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by TxAg
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: At what point would you hire someone vs. cut down a tree yourself?
Replies: 88
Views: 2833

Re: At what point would you hire someone vs. cut down a tree yourself?

Good excuse for a new chainsaw. Do it yourself as long as the neighbors aren't too close.
by TxAg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?
Replies: 38
Views: 1816

Re: Do You Give Money to Panhandlers?

I live in a big city. After learning what resources are available through the city and local churches, I came to the conclusion that panhandlers are panhandling because they want to, not because they need to.
by TxAg
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: One-more-year - am I done or not?
Replies: 50
Views: 7219

Re: One-more-year - am I done or not?

I'd be gone yesterday.
by TxAg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Bogleheads, why won't anyone hire me?
Replies: 194
Views: 17351

Re: Bogleheads, why wont anyone hire me?

On mobile so quoting is hard, but will try to answer what I saw. Out of the 200 I applied to via indeed, LinkedIn, actual websites, I only had 4 interviews. With the soccer job, although I coach now, I created a program from scratch catering to kids 2-6 back in 2016. Although it was new at the time...
by TxAg
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Submitting Backup Offer on Home
Replies: 35
Views: 2339

Re: Submitting Backup Offer on Home

mortfree wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:40 pm
If the seller requested a backup offer, my new offer would be lower than my original offer

8-)
:sharebeer
by TxAg
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Adoption Tax Credit for Special Needs Child
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Adoption Tax Credit for Special Needs Child

I don't have any advice, but God bless y'all.
by TxAg
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Decent hiking/trekking clothing?
Replies: 50
Views: 1835

Re: Decent hiking/trekking clothing?

It could be cold at elevation but hiking warms the blood.

I like Exofficio underwear, Darn Tough socks, athletic shorts, and a Woolly brand shirt. And a ball cap.
by TxAg
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Camping Tent?
Replies: 28
Views: 1654

Re: Good Camping Tent?

I just bought a Kodiak canvas tent. 10'x10'

https://www.competitiveedgeproducts.com ... _c_11.html

It wasn't cheap, but I already have a nice backpacking tent and wanted something sturdy for week long hunting trips. Plus, the whole family fits if we want to camp in any weather.
by TxAg
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you still wear a necktie to work?
Replies: 108
Views: 4999

Re: Do you still wear a necktie to work?

I got rid of all my ties (20+) about 6 months ago
by TxAg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: transportation from DFW to Dallas downtown?
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: transportation from DFW to Dallas downtown?

Business trip and public transportation don't go together
by TxAg
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What time do you start your day?
Replies: 69
Views: 2913

Re: What time do you start your day?

Unless I'm traveling, I get up when the kids wake me up.
by TxAg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: attacked by off-leash dog
Replies: 220
Views: 7038

Re: attacked by off-leash dog

Can you elaborate on "attacked"
by TxAg
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I move to a high cost of living area?
Replies: 48
Views: 2381

Re: Should I move to a high cost of living area?

What appeals to you about the Bay Area? Are any of those things available elsewhere? I live in SoCal and spend plenty of time up north and in my view, the day that I leave this money grubbing state behind can’t come soon enough. It is by far the worst place I have ever lived. For reference, I have ...
by TxAg
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Priority boarding - Why?
Replies: 147
Views: 8079

Re: Priority boarding - Why?

I try to fly southwest. When I can't, I take my time. I'm not a cow and don't want to be treated like one.
by TxAg
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

^^^ nope

Haha
by TxAg
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to Remove Pink Ink Stains from Grout?
Replies: 10
Views: 975

Re: How to Remove Pink Ink Stains from Grout?

I bet some acetone on a q-tip would work
by TxAg
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

^^^ good idea
by TxAg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Job Offer - 24 Hours to Decide?
Replies: 100
Views: 7334

Re: Job Offer - 24 Hours to Decide?

I had a candidate accept my offer and renege a week before joining. Such is life. I had a candidate accept, work for two weeks, then just disappear. We had to fire him for job abandonment. A couple of years later, someone else came to work for us from the same company. I mentioned that guy. “Yeah, ...
by TxAg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you tip the guys at Home Depot?
Replies: 80
Views: 5018

Re: Do you tip the guys at Home Depot?

I worked at Lowe's in college. It's part of the job. Tipping is out of control in this country.
by TxAg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Vulcan wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:12 pm
TxAg wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Vulcan wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Veritasium
VSauce
Numberphile
Mathologer
I've watched a few Numberphile videos and like them. Thanks for the recommendation.
Almost forgot 3Blue1Brown - those are more hardcore:)

Interesting. Hard for my peabrain to fathom :)
by TxAg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Vulcan wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:52 pm
Veritasium
VSauce
Numberphile
Mathologer
I've watched a few Numberphile videos and like them. Thanks for the recommendation.
by TxAg
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Clickspring https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCworsKCR-Sx6R6-BnIjS2MA A clockmaker who is currently building a reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism by hand, using tools and techniques that would have been available at the time of the original. Fascinating content and very high quality video pro...
by TxAg
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Darn Tough Socks....Boxers???
Replies: 18
Views: 2057

Re: Darn Tough Socks....Boxers???

I complement my Darn Tough socks with ExOfficio boxer briefs. However, ExOfficio quality seems to be down the last few years.
by TxAg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Clickspring https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCworsKCR-Sx6R6-BnIjS2MA A clockmaker who is currently building a reproduction of the Antikythera Mechanism by hand, using tools and techniques that would have been available at the time of the original. Fascinating content and very high quality video pro...
by TxAg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

Good suggestions. Thanks
by TxAg
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 65
Views: 5681

Favorite youtube channels?

