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  1. I suspect that is what happened, but he could have committed suicide by drowning and the gator (or other animal) happened afterwards. From the story, note that form the story was found in an area flooded during the previous search and found a notebook and "human remains". That is the issue...remains vs entire intact body. Also would have little difficult with confirming identity if was entire body. That leans more towards a gator.
  2. I don't have a sherpa lined hoodie. I realize we bundle up when the temp drops below 80, but a sherpa lined hoodie would have to be really cold...like mid 30's.
  3. Repairing the hot water heater. Not done yet but $20 is better than a new one at $500. Although I am amazed that I see an install date sticker 7/2004 so definitely got my money out of it. The good news it, it was a top leak that also went down and flooded the top electrical connection. Glad I caught it in time. Was actually the top Sch 80 fitting that split causing the leak. Don't make those connectors so I have to manufacture one with 3/4 PEX. While at it, cleaned up the electrical, drained the tank (never done) and didn't notice any sediment or discoloration of the water. Not having problems with heating but figured would take out the elements and inspect. Despite having the correct socket, the threads are frozen and couldn't budge...so leaving it alone. EDIT: Now I am really in trouble with it all apart. Looks like cold showers. Got two 3/4 x 3/4 female threaded to PEX couplers. Bottom one fit fine. Upper needs to be a 1" to 3/4 reducer version. WOuld go back to HD and Lowes but checking online to see which store had stock. They don't stock it in any store and it is ship to store for next week. Even Amazon is the same timeframe. May have to re-engineer - either replace the elbow with a reduction version, them the 3/4 part will work, or return it for a 1" threaded 3/4" clamp type rather than push connection.
  4. Not only no, but hell no! Actually I haven't been to the local Disney World for several decades, so no way would spend(waste) time in France. Actually, my daughter is vacationing this week in France, staying at a airBnB in the countryside near where Vincent van Gogh lived. Wife is jealous as hell! Discussing what to do when 5 y/o (or probably turns 6) grandson when they visit. There are so many attractions in and near Orlando, that Disney doesn't even make the list. Two highly probable 1) Legoland and 2) the Space Center. Then there is obviously the beach and other activities...but no Disney. May do Disney Springs (former Downtown Disney) but it is so crowded. Speaking of crowded, Yes, I remember the A-E tickets where had to budget and plan. With the one price, it is a congested free-for-all with lines backing up. SOLUTION? Sell a special pass that allows you to cut to the front of the line...as if you didn't pay enough already.
  5. First "cold snap" of the season with the temp currently 63 but should climb to the low 80's. Little humidity and feels great. Planning a daytrip to Bok Tower. Should be great walking the grounds, avoiding the weekend crowd and with these temps/humidity, shouldn't be a "sweatfest." Only question is, do I want to lug video equipment or save for another time.
  6. Look at the bright side...at least you could find your garage wall not hidden with 'essential stuff.'
  7. Actually, not quite right. Speaking only of the hybrid which is in production and not the all electric Lightning - order to reserve for Spring 2022 intro. The truck engine kicks on and re-charges the battery when low, and is much quieter than a generator. Biggest problem with the Lightning is what plagues most other all electric - range and recharge time. Great city vehicles and perhaps short day trips, but long trips become an issue. Stopping every 300 miles, 10 minutes for gas but 45+ minutes for "partial" recharge which means won't make the next 300 miles before repeating. Also on the Lightning, while ad shows towing an Airstream there is no published information on towing capabilities yet. What I did not that the 300 mile range requires the optional second power pack and full charge at home is noted as overnight, but didn't specify if that was the 110 or 220 charging. That being said, can't expect 300 miles when towing under load. Generally speaking on gas/diesel trucks. it is about half. The 24MPG Hybrid, 12MPG towing, the 30MPG Chevy/Ram 3.0 diesels around 15MPG, therefore, expect around 150 miles towing on a 300 mile totally electric. Personally, I would lean toward the diesels over the hybrid which ironically will save you 10K-15K for the truck in equivalent trim. The only issue with the diesel would be city driving short trips as they need to heat up to clean the buildup in the particulate filter and avoid the engine starting the rgen process to accomplish the same buildup removal.
