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Everything Else / Re: Traveling Again
« Last post by crzyjarmans on March 03, 2019, 06:45:07 AM »
Sad to hear about your sisters cancer, I hope she will be comfortable and pain free in her remaining time, and will keep her in my thoughts.

thanks for sharing with us
Everything Else / Re: Have You Missed Me?
« Last post by M1911A1 on March 02, 2019, 02:39:01 PM »
...Anyone know what month this is? ???
Sure I do:
It's 1995.

Taurian: I'm always glad to read whatever you write, even when I disagree with it.

Use your time wisely.
I've been retired for 20 years now, and I've finally just gotten too old and achy to travel. Thus, it's good that we got our world-exploring done when we were much younger.
And we now get to command the kids to come and visit us. (Not that they listen or obey, but it's fun issuing the commands anyway.)
Everything Else / Re: Have You Missed Me?
« Last post by NorCalChuck on March 02, 2019, 02:13:37 PM »
Hey Big "T" . . . . To be honest I always thought you were here.
Of course at me age time travels at a different speed which always seems like I am a day behind of yesterday which was actually last week.
Anyone know what month this is????
Everything Else / Re: Have You Missed Me?
« Last post by pop pop on March 02, 2019, 11:36:08 AM »
I retired in 2004 and have not looked back. I have not been board nor have I needed, or wanted, a job. In fact I don't know when I had time to work. I have been very busy, but will say we have traveled a lot which took a lot of time.  My sweetie worked until 2012, as an RN, which took a lot of my free time caring for her and doing her housework. I was glad to do it. Her co-workers want to know what her lunch was because I made her real good meals for her lunch. I made it my goal to make her life as easy as I could for her.

We are now  both retired and have done a lot of travel, but will slow down this year. We plan remodeling which will take the travel money. We are lucky because I have my Federal Health Insurance and Medicare which I have used extensively since retirement. I have gone through a lot of health issues to date. Really thankful for our affordable insurance so far. Who knows what the future brings where Government is concerned. All Obama Care did for me was over double my insurance premiums.

I did miss you Taurian and am glad your back.
Everything Else / Re: Have You Missed Me?
« Last post by Taurian on March 02, 2019, 09:46:08 AM »
Ayup! The wifey is self-employed and cannot afford heath insurance. She is now on mine. 

My company provides PTO (Paid Time Off), which is wonderful - when I can afford to take time off.  I haven't used any PTO since Christmas break last year.  If you have an amount of hours over what you should have at the end of the year, they carry over up to a certain amount and the rest is forfeited. In a sense, I get penalized for not taking time off. Even workaholics need a break every now and then, they figure.  ;)

I would like to say that I enjoyed retirement. The problem that I found with it was time (too much) and money (not enough).
Everything Else / Re: Traveling Again
« Last post by Taurian on March 02, 2019, 08:37:27 AM »
It's not how you fall, pop pop; it is how you get up. And, it seems like you are doing fine.
Everything Else / Re: Have You Missed Me?
« Last post by LEJoe on March 02, 2019, 08:12:36 AM »
Welcome back Taurain, and yes, you have been missed. Seems everyone is busy these days, but I guess that's a good thing. I am still working at the hospital full time even though I retired many years ago. I can't believe I'm saying this, but, I CAN ONLY FISH SO MUCH!  ;)  Also, Julie quit her job as an RN for over 40 years, so I must go full time to have health insurance. She is a licensed real estate agent, but I haven't seen the color of her money yet. I call her successful, simply because she is happy doing it, and that's ok by me. Good luck pal!
Everything Else / Re: Traveling Again
« Last post by LEJoe on March 02, 2019, 08:00:44 AM »
God Bless You pop pop.
Everything Else / Traveling Again
« Last post by pop pop on March 02, 2019, 06:17:07 AM »
Traveled to Sebring Florida,  3 weeks ago, and had a wonderful visit with a sister 2 years older than I. She has cancer, for the 3rd time, and the Dr's told her to get her things in order. There is nothing they can do for her except try and keep her out of pain. We had a good visit and it was hard leaving as one could expect. I full well know I may not see her again in this realm. I told her if I don't I hoped to see her in heaven some day in the future. It was hard!

