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Forum: FIRE and Money Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,991
Posted By rodi
We are traveling biz class to Peru and out of...

We are traveling biz class to Peru and out of Ecuador - but that was booked using travel credit that was one way premium economy Milan to San Diego on a canceled trip. (We had planned a spring 2022...
Forum: Other topics Yesterday, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By rodi
I studiously avoided putting the chocolate...

I studiously avoided putting the chocolate cookies in my cart when at Costco this morning. They would have disappeared since we have one of our kids visiting ATM... But DH would have yelled at me...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-31-2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
To answer the question about treatment... I had...

To answer the question about treatment... I had covid a few weeks ago. I called the doctor with my home test results and she prescribed 5, days of Paxlovid.

Paxlovid must be started within...
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,835
Posted By rodi
For all those complaining about how BH requires...

For all those complaining about how BH requires strict adherence to John Bogle's writings.... Well - it's in the name. (john)BOGLEheads.

It's not Rodi-heads. It's not njhowie-heads... (Picking...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2022, 02:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,188
Posted By rodi
These lists always crack me up. When my dad...

These lists always crack me up.

When my dad was nearing retirement he came up with a list of things he wanted in a retirement locale:
Smallish city with a mid size university
Need to be in...
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By rodi
Our neighbor up the street from us recently got...

Our neighbor up the street from us recently got an e-trike similar to the one in the OP. He's in his 80's and a widower... it lets him run errands and go to visit friends. He's in pretty good...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 974
Views: 84,129
Posted By rodi
I am the poster child for producing grandkids...

I am the poster child for producing grandkids past when my parents wanted them. My sister had fertility issues. My brother had a stepson, but his (ex) lost custody pretty early in their marriage...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-26-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,239
Posted By rodi
2000sf home plus a 700sf ADU (granny flat) on 1/4...

2000sf home plus a 700sf ADU (granny flat) on 1/4 acre. We rent out the ADU so expenses specific to it (like our insurance for the unit) are not included here. We got just over $19k/year gross...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-26-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
I've got Covid.... The thread for your covid experiences

This thread is the place to post if you have covid, your family member has covid, etc. Rather than having many threads for many members, we are limiting announcements of testing positive and...
Forum: Travel Information 07-25-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,723
Posted By rodi
A friend recommended the lava tube float trip on...

A friend recommended the lava tube float trip on Kauaii... It was a ton of fun. You float from halfway up the mountain down to sea level. Through canals, tubes, etc. Apparently it's the path they...
Forum: Other topics 07-25-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,539
Posted By rodi
So in reading the article in the OP.... I have a...

So in reading the article in the OP.... I have a question. Do existing, legacy, early adopter tesla owners have to start paying in 8 years? The wording was a bit ambiguous - does this only apply...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-25-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By rodi
I used QLP a lot when I was formulating my plan -...

I used QLP a lot when I was formulating my plan - I liked that it integrated some things like paying for the kids college (from 529s) and that it brought up lots of scenarios I hadn't thought of. I...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-25-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By rodi
Welcome old filly. We have friends who have...

Welcome old filly.

We have friends who have lived in 55+ communities, and others who decided against it. There are definitely pros and cons.

Are there specific features of the 55+ community...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-24-2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 25,539
Posted By rodi
My symptoms started last Sunday afternoon. ...

My symptoms started last Sunday afternoon. Didn't test positive till Tuesday. So falls negatives while symptomatic is a thing.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-24-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
I used the CDC application to determine I could...

I used the CDC application to determine I could come out of isolation. My case had symptoms start last Sunday and positive test on Tuesday. I started paxlovid Tuesday evening so my final dose was...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-23-2022, 05:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
I'm now on the far side of my covid bout. ...

I'm now on the far side of my covid bout. Symptoms started Sunday afternoon, didn't test positive on a home test till Tuesday. But I was pretty sure it was covid from Monday on... even though the...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-21-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,769
Posted By rodi
I'm in the same camp as pb4uski... We have a...

I'm in the same camp as pb4uski... We have a 2008 Sony 40" LCD that won't die.... Still looks good enough that I don't want to blow the dough to replace something that works well. But when it...
Forum: Active Investing, Market Strategies & Alternative Assets 07-21-2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,590
Posted By rodi
It all depends on your risk tolerance. I am...

It all depends on your risk tolerance.

I am more comfortable with risk than my DH... I've pushed him to Wellesely as a compromise from his former position of CDs. (50/50AA). My accounts are...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,442
Posted By rodi
My husband just went through this with my MIL. ...

My husband just went through this with my MIL. He's guardian of money (BIL is guardian of person). MIL had many paper bonds that were no longer earning interest. He spent two years trying to get...
Forum: Hi, I am... 07-20-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,833
Posted By rodi
Hi and Welcome!!! Your work optional is a...

Hi and Welcome!!!

Your work optional is a great thing. My husband always said our goal was to have enough savings, and a frugal enough budget that if either of us lost or needed to change our...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-19-2022, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,902
Posted By rodi
I just got my prescription for Paxlovid - but it...

I just got my prescription for Paxlovid - but it helps that I'm on zero prescription drugs, over 60, and obese... Apparently there is enough of a shortage that the doctor was hedging - saying she'd...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-19-2022, 10:39 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
Good news about your son, Time2

Good news about your son, Time2
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-19-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
I just let her daughter know since I know she's...

I just let her daughter know since I know she's going there today. Step mom is on hospice so I doubt they'd do anything besides oxygen. Apparently this is not her first possible exposure.
...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-19-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 11,370
Posted By rodi
Just tested positive. Symptoms started...

Just tested positive.

Symptoms started Sunday afternoon. Had tested negative on Saturday since I planned to visit my 95 yo step mom. Visited her Sunday, felt fine. Later the symptoms hit.
...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-17-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,494
Posted By rodi
When I had a crown put on a month ago - the front...

When I had a crown put on a month ago - the front desk person estimated it would run $1700.... I went pale, and kind of freaked out. The dentist was walking by and noticed... she gave some coded...
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