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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-07-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 25,670
Posted By bluelight
Just like the 2nd Pfizer shot, the booster got...

Just like the 2nd Pfizer shot, the booster got me. At least it was only 2 days this time with fever, chills and body aches instead of 3 days. I think I managed to stay awake for about an hour on...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-04-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 25,670
Posted By bluelight
Had my Pfizer booster this afternoon. The...

Had my Pfizer booster this afternoon. The pharmacist at CVS had a steady stream of customers for vaccines.

The 2nd shot in March kicked my butt hard. I had chills, fever and brutal body aches...
Forum: Other topics 09-01-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 405,086
Posted By bluelight
I lived in Northern NJ in 2011. Irene stalled...

I lived in Northern NJ in 2011. Irene stalled and the flooding was worse for us than Sandy.

Live in NY now, Ida's rain has started here. We are under tornado watch but it looks like most of the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-01-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 24,638
Posted By bluelight
We attended a large family funeral in early July....

We attended a large family funeral in early July. My immediate family has all been vaccinated. My daughter was there with her 3 young children. While the kids spent most of the time in the child...
Forum: Other topics 07-23-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,404
Posted By bluelight
We didn't move from Northern NJ to southeast PA /...

We didn't move from Northern NJ to southeast PA / MD border. My sister and most of my family is in northeastern MD and we wanted to be 1/2 hour to an hour away from them. Close but not too close. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,042
Posted By bluelight
LOL, even though you live across the country from...

LOL, even though you live across the country from me you are married to my husband, or at least his twin. I see that conversation in my future.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-20-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,042
Posted By bluelight
I don't currently have a housekeeper, but plan to...

I don't currently have a housekeeper, but plan to get one in the fall. DH doesn't want a stranger cleaning our house, but he doesn't lift a finger to help me either. It's getting harder for me to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,945
Posted By bluelight
I have a spreadsheet of our assets that I update...

I have a spreadsheet of our assets that I update on the last day of the month. It's a bit overkill, quarterly would suffice.
Forum: Travel Information 07-05-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,670
Posted By bluelight
When our 2020 Viking river cruise through France...

When our 2020 Viking river cruise through France was cancelled, we immediately rebooked it for 2022. Counting the days.
Forum: Other topics 06-22-2021, 05:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,845
Posted By bluelight
In my previous life I had a house with a one car...

In my previous life I had a house with a one car garage that was used for my car. The PO had built a small shed to the back of the garage which was enough to hold yard tools and a lawnmower. When...
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,535
Posted By bluelight
We have 3 cars, each with their own function. ...

We have 3 cars, each with their own function.

2021 Audi Q7 for any hauling that needs to be done.
2013 Audi A6, good for long comfortable rides.
The fun car is the 2009 Porsche Cayman.

Non...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-11-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 14,048
Posted By bluelight
Our state sites are mostly Pfizer and it was my...

Our state sites are mostly Pfizer and it was my preference, so I was happy. Received my 2nd shot on 3/25 and exactly 12 hours later my immune system kicked in. For 2 days I had fever, chills,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-23-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 17,175
Posted By bluelight
My DH will be 75 next month and took SS when he...

My DH will be 75 next month and took SS when he turned 65. My FRA is 66 and 4 months, I have just over 2 years to go.

We've been living off of DH's SS, pensions and dividends from our...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 03-11-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,834
Posted By bluelight
That is the consensus and I was told the same...

That is the consensus and I was told the same thing at the time. At this point the utility stock has almost doubled in value from our original cost basis so the tax bite to sell it would be pretty...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 03-11-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,834
Posted By bluelight
My DH inherited a substantial amount of a...

My DH inherited a substantial amount of a dividend paying utility stock when his mother passed away. At the time my immediate response was to sell it and invest in a stock fund, but he wouldn't hear...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,401
Posted By bluelight
When my position was eliminated in 2011, I...

When my position was eliminated in 2011, I received 6 months of severance and full medical benefits. In the state that I lived in at the time (NJ) I was able to collect UI while I received the...
Forum: Other topics 03-09-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,831
Posted By bluelight
I guess mine are a little different. I grew up...

I guess mine are a little different. I grew up in NYC with family close by and the big Italian holiday meals. We moved away when I was 6 and then my mother died when I was 10. At that point our...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-09-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,508
Posted By bluelight
2020 was my first full year of retirement (I...

2020 was my first full year of retirement (I worked for 3 months in 2019 and DH has been retired for 9 years) and excluding the vacation budget which went unused last year, we spent about the same as...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-04-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 181,472
Posted By bluelight
Received my first vaccination today at one of the...

Received my first vaccination today at one of the NY State run mass vaccination sites that's about 20 mins from my house. DH had his there a couple of weeks ago as part of the 65+ group. I'm 64...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-19-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,957
Posted By bluelight
I've been on 5mg Lisinopril for years without any...

I've been on 5mg Lisinopril for years without any issue. I was told to take my dose before bed. Ask your doctor for the best time to take it.
Forum: Other topics 02-05-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,598
Posted By bluelight
My father retired at age 52 after working for 34...

My father retired at age 52 after working for 34 years, including military service. He bruised his back when he fell on the job and never worked again.

I retired at age 62 after working full...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-08-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,945
Posted By bluelight
I just had my script for Synthroid refilled. ...

I just had my script for Synthroid refilled. Even though the Dr. allows generics the PBM gives me the name brand product. $15 for 90 days.

Your doctor can request a prior authorization to the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-05-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 19,305
Posted By bluelight
Our check was in our account Monday morning. It...

Our check was in our account Monday morning. It will go towards offsetting the old crown that broke over the weekend. I guess the dentist is considered a small business.
Forum: Other topics 01-05-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 967
Posted By bluelight
The items are coming from different warehouses. ...

The items are coming from different warehouses.


Since the pandemic, I have been doing biweekly food orders from Target. Their prices are very good and I've been happy with the shipping times. ...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-23-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 127,837
Posted By bluelight
I drove past one of our malls yesterday on the...

I drove past one of our malls yesterday on the way to a pickup order. I had considered going inside to the Disney store at the mall to save $10 over what Amazon was charging for Grandchild's doll,...
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