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by TLC1957
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Security camera with local storage and remote access?
Replies: 41
Views: 1652

Re: Security camera with local storage and remote access?

You didn't say whether you are seeking to capture outside or inside activity. If inside, or out of the weather, the Wyze cam is a good option. It is dirt cheap, records to an SD card, provides remote viewing via an app and let's you see past events. You need Wifi to set them up but you can have the...
by TLC1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to buy snow bird house in Florida. How does it work with realtors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Looking to buy snow bird house in Florida. How does it work with realtors?

Smitcat please advise what areas in Florida have no traffic and is warm in February and March I may try it in 2020.
by TLC1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to buy snow bird house in Florida. How does it work with realtors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Looking to buy snow bird house in Florida. How does it work with realtors?

Before you buy go to Florida in February and March and spend a few weeks checking things out. We did this in 2016 in the Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami spending 2 weeks in each area. We found it too crowded for are liking, nonstop traffic regardless of the time of day. Way to many old f...
by TLC1957
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking to buy snow bird house in Florida. How does it work with realtors?
Replies: 16
Views: 1650

Re: Looking to buy snow bird house in Florida. How does it work with realtors?

Before you buy go to Florida in February and March and spend a few weeks checking things out. We did this in 2016 in the Tampa, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami spending 2 weeks in each area. We found it too crowded for are liking, nonstop traffic regardless of the time of day. Way to many old fo...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Maine
Replies: 48
Views: 2929

Re: Things to do in Maine

I suggested PEI as an alternative to Maine given how crowded Maine is compared to PEI. Something you may want to add to your bucket list. We drive 2 days to PEI from Philadelphia because it is so beautiful and not crowded at all. In the last 10 years we have been to PEI annually, in 2015 when we ret...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Home alarm system / Internet camera recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: Home alarm system / Internet camera recommendations

You may want to check out https://www.wyze.com/product/wyze-cam-v2/ $20 for each camera plus shipping add a $10 micro card to record 2 days in HD. They do not charge for monitoring of the equipment and will Tex you when the camera detects movement. We have cameras inside and out and like the comfort...
by TLC1957
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Well looks like the oil problem has not slowed sales... so much for research before buying a car :oops: https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2019/03/14/toyota-chevy-bmw-these-car-models-selling-fast-dealerships/39183295/ These car models from Subarus to Chevys to Lexus are so hot they're flying...
by TLC1957
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Oil Boiler/Indirect Hot Water Heater - Turn House Temperature Down at Night?
Replies: 20
Views: 969

Re: New Oil Boiler/Indirect Hot Water Heater - Turn House Temperature Down at Night?

I had a gas fired boiler for 28 years in a 3200 sq ft home in NJ with 4 zones, 1 zone for an indirect hot water tank for domestic hot water the rest to heat the home. The domestic tank was set at 125F. The boiler water temperature was set at 180 F however when we had very cold weather, a week of 0 F...
by TLC1957
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Yet another chronic defect with the 2017-18 Honda CRV
Replies: 21
Views: 4274

Re: Yet another chronic defect with the 2017-18 Honda CRV

I too have been following both threads with interest since I have a 2017 CRV Touring with 27K with no problems ( I check my oil level at each gas fill up) I appreciate CULater postings. Had I known about the problem back in November 2017 when I purchased the CRV I would have gone another way. We ar...
by TLC1957
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Yet another chronic defect with the 2017-18 Honda CRV
Replies: 21
Views: 4274

Re: Yet another chronic defect with the 2017-18 Honda CRV

I too have been following both threads with interest since I have a 2017 CRV Touring with 27K with no problems ( I check my oil level at each gas fill up) I appreciate CULater postings. Had I known about the problem back in November 2017 when I purchased the CRV I would have gone another way. We are...
by TLC1957
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Things to do in Maine
Replies: 48
Views: 2929

Re: Things to do in Maine

Maine beach info https://www.tripsavvy.com/best-beaches-in-maine-4586898 We love Prince Edward Island in Canada is truly a beautiful place if you like no crowds, red sand beaches, warm water compared to Maine, amazing seafood, wonderful friendly locals, lush green rolling potato fields and folk musi...
by TLC1957
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Snowbirds - Spending time in Fla during the winter
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: Snowbirds - Spending time in Fla during the winter

