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Forum: Other topics 01-21-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,362
Posted By Boose
I've been loyal to L'Oreal Mega Hold hair gel...

I've been loyal to L'Oreal Mega Hold hair gel since the '80s, through many different hairstyles. But I tried some other brands recently and -huh!- they work just as well for less $$. Guess it's good...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-19-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,188
Posted By Boose
<rant> Perhaps I've rented in very competitive...

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Perhaps I've rented in very competitive markets (Boston and San Diego), but I have clear memories of the money-grubbing, dangerous things our landlords did over the years:

Install an...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-12-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,583
Posted By Boose
I joke that my mom is the reason why discounted...

I joke that my mom is the reason why discounted Sprouts gift cards are limited per customer. During the post-Thanksgiving sale, she would purchase a year's worth of groceries in gift cards, ensuring...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-11-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 36,278
Posted By Boose
Haha, thanks, Out-to-Lunch! I had a very nice...

Haha, thanks, Out-to-Lunch! I had a very nice last day and have been exercising, cooking, doing home improvement and reading since then. Looking forward to post-Covid travel...
Forum: Hi, I am... 01-11-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,194
Posted By Boose
DH and I just retired on the 5th! My immediate...

DH and I just retired on the 5th! My immediate colleagues and our substitutes and student workers gathered in the children's area of the library at 4 p.m., when we closed the doors to the public....
Forum: Other topics 01-04-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,999
Posted By Boose
Today's peeve: See's Chocolates does not offer a...

Today's peeve: See's Chocolates does not offer a map of the contents of their boxes. Guess I'll have to try a few...
Forum: Other topics 12-29-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,611
Posted By Boose
I purged my wimpy cotton work socks after buying...

I purged my wimpy cotton work socks after buying 8 prs. of Darn Tough wool socks on sale. :dance: I have 4 days of work left and will be wearing those plush retirement socks every day while planning...
Forum: Other topics 12-27-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,243
Posted By Boose
I am just barely old enough that I remember that...

I am just barely old enough that I remember that jingle from listening to the radio at my grandmother's house.
Now THERE was a lady who liked strong coffee - probably because she left for work at 5...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-23-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,837
Posted By Boose
Thank you all for your wise and funny responses -...

Thank you all for your wise and funny responses - jollystomper, I laughed out loud at your post! I will go forward saying that I'm retiring, and I'll leave off the "early" part, since it's largely...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-22-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,837
Posted By Boose
Is "early retirement" insensitive right now?

In this season of illness, unemployment and photos of food pantries on every news site, is it insensitive to tell colleagues and customers that I'm retiring early? I've tried saying "I'm stepping...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 12-16-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 91,946
Posted By Boose
This year, we asked our Dr. to prescribe Shingrix...

This year, we asked our Dr. to prescribe Shingrix at age 49.5 so we could use up flex spending before retirement. She prescribed and insurance paid without complaint - we had to spend more FSA...
Forum: Other topics 12-16-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,087
Posted By Boose
Re: engine auto shut-off: that's what turned us...

Re: engine auto shut-off: that's what turned us off (no pun intended) from the Subaru Forester. Found a Mazda CX-5 turbo which is great fun to drive and doesn't shut off at stoplights.
Forum: Other topics 11-18-2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,472
Posted By Boose
Gardein Stuffed Tur'ky with gravy, acorn squash...

Gardein Stuffed Tur'ky with gravy, acorn squash with lots of butter (no vegans here), mixed green salad, homemade key lime pie with whipped cream. The traditional Thanksgiving dessert in my family is...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 11-14-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,243
Posted By Boose
Wishing only the best for you, Tiger. And your...

Wishing only the best for you, Tiger. And your wife may benefit from some short-term counseling during this uncertain time, where she can express her fears while you deal with what you need to do -...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 11-01-2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,089
Posted By Boose
We don't have trick-or-treaters in our...

We don't have trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood - we are mostly "gays and greys" - but in non-covid times, there are sensational adult costumes to be seen. Unfortunately this year, my shrieking...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-07-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By Boose
Interestingly, my Dr. offered me Prevnar-13 at my...

Interestingly, my Dr. offered me Prevnar-13 at my last physical. (I'm 49 and I look like I'm in my 40s. Not my 60s.) I said sure, why not. Never had the pneumococcal vaccine before, but I do work...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 10-01-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,587
Posted By Boose
I got a chance to practice ER during the Calif....

I got a chance to practice ER during the Calif. shutdown - well, I was home doing "staff development through webinars," but you know how much attention those actually require - and it was the longest...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 09-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 18,631
Posted By Boose
I'm very concerned since I'll be retiring on the...

I'm very concerned since I'll be retiring on the cusp of my 50s. But husband will use VA (disability rating) and I'll be on his COBRA for as long as possible. We also have money, unlike a lot of...
Forum: Other topics 09-24-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 17,867
Posted By Boose
I had just stopped listening to NPR for the...

I had just stopped listening to NPR for the remainder of the election season when I found out at w*rk (public library) that WE are going to be the official mail ballot drop-off monitors. Usually it's...
Forum: Other topics 09-07-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 15,653
Posted By Boose
I hear you, MuirWannabee. We returned Friday from...

I hear you, MuirWannabee. We returned Friday from a couple of days camping and hiking in Idyllwild, CA. The local fire department drove around the campground on our last night to tell everyone that...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-31-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,146
Posted By Boose
I learned about the value of used clothing as a...

I learned about the value of used clothing as a teen, when my parents agreed that I could choose my own clothes if I paid for 1/2 of them through chores and birthday money. I used to find pretty good...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-29-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,146
Posted By Boose
We use microfiber car cleaning towels instead of...

We use microfiber car cleaning towels instead of terry washcloths. They last forever, don't stain, and when they become threadbare, they are put into service as dustcloths or rags. They can also be...
Forum: Other topics 08-20-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By Boose
Well, agitating with the help of my union has...

Well, agitating with the help of my union has been a lot of fun. So many things to negotiate with covid on the scene! I think of this as repaying a debt to the union women & men before me. And also...
Forum: FIRE and Money 08-16-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,804
Posted By Boose
I told my Google News feed a while back to ignore...

I told my Google News feed a while back to ignore Financial Samurai. :dance:
Forum: Stock Picking and Market Strategy 08-06-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 65,031
Posted By Boose
I told payroll to front load all my 457 paycheck...

I told payroll to front load all my 457 paycheck deductions between Jan-Oct 2020, to max it out to $19,500 before ER. I didn't change my mind after COVID-19, so therein lies my dollar-cost averaging!
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