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by reepicheep
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Opportunity cost of current job? Data skills, $, remote
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Opportunity cost of current job? Data skills, $, remote

My former landlord did medical coding work for various hospitals remotely their entire adult life, until they got their BA and then their MA in their late 50's. They are now self-employed as a LPC. (Side note: This person is mildly heroic and super cool). It was looking at doctor's chart notes and t...
by reepicheep
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?
Replies: 20
Views: 955

Re: What do you reuse/repurpose/upcycle?

Woodworker girlfriend would like everyone to know not to use recycled pallets for furniture as they off gas a bunch of shit when the sun hits them that will give you cancer. They are soaked in something that reduces mold/moisture problems. She was not more specific. She also discouraged their use in...
by reepicheep
Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Reep's Tiny House Dilemma
Replies: 48
Views: 2747

Re: Reep's Tiny House Dilemma

@J_, Thanks so much, this is super cool. Looks very doable. You removed the entire window, like the glass is gone? Or you fit the panel in against the window? Turns out, once I got leaky filter on the water pump fixed, everything else I'd already done was more than capable of dealing with the conden...
by reepicheep
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16288

Re: reepicheep's journal

@Jin+Juice and @FrugalPatat, Yes, fretting with left hand. I guess we'll see! Electric guitar probably not in the cards, if for no other reason than I already own a lovely acoustic Taylor that I don't deserve. I'll ask teacher-man about tuning it down a half step. Not sure what that means though! In...
by reepicheep
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Opportunity cost of current job? Data skills, $, remote
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Opportunity cost of current job? Data skills, $, remote

I hear actuaries do very well for themselves. Insurance is one of the few games in town that seem to have a realistic idea of the future we're going to get (as John Michael Greer would say). You'd be very employable, from what I understand. I don't know about the possibility of remote work in that f...
by reepicheep
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!
Replies: 919
Views: 143262

Re: Fox's Journey: And Onto the Sunlight!

Summit County Colorado (where I grew up) is a weird liberal mecca surrounded by more conservative folks. It draws in people from all over, similar to a big city, but the draw is because of the skiing. It's a resort town with a hugely transient population and a bunch of PhDs waiting tables and operat...
by reepicheep
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 7Wannabe5- Take 6
Replies: 7
Views: 464

Re: 7Wannabe5- Take 6

Wear purple socks!
by reepicheep
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16288

Re: reepicheep's journal

@Jin+Juice, I'll post about it as I go. Still in design phase now. Strings: I broke my left elbow 9/18 and the angle of holding a guitar is less than ideal for me. I have most of my mobility back but not all of my strength, so I think I'm at some risk for tendonitis (which my sister got after playin...
by reepicheep
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16288

Re: reepicheep's journal

@DutchGirl, Yeah. The Business Admin can approve me for up to 15 hours/week or, honestly, however much is required. In November they didn't even worry about the cap -- something happened, I'm not sure what, to prompt that. Probably tax season is similar. I'm watching the current bookkeeper work, tho...
by reepicheep
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gravy Train's Journal
Replies: 175
Views: 19686

Re: Gravy Train's Journal

"Won't allow."

Shudder.
by reepicheep
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cimorene12's journal: change or die
Replies: 495
Views: 193049

Re: cimorene12's journal: change or die

Interesting. I wrote a piece last night about NYE 2010. I was in Madison Square Gardens at a Phish concert with my boyfriend-soon-to-be-(ex) husband. I don't remember NYE 2011. I think we watched fireworks on the television from our mid-town Manhattan apartment. I don't know if I'd discovered ERE ye...
by reepicheep
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16288

Re: reepicheep's journal

Kombucha update: Been a week. Still too sweet. Will let it go another few days. Moisture update: Have discovered that there is moisture on the inside of the doors that lead to the storage compartment under the bed. I have temporarily moved one of the dehumidifers under there and have propped the ent...
by reepicheep
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: What I Spend
Replies: 192
Views: 35283

Re: What I Spend

I love this story.
by reepicheep
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What irrational woo-woo things are you into?
Replies: 64
Views: 2564

Re: What irrational woo-woo things are you into?

@Cheepnis, magic!
by reepicheep
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 251
Views: 36054

Re: Polyamory Support Group

I've never been to a swinger's club on a regular night, just on kink nights, so I don't know how universal what you describe is. Sometimes *I* feel hella awkward, because...party. Loud noise. Dark space. Men hitting on me. Lots of people. But other people at these things seem to interact with each o...
by reepicheep
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16288

Re: reepicheep's journal

@Jin+Juice, Not sure. Depends on how long I can stand the dysfunction. I told them at least a year when they hired me, though being in bookkeeping is revealing new heights. But the current bookkeeper is overwhelmed by a lot of other life stresses I don't have -- family stuff, mostly -- and I honestl...
by reepicheep
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gravy Train's Journal
Replies: 175
Views: 19686

Re: Gravy Train's Journal

Suggest Terry Real / people trained by him for couple's counseling.

I didn't have the patience or maturity to be married (also, abuse), but I still think TR knows his stuff.
by reepicheep
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Polyamory Support Group
Replies: 251
Views: 36054

Re: Polyamory Support Group

Voyeurism not your thing, huh?
by reepicheep
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: reepicheep's journal
Replies: 109
Views: 16288

Re: reepicheep's journal

@Jin+Juice, Well, here's the thing. A lot of people who live in the failing infrastructure here and who rely on the organization for some or most of their income are super stressed by the experience they're having. Most of the places where people live are falling apart. 2+ inches of moss on the roof...