Wherever you decide to rent/stay check out this website https://www.trulia.com Enter the place you plan to stay and click on the map, in the top row look for “Crime “ tab to get an idea what the area is like and how much crime is it n the area. We did the Fla stay for 8 weeks February-March when we ...
by TLC1957
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell Phone Plans - Question Re Best Plan for Combining Husband & Wife
Replies: 65
Views: 2673

Re: Cell Phone Plans - Question Re Best Plan for Combining Husband & Wife

We use Cricket https://www.cricketwireless.com/cell-phone-plans $60 a month including all taxes and fees for 2gb of data per our 2 iPhones, unlimited calls and texts. Have been with Cricket for 4 years very happy with the service, had Verizon prior. When we go to Canada we can switch our plan which ...
by TLC1957
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hotels in New Haven, CT and Philadelphia
Replies: 10
Views: 749

Re: Hotels in New Haven, CT and Philadelphia

Try TripAdvisor they have a map feature so you can see what is close to where you want to stay, they also provide cost and rating of the hotel. We use it all the time and have had good luck. We also use it as to where to eat.


https://www.tripadvisor.com
by TLC1957
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is it ever worth purchasing an extended warranty for a vehicle?
Replies: 90
Views: 4916

Re: Is it ever worth purchasing an extended warranty for a vehicle?

Buy a Honda very reliable vehicle ....read this thread with 800 plus posts read by some 120k of you..... https://www.bogleheads.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=244271 2017-2019 CRV with the turbo engine Consumer Reports loves the vehicle until gas started to get into the oil. Yea so I am happy I purc...
by TLC1957
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rental Car Insurance Ireland & Scotland?
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Re: Rental Car Insurance Ireland & Scotland?

Thanks for the info.

What did folks do for a cell phone my carrier Cricket I do not think offers coverage. I was thinking of buying a throw away phone when I got in country just want a phone for emergencies I will use my iPhone when on WiFi.
by TLC1957
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rental Car Insurance Ireland & Scotland?
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Re: Rental Car Insurance Ireland & Scotland?

Been to the UK and drove in the 1990’s for 2 weeks to say the least it was interesting......I worked for a UK company and would be over for meetings a few times a year most times they drove like crazy 100 mph on motorways never yielded to anyone.I will never forget my first time I was driving on the...
by TLC1957
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rental Car Insurance Ireland & Scotland?
Replies: 21
Views: 782

Rental Car Insurance Ireland & Scotland?

In the USA when I rent a car I never take the rental car insurance But .....We are planning 21days in Ireland including a few days in Northern Ireland and flying into Scotland for an another 10 days in May-June 2019. The question is car rental insurance do I need it or will my credit card with first...
by TLC1957
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Banff/Lake Louise vacation-suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: Banff/Lake Louise vacation-suggestions?

We did this trip a few years ago in June we saw so many bear we stopped counting. The amount of wildlife was just amazing the most we have scene in all the trips we have taken. More then Alaska, Yellowstone, and all 50 states and 13 Canadian Provinces we have been to yea that many!!
by TLC1957
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car Battery
Replies: 48
Views: 3208

Re: Car Battery

Battery tender is what I do when we go sit in the sun while the car has snow on it for 3 months. Do not forget to check the water level in the battery when you get back, yea that maintenance free battery still needs water ( distilled). Look at the battery if it has covers that can be lifted off you ...
by TLC1957
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Well my wife called the dealership in Appleton, Wi today to schedule an appointment to have the dealer look at the oil level; since it is about 1" over the high mark 2 months after the fix and at most 1,000 miles. Scott the manager told her don't even bother coming in unless you get a check engine ...
by TLC1957
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: AED for the home? [Automated External Defibrillator]
Replies: 22
Views: 1141

Re: AED for the home? [Automated External Defibrillator]

Like everything in this world the have an app for it...PulsePointAED you can down load and register your AED so others can use it. They have another app PulsePoint which will alert you to any emergencies in your neighborhood including CPR if your neighbor needs help, they are connected to your count...
by TLC1957
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your ideal home size
Replies: 130
Views: 8441

Re: Your ideal home size

1980-1987: no kids, city home 25’ x 100’ lot, about 1000 sq ft, 2 bedrooms 1 bath. 2 family home , rented out 2nd floor , constructed 1930, total rehab took us 7 years. 1987-2015: 2 kids, 2 acres, country home, 3,500 sq, of living space, 3 car garage, unfinished basement, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, br...
by TLC1957
Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Must sees in Kauai.
Replies: 39
Views: 2424

Re: Must sees in Kauai.

