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Forum: Life after FIRE 11-03-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,474
Posted By YakGrl
I have hired "Senior Helpers" service for family...

I have hired "Senior Helpers" service for family for drives to shopping or doctors when needed. It cost approx. $20 hour.
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By YakGrl
Roots are evil! I recently had to have the...

Roots are evil! I recently had to have the garage floor jackhammered and dug up to repair the main sewer line underneath where a 1 inch root had punctured and grown through it. I'm just lucky they...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 10-01-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By YakGrl
I use a Spibelt to hold my iPhone with podcast,...

I use a Spibelt to hold my iPhone with podcast, music or audiobooks playing and have wireless earbuds with ear hooks. I only use one earbud and tuck the other in my shirt so that I can hear cars.
Forum: Other topics 09-18-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,828
Posted By YakGrl
No one has mentioned insulation. Could you try...

No one has mentioned insulation. Could you try to insulate the cabinet or pump area to reduce the noise? It might be a simpler fix since you otherwise like the appliance and the cabinetry is...
Forum: Other topics 09-16-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By YakGrl
I am looking forward to putting the treadmill...

I am looking forward to putting the treadmill away. Living in South Florida July-September is too hot for me to run outside. By October the humidity and heat should break enough to start running...
Forum: Other topics 08-23-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,655
Posted By YakGrl
You can put some 3/4 filled water bottles in your...

You can put some 3/4 filled water bottles in your freezer and they will produce ice blocks that will keep your freezer cold for longer if your power goes out. Good luck. I hope they don't cause...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 08-06-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,426
Posted By YakGrl
I have been through a similar situation. Have...

I have been through a similar situation.
Have you considered their DS covering taxes and utilities for rent while staying there and your parents could will the house to him on their death?
I agree...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 08-03-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 15,138
Posted By YakGrl
We are learning and improving practices and...

We are learning and improving practices and treatments as time goes on in this process which I believe is lowering the death rate seen in northeast in March/April.
Here in Florida they have had...
Forum: Other topics 07-31-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,954
Posted By YakGrl
I did a lovely beach walk today at dawn, and now...

I did a lovely beach walk today at dawn, and now we are under hurricane watch. I see the weather channel is broadcasting from here in PB County.. sigh. We really don't need this, and the poor...
Forum: Other topics 07-21-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,796
Posted By YakGrl
My lazy method for making Southern Sweet Tea. ...

My lazy method for making Southern Sweet Tea.
In large glass pitcher, fill with filtered water, one scoop of sugar and two Lipton Cold Brew family size teabags. Put in the fridge while it brews for...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-12-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By YakGrl
Received my results by text message today. ...

Received my results by text message today. Negative as I expected. Six days to get results.
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 07-11-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,288
Posted By YakGrl
I went to the drive through state run testing...

I went to the drive through state run testing site here in South Florida on Monday. I assist my mother in a senior living facility and they are now requiring tests every two weeks. It was a very...
Forum: FIRE and Money 06-25-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,410
Views: 856,316
Posted By YakGrl
Congratulations Markola! Time to celebrate!

Congratulations Markola! Time to celebrate!
Forum: Other topics 06-25-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By YakGrl
I've had fried squash blossoms several times, but...

I've had fried squash blossoms several times, but not zucchini. I expect they are similar. They were tasty. I've not cooked them myself.
If I recall correctly some were stuffed with cheese before...
Forum: Life after FIRE 06-23-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,453
Posted By YakGrl
39 years of full time work after college...

39 years of full time work after college graduation. 38 years at one company. Retired at 59.
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-18-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,324
Posted By YakGrl
One of the blessings during this pandemic is that...

One of the blessings during this pandemic is that I retired last year and I am no longer responsible for keeping the company and department/employees going. I was manager/director during 9-11, the...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-14-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By YakGrl
I would expect spraying a diluted bleach solution...

I would expect spraying a diluted bleach solution on plastic kayaks and paddles in outside sun would quickly evaporate most of the solution. If you wait for a few minutes it would probably be fairly...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 05-03-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,385
Posted By YakGrl
I feel like I have been training for this...

I feel like I have been training for this situation for years now.
I have spent the last several years representing my sister who was in multiple short and long term care facilities, multiple...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-22-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,626
Posted By YakGrl
Nightmare memories of management's latest...

Nightmare memories of management's latest motivational books. Purple cow, Who moved the cheese, Eat that frog....why all the weird animals?
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-18-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By YakGrl
I also suggest using empty hotels for emergency...

I also suggest using empty hotels for emergency hospital beds. They did that in WWII.
Forum: Forum Admin 03-13-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By YakGrl
I had the same trouble with flash player pop ups...

I had the same trouble with flash player pop ups on Safari. I tried emptying cache and cookies and history, and running Malwarebytes and anything else I could think of to try. It is still a problem...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-11-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,023
Posted By YakGrl
I have a friend that used the PACE program for...

I have a friend that used the PACE program for help with her mother that was suffering from dementia.
It is a support program that tries to help to keep the family member at home if that is what is...
Forum: Forum Admin 03-11-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 934
Posted By YakGrl
i am getting this on Safari too. I think it may...

i am getting this on Safari too. I think it may be Malware.
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-05-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,023
Posted By YakGrl
I am glad you are investigating an Adult Day...

I am glad you are investigating an Adult Day Care. It could be very good for your wife to have others to interact with, and perhaps she can think of herself as helping others at the facility and...
Forum: Hi, I am... 03-04-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,023
Posted By YakGrl
I understand the stress and exhaustion that you...

I understand the stress and exhaustion that you are under.
I retired last year as I was caregiving to both my sister and mother for several years. I had hired assistance and continued to work for...
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