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Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 02-24-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,871
Posted By JTOrt
+1 although I have been accused of being a...

+1
although I have been accused of being a Tequila timer
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-10-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 30,582
Posted By JTOrt
Thanks to this site I cut every dryer sheet into...

Thanks to this site I cut every dryer sheet into 3. Seems like such a waste to use a whole one.
Forum: Other topics 12-04-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,251
Posted By JTOrt
We leave our HP printer in our winter home for up...

We leave our HP printer in our winter home for up to 7 months at a time through the hot summer months. When we arrive in the fall and need the printer I wipe the cartridge jets with a wet paper...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-01-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,078
Posted By JTOrt
5 weeks in: OMG this is awesome! Hiking...

5 weeks in:

OMG this is awesome! Hiking almost every day, lost close to 10 lbs, days go by incredibly fast - but it doesn't matter because tomorrow is another day off :dance:
DW said today she...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-18-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 40,504
Posted By JTOrt
Are you retired? Yes How old are you when...

Are you retired? Yes

How old are you when you retire? 56

When do you want to retire? planned for 60, things worked out well and the people here inspired me to do it!
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-05-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,497
Posted By JTOrt
I'm really enjoying wasting my time by reading...

I'm really enjoying wasting my time by reading this thread about wasting time :laugh:
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-03-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By JTOrt
I have the same issue, when I was young I could...

I have the same issue, when I was young I could not stand the horizontal hold frequency in analog televisions and often adjusted it until it was tolerable. Now I have a constant squeal, worse when I...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-27-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,453
Posted By JTOrt
OP here. Wow! My first day of retirement was one...

OP here. Wow! My first day of retirement was one of my fastest. The removal of w*rk stress has been instantaneous. Like most here I had it 7 days a week and often woke up stressing about something....
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-26-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,453
Posted By JTOrt
Another E-R.org Success Story

Today was my last day at megacorp after 38 years. My celebration lunch bbq was my last work activity, said goodbye to many I have worked with for decades and left for retirement bliss. Had a great...
Forum: Other topics 04-28-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,453
Posted By JTOrt
I hired an experienced stucco guy who patched 3...

I hired an experienced stucco guy who patched 3 places where the stucco had failed, one around a corner and another about 12' high. He matched the color perfectly even though it had faded, I can't...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-29-2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,735
Posted By JTOrt
We are down to 2 homes, our primary home north of...

We are down to 2 homes, our primary home north of the 49th and our snowbird home in California. Sold our northern lake property, the boats and all the summer cottage stuff as well. It was fantastic...
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-21-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,323
Posted By JTOrt
2006 Hyundai Tucson, 143K. My DW bought it new...

2006 Hyundai Tucson, 143K. My DW bought it new several months before we met. As a car guy I was skeptical at first but it has been so reliable and good to drive that I am a believer. Nothing but oil...
Forum: Travel Information 12-21-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,157
Posted By JTOrt
Same experience, owners have always been...

Same experience, owners have always been respectable. Have 2 friends with bad AirB&B experiences so have never tried them but as you point out it could happen with any service.
Forum: Other topics 11-22-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,787
Posted By JTOrt
'Of all the things I have lost in my life I miss...

'Of all the things I have lost in my life I miss my mind the most' :laugh:

We lost our favorite cork screw several months ago, it was used often and was always stored in the same drawer so we...
Forum: Other topics 07-24-2016, 12:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,168
Posted By JTOrt
Do you bike? Yes How often? 1-3 times a week ...

Do you bike? Yes
How often? 1-3 times a week
Road, path or trail... cross country? Road/trail/gravel
Length of ride? - 5 -30 miles
Part of a group? - no
What kind of a bike (bikes)? ...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-14-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,668
Posted By JTOrt
Have to 'heartily' disagree. A strict plant based...

Have to 'heartily' disagree. A strict plant based diet has given me a second life. I have tons more energy, feel fantastic, have dropped all of my medications and have totally lost all of my food...
Forum: Other topics 05-23-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,034
Posted By JTOrt
Right click on the start menu and most of the...

Right click on the start menu and most of the legacy apps are listed ie control panel, file explorer, task manager etc.
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-17-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,232
Posted By JTOrt
Shhhh, we want to keep Borrego a secret ;). Even...

Shhhh, we want to keep Borrego a secret ;). Even the snowbird season is quiet. Our villa is in the center of town and we can walk to restaurants and the grocery store. Hiking & biking in the state...
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 513
Views: 57,151
Posted By JTOrt
+++1 Last month I sent a screenshot from a...

+++1
Last month I sent a screenshot from a Fluke handheld oscilloscope to an equipment manufacturer and they wanted a clearer waveform. I dug out my trusty Tek scope (1990's era digital, not my...
Forum: Hi, I am... 11-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 16,071
Posted By JTOrt
He posted his retirement story on another forum a...

He posted his retirement story on another forum a couple days ago and looks to be participating in that community.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-24-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,955
Posted By JTOrt
92004 - where we plan on staying 6 months every...

92004 - where we plan on staying 6 months every year at our Villa when we RE, hopefully in 2016. Our home base is slightly north of the displayed map.
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 06-06-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,230
Posted By JTOrt
Very inspirational imoldr, we have 1.8 investible...

Very inspirational imoldr, we have 1.8 investible and are currently on an explority camping trip to find our retirement home. Only problem is both of our corporations wont let us ease into retirement...
Forum: Other topics 05-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,191
Posted By JTOrt
Our favorite show, it started shortly after I met...

Our favorite show, it started shortly after I met DW. It has been a tradition to crack a bottle of red and watch 2 or 3 episodes on a quiet weekend evening. Will miss that and will miss the music...
Forum: Travel Information 05-13-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,336
Posted By JTOrt
Love Our R-Pod

Over the last 40 years I completed the whole RV procession; backpacking, tent, tent trailer, 16' travel trailer, motor home, 30' travel trailer, 5th wheel and stopped at at a lakefront park model....
Forum: Other topics 04-12-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,685
Posted By JTOrt
I loved my VStrom for touring, great gas mileage...

I loved my VStrom for touring, great gas mileage quite comfy. Better for twisty secondary highways than the freeway, you'll love your Concours for long distance.
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