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Forum: Life after FIRE 08-28-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,147
Posted By John Galt III
Driving much less. No more commute. Only about...

Driving much less. No more commute. Only about 5,000 miles per year now.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-26-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By John Galt III
For me it's *front desk Nazi control freak...

For me it's *front desk Nazi control freak receptionist* syndrome. And *balance-billing form sign here* syndrome. There's always some drama over that darn release form they want you to sign, and bp...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-23-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,568
Posted By John Galt III
Interesting topic. I think the CA law requiring...

Interesting topic. I think the CA law requiring someone to pay for a fence he may not even want is awful. Where I live there is a law requiring that if you choose to install a fence, you must place...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-23-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,008
Views: 53,852
Posted By John Galt III
After 80,000 miles on the original brake pads I...

After 80,000 miles on the original brake pads I checked them yesterday om my 4 cylinder car. Still have a quarter inch left. But only an eighth of an inch until the squeal tabs rub the rotor. Looks...
Forum: Other topics 08-23-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 41,917
Posted By John Galt III
Aha! I guessed right. I just have to get with the...

Aha! I guessed right. I just have to get with the program and buy an expensive new TV! No, I suppose I can live with the cropping. It may be happening on all programs, but I only notice it on...
Forum: Other topics 08-22-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 41,917
Posted By John Galt III
No, I have not. Will try it. Hope the...

No, I have not. Will try it. Hope the instructions aren't hopelessly ambiguous.
Forum: Other topics 08-22-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 41,917
Posted By John Galt III
Here's a good one. When watching golf on my 10...

Here's a good one. When watching golf on my 10 year old perfectly good 25 inch TV, about half the time, while they are showing players on the green, you can't see the player taking the putt! Or you...
Forum: Other topics 08-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 41,917
Posted By John Galt III
They sound like your basic genuine slobs. :(

They sound like your basic genuine slobs. :(
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By John Galt III
Interesting about the fewer commercials on Apple...

Interesting about the fewer commercials on Apple TV. The commercials are what make me not want to watch a show. Just way too many. I wait until it comes out on DVD so I can avoid the commercials....
Forum: Other topics 08-09-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By John Galt III
I saw the first few episodes. It never hooked me...

I saw the first few episodes. It never hooked me the way Breaking Bad did, I think because the lead actor isn't interesting. I guess he's supposed to be mysterious or something. Some very...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-07-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 27,082
Posted By John Galt III
1.47 % YTD as of August 6. 80 % in stable value...

1.47 % YTD as of August 6. 80 % in stable value fund.
Forum: Other topics 08-05-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By John Galt III
I've been getting a lot of "the website is not...

I've been getting a lot of "the website is not responding" as the screen freezes. Along with the "script not responding" stuff. Wasn't happening before.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-02-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By John Galt III
Jim, that sounds like good deal, if it's free! ...

Jim, that sounds like good deal, if it's free! That's all my Delta individual policy was covering, but I had the premiums and copays and deductibles to pay too.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-02-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By John Galt III
I had Delta Dental through w*rk for many years...

I had Delta Dental through w*rk for many years and it was worth the $2 per month I had to contribute to the premium. As a retired person, I enrolled in Delta as an individual, for $12 a month. But I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-27-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,236
Posted By John Galt III
I, for one, appreciate the rant. Who would have...

I, for one, appreciate the rant. Who would have thought that Wall Street would need to be, and would be allowed to be, bailed out from a disaster they caused themselves. But it happened. So bail-ins...
Forum: Other topics 07-24-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By John Galt III
Wow, you did think of a lot of good questions! I...

Wow, you did think of a lot of good questions! I found someone's phone once, I used the phone to call a recently called number, got the spouse who came over to pick up the phone. I lost my cell once...
Forum: Other topics 07-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,109
Posted By John Galt III
One more option! :) There should already be a...

One more option! :) There should already be a vertical tube going through the attic and through the roof. It's the sewer vent pipe. My shower fan exhaust is connected to this vertical pipe. A pvc...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-22-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,093
Posted By John Galt III
I called the IRS 800 number, and waited a half...

I called the IRS 800 number, and waited a half hour to get someone. I was impressed that she gave me her last name and an employee number right away without my asking. She looked up my info and said...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,093
Posted By John Galt III
Update: I called the 800 number on the letter,...

Update: I called the 800 number on the letter, got the "heavy call volume" message, went to the automated system instead, entered ssn, selected option for "received letter", selected option for...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-20-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,093
Posted By John Galt III
IRS letter says they do not have my 2014 return, ACA subsidies threatened

Another ACA glitch?

I filed my 1040 tax form with an 8962 ACA Premium Tax Credit form on time, and done properly, afaik. Used paper forms and mailed them in, the old fashioned way, in early April,...
Forum: Other topics 07-18-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 41,917
Posted By John Galt III
New Reality show? :)

New Reality show? :)
Forum: Other topics 07-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 893
Views: 41,917
Posted By John Galt III
Same here, in Pa. Call a contractor, get no...

Same here, in Pa. Call a contractor, get no answer, or an answering machine. Leave message on machine with description of project, and your phone number, never even get a call back! I finally found...
Forum: Other topics 07-15-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 848
Posted By John Galt III
The Evil One World Government cabal finally flips...

The Evil One World Government cabal finally flips the switch and martial law is enacted worldwide, gas is decreed to be $100 a gallon. Price fixing is established, new living sectors set up, massive...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,458
Posted By John Galt III
When my gf was trying to get info about Medicare,...

When my gf was trying to get info about Medicare, acquaintances she queried about it acted as though she were invading their privacy.
Forum: Other topics 07-13-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,756
Posted By John Galt III
Ready, Do those prices include labor for...

Ready, Do those prices include labor for installation? :coolsmiley: New outdoor unit plus inside coils is about $5,000 here in Pa. For a Trane heat pump/ac. Wonder why it's so much less expensive in...
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