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    When I left my 40+ hour per week job it was for...

    When I left my 40+ hour per week job it was for another job, freelancing. Financially speaking, it ended up being a side hustle more than anything. But if you take that income and add what we would...
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    I think we value things differently as we age. ...

    I think we value things differently as we age. In our 20s and 30s, I think physical attributes hold more value. It's more important that your intended resembles Barbie or Ken than whether they're...
  3. Thread: Love

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    With the right person? No, you can still be...

    With the right person? No, you can still be goofy-smile-when-you-see-them heart-singing smitten with them even after years and years. You simply have to be willing to believe it can happen.
  4. Thread: Buying art

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    A home should be more than a place in which you...

    A home should be more than a place in which you sleep, eat, and use the bathroom. You should find it to be a welcoming spot. If that piece is something you would long for whether or not you had the...
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    (bold added) IMHO, this is one of the most...

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    IMHO, this is one of the most insidious things couples get to deal with. Are the white clothing items turning pink? Or being ripped apart in the washer? Or singed in the dryer? If...
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    ^^^ This. I was on my own for almost ten years...

    ^^^ This. I was on my own for almost ten years after my first marriage; DW on her own (well, single parent, but...) for almost twenty years. Moving in together was an adjustment and continues to be...
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    Well, a rental property should be self-funding....

    Well, a rental property should be self-funding. That's the 1% IL refers to. It gets a bit more complicated than just taking in enough money to meet expenses (since you get depreciation and other tax...
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    Tybee, if you mean me (I think I'm the only Steve...

    Tybee, if you mean me (I think I'm the only Steve on the forum right now), then I will say jschmidt has received excellent advice here -- now and three years ago.

    The only thing I can see changing...
  9. I would say that's a very fair test.

    I would say that's a very fair test.
  10. Congratulations on the new place, UL -- and good...

    Congratulations on the new place, UL -- and good luck on the adjustment phase!
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    We actually just got back from a few days...

    We actually just got back from a few days vacationing in London. First time for me. Fascinating. The Britishism I want to adopt is the word "faff" -- used instead of nonsense. "Get <whatever the...
  12. Thread: Sneak Peak!

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    Nice! A big change, I'm sure, from what you were...

    Nice! A big change, I'm sure, from what you were used to at the studio!
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    I repurposed an old rectangular enclosed compost...

    I repurposed an old rectangular enclosed compost bin (which had broken in the freezing cold) to hold the coiled-up hose. Made me feel better about not tossing all of that recycled black plastic and...
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    Right with you there on spending, SQ. No new...

    Right with you there on spending, SQ. No new house, but major expenditures this year for a water heater, furnace, central air conditioner, two vacations (including a cruise), some big repair bills on...
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    Doesn't look appetizing to me. Then again, I...

    Doesn't look appetizing to me. Then again, I like(d) fresh cherries, but I don't care for cherry-flavored anything (danish, pie, cough drops, etc.). I'll note those don't look much different from...
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    So is building a garage door opener into a button...

    So is building a garage door opener into a button near the sunvisor on the car a dead technology? Or has Daimler decided that's not The Right Way To Do It?
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    AG, I'd say you should give the "dating sites" a...

    AG, I'd say you should give the "dating sites" a try. I know there's a longish thread elsewhere on this forum about the pitfalls of using them. But you're in a sparsely-populated area. Finding a...
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    Congratulations, ANM! There's something to be...

    Congratulations, ANM! There's something to be said for grabbing the sure thing, especially since this job seems to meet your needs and wants. Good luck!
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    I do. Some supermarkets here have a section in...

    I do. Some supermarkets here have a section in which they put meat close to expiration date (a day or two, usually). The discount is enough that I can buy cuts we usually would not consider. And it's...
  20. Good luck!

    Good luck!
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    They were run out of town by building codes...

    They were run out of town by building codes trying to maintain a certain public image. >8)

    Of course, up here, for some months out of the year, we could use the freezer instead of the clothesline...
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    Interesting. Most of my experience is as a...

    Interesting. Most of my experience is as a consumer and with fiberglass and cellulose. We had polystyrene foam boards on the inside walls of our below-grade basement; when I learned it was not...
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    It is, but you mentioned "foam board" in your...

    It is, but you mentioned "foam board" in your original post. I've never seen isocyanate in board form though I suppose someone could spray it and then cut it into boards. I figured you meant the...
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    Welcome, Mike! Foam board (polystyrene?)...

    Welcome, Mike!

    Foam board (polystyrene?) doesn't have much of an ability to insulate. And in some locales (like mine, in the state right above yours) it doesn't meet building code, either. So you...
  25. There also is the exposure of being able to...

    There also is the exposure of being able to download versions of apps that work on your phone (or iPad; essentially the same OS and mechanism). Apps tend to update with OSes and if your device cannot...
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