Agree with everything said so far BUT.......Beware of wild chickens and cats....yes chickens!! If you are staying at a place with no AC be advised the chickens start crowing at 3 AM. We had no idea this was a problem on the island and found out the hard way with sleepless nights, not a problem on th...
by TLC1957
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??
Replies: 31
Views: 2918

Re: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??

FYI So I reached out to Michelin tires via a chat feature and they have confirmed what was said by folks here regarding the quality of the tires at Costco vs my local tire dealer. Thanks again for those who took time to reply. Visitor Are Costco tires different then tires I can buy from my local tir...
by TLC1957
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??
Replies: 31
Views: 2918

Re: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??

I don't know if it would make any difference with the noise level but it certainly wouldn't hurt to check the pressure. When Costco installed the Defender's on my pickup last year I requested 60 in the front and 50 in the rears. Checking the tires cold a few days later they were all filled to 80psi...
by TLC1957
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??
Replies: 31
Views: 2918

Re: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??

Folks thanks for the posts on my tire problem very much appreciated. The oem tires did not wear well (known problem reading posts on a CRV forum) and got louder so I decided to buy new tires since I have a 6000 road trip planned for January. So I do my research looking for a Michelin tire (I have ha...
by TLC1957
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??
Replies: 31
Views: 2918

Costco Tire Quality Seconds/Blems??

I purchased 4 Michelin Defender tires for my 2017 CRV from Costco a few days ago and have a problem with them being very noisy, actually more than the original tires that came with the CRV when new. I did a post on another web site regarding the noise and one of the comments is noted below. Have you...
by TLC1957
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

We own a 2017 CRV and just got a recall notice from Honda for our CRV. I have not had the issue that I know of as the oil level has stayed ok and no smells of gas. I am going to take the car in to get it done of course but did this problem effect ALL CRVs? I am located in the north and we do get co...
by TLC1957
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2316

Re: Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree

How many go out and cut your tree from a tree Christmas tree farm vs buying one that was cut 6-8 weeks ago and was transported to your local big box store? It will make a big difference on how fresh it is and how long before it starts dropping pine needles. For about 10 years we would buy a live tre...
by TLC1957
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree
Replies: 18
Views: 2316

Christmas Tree Fire: Watered Tree vs. Dry Tree

Do not forget to water your Christmas tree! According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In this video, NIST fire researchers demonstrate what could happen if a fire starts in a watered Christmas tree vs. a dry Christma...
by TLC1957
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Not ALL CRV owners have this problem.....I have a 2017 Touring with 19K miles with no problem....I check the oil level at each fill up.... I am in the Philadelphia area. Now that made this statement let's hope it does not start :annoyed I have a devil of a time seeing exactly where the oil level is...
by TLC1957
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Not ALL CRV owners have this problem.....I have a 2017 Touring with 19K miles with no problem....I check the oil level at each fill up.... I am in the Philadelphia area. Now that made this statement let's hope it does not start :annoyed It's best not to check oil immediately after you shutdown your...
by TLC1957
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Not ALL CRV owners have this problem.....I have a 2017 Touring with 19K miles with no problem....I check the oil level at each fill up.... I am in the Philadelphia area. Now that made this statement let's hope it does not start :annoyed
by TLC1957
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warm winter vacation
Replies: 25
Views: 2330

Re: Warm winter vacation

Retired in 2015, spent Jan-March 2016 in Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Miami hated it. Too crowded nonstop traffic regardless of the time of day. Way too many gray hairs ( I am one!), drive too slow, every place we went it was crowded, very flat state, do not like alligators! It rained a lot w...
by TLC1957
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any space heaters that automatically maintain a temperature in a room!
Replies: 37
Views: 3354

Re: Any space heaters that automatically maintain a temperature in a room!

From a fire prevention point of view.....from a person who is a firefighter and insurance loss prevention specialist. 1. Do NOT use an extension cord on your space heater regardless of the type you heater you buy. Extension cord can fail resulting in a fire, particularly when they run under a rug. 2...
by TLC1957
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: retirement travel: RVs vs fly/drive/hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 9463

Re: retirement travel: RVs vs fly/drive/hotel

We have traveled extensively been to all 50 states and 10 Canadian Provinces always staying in hotels. We retired in 2015 and spend 3-4 months on the road. We entertained the travel trailer idea and can not get over the following road blocks.... 1. Every trailer park we have driven past the trailer...
by TLC1957
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: retirement travel: RVs vs fly/drive/hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 9463

Re: retirement travel: RVs vs fly/drive/hotel

We have traveled extensively been to all 50 states and 10 Canadian Provinces always staying in hotels. We retired in 2015 and spend 3-4 months on the road. We entertained the travel trailer idea and can not get over the following road blocks.... 1. Every trailer park we have driven past the trailer...
by TLC1957
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Should I proactively replace our Indirect Hot Water Heater?
Replies: 15
Views: 978

Re: Should I proactively replace our Indirect Hot Water Heater?

