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Forum: Other topics 09-27-2008, 01:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,842
Posted By LRS
Pfft. It was a JOKE. Steve88 pulled your leg....

Pfft. It was a JOKE. Steve88 pulled your leg. Don't be stodgy about it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 09-20-2008, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,843
Posted By LRS
At my local community college I expected, and...

At my local community college I expected, and got, an excellent retirement planning seminar provided by representatives of my public employees union and private financial advisors for about the same...
Forum: Other topics 09-07-2008, 07:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,421
Posted By LRS
Lamb chops, grass fed local lamb only. Marinated...

Lamb chops, grass fed local lamb only. Marinated lightly in olive oil, with lots of chopped garlic, a splash of soy sauce and a splash of whiskey. Each chop topped with a sprig of rosemary. Grilled...
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,918
Posted By LRS
The last time I drove on campus, I witnessed two...

The last time I drove on campus, I witnessed two cars race to a parking spot and crash. Then I watched the drivers get out and start a screaming match. Before it got to fisticuffs, I split. Now I...
Forum: Other topics 07-27-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,430
Posted By LRS
The four of us would be: Wait a minute, Oops!,...

The four of us would be: Wait a minute, Oops!, Damnit, and the baby, Oh no! Not again!
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,015
Posted By LRS
Mmmmm ... salt. I love it on everything. I found...

Mmmmm ... salt. I love it on everything. I found a recipe for brined pork roast that I am going to try this week.

High blood pressure? Me? Not yet ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-27-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,015
Posted By LRS
Firedreamer, that's an amazing harvest for a...

Firedreamer, that's an amazing harvest for a filtered light location! Way to go!

We're in the Willamette Valley(Or.), and my peppers and tomatoes have fruit, but they are not ready yet (maybe a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-27-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,806
Posted By LRS
I prefer deadfall traps and packs of savage...

I prefer deadfall traps and packs of savage hounds to guns. In a doomsday scenario, which this is not, we could fall back on our family farm and grow everything, including wheat and winegrapes. Lamb...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-19-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,015
Posted By LRS
I'm growing my vegetables in containers this...

I'm growing my vegetables in containers this year. It makes everything sooo much easier. No weeding and just a little watering once a day. I use a light application of fertilizer in water once a...
Forum: Young Dreamers 07-15-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,012
Posted By LRS
We're on the west coast, our son goes to school...

We're on the west coast, our son goes to school on the east coast. We pay for two round trip tickets home (Christmas break and a trip home after school is out). No spring break in Mexico, no car, but...
Forum: Other topics 06-19-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,252
Posted By LRS
Stuart Little, a tale of the value of friendship....

Stuart Little, a tale of the value of friendship. At the end, Stuard drives off looking for his bird friend ... forever.
Forum: Travel Information 06-17-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,857
Posted By LRS
"El codo" means a cheapskate in Mexican slang....

"El codo" means a cheapskate in Mexican slang. Why elbow? Quien sabe.

I second the People's Guide to Mexico, which has a lot of advice for driving in Mexico. I envy you! Have fun!
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-17-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,115
Posted By LRS
Lots of people don't use a crib at all. They...

Lots of people don't use a crib at all. They dislike keeping children in "cages". They put a mattress on the floor so the baby won't get hurt if it rolls out, and they childproof their house.
...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-16-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,546
Posted By LRS
This is exactly what happened to a friend of...

This is exactly what happened to a friend of mine. She quit at 62 assuming that her modest pension (cola=2% per annum) and social security (this year's cola=2.4%), augmented by modest savings (she's...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,087
Posted By LRS
Luckily for the human race, there is more than...

Luckily for the human race, there is more than one way to raise a child. I worked full time when my kids were little, and I have two great kids. Our family life is fantastic.

I wanted to keep my...
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-07-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 49,078
Posted By LRS
I always worried about my dad's financial...

I always worried about my dad's financial situation. He was super paranoid about discussing his finances and suspicious of any effort on our part to assess his financial situation. I didn't want to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-03-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,442
Posted By LRS
No sales tax in Oregon, but check out the...

No sales tax in Oregon, but check out the property taxes. Also check out how many counties are in trouble due to lack of funds. Lane County is closing their animal control agency. Other cuts to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-26-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,442
Posted By LRS
Once I flew from Oregon to Arizona in November....

Once I flew from Oregon to Arizona in November. When I left the airport in Phoenix I could not keep my eyes open--the sun was too bright. It took a couple of days to get used to the bright light ......
Forum: Other topics 04-16-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,078
Posted By LRS
Sounds like everyone is acting like a grownup ......

Sounds like everyone is acting like a grownup ... how unusual.

My dad and mom had all their assets in a revocable trust. It took about 1 year from beginning to end, including selling the house. I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-15-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,442
Posted By LRS
Eugene is great but if you live near the...

Eugene is great but if you live near the university, houses are expensive, old, and highly taxed. Lane County is in trouble: the federal government is cutting off federal timber land subsidies. Cops,...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,408
Posted By LRS
< What she doesn't say is the average (not...

< What she doesn't say is the average (not median) house increase from 1400 sq feet in the 70s to over 2300 sq feet now days. So we are getting bigger houses to hold the more stuff we have. >
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-09-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,196
Posted By LRS
One of my relatives took the Death with Dignity...

One of my relatives took the Death with Dignity route in Oregon. Choose the time and place, died peacefully surrounded by family.
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-07-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,539
Posted By LRS
And speaking of grog: I found a good recipe for...

And speaking of grog: I found a good recipe for it on allrecipes.com, which I modified slightly: boil a cup of water*, add the juice of a lemon or lime, one lemon zinger tea bag and sugar to taste....
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-07-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,539
Posted By LRS
I loved the movie Master and Commander, except...

I loved the movie Master and Commander, except for one detail which drives me crazy: at the beginning they get the bells wrong!

First they strike 7 bells. It's obviously the morning watch so...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-07-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,482
Posted By LRS
We can make it on $40,000 but I hope to have an...

We can make it on $40,000 but I hope to have an income $44,000 in 3.5 years when my husband turns 55. His pension plus 457k plan plus investment income will sustain us for two years, when my pension...
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