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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 02:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 810
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 Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
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: 329
Views: 14,810
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: 2,986
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: 329
Views: 14,810
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: 329
Views: 14,810
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: 329
Views: 14,810
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: 1,918
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: 1,918
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: 1,918
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: 731
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: 5,661
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.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,353
Posted By John Galt III
Indeed.

Indeed.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,353
Posted By John Galt III
This reminds me of the time I was waiting in the...

This reminds me of the time I was waiting in the hallway outside my doctor's office. I noticed 2 manilla folders in a bracket on the door. One of the folders had my name on it. Since the doctor was...
Forum: Other topics 07-01-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,988
Posted By John Galt III
I like the classic NYC pizza best. It has to be...

I like the classic NYC pizza best. It has to be too hot to hold or eat when it gets put on the table. It has to be runny and gooey, and oily, and steaming. Yep, the bend in the middle is OK too....
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By John Galt III
Ouch! I see them there too, travelover. I can't...

Ouch! I see them there too, travelover. I can't bring myself to check too closely. Just keep walking. :nonono:
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By John Galt III
Update! :) Called 2 independent hardware...

Update! :) Called 2 independent hardware stores, Walmart, 2 "patio furniture" places, an "odd lot" discount place, Home Depot, and Lowe's. Nada.

Called a flea market I found online. The clerk...
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the responses! :) I called a bunch...

Thanks for the responses! :) I called a bunch of local places, and everyone said no. Time to cave and go online !
Forum: Other topics 06-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 547
Posted By John Galt III
Where to Buy Webbing / Straps for old style aluminum folding chair?

My gf has a few of those old aluminum folding chairs for outdoor use. They have the plastic straps that interweave vertically and horizontally. The straps are fraying and I want to replace some of...
Forum: Stock Picking (Individual Security Analysis) 06-23-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By John Galt III
Back in the 07/08 mortgage fraud debacle, I...

Back in the 07/08 mortgage fraud debacle, I called up Fidelity to ask what might happen to my stable value fund (bond fund, including mortgage-backed securities) that I have in a 401K. They said...
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,858
Posted By John Galt III
Hyundai dealer wanted to charge my gf $60 labor...

Hyundai dealer wanted to charge my gf $60 labor to replace the "cabin air filter". It's behind the glove box, and you have to know which lever to tweak in which way, which I found out easily on...
Forum: Other topics 06-17-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 92,746
Posted By John Galt III
National Geographic Magazines from the 90's. I...

National Geographic Magazines from the 90's. I was going to recycle them, but they are just too good!
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,753
Posted By John Galt III
<< I want to squeeze the life of Nygard character...

<< I want to squeeze the life of Nygard character ... I hope he gets what he deserves in the last episode. >>

I was sort of on Lester's side until he framed his innocent brother.

<< One...
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,753
Posted By John Galt III
Can't remember. Have the cops harmed any bad guys...

Can't remember. Have the cops harmed any bad guys yet? Seems like all the violence has been done by civilians so far, right?
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,586
Posted By John Galt III
<< I'm particularly indignant about the cost of...

<< I'm particularly indignant about the cost of services. It now costs $125 just to have a plumber come to our house, and that's before work begins. >>

I got lucky recently. I needed a tall...
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