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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 05:07 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 10,472
Posted By jollystomper
Indirect humor: For whatever reason I decided to...

Indirect humor: For whatever reason I decided to start watching the movie "If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium", which came out in 1969 and I saw it sometime back then. One of the opening scenes has...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 04:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,940
Posted By jollystomper
I posted in the "Shopping and restocking update"...

I posted in the "Shopping and restocking update" thread that when I went to the Costco senior hours I was in the entrance line at 7:30 and they actually opened for shopping at 7:40. Few people were...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 01:42 PM
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Views: 29,436
Posted By jollystomper
I find it interesting that Taiwan has success...

I find it interesting that Taiwan has success against Coronavirus (even better than China and Korea, particularly with the amount of folks that travel between China and Taiwan), but they are barely...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 482
Posted By jollystomper
By chance DW and I came across a documentary...

By chance DW and I came across a documentary entitled "Still Bill", about Bill Withers ("Ain't No Sunshine", "Lean on Me", and many others). It was a refreshing "break" from everything around us. It...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets Yesterday, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 133
Posted By jollystomper
Right on schedule for me, I do quarterly full...

Right on schedule for me, I do quarterly full backups and monthly incremental backups.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,026
Posted By jollystomper
Telethon? ...

Telethon?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_62psgsTqE
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,423
Posted By jollystomper
Net down. The rise in grocery expenditures has...

Net down. The rise in grocery expenditures has been more than offset by reduced/eliminated planned spending for entertainment, recreation, and vacation/travel. Our net cash flow will be up about $2K...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 11:32 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,562
Posted By jollystomper
:):laugh::):laugh: there is more truth to that...

:):laugh::):laugh: there is more truth to that than one might think...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,642
Posted By jollystomper
+1 I received a letter, filled it out,...

+1


I received a letter, filled it out, recall seeing some that if you get more letters ignore them. Received a 2nd letter a few days ago, and am ignoring it.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 8,562
Posted By jollystomper
I was listening to the radio while driving...

I was listening to the radio while driving yesterday, and heard some comments I thought interesting. One was was that the desire to live in large population centers, which seem to be be most of the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By jollystomper
Seems like this discussion is occurring in this...

Seems like this discussion is occurring in this thread...

https://www.early-retirement.org/forums/f55/life-after-corona-102599.html
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 879
Posted By jollystomper
Our major purchases/expenditures in the last 2...

Our major purchases/expenditures in the last 2 years have been travel, particularly international travel, so that is deferred to who knows when. So thankful that DS, DDIL, and DGD decided to visit ...
Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 09:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,018
Posted By jollystomper
As of Friday down about 9%. Started the year...

As of Friday down about 9%. Started the year roughly 35/42/23, and took out about 1% from the stock allocation in January to "celebrate" last years gains, and I have not spend that entirely. Still,...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-27-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,114
Posted By jollystomper
Just because you can do something does not mean...

Just because you can do something does not mean you should do it. :)

Personally, I would have a tough time taking it.

I was in a similar situation when I retired. Because Megacorp wanted me to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-27-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,537
Posted By jollystomper
I am taking the long view, so while the past...

I am taking the long view, so while the past three days were good I am on Admiral Ackbar's side on this:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4F4qzPbcFiA
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-27-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,257
Posted By jollystomper
While I miss my major out of the house activities...

While I miss my major out of the house activities being closed down - particularly golfing, since I believe it could easily be done with social distancing - I am okay with things. Working from home...
Forum: FIRECalc support 03-26-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,947
Posted By jollystomper
I did 100%, but also looked at what was forecast...

I did 100%, but also looked at what was forecast for spending levels down to the 95% level.

I also looked at what spending was possible with 100% success with any 2 of the 3 income sources we...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-26-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,589
Posted By jollystomper
OK Boomers :). The DMV is known as the...

OK Boomers :).


The DMV is known as the DC/MD/VA area around the capital beltway. At least that is what my kids tell me. :)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-26-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 7,609
Posted By jollystomper
Internet Rule 34...

Internet Rule 34...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-26-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,589
Posted By jollystomper
DMV area: Went out early this morning. local...

DMV area:

Went out early this morning. local Walmart out of TP, had about 10 packages of paper towels and a dozen packages of flour.

Then went to Costco. I was on line at 7:30 for their...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-25-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,206
Posted By jollystomper
+1 I am looking at this as I looked at the...

+1

I am looking at this as I looked at the bonus component of my compensation plan when I worked. I assume I will get nothing, and just keep living life. :)
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-25-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 29,436
Posted By jollystomper
A friend of DW's went to one of the large stores...

A friend of DW's went to one of the large stores (DW was not completely sure of which one and I do not want to take the chance of posting the wrong store name) today during noon. They had toilet...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-25-2020, 11:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,206
Posted By jollystomper
I agree. DW and I had been discussing adding...

I agree. DW and I had been discussing adding anything we would potentially have gotten to our charity/gift giving. If this helps move the markets towards recovery that will be better for us than...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-25-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,206
Posted By jollystomper
Interesting, it is based on 2018 tax returns. For...

Interesting, it is based on 2018 tax returns. For those who retired in 2018 (such as myself), that may impact what (if any) you are eligible for.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-25-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 179,370
Posted By jollystomper
Courses in Maryland are closed, but they are...

Courses in Maryland are closed, but they are still open in Virginia.
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