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Forum: FIRE and Money 04-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,245
Posted By Helen
You will never have the financial security to...

You will never have the financial security to know that any "realistic" set of special events for you or those around you will be addressed.

I am glad you are here, but what drew you to the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,245
Posted By Helen
Deal breaker for me. I love hiking and...

Deal breaker for me. I love hiking and backpacking and those are things that are tough on an older body. I wanted to get out while I still had a few years left to motor myself up mountains with a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By Helen
I developed bursitis below my knew from running...

I developed bursitis below my knew from running (too far, too fast, too soon), so I tried a spin class to see if that would not inflame the bursitis, but it did. From there I tried yoga and I love...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,934
Posted By Helen
T - TH I'm usually up around 6am-ish. I make a...

T - TH I'm usually up around 6am-ish. I make a chia seed & fruit smoothie then walk 3 miles to the gym, take 2 gentle yoga classes then meet a friend for lunch. After that I walk back to the gym...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13,857
Views: 617,699
Posted By Helen
Went on a hike from Hell yesterday. Today I...

Went on a hike from Hell yesterday. Today I spent 2.5 hours in (gentle and restorative) yoga classes trying to stretch my muscles. I swear yoga is like the fountain of youth.
Forum: Travel Information 04-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By Helen
Hurricane Ridge in Washington is another...

Hurricane Ridge in Washington is another spectacular place to see:

Visiting Hurricane Ridge - Olympic National Park (U.S. National Park Service)...
Forum: Travel Information 04-03-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,204
Posted By Helen
I agree with RockyMtn, May and June are wet here....

I agree with RockyMtn, May and June are wet here. Mid July - Sept are typically wonderful (sunny, warm and no humidity). October is typically sunny too but cooler.

Portland is a great city to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-28-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Posted By Helen
That's great news, MRG!!! It's weird, but you...

That's great news, MRG!!! It's weird, but you popped into my mind earlier today and I wondered how you were doing. I am really happy to hear of your good progress.
Forum: Other topics 03-20-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 19,952
Posted By Helen
I was hoping I could buy stock in Dave's but it...

I was hoping I could buy stock in Dave's but it is privately owned.
Forum: Travel Information 03-20-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 67,425
Posted By Helen
I had a similar experience. I was consulting in...

I had a similar experience. I was consulting in Berlin for work and went to Hamburg for the weekend with a colleague to stay with his family in probably 1987. I was in my late 20s and we cut...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By Helen
I went through Garrett to get a second opinion on...

I went through Garrett to get a second opinion on our plan. The planner had a law degree and had passed the CFP exam on her first attempt. She was personable and knowledgeable.

The plan we...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 849
Posted By Helen
Article: Foods rich in omega-3 may not help the heart

Foods rich in omega-3 may not help the heart, analysis finds - chicagotribune.com (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-blm-news-bc-heart-study17-20140317,0,1181922.story)

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The...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-13-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Helen
I long for the days when experimenting with drugs...

I long for the days when experimenting with drugs was for recreational purposes.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,512
Posted By Helen
Around 1990 I transferred from Boston, MA to...

Around 1990 I transferred from Boston, MA to Portland, OR. My job went from an engineering environment to a pre-sales and consulting job. I went to Nordstrom's and bought 2 suits for probably a total...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Helen
I like seeds as well. I usually have a breakfast...

I like seeds as well. I usually have a breakfast shake that includes chia seeds and hemp seeds (Costco). I put sunflower seeds on my salad (trader joe's). And I just bought a bag of pumpkin seeds...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-10-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,325
Posted By Helen
This is a nice setup. There are many places to...

This is a nice setup. There are many places to go in July and August. Those are great months to visit the Pacific Northwest, the Northern Midwest states and places like Vermont, New Hampshire and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-09-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Helen
Great article, thanks for sharing. I typically...

Great article, thanks for sharing. I typically add walnuts to my morning shake (chia seeds, hemp seeds, frozen berries, different types of fruit, cinnamon, and greens.)

I eat a lot of trail...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-09-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Posted By Helen
+1 MRG, I hope that approach speeds up...

+1

MRG, I hope that approach speeds up the progress. Please keep us posted. :flowers:
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,325
Posted By Helen
It really helped us to be able to use the attic...

It really helped us to be able to use the attic as storage space. The stairs to the attic are a drop down ladder so there are no railings and it is a fairly steep pitch. We would have had to use the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,325
Posted By Helen
You raised a good point. Having the cash upfront...

You raised a good point. Having the cash upfront made the seller more willing to negotiate. He had had two offers fall through prior to us making an offer. When told them it would be a cash deal....
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,325
Posted By Helen
We bought a more expensive house in January of...

We bought a more expensive house in January of 2011, which was about 1.5 years before I retired. I had inherited a portfolio that was heavily weighted in one company and I needed to diversify...
Forum: Travel Information 03-09-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1,436
Views: 67,425
Posted By Helen
This is my kind of trip! I love to hike and...

This is my kind of trip! I love to hike and backpack. Do you have good raingear? I live in Oregon, so I have really good raingear. I was very glad I had it while I was in New Zealand, and I am...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,978
Posted By Helen
My first specialist for vestibular disorders was...

My first specialist for vestibular disorders was Dr. Epley here in Portland. He was a true hero. He was almost disbarred for his work on BPPV and what ultimately became known as the Epley maneuver....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By Helen
Columbia, MO gets pretty cold in the winter: ...

Columbia, MO gets pretty cold in the winter:

Average Weather for Columbia, MO - Temperature and Precipitation (http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/65201)
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,142
Posted By Helen
You should put a bit of research into Portland,...

You should put a bit of research into Portland, OR. The negatives, based on your criteria are: It is cooler that what you might like and we get a lot of rain, but little snow. The 2012 census...
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