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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-19-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
I am so glad to read this news. I'm sure his mom...

I am so glad to read this news. I'm sure his mom will keep him on track and on the path to full recovery. So glad he has his taste and smell back.

You and Irene will probably sleep better, also,...
Forum: Other topics 04-18-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,712
Posted By rodi
Bidding wars are a real thing - but you've got a...

Bidding wars are a real thing - but you've got a pretty big delta in pricing between the low price the realtor/friend of your sibling is suggesting and the redfin/zillow estimates.

I would list it...
Forum: Other topics 04-18-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,929
Posted By rodi
I have two BIL's planning or in process of moving...

I have two BIL's planning or in process of moving to Florida. One just put his house in PA under contract and his new build home in FLA will be done in less than 2 months. The other has 5 years...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-18-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,138
Posted By rodi
I must say I feel a bit of "how did I get here"...

I must say I feel a bit of "how did I get here" when I compare our current net worth to our networth when I retired in 2014. Thank you bull markets. I'm kind of glad there was a dip summer of...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-17-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,494
Posted By rodi
I'm still a few days away from the end of the two...

I'm still a few days away from the end of the two week window post vaccination. I've eaten inside a restaurant once... Last summer. Place had huge garage door style openings but the tables were...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-15-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
Is ice cream considered a solid food? He should...

Is ice cream considered a solid food? He should be given large bowls of it since it seems to stay down.

I literally lol'd at the term physio-terrorist.

Your and yours remain in my thoughts.
Forum: Travel Information 04-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 9,367
Posted By rodi
I have used a lot of vacation rentals... Until...

I have used a lot of vacation rentals... Until very recently we were travelling with kids in tow and a hotel room is TOO crowded to enjoy. Plus a kitchen makes vacations more flexible - especially...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-14-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
I am so happy to read this morning's update. ...

I am so happy to read this morning's update. Hope his nausea dissipates and that he continues to improve overall. Can't wait to read that he's being released to home.

What is the plan for...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-13-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
This is such wonderful news. Continued positive...

This is such wonderful news.
Continued positive thoughts for Jeffrey and you and Irene!
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-12-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
Alan, your family remains in my thoughts. So...

Alan, your family remains in my thoughts. So grateful that he is off the vent.
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-08-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 50,817
Posted By rodi
Got my 2nd dose of Pfizer this morning! :dance: ...

Got my 2nd dose of Pfizer this morning! :dance:

Then booked a 1 way plane ticket and two hotels for a road trip at the end of the month. Hubster is leaving sooner, going further (all the way to...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-08-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
Alan - Jeffrey, Irene, and you are in my...

Alan - Jeffrey, Irene, and you are in my thoughts. Hopes and positive thoughts that the vent allows him to recover and heal.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-07-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
Oh my gosh... What a mixed bag of an update. ...

Oh my gosh... What a mixed bag of an update. Glad to hear that they are going to continue the CPAP machine rather than switch to the vent. Continued positive thoughts for you family.
Forum: Travel Information 04-07-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,006
Posted By rodi
Have a great trip. The hubster is...

Have a great trip.

The hubster is starting a road trip soon - and I'm going to fly and meet him in NOLA for part of the drive home. Need to wait till 2 weeks after my 2nd shot (which I get...
Forum: FIRE and Money 04-05-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,179
Posted By rodi
Interesting topic. I had a phone conversation...

Interesting topic. I had a phone conversation this weekend with a very good, long term friend about just this stuff. She's updated her estate documents. She has no immediate family (no kids, only...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-05-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 152,934
Posted By rodi
I have become somewhat of an expert in getting...

I have become somewhat of an expert in getting vaccine appointments.

DH had his first shot 2 months ago when they first opened up to over 65. Appt's were very hard to get... I figured out the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-05-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 27,131
Posted By rodi
Somehow I missed this thread and this news. ...

Somehow I missed this thread and this news. Wishing your son continued recovery and glad to hear that you and your wife seem to avoided catching it.
Forum: Other topics 03-30-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,620
Posted By rodi
Current house is an early 60's 'leave it to...

Current house is an early 60's 'leave it to beaver' tract home. It's the house I grew up in (bought from my parents.)

House prior to that was a twin home built in 1910. When it was original it...
Forum: Other topics 03-29-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,287
Posted By rodi
I agree with the comment above that the thought ...

I agree with the comment above that the thought of goal setting gave me some PTSD....

My mega corp was big on quantifiable goals that were project specific... and often would reassign you to a...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 03-23-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,611
Posted By rodi
Back to the topic of the OP (vs ACA good/bad). ...

Back to the topic of the OP (vs ACA good/bad).

If I'm on an ACA plan with a VERY small subsidy... will I automatically get a reduction in premium? Or do I get it at tax time? Do I have to...
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 03-20-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,715
Posted By rodi
Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.

Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it.
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 03-20-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,715
Posted By rodi
Thanks for your quick response. ...

Thanks for your quick response.



Wow!!! That doesn't seem right.... I will put the money aside, just in case.
Forum: FIRE Related Public Policy 03-20-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,715
Posted By rodi
Here's a question for the wisdom here.... ...

Here's a question for the wisdom here....

For 2020 tax year, Older son filed as independent (it was borderline, and 2020 stimulus pushed it that way.) He works full time, pays bills, and even...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-19-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 15,029
Posted By rodi
My husband is 9.5 years older than me. We were...

My husband is 9.5 years older than me. We were late to marriage and kids... so it was a TOTAL no brainer for him to take it at age 62 - because our kids were under 18 and got dependent benefits. ...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-18-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,927
Posted By rodi
Can't change my vote - but my circumstances...

Can't change my vote - but my circumstances changed.

Our county expanded the eligible group on MOnday (3/15). I now qualify and was madly checking for appointments. Hit the jackpot mid-morning...
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