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Re: Your Favorite Cookbook?

Thank you too for suggestions on where to start re: Julia Child cookbooks. Several have sat on my shelf since I read her wonderful memoir My Life in France --did you know she began work on The Art of French Cooking after failing a French cooking class at Cordon Bleu? That means there is hope for al...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:51 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite Cookbook?
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Your Favorite Cookbook?

Thank you, Gatorman, for the review of the NW book! It sounds intriguing enough to take a look. And thank you for starting this thread! I've enjoyed reading others' cookbook recommendations, although I've had a hard time staying away from Amazon and buying all the recommended books. Laurie Colwin in...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:47 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite Cookbook?
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Your Favorite Cookbook?

Currently I'm reading The Nero Wolfe Cookbook by Rex Stout, et al. I think it has the potential to join the ranks of my other favorites. I'll know as soon as my kitchen remodel is done and I can do a little cooking to try out a few of the recipes. I'm really looking forward to trying the shirred eg...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your Favorite Cookbook?
Replies: 56
Views: 3262

Re: Appliance warranty question

Added note to above: GE argued that the warranty on the mouse-infested dishwasher my neighbor purchased ran out before she even bought it. They also argued that by buying a store model she was buying it second-hand and thus the GE warranty did not apply.
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:32 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Appliance warranty question
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Appliance warranty question

We had a GE microwave with a defective magnetron that broke just a couple weeks out of warranty. This was actually the second magnetron in the oven, the first having broken during the warranty period. On the advice of the appliance store where we bought it I called GE. I have never been treated so r...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Appliance warranty question
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder: The Madison Bogleheads will be meeting at noon on Saturday, Dec. 13th, at Sprecher's Pub, 1262 John Q. Hammond, Dr., on Madison's far west side. See ya there!
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:09 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Taylor--thank you!!

Thank you, Taylor. For the sacrifices you and members of your brave selfless generation have made for us and for our freedom. Thank you for your help in steering us toward simplicity and common sense in our financial lives. Thank you for your kind words and your almost daily interjections of wisdom ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:34 am
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Taylor--thank you!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: woman's bathrobe gift

Another vote for LL.Bean. If you have a Boston Store in your area that's a store to check out. They have good quality robes at good prices and frequent sales. The outlet stores TJMaxx and Marshall's are also good. At this time of year they're stocked up on robes. You'll probably be able to find nice...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: woman's bathrobe gift
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: Have you ever been let go?

Someone fired Nisiprius?! :shock: The first time I was, ahem, let go I was working for a publishing house. I was editing a manuscript in which the author advocated assassinating those who don't agree with you politically. I edited that out. In the angry letter from the company owner with which my em...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:50 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Have you ever been let go?
Replies: 74
Views: 5445

Re: how to join nylon webbing?

OT, I wonder how easy it is to find seeing machine repair places nowadays. They're still out there. Granted it's getting hard to find those elderly, fine-fingered gentlemen typically named Hans or Lars who have dedicated their whole life to fixing balky sewing machines and do so with an intense pas...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:21 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to join nylon webbing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: Family jewels, kind of.

Something to keep in mind: if you take a loose diamond in to a jeweler they're likely to charge you a good chunk of change, anything from $600 to upward of $1K to set it into a ring. I recently paid $75 at a local jeweler to have a stone set in an engagement ring I purchased online. Well sure. But ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Dec 07, 2014 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Family jewels, kind of.
Replies: 44
Views: 3306

Re: how to join nylon webbing?

I usually use nylon-wrapped upholstery thread and a darning needle if I can't get the webbing through a sewing machine. Pliers and/or Robogrip may be needed in this effort. Dental floss is a good idea if you can get that through the webbing, although I've never tried that. There's no glue that's goi...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Dec 07, 2014 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: how to join nylon webbing?
Replies: 26
Views: 1736

Re: Unfrugal Enjoyments

From other message strings it appears that many Bogleheads indulge the wildlife in their yards by regularly buying premium wild bird foods and special seed/nut mixes rather than buying the cheapest stuff available at the hardware store. Thought that was interesting. :D
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:05 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What do you splurge on?
Replies: 215
Views: 18383

Re: Family jewels, kind of.

I got a different vibe from some, I bet the parents think they are doing something nice, after all paying 1999 price must be a bargain given 15 years of inflation. Especially if they felt they got a bargain back in 1999. (most people think they are savy and have a knack for getting a bargain even w...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Family jewels, kind of.
Replies: 44
Views: 3306

Re: Family jewels, kind of.

