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Old 01-10-2020, 11:37 PM   #41
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Minor 'blow that dough.'

In October, we ordered the same 'recovery chair recliner' that you recommended when you got your knee replacement ... DH looked at the options, decided that it had a lot of the features we'd both like, ... and ordered a matching one for him!

One of the things we liked was that it reclines flat; made it a lot easier to sleep when I couldn't climb into bed post-surgery. (Him having the matching recliner helped through some of those tough nights.)
I loved that recliner, and I am glad you and your DH do also! If you are reasonably gentle with it (which I wasn't), and it doesn't break after a few months like mine did, I think it is perfect.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:32 AM   #42
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I just dropped $1.5K for new ski gear (and it was on sale).
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:17 PM   #43
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Retirement is about freedom. You've had to shave every day of your adult life... now you don't. Sure you will look old. Remember: with age come wisdom. Just keep your mouth shut, and you will have everyone fooled.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:20 PM   #44
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Someone dented and scraped our relatively new SUV.
The paint process is a 4 step process, so will fork over 2k for the fix and paint.
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Old 01-14-2020, 07:45 PM   #45
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Closed out 2019 with a $10K sewer line repair. Woo hoo, living the high life!

Still using just one blade a month and replacing it on the first shave of the month. That might be a hard habit to break.
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Old 01-15-2020, 12:49 AM   #46
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:59 AM   #47
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razor blades are $3.75 at the navy exchange. I save so much money on I bought a 82inch led tv. big dollars, but not as big as the 12 string, 12 fret Taylor guitar I bought in November '19. Taylor 564.
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Old 01-15-2020, 06:35 AM   #48
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Now that the pooches are gone I donated the fencing to a coworker. Got a nice banana bread as payment. Taking the cedar shakes off the beach gazebo. Replacing with a nice metal roof. Estimate 2-3K. New trim, siding and garage door on original garage to match the new house. Estimate 7-8K. Yearly update of baseball (umpire) and volleyball (referee) uniforms. $250. Trying to make Robbie proud.
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Old 01-15-2020, 09:35 AM   #49
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I learned from Clark Howard to extend razor blade life by blow drying it after each use. My disposables last 3 months now, shaving weekly before church.
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Old 01-16-2020, 12:45 PM   #50
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Still 10 years from retirement here, but I feel I have saved enough that it should grow on its own sufficiently to be FI by then. So this is a year of blowing dough. So far this year I've paid for 1 week in Jamaica, 3.5 weeks in Australia and NZ, bought a new La-z-boy couch and paid off the last 10k on my mortgage.

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We decided to bite the bullet and do a complete remodel of our new Palm Springs home. Removing a few walls, replacing all flooring, and redoing a kitchen and 2.5 baths. Major BTD!
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:50 AM   #52
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Should be interesting - - 6 to 8 weeks makes it between February 18th and March 3rd. Mardi Gras is February 25th, and I live half a block from one of the biggest parade routes in New Orleans - - so due to the crowds it is nearly impossible to get to my house during the week before Mardi Gras. I hope the poor delivery men have enough sense to avoid the parade times and/or deliver during the week after Mardi Gras.
We are blowing some serious dough on a five week cruise around South America, and it will place us in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. We will be at the Sambadrome during Mardi Gras as a result, and will raise a glass to you all up in NOLA.
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:13 PM   #53
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white beards make some people look so much older.
LOL. When my beard finally turned white after having one for 15 years, I surprised everybody and shaved it off. So many people commented that I looked 10 years younger.

To add some blow that dough, bought a new garage door and new tires on the wife's car this month.

I also blew 6k for Roth conversion taxes. Wait, does that count?
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Old 01-18-2020, 03:21 PM   #54
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Should be interesting - - 6 to 8 weeks makes it between February 18th and March 3rd. Mardi Gras is February 25th, and I live half a block from one of the biggest parade routes in New Orleans - - so due to the crowds it is nearly impossible to get to my house during the week before Mardi Gras. I hope the poor delivery men have enough sense to avoid the parade times and/or deliver during the week after Mardi Gras.
We are blowing some serious dough on a five week cruise around South America, and it will place us in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. We will be at the Sambadrome during Mardi Gras as a result, and will raise a glass to you all up in NOLA.
Oh wow!!! Should be some amazing crowds down there. I have heard that Carnival in Rio is really spectacular to see and experience. Have a wonderful time!
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I nominate "Beat the Bush" Youtuber, who bought a Tesla Model 3 Performance.

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We decided to put in a $6,000 free standing tub in our new house. I hope it does more than make me wet.
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Final payment on a 10 day bus tour of musically significant pubs in Ireland.

With 24 of our friends. Just us on the bus. In May.


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Hope you hit this one. Kate Kearney's Cottage near the gap of Dunlow
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