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Forum: FIRE and Money Today, 04:56 AM
Replies: 51
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Curious where you got this formulation: I never...

Curious where you got this formulation: I never heard it before. I am single and my annual Genworth premium is $3400. I bought it at $2300 at age 55 and I'm now 61. That's a big rise, obviously, but...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,857
Posted By Marita40
I've found the quality of Levis notoriously...

I've found the quality of Levis notoriously uneven. When you find a good pair, however, they are keepers.
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,857
Posted By Marita40
[QUOTE]As we've gotten older, and frankly more...

[QUOTE]As we've gotten older, and frankly more financially comfortable, I tend to buy more name brand items. I get cluster headaches, and wow Excedrin is a virtual miracle drug for me. I suspect...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,827
Posted By Marita40
I'm very, very conflicted on my Genworth policy....

I'm very, very conflicted on my Genworth policy. Last year it went up hugely, to be phased over two years. It is due again in a month and, I'm again conflicted about renewing. Last year I did all...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By Marita40
Thanks for this. I struggled with PF for nine...

Thanks for this. I struggled with PF for nine long months last year. I did all sorts of stretches! Two that helped a lot were 1) simple foot raises, done very slowly up and down, and 2) keeping my...
Forum: Other topics 05-14-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,830
Posted By Marita40
I did Ancestry DNA and found a number of 2nd and...

I did Ancestry DNA and found a number of 2nd and 3rd cousins. It greatly expanded our very small family, so I'm grateful for that.

A few interesting things in the genetic makeup. I thought we...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-08-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Marita40
Takes about 1-3 days to make it. All you do is...

Takes about 1-3 days to make it. All you do is pour milk (or some people do water kefir) on the live grains and place the covered jar on your countertop. It is personal preference as to how "strong"...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-06-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Marita40
Kefir is super easy to make. You just need kefir...

Kefir is super easy to make. You just need kefir grains to start and they go on and on.
Gut bacteria studies are still in their relative infancy, but fascinating. I take a probiotic every couple of...
Forum: Other topics 05-03-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 619
Posted By Marita40
Uf da. I'm in MN too and have had white grubs...

Uf da. I'm in MN too and have had white grubs invade my lawn. Terrible!
Forum: Other topics 04-29-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,384
Posted By Marita40
Love my Ipad mini. I travel with it and read with...

Love my Ipad mini. I travel with it and read with it all the time.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-27-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,976
Posted By Marita40
Now that the snow is (almost) gone, the outside...

Now that the snow is (almost) gone, the outside project is to replace the alley retaining wall that the guys pretty much destroyed last year when they brought the machinery in to do the new patio.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-26-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 44,135
Posted By Marita40
Seeing this everlasting thread, I'm reminded to...

Seeing this everlasting thread, I'm reminded to post an update. I cut the cable in January 17 and have never looked back. A $10.00 rabbit ear antenna brings in nearly 30 channels in my urban area....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-26-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By Marita40
Good to know. I had bad PF for nearly 9 months...

Good to know.
I had bad PF for nearly 9 months in my left foot. I tried a lot of things. I ended up doing 2 things that appear to have finally resolved the issue (along with time). One was to quit...
Forum: Other topics 04-23-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4,459
Views: 255,957
Posted By Marita40
Historic blizzard last weekend; sunny and nearly...

Historic blizzard last weekend; sunny and nearly 70 today. Typical Minnesota.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-16-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 56,474
Posted By Marita40
Saturday: shovelled Sunday: shovelled Monday:...

Saturday: shovelled
Sunday: shovelled
Monday: shovelled
"Historic" blizzard this long weekend.
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,840
Posted By Marita40
TimeMeasure stated: This made me tear up. You...

TimeMeasure stated:
This made me tear up. You are so right. It was a beautiful comment and I can see why it has stuck in your memory. So many of us as adults forget how much such things can matter...
Forum: Other topics 04-14-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4,459
Views: 255,957
Posted By Marita40
In the midst of a big blizzard, howling winds,...

In the midst of a big blizzard, howling winds, swirling snow, white out conditions.
Would be kinda neat if it weren't mid April and everyone is crawling the walls with cabin fever.
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,840
Posted By Marita40
Being a bookworm, loving school, and Girl Scouts...

Being a bookworm, loving school, and Girl Scouts were all huge influences (although I still can't make a decent fire in the fireplace). Also, being bullied at a vulnerable stage by mean girls: I grew...
Forum: Travel Information 04-09-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Marita40
Jawohl! Gruner Veltliner gespritz.

Jawohl! Gruner Veltliner gespritz.
Forum: Travel Information 04-09-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By Marita40
I have spent a lot of time in Vienna. For a...

I have spent a lot of time in Vienna. For a beautiful day trip, from the city center (Shottentor), take the 38 tram to Grinzing and have a glass of wine at a Heurigen (new wine cafe). Transfer to the...
Forum: Other topics 04-09-2018, 03:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,199
Posted By Marita40
About $25. every 8 weeks or so. I don't drive...

About $25. every 8 weeks or so. I don't drive much at all: can (and do) walk or bus everywhere
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-07-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 56,474
Posted By Marita40
Despite our continuing cold and snow, I went out...

Despite our continuing cold and snow, I went out and bought a wicker patio set today. Hope springs eternal...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,184
Posted By Marita40
Not creepy for me. I would be honored if someone...

Not creepy for me. I would be honored if someone here remembered me once I pass away.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-07-2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,937
Posted By Marita40
Ah, I feel for you. This happened to me for a...

Ah, I feel for you. This happened to me for a long time; I dreaded it for months on end. I'm a fairly quiet person in an endlessly "chatty" family. Exhausting. Endured it and pasted on a smile,...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,184
Posted By Marita40
Yes, it was indeed kyounge that I was remembering!

Yes, it was indeed kyounge that I was remembering!
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