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Forum: Other topics 07-25-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,219
Posted By John Galt III
I feel your pain, Ray. And $50 for 2 air filters...

I feel your pain, Ray. And $50 for 2 air filters is highway robbery. What a racket. If it makes you feel any better, when I get around to changing the spark plugs in my Nissan Versa, I get to........
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-25-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,185
Posted By John Galt III
I went in for a 2 year certification physical for...

I went in for a 2 year certification physical for my CDL truck driving license and my BP was way up, something like 165 over 100. They tried 2 more times and it never got low enough to pass the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-24-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 85,731
Posted By John Galt III
Wow! What could I get for my OS and DOS PL/1 ...

Wow! What could I get for my OS and DOS PL/1 Language Reference Manual (including chapters on the Optimizing Compiler). Did I already donate my COBOL I and COBOL II books? Oh no!
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-24-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 85,731
Posted By John Galt III
...... Why do I need a brand new System 370...

...... Why do I need a brand new System 370 reference card?..... So I'm not the only one who has one of those? That's historic IBM stuff! Gotta hang on to it!
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-23-2016, 07:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,361
Posted By John Galt III
The big challenge for a lot of folks that make a...

The big challenge for a lot of folks that make a typical salary of less than $50K per year, is simply shedding any removable parasites that are slowing down your accumulation of money, as you live...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-22-2016, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,580
Views: 85,731
Posted By John Galt III
Yesterday got my last real stressor off the list,...

Yesterday got my last real stressor off the list, which was car inspection. Today, stress-free, went to grocery store, got chicken and pork chops on sale, returned home, fired up charcoal grill with...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 89,465
Posted By John Galt III
What would Bukowski do? :coolsmiley: I...

What would Bukowski do? :coolsmiley:

I just let it warm up and do something else in the meantime. And... I have a 23 inch waiting in the wings.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,489
Views: 89,465
Posted By John Galt III
Possible future repair. Old 25 inch Sharp TV...

Possible future repair. Old 25 inch Sharp TV works great with big clear picture, but until it warms up for 15 minutes, it flickers, or has just a horizontal white line across the middle, unless you...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-18-2016, 08:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,550
Posted By John Galt III
After career in IT, and being laid off, at age 52...

After career in IT, and being laid off, at age 52 started hobby career as long haul truck driver in a tractor trailer. Yes, I actually enjoy it, therefore call it a hobby. Did that for six enjoyable...
Forum: Other topics 07-17-2016, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 79,397
Posted By John Galt III
The annoying new trend in restaurants/bars to...

The annoying new trend in restaurants/bars to downsize your beer if the alcohol content is above 6 percent. You order a pint of the 7 % ABV IPA and they bring you a 10 to 12 ounce snifter. JFC!
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-13-2016, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the replies. I called the IRS...

Thanks for the replies. I called the IRS yesterday, had a half hour wait on hold, then got a very nice lady. She said probably they lost the forms (yes, I filed with paper forms via the mail) or they...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-12-2016, 04:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By John Galt III
Anyone Else Get IRS letter asking for 8962 and 1095-A form (Obamacare) for 2015 tax?

IRS sent me a letter asking for my 8962 and my 1095-A for 2015, as well as a new page 2 of my 1040 form with the 8962 info on it. And yes, I already sent them that with the original 1040. The letter...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,282
Posted By John Galt III
I have a couple big 5 year cd's maturing soon,...

I have a couple big 5 year cd's maturing soon, and the renewal rate is going to be (only) 1.83%. I'm wondering if it's worth it to me to move it out of my current credit union into somewhere else for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2016, 08:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,252
Posted By John Galt III
At a store called Price_Rite in Pa. The brand is...

At a store called Price_Rite in Pa. The brand is Plumrose. They also have other brands on sale for $2.99 a pound sometimes. They all taste great!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-01-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,252
Posted By John Galt III
My bread has to be toasted, then slathered with...

My bread has to be toasted, then slathered with mayo (vinegary). Add some Romaine lettuce, and several strips of $2.99 a pound bacon, for a classic BLT without the tomato.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-30-2016, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,761
Posted By John Galt III
I just checked and my insurance company will be...

I just checked and my insurance company will be asking for only an 8 percent increase for 2017. That's for an HMO which limits me to about half of the medical facilities and professionals in my area.
Forum: FIRE Related Political Topics 06-28-2016, 08:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,548
Posted By John Galt III
Now that the Brexit vote is over, the Brussels...

Now that the Brexit vote is over, the Brussels Elite can go ahead with their ban of certain high powered electric tea kettles and toasters. Not kidding. This sort of micromanaging from unelected...
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 3,798
Posted By John Galt III
I had a Trane heat pump with my new house in...

I had a Trane heat pump with my new house in 1986. I had the company that installed it come out every few years to check freon level, etc, and replace a valve or 2. It only lasted 10 years until...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By John Galt III
Interesting about the Spanish language thing. I...

Interesting about the Spanish language thing. I learned Spanish in the U.S. Apparently I learned Mexican Spanish because I could be understood by Mexicans in the U.S. but the Spanish waiter in...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,563
Posted By John Galt III
I have cable TV at $99 per month on one tv, and...

I have cable TV at $99 per month on one tv, and free OTA on 2 other TV's. I choose not to hook up the OTA tv's to cable, for some reason. Good to have a separation. The OTA stations are good for...
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By John Galt III
Donning tin foil hat. I'd be concerned about...

Donning tin foil hat. I'd be concerned about having the ability to opt out of the Internet of Things. Seems like the Green Overlords would love to be able to monitor and micromanage your use of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-28-2016, 09:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By John Galt III
Rant mode on! My once-perfect town in eastern Pa...

Rant mode on! My once-perfect town in eastern Pa is also ruined, :( from my perspective. The NYC people and NJ people who are endlessly moving here may think it is great, since they grew up with...
Forum: Other topics 05-27-2016, 09:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,661
Posted By John Galt III
Went to a free bluegrass concert last evening,...

Went to a free bluegrass concert last evening, sponsored by my town. (Paid for by taxes, though, in reality, I guess). Just plop down your folding chair, and enjoy.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,958
Posted By John Galt III
There's always the wholesale tax on goods. Don't...

There's always the wholesale tax on goods. Don't they already have a tax on lots of things at wholesale level? Consumer doesn't know his purchase price includes wholesale tax, doesn't get angry at...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-23-2016, 12:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,940
Posted By John Galt III
I was already in my post-retirement job but was...

I was already in my post-retirement job but was thinking about just quitting and retiring, but the problem was that I liked my job. I thought I might like not working even better, but wasn't sure....
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