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About russinfortworth

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  1. Same thing year after year(basically nothing), but today we got to spend it together. She was off, and I got to work and we had a gas leak. Company sent everyone home for the day. We made cookies for the kids with People's Court on in the back ground (makes me feel somewhat normal). One year me and the youngest went to get cards at Walgreen's for her. Got to the register and got rung up............$18. Youngest said "mom will be mad if you spend that much on cards", I agreed. We went home and told her what the cards said. She was more appreciative of that. We'll go out to dinner some other night after one of the kid's baseball games. She loves seeing others get gifts/flowers, but says it would be out of character for me to get or for her to expect. She would much rather get a surprise gift some other time of the year.
  2. Charles Barkley at Men's Club in Houston Metallica came to the back room at Rick's after their show in Houston
  3. Took it into a different shop after work and they ran the diagnostics. They "rebooted" it to make sure it was clear, and now we'll wait to see if it happens again. Drove all the way home today (35 miles) and nothing, absolutely nothing. So weird. Thanks for all your responses.
  4. 2008 Lincoln MKX - 110K miles Last November while driving to work, the radio turned off and on. Was off for about 5 seconds (I actually thought the station went off air, but the radio did not show a channel/time/etc). Did not happen again until 2 weeks later. Did it again multiple times, and then the "low tire pressure" indicator came on, and then all the following came on the "slippery" indicator, "check brakes" indicator, "bright lights" lights indicator, and "door open" indicator, plus signal lights not working. Got to work, looked for local garage, and made an appointment. Went out to drive car to garage, and none of the lights were on as well as radio. Had them do a diagnostic, and they couldn't find anything. Had them reset the computer. And they said if it happens again, bring it in. For 3 months, nothing. Then this morning, same thing happens. Turned car off when I got to work, immediately restarted, and all the lights and radio came back on. Any ideas other than "take it in" / "buy new car" / etc. Fuse? Wiring?
  5. Son is in college. He has no income, and we've always claimed him, and plan to this year also. Last year all his savings bonds that his grandparents bought him were cashed in by him for a vacation and some HS graduation presents to himself. He got a 1099-Int this year for the interest on the bonds (less than $1K). I know that he does not have to file taxes (does not have enough income to trip the requirement), but I'm wondering do I have to claim the income? If I do, wouldn't it behoove me to have him claim the income, but also have him claim no deductions and let me have him as a dependent, as I'm sure that his tax rate would be less than mine. I've read the regulations, and they are confusing me.
  6. By using the alias CTSU I was able to welch on a bet on
  7. @Nathan R. JessepYou are in north Lousiana correct? What university do you attend basketball games at?
  8. Take a phone pic of card and send it to wife. Spend extra on present. Win / Win.
  9. Kids got the wife and I tickets to see him this summer at the Winstar in Oklahoma.
  10. Need a little help. Searched the net and the way that I thought would work probably won't with Windows 10. Have a lot of personal pics on one laptop that I want to transfer to another. Thought I could buy a data transfer cable, and copy and paste, but I don't think that is an option any longer. What is the best way to handle this? Cloud, software? Thanks. .
  11. Tried to get my boys (20 and 13) to watch tonight. Turned it on, and youngest said "it was made in the 40's, before you were born" and walked out. Oldest watched for 10 minutes, and turned over to Bengals vs. Houston........0 to 0 w/ 4 min left in 1st half and he says........"maybe we should go back to the movie".
  12. Usually we either go back to the in-laws for thanksgiving or christmas, but wife just started new job and did not get favorable schedule. Mother in law has spent the last week making wife and kids feel bad for not being there to celebrate with the other 4 kids and 13 grandkids (which is a total cluster to make through w/o drinking). Told wife to ignore all calls from MIL until tomorrow and we've celebrated. One thing though, we are at 76 degrees and it doesn't feel much like Christmas. This time last week we were at 22. Hope everyone has a good holiday season.
  13. Got my wife a purse / pocketbook made out of baseball leather (both boys play baseball):
  14. After years and years of trying to lose weight and keep it off, my wife has found something that she's stuck with since last July 31 and thinks that she can stay with. For most of the last 10 years my wife been trying to lose weight with many different programs, exercise, etc. She would be walking, doing fitness classes, etc, but could never keep the weight off, even with all the exercise. Many tried to explain to her that it was not the amount of exercise that she was getting, but rather the "cheat" eating that she would do. She would "count" her calories as good as a bad accountant. She would eat salads, small portions, etc. in front of everyone, and then eat after everyone has goon to bed, or while no one was around. Anyway, what she found to work for her has been the Medifast program. She eats 4/5 bars / shakes / cereal, etc during the day, and then she cooks a meal of "lean and green" for her main meal at night. Some of the stuff that she cooks is actually pretty good, and we've incorporated it into our family meals. If we eat out, we split a normal "healthy" style meal, and I order an extra side salad or two to fill me up. Needless to say she has lost 75% of her goal and is just now starting to incorporate exercise into the program. She has learned how to eat and what to eat and now understands that it is ok to get hungry, but not "gorge" yourself. She is much healthier, much happier, and feels great. Hope that everyone can find something that works for them. One carrot that I dangled in front of her to get her "serious" was that in 6-8 years we will probably have grandchildren, and she'll want to be around to offset my "grand parenting" skills.