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    It's interesting to see how different...

    It's interesting to see how different friends/family/etc are coping or not coping right now. SO and I are doing ok. We're nervous, and I find it difficult to stay focused while working, even though...
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    It was actually a lot of fun. And I look forward...

    It was actually a lot of fun. And I look forward to the next one. The office does "Thirsty Thursday" each week, so I'm guessing this will be a weekly thing. At one point in our happy hour someone...
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    So apparently our office manager saw the same...

    So apparently our office manager saw the same thing I did about virtual happy hours because she arranged them for the office, grouping anyone who wanted to participate in random groups of 5 or 6...
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    So sorry to hear this Tradd. Please keep us...

    So sorry to hear this Tradd. Please keep us posted with how you are doing.
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    Hopefully better than Darth Vader's!

    Hopefully better than Darth Vader's!
  6. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    Personally I don’t want to die for the Dow. And...

    Personally I don’t want to die for the Dow. And wouldn’t want any of my older friends and family to do so.

    And at the end of the day it’s just a stupid idea like so many republican ideas. If we...
  7. When we were on vacation last week we tipped...

    When we were on vacation last week we tipped generously and if appropriate had a brief conversation with them to express our concern. The last night we were in Hawaii we ended up eating at a place...
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    I just finished creating 3 paper grocery bags...

    I just finished creating 3 paper grocery bags full of confetti. As part of organizing/streamlining my finances I decided to get rid of all but the most recent statement for each financial account. ...
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    That's cool. Keeping in touch with the people we...

    That's cool. Keeping in touch with the people we care about is so important. And is a great way for everyone to stay sane. I've started texting a different friend everyday. There are about 5...
  10. Thread: Imagine by Lennon

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    Well, I recognized Will Ferrell. And no, I was...

    Well, I recognized Will Ferrell. And no, I was not moved either. Everyone had chosen a different key to sing in.

    Considering that it's gotten 3.4k likes and 9.7k dislikes the opinion of this...
  11. Thread: Boy, that Dow

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    We should all be holding off on that rebalancing....

    We should all be holding off on that rebalancing. The Texas Lt. Governor has a plan for saving the economy. Admittedly it’s a bit of an odd plan for someone from the party of ‘family values’ but...
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    I was going to ask what those benefits were but I...

    I was going to ask what those benefits were but I think ANM did that sufficiently well.

    I’ve lived with SO for 15 years. He’s a great guy. But I dread the idea that he may have to start working...
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    Bidets. That’s smart thinking! Far smarter than...

    Bidets. That’s smart thinking! Far smarter than the charmin ad I saw on Sunday.
  14. Thread: Stimulus package

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    Actually NONE of them are US companies. So NO...

    Actually NONE of them are US companies. So NO they should not be getting bailouts from us. Let them get bailed out by the Bahamas or Liberia or whatever other country they have pledged allegiance to....
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    Social distancing "to do" lists?

    So I created a to do list since I expect we'll all be staying home for a while. Among the tasks on it was to create my version of a "death book" that we had discussed previously. (my sister and I...
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    I had sold some stuff before all this, not...

    I had sold some stuff before all this, not because I'm a market timing genius, but because I was in the process of rebalancing and didn't quite finish... Now, between having a whole bunch of cash...
  17. Thread: Crisis burnout

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    Variety is the spice of life!

    Variety is the spice of life!
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    On tv the other day they were talking about...

    On tv the other day they were talking about virtual happy hours. Maybe I’ll suggest to boss that one day this week we all get On Microsoft teams, have a drink and just chat about stuff the way we...
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    My SIL is one of those people. She’s an...

    My SIL is one of those people. She’s an electrician for the utility that serves the St Louis area. It was optional. She’s getting paid double time, 24/7 for two weeks. Will be banking just over...
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    $2.65 on Kauai today. That’s crazy cheap for here...

    $2.65 on Kauai today. That’s crazy cheap for here and $.40 cheaper than what we paid on Maui 4 days ago. And the maui purchase was at Costco, the cheapest place on the island by at least $.10.
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    So many people don’t have a backstop. My sister...

    So many people don’t have a backstop. My sister is in the end stages of a gut bathroom redo. At this point all that’s left to do is tiling and install the fixtures. But the tile store is closed. And...
  22. Thread: Corona Testing

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    Interesting map. It’s done by a company that...

    Interesting map. It’s done by a company that makes internet connected thermometers. According to an article in The NY Times they are able to predict flu spikes about 2 weeks ahead of the cdc. Based...
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    Reading Steve’s story about big bank and big...

    Reading Steve’s story about big bank and big accounting and amazed at how different it is with my experience with medium insurance, which has been incredibly supportive and proactive. I’m curious...
  24. Thread: Conavirus......

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    I had not seen or heard about this, but...

    I had not seen or heard about this, but apparently it IS a thing that people are fretting about. USA Today just did a story about it, concluding that you are likely correct about there not going to...
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    On your recommendation I brought “A Simple Plan”...

    On your recommendation I brought “A Simple Plan” with me on vacation. About 3/4 through it. It is certainly a page turner! And I agree, stressful, like a slow motion train wreck from which one just...
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