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Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By John Galt III
As a long time caffeinated coffee drinker, I'm...

As a long time caffeinated coffee drinker, I'm locked in at one to three 8 ounce mugs per day. Almost no noticeable "boost" from it (like there was years ago) but it does something for me...
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 776
Posted By John Galt III
Played trumpet in jr hi and hi school band....

Played trumpet in jr hi and hi school band. Practiced a lot, and got to be half-decent. Admire and appreciate listening to anyone who has mastery over an instrument, be it trumpet, cello, guitar,...
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,385
Posted By John Galt III
Female tennis players on TV who scream to the...

Female tennis players on TV who scream to the Heavens as though they are giving birth with every strike of the ball. How does the audience endure it?

I guess the women golfers are next.......
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-29-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,698
Posted By John Galt III
Managers who are insecure, power-mad, desperate ...

Managers who are insecure, power-mad, desperate psychopaths /sociopaths who have determined that YOU are the person they will make an example of........
Forum: Other topics 08-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 9,385
Posted By John Galt III
Pet peeve of the day is : waiting 4 minutes in...

Pet peeve of the day is : waiting 4 minutes in checkout line while customer ahead swipes card, signs electronic signature (which for some reason takes a whole 60 seconds), types in numbers, cashier...
Forum: Other topics 08-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By John Galt III
Sounds like you work with a bunch of miserable...

Sounds like you work with a bunch of miserable people who get off on making someone else more miserable than they are. And it is tolerated by management, apparently. Maybe the manager is one of the...
Forum: Other topics 08-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 812
Posted By John Galt III
Home Depot and Lowe's didn't have the cheap small...

Home Depot and Lowe's didn't have the cheap small plants this year. Cheapest was a big one at $3.49 each. Found some cheapo plants 75 cents each, called "Supersonic" at a farmers market....
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-22-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,041
Posted By John Galt III
In Pa. 15.2 cents per KW hour. All that...

In Pa. 15.2 cents per KW hour. All that fracking isn't bringing the price down. :(
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-19-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,874
Posted By John Galt III
Chiming in with a sedation story! I had some...

Chiming in with a sedation story! I had some minor outpatient surgery done once . I wanted to be awake for it, so they just gave me a nerve block, and hooked me up to an IV drip of Valium. During...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-11-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,049
Posted By John Galt III
David1961, My credit union went over to the...

David1961, My credit union went over to the dark side last year and now charges $2 for each monthly paper statement. They gave me an option to go "paperless" and avoid the fee, but I chose to take...
Forum: Other topics 08-06-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,371
Posted By John Galt III
My hearing is already bad. If I'm going to a...

My hearing is already bad. If I'm going to a concert I take (if I remember) tissue paper to stuff in my ears. Takes the decibels down quite a bit and saves what hearing I have left. I was at a great...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-02-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,220
Posted By John Galt III
No longer buying overpriced beer at events. A...

No longer buying overpriced beer at events. A typical price is $5 a pint for cheapo domestic beer. C'mon !


Also scaling back on my attendance of the alma mater college football games. Watch...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,376
Posted By John Galt III
When I haven't already reserved a room, I am...

When I haven't already reserved a room, I am sometimes temped to haggle the price down. Depends on my mood. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. All about supply and demand, I guess.

I was in...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,472
Posted By John Galt III
I like to park far away from the cars in a...

I like to park far away from the cars in a parking lot, to avoid the all-too-common door dent, and the rolling shopping carts. But lately I see some other folks have also started parking in "my...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,330
Posted By John Galt III
Just saw Jersey Boys since the GF wanted to see...

Just saw Jersey Boys since the GF wanted to see it. It was a good movie. Cinematography good. Well directed. Clint Eastwood was the director. I'm not a big fan of The Four Seasons (the main...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,089
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks, Chevy454. I might end up doing something...

Thanks, Chevy454. I might end up doing something like that. I'm a little concerned that the veneer above the water damaged part will buckle once I press the aluminum down hard.

Today I painted...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,387
Posted By John Galt III
I am modestly FI. I am not working now, and...

I am modestly FI. I am not working now, and consider myself retired. My former job requires me to have a certified medical fitness card, and my card was up for renewal recently. I decided I would...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,089
Posted By John Galt III
Zinger, thanks for responding. No, I hadn't...

Zinger, thanks for responding. No, I hadn't considered it. Seems too big of a job. But I have replaced one of the 2 coils already, many years ago. The old coil had snapped. Can't recall if it was...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,089
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the ideas! I'm still (over)...

Thanks for the ideas! I'm still (over) analyzing the project.

I'm also concerned about the second panel from the bottom, which has its veneer separating at the bottom, and lately also at the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 375
Views: 18,089
Posted By John Galt III
Might be fixing up my garage door. The...

Might be fixing up my garage door. The alternative is to spend about $1,000 on a new door. Must be inflation, but $1,000 sounds like a lot. :frown:

The veneer layer is peeling away from the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,369
Posted By John Galt III
My doctor will not write prescriptions for me...

My doctor will not write prescriptions for me unless I have a physical every year. I get any bloodwork done at a lab, and it only costs $12 per lab visit, on my current insurance. But you're right,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,369
Posted By John Galt III
I'm only paying $24 a month for $100 deductible,...

I'm only paying $24 a month for $100 deductible, $500 max oop. Getting large subsidy from the ACA.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-15-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,369
Posted By John Galt III
+1. My doctor's office was trying to change a...

+1. My doctor's office was trying to change a routine annual physical (which is no cost to me) into an office visit ($20 copay) all the time, if I asked any questions at all. Had to have a talk...
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By John Galt III
I've had mostly good experiences buying on Ebay. ...

I've had mostly good experiences buying on Ebay.

I wasted days chasing down bad leads trying to find a local place to refill a printer cartridge. I was paranoid about using a cc on the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-03-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,896
Posted By John Galt III
Not rich at all, but doubled my money in Magellan...

Not rich at all, but doubled my money in Magellan fund back in the 80's. Cashed it in to add to down payment on a house.
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