in Paradise had to grab her cat, jump in the car and drive away in her pajamas to escape from the flames. Probably lost everything but could be some time to get any news. First the town has to be completely combed for dead bodies. :cry:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 21 2018 6:06pm

Want to collect Social Security at “retirement age”, but am having such success at my part time job that I may stay on for a while. :wink:
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 23 2018 8:24pm

The recent rain made weeding easier. Leaves just beginning to fall, but the still green lawn is hardly growing at all. Roses are doing well except for the one which I should have ripped out and replaced last February.
Neighbors who we believe took Chomper are moving out, don’t feel like spying on them to see if he’s keeping company with their two bearded dragons. Hopefully some friendlier folks move in there who take better care of the place. All the others we’ve met seem legit. :)
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 27 2018 8:47am

Hoping for a break from the rain Sunday afternoon to get the lawn mower out and the leaves picked up. The ash tree in front is turning color, but the two large trees in back of the house make the biggest mess. Neighbor across the street lawn already going brown but he continues to water it. :?
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Nov 30 2018 4:46pm

Storm wind left leaves over the whole property, it’s going to take an entire afternoon to clean up. :x
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Dec 02 2018 11:50pm

Got called into work today, going to try and get the yard work done tomorrow morning before work. The trash pick up for the green waste usually comes first, so I'll start in front and get that on the truck. The back yard waste might not get picked up for collection until next week. :x

All local mountains capped with snow today while visibility unlimited. :D
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Dec 03 2018 6:01pm

Got the front yard done just as the trash truck pulled up. That should hold it for a while. The back yard is just getting started. :x
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Re: Retirement Time

Post by The fingers » Dec 07 2018 7:51pm

Snow-capped peaks surrounded by clouds this afternoon. 8)
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