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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-26-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 301
Views: 12,822
Posted By AllDone
We used to eat out a lot, but until we get...

We used to eat out a lot, but until we get vaccinated, it's not worth the risk. We're eating take-out every couple of weeks and that will have to do for now.

My husband's sisters were all sick...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-16-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,757
Posted By AllDone
The idea that elevated blood cholesterol levels...

The idea that elevated blood cholesterol levels are not associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease is simply wrong. A small, self-referential group of non-researchers makes that claim...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-21-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,734
Views: 259,132
Posted By AllDone
Finally did it!

Spectrum announced that the price was going up in February, but when my husband called to bargain with them, they told him that he had to wait until the price went up before they could tell him if...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-17-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,136
Posted By AllDone
We're planning on moving to Spain for a couple of...

We're planning on moving to Spain for a couple of years, just for adventure, once our frail, elderly dogs have shuffled off to the Rainbow Bridge. Portugal makes more sense from a tax standpoint, but...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-17-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,847
Posted By AllDone
CCRC Help

My mother is interested in moving to a CCRC. Can anybody point me to some reliable information about what to look for in CCRCs, financial implications, etc.? My mother likes to study before making a...
Forum: Travel Information 12-30-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,057
Posted By AllDone
There are tidepools all up and down the beach. I...

There are tidepools all up and down the beach. I live in Solana Beach and there are lots of tide pools near my closest beach, Fletcher's Cove. If the tide is at ebb, you can pretty much walk the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-30-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,177
Posted By AllDone
My parents buy their homeowners and auto...

My parents buy their homeowners and auto insurance through them. My mom says it's a good deal. I haven't looked into it yet.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-21-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,624
Posted By AllDone
Wells Fargo announced the pay increase last...

Wells Fargo announced the pay increase last September, they just re-announced it today. Currying favor.
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-13-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,435
Posted By AllDone
Congress removed the funding to reimburse the...

Congress removed the funding to reimburse the insurance companies for the CSRs, but not the responsibility for the insurance companies to provide the CSRs, so people with incomes below 250% FPL will...
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By AllDone
If rebooting the router fixes the problem for a...

If rebooting the router fixes the problem for a few days, then it goes bad again, just buy a new router. They're cheap.
Forum: Other topics 08-12-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,836
Posted By AllDone
Wow! However, that is a really pretty lamp...

Wow!

However, that is a really pretty lamp and I can see why you bought it.
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 120
Poll: Poll:Guns
Views: 7,320
Posted By AllDone
When my mom was a kid her little brother was...

When my mom was a kid her little brother was killed accidentally by a target shooter. She wouldn't even let us have water pistols because they were too upsetting.
Forum: Other topics 07-04-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,145
Posted By AllDone
I thought it was stupid when my husband signed up...

I thought it was stupid when my husband signed up for it, but actually it was kind of fun.

My great-grandmother told me a story once about when she was fifteen and took a train to the east coast...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-04-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,346
Posted By AllDone
The amount of damage on x-rays doesn't correlate...

The amount of damage on x-rays doesn't correlate to the amount of pain. If you're doing what you want to do despite the knee, keep on keeping on. If pain is limiting you, get the surgery. I was...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2017, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,530
Posted By AllDone
How do you tell in advance who's going to get...

How do you tell in advance who's going to get better and who will die?

My mom missed a flu shot one year, caught the flu, got ARDS and shock, had less than a 10% of survival, spent two weeks on a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-02-2017, 05:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,530
Posted By AllDone
Prior to ACA we were paying $1500 COBRA monthly...

Prior to ACA we were paying $1500 COBRA monthly for two, post ACA first year was $1100 with $5000 higher OOP. We used no medical care that year and pocketed the $4800 savings. This year our ACA...
Forum: Other topics 06-23-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By AllDone
The underside of a girl turtle is flat, while the...

The underside of a girl turtle is flat, while the boys have an indentation so that they can balance on the girls' shells when necessary....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-23-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By AllDone
I'm a retired primary care physician. Over the...

I'm a retired primary care physician. Over the course of my career, I saw many people denied health insurance after losing employer based insurance through no fault of their own. I had at least two...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-23-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By AllDone
+1 We're not eligible for ACA subsidies and...

+1

We're not eligible for ACA subsidies and we have no access to tax-subsidized health insurance through previous employers. Fortunately, we are able to pay full price for age-rated insurance...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-22-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,430
Posted By AllDone
The ACA allows purchase across state lines, but...

The ACA allows purchase across state lines, but so far no one has bothered to do that. As Golden Sunsets pointed out above, it's a pretty complex thing to do because the insurance companies have to...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-22-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,430
Posted By AllDone
No changes to pre-existing conditions, however no...

No changes to pre-existing conditions, however no mandates or continuous coverage requirements either. That's been tried in New York state and Washington state and led to a "death spiral" and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-21-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By AllDone
Actually, the latest thinking is that the...

Actually, the latest thinking is that the reference range may be set too high. Most of us who are not shut ins and who live in the sunbelt have no need for D even in the winter. If you live...
Forum: Travel Information 06-20-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,697
Posted By AllDone
The first time my husband and I went out of the...

The first time my husband and I went out of the country together, I waved my hands and said "Oh, we'll just get money out of the ATM machine in the airport." Of course, when we arrived, all of the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-20-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,933
Posted By AllDone
Basic drug research is almost entirely done on...

Basic drug research is almost entirely done on the government's dime right now (although the NIH's funding is currently on the chopping block). The pharmaceutical companies buy promising drug...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-20-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,933
Posted By AllDone
Precisely. Fraud through dilution of parenteral...

Precisely. Fraud through dilution of parenteral drugs is a conpletely different matter and sadly can occur anywhere.

There are no real concerns about drugs from Canada.
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