Something to keep in mind: if you take a loose diamond in to a jeweler they're likely to charge you a good chunk of change, anything from $600 to upward of $1K to set it into a ring. Most jewelers make little if any profit on engagement ring settings. Their profit comes from selling over-priced diam...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Family jewels, kind of.
Replies: 44
Views: 3306

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Mrs. Feeley, I'm looking forward to attending this meeting. Can you let us know how long you expect the meeting to last? Thanks, Kevin I believe the first meeting lasted 1.5 hours. Since this one will also be mostly unstructured chit-chat I suspect it will run the same, although folks can certainly...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting, PlasmaBucky! I must admit a personal enthusiasm for holding the meetings at Sprecher's. On-tap Sprecher's translates into a higher probability of my convincing my husband to attend than if the meeting were held at a public library. Though I am personally...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:38 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.

You've only known her a few months and maybe you want to give it more time. But if her student loans are keeping you awake at night and they don't seem to be causing her much anxiety you two probably aren't compatible in the ways necessary to build a happy life together. You seem to be asking whethe...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:11 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Girlfriend with a LOT of Student debt.
Replies: 166
Views: 13609

Re: Bogleheads, any "Black Friday" [recommendations]

Amazon has some good deals this week. For instance there's an additional 25 percent off some shoes, and that's on top of the week's low prices. I got a pair of Ecco dress shoes for $40 that normally retail for $140. I think many online retailers are trying to lure in buyers before Black Friday.
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads, any "Black Friday" [recommendations]
Replies: 59
Views: 5620

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

The results of the Doodle Poll are in! Looks like we're set for a meeting of the Madison Bogleheads at: Sprecher's Pub Saturday, December 13 At noon! Thank you Peter for the great ideas! If any of you have specific topics you'd like to discuss you can post them here or drop me an e-mail. With any lu...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Nov 24, 2014 2:04 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I posted a Doodle poll where everyone can vote for their preferred day and time(s) for our next meeting. https://doodle.com/s4wu7y2rwfkmhzme#table The Milwaukee chapter is having a meeting in November. It was suggested that we alternate months since some Bogleheads in southern Wisconsin might want t...
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:06 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Hey, Madison Bogleheads! We should get another meeting planned. Question: Should we hold our next meeting on a weekday evening so those unavailable on a Saturday afternoon can attend? 'Nother question: Fall in Madison is an important time for football fans. Since I'm not a football fan I'm clueless ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:19 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Geneological research for unclaimed property

Agree with JW. Pay for the death certificate. They usually contain a bevy of info. One thing about census data: if your ancestor was not home at the time that the census taker came knocking on the door, the info came from a neighbor. This can make for some pretty comical errors in names, ages, and ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Geneological research for unclaimed property
Replies: 87
Views: 4963

Re: Old Mortgage about to 'fall off' credit report - now wha

Our mortgages rolled off our credit reports many years ago and our scores are over 800 even though we have only two credit cards and pay off the balances monthly. My elderly parents haven't had a mortgage since the 1970s, and not only that, they haven't had any credit cards for years. What's more th...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 24, 2014 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Old Mortgage about to 'fall off' credit report - now what?
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Many thanks to all who came today to the first meeting of the Madison Bogleheads’ chapter! It was a pleasure to meet everyone and hear your stories of how you came to be an index investor. LarryG’s account of meeting Mr. Bogle during the early Boglehead days, and tales of his days in the School of H...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 20, 2014 12:49 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Sorry you won't be there, Kevin. We will share a toast in your honor! :sharebeer
by Mrs.Feeley
Fri Jul 18, 2014 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder... First Boglehead Madison meeting is the day after tomorrow, Saturday, noonish at Sprecher's.
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: A question for the Bogleladies or those who can consult

Following on with the comfort theme, another possibility is to get a bra fitting at a specialty shop that is highly regarded for the comfort of its fittings. I've heard rave reviews from women of all sizes, but particularly from women whose bosoms are generously proportioned. The consensus among wo...
by Mrs.Feeley
Tue Jul 15, 2014 1:20 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: A question for the Bogleladies or those who can consult one
Replies: 70
Views: 6110

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

A reminder... First organizational meeting for the Madison (WI) Bogleheads is next Saturday, July 19, noonish at Sprecher's, 1262 John Q Hammonds Dr. See you there!
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Urban garden bed--ideas to deter dog owners

Something I often see is dogs leaving piles without barely breaking their stride. With most dog walkers talking, texting, listening to iPods, daydreaming, they simply never notice when their dog, straggling behind, takes a quick dump in a flower bed. Can't tell you how many times I've seen the dogs ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Urban garden bed--ideas to deter dog owners
Replies: 44
Views: 4456

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I called over to Sprecher's and reserved their private room at noon on 7/19. The address is 1262 John Q Hammonds Dr in Madison. It sounds like is has potential to be a good regular meeting place with no minimum to use the room. I can vouch for the beer selection and they brew their own root beer, t...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jul 06, 2014 1:12 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

If we decide to meet without lunch/beer, the Middleton Public Library is usually quite accommodating. I could also check on the private room at Sprecher's for noon on the 19th if you'd like. My vote would still be for a place we could get a beer. :sharebeer Kevin That would be great! If there's bee...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Bad news. Lee's Garden went out of business. Drove out there today and they were gone. I was going to suggest another quiet Chinese restaurant on the west side but according to Yelp they recently went out of business too. :( Should we try for one of the plan B spots? Maybe Minerva India Buffet on Ju...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

If it ends up being the 19th, I may be able to attend. I'm one of the steering committee members of the Twin Cities BH group. My wife and I will be in Madison visiting our daughter and her family that weekend. The Minnesota group has been fairly active - we are in our 9th year I believe. That would...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

We're still tied in the Doodle poll. Eight members prefer Sat. July 19th, eight prefer the 26th.

