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Mon May 18

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:39 AM

Re: This Is America’s Favorite Supermarket

I encourage those folks to post the stuff they especially like to buy, and perhaps others will give it a try.

They have a very good cornbread mix. We also like their tomato sauces (many varieties). Not as good as homemade (which we [more]

Thu May 14

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:43 PM

Re: Poll: Flood Insurance

The quote we got was about $400/yr. Surprised it's more than our Florida resident. I would think FL is vastly more in danger than Phoenix.

My flood insurance in FL is actually less than your quote. However, my primary insurance is [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:13 AM

Re: Poll: Flood Insurance

I'm with Peter. Historically, I've had floor insurance because my mortgage company requires it. I don't live in a flood plain, I live in flat S Florida. We have lakes and drainage canals everywhere - everything is connected and drains to the ocean, [more]

Wed May 13

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:39 PM

Re: I Found My Unicorn

Who else wants to join Save the Unicorns?

Sure, why not. I saw a Ferrari F40 when I drove by the local exotics place the other day. Always wanted since I was a kid. ;)

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:04 PM

Re: Getting Insurance Claim Fixed

The insurer and their adjuster cannot compel you to use a contractor of their choice. They can adjust by what their contractor would charge, but it's still your house. If you use a different contractor, they generally will ask for a bid from the [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:56 AM

Re: Millennial Parents Sink Under Weight of Debt

Errr.....that was my point. They can't afford it. If I can't afford something I don't buy it. Ever. Get it?

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I get it. I mistook your previous post as saying "who would EVER pay $2500/month in a mortgage." I [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:10 AM

Re: Millennial Parents Sink Under Weight of Debt

I haven't yet finished cringing over the size of that mortgage payment. No way would I EVER put myself in that position.

Ever? With a high income, $2500/month can certainly fall within your means. And in an area with high home [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:04 AM

Re: Getting Insurance Claim Fixed

I am less interested in convention and more interested in what will keep me from being arrested for insurance fraud.

The only thing that will get you arrested for insurance fraud is filing a false claim, or literally damaging your [more]

Tue May 12

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:08 PM

Re: Painted popcorn ceiling

I've removed popcorn ceilings, and they didn't require any pre-scraping. Rest assured that all popcorn ceilings are painted, as the popcorn itself is a dull grey, not at all white. But water will absorb into the popcorn without any [more]

Thu May 7

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jeffbrig replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:16 PM

Re: best place to buy a pillow

I have two words for you - Talalay Latex.

I switched from a "regular" pillow to talalay latex a few years back. Most comfortable pillow ever. It's a super soft latex foam, amazingly soft. I think mine came from Amazon, and [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:10 PM

Re: Toyota Sienna 2007

Stock Toyota navigation will be very difficult to find, and there may be other boxes needed in the vehicle (remote amps and such) to do a deck swap.

A company named PAC sells units that allow dash controls to integrate with
many brands [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:07 PM

Re: Wired smoke/fire alarm systems

Many of the carbon monoxide units are plug ins. They seem not to be so concerned about location as they are with smoke detectors.

Smoke is hot. Convection (and fire code) says you place your smoke detectors at the highest point in [more]

Mon May 4

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:59 PM

Re: Glass shower doors?

We have a glass shower enclosure in the master bath. Well, tiled on 3 sides, but glass door. The previous owners had it open (no doors), but I found I wasn't a big fan of that. If you keep the house cool (either in winter, or summer with AC), it's [more]

Sun Apr 26

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jeffbrig replied to the Retirement Investing board. 3:48 PM

Re: OT-What's REALLY Important

watched the crows flying around outside the window, envying their ability to escape the shaking earth.

This part really hit home for me. I do not live in an earthquake region. My only experience with one was during a business trip to [more]

Thu Apr 23

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:54 AM

Re: Pool heater: wrap-up

I guess I shouldn't mention that my unheated in-ground pool was 88-89 degrees last weekend? ;)

Sat Apr 18

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jeffbrig replied to the Computer & Video Gamers board. 11:50 PM

Re: Star Wars Battlefront

Wow! I have a sweet spot for Star Wars, loved Battlefront 1 and 2 - still pop them in from time to time.

Might be time to pick up one of the current generation consoles when this comes out.

Wed Apr 15

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jeffbrig replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 4:20 PM

Re: Slow Day

You know this is kinda funny. Believe it or not, I tend make sure no one is on my 6 before I clean my windshield, for the exact reason given. Just being polite...

On the flipside, I have also deployed my washers on at least one occasion when [more]

Tue Apr 7

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jeffbrig posted to the Tax Strategies board. 9:37 AM

Okay, this is a first...

Completed my taxes and E-filed last night, and I did not have to ask a single question of the board this year!

The last couple of years we let a pro handle the taxes (due to DW's S-corp, now dissolved), but I took back the reigns this year [more]

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:24 AM

Re: injuries

Hmmm.. I did trap a small birch board once between blade & fence, it kicked back, smacked me in the tummy, scared me, hurt like hades, and I carefully felt to see if it went into me.. perfect rectangular imprint where it hit, [more]

Mon Apr 6

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jeffbrig replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:14 PM

Re: injuries

In my experience, most people (myself included) have removed the safety guards from their table saws. They get in the way of some cuts, obscure your sightline to the blade/cut, sometimes they can mar soft woods, and they're generally a PITA to work [more]

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