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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-11-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,385
Posted By Helen
Buckeye, your Mother is very lucky to have you! ...

Buckeye, your Mother is very lucky to have you! You are doing a wonderful job of caring for her.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-17-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,482
Posted By Helen
It sure is and I think about that every day.

It sure is and I think about that every day.
Forum: Travel Information 01-17-2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,460
Posted By Helen
It looks like Schwab and Capital One 360 debit...

It looks like Schwab and Capital One 360 debit cards are the only good choices for international ATM fees.

I had an online savings account with Capital One. After reading threads on this board...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-06-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,799
Posted By Helen
:laugh: What do you call the first beer...

:laugh:

What do you call the first beer of the day? Breakfast! ;D
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-06-2016, 02:05 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,799
Posted By Helen
I have a variety of strains, I stocked up before...

I have a variety of strains, I stocked up before the state added the 25% tax. I just had the bud tenders recommend strains that would help me sleep. My favorite so far is raspberry kush.

I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-04-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,131
Posted By Helen
I have no doubt that gives you great joy!!! I...

I have no doubt that gives you great joy!!! I have two great nieces (ages 2.5 and 5.5) that I love buying gifts for. The only part I don't like is paying for the postage :(

I started taking...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-04-2016, 03:53 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 11,131
Posted By Helen
This is the first full year where we have both...

This is the first full year where we have both been retired. We travelled as much as we wanted and still came in 33% under budget.

Life is too good, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-03-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,799
Posted By Helen
Ambien worked very well for me the first few...

Ambien worked very well for me the first few times I used it, then it just quit working.

I have had insomnia since starting into menopause - probably about a decade. The only thing that worked...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-06-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Helen
I wish they had told me this when I called them. ...

I wish they had told me this when I called them. I called them two times and talked to two different people. I don't think they knew what a 1099 was or understood much about the subsidy.

What...
Forum: Other topics 12-06-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,413
Posted By Helen
I think we are going to round up friends that...

I think we are going to round up friends that don't have family around and go for a hike or snowshoe then come back to our house for a meal. There are quite a few of us in a hiking meetup group I'm...
Forum: Other topics 11-29-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,902
Posted By Helen
Haha, I'm sorry to hear of what you are going...

Haha, I'm sorry to hear of what you are going through. I am going through something similar with a friend I recently connected with on Facebook. She lives on the east coast and has what looks to be...
Forum: Other topics 10-23-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,415
Posted By Helen
I was in Cabo two weeks ago. I found the locals...

I was in Cabo two weeks ago. I found the locals to be incredibly kind and gracious. My heart is breaking for the people in PV. Many of their homes could probably not withstand a CAT 1 hurricane. ...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-08-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,639
Posted By Helen
Thanks for the update. Stay healthy so you and...

Thanks for the update. Stay healthy so you and your spouse can enjoy that hard earned money you've amassed.
Forum: Travel Information 10-06-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,591
Views: 148,583
Posted By Helen
I have not had any chafing problems with these. ...

I have not had any chafing problems with these. I bought them for hiking and to do multi day backpacking trips since they wick the moisture away from the body. I've worn them for many miles without...
Forum: Travel Information 10-06-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,591
Views: 148,583
Posted By Helen
I started wearing Exofficio underwear. It wicks...

I started wearing Exofficio underwear. It wicks moisture away from the body so it's great active wear. It is also quick dry. I can wash a pair out at night and they are typically dry by morning. I...
Forum: Other topics 09-13-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,335
Posted By Helen
I own some expensive backpacking gear, does that...

I own some expensive backpacking gear, does that count? It's a depreciating asset so I won't get much on resale, but I feel like it has already paid for itself in the experiences I have had with it....
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-08-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,166
Posted By Helen
If you are a hiker, you will love Oregon!!!

If you are a hiker, you will love Oregon!!!
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-28-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,712
Posted By Helen
Do you have any meetup groups in your area? I...

Do you have any meetup groups in your area? I joined one just over a year ago and I have met a lot of great people who share the same passions as I do.
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-24-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,584
Posted By Helen
This is the first downturn since I retired almost...

This is the first downturn since I retired almost 2.5 years ago. I have been out enjoying the wilderness too much to even have noticed the downturn until today. We have enough in cash, Ibonds and a...
Forum: Travel Information 08-19-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,591
Views: 148,583
Posted By Helen
I'm sorry for your loss Nunthewiser. I hope you...

I'm sorry for your loss Nunthewiser. I hope you do enjoy the rest of your life, it sounds as though you are off to a good start.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-11-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,022
Posted By Helen
Congratulations, Tailgate! I'm glad you found it...

Congratulations, Tailgate! I'm glad you found it fairly easy to quit. I had a really hard time with it but finally quit in 2000. If you are like me, as time goes on the thought of smoking will be...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-13-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,585
Posted By Helen
I've had great success with meetup groups. Not...

I've had great success with meetup groups. Not only have I met some really great people, I've gone on some excellent backpacking, hiking and kayak trips with them.


OP, I love your choice...
Forum: Travel Information 06-24-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,591
Views: 148,583
Posted By Helen
We are leaving Friday for a 2 day kayak/camping...

We are leaving Friday for a 2 day kayak/camping trip in the San Juan Islands. After that we will head West to the Olympic Peninsula to backpack on some of the coastal beaches. Then we'll head back...
Forum: Travel Information 06-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,182
Posted By Helen
We just stayed at the Calistoga Inn a few weeks...

We just stayed at the Calistoga Inn a few weeks ago. It's European style in that the bathrooms/showers are not in the room but down the hall. It was reasonably priced for the area and right in the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-17-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,954
Posted By Helen
I totally get that! Congratulations!

I totally get that! Congratulations!
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