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by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: How do you dry your clothes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1689

Re: How do you dry your clothes?

Clothesline in cold basement.

Used to have a single line I would hang across an apartment and the items that wouldnt fit would get hung on doorknobs, chairs, whatever. :|
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Niemand's Journal
Replies: 23
Views: 4160

Re: Niemand's Journal

I'm glad you are doing OK. I have been following the fires, it is a very sad situation.
by Gilberto de Piento
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 387
Views: 88507

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

I now have over $300,000 in just my investment accounts!

I posted something similar back in November but that was also counting the cash I have in checking (way too much). These milestones might be a bit contrived but they make me feel like I'm making progress. 8-)
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Any Australians care to comment about the fires?
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Any Australians care to comment about the fires?

Has the US been able to provide any firefighters since it is not our fire season right now?
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 387
Views: 88507

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

U mad bro? <navy seal copypasta>

Just kidding, this isn't Reddit, and I know what you mean. I might even argue that "safe" should "possibly safe" or "safe-ish" or "used to be safe and probably still is but who knows?" Here's a corrected version:

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by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gilberto de Piento's Journal
Replies: 387
Views: 88507

Re: Gilberto de Piento's Journal

December 2019 December had high spending as you might expect due to buying Christmas gifts. Expenses Alcohol & Bars 12.97 Auto & Transport 107.54 (Working on the car again.) Bills & Utilities 125.63 Business Services 137.66 (Websites.) Doctor 45 Fast Food 29.82 (Travelling for Christmas.) Gas & Fue...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 776
Views: 143223

Re: ffj's early retirement

I am familiar with the ash borer. Cities planted ash as street trees back in the day and they are now dying. The cities are now having most of them cut down though the really prominent ones get treated. Locally even the ones that are not yet dying are cut down because there is a fear that too many w...
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right

Bigato, you are right, I did miss your post. I agree with what you said though. I don't like how much of a religion indexing has become in some circles.
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right
Replies: 21
Views: 1370

Re: Your macro/mkt prediction for 2020? Let's see who gets it right

I like that we can have this conversation here without all the indexers* reminding us how it is impossible to predict anything.

*I am one. I can talk trash about them. :)
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 776
Views: 143223

Re: ffj's early retirement

I'm surprised you are on city water and not a well. Unless you need a meter for the well?

Will you get an lp tank or be connected by pipe?
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: spoonman's Journal
Replies: 682
Views: 179439

Re: spoonman's Journal

Glad things are going well! Thanks for stopping by!
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To those who observe ...
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: To those who observe ...

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you are having a good day.
by Gilberto de Piento
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Merry Christmas to you all
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Merry Christmas to you all

Merry Christmas everyone!
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Benefits for Homebound 65+ US War Veteran?
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Benefits for Homebound 65+ US War Veteran?

I recently found out someone I know is getting harder to care for and isn't receiving much in the way of benefits. I suspect more is available. Homebound, 65+, a lot of medical problems, living on SS, small corporate pension, small US veteran's pension. Was in theater in Vietnam but no direct combat...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Wall isolation with cork
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Re: Wall isolation with cork

What about curtains for the windows?
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 776
Views: 143223

Re: ffj's early retirement

That bike generator is awesome! You guys are saying the alternator wont work because it is not fast enough but why cant we use gear reduction to go from the slow turning waterwheel to the fast turning alternator? The video shows a belt with differently sized pulleys. If we had an existing waterwheel...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 776
Views: 143223

Re: ffj's early retirement

I'm still thinking about this. Depending on what you are trying to accomplish, instead of turning an alternator, you could get a broken generator (gas engine part broken) and turn that instead. That would give you 110 ac without needing the inverter but would be less ideal for charging a battery ban...
by Gilberto de Piento
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 776
Views: 143223

Re: ffj's early retirement

I am far from an expert but I don't see why the alternator wouldn't work. As you can see from the video you need a water wheel with a driveshaft. Then you need a way of transmitting the power from that shaft to the alternator at the right rpm. In the video he is using a belt driving a big pulley on ...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: fisker-kondo effect
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: fisker-kondo effect

Where I am at it is common to put a big pile of the unsold items on the curb, post it with a pic and brief description on Craigslist, and let people haul some of it away that way. The downside is that you still have to pick up and dispose of what is left somehow. Scrappers will haul away any good si...
by Gilberto de Piento
Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. for home use
Replies: 21
Views: 921

Re: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc. for home use

I talked to someone that built a system to close a chicken coop door based on something like time of sunset.