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Forum: Travel Information 10-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,330
Posted By Helen
We just drove from Portland, Oregon (my spouse,...

We just drove from Portland, Oregon (my spouse, 17 year old dog and I) to Banff and Jasper Canada. We were gone for 13 days. We brought the majority of our own food, but didn't include it in our...
Forum: Other topics 10-15-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,753
Posted By Helen
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort...

I'm so sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in the fact that you provided a good home to your beloved dog.
Forum: Other topics 10-14-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,425
Posted By Helen
I selected a VCR to purchase back in the 80s. ...

I selected a VCR to purchase back in the 80s. The salesperson wrote up the receipt and told me it would be X amount plus Y amount for the extended warranty. I told him I didn't want an extended...
Forum: Travel Information 10-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Helen
Great post, anethum! I took a Flying Kiwi...

Great post, anethum! I took a Flying Kiwi Adventure Tour last year and hiked the Routeburn Track as part of the trip. It was incredible! We did have to reserve spots in the huts in advance in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,713
Posted By Helen
Another vote for being on call. And those...

Another vote for being on call.

And those horrible, soul sucking computer upgrades that started Friday evening and went into Sunday. The following week was always hell week.
Forum: Other topics 06-02-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,257
Posted By Helen
I'd have to go with: Ann Wilson (Heart) ...

I'd have to go with:

Ann Wilson (Heart)

And another vote for Freddie Mercury
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-02-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,303
Posted By Helen
Congratulations!!!! I hope you enjoy your...

Congratulations!!!! I hope you enjoy your retirement to the fullest!
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-24-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15,441
Views: 717,463
Posted By Helen
Morel mushrooms were prized higher than gold in...

Morel mushrooms were prized higher than gold in my family. I'd give a lot to go back about 45 years and spend a day with my Mom, Dad and brother hunting morels at the cabin in Michigan.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,619
Posted By Helen
Thank you for the link. I sent it to my niece and...

Thank you for the link. I sent it to my niece and nephew. I especially liked this quote:
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15,441
Views: 717,463
Posted By Helen
Wow, I'm thinking it doesn't get much better than...

Wow, I'm thinking it doesn't get much better than that!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-30-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,846
Posted By Helen
I was really addicted to nicotine. I started...

I was really addicted to nicotine. I started smoking in my teens. The first time I quit was in college and I only made it a couple of days. After graduating I quit for 11 months. I continued to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-24-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Helen
Gotta be Edward Jones. A coworker was...

Gotta be Edward Jones.

A coworker was explaining to me how her neighbor came to her door and showed her and her husband these great charts of how much money they could be making... She ended...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,627
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: 107
Views: 8,627
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: 1,267
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: 99
Views: 6,775
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: 15,441
Views: 717,463
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: 1,561
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: 1,561
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: 41
Views: 2,710
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: 685
Views: 24,892
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: 1,718
Views: 84,288
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: 867
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: 1,030
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: 749
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.
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