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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Suzie a busy lady today, me just goofing around.

Where are we today ?
        What did we do today? Me not much, I ran to the store for a few things, research a bit and read for a while, a couple walkabouts between raindrops. 
        But now Suzie slaved away on the computer,  filling and printing off forms and making phone calls for ME! Ya see I turn 65 next month and qualify for Canada's Old age pension and the Old age Supplement, see getting older pays! We are going to get a pay check yippee. Not a lot but a heck of a lot more than we are getting now, gonna be rich. Maybe buy a newer rv? (not she says). Keep the old one on the road? (yes she says). Get a new tow vehicle? (not she says). Ok maybe save some money so we don't run out (yes she says) she is the brains of this operation ya know.
          Nothing new with the weather, cool, windy, overcast and damp so a good time to get this stuff done.
          Did not even take any pictures today, except for supper. And I did not even cook it. 
          So to reward Suzie for all that hard work we had a beer and she let me take her out for supper at the Trails Edge Tavern in town. So that I could satisfy my craving for chicken wings. I wanted to cook some here but it's really not great weather outside for the Weber Q and Fry Daddy the way I like to cook them. Besides its Wing night, can't turn down a deal. As good as it gets here, close to home, huge wings, .89 cents each. Not cheap but heck gotta treat my honey once in a while. Sounds good right? Actually treating myself she prefers I cook at home so I guess its my treat. Believe what you want. 
          If you read yesterdays posting of our expenses for going to California in the winter, hope it answered a few questions for people, and if you read the comments I added a bit more information. Thats what we spent, some can do it for less and some can spend a lot more, depends on your lifestyle.
        Now at 5 o'clock we headed to the Edge only three blocks way (love small towns). Of course we know the owners and staff and most of the customers in there. Actually one of the owners (Lyndsay) figure skated with daughter number two in town over twenty years ago. Chatted with a few people we have not seen since last year ordered my dozen chicken wings, suicide (bring my own hot sauce to kick it up a notch) Suzie's chicken wings were actually a chicken quesadilla and fries.
Chicken Quesadilla and fries
got my wing fix, huge !
        The service and food was excellent as usual, now we relax at home where it is much quieter. As in most restaurants they start getting real busy around 5:30- 6 o'clock, most the people around here actually "work",  so time for us to leave.
         Actually it was a pretty productive day, getting things done so we can move around to a few different places. and visit more people this summer.
         Thanks for stopping on by, so nice to see you again.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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26 comments:

  1. Teriyaki wings with blue cheese dipping sauce are my favorite. Haven't had them in 20 years or so...

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    1. Love the Blue cheese, but they say this is not good for us anymore, so I don't eat them everyday now. Moderation right?

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  2. Can you really eat a dozen of those wings at one meal? They sure look good! Back to your cost breakdown... it's so interesting to see how other folks manage. We, too, keep track of every thing we spend... mostly because we always have (I was a Payroll/Accounts Payable Manager before I retired) and we had a farm and rentals and full-time jobs at the same time. I have fun spending money but I like to know where it went ;-) Thanks for sharing your information.

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    1. Eating the wings was a chore but I enjoyed every bite. Took a Pepcid AC before.
      We too like to know where our money is going too, just in case we need to make adjustments.

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  3. We had wings for lunch today. They were a special at Native New Yorker - 35 cents each. I could only handle 8 of them but Jim enjoyed his ten and my two. Really good but definitely not as good as the wings Jim fixes at home. Sounds like you married a really smart gal who knows exactly what to do with that money.

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    1. Wing at home are better too, but this was fun, Suzie, yeah she does an awesome job looking after stuff here.

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  4. Celebrating a wage increase is something worthwhile doing. Good old OAS will help pay for the fuel, food and other travel costs.

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    1. Yes it sure will, the best raise I have ever gotten.

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  5. Sounds like a productive day; also sounds as, if you wanted to, you could spread the chores out over more days - you gotta' love retirement!

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    1. It was a productive day, good rainy day project.
      Love retirement? Yeppir, best job we ever had and don't even have to ask for a s raise.

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  6. I agree with Suzie. The more you spend on new RVs and new cars, the more you lose. Happy birthday to you! Have fun with the new money.

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    1. We will just keep on doing what we usually do, can't spend it all, might have to go back to work (shudder!)

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  7. Well Congratulations on the OAS. Every little bit helps, AND if you've been doing relatively fine without it, it's almost like "found" money.

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    1. Thanks Bob, neither one of have pensions, just good investments, keeps us going. It sure will be nice.

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  8. If Canada is anything like the US, it took Paul days of paperwork and phone calls to get on Medicare. What a pain. Hopefully, Canada is much easier and more in the ball than the US. What a pain in the rear.

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    1. Its all done and completed should be no problems according to these other old people I talk to. Even prescriptions are pretty well paid for too.

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  9. I had to smile at your post. I turned 62 in February and last month received my first Social Security check. I had retired from teaching in 2012, but my teacher retirement wasn't quite enough to live on and I found my savings dwindling. The two checks combined don't make me "rich," but at least now I don't have to dip into my savings each month.

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    1. We won't get rich either, but will take much less from our investments so maybe they will grow even faster!

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  10. Oh man. Seems like most days I just "goof around".

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    1. Thats what retirement is all about right!

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  11. Getting some of my money back was one of the few advantages of getting old. Any place with the word Tavern in it sounds like my kind of joint and both meals look very good.

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    1. It is a bonus that we do start to get that money back, if I had a pension it would be much less.
      Yep its nice neighborhood tavern,friendly and excellent food too.

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  12. Those wings are HUGE! Are you sure they came from a chicken and not an ostrich??? :c)

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    1. They are huge chicken wings and very tender too, 8 per pound, chicken is expensive here in Canada.

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  13. That new found money will come in handy. You are right, it pays to get old.

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    1. Yep it sure does, pays all the bills now.

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