We don't have cable so I find myself watching a lot of online content when I'm not wrangling kids or reading.

What are some of your preferred youtube channels? I need some new content.

We have a thread about movies so this doesn't seem inappropriate here.
by TxAg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 years in community college, then transfer? need opinion please
Replies: 118
Views: 5629

Re: 2 years in community college, then transfer? need opinion please

I'll share a different opinion. In college, students become buddies mostly in freshmen year since everyone is new, which is why a lot of colleges require freshmen to live in dorms. These relationships become important throughout college, in their coursework and social life. It doesn't mean students...
by TxAg
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for home gym (limited space)
Replies: 63
Views: 4375

Re: Recommendation for home gym (limited space)

How about a pull up bar and a few sizes of kettle bells. And a mirror.
by TxAg
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 2 years in community college, then transfer? need opinion please
Replies: 118
Views: 5629

Re: 2 years in community college, then transfer? need opinion please

sailaway wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:47 pm
The ACC engineering programs are great, so this is a better plan than it might be at other community colleges.
+1
by TxAg
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How many hours do you work and what do you outsource
Replies: 88
Views: 7565

Re: How many hours do you work and what do you outsource

Wife and I work standard hours. We have a cleaner come twice a month, but that's the only thing we outsource. It's a luxury and not necessary.
by TxAg
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Would you eat lab grown meat?
Replies: 64
Views: 1629

Re: Would you eat lab grown meat?

I'm all for others trying it. No thanks for me, though. I want the real thing.

Real milk
Real eggs
Real butter
Real beef
Real bacon

Plus, we eat plenty of things we kill/catch.
by TxAg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Letting Dog out everyday for lunch... the roundtrip drive is killing me.. ideas?
Replies: 151
Views: 9666

Re: Letting Dog out everyday for lunch... the roundtrip drive is killing me.. ideas?

I'm amazed at some of the replies. I'm a big dog lover, but I'm also a realist. I also have human kids. The world is getting softer.
by TxAg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Helping Kids with Home Purchase
Replies: 77
Views: 5857

Re: Helping Kids with Home Purchase

DH and I had a good talk with son and DIL yesterday. We figured out what amount they might qualify for on their own, assuming a bank would approve 3x, and that was actually more than they are comfortable paying. So they have no desire to add our income to qualify them for an even more unreasonable ...
by TxAg
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Subaru Windshields and Eyesight Cameras - What's your experience?
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: Subaru Windshields and Eyesight Cameras - What's your experience?

We have a '17 Outback that we bought in July 2016. No issues so far.
by TxAg
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Sell the business or stay the course?
Replies: 42
Views: 2810

Re: Sell the business or stay the course?

Cash out and live life.
by TxAg
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you ever feel overpaid?
Replies: 72
Views: 4463

Re: Do you ever feel overpaid?

Nope. I asked a raise this week.
by TxAg
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?
Replies: 48
Views: 3092

Re: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?

Buy a car and install a roof rack or hitch hauler. I have thought of that... I am a bit concerned about safety, especially with the hitch hauler. I could see minor incidents in a parking lot becoming major flame-outs. :shock: I do suppose that carrying gasoline on the roof rack of a small SUV is no...
by TxAg
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?
Replies: 48
Views: 3092

Re: Do you carry gas cans, mowers, string trimmers, etc in your car or SUV?

Buy a car and install a roof rack or hitch hauler. Or wrap in a heavy duty trash bag and stick in the trunk if it's a quick trip.

I prefer Eagle gas cans (check Amazon).
by TxAg
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: P-Trap and plumber woes
Replies: 37
Views: 2403

Re: P-Trap and plumber woes

A little plumber's putty might do the trick


And fpr $6 just go buy a new assembly to rule out any threading issues
by TxAg
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do I stop jeans from ripping in the thighs?
Replies: 70
Views: 4465

Re: How do I stop jeans from ripping in the thighs?

I'll put this as tactfully as I can: if your thighs are rubbing together enough to damage jeans like this, you may benefit from losing some weight... Some people have muscular legs. Some people have chicken legs. Some people have overweight legs. I've had this same problem while in very good shape....
by TxAg
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet
Replies: 217
Views: 10101

Re: Disciplined with finances, but not so with diet

Tagged for motivation
by TxAg
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Child # 3 - seeking advice from older members
Replies: 89
Views: 7404

Re: Child # 3 - seeking advice from older members

We thought about a third for a little while. Our second has developed some odd vomiting issue that was quite hard to diagnose and treat. The time spent and emotional time spent on it causing us to neglect the first a bit was enough to realize we couldn't have a third and give the same attention. So...
by TxAg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How often do you deep clean?
Replies: 52
Views: 2452

Re: How often do you deep clean?

My partner just came back from Walmart with $300 in cleaning supplies. He does this every new year and I'm wondering if this is something people actually do. To give you a sense of how "deep" the cleaning goes ... Every surface is wiped down with a wet wipe first, then vacuumed (twice!), then wiped...
by TxAg
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: $40,000 in debt, bankruptcy seems to be the best option right now
Replies: 274
Views: 23519

Re: $40,000 in debt, bankruptcy seems to be the best option right now

What is your wife's skill set? Can she work full time and hire out childcare?
by TxAg
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New job, sales at Subaru
Replies: 72
Views: 9687

Re: New job, sales at Subaru

Sales:
Be knowledgable
Be honest
Follow up (tactfully)


It's not too hard
by TxAg
Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Saving at Costco
Replies: 109
Views: 8270

Re: Saving at Costco

We just bought a Dyson at Costco for $219. It's $399 everywhere else I've seen it. I bought a winter coat there for $39. Those are great purchases for me. However, I've definitely noticed items that are higher or the same as the local Kroger.