Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-05-2021, 07:51 PM   #481
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 3,060
I drove my neighbor in to town this morning for his MRI appointment at the hospital. I got dropped off at the car shop and picked up my truck while he went on down to the hospital. I got some of the roads plowed after the snow last night and will finish tomorrow. It is supposed to be mid 50s tomorrow so as soon as I plow the roads will dry out. There will likely be drifts in some spots a couple feet deep.
Hermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-06-2021, 06:12 PM   #482
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 861
Went to the grocery store in the AM, came home and had lunch, a PB&J (never gets old). DW came up to the lake house and we put ice spikes on and walked the perimeter of the lake. Had done it before and found it smaller than I had thought. This time we hugged the shore the whole way and came back at 2.52 mi.





Came back and made homemade pasta for the first time, Caputo Semola flour. Made raviolis stuffed with chopped shrimp, lobster, shallots and garlic (duh). Will serve tomorrow night with a Limoncello creme sauce and basil.
__________________
Well of course it is my opinion, why would I express someone else's??
doneat54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2021, 08:50 AM   #483
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
ls99's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 5,712
Completed a five day fast, by having a very light breakfest.
__________________
There must be moderation in everything, including moderation.
ls99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2021, 03:30 PM   #484
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: the prairies
Posts: 3,537
Major score today. I just snapped up about $10 - $12k of beautiful very good condition maple kitchen cabinets for $2500. Got lucky and saw the listing 10 minutes after it posted. I knew they'd go quick so I immediately replied and was the first one to see them. I took a some measurements and they'll fit in our new (old) cabin almost exactly....all I have to move a short 3' section of non-load bearing wall 6", that's almost too good to be true. And as the floor will be re-done anyway there's no gap to fill with impossible to find matching flooring. These will replace old and damaged 40-year old cabinets.

I immediately sealed the deal with a down payment and agreed to the full price and their time line.

Music lover is very happy today
Music Lover is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2021, 06:42 PM   #485
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 22,623
Went out and took the truck to the car wash, it was pretty grubby from the melting snow we had. Then went to Michael's craft store hoping to get some balsa sheet wood for an airplane; no luck there, they're all out. Next stop was Harbor Freight for some 120 grit sanding belts and sanding discs for the belt sander. On rare occasions I use the belt sander in airplane building, and it's a huge time-saver if care is used to not get carried away. Last stop was Walgreen's for a prescription, and then home for the day.

On the front porch was a new kit for a powered sailplane called the "Sunbird F-16" from a Chinese company called Dancing Wings. Hardly anyone makes kits in the U.S. anymore. I ordered it via Amazon, not knowing how reliable this company is but Amazon is quick & easy to resolve any issues. Delivery was about a month, but they warned about that. I'll start on this one when I finish the current project.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Sunbird_2017.jpg (279.5 KB, 65 views)
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 01:14 PM   #486
Recycles dryer sheets
Avalon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walt34 View Post
On the front porch was a new kit for a powered sailplane called the "Sunbird F-16" from a Chinese company called Dancing Wings. Hardly anyone makes kits in the U.S. anymore. I ordered it via Amazon, not knowing how reliable this company is but Amazon is quick & easy to resolve any issues. Delivery was about a month, but they warned about that. I'll start on this one when I finish the current project.
This reminds me a bit of the Goldberg Electra from years ago. It was the electric version of the Gentle Lady.

Should be fun.
__________________

...open up your mind and see like me...
Avalon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 01:23 PM   #487
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 5,158
Went and ran a few errands during "retiree drive time" (which is M-F 10a-2p) Also washed the car since it's pretty funky from the winter weather. The 10 year old car now looks like it's only 4 years old!!

Marinating a couple of steaks for dinner tonight. Root canal is scheduled for tomorrow, so don't think I will be eating anything that isn't liquid for a few days.
__________________
Retired in 2014 at 40 Years Old
ExFlyBoy5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 01:29 PM   #488
Administrator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland again!
Posts: 34,860
DW showed me a crack on her iPhone screen. I backed up the phone to iTunes, made an appointment at the local Apple Store ($200 for a screen replacement), and then peeled off the screen protector. Turns out the protector did it’s job and the screen is fine, so I cancelled the appointment and ordered a new screen protector.
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 03:28 PM   #489
Moderator
Walt34's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern WV Panhandle
Posts: 22,623
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avalon View Post
This reminds me a bit of the Goldberg Electra from years ago. It was the electric version of the Gentle Lady.

