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by SavingWithBabies
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 418
Views: 87280

Re: Fixit Log

I bought a tension meter but I ended up selling it because plucking the spokes was easier. Go to the opposite side of the rim where the wheel is still true. Now pluck the spokes on each side of the rim (they might be same tension on each side but odds are one side is different tension from the other...
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Sep 04, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 910
Views: 209264

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

I didn't know they had an official app with an obstruction checker built into it. That looks much better than the other options I mentioned above. I'm happy to have this for when we go look at land. Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.starlink.mobile&hl=en_US&gl=US iOS...
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Sep 04, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 418
Views: 87280

Re: Fixit Log

I was surprised to learn, in passing in a video, that there are still American-made clothes washers. There is Staber which seems hard to actually find a place selling one and it's made for the handy owner who prefers to repair it themselves and does not mind working around its quirks (well, I conclu...
by SavingWithBabies
Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 311
Views: 80757

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Picked up a used small exercise bike thing locally for $20. It's the type without a front handle bar that collapses into a relatively small rectangle. I've got a sit-stand desk that I usually don't adjust from sit so raised that up a bit and I'm pedaling while typing. I wanted to try this for some t...
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 311
Views: 80757

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

@Sclass That makes a lot of sense to me. Thanks for sharing your take on it. I'm in the midst of it so I'll hold off on writing more to see how it shakes out. That said, it's been informative to me in that I realized another potential way of marketing my background that might be a good lead to well ...
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Garden Log
Replies: 833
Views: 228793

Re: Garden Log

Do you let some of your crop go to seed and harvest the seeds for planting next year? We switched spots at our community garden to a bigger one and the prior person abandoned their plot towards the end of the season. We took some of the rotten tomatoes and planted the seeds in soil and grew some tom...
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 311
Views: 80757

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Progress: 95% ($1,139,500 of $1,200,000) minus some self-employment taxes (quarterly taxes due Sept 15)

Bunch of gains from investments (AMD/XLNX, some mutual funds and few other stocks).
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 418
Views: 87280

Re: Fixit Log

@wb Another way is to take two zip ties and put them on either side and cut them to match for rough indicators. Then pluck the spokes to get a rough feel for which are too tight and which are too loose in that area. You can definitely tell by sound. Too tight will be higher pitched (and harder to pl...
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Aug 28, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Wargaming
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Wargaming

This might not be what you're looking for at all (more time on computer instead of playing with people directly) but there is another option which is Tabletop Simulator ( on Steam but also a Steam key is onsale at Humble for $10 ). It's been a little controversial in that the developer/studio has a ...
by SavingWithBabies
Sat Aug 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 910
Views: 209264

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

I can understand that regarding the vacations. When you're working, there always almost over before you've even started to feel relaxed. The freedom of not having to return or having a flexible schedule was nice (at least it seemed that way for the 4-5 month break I took from work). Let us know how ...
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Aug 24, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Favorite Pickled Ginger Recipes?
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Favorite Pickled Ginger Recipes?

Are you seeking Beni shoga (thin red strips of ginger -- guess this would be called julienned)? Or the style that often comes with sushi (scalloped? not sure what it's called) or something else? I want to try making the first one (Beni shoga) but I read they use young ginger shoots and we don't have...
by SavingWithBabies
Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Ultimate Stoic Frugality Challenge
Replies: 46
Views: 3333

Re: Ultimate Stoic Frugality Challenge

I've been watching some videos of a young sailer that has been sailing long distances solo and I was surprised to learn he has Ulcerative Colitis. His video about the condition was informative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hLWiYKiR48 I'm sorry you're going through this too. It's interesting what...
by SavingWithBabies
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Recommendations for Iced Teas as Alternatives to Alcohol?
Replies: 13
Views: 885

Re: Recommendations for Iced Teas as Alternatives to Alcohol?

I was going to suggest barley tea too. My mother-in-law always has some in the fridge and somehow, even though it has barely any carbs/calories, it is oddly satisfying. The taste is somewhat sweeter/milder than black tea-based iced tea so it's a nice change of pace (or a caffeine free alternative). ...
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 311
Views: 80757

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

Oh, I didn't know his reputation. This was the first KSR book I've read. It was certainly entertaining.

I'll try that tip with the rubber band. That might help keep the fade line even between the two different clipper heads used in the video above (#2 and #4).
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 418
Views: 87280

Re: Fixit Log

@M2S I haven't bought from them (I usually go with RockAuto.com but shop carefully there to try to get quality/OEM grade parts as they have quite a range of parts). Sounds like others have had the same or similar problem as you: https://www.crvownersclub.com/threads/binding-strut-mount-07-crv-with-2...
by SavingWithBabies
Tue Aug 17, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: SWB's path to financial independence
Replies: 311
Views: 80757

Re: SWB's path to financial independence

I've been cutting my own hair on and off for quite a while. Off when we've lived near my relatives and a relative cut it for me. It's been a while since I had a haircut so decided to try a new way after watching some videos. I went with this one (might have caught it off another thread here or might...
by SavingWithBabies
Mon Aug 16, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Dishwasher Detergent?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: DIY Dishwasher Detergent?

@horsewoman Ah, good to know about the machine keeling over. That was one of our concerns too. My wife reminded me the other one was the dishes were dull with the formula I posted above (I suspect citric acid would likely fix that problem).
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Aug 15, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: DIY Dishwasher Detergent?
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: DIY Dishwasher Detergent?

We tried one for a little while that was simple: baking soda and regular dish washing liquid (used dawn). It worked okay. We did have some oil/scum buildup and I'm not sure if it contributed to it. It didn't seem to work quite as well as our store bought dishwasher detergent but it was fairly close ...
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Dead White Man's Clothes: The Environmental Disaster Fuelled by Used Clothes
Replies: 21
Views: 1348

Re: Dead White Man's Clothes: The Environmental Disaster Fuelled by Used Clothes

Also dispose of clothes too soiled for reuse properly (don't donate them). Maybe too much information but I have a number of shirts where the armpits had some kind of odd chemical reaction when washed due to combination of antiperspirants/detergent/water minerals. The shirts are otherwise fine and I...
by SavingWithBabies
Sun Aug 15, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: working two jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 1351

Re: working two jobs

I did this for about 5-6 months. Backstory was a former coworker/friend was leading a startup backed by a bigger company and wanted me to join. I did so but was worried it might fold (they wanted to do an ICO or Initial Coin Offering back when that was hot). I was skeptical but said I'd do it if I c...