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Re: squirrel question

How far to relocate a squirrel? Heaven sounds about right.
by TxAg
Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: squirrel question
Replies: 13
Views: 1150

Re: Woodpeckers...I'm desperate!

I accidentally caught (killed) one in my Duke #110 body trap. It was baited with pecans and sunflower seeds for squirrels.

If I was trying to kill one, I'd use a pellet gun.
by TxAg
Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:29 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Woodpeckers...I'm desperate!
Replies: 52
Views: 3444

Re: Expensive hobbies and possessions? (B/c you can...)

Traditional archery/Hunting

Most of Texas is private land so we generally have to pay to hunt (lease land).

The longbows and recurves are fun to buy/sell/trade. There are many, many great bowyers out there, and I like to do a lot of experimenting. Bows can reach over $1000 a piece, though.
by TxAg
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Expensive hobbies and possessions? (B/c you can...)
Replies: 126
Views: 9241

Re: How much water do you drink every day?

Beer has water in it.... My wife and I carry around the 32 oz nalgene bottles. I drink tap water and she drinks filtered water from the fridge. I'm too impatient for that. She drinks a cup of coffee in the morning then usually 3 full nalgene bottles with maybe some juice in the mix. I drink 1.5 to 2...
by TxAg
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much water do you drink every day?
Replies: 70
Views: 2857

Re: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending

My wife and I were in Key West for our honeymoon about 3 yrs ago. We wanted to take a trip out to Dry Tortugas but we had already spent quite a bit on the wedding, honeymoon, etc. A year later we found ourselves back in Key West for a friend's destination wedding. We took a hard look at doing the pl...
by TxAg
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Frugality regret: What thing do you regret not spending on?
Replies: 112
Views: 14341

Re: Joint or Separate Accounts? - Married Couples

Married almost 3 years. Make more than my wife and had much more in savings when we married. Now it is all "ours." There is no segregating accounts. That may not work for everyone, but it does for us. I will say this, though....we had a lot of long discussions on financial matters before w...
by TxAg
Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Joint or Separate Accounts? - Married Couples
Replies: 82
Views: 3370

Re: True Detective anyone?

x3 or 4 on the gang fight....that was over the top
by TxAg
Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:00 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: True Detective anyone?
Replies: 61
Views: 5187

Re: What to do in Austin, TX

^^^ You are correct...Franklin's is terrific. The wait is killer, though. Man, I'm hungry now.
by TxAg
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do in Austin, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 2818

Re: What to do in Austin, TX

Drink free keg beer while you stand in line at the La Barbecue food truck. Fun experience and some of the best brisket in Texas.
by TxAg
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to do in Austin, TX
Replies: 44
Views: 2818

Re: True Detective anyone?

I'm usually a tough critic, but I'm loving this series.
by TxAg
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: True Detective anyone?
Replies: 61
Views: 5187

Re: How did you find Vibram Five Finger shoes?

I've had the same pair for 5 years. They look a little worn, but I keep them clean by throwing in the washing machine. I really like them.
by TxAg
Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How did you find Vibram Five Finger shoes?
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: Cord Blood? [Donating newborn cord blood to charity]

I appreciate the responses. Thank you.
by TxAg
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cord Blood? [Donating newborn cord blood to charity]
Replies: 16
Views: 1535

Cord Blood? [Donating newborn cord blood to charity]

My wife and I are expecting our first child in a couple months. We were planning on donating the cord blood, but our hospital does not accept cord blood donations.....we either have to pay to bank it or it is discarded. It's roughly $500 to bank it. So far, this is the extent of my research. Before ...
by TxAg
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cord Blood? [Donating newborn cord blood to charity]
Replies: 16
Views: 1535

Re: Thoughts on Pet Insurance- Dog??

You might be better served to find a more affordable vet or do some vetting yourself. Some vets can stick it to you :) Unfortunately, I live in the city...city vets are always more expensive, at least where I live. I've learned to do all the basics myself. It saves a lot of money and time. I give my...
by TxAg
Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:02 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thoughts on Pet Insurance- Dog??
Replies: 18
Views: 1343

Re: Favorite National Parks

Big Bend is phenomenal.....a long trip for most folks, though

Rocky Mountain and Glacier are very nice also.
by TxAg
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: .....
Replies: 74
Views: 3126

Re: What is your winter thermostat setting (while you are up

generally 68 during the colder months
by TxAg
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:09 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is your winter thermostat setting (while you are up)?
Replies: 116
Views: 8055

Re: Pull-ups and Push-ups

^^^ I could do a few with 50, but 100 is pushing it
by TxAg
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pull-ups and Push-ups
Replies: 260
Views: 23974

Re: Pull-ups and Push-ups

This thread inspired me to build a pull up bar in my garage today :)
by TxAg
Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pull-ups and Push-ups
Replies: 260
Views: 23974

Re: How many folks have a dog?

