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Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Cobra9777
I'd take a look at new cartridge filters before...

I'd take a look at new cartridge filters before sand. I've had DE, sand, and now cartridge. For me, cartridge is the easiest to deal with. No backwashing which wastes water... and no backwash...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 03:25 AM
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Posted By Cobra9777
We love having a pool. DW and I get in 3 or 4...

We love having a pool. DW and I get in 3 or 4 times a week, often just to cool off and relax after working outside in the Texas heat. When our kids were here, they were in the pool nearly every...
Forum: Other topics 06-05-2021, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Cobra9777
I haven't noticed any difference. I monitor...

I haven't noticed any difference. I monitor Informed Delivery and everything seems to arrive on time... though 98% of it is junk that goes straight into the trash. I call it physical spam. So I...
Forum: Other topics 06-04-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,882
Posted By Cobra9777
I retired 8 years ago after 25 years at MC. I...

I retired 8 years ago after 25 years at MC. I was offered a retirement party and declined. Instead, we had a lunch with 7 or 8 people. They gave me the traditional plaque, thanking for years of...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-30-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By Cobra9777
I read about this several months ago but there...

I read about this several months ago but there was nothing to do at that time. Then today, I saw the Ars Technica article with instructions to disable. I just followed the instructions and had it...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-27-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,596
Posted By Cobra9777
mouse

mouse
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 05-26-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,158
Posted By Cobra9777
We both use Google Maps for navigation. In our...

We both use Google Maps for navigation. In our 2019 Subaru Forester, we use it with Android Auto. Our other 2 vehicles are very old and don't have display screens. So we just use it on our phones...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-13-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 23,162
Posted By Cobra9777
I have a small non-COLA corporate pension. It's...

I have a small non-COLA corporate pension. It's about 20% of my final base pay. It could have been a lot bigger but I quit at 52 and started collecting immediately. DW has a government pension...
Forum: Other topics 05-03-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Cobra9777
Yeah, it is a little high. But it's actually 15%...

Yeah, it is a little high. But it's actually 15% when it arrives at the pool store in bulk tanks. They transfer it to returnable 1gal bottles and sell it as 12.5%. But in my experience, it's...
Forum: Other topics 05-02-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By Cobra9777
Thanks for posting. I had not heard about this. ...

Thanks for posting. I had not heard about this.

I use a combination of 3" tabs and 12.5% liquid. My 50# bucket of tabs is about 2/3 full. I use one tab every 7-10 days. So I should be OK for...
Forum: Other topics 04-30-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,751
Posted By Cobra9777
One of my closest friends from high school worked...

One of my closest friends from high school worked his entire career at the corporate office of a popular American fast food chain. He had many different roles over the years, but the last 10-15...
Forum: Other topics 04-28-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,751
Posted By Cobra9777
I saw that video a couple days ago. I have zero...

I saw that video a couple days ago. I have zero interest in ice cream or McDonalds. I only clicked because I have a lot of respect for Johnny Harris and his work. As expected, the story was about...
Forum: Other topics 04-25-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,937
Posted By Cobra9777
My guess is they won't work one of these reports...

My guess is they won't work one of these reports at all unless some minimum number of reports have been submitted. THEN, they probably get worked in priority order based on the number of reports and...
Forum: Other topics 04-25-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,937
Posted By Cobra9777
If it was me, I'd set up 10 throw-away Google...

If it was me, I'd set up 10 throw-away Google accounts and have each of the 10 accounts (plus your own) report the error every day for a couple weeks. That's the best way to get their attention......
Forum: Other topics 04-21-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
Thanks. As I said, we buy a lot on Amazon,...

Thanks. As I said, we buy a lot on Amazon, especially stuff like household goods on Subscribe and Save (dogfood, paper goods, groceries, cleaning supplies, pool chemicals). Each S&S item comes in...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-17-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,274
Posted By Cobra9777
We dumped paid landline service when I retired in...

We dumped paid landline service when I retired in 2013. Since then, we've used a free Google Voice number with an Obi-200 VoIP adapter. It works flawlessly with our existing landline handsets. ...
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
Thanks very much for that post. I've used those...

Thanks very much for that post. I've used those order history reports in the past for this exact purpose. A bunch of my old reports are still listed there. But at some point last year, Amazon...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-14-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,220
Posted By Cobra9777
I told my boss in April 2013 after 24 years at...

I told my boss in April 2013 after 24 years at Megacorp. I had just turned 52. He was quite surprised. He thought I was a "lock" for at least another 3 years. Megacorp's official "early...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-14-2021, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Cobra9777
I use TT Premier and download 1099s, etc. from...

I use TT Premier and download 1099s, etc. from Fidelity. Never had any problem with automatic import of Foreign Tax Paid. I always compare the imported numbers to a printed copy of the 1099. And...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 786
Posted By Cobra9777
My Music Routine

I listen to Pandora free in the workshop, in the car, and doing yard work. I also listen to lots of podcasts in those scenarios. But for passive music listening, Pandora is the best. When I first...
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
I don't get it... When I go to the Chase...

I don't get it...

When I go to the Chase website, and go to transaction details, I see the Amazon order number as a link. But when I click, it just takes me to the top of the first page of my...
Forum: Other topics 04-11-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
My return credits always go to the card.

My return credits always go to the card.
Forum: Other topics 04-11-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
That's interesting. I wonder why Chase can't do...

That's interesting. I wonder why Chase can't do the same? I might look at adding the Synchrony card.
Forum: Other topics 04-11-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
My one disappointment with the Amazon/Chase card...

My one disappointment with the Amazon/Chase card was that the statement does not include item descriptions. Maybe that was an unrealistic expectation on my part. But I remember thinking (hoping)...
Forum: Other topics 04-11-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,764
Posted By Cobra9777
We have the Amazon-branded Chase VISA, with 5%...

We have the Amazon-branded Chase VISA, with 5% cash-back on Amazon purchases. Great card. The physical card never leaves my sock drawer. We use a grandfathered AMEX Blue Cash for 5% on groceries,...
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