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Old 11-05-2015, 11:06 AM   #46677
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Ed, it's a hard decision. I took an earlier retirement from the Army in 1998. My plans were to retire in 2001. Anyway, the earlier plans didn't work out and needed to go back to work. Finally retired in 2007 and everything was smooth riding since than. In fact, Di & I are living a very comfortable life, much better than anticipated and not planned as such.

One fact that I looked at when considering Di's retirement, was that she could retire as a teacher and receive more money. Basically, she no longer had to pay into Social Security and Arkansas offers a partial tax exemption for retirees.

Just trying to say, there are many choices and roads for you to take. If the choice you make does not work out, just turn left instead of turning right. As we can all attest to, there are no guarantees out there or in life! And when one does have the guarantees, there are always the unknown collateral damage clauses.

Remember, there is only one guarantee in life, and it has been tried & tested with the same results- IF THE WIFE ISN'T HAPPY, NOBODY IS HAPPY!!!!!!!

Well, disagree a little here... I think there are 2 guarantees in this life... no one gets out alive...

On another note... I finally got some sort of time frame my dear sweet hubby is looking at for retirement... he finally uttered 2-3 years! Full timing is not nor has ever been in my mind or plans, (that is unless God forbid, he kicks off before I do, then I might consider doing it sort of like Barb, but with places of my own in the temperate climes so I can garden when I'm there should I chose to do that, can't see me not playing in the dirt though...) but I sure want to take the time to show Bob the wonders of the US that my parents showed us as we were growing up. He never got to see them, he has seen Niagara falls on a work trip and we took the kids to Mt. Rushmore and the St. Louis Arch... but for him, that's about all he has seen... so much out there to see! I would like to see Canada too.
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:10 AM   #46678
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Old 11-05-2015, 11:45 AM   #46679
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Sue, there's way too much to see and do in North America. I even enjoy some of the tourist trap, tourist trap places. Be sure when you get him to Canada that you get high up enough so you can see Mount Rushmore from the Canadian side. Kinda offers a different perspective on the place. Bwahahahahaha
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Ohms for our puppy, please. Mary took her in for her four month checkup. We noticed a few days ago the she was tender and yelped a few times when she was picked up. When the vet examined her, she noticed the same thing, as well as a dent in her chest where her sternum is. They took X-rays, and her sternum has a congenital malformation, and is tipped upwards toward her heart and lungs instead of down/level with the ground. Right now her heart and lungs are OK, but we will have to keep an eye on her.

Ohms, too, please, for Mary and our son. Mary got laid off September 1, and our son got laid off today. As much as I complain about w&#k sometimes, I appreciate having a job.

We have saved up our KOA rewards and this will be our last weekend camping until Spring. Boo hoo😥
Ohms for the whole family! But I have faith that you and Mary can make a Meringue Pie out those lemons.

Do you think maybe the Universe is trying to tell you something? There are lots of ways to earn good $ while RVing. I'll PM you some links that I got from Heath Padgett's blog yesterday.

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You had us listed in both the have and have nots so I sent you a PM just in case.
Look carefully grasshopper. The one is Dave and Deb. The other is Dale and Deb. PM me you last name for my spreadsheet.
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Mike, aka Dunner, used to post that all the time. I think it was his was of saying, "look it up, you fool!" I sure miss that old koot!
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Old 11-05-2015, 12:15 PM   #46683
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Sue, there's way too much to see and do in North America. I even enjoy some of the tourist trap, tourist trap places. Be sure when you get him to Canada that you get high up enough so you can see Mount Rushmore from the Canadian side. Kinda offers a different perspective on the place. Bwahahahahaha
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Dennis... you slipping... that was me.

Not me, Kemosabe. Some other really smart mutant. 😜
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Daffodil and tulip bulbs in the ground today. Bloom time: April.

Wonder if we'll be back in time to see them. 😳
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Look carefully grasshopper. The one is Dave and Deb. The other is Dale and Deb. PM me you last name for my spreadsheet.
This grasshopper is getting cold as I watch the snow come down. I was going by RVM numbers, not names. You have RVM 107 listed on both lists. LOL. Good thing the wood stove is going. I'm starting to warm up.
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If you're thinking about an Equinox, drive the V6 model. The six gets bigger wheels, a different suspension and 301hp. The four cylinder was a no-go ( haha) for us. The blinged out LTZ V6 is awesome!
I agree, the V6 model is nicer, but less gas mileage and that was important to me as I still commute with it (100 miles per day easily).
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