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Kirby last won the day on September 11

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  1. Kirby

    Give peas a chance?

    I liked peas, but my sister didn't, so my Mom didn't add peas to a lot of stuff but it was often served as a side.
  2. No, it is best to harbor all animosities and nurture the grudges in the soil of pettiness and anger.
  3. Kirby


    I am glad you found something that can bring you some relief.
  4. I stare blankly at the wall.
  5. Kirby

    The science of being clean

    And here I thought my job had its hard days, but nothing like diving into raw sewage.
  6. Actually he won't. I tried at one point but the only money he'd take is the membership purchase (which I think can be annual). But Square Wheels is the benefactor of our feast.
  7. Kirby

    Prayers, vibes etc needed

    I'm sorry for the health struggles that he's facing, and I'm sending my prayers and good thoughts for him and all who love him.
  8. Kirby

    Well I met the Kirby-ster

    It was a lovely afternoon. Dottie was very gracious and kind and his wife was even nicer. She seems like a wonderful lady. I appreciate their taking time out of their day to meet up and I wish I had more time in town.
  9. Kirby

    Wonderful Wednesday

    The passing of the days of the week is less exciting when you're on vacation.
  10. Kirby

    All this retirement talk

    First off, congrats! It sounds like you will be in great shape and that the years of hard work by you and your wife will pay off in the future that you envisioned. One word of caution for people on the income estimates that come with some 401(k) statements - the estimates that we get from Financial Engines assume that we take our entire 401(k) balance and purchase an annuity. If that is the person's plan, then no issue. But if the person is not planning to purchase an annuity, then the safe withdrawal rate is likely below the estimated income. There were some employees at my job who didn't realize that and had to recalculate their plans accordingly. One good thing about your plan is that you have a couple different "legs" to your retirement stool, so if anything happens to one of them, you've got other supports for your plan. To Sheep_herder's issue re planning for an early retirement, one of my main drivers isn't that I necessarily want to retire at that age, but if I lost my current job, it would likely be hard to find a comparable one at this age. Part of my planning for early retirement is to make sure that I'll be ok if things happen beyond my control.
  11. Kirby

    Evolution of a sunset part 2

    Very beautiful! Thanks for posting them.
  12. Kirby

    Cheapness! And a puppy!

    Thank you, Krazy. I was going to be annoyed that this was an IT thread with no proper puppy pics!!! Now that I have a puppy pic, I'm glad Ralph found a good opearting system or whatever that thing he was looking for is.
  13. Kirby

    I was thinking of Petite

    My hotel is near a train station and I could hear the train whistles last evening! But they either stopped the trains/whistles at night, or I was so tired it wouldn't matter if the trains came right through my hotel room
  14. Kirby

    Vacation Report

    Looks beautiful. Glad you had a nice time.
  15. Kirby

    A tree fell in the forest today

    I've had two different large trees fall in my yard, and since my yard is pretty narrow, it was scary because they came within a few inches of my house. Glad you weren't hurt DH.