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by tommytebco
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe

STOVE i use a tin can and alcohol like this https://www.google.com/search?q=camping+tin+can+stove&tbm=isch&imgil=eYwoubrk754FTM%253A%253B2mPvR8Gq8gUHiM%253Bhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.pinterest.com%25252Fpin%25252F734860864167173566%25252F&source=iu&pf=m&fir=eYwoubrk754FTM%253A%252C2mPvR8Gq8gUHiM%...
by tommytebco
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Intermittent Fasting on 500 mile Hikes
Replies: 19
Views: 1005

Re: Intermittent Fasting on 500 mile Hikes

I wouldn't. I have hiked a month for the last 8 years. I don't fast at all (although, I probably east less because refrigerator snacks are out of reach and weight is EVIL). I lose around 15 to 20 pounds. That leaves me gaunt at the end.
gaunt is not healthy.
by tommytebco
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How do you get low cost dental care?
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: How do you get low cost dental care?

You don't. with the exception of low cost extractions. at least in my experience in west central Florida.
by tommytebco
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 4154

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

Thank you. I continue to live and learn.
Batna sounded racier before I knew.
by tommytebco
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 4154

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

and
What is BATNA an acronym for?? Someone make me feel stupid!!
by tommytebco
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 4154

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

there are many "ways to get along". Unfortunately, when the echos of the wedding vows, hugs and kisses etc fade into pleasant memories, the ugly side of a long term relationship begins. The unspoken brokering of sexual privilege for agreement to something (like a new couch) rears it's ugly head (at ...
by tommytebco
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share
Replies: 78
Views: 4154

Re: My partner earns far more than me but wants me to pay a half share

Geez O Pete. Half and half is the typical sharing of expenses rule. When I had room mates, how much each earned never was considered .If you think your booty is part compensation, then we already know what you are and you are just haggling over price. Get a grip and leave or start negotiating, Were ...
by tommytebco
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: What is the difference between sent and outbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: What is the difference between sent and outbox?

I think is harks back to really olden days of dial up. , where you write a reply and it sits in the out box until you "dial up" again, where upon it gets esent
by tommytebco
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7WB5- Take 3
Replies: 101
Views: 9004

Re: 7WB5- Take 3

enigma, She lives in Detroit, post riot. Recall the news reels of post war Europe. That's what some areas of Detroit look like. The City of Detroit apparently doesn't enforce the old zoning regulations presently, but I suppose they are still on the books. since the old zoning laws are on the books, ...
by tommytebco
Tue May 16, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Spot-welding? Useful or too specialized?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Spot-welding? Useful or too specialized?

AHH HAA!!
The answer to you problem is "Vo Tech Programs"
Rather than buying equipment, sign up for a class in welding. They will have all types of equipment and , in my experience anyways, "free lancing" on projects was encouraged. The tuition cost (a long time ago) was cheap. Probably still is.
by tommytebco
Mon May 15, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Spot-welding? Useful or too specialized?
Replies: 15
Views: 1211

Re: Spot-welding? Useful or too specialized?

the bottom line in welding is "experience" . Things like penetration, heat and amps are just terms until the sparks fly for you. Everything you do first is almost sure to be "ugly" even if you get lucky and it's functional. You need experience first. I think I would go with some cheap arc welder for...
by tommytebco
Wed May 03, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending Club Sadness
Replies: 68
Views: 12372

Re: Lending Club Sadness

Thanks for the reply I figured out to just suffer through. The fees do add up though. That must be why the yield is down so low. Any way, LIVE AND LEARN. This too shall pass.
by tommytebco
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Lending Club Sadness
Replies: 68
Views: 12372

Re: Lending Club Sadness

UPDATE This investment has fallen on hard times. My current return is 1.53%. I guess I got greedy back when someone touted high returns with risky levels. How do you liquidate quickly? I didn't find a simple way. I just wait and transfer out $1000 each time it accumulates. I'm down to $9K and it's t...
by tommytebco
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 396
Views: 33953

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Speaking of that 40 foot tower???
I keep coming back to learn the details, only to be left hanging.
You're becoming an accomplished author!!!
by tommytebco
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Should we adjust the SWR based on last All Time High?
Replies: 21
Views: 1962

Re: Should we adjust the SWR based on last All Time High?

there is no Hard and fast "take it to the bank" number. The smartest way I've seen was an old lady I know who said, "each year we look at how things went and decide how much we can spend next year." annual review in other words. The swr number is for planning to decide how big the pile needs to be t...
by tommytebco
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Living with Careerist
Replies: 45
Views: 4105

Re: Living with Careerist

First: I love your posts and follow religiously!! Second: Out of the blue came the definition from a masters degree course: "Control is forcing events to comply with the plan" I suppose one would ask next "Whose plan??" You seem to do a good job of sticking to your plan and "come along if you want."...
by tommytebco
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: 10 year old Prius or Accord?
Replies: 11
Views: 2276

Re: 10 year old Prius or Accord?

Toyota makes several small cars powered by 1.5 L gas engines that are simpler and cheaper than the Prius. I have a 10 year old XB box van that I love. A sedan has the same engine. Nissan makes an entry level econo car. You limit yourself if you restrict choice to the two given in the thread.
by tommytebco
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Talk me out of acquiring a new bike
Replies: 14
Views: 2168

Re: Talk me out of acquiring a new bike

when I had new bike fever, a friend told me that bike performance was 95% wheels and tires. My $100 bike got a few hundred $ of wheels and tires and it rode well enough for 1000s of miles. My goal was to pass the guys with $2000 bikes on my grocery store baby. I never quite made it, but I did ride o...
by tommytebco
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Repair Beater Car or Finally Be Free?
Replies: 15
Views: 3216

Re: Repair Beater Car or Finally Be Free?

Beater cars and real mechanics do not mix. either jury rig the repairs yourself (if you can safely do so) or change beater car. repairs in the 1000s equals the price of a beater car.
by tommytebco
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Tattoos, Piercings?
Replies: 43
Views: 4570

Re: Tattoos, Piercings?

I have one tattoo. I grew up as a "suit" in the 60's and 70's when a tattoo marked you as a rebel (a bad thing then). In the mid 80's I quit the suit thing and started my own auto electric rebuilding business. I finally got a tattoo. Being conservative , I got it on the back of my shoulder. It only ...
by tommytebco
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: How to prevent and control stinky footwear and socks?
Replies: 18
Views: 2027

Re: How to prevent and control stinky footwear and socks?

+1 re.wool socks.
One vote for rag wool socks. A bit prickly at first, but this passes quickly. I buy Fox River brand. No complaints, 7 days a week
by tommytebco
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Turmeric
Replies: 37
Views: 4579

Re: Turmeric

My daughter claimed it would help arthritis. I took a teaspoon a day in a glass of water for a few months and could not notice any change in my stiff back, so I quit taking it. The taste wasn't terrible. I noticed no changes while taking it.
by tommytebco
Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best twin sized Tatami mat to replace mattress?
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Best twin sized Tatami mat to replace mattress?

I did this years ago. I first bought an actual tatami mattress which was around single bed size . I also made tatami mats out of 1 1/2 In rigid foam insulation and reed beach mats edged with black stretch fabric. I made a frame which allowed folding up the tatami into a couch for daytime seating. La...