Join Early Retirement Today
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-26-2011, 05:50 PM   #7961
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Fireup2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,186
Breakfast at diner, back home to tend to yard work and laundry, then off to BF's birthday gathering for Grandmama - she turned 102 today! Funny thing is her "special meal request" was for KFC!!

Oh, and played with the new iPhone whenever I was a passenger today! So many good free apps, so little time. Discovered the AAA apps...
__________________

__________________
Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich. - A. P. Gouthey
Fireup2020 is offline  
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-26-2011, 07:28 PM   #7962
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by nafddur1 View Post
I too was envisioning something far more exciting than a mere hug and kiss.

And, as for Boys State, I don't remmeber military dudes having anything to do with it. I wonder if the parents sending their kids there know what kind of military exposure they are going to get. Sorry for getting political here, but I sure wouldn't want my kids (well, now grandkids) exposed to that stuff.
Good observation, because I asked Mr B the very same question about the Marines.
Boys' State is sponsored by the American Legion, a national veterans' organization. The Marines are there as volunteers, specifically to lead a huge group of teenage boys in the physical exercise and morning meal parts, not as recruiters. The entire day (after PT and breakfast) is spent with veteran (former military) counselors and instructors in smaller groups.

And my H&K's tend to be pretty exciting, judging by Mr B's reaction.
__________________

__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 09:16 PM   #7963
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
I almost forgot.......I launched the boat today. It was supposed to be just cloudy, but it rained lightly and steadily throughout the entire process. I am happy to report that I did not melt. I owe the guy friend who helped me launch it at least 2 free dinners out. He wore a long sleeve shirt, ending up soaked from his chest to his wrists.
I wore very light clothes, hoping it would bring nice weather. Nice try but no cigar.
It took almost $96 to fill the gas tank. Ouch! My new boat mantra is Cost/benefit, cost/benefit...argh

I couldn't open it up and take a joyride, but it is safely tied up at the walkup slip. Rain is expected for the rest of the week, I think, so I will be going over and running the bilge manually.
My canvas cover is on its last legs, so I will have to come up with a solution to that. I may just stitch some waterproof fabric over the existing cover versus investing in a brand new cover. TBD...I have a roll of leftover marine cover fabric (from a previous boat) hanging around in the garage. Sometimes it is good to be a packrat.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 09:31 PM   #7964
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 575
Quote:
Originally Posted by freebird5825 View Post
My canvas cover is on its last legs, so I will have to come up with a solution to that. I may just stitch some waterproof fabric over the existing cover versus investing in a brand new cover. TBD...I have a roll of leftover marine cover fabric (from a previous boat) hanging around in the garage. Sometimes it is good to be a packrat.
Duct tape.
__________________
KingB is offline  
Old 06-26-2011, 11:19 PM   #7965
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Laughed at a pic of Arnold Ziffel, watched a fascinating program regarding Quantum Physics then later watched Alice Cooper in concert.

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 06-27-2011, 10:11 AM   #7966
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
It is not raining today.

I think I will go out to the garden and do some "persuading" of my 3 year old grapevines. They survived the winter and are going crazy. I was going to prune them way back in early spring, but I want them to establish a strong vine base before I start doing that. I'll just cut back the long thin vines and leave the medium size ones to develop along the horizontal wood supports.
__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Old 06-27-2011, 12:03 PM   #7967
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,375
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
Laughed at a pic of Arnold Ziffel, watched a fascinating program regarding Quantum Physics then later watched Alice Cooper in concert.

I nominate this for the "most eclectic day ever" prize.
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline  
Old 06-27-2011, 01:59 PM   #7968
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bestwifeever View Post
I nominate this for the "most eclectic day ever" prize.


