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Forum: Other topics Today, 11:20 AM
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My suggestion is to leave them a gift of one of...

My suggestion is to leave them a gift of one of those toilet seats that slowly closes on their doorstep. Sorry, can't help with door slamming.


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Forum: Travel Information Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By akck
Read the terms. You might be responsible for one...

Read the terms. You might be responsible for one day's rental.


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Forum: Travel Information Today, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 441
Posted By akck
What I do is check Priceline to find the lowest...

What I do is check Priceline to find the lowest price rental company. I then go to that company's site to see their price, after a quick search for any discount codes that might work. If it's a good...
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By akck
My resignation letter was short, basically saying...

My resignation letter was short, basically saying I was leaving (not retiring), and when my last day would be. My real bombshell was my exit interview with the top boss, not my boss's boss. I...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 804
Views: 36,966
Posted By akck
I received a discount code for an Amazon Fire,...

I received a discount code for an Amazon Fire, regularly $99, for $29. Couldn't pass it up even though I didn't need one. I'm playing with it now, but will likely stick with my iPad.

I recently...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By akck
Did you check the spare tire assuming it's full...

Did you check the spare tire assuming it's full size? The light came on one of our vehicles and all running tires were the same pressure. I then thought to check the spare and it was low. After...
Forum: Travel Information 07-21-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 860
Posted By akck
Clockwise is how I've done it. Olympia is a hour...

Clockwise is how I've done it. Olympia is a hour away depending on traffic. Others have said there's not much there, so you might want to push on to the coast and stay at Ocean Shores, Ocean City,...
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,051
Posted By akck
Our house was originally vented to the soffits....

Our house was originally vented to the soffits. What I noticed when we painted the exterior was that the old paint was peeling and cracking where the vents were. We vented through the roof when we...
Forum: Travel Information 07-21-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 860
Posted By akck
I assume you're taking one of the ferry routes...

I assume you're taking one of the ferry routes across the sound. If not, I'd do it just for the experience. It's been decades since I've done the route, but I think you're doing too much on your 2nd...
Forum: Other topics 06-15-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 804
Views: 36,966
Posted By akck
I ordered a pair of two-way radios for my FIL to...

I ordered a pair of two-way radios for my FIL to replace one that DW left in a rental car. Unfortunately, my FIL had a stroke and won't be driving anymore. We ended up returning the units which cost...
Forum: Other topics 06-15-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 820
Posted By akck
Depending on where you live, AWD may be worth the...

Depending on where you live, AWD may be worth the extra. All of our vehicles are AWD or 4WD and we never worry about road conditions during the winter.

Two years ago, our youngest was going to...
Forum: Travel Information 06-04-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By akck
When we were flying back to Juneau, there were a...

When we were flying back to Juneau, there were a lot of people taking a National Geographic small ship cruise. You might search for them. Here's another one I found:
...
Forum: Travel Information 06-03-2015, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By akck
Right now, Delta is flying into Juneau. Because...

Right now, Delta is flying into Juneau. Because of this, Alaska Air is offering $125 one-way fares from Seattle to Juneau with one week advance purchase. That should save you some on your airfare...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-20-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,746
Posted By akck
About 2 years ago, our insurance took a bigger...

About 2 years ago, our insurance took a bigger jump. As a cursory check, I got online quotes and was shocked that one quote was almost half. As a courtesy, I ask our independent agent for a quote and...
Forum: Travel Information 05-05-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,020
Posted By akck
Just checked our tickets to Mexico tonight for...

Just checked our tickets to Mexico tonight for Thursday. We were upgraded for both flights. As far as I know, it was a complementary upgrade. It pays to request a miles and $$ upgrade and get put on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-01-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,097
Posted By akck
I went casual at my workplace a couple years...

I went casual at my workplace a couple years before I retired, but kept all my business casual attire and suits in case they changed the rules. Once retired, I kept 2 suits, one sports coat and about...
Forum: Travel Information 04-28-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,020
Posted By akck
We were willing to pay $75 and 15,000 miles each...

We were willing to pay $75 and 15,000 miles each to upgrade our next trip to Mexico (just the flight down). After about an hour hold on the phone, we were told upgrades weren't available yet and were...
Forum: Travel Information 04-23-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,009
Posted By akck
Be aware that the Alaska State Museum is...

Be aware that the Alaska State Museum is currently closed, as they are constructing a new building for it. The Juneau/Douglas City Museum is open, but it is a smaller museum. It is within walking...
Forum: Travel Information 04-22-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,009
Posted By akck
In Juneau, they have booths selling tours at each...

In Juneau, they have booths selling tours at each docking area. I don't know if they're cheaper, I've seen some operators willing to dicker a little. If you go on a whale watching tour or fishing...
Forum: Travel Information 04-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 117,300
Posted By akck
+1 For our trip to Cancun in May, I started...

+1

For our trip to Cancun in May, I started looking at hotels and airfares in September. In November, I made two reservations for different dates because prices went up and I wanted something. In...
Forum: Travel Information 04-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 117,300
Posted By akck
We're off to Cancun early May. Then I have a trip...

We're off to Cancun early May. Then I have a trip to Maryland to help my oldest with some house projects at the end of May, first of June.


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Forum: Travel Information 04-05-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,263
Posted By akck
I've used Kayak.com to check pricing. Once I see...

I've used Kayak.com to check pricing. Once I see a price I like, I go to the airline site to see if they can do better. Kayak redirects you to the site with the best price, many times it being the...
Forum: Travel Information 04-03-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,398
Posted By akck
I've seen two female pilots on a commuter flight...

I've seen two female pilots on a commuter flight about 25 years ago. I've also seen female pilots or first officers on larger commercial flights over the years. There was one flight where the female...
Forum: Travel Information 03-30-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,398
Posted By akck
I disagree. In the case of the German plane, he...

I disagree. In the case of the German plane, he wouldn't have risked it because of the chance he'd have been stopped. Him leaving his seat would signal the flight attendant something was wrong and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-30-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By akck
What I did was to count down various activities....

What I did was to count down various activities. For instance, the last first, second, third fourth quarter report I had to do, the last year end audit I had to work on, the last budget numbers I had...
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