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Forum: Other topics 04-10-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,142
Posted By JP.mpls
M22,. I recently bought a townhouse in Florida...

M22,.
I recently bought a townhouse in Florida furnished. Figured that I would keep at least some of it, and I would at least have a bed to sleep on the first night.
Big mistake. I purged 95...
Forum: Other topics 04-05-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By JP.mpls
sunny1, I bought two extremely large low cost...

sunny1,
I bought two extremely large low cost duffle bags from Walmart for moving clothing.
They worked great.
They have a pair of wheels on one of the bottom edges, and a handle on the other end....
Forum: Other topics 04-03-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,451
Posted By JP.mpls
My observations of a few of my nieces and...

My observations of a few of my nieces and nephews, and their boyfriend/girlfriends:

Several of them have hung in there to get college degrees, but also accumulate huge student loan debt.

They...
Forum: Other topics 04-02-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,737
Posted By JP.mpls
DoneAt54, I got a quote for a 2.5 car detached...

DoneAt54,
I got a quote for a 2.5 car detached garage that included removing the old one.
This was pre Covid. I didn't do it, mainly because, my life got busy. I purchased a Florida place, met a...
Forum: Other topics 04-01-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 824
Posted By JP.mpls
RA50, My grandparents drove down to Brownsville...

RA50,
My grandparents drove down to Brownsville with a small airstream trailer every winter for about their first 20 years of retirement.
They loved it down their. I've never made it down there...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-25-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By JP.mpls
Gary, I used VRBO the first year. It looks...

Gary,
I used VRBO the first year.

It looks like better deals can be had on the community bulliten boards in the community I live in.

If you are eyeing a specific community, you might consider...
Forum: Other topics 03-21-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 12,859
Posted By JP.mpls
J Galt, I'm in Florida now for the winters. ...

J Galt,
I'm in Florida now for the winters.
I was told that Yuengling opened a brewery in Florida at some point, so it is available as a somewhat local beer down here.
(It isn't available in...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-08-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,268
Posted By JP.mpls
I've been isolated, but still having some...

I've been isolated, but still having some contact with people. Mostly people who were also alone.

I got into cooking more, and I would drop off meals to my two aunt and a few older friends who...
Forum: Other topics 03-07-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,629
Posted By JP.mpls
My countertops in my townhome are shot. I was...

My countertops in my townhome are shot.
I was reluctant to put new countertops on 35 year old cabinets.
My buddy is doing a home remodel, and researched a bunch of suppliers. He ended up buying...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,562
Posted By JP.mpls
Wow, another beautiful old VW. You are spoiled.

Wow, another beautiful old VW. You are spoiled.
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,562
Posted By JP.mpls
Doneat54, That is beautiful. Enjoy it. JP

Doneat54,
That is beautiful. Enjoy it.
JP
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,562
Posted By JP.mpls
My first car was a 1967 Olds 442. I loved that...

My first car was a 1967 Olds 442.
I loved that car.
I somehow got into old VWs, and never had another muscle car.
I've owned about a dozen old VW bugs over the years, and have some thoughts about...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 03-06-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By JP.mpls
I just did the free 7 to 10 update on my laptop. ...

I just did the free 7 to 10 update on my laptop. I did it mainly to run Turbotax.

It went fairly well.

I like Windows 10. I am observing the following negative issues:
- It seems to take a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-06-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 52,944
Posted By JP.mpls
It looks very nice Street. Did you sell off...

It looks very nice Street.
Did you sell off your old Colorado?

JP
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-03-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 52,944
Posted By JP.mpls
Audrey, We bought a small Samsung TV for our...

Audrey,
We bought a small Samsung TV for our livingroom. We were going to not have one there, but changed our minds.

Then we decided to mount it on a small wall in that area.

I got the...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-01-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 52,944
Posted By JP.mpls
Skyking, I agree, but I have trouble letting...

Skyking,
I agree, but I have trouble letting go. I've always been DIY type, and I'm fussy on top of that. It helped that the young kid who installed the wood flooring did a great job.
...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-26-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 52,944
Posted By JP.mpls
I've been blowing that dough at my new/old...

I've been blowing that dough at my new/old Florida townhome.

Here is the buy list after 4 months:
- New manufactured oak flooring in the upstairs two bedrooms. Paid to have this installed. It...
Forum: Other topics 02-22-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,458
Posted By JP.mpls
Street, My 2018 Civic had the turbo 1.5L...

Street,
My 2018 Civic had the turbo 1.5L engine.
I didn't observe the oil dilution problem, but it is concerning for long term reliability of the engine.

It was the nicest...
Forum: Other topics 02-11-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,947
Posted By JP.mpls
Car Guy, I was at Home Depot, and a couple...

Car Guy,
I was at Home Depot, and a couple pulled into the lot driving his and hers Jeep Rubicons.
They had slightly oversized tires and wheels on them. I don't normally notice or even like this...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-03-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,952
Posted By JP.mpls
Why Florida

Rathgar,

A silly story:

About 25 years ago I was with my wife, and we went downtown to look at some furniture she was interested in. We parked a little ways away, and were walking towards that...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,568
Posted By JP.mpls
FFC, The highlight of my summer is very silly. ...

FFC,
The highlight of my summer is very silly.
I go to my cabin, hop into the boat, and head to a small bay nearby. It is protected from the wind, so typically calm.
The water is deep, and there...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-31-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,568
Posted By JP.mpls
I live in Minneapolis. In the summer, many of...

I live in Minneapolis. In the summer, many of the cabin owners head out of town to their cabins for the weekend starting early Friday afternoon, and return late Sunday afternoon.
My cabin is an...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 01-29-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,520
Posted By JP.mpls
Statsman, Yep. I was paying $60/month for...

Statsman,
Yep. I was paying $60/month for internet, and Comcast bumped it up to $80.
They now have competition in my neighborhood. The city allowed a company to run fiberoptic lines.
I went...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-28-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By JP.mpls
Omni, My realtor suggested paying cash as a way...

Omni,
My realtor suggested paying cash as a way to avoid heavy Florida taxation on the purchase of a home mortgage. They don't have state taxes, so they find other ways to get the tax money. I...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-27-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,107
Posted By JP.mpls
NCC, I rented last winter in SWFL. A nice...

NCC,
I rented last winter in SWFL. A nice townhome with a community pool.
3 miles from the ocean.

I believe it was around $3500/month, and only January was available. I found something else...
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