.........as times goes by, I find most of my days are like that...
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 06-27-2011, 02:00 PM   #7969
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post

You know as times goes by, I find most of my days are like that...
Maybe...or is it all in your head?
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 06-27-2011, 02:05 PM   #7970
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
Maybe...or is it all in your head?
Oooooo....might have to check mah fizzics book 'bout that one.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline  
Old 06-28-2011, 06:01 AM   #7971
Moderator
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: A little ways southwest of Chicago
Posts: 9,356
Got another deer last night - this time with my F150. Probably just enough damage to eat up my deductible.
__________________
Ronstar is online now  
Old 06-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #7972
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 16,571
Still playing around with the new camera. This thing has what appears to be 9x9x3 different combinations of autofocus modes alone, or over 200. But it is fast and in most situations is faster than a human could be.

Finished reading a book for a review titled The Problem With Money? It's Not About the Money! by Jane Honeck. It's a short book but a good read. Think along the lines of What Color is Your Parachute? but focusing on the emotional aspects of why people do what they do with money. Or more specifically, why you do what you do with money.

An interesting question is what is your earliest memory about money? For me it is being about six years old and holding a flashlight for my father while he tried to get the oil-fired furnace working. Outside temperatures were in the single digits, the house was getting cold fast, and we didn't have the money to pay someone to fix the furnace.

That made me realize why, when I bought a house, from day one I always wanted enough money in the bank to write a check for a new furnace even though at the time I had the skills to build one from components.
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline  
Old 06-28-2011, 10:26 AM   #7973
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ronstar View Post
Got another deer last night - this time with my F150. Probably just enough damage to eat up my deductible.
How's that compare to the cost of butchering and the venison?
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline  
Old 06-28-2011, 11:40 AM   #7974
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,934
Awakened to the nasty sound of my alarm clock.

I thought I was done with that clock when I retired, but I am tired of sleeping past noon and missing half the day. I hope this is a good idea and that I am not completely cuckoo to be doing this.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now  
Old 06-28-2011, 11:46 AM   #7975
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4,792
Maybe time to stop watching the late night three hankie movies.
__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline  
Old 06-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #7976
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by ls99 View Post
Maybe time to stop watching the late night three hankie movies.
I know! That, and the Casey Anthony trial reruns, and Redeye - - even though I get engrossed in such things late at night, there is really nothing on that would make it worthwhile to give up my mornings.

Or so I keep telling myself.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now  
Old 06-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #7977
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
...and Redeye - -
That's definitely part of your problem right there. No telling how long you'll be unconscious after drinking that stuff...
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 06-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #7978
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,934
Quote:
Originally Posted by REWahoo View Post
That's definitely part of your problem right there. No telling how long you'll be unconscious after drinking that stuff...
No no, the show! I think Greg Gutfeld is hilarious and he has me in stitches in the middle of the night.

I could pay extra to rent a DVR from the cable company but I didn't do that.
__________________
Already we are boldly launched upon the deep; but soon we shall be lost in its unshored, harbourless immensities.

- - H. Melville, 1851
W2R is online now  
Old 06-28-2011, 12:15 PM   #7979
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,134
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
No no, the show! I think Greg Gutfeld is hilarious and he has me in stitches in the middle of the night.
Suggestion: spend some of that big stash of yours on a DVR and record those shows to watch at your leisure. That way you won't suffer from a bad case of late-night stitches, which we all know will keep you up until the wee hours of the morning.
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline  
Old 06-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #7980
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
freebird5825's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: East Nowhere, 43N Latitude, NY
Posts: 9,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by W2R View Post
Awakened to the nasty sound of my alarm clock.

I thought I was done with that clock when I retired, but I am tired of sleeping past noon and missing half the day. I hope this is a good idea and that I am not completely cuckoo to be doing this.
Try "wake to music" instead of the buzzer from h*ll. I use a classical station, turned up just loud enough to awaken me but not so loud I jump up. It is very nice to wake up to a symphony.

Pray that the DJ is not doing a Wagner specialty morning program.

__________________

__________________
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
freebird5825 is offline  
Closed Thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did 2008-09 Results Help You Now? Idnar7 FIRE and Money 42 10-27-2015 10:10 AM
California Munis Closed End Funds tanked today, why? Disappointed FIRE and Money 10 01-20-2008 07:15 PM
Did you retire or Did you quit GTM Life after FIRE 19 03-09-2006 02:06 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:30 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.