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Old 06-29-2003, 04:24 PM
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Birthday present and a great sale on AC equipment.

Well I'm a year older today, 49. 11 more years till I have to retire.
We have to retire at 60.

The presents I bought myself, of course with the wifes permission.

A Robinair vacuum pump. The 4 CFM unit for $205 also oil and fittings

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/ROB-15434.html

And an electronic leak detector for $86.48 from Robinair

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/ROB-16600.html

They had some great prices on tools.

Heres the site for all the AC equipment they have to sell

http://www.thetoolwarehouse.net/shop/TTW14.html

Well it time to celebrate the old man getting older!! I'm going to try to keep getting older for the next 50 years or so!!
The wife has made German food. Chicken schnitzel, spaetzle, German potato salad, red cabbage and apple sauce. Well open a bottle of Spatleze. And enjoy a little bit of Germany in Colleyville. I love the German food and I have no German heritage in me. 1/2 Irish
1/4 Dutch and 1/4 Mutt.

Should we watch a good Geman movie? Das Boot---Nah. But a good guy movie.

Dave

Oh yea!! were having a German Chocolate Cake, birthday cake. and home made chocolates. My daughter makes chocolates.
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:44 PM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

And pass a triple helping of spaetzles this way. I'll just fill up on them and save the cake for you .

I haven't decided if manditory retirement is a good thing or not yet. I turn 44 this year, can retire in 2 years (but don't get retirement pay until reaching 50), retire with full benny's in 6 years and have to walk out the door in 13. Our manditory age is 57.

Enjoy your day.
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Old 06-29-2003, 09:27 PM
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Actually
Schmitt Sohne Riesling Spatlese 2001

http://www.schmitt-soehne.com/htm/index.html

Dave
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1983 240D, 176,000mi (My daughers) owned since 2004
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Old 06-30-2003, 03:14 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

and thank you for the website. i think we will have some Veal strips with spaetzle and if i can find it some st michele reisling for monday.

again happy birthday!
craig
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:34 AM
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Dave,

Okay, we'll be right over. Happy Birthday and thanks for the dinner invitation, sounds great!

On the serious side, you made a wise choice going with a 4 CFM pump. The smaller ones get REALLY hot if you try to run them very long. You should be able to run the 4 overnight.

Sometimes I wish I had stayed in the Army. That way I would have already been retired for the last fifteen years. I'm 54 and have had to arrange my own retirement via 401K's, IRA's and hoping that land prices go up.

Happy Birthday,
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Old 06-30-2003, 08:41 AM
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Someone once said that if one is doing what one likes then one is always on vacation. Someday I'll have to take a break.
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Old 06-30-2003, 09:52 AM
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retire, vacation, time off

let me get my webster's out.

i should have been doing this my whole life, machining. i love coming in here every day. so even the tough days really are not all that bad.

i am taking vacation this week. (1 st one my wife has been able to talk me into since 7/90) well i got here sunday about 5 pm and i see it's monday just about 8am. all my guys are in now man... i love vacation time.

steve is right when you are doing something you really like it never does feel quite like work.

and dave i haven't forgot about those spring compressors i just haven't had time... well you know

happy birthday
craig
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1972 350sl Red/Blk 117k
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1987 420sel gold/tan 128k
See My Cars at:http://mysite.verizon.net/res0aytj/index.html

Pound it to fit then Paint it to match!

There is only First Place and Varying degrees of last!

Old age and deceit will overcome Youth and Enthusiasm every time!

Putting the square peg in the round hole is not hard... IF you do it fast enough!

Old enough to know better but stupid enough to do it anyway!
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Old 07-05-2003, 02:09 PM
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I hate to burst your bubble, guys, but mandatory retirement is illegal in most cases. Equal Employment Opportunity Act. In my shop, most of the people are over 65, including myself. They are the best workers - motivated, dedicated, healthy and have good sense of humor.
I'd be lost without them. I'm still working, but my real job is restoring two 300TDs.
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Old 07-05-2003, 03:09 PM
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Well, I really hate to burst your bubble burst, but there are many jobs where mandatory retirement is legal. Certain "higher" stress jobs for instance - law enforcement, and airline pilots come to mind.

At least you quanified your statement with "in most cases".

I believe Dave and I both fall in the listed categories.
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