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Old 09-04-2017, 10:52 PM
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I am retiring at the end of January 2018. There are reasons I am waiting until then, tax reasons. Also, in January I get another fat phat annual payment from my employer into my retirement account and $1200 in my HSA account, I get paid for accrued PTO (paid time off), and I qualify for the full annual performance bonus to be paid in March. We may move to Colorado next Spring if I can pull it off. My retirement income after taxes and insurance should provide a fairly decent standard of living and we'll be buying a house for cash, instant 100% equity that could be borrowed against in a pinch.

ETA: I am forced to retire because of my hearing problem. My pension pays better than disability, or I would go on that instead.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:13 AM
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I am retiring at the end of January 2018. There are reasons I am waiting until then, tax reasons. Also, in January I get another fat phat annual payment from my employer into my retirement account and $1200 in my HSA account, I get paid for accrued PTO (paid time off), and I qualify for the full annual performance bonus to be paid in March. We may move to Colorado next Spring if I can pull it off. My retirement income after taxes and insurance should provide a fairly decent standard of living and we'll be buying a house for cash, instant 100% equity that could be borrowed against in a pinch.

ETA: I am forced to retire because of my hearing problem. My pension pays better than disability, or I would go on that instead.
Electronic augmentation (hearing aids) won't get you to the pension payout?
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:59 PM
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Old 09-27-2017, 07:38 PM
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I'm having a lot of anxiety about how long it has been since I checked in at :fflove:, and the longer I wait, the worse it gets.

So, hello! :hello:

I will update more later*

* sometime between now and the heat death of the universe. there! pressure's off.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:42 PM
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Hi ES! Did you sue G**gle?
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No, but I did get a lot of targeted facebook ads from lawyers suggesting I do so.

Okay, where we at? Updates in no particular order.

I like my new jerb and I'm good at it. :biggrin:

The wheels of justice move at a glacial pace. Apparently the state of Georgia thinks the children are better off waiting it out in a group home and/or foster care than in the care of out-of-state relatives. :dawkins:

This motherfucking thing came into my house one night and SHIT all over the mudroom before entrenching itself behind the dryer. Even the exterminators were like "OMG it's huge!" :stunned:

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Bojack Horseman is amazing and everybody should watch it if they haven't already. I know I'm late to the party on that one, but season 4 is out and I'm all caught up.

I stopped running half-marathons for now because I kept doing it untrained and my body was like "no". So now my goal is to run 100 miles in 100 days. :run: It has been 45 days and I have run 45 miles, so right on time so far.

I'm super into bullet journaling, since about April. I have posted a couple of pics on my instagram, not a ton.

I'm really happy the Dodgers won the NL West for the 5th year in a row. Here's hoping they can break from tradition and keep their shit together through the postseason. :praying:

bey and I went to a Renaissance Faire and had a lot of fun. It was his first, which I didn't know until we got there and then I was like :eager:. I got extremely sexually harassed by a beautiful bar maid, earning her a big tip from me. :vapours:

Last but def. not least, we went to Portland for a friend's wedding over Labor Day weekend, and we spent a couple nights with qingdai and family. They were as ever the gracious Ingress hosts, taking us all over the place to play, even the state of Washington! That was when the fire was, too, so we got to see it snow ash.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:15 PM
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omg Qingdai!

Tell her to post more. Tell her you have set an example.
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Old 09-27-2017, 11:35 PM
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Oops I forgot about you guys coming to Portland... :sorry: We could have had dinner or something. We don't do much Ingressing anymore though.
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Old 09-28-2017, 02:03 AM
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Electronic augmentation (hearing aids) won't get you to the pension payout?
Nope. They don't help with people with my condition. I am basically deaf at certain frequencies, more than 100 dB for me to hear sounds between 20 and 40 Hz. The hearing aids I got this past Spring cost $10,400, about the top of the line there is. And all they did was make the sounds I can actually hear sound very harsh and when boosted enough to help, hurt my ears. But even worse, my speech recognition was no higher with them than without. And even if I qualified for cochlear implants, which I don't, there is no guarantee that would help either.
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:02 PM
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OH HAI.
My mom is still crazy, my dad's farm was sold and I am impatiently waiting for money from sale of said farm.

Chunksmediocrites got a new jerb.

I got a new jerb. Now I have 4 jerbs, I've had 5 in the past so just starting to get twitchy not full on crazy... YET

Qingdai jr. is doing OK at school for once.

I am going to go Ingress with EnsignSteve this year!

I am also on Instagram. It's like Facebook with pictures of stuff and less irritating people from High school, you never wanted to see again anyway, who decided that you should subscribe to their beliefs, politics or updates about their new delusions that as a 50 year old you'd make a damn fine rapper in the style of Eminam (TRUE STORY)

Also hoping I get the cash to go to Boulder next month and possibly bug the hell out of Lisapea/Matlock. I HEAR THERE IS MEXICAN FOOD IN COLORADO. CAN YOU CONFIRM?
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AND FF people are the only people I truly like to see on Facebook.

I am trying to hike more.
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Hi Qingdai! :wb:
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:42 PM
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There is hella Mexican food in Colorado, and I know where the different bests are. There's also hella hiking.
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Also hoping I get the cash to go to Boulder next month and possibly bug the hell out of Lisapea/Matlock. I HEAR THERE IS MEXICAN FOOD IN COLORADO. CAN YOU CONFIRM?
It's more of a Denvimex but both of the places they forced me to eat burritos at were very good.
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We have real Mexican too. Mexican restaurants don't have green chili, though, which is the main thing we were forcing you to eat. In fact, that first place we went for breakfast is a Greek diner.

Which reminds me of the best story, but it's about New Mexico: I was visiting someone in I think either Aztec or Socorro, and there was a Chinese buffet in the middle of town with a big sign in the front window saying, "Yes! We now have green chili," because not serving green chili at a restaurant in small town New Mexico is like not serving water or something.

Anyway, we have taquerias too, so apparently you need to come back out soon, Bort.
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Bort left Delaware??!?!

And Yes. Green Chiles. I got some roasted locally. Which is great, I can drink beer and watch them roast things.
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Got to tell my kid about his first mass shooting and it sucked. He came home and told me that "[classmate] says that North Korea has a big bomb" so I guess he got showed up in the bad news sharing contest.
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I'm heading to Canada later today. I'm going to fly to Toronto and get some face-time with my teammates in Waterloo.

I have never been to Canada before! :excited:
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:gasp: I've been to Canada.

Next you're going to tell me you haven't been to Botswana or Swaziland.

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KETCHUP CHIPS AND POUTINE! Though maybe not at the same time.
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Skip the Tim Horton's though. Was like Dunkin Donuts.
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Watch out for the trapdoor alligators.
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If you study maps of Canada, you might believe that the further north you go, the wider you get but this is just an illusion. Just imagine that you are spheroid instead and rotate along your North/South Axis.
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Greetings from Canadia, eh? These people talk funny. :giggles:

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Skip the Tim Horton's though. Was like Dunkin Donuts.
Good to know. I saw one on the drive in, but it was like 2 miles (3.2 km) from the hotel.

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Oh good. :phew: I thought it was the ketchup chips making me wider.
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