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Sunshine State Sue last won the day on January 14 2014

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About Sunshine State Sue

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    retired hs'er
  • Birthday 12/26/1960

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    alto in choir, group exercise, whole food plant based cooking

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    BA in math and computer science; MS in Industrial Engineering
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    Tampa Bay, FL
  • Interests
    alto in choir, yoga, water aerobics
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    programmer

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  1. I went to visit a friend in Australia about 2 years ago. She's lived there for 20 some years. She asked me to bring Cheerios and peanut butter m&ms.
  2. Thank you! This makes me feel better. Interesting that our financial planner didn't share any information like that. Our financial planner suggested it over and over for a while. I did not like the idea of paying monthly for years and years for something I may never need. Or might involve a lot of red tape and an elder attorney to get when I did need it. From my research, I learned that many LTC companies raised rates and/or paid less than promised. And if they raise rates regularly, you are screwed. Either keep paying or all that money would be gone. We chose to sock the mone
  3. I have been going to the gym throughout the pandemic minus the 6 weeks they were shut down across the state. I have a membership through work where I could go to most area gyms, but just moved and now there is only 1. I go to group fitness classes. I don't use the machines. Some gyms are better than others. In the group fitness classes, the gyms have markers on the floor at least 6ft apart. Mostly people wear their masks until they are in their spots, then take them off. Some leave them on. I left mine on for months, but eventually stopped because no one else was wearing one during cla
  4. Years ago, I stopped buying swimsuits with Lycra in them because I noticed that they fell apart quickly. Now I see there is "Xtra Life LYCRA". Is it any better? I've had good luck with 100% nylon though it doesn't stretch much. Current swimsuit is nylon and spandex and it has lasted a good long time. I may have had a 100% polyester swimsuit that lasted a long time, but I can't remember. Any suggestions for material for long lasting swimsuits? TIA.
  5. It is with the hand soaps. I've seen it at Target, Publix grocery store, health food stores.
  6. Loved it! I had the best professor for Number Theory in college. Fond memories.
  7. I haven't read the bottle in a while. I love their almond soap. Dh loves peppermint soap and used the peppermint toothpaste for a while. I tried it as shampoo but, yeah, tangles. One guy told me he uses it to shampoo his dogs. He suggested I shampoo with it then use my regular shampoo. Thanks. I'll just use my regular shampoo. I used to put it in a soap dispenser container, but it would clog up and one time it clogged, so I pushed harder, and it shot out into my eye. Very painful. Now, I just leave it in the bottle it comes in. Not as decorative, but I don't care.
  8. We have a King Tempurpedic. It wasn't cheap - $4000 included mattress, box spring, mattress pad in 2012. Dh wanted it for his back. I am a light sleeper and neither of us are awakened by the tossing and turning of the other now. It helps dh's back. The only negative is that it is heavy so if you want to just lift it to sweep under the bed, it takes 2 people. We hired help for the heavy stuff when we moved.
  9. FWIW, dh is also an introvert. He was not as enthusiastic as I was about moving here, but he is really enjoying being able to bike, swim, and play softball. He is artistic and will eventually try some of the offerings. Best wishes to you. You are a smart cookie. You will figure it out.
  10. How many years until retirement? Dh retired last summer and we downsized to a 55+ community. I am still working (from home) and may be for another 5 years when Medicare will become available to me. We are both enjoying the 55+ community. I go to outdoor water aerobics and another fitness class (in their theater with chairs placed 6 ft apart so you know where your space is). Dh joined the softball league. There are people walking, biking, playing pickleball, tennis, lawn bowling, corn hole. There is wood shop, fiber arts, quilting, jewelry making, pottery, stained glass, model railro
  11. Unfortunately, I don't seem to get email notifications anymore. It was fixed a while ago, but then reverted. 😝 I've given up on that one for a while.
  12. I was told "Comcast and email providers with .rr. in them in particular seem to have had issues with this". This describes me. Does it describe you?
  13. I had trouble as well, but the WTM tech fixed it pretty quick. Two thumbs up.
  14. Congratulations, Jann. It sounds like a good move for your with paying cash and lowering expenses, privacy and nearby services for your dd, You are a blessing to your dd and dgs. We just moved last week to a 55+ community about 45min away. We sold our house of 16 years in 2 days as well. One of the best things about moving is the purge. Dh collects more than I do, and he did a great job of cleaning out. There is very low inventory here, and we wound up expanding our search criteria in order to find a new place. We also paid cash which is really, really nice at our ages. This was t
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