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Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 02-04-2021, 06:04 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 28,858
Posted By TimeMeasure
The main impact of vaccination, in our case, will...

The main impact of vaccination, in our case, will not be on behavior, but on the psyche. The cumulative weight of being constantly aware of risk, of needing to be vigilant, will diminish a bit.
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Forum: FIRE and Money 01-25-2021, 05:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By TimeMeasure
Used to read Mauldin years ago, and came to the...

Used to read Mauldin years ago, and came to the conclusion that the main value was in finding some interesting charts and observations that one might not run across otherwise... but the value was not...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-25-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 819
Posted By TimeMeasure
Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-12-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 11,355
Posted By TimeMeasure
Retirement probably returns a person to a state...

Retirement probably returns a person to a state closer to whatever their intrinsic, hardwired level of happiness is. So, whether one is happier in retirement than before probably depends on whether...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 12-07-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,686
Posted By TimeMeasure
Really helpful to read the detailed first-person...

Really helpful to read the detailed first-person experience. Thank you for posting this. Sometimes there’s more valuable, actionable information in anecdotal experience, than in the averaged data...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-30-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 29,575
Posted By TimeMeasure
Cindy, sympathies - can hear the worry in your...

Cindy, sympathies - can hear the worry in your voice. Your husband must be feeling it too.

On a purely practical note - If you don’t already have a pulse oximeter, you might want to buy or borrow...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,445
Posted By TimeMeasure
We have a set-up very similar to this. Honda...

We have a set-up very similar to this. Honda EU6500iS generator, very quiet, although heavy wheeled unit. One of the benefits of this unit is that it generates very “clean” power - better for...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,651
Posted By TimeMeasure
Thank you for posting this - DW and I both...

Thank you for posting this - DW and I both cracked up watching this just now!
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-15-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 30,946
Posted By TimeMeasure
Amen to that. Our local coffeehouses have been...

Amen to that. Our local coffeehouses have been making a valiant, well-intended attempt to keep the music scene going... but it’s just not the same as going to a folk music concert in person.

And...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,651
Posted By TimeMeasure
I hear you... and you may be right... but if I...

I hear you... and you may be right... but if I could posit an alternative explanation...

Could it not be that Joy... rather than Fear... is what drives the formation of not only most...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-15-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 30,946
Posted By TimeMeasure
On the question that came up re: whether you can...

On the question that came up re: whether you can get another COVID-19 vaccine (if it approved) if you’ve already had a trial COVID-19 vaccine of a different sort:

We recently qualified to join one...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-15-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,651
Posted By TimeMeasure
First of all, to the original poster, sorry to...

First of all, to the original poster, sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of your marriage. That is generally traumatic at any age. After 60, it must seem especially hard to imagine “what next.”
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Forum: Life after FIRE 09-29-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,333
Posted By TimeMeasure
This is a really good question. The answer is...

This is a really good question. The answer is probably fairly individual. People seem wired to find purpose, meaning, satisfaction in different ways.

For me, “purpose” would imply an activity...
Forum: Other topics 09-27-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By TimeMeasure
Was up early that morning and noticed this too! ...

Was up early that morning and noticed this too!

One of the first things, getting up early, before turning on the lights, is to open the windows, smell the night air, and see what clouds and stars...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 09-26-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,953
Posted By TimeMeasure
Thanks to those who have posted in this thread. ...

Thanks to those who have posted in this thread. Generally it’s difficult to find quality anecdotal accounts, but the tone here seems pretty factual, which is useful.

It’s often commented on, but...
Forum: Travel Information 09-26-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 26,424
Posted By TimeMeasure
This seems to be true with domestic rental cars,...

This seems to be true with domestic rental cars, too... at least, based on a sample size of looking at one particular city. The quoted rates bounce up and down from week to week, but are comparable...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-29-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,521
Posted By TimeMeasure
DW does exactly this! She will also save...

DW does exactly this!

She will also save pieces of Saran Wrap that have been used to cover dishes, if they are still clean.

If I run across one of her treasures (e.g. a used piece of string...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-21-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,231
Posted By TimeMeasure
It’s kind of you to actively reach out and engage...

It’s kind of you to actively reach out and engage someone with dementia in activities that they (and you) enjoy. That is somewhat rare, and shows class. It’s more common that people with dementia...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 08-20-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,902
Posted By TimeMeasure
I once saw an article which listed headlines from...

I once saw an article which listed headlines from the front page of a newspaper, details redacted. Standard topics - scandal in government, economic worries, potential conflicts with other nations,...
Forum: Other topics 08-17-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 915
Posted By TimeMeasure
Everything in moderation. We made improvements...

Everything in moderation. We made improvements in our last house that were to our taste, but kept resale potential in mind as well.

Whether changes to the house will be helpful, detrimental or...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-16-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,695
Posted By TimeMeasure
The path to ER progressed in such extreme slow...

The path to ER progressed in such extreme slow motion that it didn’t even really qualify as a “final decision” - more a very slow evolution. And the motivation for it changed over time. In...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-15-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 23,890
Posted By TimeMeasure
This is a really interesting ranking. It also...

This is a really interesting ranking. It also brings to mind another thought...

Burma, instead of (or maybe in addition to) measuring Gross Domestic Product, measures Gross National Happiness.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-13-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,134
Posted By TimeMeasure
Very aptly put. Applies to a lot in life. ...

Very aptly put. Applies to a lot in life.

Becoming FI and RE didn’t so much change the nature of friendships, as throw into stark relief what one knows on some level anyway: That many of the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 07-26-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,703
Posted By TimeMeasure
We asked a neurologist (PI on clinical trials for...

We asked a neurologist (PI on clinical trials for Alzheimer’s treatments) about his opinion of the Bredesen protocol.

Though tactfully expressed, his thoughts basically mirrored those expressed in...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-24-2020, 04:56 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,949
Posted By TimeMeasure
Good question and one that has been on our minds....

Good question and one that has been on our minds.

As someone said, the calculus is not binary. There is no one “right” answer. Even for one individual or couple, there may be multiple...
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