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Forum: Travel Information 04-20-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,424
Posted By Scrapr
Thanks for the link. France is still (I think) in...

Thanks for the link. France is still (I think) in a lockdown. So May-June seems a bit early to open. (but I hope so!) This news prompted me to look at airfares over Christmas. Still pretty low. I'm...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-18-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,495
Posted By Scrapr
I am using "significant other" as a way to let...

I am using "significant other" as a way to let other people know that we are enamored with someone. It doesn't roll off the tongue yet though
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-16-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,452
Posted By Scrapr
You asked....yes you are a Dino. LOL I have...

You asked....yes you are a Dino. LOL

I have 2 Ooma devices that hook into any internet. Each system is about $5/mo. This way you are not dependent on an internet provider for your phone service....
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 04-16-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By Scrapr
I like the Sonos too. I have the Beam & 2 SL's in...

I like the Sonos too. I have the Beam & 2 SL's in the TV area. I got stands for the SL's to get them up a little bit. I like the system a lot. I had just moved & was having trouble with the wired...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By Scrapr
About 20 years ago our old neighborhood had...

About 20 years ago our old neighborhood had something similar. 3 dead ends to a property that was going to develop new homes. One of the streets got together & tried to have the other 2 streets to...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Scrapr
Yes it is. I had a lot of windshield time so I...

Yes it is. I had a lot of windshield time so I enjoyed this podcast. IDK what your plans are for selling but if you are selling to PE I would have some real pros on my side of the table. Maybe ask...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Scrapr
It was too late for my sell but I found this...

It was too late for my sell but I found this podcast interesting. Maybe scan through & find something that resonates. Since it sounds like you are selling to PE I would make sure your financials are...
Forum: Other topics 04-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,045
Posted By Scrapr
https://images.app.goo.gl/wWyhssXGvAqdtDPu5 ...

https://images.app.goo.gl/wWyhssXGvAqdtDPu5

just when I thought I was out....they drag me back in
Forum: Other topics 03-21-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By Scrapr
You have a lot of good advice here. For me I use...

You have a lot of good advice here. For me I use Rick Steves video & message board, Frommers & Trip Advisor. I am very careful on Trip Advisor when looking at hotels. I look first at the negative...
Forum: Other topics 03-18-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,298
Posted By Scrapr
Only once (to my surprise) I was working on a...

Only once (to my surprise) I was working on a farm in the Winter. That meant a bunch of mechanicing. i'm terrible at mechanicing. Thus the layoff/fired/asked not to return. I was going back to...
Forum: Other topics 03-16-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,540
Posted By Scrapr
I do tend to have multiple people contact me when...

I do tend to have multiple people contact me when giving away stuff. In sold a few things while downsizing. Most I put on Craigslist Free/NextDoor section. I would arrange with the first in. Then tel...
Forum: Travel Information 03-14-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Scrapr
Thank you for noticing the +1. We are moving...

Thank you for noticing the +1. We are moving along in our relationship. And I am living with my grief. My motto is Find the joy.

London is only a stopover to deal with jet lag. A couple days....
Forum: Travel Information 03-13-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Scrapr
I want to see Paris so badly rain will not be a...

I want to see Paris so badly rain will not be a deterrent. However if cafes are not open for dining that would be a game changer. I think the light off the wet streets could be spectacular. If I wait...
Forum: Travel Information 03-13-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Scrapr
I don't suppose you have seen Portland in the...

I don't suppose you have seen Portland in the Winter. After about 30 or 35 straight days of rain I start rooting for 40 days. Noah & his ark. It's just a matter of having the gear.

Paris is the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-13-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,082
Posted By Scrapr
OP mentioned upthread that the 1.1% fee includes...

OP mentioned upthread that the 1.1% fee includes fund expenses. This is not the norm (IME) & I would drill down into that pretty aggressively & see if the fee is hidden somewhere else. My MIL pays...
Forum: Travel Information 03-12-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Scrapr
Good idea. Had not thought about that. What...

Good idea. Had not thought about that.

What I did not relay was that the voucher was for one traveler (me) & now I have a +1 so that would require an outlay of cash
Forum: Travel Information 03-12-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Scrapr
London-Paris Christmas '21

Have a Virgin Atlantic voucher from last year. VA because I want to see the VA lounges in SFO & LHR. I'm very shallow. I think next spring is going to be nuts for travel so hoping to get in before...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-10-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 152,965
Posted By Scrapr
Appointments here in Portland are opening up...

Appointments here in Portland are opening up pretty quickly. MIL (89 y/o) wants the J&J 1 shot. There has not been much supply here that I have noticed. I went online & started checking sites....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-08-2021, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,963
Posted By Scrapr
I moved late last year to a new community. At...

I moved late last year to a new community. At Christmas I hand delivered boxes of Christmas cookies with my contact info. Did similar for Valentines Day. Once Covid lifts I want to have a cookout in...
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-13-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,460
Posted By Scrapr
I fell for the gas can in the parking lot scam....

I fell for the gas can in the parking lot scam. Gave him $5.00. Felt all good about myself. Realized later i was a chump. Ehhh...it was $5
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 02-08-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By Scrapr
That Yosouda is certainly cheap enough.. Looks...

That Yosouda is certainly cheap enough.. Looks like spin bikes in the gyms. If you have a bike you can attach to a trainer it fits the bill also. I have a mag trainer I've used forever. It works...
Forum: Other topics 02-05-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,016
Posted By Scrapr
I have been boycotting Amazon for about 5 years....

I have been boycotting Amazon for about 5 years. Walmart for longer. My account at amazon got hacked & 2 i phones were bought & sent to Tennessee or there abouts. Amazon was very little help on...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-02-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,583
Posted By Scrapr
When I put my home up for sale last September...

When I put my home up for sale last September (resort town) several realtors face timed the walk through & talked with the clients. We had at least 13-14 showings the first day. Realtor was...
Forum: Other topics 02-02-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Scrapr
Thanks i need to do this. I was dreading the call

Thanks i need to do this. I was dreading the call
Forum: FIRE and Money 02-02-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 832
Posted By Scrapr
and I would question whether a $400k home can...

and I would question whether a $400k home can generate enough income to pencil. Look at the 1% rule that is $4k/month. At that rate the tenant can buy a home.

I got out of the LL business in 2014...
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