  8. Always great to take a hike in the woods. I am taking it a step further. My weekend project is completing my first video for general public viewing (vs private link viewing among family). Timeline complete, now beginning voiceover. With the exception of three clips where I am on camera (Welcome, orienting pre-hike with trail map, and summary review) all audio was silenced due to road construction noise and picking up crunch, crunch, crunch with each step. Audio will be background music and voiceover noting various features. No GoPro here, this was shot with my Sony DSLR in a Ronin stabilizer. Really need to work on my on-camera speech delivery but voiceover type in Word and read.
  9. I keep trying and trying but no luck yet. Guess I have to work on technique.
  10. And that is the key. While I haven't researched this in a while, may want to doublecheck the two key points. 1) After-tax is After-tax...but it doesn't stop there. For accounting purposes, $X amount remains $X amount and in a 401k, withdrawals simply reduces it until $X amount is depleted. Excess beyond that (earnings - capital gains, dividends) is taxed, just like pre-tax contributions and it's earnings. On a Roth, those earnings are also tax exempt when withdrawn. That is the difference. 2) A Roth, if it doesn't already exist, has a 5 year requirement on tax free withdrawals with tax (and possible penalty) prior to that. HOWEVER, all after-tax contributions can be withdrawn anytime in that 5 year period without tax/penalty as it is the excess beyond (subsequent earnings) that has the initial 5 year restriction. That is a one time 5 year restriction based on when the account was opened...not a running 5 year with each contribution. That is why if an existing Roth has been open 5 yeas there is no restriction. 3) Delay beyond Dec 31, 2021 may not be to your benefit as there is movement in Congress to change the law to "close loopholes the affluent were using to avoid taxes." Two specific targets are the 401k/IRS rollover conversions since they typically involve huge lump sums, and eliminate ability to contribute to a Roth above a certain income level (As I recall, was somewhere around $220,000 married...but don't quote me). Not law yet and don't know where stands legislatively...or simply "talking points/ideas" trying to gain traction. EDIT: Don't overlook pre-tax contribution withdrawn/deposits as contribution to Roth. If you have a low tax year (first bracket or even excess below standard deduction, it may be better to pay the taxes, if any, and deposit in Roth as contribution (assuming you don't otherwise need it.) An IRA has a RMD (Required Minimum Distribution) beginning at 72, where a Roth does not. While you assume you will be in a lower tax bracket after 72, you may not me and may not be able to control it. An example that happened to my mom. A stock holding she had was taken over by another company. Had the takeover been in shares of the new company, would be no problem as cost basis remains same for new shares (adjusted by quantity). However, this was a cash buyout - lump sum immediately taxable, pushing into a higher bracket...and still need to do the RMD! Speaking of RMD, while generally discussed in terms of IRA's it is also required for SEP, 401k, 403b, profit sharing and other defined contribution programs. A Roth does not have an RMD (no government tax benefit so no laws requiring it) with only the required distribution at death to the beneficiaries - but that is a whole different subject.
  11. Why do I have this urge to wax on about walking 5 miles to school, trodding through the snow and howling wind during the winter, and spring with the new crop as leaving the farm would hoe one row and the end of the day when I returned would pick the hoe up, the same to the next row as I worked my way back to the house. Kids today just... OK, went to a Catholic school for the first 8 years in Jacksonville, so there was no snow. First two years lived 5 blocks away and walked. Then moved further out. Would walk a half mile, cross a busy highway and catch a city bus. I was right at the dividing line where next stop was two tokens. While there was no snow, do remember one year had a sleet storm and that older bridge you see from the football stadium (newer bridge next to it hadn't been built yet.) When it iced over, there was no equipment to salt or clear it and too steep for cars to cross. Re-routed everyone to the three downtown bridges and back up traffic. The bus I caught normal circuit was downtown to the beach, wasn't my normal bus, but the first one from hours earlier finally making the return trip from the beach.
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