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by bmjohnson35
Tue May 05, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Energy usage log
Replies: 146
Views: 70282

Re: Energy usage log

I'm afraid I don't know our average usage, but the local kWh rate is 10.8 cents per kWh and our bill averaged around $60 per month last year. The two of us live in Central Florida in a 2700 sq ft 2-story townhouse. We will both be home full time in 2020, so bill may go up slightly. Our unit has two ...
by bmjohnson35
Sat May 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Is doing your own car mechanics "normal"?
Replies: 24
Views: 2328

Re: Is doing your own car mechanics "normal"?

It's completely normal. I have been doing my own maintenance and repairs on my cars since a teenager. I have no formal schooling on the subject and simply learned organically over time. The internet makes it even easier than when I started. Their are several benefits to doing your own maintenance: 1...
by bmjohnson35
Sat May 02, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Who watches Fox News ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2335

Re: Who watches Fox News ?

News does not really exist anymore on TV. It's either an agenda, propaganda or opinion or simply entertainment. When I was young, I don't remember a reporter ever sharing their opinion openly on TV, but these days it's the norm. News used to be a snapshot each evening, but now they have to deliver 2...
by bmjohnson35
Sat May 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: What to do in Free Time
Replies: 14
Views: 3072

Re: What to do in Free Time

I'm FIRE'd for around 2 months now, so I can share timely feedback on your questions. I have focused on my health since my departure. I also started learning a new language, but I am struggling to stay interested in this item. I think I would do better if I got a chance to use it more. Hopefully, so...
by bmjohnson35
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Central Florida USA
Replies: 0
Views: 2284

Hi from Central Florida USA

I'm 50 and my spouse is 60. We are both retired as of late February 2020. The corona virus has thrown a wrench into our initial plans, but we are healthy and can't really complain. My wife has been retired for over two years, but this is new territory for me. I have been focusing on my health and de...