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Forum: Health and Early Retirement Today, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By TrvlBug
I don't have an issue with Kaiser care, as they...

I don't have an issue with Kaiser care, as they are excellent in the SF Bay Area. My concerns are finding an allergist as good as mine as well as coverage during travel, esp. international. I do have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 431
Posted By TrvlBug
DH's company is pushing most of us from a PPO...

DH's company is pushing most of us from a PPO into Kaiser HMO. My concern when he retires next year and I remain with Kaiser HMO is travel. How do folks handle domestic and foreign travel medical...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-29-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,858
Posted By TrvlBug
We received notification that DH's costs will...

We received notification that DH's costs will increase from $432/month to ? due to high claims (we'll find out at meetings in early Nov.). This is for the 2 of us and represents a 20% employee...
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By TrvlBug
When I saw the thread, my thought was 'what does...

When I saw the thread, my thought was 'what does the Mavericks surfing competition have to do with Yosemite' :greetings10:.
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By TrvlBug
Thank you...as you can tell, I'm not a techie! ...

Thank you...as you can tell, I'm not a techie!

I'm hoping the upgrade will fix some of the squirreliness I am encountering in Safari. I am in the wait a couple of weeks camp :).
Forum: Other topics 10-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By TrvlBug
When my 2011 vintage MacBook Pro was having a lot...

When my 2011 vintage MacBook Pro was having a lot of problems early in the year, one of the Apple store technicians told me that I should stick with Lion or Mountain Lion as putting on the more...
Forum: Other topics 10-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 556
Posted By TrvlBug
Thanks for the reminder. I've made a note on this...

Thanks for the reminder. I've made a note on this as we complete our remodeling. Lots of appliances still to buy!
Forum: Other topics 10-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,759
Posted By TrvlBug
We lost our 2 little girls (kitties) 4 years ago...

We lost our 2 little girls (kitties) 4 years ago at 19 years old within 8 mos. of each other. The first to go stopped eating and after trying about a week, we decided, yes, she was telling us she...
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 556
Posted By TrvlBug
I've been very happy with my Bosch dishwasher (10...

I've been very happy with my Bosch dishwasher (10 yrs old) and Bosch stovetop (2.5 yrs old). Both got very high ratings in Consumers Reports.

We are also doing some remodeling and i dread having...
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By TrvlBug
My apologies...I meant to say 'credentialed'...

My apologies...I meant to say 'credentialed' rather than 'licensed.' You know, all those letters, CID, CKD, CBD and a bunch of others. She is quite skilled, however, seems to not be putting the...
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By TrvlBug
She received the original house plans for...

She received the original house plans for purposes of determining if the wall was load-bearing and was told not to use the measurements as they were off. She was going to have a structural engineer...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-13-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,409
Posted By TrvlBug
DH is still planning to retire next spring and,...

DH is still planning to retire next spring and, in fact, we'll most likely pull more $ from our HELOC to fund our remodeling than originally planned. We'll use the cash portion we had saved for the...
Forum: Other topics 10-13-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By TrvlBug
She has credentials which I insisted upon as we...

She has credentials which I insisted upon as we are moving plumbing, maybe a load bearing wall, windows, etc. She is a licensed kitchen and bath designer and has a good reputation. I think she is...
Forum: Other topics 10-13-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By TrvlBug
Very simple contract...that we would engage her...

Very simple contract...that we would engage her to provide

1. design
2. assistance in product selection
3. assistance in contractor selection and oversight of contractor

No cancellation or...
Forum: Other topics 10-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By TrvlBug
I'm Firing My Designer...

do I have any issues with the contract?

We have decided this will be our 'forever home' and are updating the master bath and laundry room (total guts) and kitchen (keeping footprint, but making...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By TrvlBug
Mine also started at a young age, late 50s....

Mine also started at a young age, late 50s. Apparently there are a number of different types of cataracts. The one I had (don't recall name) tends to strike at a 'young' age and is very aggressive....
Forum: Other topics 10-08-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,631
Posted By TrvlBug
Is the Genius Bar free once you are outside the 3...

Is the Genius Bar free once you are outside the 3 year Apple Care? I'm still having problems resulting from their (finally, after 6 months!) repair of my MacBook Pro and need assistance.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-06-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By TrvlBug
In my TRX class, we hold plank + the 2 side...

In my TRX class, we hold plank + the 2 side planks for 40 seconds each. 3 reps as part of a group of approx. 6 exercises to strengthen the core.
Forum: Other topics 10-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,663
Posted By TrvlBug
Retrofit is hard to explain, but appear to be the...

Retrofit is hard to explain, but appear to be the 'inserts' you describe. In fact, I had to have the salesperson show me to fully understand the concept. In retrofit, our aluminum frame would stay in...
Forum: Other topics 10-03-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,663
Posted By TrvlBug
I spent a good day or so this week visiting...

I spent a good day or so this week visiting showrooms, etc. One of the companies stated 80 - 90% of their installs are retrofits. Other than adding bulk, there are supposedly no other downsides. Has...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By TrvlBug
Have you checked with other fin'l institutions?...

Have you checked with other fin'l institutions? At max., both with WFB and my credit union, if I closed the HELOC within 3 years, the only cost is $500. I asked this question several different ways...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By TrvlBug
Stopped by today to sign some papers. Loan...

Stopped by today to sign some papers. Loan Specialist mentioned that they have promo rates all the time. If they won't extend the current promo rate for you, there may be another similar one along...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-01-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By TrvlBug
Yes, WFB. We were in late Friday to open a...

Yes, WFB. We were in late Friday to open a checking acct and box. I asked what their HELOC rates were as I was looking around and was told about the 1.99 promo rate, locked in for a year. Was told I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-01-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By TrvlBug
None other than the $500 or so if you close it...

None other than the $500 or so if you close it within 3 years. However, she stated that really only happens when someone sells their home within 3 years, but if you open a HELOC on your new house,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-01-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,815
Posted By TrvlBug
Their regular rate is Wall Street Prime + ?. She...

Their regular rate is Wall Street Prime + ?. She said it would be about 4% at today's rate. If we open a savings acct with a minimum balance of $25K and have repayments automatically drawn from that,...
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