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Forum: Life after FIRE 03-26-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 124
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Posted By TrvlBug
Just ordered the brown one for $79. Love my rib...

Just ordered the brown one for $79. Love my rib eye and it'll be here in time for grilling season :dance:.
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,683
Posted By TrvlBug
I'm so sorry for your loss. It never gets...

I'm so sorry for your loss. It never gets easier...we've been through this more times than I care to remember. But eventually the pain lessens and the good memories remain. Our last time was almost 4...
Forum: Other topics 03-16-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By TrvlBug
So sorry for your loss. We've been through it...

So sorry for your loss. We've been through it several times and it's so painful. Know that you provided a wonderful happy life for him for many years.
Forum: Other topics 03-10-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,370
Posted By TrvlBug
Couldn't do without one when I worked. Now...

Couldn't do without one when I worked. Now retired, I only wear one when I have multiple appts. the same day. It's a PITA to dig out the cell.
Forum: Other topics 03-06-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,478
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. Grill during summer and pan sear and oven...

+1. Grill during summer and pan sear and oven during winter. Have heard so much about the reverse sear, I'm going to try it next time.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-06-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By TrvlBug
Sounds like the credit freeze is the way to go...

Sounds like the credit freeze is the way to go along with rotating quarterly checks of the 3 credit bureaus via the free annual reporting option. Thank you.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-04-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By TrvlBug
Thank you for the info. Wrt the credit...

Thank you for the info.

Wrt the credit freeze, no debt other than a HELOC at a ridiculously low promo rate, so no impact. How does the freeze work with existing companies you have a relationship...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-03-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By TrvlBug
Credit Reporting Recommendation Needed

Due to Fido's incompetence in getting my billing address changed in early December, it appears we are the victim of mail theft, namely one of the tax statements. The reason we changed our billing...
Forum: Other topics 03-01-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,077
Posted By TrvlBug
I applied for a Nordstrom card in the store early...

I applied for a Nordstrom card in the store early January and listed retired. They gave me $10K credit limit.
Forum: Other topics 02-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,361
Posted By TrvlBug
The Costco optometry depts. are franchises and...

The Costco optometry depts. are franchises and yours may not do so. Mine does, however, the frames can't be too 'curved'. My sunglasses were and they wouldn't re-lens those but did my regular...
Forum: Other topics 02-18-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,183
Posted By TrvlBug
1. New Dr. Who 2. Old Dr. Who 3. Have You...

1. New Dr. Who
2. Old Dr. Who
3. Have You Been Served (I think that's the name...it took place in a dept. store)
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-18-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,096
Posted By TrvlBug
Other than for the obvious and transposition...

Other than for the obvious and transposition errors, I never did a deep dive until last year. As someone posted, if I understood taxes, I would do them myself. As DH will be retiring this year, I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-15-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,994
Posted By TrvlBug
I always cash those in, including the Costco...

I always cash those in, including the Costco rebate. That way I get the rewards on the spending! They always ask if I want to apply the reward against my bill and I graciously decline.
Forum: Other topics 02-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By TrvlBug
I would go absolutely nuts because I couldn't do...

I would go absolutely nuts because I couldn't do what I want to do when I want to do it. I am an introvert control freak!

Just got through replacing most of the windows in our house and I went...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,994
Posted By TrvlBug
Good to know they'll issue regular cards as I...

Good to know they'll issue regular cards as I have a recurring monthly auto payment on that card and use it multiple times a year for their 'enhanced' insurance program when renting cars. In the US,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-04-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By TrvlBug
I had cataract surgery almost a year ago. Doc...

I had cataract surgery almost a year ago. Doc does local unless circumstances warrant general. I was terrified, but it was easy peasy and I'm looking forward to my other eye next month.

In my...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-04-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 877
Posted By TrvlBug
Congrats BWE... My second eye is scheduled...

Congrats BWE...

My second eye is scheduled for early March and I'm electing to go mono vision. Love, love, love not having to wear glasses although I do wear prescription sunglasses for crisper...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,754
Posted By TrvlBug
Ha ha...yes, I'm tempted to ask what software he...

Ha ha...yes, I'm tempted to ask what software he uses so I can avoid it!

I caught the error during my review of the package prior to finalization and submission to the IRS. In past years, I always...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,754
Posted By TrvlBug
DH used to do our taxes until I convinced him...

DH used to do our taxes until I convinced him about 20+ yrs ago that the entire weekend he spent doing them was not worth the cost of a CPA. This was pre tax software. Now that I've retired, I...
Forum: Other topics 12-29-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,327
Posted By TrvlBug
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics 12-25-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By TrvlBug
Too funny. I sent it to DH...maybe he'll get the...

Too funny. I sent it to DH...maybe he'll get the message. Not on the accumulating, that's my job ;D, but on getting rid of all the stuff with 'sentimental value.'
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-24-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16,606
Views: 822,348
Posted By TrvlBug
I just finished making the horseradish for...

I just finished making the horseradish for tomorrow's prime rib...it's got a really nice bite :dance:. None of that wimpy creamed stuff for me.
Forum: Other topics 12-20-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,120
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, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
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, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
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...
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