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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,861
Posted By TrvlBug
Just received a robo call yesterday from...

Just received a robo call yesterday from AmEx...they are sending replacement cards due to a compromise. This is the 4th replacement since the Target breach a year ago...arghhh. AmEx is my go to card...
Forum: Other topics 12-18-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 871
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. Planted ours about 4 years ago and got 20...

+1. Planted ours about 4 years ago and got 20 this year! This is one of those fruit trees that takes a few years to really produce.

I picked up a few at the store yesterday and am anxious to try...
Forum: Other topics 12-10-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By TrvlBug
Switch to DirecTV...it has a reset button...

Switch to DirecTV...it has a reset button :dance:. We're had it for 4 years now, switching from cable (Comcast). I used to have to take off work and call Comcast to recover the signal. The first time...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-30-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,537
Posted By TrvlBug
I was a bit weary of the oak hardwood floor in...

I was a bit weary of the oak hardwood floor in the kitchen when we bought our house 17 years ago (it was 8 years old). Love, love, love it and wouldn't have anything else in the kitchen now. We are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-08-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,512
Posted By TrvlBug
Nope, not suspect. Our value is back to + higher...

Nope, not suspect. Our value is back to + higher than the 2006 highs and neighbors bought at the height and probably overpaid. They were underwater until very recently.

Edited to add: Assessments...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-08-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,512
Posted By TrvlBug
We live in the SF Bay Area and bought our house...

We live in the SF Bay Area and bought our house about 8 years earlier than neighbors. Their's is worth approx. 10% more than ours and their property taxes are 2x ours.
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,512
Posted By TrvlBug
That's cheap. Article in the local paper a week...

That's cheap. Article in the local paper a week or so ago highlighted a 900 sq ft house in Palo Alto that sold for $3M :face palm:. It's all about location, location, location and I'm still kicking...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-31-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,053
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 10-30-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,053
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,880
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, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
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, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
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, 12:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,905
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 611
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, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
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, 06:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
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, 07:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,645
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, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
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, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 590
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, 09:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,783
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,834
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
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.
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