Dogs require devotion, time, and energy, but I can't imagine life without them. They give me more than I give them.
by TxAg
Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:39 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many folks have a dog?
Replies: 112
Views: 6458

Re: What did you give your wife on your wedding day?

Does a hangover count?

We had a great rehearsal dinner the night before and a great wedding.
by TxAg
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What did you give your wife on your wedding day?
Replies: 81
Views: 4896

Re: EDC pocket knife?

I didn't read the whole thread (yet), but I received a CRKT folder quick assist as a groomsmen gift a few months back. I carry it quite often and have been very pleased. I wouldn't have spent this much myself, but I'm glad to have it as a gift.
by TxAg
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:05 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [EveryDay Carry] EDC pocket knife?
Replies: 69
Views: 4125

Re: Garter Snake Repellant

Get a terrier ( much better than a cat :happy )
by TxAg
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Garter Snake Repellant
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Pet Adoption

My wife and I have an adopted dog. We've had her over 3 years now. She's perfect for us. That being said, we've tried adopting two other dogs but neither worked out during our trial home periods. We went through adoption rescue groups all three times. They are more strict, but better to work with ov...
by TxAg
Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pet Adoption
Replies: 22
Views: 1074

Re: Runners Knee...new shoes, orthodics, what?

Read "Born To Run"

I don't run barefoot, but I do use minimalist shoes....both for running and everyday life. It made a difference with my lower back pain.
by TxAg
Wed May 22, 2013 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Runners Knee...new shoes, orthotics, what?
Replies: 47
Views: 2242

Re: How much does water weigh?

Moist sand runs about 130# per cubic ft per my research
by TxAg
Wed May 22, 2013 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much does water weigh? [Swimming pool]
Replies: 37
Views: 3295

Re: How much does water weigh?

62.5# per cubic ft
by TxAg
Wed May 22, 2013 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much does water weigh? [Swimming pool]
Replies: 37
Views: 3295

Re: $550M Powerball Jackpot - take cash or annuity?

I'd spend more than $10MM the first year anyways, so I'd have to take the cash option :wink:
by TxAg
Fri May 17, 2013 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: $600M Powerball Jackpot - take cash or annuity?
Replies: 86
Views: 5457

Re: Married, separate health insurance?

My wife and I are on separate plans. Hers is free through her employer....mine has a normal monthly fee. Should something happen, deductibles, visits, etc. are similar.
by TxAg
Thu May 16, 2013 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Married, separate health insurance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1014

Re: Move back w/parents or sign 1 year lease

What do your parents say about it?

I dearly love my folks, but once I was out of the house...I was out of the house. No way I was moving back in. It would have infringed on both our freedoms.
by TxAg
Tue May 14, 2013 11:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Move back w/parents or sign 1 year lease
Replies: 42
Views: 2454

Re: How much do your adult children know about your investme

My mom and I speak about her financial picture once or twice a year. I don't know exact dollar amounts, account numbers, or passwords, but I do have a good grasp on what is and isn't there. She knows my brother and I aren't greedy so we'd never ask for a loan or expect a pay day.
by TxAg
Tue May 14, 2013 11:18 am
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: How much do your adult children know about your investments?
Replies: 30
Views: 2356

Re: How Much Did You Spend on Your Engagement Ring??

I spent enough so that we're never upgrading, but I didn't break the bank either. We're both comfortable with the purchase. Luckily, my wife is the kind of person that would love me no matter what ring I gave her. I've got a few buddies who aren't so fortunate.
by TxAg
Tue May 07, 2013 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How Much Did You Spend on Your Engagement Ring??
Replies: 289
Views: 19059

Re: Best advice for hotels & flights to Las Vegas

Not the cheapest (and I've stayed at some cheap places in Vegas) but The Cosmopolitan was really, really nice.....enough so that I didn't mind spending a little more.
by TxAg
Fri May 03, 2013 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best advice for hotels & flights to Las Vegas
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: wedding gift - tacky or not ....

