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Forum: FIRE and Money 03-27-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 8,735
Posted By kareninthecity
Spending it

We are fortunate to have quite a few restaurants within walking distance that are doing take-out presently. If we receive anything, we are planning to divide it up and give to the owners for their...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-11-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,898
Posted By kareninthecity
Us too!

We got a refund check like this too for 2018. We said woohoo and deposited it (not a large amount but a nice gift in the mailbox that day!)
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-01-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 21,806
Posted By kareninthecity
DH and I have been married for 26 years. Our...

DH and I have been married for 26 years. Our rehearsal dinner took place at the church after our rehearsal. Wedding party and their families invited. My sister's mother-in-law cooked and catered (she...
Forum: Other topics 02-23-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5,263
Views: 381,725
Posted By kareninthecity
Same here!

I said this years ago when I bought a 1996 Honda. "It's a Honda - why do I need an extended warranty?" Sales guy looked at me like he'd never been asked that question. Kept the car for twelve years -...
Forum: Other topics 08-03-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 6,931
Posted By kareninthecity
Elvis Costello just a few weeks ago. DH is a huge...

Elvis Costello just a few weeks ago. DH is a huge fan. Me not so much but good concert.
Forum: Other topics 06-29-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,251
Posted By kareninthecity
We bought one over 20 years ago. Have used it to...

We bought one over 20 years ago. Have used it to go several different places but since it is right on the ocean, we typically just use our week every year and go there. That said, our maintenance...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 09-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 129,886
Posted By kareninthecity
All is Lost - Robert Redford. I think he says 3...

All is Lost - Robert Redford. I think he says 3 words in the whole film - but his facial expressions are priceless and truly tell the story. I thought it might drag but it did not.
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 18,680
Posted By kareninthecity
Wine. We don't buy high-dollar wine but we do buy...

Wine. We don't buy high-dollar wine but we do buy what we like. Maybe books but I only buy from thrift or second-hand book stores - I just tend to buy more than I can read :)
Forum: Travel Information 06-02-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,008
Posted By kareninthecity
DH and I went to Italy about 3 years ago - stayed...

DH and I went to Italy about 3 years ago - stayed two weeks and spent 3-4 days in Florence, Rome and Venice, seeing all the touristy spots. This year, we are planning a trip back but plan to stay in...
Forum: Other topics 06-02-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,737
Posted By kareninthecity
Can't name just one Male: Frank, Dino, Perry...

Can't name just one

Male: Frank, Dino, Perry Como - true crooners
Female: Rosemary Clooney, Whitney, Ella
Forum: Young Dreamers 03-28-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 15,878
Posted By kareninthecity
Childless

My husband and I don't have kids. When I was of that age and my friends and sibling wanted to have children, they all had this burning desire to have babies. I did not have that desire and thought it...
Forum: Other topics 03-27-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 908
Posted By kareninthecity
Many of them are on Amazon Prime. We discovered...

Many of them are on Amazon Prime. We discovered them last weekend. My DH and I used to sit and watch them when we first started dating (over 20 years ago) and got the biggest kick out of them. We had...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-02-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,569
Posted By kareninthecity
Try it

Why not try it for a couple of months? You can always subscribe again but DW may be pleasantly surprised. Not only that but if you do re-subscribe, you may get a better deal if they are offering...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-01-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 23,569
Posted By kareninthecity
Us too!

We dropped cable a year and a half ago when I quit my high-stress FT job and took a part-time job (not retirement but boy, it sure feels like it sometimes!) We have Netflix and Amazon Prime and can't...
Forum: Technology, Media & e-Gadgets 02-04-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 129,886
Posted By kareninthecity
I watched Hachi starring Richard Gere recently....

I watched Hachi starring Richard Gere recently. It's a true story about a dog who waited for his deceased master at the train station for 9 years after his death. I'm an animal person so I liked it...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-22-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,917
Posted By kareninthecity
I am 53 yo. Worked a very demanding 60 hour/week...

I am 53 yo. Worked a very demanding 60 hour/week job for about 7 years. I was mentally and physically exhausted so went part-time about a year and a half ago. I don't regret it at all. I still make...
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