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Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-16-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,104
Posted By Grizz
I've only ever lived with universal health care...

I've only ever lived with universal health care (Canada) and as such am wholly unqualified to comment on the cost or care effectiveness of the current American system. What I have noticed though is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-15-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 16,609
Posted By Grizz
Amen, +1

Amen, +1
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-21-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Grizz
As you can imagine, PPMS is our greatest fear as...

As you can imagine, PPMS is our greatest fear as my wife's aunt has moved from RRMS into SPMS (secondary progressive) which if I understand correctly, is really similar to your DB's condition, and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-20-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Grizz
To those who have offered to communicate directly...

To those who have offered to communicate directly with DW, your kindness is deeply appreciated. Eventually we also hope to help any newly diagnosed or even those bracing for a diagnosis.

We have...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-20-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Grizz
This I really incredible to me. I thought that MS...

This I really incredible to me. I thought that MS was such a rarity that almost nobody would have known much about it, let alone had it directly affect their own lives.

Thank you all for the...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-20-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,002
Posted By Grizz
Multiple Sclerosis vs My DW

Got some life altering news 2 weeks ago. While my DW still needs an MRI for 100% confirmation, the neurologist has told us that she strongly suspects MS. The point of this post isn't to host a pity...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-23-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,364
Posted By Grizz
My 15yr old daughter just won gold at the...

My 15yr old daughter just won gold at the Canadian National Fencing Championships in the under 17 womens category.
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-27-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,253
Posted By Grizz
Just thought that I'd add that if anyone is...

Just thought that I'd add that if anyone is having a tough time finding decent paying jobs, there are help wanted signs everywhere in Alberta, Canada in the oilfield sector, as well as retail, law...
Forum: Young Dreamers 04-27-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,253
Posted By Grizz
The "crash" paid off huge for my business partner...

The "crash" paid off huge for my business partner and I. We rent industrial equipment mostly to oil companies. All of the big publicly traded rental companies were selling off assets at auction and...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-17-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Grizz
Wow, that's impressive, very cool! Now is...

Wow, that's impressive, very cool! Now is probably a good time to mention that anyone learning (or making their first attempt in 30 yrs) should really consider a bike helmet, gloves, wrist guards,...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-16-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Grizz
Actually, mountain unicycling or "Muni" is...

Actually, mountain unicycling or "Muni" is gaining in popularity. There are clubs dedicated to it. One is about 3hrs from me. There are specially designed unicycles for that purpose and they can go...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-15-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Grizz
Unicycle for core and cardio

My small business is growing so about 8 months ago I moved myself from a position where I performed quite a lot of duties requiring physical coordination to a more sedate supervisory role (desk...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-06-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,967
Posted By Grizz
Tell the kid that regardless of when or how much...

Tell the kid that regardless of when or how much it snows, you'll give him $250 now, and if the snow is always shoveled in less than a day each time it snows, there's another $250 waiting for him in...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-06-2011, 12:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,012
Posted By Grizz
Bummer about the crummy offer, but at least the...

Bummer about the crummy offer, but at least the offer was so ridiculous that it could be dismissed quickly and allow you to get back to work.

I guess it's too late now, but as someone who has...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-04-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,012
Posted By Grizz
Don't despair, you've probably figured out by now...

Don't despair, you've probably figured out by now that there are a lot of people involved in M&A in a big public company. They all need to rubber stamp the deal, and their vacation times and other...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-04-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,012
Posted By Grizz
Well, I could have written the OP's post myself. ...

Well, I could have written the OP's post myself. I also own a smallish business and have, over the past 4 years entertained 3 offers to sell and am currently being courted by 2 more (booming...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-26-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,488
Posted By Grizz
It certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared for a...

It certainly doesn't hurt to be prepared for a disaster, be it natural or economic.

There's a quote from Aristotle that I've always liked, and I think that it applies well here..."It's best to...
Forum: Other topics 10-12-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,522
Posted By Grizz
This year has been exceptionally good business...

This year has been exceptionally good business wise, so rather than our usual Christmas party, my business partner and I decided to charter a 6 seater plane and fly the employees to a city that is...
Forum: Other topics 07-07-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,960
Posted By Grizz
I used to think that satellite radio would...

I used to think that satellite radio would eventually kill off all musical traditional radio leaving just talk AM stations. I was wrong and now I am boldly predicting that satellite soon will go the...
Forum: Other topics 06-12-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 39,250
Posted By Grizz
cut lawns (12-15) dishwasher (16) shelf...

cut lawns (12-15)
dishwasher (16)
shelf stocker (17-22)
electrician (22-29)
business owner (29-42 and counting)
Forum: FIRE and Money 05-25-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,547
Posted By Grizz
At 38 I was doing the same thing as you with my...

At 38 I was doing the same thing as you with my business, for about the same $ amount. My deal fell apart because the economy was starting to get shaky at that point.

One of the conditions in...
Forum: Other topics 05-13-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,016
Posted By Grizz
My friend had a Chevette a few yrs back that was...

My friend had a Chevette a few yrs back that was a lot like your Neon. Worth virtually nil, failing in health but still moving. Not sure who got the idea but we ended up spending about 10 hrs and a...
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 04-27-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,089
Posted By Grizz
Some fuel for the speculation fire....Around...

Some fuel for the speculation fire....Around 1980, the Hunt brothers, a pair of oil billionaires decided to "corner" the silver market. The price spiked to about $50/oz, which I've read is currently...
Forum: Other topics 03-25-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,168
Posted By Grizz
Despite excellent health, the annual over 40 male...

Despite excellent health, the annual over 40 male physical exam is the thing that reminds me most that youth is fading.
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-04-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,316
Posted By Grizz
For his peace of mind, you could encourage him to...

For his peace of mind, you could encourage him to buy a few ounces of gold since apart from guns & whisky, it is expected to be the next currency if the dollar were to collapse.
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