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Sat Jun 27

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YewGuise replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 6:00 PM

Re: Car Alarm Weirdness

...Did a bird fly into it?...

DH's car alarm (2006 Porsche) once went off unexpectedly and intermittently for a few days, so he disabled it (exactly what you're trying to do). Re-enabled it a few weeks later with no problem. He [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:10 AM

Re: "Wood" Tile

...cement floor...

I'm confused. I thought there was a basement below?

If not, that's great. The biggest "gotcha" with tile is that typical residential floors are comprised of wood floor joists, then wood subfloors [more]

Wed Jun 24

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:12 PM

Re: Engineered Exterior Trim Opinions

Also: be very clear about what you want. I once had an insect problem in my wood siding, so hired a contractor to swap it out with HardiePlank, which he did; but then he put all the old wood trim around it back in place.

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YewGuise replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 9:34 AM

Re: Progress

...easier to read with line breaks...

I disagree. Writing that is incoherent should be corrected, and paragraphs that are unfocused or too busy should be broken up, but gratuitously splitting a well-written post into a train of [more]

Tue Jun 23

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YewGuise posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:45 PM

Aging in Place

An architect whose parents are in their 90's adds an elevator to their house: [more]

Tue Jun 16

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YewGuise posted to the Parenting Teens and Young Adults board. 10:33 PM

good news

28-y-o DS, who's been living with his wonderful girlfriend for a little over a year, asked for his great-grandmother's diamond ring (which I'd promised to him for his fiancee when the time comes).

He did say "don't read anything into [more]

Mon Jun 15

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YewGuise replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 2:57 AM

Re: house purchase options

...my son...makes a decent salary...graduated from college 1 year ago.

Congrats!

Advantages to your son being the owner:
- Owner-occupied properties qualify for lower interest rate mortgages than investor [more]

Sun Jun 14

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YewGuise replied to the An Open Letter board. 12:23 PM

Re: An Open Letter

Someone, somewhere will JUMP at the chance to hire a person like you whose priorities are unquestionably unassailable.

Regardless of the details of this specific story, it's been my observation that most employers prefer [more]

Fri Jun 12

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YewGuise replied to the ROTJob's Cubicle board. 6:58 PM

Re: Things to not say to the client:

The market for decent engineering talent is red hot right now. People are being poached left, right and center.
Do tell. I'm not an engineer, but I do assist them and could really stand to be poached these days.

You're [more]

Thu Jun 11

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YewGuise replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:37 PM

Re: Clueless minority

...I honestly have no idea how to educate her...

That's not really your job.
That said, when she makes stupid comments, you do have to respond somehow (the "no response response" of pretending you didn't hear, is in [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:59 PM

Re: Combining budgets

I know which of his expenses are going away, which of my expenses he'll share, and which of his expenses we're sharing, and which of my expenses we're sharing. As well as what we will keep separate...
and you also put it all into a [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:40 PM

Re: Carpet Padding

... stains ... from cat urine.

There were a couple of small dark stains, presumably from some kind of moisture, on my hardwood floors from the previous owners. When the pros sanded (1st step in refinishing), it all disappeared. Next [more]

Wed Jun 10

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:07 PM

Re: Global Entry (GOES)

There is a 3 month + wait for interviews.

This is what my father was told when he applied, but a few days later, when it came time to actually schedule the interview, there were plenty of interview slots available 2-3 weeks out. The [more]

Mon Jun 8

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 12:56 PM

Re: Continuing but not succeeding

...Seeing it all written down helped...

Huge help. Whenever I think "where do I start?" or "what should I do next?" or "what can I realistically do (as opposed to 'what do I wish would get done) by date [more]

Sun Jun 7

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 11:02 PM

Re: Continuing but not succeeding

...rent a dumpster, and that isn't going to happen. The stress of trying to sort everything in a week...

Well, you wouldn't have to sort everything. If you got half of it done, that would be a good quantum leap. Or, you could [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Get Organized! board. 1:32 PM

Re: Continuing but not succeeding

...we vacated the last storage unit...The high use areas of the house are clutter free and usable.

Well, there you go, mission accomplished. Money saved, stress reduced, house usable.

I think to get any further you'll have to [more]

Mon Jun 1

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YewGuise replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:37 PM

Re: Home Inspection

...don't need a formal written report. You need a guy to walk through and point out stuff while you take notes.

Last time I had it done, the inspector walked around and, while pointing stuff out, added notes to his pre-printed [more]

Sun May 31

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:04 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

I just don't like cooking for one...Buying for one is hard...

DD is single, and a couple years ago started getting Blue Apron. No menu planning or shopping: the ingredients and recipes are delivered, so she cooks fresh meals without [more]

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YewGuise replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:53 PM

Re: Tracking Expenses

My condolences.

I'm not seeing a specific question, and am interpreting that as the floor is open for all comments, so mine is this:
I've run the numbers for the scenario of DH predeceasing me. The cost of his personal hobbies would go [more]

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