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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-23-2020, 05:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,248
Posted By Kristinia
This was definitely me about a year ago. Came off...

This was definitely me about a year ago. Came off of HRT after being on it over 30 years (early histo) and everything fell apart. I cried easily; gained weight; and dry....it was horrible. So went...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-30-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,866
Posted By Kristinia
I was glad to see this thread as we too are...

I was glad to see this thread as we too are consider an after FIRE move. Currently live in a suburb of Dallas where the property taxes are $12k and up a year - which was fine when both working but...
Forum: Other topics 11-12-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,350
Posted By Kristinia
1978-1985 USAF: stationed at Plattsburgh AFB in...

1978-1985 USAF: stationed at Plattsburgh AFB in NY during 80 Olympics; stationed at Tinker AFB in OK; Peterson AFB in Colorado Springs (Cheyenne Mtn- from the movie War Games); Luke AFB in AZ; Clark...
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-03-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,411
Posted By Kristinia
what we believe

IMO you don't have to have something to retire to....sometimes just not being tied to a cubicle or desk is good enough reason to retire. Time that belongs to you is a wonderful thing...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-07-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,655
Posted By Kristinia
Retirees in Santa Fe, NM

DH and I are seriously considering retiring in Santa Fe in early 2019. We have been looking at both coasts and HI to see where would be the best place to land that will 1) be kind to ACA, 2) weather...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 26,258
Posted By Kristinia
Funny ....I worked in a very stressful job and...

Funny ....I worked in a very stressful job and when it became clear that this was no longer the path I wanted to travel...I retired. During my last year of work I would call my sister on the way home...
Forum: Other topics 06-27-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,976
Posted By Kristinia
We were faced with this very issue one year ago...

We were faced with this very issue one year ago June 4th. It was an incredibly hard time and one I don’t know how I got through. Our 13 yo lab suddenly started losing weight and stopped eating. It...
Forum: Hi, I am... 06-17-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,204
Posted By Kristinia
I will echo all of the above and say without a...

I will echo all of the above and say without a doubt, this was and has been the best decision I made. Although my decision to RE did not come with out some heartache (not sure I was ready to leave...
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,318
Posted By Kristinia
Amazing views and a great outdoor space :)

Amazing views and a great outdoor space :)
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,422
Posted By Kristinia
Yes the heat even in April! We used to file out...

Yes the heat even in April! We used to file out to do PT at 5am and would be freezing. The TI would ask if we wanted to wear our flak jackets to stay warm and we all said yes! Not knowing that we had...
Forum: Other topics 04-10-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,422
Posted By Kristinia
Actually when I was in NY it was at the now...

Actually when I was in NY it was at the now defunct base, Plattsburgh AFB. Was actually stationed there during the 80 olympics that were held at Lake Placid. Remember the year there was no snow...
Forum: Other topics 04-09-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,422
Posted By Kristinia
39 years ago today....

It is hard to believe but 39 years ago today I was getting off the plane in San Antonio TX heading for AF basic training at Lackland AFB. I remember it being cold in the mornings as we did PT and hot...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-01-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3,481
Views: 498,195
Posted By Kristinia
Beautiful!

Beautiful!
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-20-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,210
Posted By Kristinia
Funny thread this morning..I too am at a...

Funny thread this morning..I too am at a crossroads with my certification: PHR in HR. It was a very hard certification to pass and the thought of letting it lapse is a very odd feeling. It seems...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-07-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 16,099
Posted By Kristinia
I switched to TMobile 55 when I left megacorp....

I switched to TMobile 55 when I left megacorp. Absolutely no problems. Plus they will help you with transferring all your photos etc from your current phone to the new phone (if you are purchasing a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,797
Posted By Kristinia
My day is wake up around 7am...chat with DH, walk...

My day is wake up around 7am...chat with DH, walk the dog, eat a leisurely breakfast, drink coffee while catching some of the news, do a yoga class, mess around with cleaning the house (I am a clean...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,797
Posted By Kristinia
Love all of these perspectives so thought I would...

Love all of these perspectives so thought I would share mine. I retired at the end of August - not quite when I had planned but Megacorp pushed my hand. I worked as a consultant until the end of...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-18-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,379
Posted By Kristinia
I too had an IPhone 6plus and the battery would...

I too had an IPhone 6plus and the battery would go from 100% to 70% simply driving to the grocery store less than 3 miles away. I took all apps off my phone thinking they were draining my battery...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-02-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,338
Posted By Kristinia
First of all congrats!! This is a scary step but...

First of all congrats!! This is a scary step but oh so worth it! I too have been working since I was young and ran my own department for 20+ years AND I am a type A personality. Soo the thought of...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-20-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,065
Posted By Kristinia
I have always been a fitness enthusiast but since...

I have always been a fitness enthusiast but since retiring 2 months ago I have taken it to a new level. Joined a yoga studio and take a class at least 6 days a week. Nothing like hot yoga to get you...
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,700
Posted By Kristinia
Yes - think this may be my last puppy for...

Yes - think this may be my last puppy for overnight. As much as I love puppies - and who doesn’t - it has been 5 nights of no sleep. Finally last night my husband and I split up....I slept upstairs...
Forum: Other topics 11-16-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,700
Posted By Kristinia
Oh I can so relate. I am the proud owner of a 13...

Oh I can so relate. I am the proud owner of a 13 yo Lab - and yes a total shedding machine. In my retirement I decided it might be fun to get into the business of doggy daycare and our first charges...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-27-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 349,575
Posted By Kristinia
Took a hot yoga class for an hour, cleaned out...

Took a hot yoga class for an hour, cleaned out the garage then an 18 mile bike ride (race!). Read for an hour then sat in the beautiful Dallas October sun with the dog....it truly does not get better...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3,481
Views: 498,195
Posted By Kristinia
My favorite photo subject for 13 years. She left...

My favorite photo subject for 13 years. She left my world in June and I miss her everyday...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-23-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,204
Posted By Kristinia
I am 2 months into retirement and agree with...

I am 2 months into retirement and agree with previous posters: was a bit disorienting and concerns of what to do with my time. Full disclosure here but I am still doing a bit of part-time work to...
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