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Forum: Life after FIRE 06-06-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 78,043
Posted By misanman
We've had a couple Sparks for a few years now and...

We've had a couple Sparks for a few years now and the grandkids (and their parents, and us) have had a great time with them. I think they are a great value. We had a spline shaft strip out on one...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 06-04-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,942
Posted By misanman
I'd like to upgrade to current technology...

I'd like to upgrade to current technology thermostats but we have a zoned system (upstairs, main floor, and downstairs) and that seems to take a lot of options (including Nest) off the table. I'm...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-02-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,782
Posted By misanman
No trouble at all. I received the documents as...

No trouble at all. I received the documents as email attachments. The body of the email contained the following text right after the introductory paragraph:

"Currently, the following positions...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-02-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,782
Posted By misanman
I received my documents today and they only...

I received my documents today and they only reference a single security that I own - ARKG. I take it to mean that ARKG is the only security of interest, but it's hard to know for sure. Also, it seems...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-02-2021, 05:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,543
Posted By misanman
We have lived in Michigan nearly all of our adult...

We have lived in Michigan nearly all of our adult lives and have not experienced this. FWIW.
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-24-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,782
Posted By misanman
The only time we sold a house we did FSBO and it...

The only time we sold a house we did FSBO and it worked well. We had our lawyer draw up the sales contract and some other documents and I think he pointed us to a title company for the closing....
Forum: Other topics 05-21-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,405
Posted By misanman
Had some painting done a couple months ago and...

Had some painting done a couple months ago and decided recently to extend the new paint to an additional wall. So we needed to buy another gallon of Sherwin Williams paint to match. Went to the...
Forum: Other topics 05-18-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 7,999
Posted By misanman
Anecdotal info - A friend's son is an engineer...

Anecdotal info - A friend's son is an engineer working on self-driving cars for a major corporation. He reports that there was quite a bit of initial progress but getting the rest of the way there...
Forum: Other topics 05-12-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,882
Posted By misanman
We have a three-car garage so it's necessary for...

We have a three-car garage so it's necessary for us to have three cars, right? The third car was previously a 2008 Miata but we sold that a couple of years ago and replaced it with a 2019 Mustang GT...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-11-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,104
Posted By misanman
DW feels compelled to wash windows when they get...

DW feels compelled to wash windows when they get dirty. You can reach some of our 2nd story windows by climbing out on the roof of the attached garage. Makes me really nervous as it is a pitched roof...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-09-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,699
Posted By misanman
For the garage?

This may seem like an strange question, but would a robot sweeper work okay to keep a garage floor clean? That's one area of our house that doesn't get a lot of attention so I'm intrigued by having a...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-30-2021, 06:23 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,699
Posted By misanman
Are any of them smart enough to avoid dog poop? A...

Are any of them smart enough to avoid dog poop? A friend's dog got sick with diarrhea while he was away. The Rhoomba ran and sucked up quite a bit of it but tracked the rest of it all over. Seems...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-28-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,858
Posted By misanman
14.5% in REITs.

14.5% in REITs.
Forum: Other topics 04-28-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,840
Posted By misanman
I work occasionally at the local funeral home. ...

I work occasionally at the local funeral home. What bothers me is the number of young and relatively young people who die, often from OD or liver failure due to excess alcohol consumption. Such a...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-22-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,122
Posted By misanman
We rarely shutdown any of our computers. I would...

We rarely shutdown any of our computers. I would guess we bought the oldest about ten years ago and I never shut it down unless there is a power outage (it's on a UPS) in which case I shut it down...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-21-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,534
Posted By misanman
Have used tile on my keys for several years but...

Have used tile on my keys for several years but haven't lost or misplaced keys so haven't really had an opportunity to make use of it. I think the batteries ran out a year or so ago so probably just...
Forum: Other topics 04-03-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,912
Posted By misanman
A couple of situations of which I'm aware: ...

A couple of situations of which I'm aware:

1. The funeral home had a guy that was found after neighbors complained of the smell. They believe he'd been dead in his apartment about 30 days. His...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-03-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,060
Posted By misanman
Dewalt Gyroscopic Screwdriver

https://https://www.toolnut.com/dewalt-dcf682n1-8v-max-gyroscopic-inline-screwdriver.html?msclkid=c4287b08a6a11a4762421b602f72d353&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=*Shopping%20-%20Medium%20-...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-30-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,061
Posted By misanman
Wow, 58 posts. Seems like much todo about...

Wow, 58 posts. Seems like much todo about nothing. Obviously others do not share my opinion.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-25-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,723
Posted By misanman
As part of the surgery, they installed a small,...

As part of the surgery, they installed a small, battery powered pump that injected a numbing agent into DW's surgery site. She was allowed to take it home and we disconnected it and mailed it a day...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-22-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,587
Posted By misanman
I have no doubt that government sponsored and...

I have no doubt that government sponsored and controlled crypto will hold tantalizing benefits to government. Imagine not having to fill out tax forms because the government will know the details of...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 03-22-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 10,587
Posted By misanman
Bitcoin is attractive to many exactly because it...

Bitcoin is attractive to many exactly because it is not government and central bank controlled. I'm guessing that eventually governments will outlaw bitcoin precisely because they can't control it. I...
Forum: Other topics 03-22-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,262
Posted By misanman
The house we've lived in for the last 25 years...

The house we've lived in for the last 25 years has the arrangement where you walk through the bathroom to get to the closet. It works well for us because one of us can be changing (either getting...
Forum: Other topics 03-16-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,555
Posted By misanman
I've been using Venmo with my kids and in-laws...

I've been using Venmo with my kids and in-laws for quite a while and find it much more convenient than checks or cash. Also have the Cash App. My bank promotes Zelle, but I've never been successful...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-11-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,243
Posted By misanman
I've used spreadsheets for years and they've...

I've used spreadsheets for years and they've morphed to fit our financial situation hand in glove. I'd stick with spreadsheets.
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