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by MP173
Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Upcoming Road Trip Restaurant Recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 1331

Re: Upcoming Road Trip Restaurant Recommendations

Last night we watched DD&D.

Guy was at a place in Mt. Airy, Pa called Geechee Girl. We both fell in love with it. The North African Chicken looked amazing.

Not sure if that is in your area or not, but I would definately check this out.

ed
by MP173
Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1862
Views: 427990

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Watched episode 7 of "The Night Of" last night.

Not as good as season 1 of "True Detective" but a very good series.

Yes, it is NOT a movie, but it sort of is.

Ed
by MP173
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: vacation ideas - October
Replies: 42
Views: 3222

Re: vacation ideas - October

A trip along the Mississippi might be in order... Dubuque is a very pretty town. A drive over on US 20 and then up the river thru LaCrosse to Mpls/StP. would give you plenty of fall colors and panoramic vistas overlooking the river. You could plan it around a drive and then stay a few days in the Tw...
by MP173
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips
Replies: 142
Views: 8942

Re: Favorite Restaurant Stop on Road Trips

Waffle House, if south of Mason Dixon line.

North of MD line...whatever is convenient.

Ed
by MP173
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: negatives came out blue
Replies: 6
Views: 1063

Re: negatives came out blue

It might be the film.

I had taken slides back in 1979 and had them scanned by a photo lab along with others slides. The photos I REALLY wanted had a blue hue while others came back perfect. I recall reading something years ago about certain Kodak color films losing certain color integrity.

Ed
by MP173
Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1862
Views: 427990

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Not exactly a movie but a series on HBO - "The Night Of". Pretty good.

ed
by MP173
Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"Shoe Dog" by Phil Knight, the founder of Blue Ribbon Sports which later became Nike. It is his memoir of the history of the company. Right now I am in 1976. The company is experiencing doubling of sales yearly and experiencing severe cash flow problems (an ongoing problem since day 1). Ed
by MP173
Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 401k vs IRA
Replies: 3
Views: 438

401k vs IRA

What are the advantages of moving a 401k account to an individual IRA? It is understood that one will have larger fund selection but are there other advantages? Particularly, are the RMDs different? Also are there differences to be considered for estate matters? Anything else would be appreciated. Ed
by MP173
Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to move
Replies: 54
Views: 4307

Re: Where to move

Flagstaff, Az.
by MP173
Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Warren Zevon, Desperado of Los Angeles by George Plasketes.

A complex and at times troubled singer songwriter.

Ed
by MP173
Thu Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

John Feinstein - The Legends Club. Feinstein is an excellent author of sports related books. He burst on the scene in the late 80s with the year long look at Bob Knight and the IU champions. This is a look at three ACC basketball coaches - Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, and Jim Valvano. Excellent book...
by MP173
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

Thanks for the advice on the snow peas. We will do that in the future. I did have luck last fall with the snap peas. Not a huge harvest but did produce. I did pull five garlic plants last night, skinned the cloves (pulled leaves which removed the outer layer from the garlic) and have them drying out...
by MP173
Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

Ok, here is the latest update including an interesting tale from the garden. First the story...last year we had spaghetti squash and I saved seeds, planting the seeds inside in April. The two seeds germinated and after a month were transplanted to the garden. The plants grew, but seemed to have a sl...
by MP173
Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished a great book - "The Grail Guitar" by Chris Adams. The author is a folk rock musician in 1973 and steps into a guitar shop in London and purchases a used Fender Telecaster. It is a right handed model with left handed tuners. When he asks the store manager about the tuners he i...
by MP173
Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Will - Remarried with Troubled Kids
Replies: 37
Views: 5051

Re: Will - Remarried with Troubled Kids

Woodstock:

Currently addressing similar issue, although none of our adults have any issues. We have appointment with lawyer next week. Meanwhile, I am reading "Estate Planning for Blended Families".

Ed
by MP173
Thu Jun 30, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendations for ready-to-eat Costco meals?
Replies: 28
Views: 3331

Re: Recommendations for ready-to-eat Costco meals?

I second the hot dog and pop special.

Bring a few of those home with a bag of chips...see if "serious boyfriend" has a sense of humor.

ed
by MP173
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

How is everyone's garden so far this summer? We havent updated this in awhile. Location: NW Indiana. Spinach and Sugar Snap peas are past. I am beginning to harvest onions with much larger onions this year from onion plants rather than onion sets. Learned a valuable lesson and will use the plants in...
by MP173
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: bicycle recommendations
Replies: 72
Views: 4547

Re: bicycle recommendations

I have a Trek 7.2 and have been very happy. It replaced a 20 year old Trek 380 and my performance improved dramatically as the 7.2 is lighter and much better bike. The cost was about $500 with accessories. I ride 20 miles about 4x a week from April thru October. I am 60 years old and am 6'7" - ...
by MP173
Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: found a good lure for bream and small bass
Replies: 9
Views: 1018

Re: found a good lure for bream and small bass

I assume you are discussing bluegill. I simply use beemoths on a #10 hook.

