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Forum: FIRE and Money 09-13-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,905
Posted By Elbata
It's "bare", not "bear" smarty...

It's "bare", not "bear" smarty pants.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-10-2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,905
Posted By Elbata
I figured it out old school--Actually did the...

I figured it out old school--Actually did the math.

Reminds me--yesterday I went to Del Taco and on the menu board in the drive thru, there was a paper that said "Shake Machine Not Working". So I...
Forum: Other topics 09-04-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 980
Posted By Elbata
There must be something good about Zoom...

There must be something good about Zoom (https://www.google.com/search?q=zoom+stock+chart&rlz=1CAQRFK_enUS866&oq=zoom+stock+chart&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l7.4242j1j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8). Stock price...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-29-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,149
Posted By Elbata
Use old underwear to make covid mask. This guy...

Use old underwear to make covid mask. This guy who I see at the library uses his old underwear as a hat.
Forum: Other topics 08-26-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,168
Posted By Elbata
Sounds like you're a good putter. I'm an 8 index...

Sounds like you're a good putter. I'm an 8 index but a lousy putter. I've been watching a lot of youtube videos on putting and now have a putting mat in living room. Do you have any good tips?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-23-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,247
Posted By Elbata
I can understand wipes and TP for the classroom....

I can understand wipes and TP for the classroom. But at home, I haven't used TP for years:...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 08-18-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,738
Posted By Elbata
News aggregator: Citizen Free Press (CFP) ...

News aggregator: Citizen Free Press (CFP)
Swings hard to the left though. Be careful.
Forum: Hi, I am... 08-03-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,461
Posted By Elbata
Don't know what "too much" is, but with your...

Don't know what "too much" is, but with your lifestyle coupled with your income level, it's difficult not to save boatloads of money.

With the virus going on, it's hard to spend money. Problem...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-02-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Elbata
Feeling Claustrophobic

When I was 7 years old, I climbed down into a sewer. The sewer pipe, I'm guessing, had a diameter not more than 18". Not telling anyone, I brought a flashlight, and shimmied all the down the hill...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-31-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,144
Posted By Elbata
Besides Covid, another reason why not eating...

Besides Covid, another reason why not eating out--The price of food. I look at what I get, the quality of the food and then the bill, not including tip, it doesn't add up. It's just getting to be no...
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,186
Posted By Elbata
Well, not music, but this guy was very...

Well, not music, but this guy was very influential to me when I got "saved" in a Free Will Baptist Church in North Carolina. The pastor's name was Robert E Lee:
...
Forum: Other topics 07-25-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,636
Posted By Elbata
The Whirlpool/Kenmore dryer, the older model, not...

The Whirlpool/Kenmore dryer, the older model, not sure what they have now, was truly an appliance elegant in its simplicity, but built to last for a very, very long time. Not like (my opinion only)...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-02-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,527
Posted By Elbata
I went through my tax records and see that for...

I went through my tax records and see that for the last 11 years I worked, my yearly average income was $3000. I don't think Mr. Fremontpoke would be interested in my advice. Hell, I'm pleased if he...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-30-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,659
Posted By Elbata
Just visited a friend in another town. He told me...

Just visited a friend in another town. He told me when he goes, there's going to be a big garage sale for all his stuff.

I didn't say anything, and no offense, but most all belonged in the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-27-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,313
Posted By Elbata
First world problem for sure. Here in CA look to...

First world problem for sure. Here in CA look to pay another 13.3% state tax. Yeah.
It's got to be a tough decision though. Money is rolling in, guaranteed income and appreciation on the investment....
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,297
Posted By Elbata
I bought mine ~3 years ago--what's known as...

I bought mine ~3 years ago--what's known as "Pedal-Assist". My wife's bike, she can just push a lever, and away she goes.

Certainly many more pros than cons. Pedal-assist bikes quit assisting once...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-25-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,363
Posted By Elbata
Okay. Can someone tell me where's the thread...

Okay. Can someone tell me where's the thread about what I should do after my heart attack, or what's the best statin to use, or perhaps what's the best way to get rid of my obesity?
Forum: Other topics 06-22-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,475
Posted By Elbata
Interesting, never looked at it that way. ...

Interesting, never looked at it that way.

When I look to move from So Cal, I think of other areas with warm climates. I like being outdoors and I like warm weather. Even though I do think the...
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Elbata
South Florida, Living Near The Water, Golfing

I live in Southern CA and when you live near the water, there's a separation between you and those who live inland.

I'm looking at real estate in South Florida, and it looks to be the same way,...
Forum: Other topics 06-21-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,475
Posted By Elbata
It's almost hard to believe the avg age of death...

It's almost hard to believe the avg age of death is the 80s for women and close to that for men. Lots of the kids I've gone to school with are long gone. Same with my wife. Seems like people are...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-18-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,905
Posted By Elbata
Don't know your diet, but those eating primarily...

Don't know your diet, but those eating primarily plant-based have a low HDL. HDL is known as the good cholesterol that helps remove the LDL, the bad cholesterol. So it stands to reason that if one's...
Forum: Other topics 06-17-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,222
Posted By Elbata
I have a dolly with strap that I bought in the...

I have a dolly with strap that I bought in the 70s to move washers/dryers. Later years was used for moving condenser units.

1998 Honda Accord with 110K miles. Would love to keep it for at least...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-13-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,458
Posted By Elbata
What a great idea, I've never thought of that....

What a great idea, I've never thought of that. Once I flew to San Fran for lunch. Flight was free, motorcycle parking was free at airport, just paid for lunch and the subway ride to China town. I was...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-13-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,793
Posted By Elbata
When brother, sister and I were going through the...

When brother, sister and I were going through the items in mom's house, I took one picture. It was me on my 3rd birthday. How do I know? My parents were fastidious and labeled every picture.

I...
Forum: Other topics 06-06-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 742
Posted By Elbata
Thank you for this. And perhaps it's only...

Thank you for this.

And perhaps it's only me, but how you folks keep your restraint and not make this political, I salute you.
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