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Forum: Life after FIRE Today, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,305
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Posted By brett
8K hike. Wonderful.

8K hike. Wonderful.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area Today, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,511
Posted By brett
We at odds with much of DW's side of the family. ...

We at odds with much of DW's side of the family.

About 1/3 believe the conspiracy theory complete with Soros, Gates, microchips the lot. They do not believe in masks. We refer to them as the...
Forum: Travel Information Today, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By brett
Our primary premium card gives us 2 percent. ...

Our primary premium card gives us 2 percent. Plus the usual rental car coverage.

But...two years ago we had to cancel a China trip because of a medical issue. I checked the card. Sure enough...
Forum: Travel Information Today, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By brett
We vacationed in the area most years for 20...

We vacationed in the area most years for 20 years. And we still did not see everything. There are parts of Oregon that are desert like. Our time spent on the coast-Newport, Lincoln City were...
Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By brett
Olympic Peninsula, San Juan Islands. Newport,...

Olympic Peninsula, San Juan Islands. Newport, Oregon. The list is endless.
Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 719
Posted By brett
We lived on the west coast for 20 years. Spent...

We lived on the west coast for 20 years. Spent many weekends, many summer vacations in Washington State, Oregon, and Northern California. Seaside and interior.

We have visited many states but...
Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 10:43 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 42,049
Posted By brett
We are the same. There are those who think that...

We are the same. There are those who think that simply because NA is opening up that all other countries should welcome us with open arms and with no restrictions. Not certain where this notion...
Forum: Travel Information Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 699
Posted By brett
Yes. Last year we signed up for three credit...

Yes. Last year we signed up for three credit cards. They all gave airline points on signup and waived the premium fees for the first year.

End result...we added 90.000 points to our depleted...
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 774
Posted By brett
We gave away scads of items. Did not bother with...

We gave away scads of items. Did not bother with a garage sale.

Here is what we did. We downsized in stages. As we prepared the house for sale we emptied rooms. We told anyone who wanted...
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 774
Posted By brett
Never had anything broken or missing BUT....we...

Never had anything broken or missing BUT....we did find unopened boxes years later that we had never opened and clearly did not need. Still have a few with china and crystal that we have not used...
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 774
Posted By brett
Our moves have been based on weight/distance plus...

Our moves have been based on weight/distance plus any applicable packing, storage, and unpacking charges as appropriate.

I believe that you may find it advisable to downsize. Some furniture...
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 46,579
Posted By brett
Two hour hike in the woods.

Two hour hike in the woods.
Forum: Other topics 06-13-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,626
Posted By brett
We give cash for weddings. DW is not keen on that...

We give cash for weddings. DW is not keen on that but at the end of the day it is what people appreciate.

And...we wait until after the wedding. The last one was cancelled days before the big...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By brett
I believe that in 2 or 3 years time it will be an...

I believe that in 2 or 3 years time it will be an ideal time to pick up a pristine condition nearly new RV.

Should be lots of them flooding the market by then!
Forum: Other topics 06-12-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,790
Posted By brett
Congrats. Always so nice to hear about good...

Congrats. Always so nice to hear about good news/good fortune for others.

Good for both of you...much happiness.

Happily married through 47 years. Cross country moves, a few home...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 06-12-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 12,249
Posted By brett
J&J quality control is apparently not up to...

J&J quality control is apparently not up to scratch. Makes one wonder about other J&J products.

It is not a vaccine that I would be willing to shoot into my arm.

Fortunately we had lots of...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-12-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 47,917
Posted By brett
The odd thing is that I retired at age 58. The...

The odd thing is that I retired at age 58. The same age that my father took early retirement.
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-10-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,805
Posted By brett
Best thing we ever did after retirement was sell...

Best thing we ever did after retirement was sell our house, put what we wanted to keep in storage, and traveled for seven months, then did a furnished apt for another three. Did not miss the house...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-10-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,725
Posted By brett
I have heard of one who apparently only paid $750.

I have heard of one who apparently only paid $750.
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,626
Posted By brett
My spouse told me about a former friend who did a...

My spouse told me about a former friend who did a 'go fund me' page to raise money for a vacation to Iceland.

Part of the spiel was he always had lower paying jobs, spent time with his...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,626
Posted By brett
Is this the Norm These Days?

Perhaps I am behind the times.

Had a niece die last year. Could not attend but looked up the details on the funeral home web site. Much to our surprise there was a request for cash donations...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-08-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,906
Posted By brett
Cotton bathrobe. Gift from 38 years ago. ...

Cotton bathrobe.

Gift from 38 years ago. Still use it in the warm weather.

Dress broques from 38-39 years ago. Have not worn them since retiring 10 years or so again.

Shearling lined...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-07-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,229
Posted By brett
Our overriding gift will be the gift of tuition...

Our overriding gift will be the gift of tuition and other edu costs for post secondary and graduate studies (if applicable) for our grandchildren. Those monies or bequests take precedence over any...
Forum: Travel Information 06-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 42,049
Posted By brett
if we cannot get to Greece in Sept/Oct our backup...

if we cannot get to Greece in Sept/Oct our backup will be a few weeks in Puerto Vallarta in November.
Forum: Other topics 06-07-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,582
Posted By brett
We have moved so much to electronic that we only...

We have moved so much to electronic that we only check our mail box once per week. And then only to discard the junk mail and flyers.

It would not bother us in the least if mail was moved from...
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