Going fishing this weekend with my son for Fathers Day...first time out in a few years.

Ed
by MP173
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

One of my favorite mystery writers is John Dunning. Dunning has a small series (4-5 books) called the Bookman series in which a former Denver cop is involved in buying/selling of rare books. Dunning's passion for books is evident in this series. I just finished "The Sign of the Book" which...
by MP173
Mon May 30, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished James Lee Burke - "Light of the World". Burke is just an outstanding author. His novels always have a few interesting philosophical gems. " Age if a clever thief. It takes a little from you every day, so you're not aware of your loss until it's irreversible." Anothe...
by MP173
Mon May 30, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1862
Views: 427990

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

I also liked "The Big Short" and how the technical details were explained...something about watching a woman in a bubble bath explain financial engineering that holds my attention. Financial bubbles bad...bath bubbles good. This weekend we watched two movies: "True Story" is abou...
by MP173
Tue May 17, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

My asparagus doesnt seem to be producing as well as I would have thought. It has been unseasonably cold, but the past week there have only been about two stalks per day break thru the ground (10 crowns). Any suggestions? Should I be concerned? I did apply Dr. Earth last week. Other than that, the &q...
by MP173
Mon May 16, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I go to NHL Western Conference Finals game?
Replies: 36
Views: 2798

Re: Should I go to NHL Western Conference Finals game?

Glad you went and had a great time. Your Blues knocked our Hawks out early...unfamiliar territory for us. The good news for me is it has freed up about 10 extra hours per week for me.) Do you have a Blues sweater (jersey)? Need one if you go to another game. $150 is very reasonable price for that se...
by MP173
Tue May 10, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee maker
Replies: 38
Views: 3844

Re: Coffee maker

Original poster here....

We ended up purchasing a Bunn Coffee Maker. Best one we have had so far. It takes about 3 minutes to brew an entire pot of coffee.

Ed
by MP173
Fri May 06, 2016 6:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

Guns will take care of those "problems"....also fencing.

FWIW, I built "Fort Potato" last year which features a 7 foot fence. No issues.

Ed
by MP173
Thu May 05, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

It has been about 5 weeks since the last discussion. Here in northwest Indiana the weather has been cold and cloudy. I might have a small amount of spinach next week. Also have had 4 small harvests of asparagus, but the stalks are coming on strong...I counted 29 stalks up this evening. I also plante...
by MP173
Thu May 05, 2016 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Two recent books: Matthew Klein - "Switchback" about a Silicon Valley hedge fund operator who's fund melts down and his wife commits suicide. Not very good. Howard Lewis - "Derailed by Bankruptcy" A memior by the primary lawyer for the Reading Railroad bankruptcy administrator an...
by MP173
Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished Lisa Scottoline's "Every Fifteen Minutes". This was my first of her novels and I compare her favorably with early Harlan Coban. This book was a real page turner, but I think she had one too many twists in it. Anyway, I am ready to read more of her books. Any suggestions? Also...
by MP173
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Moving to Chicago - Where should I live? (2 options)
Replies: 36
Views: 3123

Re: Moving to Chicago - Where should I live? (2 options)

My son rented a 1 room studio about 5 years ago for $1000 month and parking was another $150. No doubt prices have bumped up. He moved to a cheaper apartment but it was pretty much a dump. Both were in Lakeview area. He is now in Ukrainian Village @ $1500 per month with a roommate. You can probably ...
by MP173
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

Quick update and a question. Cold weather has returned here to NW Indiana. Peas are coming up (barely) as is a couple of spinach plants. My seedlings in the house seem to be doing fine. Question...what should be done to foster growth with the seedlings. Some are now a couple of inches tall. In the p...
by MP173
Mon Mar 21, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished "The Girl in the Spider's Web" by David Lagercrantz. It seems people either love or hate the replacement writer. Yes, Steig Larson created a great series and Lisbon was a great charactor to battle all that is wrong in the world. I thought Lagercrantz did a very good job of fo...
by MP173
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