Unless anyone objects I'm going to call it for Saturday, July 19th. Any objections....?

Of course we could always have meetings on both the 19th and the 26th to accommodate everyone. :D
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Elderly vacation ideas (90 y.o.)

Our neighbors love Elder Hostel and go on several vacations every summer with them.
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:09 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Elderly vacation ideas (90 y.o.)
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Anymore votes for preferences on whether to hold the meeting on July 19th or 26th? If you haven't already voted in the Doodle thread, or if you want to change your vote to select a specific date, please do so ASP! Thank you! It's great that we have so much interest in creating a local chapter and we...
by Mrs.Feeley
Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:06 am
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

I can no longer make it on the 26th, so unless someone in this thread hasn't posted on the Doodle poll we're tied again over the 26th and the 19th.
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Saturday, July 19th it is! Noonish at Lee's Garden, (http://www.leesgardenmadison.com) 7475 Mineral Point Rd., Madison, WI, in the shopping strip next to Shopko, on the corner of Mineral Point and D'onofrio Dr. and across the street from Kentucky Fried. On Madison's west side. Looking forward to mee...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: Cabins/cottages in Wisc/Minn/Ont

When I was a kid my parents wanted to buy a summer lake cabin in northern WI/MN and we spent many weekends over the course of many years hunting for the perfect place. We would get the weekend newspaper from a nearby big city like the Milwaukee Journal or the Green Bay Press and check the real estat...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cabins/cottages in Wisc/Minn/Ont
Replies: 22
Views: 1651

Re: Poll: Luxury and Happiness

I just realized that I have a luxury item that makes me happy every time I use it, a Chief Joseph Pendleton blanket. Several hundred bucks, and worth every dime in comfort and attractiveness. Oh! I have one of those too! Got mine for $100 at a close-out at a pow-wow supply store. At the time I thou...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:13 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Poll: Luxury and Happiness
Replies: 141
Views: 9074

Re: Mistake: extra dirt

Consider starting a compost pile. Layer that extra dirt with your brush and leaves and you'll end up with some dandy compost for your garden. Consider tossing the compost onto your lawn for some excellent fertilizer. I don't think the woman was asking you to pay for the dirt. She was probably simply...
by Mrs.Feeley
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mistake: extra dirt
Replies: 24
Views: 2211

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Anyone have any preferences as to whether we meet on Saturday July 19th or July 26th? In the Doodle survey nine people reported that they could come on the 19th and nine on the 26th, but not the same nine. Any tie-breakers lurking out there? Anyone?? I'll throw in a vote for the 19th if no one has ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:06 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Can anyone recommend any good books about the American colonial period and/or Revolutionary war period? Just post-revolution, an excellent piece on the whole debate over the ratification of the constitution "Ratification" by Pauline Maier Bernard Balyn also has some good works on early US...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1228248

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Can anyone recommend any good books about the American colonial period and/or Revolutionary war period? I always enjoy reading history books over the summer but I don't think my must-read stack is high enough to get me to September. Mayflower , by Nathaniel Philbrick. The First Frontier , by Scott ...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1228248

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Mrs. F- - The First American- The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Brands. Here is a link: http://www.amazon.com/First-American-Times-Benjamin-Franklin-ebook/dp/B003M68TI4/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1401613893&sr=8-7&keywords=benjamin+franklin It is quite long, but will give you a lot...
by Mrs.Feeley
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1228248

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Blues wrote:"Bunker Hill" by Nathaniel Philbrick is worth a read (as are many of his other books).

http://www.amazon.com/Bunker-Hill-City- ... 0670025445


Excellent! Thank you! Philbrick's books look great.
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat May 31, 2014 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1228248

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V

Can anyone recommend any good books about the American colonial period and/or Revolutionary war period? I always enjoy reading history books over the summer but I don't think my must-read stack is high enough to get me to September. Presently I'm down to obscure autobiographies. My current one is &q...
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat May 31, 2014 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part V
Replies: 3372
Views: 1228248

Re: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread

Anyone have any preferences as to whether we meet on Saturday July 19th or July 26th? In the Doodle survey nine people reported that they could come on the 19th and nine on the 26th, but not the same nine. Any tie-breakers lurking out there?
by Mrs.Feeley
Sat May 31, 2014 8:58 pm
 
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Wisconsin - Madison Meetings - Master Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3997
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