Also visited my grandson in Ponta Vedra Fl, and took him his handgun, he wanted from my collection, for a 21st birthday present. We had to go on a 30 minute drive to get the gun transferred through an FFL. Was given all kinds of advice, mostly wrong, from gun store clerks. Cost him 35.00 to do it. Spent a good week with him and my daughter. Was in the mid 70's to 80's the whole time in Fla.

Afterwards we went to Mt Pleasant South Carolina, and visited for a week with our two youngest grandkids, and their parents. I took my son-in-law to get 3 guns transferred to him. The whole time the guys (clerks) behind the counter said we did not need to do that. I showed them a copy of the Federal statute stating out of state transfers had to be done through an FFL. After reading the fed law one guy finally relented, in the store that did the transfer, and said "well" it was the handgun that was a problem. By the way this was the 3rd gun store we visited until one finally did the paperwork. Cost S N L 40.00 each to get them transferred. Hope grandson, when he is old enough, loves the guns as I did in my lifetime. Still more hopeful he will be able to keep them until his death.

It amazes me when you show them(clerks) the law and they still argue with it. I have found out of state gun give aways to family are hard to get accomplished. I am thinning my collection now because I think it is only going to get worse down the road. I will be 71 on Monday, and it is time to send the guns to new homes.

I sustained a hard fall last Wednesday. Tripped over a concrete parking stop at Shims Creek, around Charlestown SC. We got out to go to eat, and I was watching dauphins swimming in the harbor, and not paying attention to where I was stepping. I hit the ground hard and messed up my right knee, shoulder, and elbow, but thankfully did not fall on my recently replaced left knee. Replacement happened on the 5th of March, last year.

We spent 3 weeks visiting however it is nice to be home this morning. Still a little sore from my fall. Shoulder hurt and big cherry on sore right knee. This is the first time I can ever remember I have taken a serious fall. AH! Getting longer in the tooth is not for sissies. MUST be more careful, as I could have really messed up the knee replacement.

Anyways, we are home now and will be starting a big project remodeling some rooms in our home. Not planning a big RV trip for this year, and the saved money will go into the remodel. These things are getting harder to get motivated to accomplish.

I do know that God takes care of His own even when we become careless. Thanks be to Him for a good trip with the sister, grandkids, and daughters. 
Everything Else / Have You Missed Me?
« Last post by Taurian on March 02, 2019, 05:34:23 AM »
Coming out of full retirement two years ago, my time on the forum has been gradually waning. During retirement, I was able to spend a lot of time on the forum, and write reviews on things firearms and gear.

On my return to the workplace, there was, obviously, less 'me' time and more 'them' time. Still, I was able to get a few reviews written and posted to the "BLOG". About six months ago I was promoted to a supervisor's position in which I supervised one person - me.  Since that time another technical writer had come on board and I got to supervise two people. Last month, I was promoted to "Manager" and now have four people reporting to me; I will be adding two more people in the near future. Needless to say that with my new position personal time is at a premium, as most of my day is spent on scheduling and juggling multiple training and documentation projects.

I have a couple of reviews in the mill and hope to get them posted early this month. While I will continue to write reviews, because I really like doing that, the spacing of reviews will increase.  After I post this, I have some modifications to make on a T&E piece, which will provide me with three reviews to write, and then do some work that pays the bills.

My hours at work have increased, because I am one of those who believes that a manager should be the first to arrive and the last to leave; fourteen to sixteen hours days are becoming the norm and I am quickly realizing that I am not as young and energetic as I once was.

Anyway, I just thought that I would drop a line to let you know that I haven’t gone away and will continue interacting with the forum as much as I can. I still believe that this is one of the best, if not the best, of forums that I have been part of – and I fervently hope that it will continue to grow.

We have a lot facing us as owners of things that go bang.  Our freedoms are under attack, and they always will be as long as there are those who wish to subjugate others and have them bend to wishes of a corrupt “Master” who cares not for those they ‘represent’ but need them to remain in power; we are fools if we allow this.

I wish all of you a smooth journey in whatever you do. I will check in from time to time.
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