I'd like receiving it as a gift, but I think the note about "selling it whenever they see fit" would be a nice add on.
by TxAg
Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: wedding gift - tacky or not ....
Replies: 57
Views: 3127

Re: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]

I have to do a lot of range time before answering that question... More likely it would allow it to be in a vehicle with me. I probably will carry some times but I really need to find the right tool. Just realized how much the Kahr would cost and am not sure wife would give me permission. S Look in...
by TxAg
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]

sounds like the first thing to look at is a finger print safe. I have the big turn the knob variety. I always thought my walther p22 would be a great ccw as it's comfortable and very small, though it is very finicky on ammo, so I'd prefer a bit more assurance that when the trigger was pulled it cyc...
by TxAg
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]

A compact .22 pistol is effective and accurate. I would have no hesitation in one for concealed carry. Some will argue its stopping power but they are so accurate that a well-placed shot is all that's needed. A handgun is no good if you don't have it on you when needed. You'll find larger guns not ...
by TxAg
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:49 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]

I do have little ones in the home so I'm really thinking about those issues. Do have a safe they could never access but neither could I if I needed to in a hurry. Will the stores let me shoot all those different kinds to get the feel or would I have to rent time on a trial? I do most of my shooting...
by TxAg
Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:19 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: Laundry Detergent Issues

Interesting thread.

I tend to buy the frangrance free stuff...in liquid form for our front loader HE. It is usually pretty cheap, and I use about half of what is recommended. Works well for us, but I'm sure I could make some improvements.
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Laundry Detergent Issues
Replies: 71
Views: 4962

Re: any suggestions on a ccw

The real question is just how long this thread will be allowed to run. It has absolutely nothing to do with investing. [OT comments removed by admin LadyGeek] But it has no place on Bogleheads, or does it? A firearm is a tool...nothing more. What's the difference in discussing the features and bene...
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: any suggestions on a ccw

CCW is a very common term.

This thread contains information on safety, value, etc. No different than a thread concerning which car/watch/food/lawnmower/clothes to buy.

I'm sure we can all learn something by reading the replies, including myself.
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: 15 year vs. 30 year for starter home

Being in a similar situation about a year ago, we went with the 30 and pay larger sums towards the principal when we feel comfortable doing so.
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:13 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 15 year vs. 30 year for starter home
Replies: 23
Views: 1789

Re: Helping out a parent financially

I don't respond well when I feel as though someone is trying to take advantage of me. Sounds kinda like that in this case. As long as he has the basics, I don't see a need for you to provide any luxury items. My wife and I discuss this type of thing regarding our parents. Luckily, I don't think we'l...
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Helping out a parent financially
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: any suggestions on a ccw

So much of my life I've been a bird hunter, etc I really wonder/worry about a lack of manual safety when getting out of a holster, which kind of takes me in the direction of a ruger lc9 but I liked the feel of a springfield xd9 I tried yesterday. It has a compression safety feature in the palm, but...
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:52 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: any suggestions on a ccw

Another thing to consider.....guns and ammo tend to be overpriced and in short supply right now. A lot of folks are price gouging so ask around to make sure you are getting a fair price. Also, don't be afraid to buy used. If you buy new, put 200 rounds through the gun before carrying it. This helps ...
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:43 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: any suggestions on a ccw

I've tried a few, haha Right now I'm liking my Kahr CW9. My Glock G19 is fine for winter carry. I recently acquired a Ruger LCP 380 that is super easy and comfortable to carry. The Ruger is similar to the KelTec 32 listed above, which is another one I've owned. In the past I've carried a S&W 442...
by TxAg
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:36 am
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: any suggestions on a ccw [Concealed Carry Weapon]
Replies: 92
Views: 6046

Re: 63, retired; wife 23 non working, 4 yr. old son

Curious as to why your wife can't work?
by TxAg
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 63, retired; wife 23 non working, 4 yr. old son
Replies: 29
Views: 4629

Re: buying a home from family/SIRVA? 3pm deadline. Help

Reminds me of my neighborhood. If you know your market, then you know your market. As long as the inspection comes back clean sounds like you found something you like and are also saving a few bucks.
by TxAg
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: buying a home from family/SIRVA? 3pm deadline. Help
Replies: 26
Views: 1341

Re: Wedding band durability & long-term costs- gold vs plati

Bingo. That's what I have....although I don't really like wearing a ring (love my wife...just not the jewelry) If you don't like wearing a ring, tungsten carbide is a strange choice - it's very dense. Titanium is very, very light in comparison, and might work better, I liked the weight in the begin...
by TxAg
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wedding band durability & long-term costs- gold vs platinum?
Replies: 40
Views: 2184

Re: Wedding band durability & long-term costs- gold vs plati

Be careful mixing your metals. If you get a platinum band next to a gold one, the platinum band can eventually rub down the gold one. I don't know how long it would take, but it is a concern I would address before proceeding. If you're open to mixing metals, I would highly recommend palladium. It i...
by TxAg
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wedding band durability & long-term costs- gold vs platinum?
Replies: 40
Views: 2184
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