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Forum: Other topics Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By John Galt III
Home Depot and Lowe's didn't have the cheap small...

Home Depot and Lowe's didn't have the cheap small plants this year. Cheapest was a big one at $3.49 each. Found some cheapo plants 75 cents each, called "Supersonic" at a farmers market....
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,770
Posted By John Galt III
In Pa. 15.2 cents per KW hour. All that...

In Pa. 15.2 cents per KW hour. All that fracking isn't bringing the price down. :(
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,595
Posted By John Galt III
Chiming in with a sedation story! I had some...

Chiming in with a sedation story! I had some minor outpatient surgery done once . I wanted to be awake for it, so they just gave me a nerve block, and hooked me up to an IV drip of Valium. During...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,023
Posted By John Galt III
David1961, My credit union went over to the...

David1961, My credit union went over to the dark side last year and now charges $2 for each monthly paper statement. They gave me an option to go "paperless" and avoid the fee, but I chose to take...
Forum: Other topics 08-06-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,360
Posted By John Galt III
My hearing is already bad. If I'm going to a...

My hearing is already bad. If I'm going to a concert I take (if I remember) tissue paper to stuff in my ears. Takes the decibels down quite a bit and saves what hearing I have left. I was at a great...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,176
Posted By John Galt III
No longer buying overpriced beer at events. A...

No longer buying overpriced beer at events. A typical price is $5 a pint for cheapo domestic beer. C'mon !


Also scaling back on my attendance of the alma mater college football games. Watch...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,361
Posted By John Galt III
When I haven't already reserved a room, I am...

When I haven't already reserved a room, I am sometimes temped to haggle the price down. Depends on my mood. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. All about supply and demand, I guess.

I was in...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,464
Posted By John Galt III
I like to park far away from the cars in a...

I like to park far away from the cars in a parking lot, to avoid the all-too-common door dent, and the rolling shopping carts. But lately I see some other folks have also started parking in "my...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,328
Posted By John Galt III
Just saw Jersey Boys since the GF wanted to see...

Just saw Jersey Boys since the GF wanted to see it. It was a good movie. Cinematography good. Well directed. Clint Eastwood was the director. I'm not a big fan of The Four Seasons (the main...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 17,250
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks, Chevy454. I might end up doing something...

Thanks, Chevy454. I might end up doing something like that. I'm a little concerned that the veneer above the water damaged part will buckle once I press the aluminum down hard.

Today I painted...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,374
Posted By John Galt III
I am modestly FI. I am not working now, and...

I am modestly FI. I am not working now, and consider myself retired. My former job requires me to have a certified medical fitness card, and my card was up for renewal recently. I decided I would...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 17,250
Posted By John Galt III
Zinger, thanks for responding. No, I hadn't...

Zinger, thanks for responding. No, I hadn't considered it. Seems too big of a job. But I have replaced one of the 2 coils already, many years ago. The old coil had snapped. Can't recall if it was...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 17,250
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the ideas! I'm still (over)...

Thanks for the ideas! I'm still (over) analyzing the project.

I'm also concerned about the second panel from the bottom, which has its veneer separating at the bottom, and lately also at the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 17,250
Posted By John Galt III
Might be fixing up my garage door. The...

Might be fixing up my garage door. The alternative is to spend about $1,000 on a new door. Must be inflation, but $1,000 sounds like a lot. :frown:

The veneer layer is peeling away from the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,350
Posted By John Galt III
My doctor will not write prescriptions for me...

My doctor will not write prescriptions for me unless I have a physical every year. I get any bloodwork done at a lab, and it only costs $12 per lab visit, on my current insurance. But you're right,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,350
Posted By John Galt III
I'm only paying $24 a month for $100 deductible,...

I'm only paying $24 a month for $100 deductible, $500 max oop. Getting large subsidy from the ACA.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,350
Posted By John Galt III
+1. My doctor's office was trying to change a...

+1. My doctor's office was trying to change a routine annual physical (which is no cost to me) into an office visit ($20 copay) all the time, if I asked any questions at all. Had to have a talk...
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 753
Posted By John Galt III
I've had mostly good experiences buying on Ebay. ...

I've had mostly good experiences buying on Ebay.

I wasted days chasing down bad leads trying to find a local place to refill a printer cartridge. I was paranoid about using a cc on the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,876
Posted By John Galt III
Not rich at all, but doubled my money in Magellan...

Not rich at all, but doubled my money in Magellan fund back in the 80's. Cashed it in to add to down payment on a house.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By John Galt III
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,450
Posted By John Galt III
This reminds me of the time I was waiting in the...

This reminds me of the time I was waiting in the hallway outside my doctor's office. I noticed 2 manilla folders in a bracket on the door. One of the folders had my name on it. Since the doctor was...
Forum: Other topics 07-01-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,089
Posted By John Galt III
I like the classic NYC pizza best. It has to be...

I like the classic NYC pizza best. It has to be too hot to hold or eat when it gets put on the table. It has to be runny and gooey, and oily, and steaming. Yep, the bend in the middle is OK too....
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By John Galt III
Ouch! I see them there too, travelover. I can't...

Ouch! I see them there too, travelover. I can't bring myself to check too closely. Just keep walking. :nonono:
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By John Galt III
Update! :) Called 2 independent hardware...

Update! :) Called 2 independent hardware stores, Walmart, 2 "patio furniture" places, an "odd lot" discount place, Home Depot, and Lowe's. Nada.

Called a flea market I found online. The clerk...
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the responses! :) I called a bunch...

Thanks for the responses! :) I called a bunch of local places, and everyone said no. Time to cave and go online !
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