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Forum: Life after FIRE 06-20-2020, 09:20 AM
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My son bought a new refrigerator. This one came...

My son bought a new refrigerator. This one came with an ice-maker and outside water dispenser. He had no water line going to the fridge. So I noticed the bat signal and drove over to his house. A...
Forum: Other topics 06-16-2020, 04:34 AM
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Past two weeks have been near perfect for this...

Past two weeks have been near perfect for this time of year W Florida. We have had some nice rain in the afternoon every few days to keep everything green, yet the humidity has been relatively low....
Forum: Other topics 05-18-2020, 11:39 AM
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Views: 1,899
Posted By Megg1141
Yep, just about all the ones I see point down,...

Yep, just about all the ones I see point down, including my own.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 04-05-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 7,086
Posted By Megg1141
We should have 4/5 more weeks of spectacular...

We should have 4/5 more weeks of spectacular weather before the humidity creeps back up. I finished painting the house and have just finished re-staining our 1400sf deck. Working on landscaping and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2020, 08:40 AM
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Views: 271,754
Posted By Megg1141
I had a smaller 20x20 deck in the same spot, I...

I had a smaller 20x20 deck in the same spot, I put in 25 yrs ago. That wood held up beautiful. When I pulled it up to build this new one I gave my son all the old wood. He has it in his back yard and...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2020, 06:16 AM
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Posted By Megg1141
I built a very large deck outback 8 yrs ago. I...

I built a very large deck outback 8 yrs ago. I have noticed how the pressure treated wood seems to rot way too much compared to my older deck I had. I am finding my main supports are rotting on the...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2020, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Megg1141
Sunny and high 70's all week. Got the veggie...

Sunny and high 70's all week. Got the veggie garden all planted and have re-potted several deck plants. Love this time of year.
Forum: Other topics 02-06-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,786
Posted By Megg1141
Wife and I had set up two college funds for both...

Wife and I had set up two college funds for both our kids. Our oldest (son), never took to school and dropped out in the middle of his first year. He worked a few restaurant type jobs while still...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-22-2020, 11:12 AM
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Views: 271,754
Posted By Megg1141
Wifey told me our washing machine had a drip...

Wifey told me our washing machine had a drip inside the tub. It was slowly filling with water. I took a few minutes on YouTube to help find out what the problem might be. Ordered a water inlet valve....
Forum: Other topics 12-12-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5,111
Views: 337,014
Posted By Megg1141
Had some starter plants I grew from cuttings that...

Had some starter plants I grew from cuttings that i needed to repot. looked at the oak leaves on my deck and decided they were not enough to bother with. let my dog chase squirrels while I enjoyed an...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 35,157
Posted By Megg1141
I came from parents both with limited...

I came from parents both with limited intelligence who raised four children, 3 boys and 1 girl. We grew up just above poverty level with my sister the only one to put herself through college. She...
Forum: FIRE and Money 11-26-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 35,157
Posted By Megg1141
Starting my adult life with nothing more then a...

Starting my adult life with nothing more then a high school education. I found books at the library to help with my financial education. If one needs information plenty is available. Its much easier...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-12-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,262
Views: 271,754
Posted By Megg1141
Installed a new hot tub cover but will be...

Installed a new hot tub cover but will be installing a hydraulic lift as well. This way i can remove and replace the cover by myself when needed.
Forum: Other topics 11-01-2019, 07:28 AM
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Views: 337,014
Posted By Megg1141
Took my dog outside for his morning walk about 7...

Took my dog outside for his morning walk about 7 am. The temp was 70 with a breeze. I made it a quick one, a little chilly for me shorts and t shirt.
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-31-2019, 10:17 AM
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Views: 271,754
Posted By Megg1141
Replaced the pump on my pressure washer. I will...

Replaced the pump on my pressure washer. I will test it this afternoon . Fingers crossed .
Forum: Other topics 10-31-2019, 08:40 AM
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Views: 337,014
Posted By Megg1141
It should hit a delightful 87 today. Humidity is...

It should hit a delightful 87 today. Humidity is sill a touch high but that will change this weekend. looking at only a high of 77 on sunday and a break on the humidity. Not looking forward to the...
Forum: Other topics 10-28-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By Megg1141
The older my queen and I get, the higher our...

The older my queen and I get, the higher our minimum temp gets set.
Forum: Other topics 10-23-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By Megg1141
We use are hot tub year round. Its refreshing...

We use are hot tub year round. Its refreshing during the warm months only using mother earth to maintain water temp. Then when our temps dip, we use our heater to maintain a comfortable water temp....
Forum: Other topics 10-22-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,085
Posted By Megg1141
As long as I have been in florida(54yrs), I...

As long as I have been in florida(54yrs), I rarely see any adult swimming in their pool. Most adults jump in and do a few strokes before heading over to shallow end to hang out. This is why I'm on my...
Forum: Life after FIRE 08-08-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,482
Posted By Megg1141
My father retired from the Air Force in Tampa...

My father retired from the Air Force in Tampa Florida after a 28 yr career. He bought a nice house in Brandon just outside of tampa for my brothers and my high school years.
We truly enjoyed growing...
Forum: Other topics 08-08-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Megg1141
Down here in florida we grill and smoke pretty...

Down here in florida we grill and smoke pretty much 24/7/365. Our deck has quite a large area covering our cooking gear as well. I do most of my smoking on my BGE but I like to do Pizzas on it as...
Forum: Other topics 08-08-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 559
Posted By Megg1141
Blackstone is great. Camp Chef has one for their...

Blackstone is great. Camp Chef has one for their stoves as well that is removable so you can use the burners for other things. 37" covers two burners.
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-25-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 22,197
Posted By Megg1141
For me I have lived and worked in florida for...

For me I have lived and worked in florida for over 30 yrs. The heat does not bother me in fact I love it. The biggest thing for me is the sunshine. Constant gray sky's in the winter put me in a...
Forum: FIRE and Money 10-06-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,495
Posted By Megg1141
After working in construction for 28 yrs, I was a...

After working in construction for 28 yrs, I was a casualty of the 2008 crash. Having to reinvent myself I started a commercial cleaning business from zero. Going door to door handing out cards, I was...
Forum: Other topics 09-08-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 14,823
Posted By Megg1141
Team purple here. As the official commander of...

Team purple here. As the official commander of the Viking Southern Command here in Tampa Florida. Here's to a great 2018 Football season. Skol everyone.
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