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Forum: Life after FIRE 07-18-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,011
Posted By Dalmore
There are a lot of people that live to work (I'm...

There are a lot of people that live to work (I'm not one of them) and those that can't sit still and need something to do. I was lucky and enjoyed my work, but it was work. I like problem solving,...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,534
Posted By Dalmore
We do either lunch or dinner once or twice a...

We do either lunch or dinner once or twice a week, usually as take-out. We recently found and amazing Indian restaurant that just opened up in January that has convinced us to dine in more than we...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2021, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By Dalmore
We have the Cuisinart air fryer-toaster oven and...

We have the Cuisinart air fryer-toaster oven and love it. In a typical week, we will use it two to three times. It does great sweet potato fries. And salmon comes out great - just 10 minutes for...
Forum: Other topics 06-29-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dalmore
That is just exploitative and wrong. The Mega...

That is just exploitative and wrong. The Mega Corp I worked for played the vacation is capped at your accrual rate game. If you have three weeks vacation and you only take one week, the following...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-28-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By Dalmore
We just made this decision in December of 2020...

We just made this decision in December of 2020 (CalPers). We decided to take Option #1 - No survivor benefit. Then found two life insurance policies, one 15 years and one 25 years, the total...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-28-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 765
Posted By Dalmore
I've been an Afrin addict for about 35 years now....

I've been an Afrin addict for about 35 years now. I've gone off it two or three times over the years and after a few months, go back to it. I restrict myself to one drop in my right nostril every...
Forum: Other topics 06-20-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By Dalmore
DW and I did Blue Apron for a while. It was fun...

DW and I did Blue Apron for a while. It was fun and it taught us to enjoy cooking together. What we didn't like was that the meals were often overly complicated and forced us to cook long meals...
Forum: Other topics 06-14-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,819
Posted By Dalmore
That is a brilliant idea! DW and I have been...

That is a brilliant idea!

DW and I have been talking about replacing the popcorn, but have put it off because of the disruption and mess. The sheetrock approach is a total game changer for me. ...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-10-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By Dalmore
1 year anniversary

Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary of retirement. I picked a stellar year to do it! Fortunately I have a hobby that keeps me very busy and engaged. DW retired at the end of October and we are...
Forum: Other topics 06-09-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,304
Posted By Dalmore
Very strange. I would definitely pass on both...

Very strange. I would definitely pass on both events.
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 06-04-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By Dalmore
I have that set to block all, but websites with...

I have that set to block all, but websites with videos still pop out those videos to the lower corner and very often start playing. Maybe the latest version will be better about preventing it from...
Forum: Other topics 06-04-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,480
Posted By Dalmore
Voted "other" - *if* science wants any parts,...

Voted "other" - *if* science wants any parts, they are welcome to them. Cremate the leftovers. I don't really care if I am scattered in the wind or the local dump.
Forum: Other topics 06-04-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,359
Posted By Dalmore
I retired June 2020 after 23 years, and like OP...

I retired June 2020 after 23 years, and like OP there was no send off. I sent a few emails letting key people know. Meh, I'm glad to be gone. Much like Gumby said, I've always told those that...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 06-04-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,128
Posted By Dalmore
On a lot of "smart" appliances, I just choose to...

On a lot of "smart" appliances, I just choose to ignore the functions as that is not what I bought them for. An example is my fridge. It is wifi capable. But as the wifi is an afterthought by the...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 06-04-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,478
Posted By Dalmore
My biggest gripe applies to both Chrome and FF. ...

My biggest gripe applies to both Chrome and FF. I hate that they both auto-play and float any video on the page (mainly ads). Muting the sound is the only option and they intentionally make it...
Forum: Hi, I am... 05-14-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Dalmore
DW has a government pension, so her SS is very...

DW has a government pension, so her SS is very small. We will likely take hers early, still deciding if it will be 62 or 65. I am 6 years younger than her and planning to hold off until I am 70.
Forum: Other topics 05-14-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dalmore
Since retiring, DW and I find that we are ready...

Since retiring, DW and I find that we are ready to go to bed between 8:30 and 9:00pm. Just don't feel the need to stay up any longer as we have had the entire day together instead of 2-3 hrs between...
Forum: Other topics 05-14-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dalmore
I used to be in the *never* nap category because...

I used to be in the *never* nap category because I always woke up with a headache and feeling worse than before I took the nap. Once I started working from home, however, those post-lunch sleepies...
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dalmore
:laugh::laugh: I have that exact one all the time!

:laugh::laugh: I have that exact one all the time!
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,113
Posted By Dalmore
I've been "Out of Office" for 11 months now and I...

I've been "Out of Office" for 11 months now and I find that I dream about my old work environment all the time, very vividly. What I've come to realize is that I have always dreamt about work, but...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-23-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,391
Posted By Dalmore
It looks like links between Covid-19 (the...

It looks like links between Covid-19 (the disease, not vaccine) and shingles has been known for some time. Shingles emerges when the body is stressed.

This article is from early December 2020...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-23-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,625
Posted By Dalmore
My grandmother told me when I was young: "Save...

My grandmother told me when I was young: "Save 10% out of every paycheck, and always pay yourself first." I took that to heart and saved more.

I never really tracked my savings until about 10...
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By Dalmore
In my in-law's case, it was picked up by the...

In my in-law's case, it was picked up by the state insurance regulator and re-assigned to another insurer.
Forum: Hi, I am... 04-07-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,877
Posted By Dalmore
Congrats! Enjoy the fruits of your labors.

Congrats! Enjoy the fruits of your labors.
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,308
Posted By Dalmore
According to the website How Many Of Me, there...

According to the website How Many Of Me, there are 1,200+ people with my name. I'm hidden pretty well within Google's search engine.

DW on the other-hand makes up the top 10 posts on google.
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