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Forum: Other topics 03-29-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By John Galt III
You should have fixed your Eureka Boss! I have a...

You should have fixed your Eureka Boss! I have a Eureka Boss, about 15 years old, and it croaked about 5 years ago when the motor started sparking and making weird noises and a burnt odor. Believe...
Forum: Other topics 03-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,020
Posted By John Galt III
Francis, I enjoyed your previous thread too. I...

Francis, I enjoyed your previous thread too. I was in the one more month scenario in the toxic environment (psycho manager) but I chose to fight it out, and got fired. The silver lining was that I...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-29-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By John Galt III
I called the 800 number at HC.gov today and asked...

I called the 800 number at HC.gov today and asked them if they needed any more documentation from me at this time. She put me on hold for about 3 minutes. I imagined the worst. But she came back on...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-29-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By John Galt III
This is all too bizarre. It's as though HC.gov...

This is all too bizarre. It's as though HC.gov doesn't want to give someone a subsidy, for whatever reason, and instead of telling the person what new documents are needed, or why the subsidy is...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By John Galt III
I logged into my account on HC.gov and discovered...

I logged into my account on HC.gov and discovered I have no new messages, and that there is now no visible reference to uploading. The *verify* button, which had changed to a *submitted* button has...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-27-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By John Galt III
I just got the same email telling me as of...

I just got the same email telling me as of 3/22/2015 they haven't received the necessary documents..... unbelievable. I snail mailed it to them, then I uploaded it to them. What is their problem? ...
Forum: Other topics 03-26-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 584
Posted By John Galt III
I don't get the whole sports obsession at all....

I don't get the whole sports obsession at all. Never did. My only sports thing is going to my alma mater college football games once in a while. But I always look for cheap scalper tickets, if...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-26-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,516
Posted By John Galt III
What a horror story! I am still getting my...

What a horror story! I am still getting my subsidies, thank goodness, but I have received letters asking for 2015 income verification, with warnings that subsidies and cost sharing may end. I snail...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-25-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,514
Posted By John Galt III
My pension was frozen at mega many years ago...

My pension was frozen at mega many years ago (converted to cash balance). I can take a lump sum, or monthly payments. I started monitoring it just for kicks. Back in 1990, let's say, I used the...
Forum: Other topics 03-24-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 635
Views: 26,323
Posted By John Galt III
Aha! People in store aisles. 2 kinds. The ones...

Aha! People in store aisles. 2 kinds. The ones with blinders on who charge ahead knocking everyone over. And the ones who stand right in the worst spot, blocking everyone else, while they stare...
Forum: Other topics 03-23-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,211
Posted By John Galt III
Rant on.......The 5% (it seems) increase in beer...

Rant on.......The 5% (it seems) increase in beer prices every year no matter what. What slobs are getting that 5%? The wholesaler? The taxman? But no, I am obviously hallucinating...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-23-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt III
Yes, went to an ENT 15 years ago, about a...

Yes, went to an ENT 15 years ago, about a persistent cough, he did a scope look at my throat, via my nasal passages. He suspected acid reflux, and prescribed Prevacid (as a prescription back then)....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt III
EastWest Gal, Yes, that story about the guy...

EastWest Gal, Yes, that story about the guy overdosing on Tums sounds like me! I was taking about 5 per day of the 1000 mg generic Tums. Maybe more on some days, thinking oh well, a little calcium...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-23-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the replies! I'm definitely going to...

Thanks for the replies! I'm definitely going to try some of the natural remedies. Is it OK to take the remedy immediately before lying down to sleep?
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-22-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the ideas!

Thanks for the ideas!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-21-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By John Galt III
Antacid tablet without sugar or artificial sweeteners?

Anyone know of a sugar-free and artificial sweetener-free antacid other than baking soda? I currently take a generic form of Tums to control a repetitive, hacking cough which is caused by acid...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-20-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,267
Posted By John Galt III
My primary care doc says he won't write my...

My primary care doc says he won't write my prescriptions for Synthroid (for thyroid problem) unless I have an annual physical. Which is OK with me. And I like getting the annual blood tests done...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-20-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,267
Posted By John Galt III
Just had my "annual routine physical" this past...

Just had my "annual routine physical" this past January. Talked a lot about different stuff. My health insurance website has no record of any claim being made though. Nothing in mail to me either....
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 10,412
Posted By John Galt III
I was "nudged" out of the nest at age 21 after my...

I was "nudged" out of the nest at age 21 after my parents paid for my liberal arts degree. I agreed reluctantly with them it was probably the right thing to do. The words "tough love" were actually...
Forum: Other topics 03-17-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,131
Posted By John Galt III
Beat one ticket when cop didn't show up. Lost one...

Beat one ticket when cop didn't show up. Lost one when cop did show up. On 3 other tickets, have gone to court and gotten a deal to pay a large fine (larger than the ticket) to have the ticket not...
Forum: Other topics 03-09-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,376
Posted By John Galt III
I notice at the self-checkout, there is much less...

I notice at the self-checkout, there is much less of the "clerk stares into computer screen waiting for something, for one or two minutes" syndrome. That's why I use the self-checkout line.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-06-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By John Galt III
Update: Called the 800 number at HC.gov, told...

Update: Called the 800 number at HC.gov, told the agent I mailed in my docs but had not heard anything back. She said she would make a note in the system that I had called to report sending them in...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-04-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By John Galt III
The status of my application was "complete" as...

The status of my application was "complete" as soon as I submitted it, back in December of 2014, and still is "complete'. But I still have the "verify" button there for uploading documents and the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-02-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By John Galt III
Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll call the...

Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll call the 800 number eventually just so they have a record of me saying I mailed in the docs on time.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-01-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By John Galt III
Mailed docs 3 weeks ago, still no response from Health and Human Services, ACA

Hi, Healthcare.gov asked me to provide proof of income for 2015, to maintain subsidies and cost sharing, for ACA insurance. I was rereading a thread about this and saw that some people sent their...
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