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Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2021, 10:34 AM
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Views: 2,486
Posted By TrvlBug
We insure for catastrophic events. Several years...

We insure for catastrophic events. Several years ago, discussed this with our agent and she stated the largest award she's seen was for $9M in a case where an elderly driver hit the gas instead of...
Forum: Travel Information 06-13-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 42,039
Posted By TrvlBug
While we prefer to rent cars for long driving...

While we prefer to rent cars for long driving trips less than 2 weeks, we're thinking of getting a rental car here (SF Bay Area), dropping it off at the end and flying home. Not anxious to do that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2021, 10:30 AM
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Views: 78,879
Posted By TrvlBug
We're dipping our toes into the outside world and...

We're dipping our toes into the outside world and had our second excursion yesterday. Went to an exhibit at the Legion of Honor in SF. Fabulous in that capacity was at 25% or less and your didn't...
Forum: Other topics 06-01-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,719
Posted By TrvlBug
I have a couple. 1. DH and I were in China on a...

I have a couple.
1. DH and I were in China on a boat on a lake. There were 2 other American couples on board. One of them lived in our area and was close friends with someone we knew well at work!
...
Forum: Other topics 05-20-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 30,956
Posted By TrvlBug
Wow, you've never seen a flashing red traffic...

Wow, you've never seen a flashing red traffic light? Have them here often when for some reason the powers that be need to convert traffic light(s) to 'stop sign', usually during some sort of...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 05-20-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,878
Posted By TrvlBug
DH had his first ablation about 6 years ago after...

DH had his first ablation about 6 years ago after 3 cardioversions. He was on meds prior but had some serious side effects with one. Almost 5 years to the day, his heart began racing uncontrollably....
Forum: Other topics 05-20-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 30,956
Posted By TrvlBug
Drivers who don't know what a flashing red light...

Drivers who don't know what a flashing red light means. They have installed a number of pedestrian lights on 'major' 4 lane roads in our area. The ped presses the walk button, the overhead lights go...
Forum: Other topics 05-15-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 30,956
Posted By TrvlBug
:laugh::laugh::laugh:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:
Forum: Other topics 05-15-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 30,956
Posted By TrvlBug
On our late afternoon/early evening walks, we...

On our late afternoon/early evening walks, we smell the most delicious cooking. Makes us want to knock on doors and invite ourselves over :laugh:.
Forum: Other topics 05-10-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,053
Posted By TrvlBug
Interesting. I'll have to ask my gardener what...

Interesting. I'll have to ask my gardener what soap he uses. He's very anti pesticide and herbicide use and used landscaper strength vinegar with a bit of soap to kill the weeds as well as some...
Forum: Other topics 05-09-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,053
Posted By TrvlBug
I did similar during CA's last major drought....

I did similar during CA's last major drought. Bought several 5 gallon HD buckets and 2 went in the shower. Additionally, I filled other buckets as I was waiting for hot water in the sinks. Used all...
Forum: Travel Information 04-21-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 42,039
Posted By TrvlBug
DH just planned our first 2021 trip this morning...

DH just planned our first 2021 trip this morning :dance:. He is so bummed about not being able to travel that I suggested we look at local, up to a week long road trips. We'll be visiting the Shasta...
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,705
Posted By TrvlBug
It's an incredibly hot market here in the Bay...

It's an incredibly hot market here in the Bay Area. However, houses overpriced are not selling. Ask the guy up the street...had to drop his price $300K. Priced well (underpriced) and you'll get...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-16-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,274
Posted By TrvlBug
We have a landline, old technology, not VOIP,...

We have a landline, old technology, not VOIP, because:

1. Cell reception in our home sucks. Most neighbors also have a landline for that reason :facepalm:.

2. Spam/scam calls mostly limited to...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-16-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,486
Posted By TrvlBug
State Farm offers up to $25M. We're in the...

State Farm offers up to $25M. We're in the process of increasing ours to NW and this came up in the conversation...Don't see us getting anywhere near that. Premium increase is either $400 or $500 per...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-14-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 22,660
Posted By TrvlBug
Have had the 2 Moderna vaxes with side effects...

Have had the 2 Moderna vaxes with side effects (nasty vertigo was one) and today got the 10 year tetanus booster and the Pneumovax 23. My immune system doesn't know what's going on ;D. Chills and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-14-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2,182
Views: 120,460
Posted By TrvlBug
Was at Costco today for my weekly run. Surprise,...

Was at Costco today for my weekly run. Surprise, surprise, they had samples out. Except that there were no samples! They told you where you could buy the stuff :laugh:.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-10-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By TrvlBug
Not sure about other providers but can you build...

Not sure about other providers but can you build up a 6 month supply? We did this with DH's meds. His 90 day supply can be refilled at 60 days. Rinse and repeat and before you know it you've built up...
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,590
Posted By TrvlBug
As of 2016 this changed with CA now allowing TOD...

As of 2016 this changed with CA now allowing TOD beneficiaries on (some) real estate. Was pleasantly surprised with this when I checked into it after MIL passed and had TOD beneficiary designations...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-10-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,134
Posted By TrvlBug
I was wondering if this was still the case. I...

I was wondering if this was still the case. I really need to check to see how we hold title to avoid this problem. We've owned our home for so long we'd take a huge tax hit with only half step up...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-06-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 167,469
Posted By TrvlBug
Depends. The state says no, however, some...

Depends. The state says no, however, some counties have opened it up to 16+.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-06-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 78,176
Posted By TrvlBug
+1

+1
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-03-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,689
Posted By TrvlBug
Redweek.com. No charge to look, however, $15 to...

Redweek.com. No charge to look, however, $15 to become a member (for 6 mos. me thinks) if you want to contact anyone. It keeps out most of the scammers. The prices listed are all over the map and...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-01-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 167,469
Posted By TrvlBug
I'd feel comfortable getting a shot from a...

I'd feel comfortable getting a shot from a veterinarian. My kitties don't flinch when our vet gives them their shots :laugh:.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-31-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,689
Posted By TrvlBug
+1. We also own Marriott (5 :hide:) and love...

+1. We also own Marriott (5 :hide:) and love them. They are not 'investments' and take a bit of learning to maximize use if you plan on trading.
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