Location: Northwest Indiana. Snow total was about 1 inch Friday night/Saturday morning but the snow melted and forecast is for temps in 50s and lows above freezing for the next 10 days or so. Sunday - I planted spinach and lettuce in my recycling bins (cover with window). Also planted a small row of...
by MP173
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Bungo: I found "Purity" to be one of the finest novels I have ever read. It hit a spot with me. Just finished "Cause of Death" by Patricia Cornwell....not one of her best Dr. Kay Scarpetta novels. RIP Pat Conroy. I read 4 of his books..."The Great Santini, "Lords of Dis...
by MP173
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Re: Gardening 2016

Wolf: Thanks for suggestion on the sugar snap peas. Here in NW Indiana, the 15" snowfall has melted this weekend. I will plant the peas tomorrow and see what happens. Also, soon I will start my recycling bin spinach. Using city supplied recycling bins which are about 18" x 24" and abo...
by MP173
Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2016
Replies: 73
Views: 7418

Gardening 2016

Hard to believe with yesterday's 12-14" snowstorm that it is time to turn attention to gardening, but one can always dream. The seed catalogs have arrived and the garden shows are popping up like spring flowers and spring is less than a month away. A couple of questions: 1. What are you doing t...
by MP173
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Finished "Purity" last night and consider it one of the finest novels I have read. This book provided me with that sadness when one reads the final page and comes to the realization that it is over. Well written, a bit long, and it does ramble but Franzen covers a lot of time and history (...
by MP173
Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

I have really enjoyed the first two Robert Galbraith novels and look forward to the third. The "Travis McGee" novels by John McDonald were absolutely a joy to read back in the 80s. "Talk" by Michael Smercomish was an interesting fictional look at the right wing Tea Party talk rad...
by MP173
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee maker
Replies: 38
Views: 3844

Re: Coffee maker

Thanks for all of the replies...I just got around to reading as the holiday season really kept me away from this forum. Vinegar was run thru the utensil twice with no real effect. Checked the water softener and it was out of salt....might have been the issue. Also noticing we put 12 cups in and only...
by MP173
Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 1862
Views: 427990

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Not a movie, but the wife and I have been watching "Blacklist" and are almost done with season 2. Great series.

Ed
by MP173
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The Big Short
Replies: 176
Views: 20534

Re: The Big Short

Great book (as are all of Michael Lewis writings) and look forward to the movie.

Ed
by MP173
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Robert Crais has a new one "The Promise" which combines Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, and Officer James Scott and his trusty partner Maggie (K9). Pretty good book.

Ed
by MP173
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Coffee maker
Replies: 38
Views: 3844

Coffee maker

We have been having bad luck with coffee makers in 2015. The tendency is for the machines to get slower and slower (in brewing the coffee) and we have gone thru 3 this year. We grind the coffee and then wait and wait and wait. This morning was 25 minutes. Any suggestions for a top quality machine? N...
by MP173
Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Work Part-Time or Fully Retire?
Replies: 63
Views: 6999

Re: Work Part-Time or Fully Retire?

I think it comes down to what others have discussed here PLUS your ability to return to another job if after a period of time you choose to. 1. You are burned out and need to recharge. 2. You appear to be financially secure...at least at this point in time. But a little more planning should help. 3....
by MP173
Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

Just finished "Tripwire" by Lee Child. One of the earlier Reacher books.

Ed
by MP173
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Purchasing a telescope as a gift
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: Purchasing a telescope as a gift

Wow...Ed Ting has some serious toys! I havent test driven any of the $150 or less scopes, so I will retract my endorsement. My first scope was a $20 Sears back in the late 60's and I had lots of fun with it. The Meade ETX90 is now about $390 and it gives me great views. I would hope their 80mm or 60...
by MP173
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Purchasing a telescope as a gift
Replies: 13
Views: 1261

Re: Purchasing a telescope as a gift

I disagree with the assessment that scope under $150 are junk. Buy a Celestron, Meade, or Orion and you will get pretty good quality. DO NOT go for high power. It will be disappointing. DO NOT buy department store stuff. I have a 90mm (3.5" Mak) that is a patio table model and have used it for ...
by MP173
Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 1796
Views: 429174

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

"The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes" by Lawrence Block. Block reminds me of John McDonald, whom I read back in the 70s and 80s. McDonald had the Travis McGee series. This is a similar type of book about a PI in Florida who struggles with demons and meets his fantasy woman. On a more serious ...
by MP173
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Changes to Social Security
Replies: 470
Views: 49919

Re: Social Security File / suspend

Just found it....thanks.

Kinda embarrassing that I wasnt aware of this.

Thanks,

Ed

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