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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 09:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,516
Posted By John Galt III
I like having strict rules about money in...

I like having strict rules about money in relationships, and not being ashamed to want to keep one's own hard-earned money. Some women seem to equate receiving your money with receiving your love....
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 09:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,032
Posted By John Galt III
I've seen those windmills while driving south...

I've seen those windmills while driving south into Texas. They sure are ugly (IMHO) and have an eerie sort of post apocalyptic aura to them. But Texas is now, as of Jan, 2015, apparently, getting 10...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 115,810
Posted By John Galt III
Just finished The Dying Animal by Philip Roth....

Just finished The Dying Animal by Philip Roth. Much lighter than his usual stuff. But enjoyable anyway. Old professor has affair with young student.
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 07:58 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 27,212
Posted By John Galt III
Another variant of this is the huge pothole ...

Another variant of this is the huge pothole that shows up at the same time as these other distractions. 10 miles of no potholes, no other cars, no bicyclists, then all 3 in the same place. ...
Forum: Other topics 04-18-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 27,212
Posted By John Galt III
You're driving down a narrow, empty 2 lane...

You're driving down a narrow, empty 2 lane highway. There is only one other car, and it is approaching from the other direction. There is also a bicyclist on your side of the road, ahead of you. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-16-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By John Galt III
Last time I was accessing my safe deposit box,...

Last time I was accessing my safe deposit box, the clerk almost gave up trying to unlock it. Finally she twisted and torqued the 2 keys the right way and it opened. The previous time I was there it...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-14-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,981
Posted By John Galt III
Is one still required to have a j*b in order to...

Is one still required to have a j*b in order to contribute to an IRA?
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,763
Posted By John Galt III
French fries.

French fries.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-08-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 789
Views: 39,459
Posted By John Galt III
Finally got the stuck, dripping, Moen cartridge...

Finally got the stuck, dripping, Moen cartridge out of my kitchen sink faucet. Somehow found the right Rube Goldberg combination of available lying around the garage *tools*, assembled them, applied...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-06-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16,868
Views: 841,082
Posted By John Galt III
Raked up some debris, leaves, from yard, broke...

Raked up some debris, leaves, from yard, broke off last year's flower stalks, took them all to recycling. Noticed my heat pump is leaning left now. It was leaning right 3 weeks ago, with ice heaving,...
Forum: Other topics 04-06-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,259
Posted By John Galt III
Hmmm. Pontiac LeMans. Buick Wildcat. Chrysler...

Hmmm. Pontiac LeMans. Buick Wildcat. Chrysler New Yorker.
Forum: Other topics 04-05-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 115,810
Posted By John Galt III
Not something I read, but I saw a good movie...

Not something I read, but I saw a good movie today. "Wild Tales", an Argentinian production in Spanish with English subtitles. 6 short films by the same director, I think. Well directed, well acted....
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-03-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 13,732
Posted By John Galt III
401K Up 1% as of 4/2/2015. 85% Stable Value ...

401K Up 1% as of 4/2/2015. 85% Stable Value 15% equities. I'd be happy with 4% annual.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-02-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,966
Posted By John Galt III
My health insurance company is not very good at...

My health insurance company is not very good at customer service. They can be clueless and vague, and say things like "just make sure everything is in network, but even then there may be *uncovered...
Forum: Other topics 03-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By John Galt III
You should have fixed your Eureka Boss! I have a...

You should have fixed your Eureka Boss! I have a Eureka Boss, about 15 years old, and it croaked about 5 years ago when the motor started sparking and making weird noises and a burnt odor. Believe...
Forum: Other topics 03-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By John Galt III
Francis, I enjoyed your previous thread too. I...

Francis, I enjoyed your previous thread too. I was in the one more month scenario in the toxic environment (psycho manager) but I chose to fight it out, and got fired. The silver lining was that I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,722
Posted By John Galt III
I called the 800 number at HC.gov today and asked...

I called the 800 number at HC.gov today and asked them if they needed any more documentation from me at this time. She put me on hold for about 3 minutes. I imagined the worst. But she came back on...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-29-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,722
Posted By John Galt III
This is all too bizarre. It's as though HC.gov...

This is all too bizarre. It's as though HC.gov doesn't want to give someone a subsidy, for whatever reason, and instead of telling the person what new documents are needed, or why the subsidy is...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,722
Posted By John Galt III
I logged into my account on HC.gov and discovered...

I logged into my account on HC.gov and discovered I have no new messages, and that there is now no visible reference to uploading. The *verify* button, which had changed to a *submitted* button has...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,722
Posted By John Galt III
I just got the same email telling me as of...

I just got the same email telling me as of 3/22/2015 they haven't received the necessary documents..... unbelievable. I snail mailed it to them, then I uploaded it to them. What is their problem? ...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 606
Posted By John Galt III
I don't get the whole sports obsession at all....

I don't get the whole sports obsession at all. Never did. My only sports thing is going to my alma mater college football games once in a while. But I always look for cheap scalper tickets, if...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,722
Posted By John Galt III
What a horror story! I am still getting my...

What a horror story! I am still getting my subsidies, thank goodness, but I have received letters asking for 2015 income verification, with warnings that subsidies and cost sharing may end. I snail...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-25-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By John Galt III
My pension was frozen at mega many years ago...

My pension was frozen at mega many years ago (converted to cash balance). I can take a lump sum, or monthly payments. I started monitoring it just for kicks. Back in 1990, let's say, I used the...
Forum: Other topics 03-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 27,212
Posted By John Galt III
Aha! People in store aisles. 2 kinds. The ones...

Aha! People in store aisles. 2 kinds. The ones with blinders on who charge ahead knocking everyone over. And the ones who stand right in the worst spot, blocking everyone else, while they stare...
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,786
Posted By John Galt III
Rant on.......The 5% (it seems) increase in beer...

Rant on.......The 5% (it seems) increase in beer prices every year no matter what. What slobs are getting that 5%? The wholesaler? The taxman? But no, I am obviously hallucinating...
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