Our indirect hot water tank heated via a coil off our hot water boiler was 25 years old when we sold the house. The buyers home inspector made NO comment on the tank. The date it was installed was clearly indicated on the tank. Buy a battery operated water alarm put it next to the tank for peace of ...
by TLC1957
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: retirement travel: RVs vs fly/drive/hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 9463

Re: retirement travel: RVs vs fly/drive/hotel

We have traveled extensively been to all 50 states and 10 Canadian Provinces always staying in hotels. We retired in 2015 and spend 3-4 months on the road. We entertained the travel trailer idea and can not get over the following road blocks.... 1. Every trailer park we have driven past the trailers...
by TLC1957
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Odyssey which trim level
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: Honda Odyssey which trim level

I purchased a 2017 CRV Touring AND the HondaCare 120K mike 8 year, for $1110 from a Honda dealer on line, another option to consider buying the lower level trim. And yea I know some here do not like getting an extended warranty. Updated Info... These are prices I was quoted in November 2017 College ...
by TLC1957
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Based on this thread on the CRV owners forum if you are in Canada the dealers are starting to call customers to bring the vehicle in for the fix, let's hope Honda USA is not far behind :annoyed https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/137-2017-present-official-specs-features-etc-gen-5/191711-fix-here.h...
by TLC1957
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Based on this thread on the CRV owners forum if you are in Canada the dealers are starting to call customers to bring the vehicle in for the fix, let's hope Honda USA is not far behind :annoyed https://www.crvownersclub.com/forums/137-2017-present-official-specs-features-etc-gen-5/191711-fix-here.html
by TLC1957
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Headlamp for dog walking
Replies: 32
Views: 2449

Re: Headlamp for dog walking

$9, 310 Lumen headlamp @ Harbor Freight https://www.harborfreight.com/310-Lumen-Headlamp-63921.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiOTExODc2MjAiLCJza3UiOiI2MzkyMSIsImlzIjoiOS45OSIsInByb2R1Y3RfaWQi%0D%0AOiIxMjM2NyJ9%0D%0A I have several of these work great, 2 power settings and 1 flash mode. I keep 1 of these in ...
by TLC1957
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How much did you pay to relocate laundry from basement to upstairs?
Replies: 23
Views: 2480

Re: How much did you pay to relocate laundry from basement to upstairs?

We installed a laundry chute from the 1st floor to the basement in our 1928 cottage style home. Did it myself for about $25 in material. Used part of a closet to install the chute, works great wife does not need to carry loads of laundry down a flight of stairs. Used a 12" paper concrete form tube s...
by TLC1957
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Well it is official in Canada they have a fix for the oil gas problem , how long will it take for the Honda USA to also acknowledge the problem and provide a fix? http://hondanews.ca/en/news/release/Statement-Regarding-Irregularly-High-Oil-Levels-in-Certain-Honda-Vehicles Statement Regarding Irregul...
by TLC1957
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 954
Views: 134261

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I have a 2018 CRV with the 2.4 L engine. I guess there is no strong evidence that it is affected by the issue? In any case, I did an oil level check yesterday, roughly 1000 miles after our first oil change. The oil level was at about the 1/4 level mark between empty and full. I didn't notice any ga...
by TLC1957
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 1950s home. Replace drywall and insulation or repair it
Replies: 19
Views: 1802

Re: 1950s home. Replace drywall and insulation or repair it

No way I would put that $1000 towards insulation for 2 walls in your home, the payback on a R13 wall in heat saving will be many many years. I would look at the the attic insulation if it has enough insulation for the area you live in. If OK then consider wall insulation via the entire exterior of t...
by TLC1957
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Not convinced with insurance
Replies: 45
Views: 3758

Re: Not convinced with insurance

Cheapest home insurance with state farm to satisfy mortgage requirements. 400usd annually. This line I have some concern if you put down a large down payment and you have a loss, the mortgage company will be happy but you may not. The amount of home insurance to buy is not what a mortgage company wa...