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Forum: Life after FIRE 12-28-2016, 05:39 PM
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Walt, I think you found it early enough, so the...

Walt, I think you found it early enough, so the prognosis should be excellent.



I guess the thing to watch for with any mole is the "red skin" surrounding it.

It is not visible without a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-26-2016, 06:06 PM
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I believe it. I myself have gained 4 lbs...

I believe it. I myself have gained 4 lbs recently, but that is counted from before Thanksgiving. Back to quinoa salad today.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-25-2016, 07:33 PM
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No burping necessary, thank you. :) We did...

No burping necessary, thank you. :)

We did not drink that much at that point, and were only drinking about a tablespoon at a time out of each bottle for tasting. I was driving home fine.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-25-2016, 07:00 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
We had a wonderful family lunch. Too much food...

We had a wonderful family lunch. Too much food and drink as usual. Starting at noon, we did not disband until 5PM.

The weather was so nice, we sat out in the back patio by the pool and in the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-25-2016, 11:16 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I am about to go out to grill some chicken to...

I am about to go out to grill some chicken to take to the family potluck lunch hosted by my brother. It's the first time I make Harissa sauce, and the aroma is just fantastic. The sauce is going to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-23-2016, 09:05 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
"The future is so bright, I gotta wear shades" ...

"The future is so bright, I gotta wear shades"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qrriKcwvlY
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-20-2016, 11:58 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
Just made my 1st IRA withdrawal ever. No more...

Just made my 1st IRA withdrawal ever. No more Roth conversion. I need spending money, and do not want to draw down my after-tax money too much.

I wanted to withdraw in-kind stocks from a Schwab...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-19-2016, 04:47 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I have not done a lot today, other than surfin'...

I have not done a lot today, other than surfin' the Web, and went out to the backyard to see how the winter veggie garden is doing. My wife is in the hospital, watching out for my mother-in-law who...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-15-2016, 07:25 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I thought the causeway in Key West was not that...

I thought the causeway in Key West was not that wide. ;)
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-15-2016, 05:39 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
Costco parking lot is often like a zoo,...

Costco parking lot is often like a zoo, particularly in the holiday season.

I now park at the far end of the lot. It gives me a bit more exercise walking to/from the store. I have no need nor...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-11-2016, 02:13 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
Last night, my children invited us to dinner at...

Last night, my children invited us to dinner at our favorite restaurant which happened to be French. It was for a belated BD celebration. I was pleasantly surprised to see my niece and her husband...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-10-2016, 10:50 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
It does not matter where one lives nowadays,...

It does not matter where one lives nowadays, because the same new appliances are made by a few companies and used throughout the country. I just don't know what the current standard is. I didn't...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-10-2016, 03:08 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I am surprised that home heaters still use a...

I am surprised that home heaters still use a pilot light. In my motorhome, the water heater, the furnace, and the refrigerator that run off propane all have electronic ignition.
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-03-2016, 07:06 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
For cleaning dust or lint off keyboards or ports,...

For cleaning dust or lint off keyboards or ports, I use a small stiff brush while holding the hose from a vacuum a few inches away. Compressed air may blow the dust deeper into the nooks and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-01-2016, 09:42 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
Wow. I did not think of the possibility that the...

Wow. I did not think of the possibility that the discounted software might have been adulterated and comes with "free" viruses. That's scary. Has there been any precedent?
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-29-2016, 10:04 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I rented a car to drive during a vacation. On...

I rented a car to drive during a vacation. On the way, we stopped at an outlet mall, and I bought a pair of sneakers. While my wife continued shopping, I thought I should put this back in the car...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-26-2016, 04:48 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I started to think the same of expensive XO...

I started to think the same of expensive XO cognac vs. the lower grade cognac and brandy. The difference is that I used to be able to tell the difference, and just as importantly, to care.

Now, I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-20-2016, 10:15 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
As my brother will be hosting Thanksgiving pot...

As my brother will be hosting Thanksgiving pot luck, and it is the host's privilege to bake a turkey, we decided to do one for ourselves early. Just because.

It's a 12-pounder, the smallest...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-16-2016, 07:46 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
High temp of 80F here too. It was 100F two weeks...

High temp of 80F here too. It was 100F two weeks ago. Totally ridiculous.

Wife texted son to see if he wanted to stop by for dinner. He likes to see us once a week.

Got out the frozen piece...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2016, 08:43 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
In my early 20s, I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth...

In my early 20s, I had all 4 of my wisdom teeth out in one operation. Two were badly impacted. The surgery was of course done by a maxillofacial surgeon using general anesthesia. My face was so...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2016, 09:31 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
No, not true for me yet, but then I am young at...

No, not true for me yet, but then I am young at 60. :)

Man, the other day looking at a photo taken at a family outing, it strikes me as to how old I look. Gah! I've always feel old, but now I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2016, 08:45 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
Oh man, when we get older, instead of counting...

Oh man, when we get older, instead of counting what ailments we have, let's count the ones we do not have. Maybe that will cheer us up.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2016, 08:36 AM
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Posted By NW-Bound
What I really meant was not having an aneurysm is...

What I really meant was not having an aneurysm is worth something. :)
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-14-2016, 05:04 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
Do not see you mention the aneurysm. Well, that...

Do not see you mention the aneurysm. Well, that counts for something.
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-12-2016, 05:05 PM
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Posted By NW-Bound
I am chillin', waiting to go to Fleming's for...

I am chillin', waiting to go to Fleming's for dinner. The occasion is DW's BD.

I was just going to walk in, but my daughter who happened to drop by for a visit said I'd better get a reservation. ...
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