Should be fun.
I'm sure it will be. I had one of the Goldberg Electras years ago and those nicad batteries were so heavy the thing would barely fly. I'm about to start covering a Herr Rally XP kit from Sig and when I finish that I'll start on the Sunbird. I put a $10 outrunner motor from Value Hobby on the Rally XP and I'm sure it'll climb vertically or nearly so. Electrics have come a long way!
__________________
I heard the call to do nothing. So I answered it.
Walt34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 03:44 PM   #490
Moderator
braumeister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Flyover country
Posts: 18,757
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
DW showed me a crack on her iPhone screen. I backed up the phone to iTunes, made an appointment at the local Apple Store ($200 for a screen replacement), and then peeled off the screen protector. Turns out the protector did its job and the screen is fine, so I cancelled the appointment and ordered a new screen protector.
Good to know. I always considered them a waste of money but I'll reconsider.
__________________
I thought growing old would take longer.
braumeister is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 04:01 PM   #491
Administrator
MichaelB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicagoland again!
Posts: 34,860
Quote:
Originally Posted by braumeister View Post
Good to know. I always considered them a waste of money but I'll reconsider.
I was sure the iPhone screen was cracked. There was a clear point of impact, spidery lines reaching out over much of the screen. When I ran my finger over the cracks there was no feeling, leading me to believe it was the screen beneath the protector. Good thing I was wrong.

A phone case and screen protector are mandatory for me, as I drop my phone regularly. Not from inattention, as Neil deGrasse Tyson might say, but reduced sensitivity from rheumatoid arthritis. There are lots of cases and protectors that are attractive but useless (form over function). There are some that do protect as promised.
MichaelB is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 04:19 PM   #492
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
street's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 4,786
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
I was sure the iPhone screen was cracked. There was a clear point of impact, spidery lines reaching out over much of the screen. When I ran my finger over the cracks there was no feeling, leading me to believe it was the screen beneath the protector. Good thing I was wrong.

A phone case and screen protector are mandatory for me, as I drop my phone regularly. Not from inattention, as Neil deGrasse Tyson might say, but reduced sensitivity from rheumatoid arthritis. There are lots of cases and protectors that are attractive but useless (form over function). There are some that do protect as promised.
I also am a fan of case and screen protector.
street is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 04:21 PM   #493
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
street's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 4,786
Just got back from a late morning till afternoon hike. About 5 miles and eat lunch in the hills. I was on top of the world when I was eating lunch, a beautiful day in paradise.
street is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 04:27 PM   #494
Moderator Emeritus
Ronstar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 13,537
Went for a hike. And called the insurance guy to put the Corvette back on insurance, then took it for its first 2021 ride. Then did some woodworking with the overhead door open to take in the 68 weather.
Ronstar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 04:58 PM   #495
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: East of Cleveland
Posts: 14
First nice sunny day that was fairly warm that I could spend outside so my HS Senior ( who was off school as the staff had a mass sickout from the effects of their second Covid Vaccine) and I spent several hours chainsawing and moving limbs and logs. Still have several hours of work ahead of me to clean up the tree damage from winter storm "Jenny" that was back on 12/1/20. Then the DW and I went to a local park and took a walk. It was nice to get out and feel the sun.
__________________
Retired 12/01/2020 at age 52.
ohiodep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2021, 06:49 PM   #496
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 3,060
I finished getting half my garage cleaned up today. It had a bunch of construction lumber and other such stuff in it. A lot of it was lumber that I had picked through many times. I gave all the bent, twisted, and warped stuff to the neighbor and neatly stacked the rest. The cabinets are coming in a week and the delivery people won't put them inside because of COVID worries.

The people doing the mudding and taping finished today so I am ready for texture in the main level of the house.
Hermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2021, 07:24 PM   #497
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
Nemo2's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 8,368
Bought a second Balanceball chair online at a good price. Seller lives close to us, (a probation officer working remotely today), and she has a Border Collie, (I miss my Border who died over 18 years ago).

So imagine where my attention was focused....guess I contravened the 'post THR bending directions' but these were extenuating circumstances.

Now we have people close to us with those damn little yappy mutts; if they're awake they're barking.......with Borders, and this one was no exception, it's "Hi, looking for work? Here, throw this ball/stick/whatever. Hurry up, we don't have all day".

Good chair, good dog.
__________________
"Exit, pursued by a bear."

The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare
Nemo2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2021, 10:14 PM   #498
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Finance Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,602
Received two rebates from Menards for their 11% off sale...finally! As a handyman, I can rack up some big purchases...and last December I had a couple big jobs. So I have been expecting rebates from them and they were late...normally takes 6-8 weeks but these two took 11 and 13 weeks, yikes!

But, I got two rebates totalling $115!
__________________
"Live every day as if it were your last, and one day you'll be right" - unknown
Finance Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2021, 05:13 PM   #499
Full time employment: Posting here.
Out of Steam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 678
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExFlyBoy5 View Post
Went and ran a few errands during "retiree drive time" (which is M-F 10a-2p)
Next to Wednesday day hikes, this is one of the biggest advantages of retirement.
Out of Steam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2021, 05:57 PM   #500
Administrator
Gumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 16,944
Moved a bunch of blueberry bushes to a more favorable location in the yard. Moved two apple trees to sunnier spots as well. It was a lot of digging and hauling. Talked to my neighbors for a while.
__________________
Living an analog life in the Digital Age.
Gumby is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What did you do today? 2017 version Gumby Life after FIRE 3425 12-31-2017 08:35 PM
What did you do today? 2016 version Huston55 Life after FIRE 2576 01-01-2017 06:54 AM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.