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Forum: Life after FIRE 07-31-2022, 06:07 PM
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Posted By CardsFan
Went out Friday to a local place, $19.89 for...

Went out Friday to a local place, $19.89 for fried walleye, salad (really nice spring mix,), fries, slaw and dessert (bread pudding was great).

Same price as pre-covid, but you have to order...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-30-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,723
Posted By CardsFan
+1

+1
Forum: Other topics 07-30-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,769
Posted By CardsFan
I recall you posting a picture a while back, of...

I recall you posting a picture a while back, of your younger days.

You were very beautiful yourself. No "if only"'s required.
Forum: Other topics 07-29-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,577
Posted By CardsFan
I feel the same way. Even if we decide to give...

I feel the same way. Even if we decide to give most of it away (and we would), and even if there is no resentment from family and friends (there will be) it just sounds like W*RK to go though all the...
Forum: Travel Information 07-28-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,188
Posted By CardsFan
Actually, it is a bar code/QR code. So, I can't...

Actually, it is a bar code/QR code. So, I can't do the magnet thing, and I am sure a Magic marker would invalidate the license.
Forum: Travel Information 07-28-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,188
Posted By CardsFan
Rant Warning! Seems the local gas station...

Rant Warning!

Seems the local gas station had a problem selling to beer to minors and now EVERYONE must be carded (I am 67!). BUT, this is not just "let me see your ID". They scan the back. I have...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-26-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 534
Posted By CardsFan
This. Makes it easy. Don''t need to look at...

This.

Makes it easy. Don''t need to look at this year, only last year. Now, if you expect income to go down significantly, that's different. But if it is going up, this is the way to do it.
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-26-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,428
Posted By CardsFan
Or Switzerland?

Or Switzerland?
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-20-2022, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,433
Posted By CardsFan
This thread has served as a reminder to me to...

This thread has served as a reminder to me to cash in the EE paper bonds I have, over the next few years. It is only $12k face value, but 60 bonds. Over half have hit the "magic number" of achieving...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-19-2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 974
Views: 84,072
Posted By CardsFan
We are in the same boat, but we are not too proud...

We are in the same boat, but we are not too proud to "adopt" our friends grandkids and spoil them when ever we get a chance.:dance:
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-18-2022, 04:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,428
Posted By CardsFan
Curious. Just WHY is that FINE? I know many...

Curious. Just WHY is that FINE?

I know many UNION tradesmen that took side jobs. No union dues, no taxes. Put the card in the pocket and all is fine.Meanwhile, I paid taxes on every dime I earned....
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-18-2022, 04:28 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 10,545
Posted By CardsFan
Well, after reading all these I will add mine. ...

Well, after reading all these I will add mine.

Our dentist, who we liked, retired. The two that bought him out were OK. Then covid hit. They closed that office and we had to go to the one 10 miles...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-15-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,848
Posted By CardsFan
I would argue that China has taken the worst of...

I would argue that China has taken the worst of all 3 (Communism, Socialism and Capitalism) and combined them into a system of government that is involved in every facet of your life.

The small...
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By CardsFan
Speaking of which, has anyone heard from him?...

Speaking of which, has anyone heard from him? Unless I missed something recent, he has not posted in quite a while.
Forum: Other topics 07-09-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,215
Posted By CardsFan
Why am I tempted to look this one up and try...

Why am I tempted to look this one up and try it?:facepalm:
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-09-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 29,752
Posted By CardsFan
Which means, of course, you always order...

Which means, of course, you always order pineapple on your pizza;D
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,215
Posted By CardsFan
Just last month in St. Louis County: ...

Just last month in St. Louis County:



https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/two-men-charged-in-association-to-fatal-house-explosion/

Two of the deceased were minors, working under the direction...
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 20,919
Posted By CardsFan
Personal Property Tax

For those of you that have this tax on vehicles, boats, trailers, etc. be prepared. Our county tax assessor is a neighbor, and warned we will be a little surprised when the tax bill comes. It is...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-06-2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,397
Posted By CardsFan
Thanks for the additional info. I was going to...

Thanks for the additional info. I was going to mention the environmental issue, but Porky came to mind;D.

It is just like the OP's topic of the sand [-]battery[/-] energy storage device. Useful...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 07-06-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,397
Posted By CardsFan
Pumped storage. Been around for over 100 years....

Pumped storage. Been around for over 100 years. Everything old is new again.

That said, it IS an effective way to store energy (but as I recall, not very efficient). But has mostly been used in...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-06-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,713
Posted By CardsFan
You reminded me of our friends daughter. Not a...

You reminded me of our friends daughter. Not a real golfer, but a go getter. She caddied at a local CC for several years in High School and got a full ride scholarship to the state university (MIZZOU...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-06-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 53,436
Posted By CardsFan
^^^^ This

^^^^ This
Forum: Other topics 07-06-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,952
Posted By CardsFan
I typically use the drive through ATM. No DL,...

I typically use the drive through ATM. No DL, just my chip card. BUT, as I recall the last time I went inside the bank do this (pre-Covid) I DID need to supply my DL. Don't know why, and did not...
Forum: Travel Information 06-28-2022, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,808
Posted By CardsFan
Well, that is pretty much how the city was laid...

Well, that is pretty much how the city was laid out. And, if you think you can make 4 right turns and get back where you started you are out of luck.:laugh:
Forum: Travel Information 06-27-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,808
Posted By CardsFan
Sorry to hijack the thread, but are these really...

Sorry to hijack the thread, but are these really all closed? This is a list of my favorite restaurants when I grew up there. Last I heard Hilltop had bought Valle's in Braintree. Is that gone too?
...
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