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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #400 on: January 29, 2016, 07:37:51 AM »
Anyone in the Asheville area?

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #401 on: January 29, 2016, 09:16:35 AM »
Anyone in the Asheville area?

Yep, I'm just south of Asheville (Fletcher).  If anyone wanted to try to meet up in this area, that would be great!

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #402 on: February 08, 2016, 03:02:40 PM »
Long shot, but does anyone in the Triangle know of reasonable people thinking of selling their car? Dealing with craigslist folks who think their vehicle's after market CD player warrants asking $1,000 over Kelly Blue Book is getting old very fast.

Looking for something fuel efficient, preferably Toyota/Honda/Nissan/Mazda with 80-130k miles on the odometer, $2,000-5,000, stick shift preferred.

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« Reply #403 on: February 08, 2016, 06:56:26 PM »
Long shot, but does anyone in the Triangle know of reasonable people thinking of selling their car? Dealing with craigslist folks who think their vehicle's after market CD player warrants asking $1,000 over Kelly Blue Book is getting old very fast.

Looking for something fuel efficient, preferably Toyota/Honda/Nissan/Mazda with 80-130k miles on the odometer, $2,000-5,000, stick shift preferred.

Maybe us!  2000 Honda civic (100k miles) or accord (166k miles), both very well maintained mechanically (with maintenance records).  Single owner.  Automatics, and the paint sucks so they look like 15 year old cars. 

I'm looking for a 6-8 year old minivan with under 130k miles and finding the same thing.  Everything seems to be well over KBB and I can't find any of the lower trim level models (we don't want to pay for the luxury versions!). 
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #404 on: February 10, 2016, 06:54:07 PM »
Deal is done.  Mr. Der Krake is now the proud new owner of a lightly used 16 year old Civic.  :) 
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #405 on: February 15, 2016, 08:33:28 PM »
Deal is done.  Mr. Der Krake is now the proud new owner of a lightly used 16 year old Civic.  :)

Congrats RoG and Dre Krake!
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #406 on: February 17, 2016, 04:13:22 PM »
Deal is done.  Mr. Der Krake is now the proud new owner of a lightly used 16 year old Civic.  :)

Congrats RoG and Dre Krake!
Hold off on the congrats. I tried starting it today for the first time since picking it up last week and the engine doesn't turn. I ended up having it towed to have a shop look at it.


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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #407 on: February 22, 2016, 11:22:09 AM »
Hey, the "sell your friend a lemon" thread is supposed to be over in New Jersey.  haha.

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #408 on: February 26, 2016, 01:51:51 PM »
Hello-

New to the MMM forums, have browsed occasionally.  My wife and I did the Dave Ramsey approach to eliminating non-mortgage debt, but are now in a bit of a now-what? quandary.  Would love to get together with some of you crazy Mustachians.

I live about 25 minutes south of Winston-Salem.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #409 on: February 27, 2016, 07:28:08 PM »
Hello-

New to the MMM forums, have browsed occasionally.  My wife and I did the Dave Ramsey approach to eliminating non-mortgage debt, but are now in a bit of a now-what? quandary.  Would love to get together with some of you crazy Mustachians.

I live about 25 minutes south of Winston-Salem.

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There are several MMM folks near you - I know because they traveled to recent RTP MMM get-togethers. There are enough of you in the Triad that you could probably do a nice little meet-up.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #410 on: March 01, 2016, 06:44:30 PM »
I don't get alerts when things are updated here :(  Any plans to meet again? 

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« Reply #411 on: March 01, 2016, 07:21:55 PM »
I don't get alerts when things are updated here :(  Any plans to meet again?

Hey YC - March 3rd is another Happy Hour at The Frontier in RTP, so it's possible we could dig on one of those. Are you in or near RTP?
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #412 on: March 02, 2016, 07:03:31 PM »
Work in RTP, live in Raleigh..

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #413 on: March 02, 2016, 07:06:39 PM »
I don't get alerts when things are updated here :(  Any plans to meet again?

Hey YC - March 3rd is another Happy Hour at The Frontier in RTP, so it's possible we could dig on one of those. Are you in or near RTP?

I can't make it tomorrow but would be game for bother meetup soon!
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #414 on: March 02, 2016, 09:41:37 PM »
Anyone else in the Fayetteville, NC area?

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #415 on: March 03, 2016, 07:47:24 AM »
How about another weekend meetup to give the folks who don't live in the immediate Triangle area a chance to come? Spring should be upon us soon, that opens up outdoorsy options.

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #416 on: March 04, 2016, 10:26:49 AM »
How about another weekend meetup to give the folks who don't live in the immediate Triangle area a chance to come? Spring should be upon us soon, that opens up outdoorsy options.

I'm game!
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #417 on: March 04, 2016, 02:00:28 PM »
How about another weekend meetup to give the folks who don't live in the immediate Triangle area a chance to come? Spring should be upon us soon, that opens up outdoorsy options.

I'm game!

Me too!
We could do Duke gardens again in April when the weather is more reliably nice or Umstead if we want to go a little further south (I think we have some folks driving from south of the triangle...but my NC geography is horrible, so might be wrong)
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #418 on: March 08, 2016, 05:23:14 PM »
Would also be cool to do a brewery meetup. Mystery Brewing or Regulator in Hillsborough, Fullsteam in Durham or Gizmo/LoneRider in RTP/Brier Creek area.

 http://www.ncbeerguys.com/nc-breweries/
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #419 on: March 08, 2016, 05:25:01 PM »
Anyone in the Asheville area?

BTW Ricky: I grew up near Asheville - was there just this past weekend. I would be happy to come have a MMM meetup with you guys, especially if it were at Highland or Wicked Weed or any other place fun.

Hell, let me be honest. I'd meet up with you guys in the eating section of an Ingles supermarket. It would be fun as hell to have an MMM meetup in Asheville!!!
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #420 on: March 08, 2016, 07:22:15 PM »
Would also be cool to do a brewery meetup. Mystery Brewing or Regulator in Hillsborough, Fullsteam in Durham or Gizmo/LoneRider in RTP/Brier Creek area.

 http://www.ncbeerguys.com/nc-breweries/

I had an amazing Fullsteam First Frost at Pelagic Beer & Wine last Friday night. 10%, though... crikey!

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #421 on: March 10, 2016, 02:46:41 PM »
Hell, let me be honest. I'd meet up with you guys in the eating section of an Ingles supermarket. It would be fun as hell to have an MMM meetup in Asheville!!!

Wait, Ingles has a dine in section?  All the ones I've been to seemed kind of shady like a crappy Food Lion (my knowledge of Ingles is probably 10+ years old).  But yeah, I'd totally meet at one of those places in a grocery store. 
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« Reply #422 on: March 15, 2016, 02:17:18 PM »
Hell, let me be honest. I'd meet up with you guys in the eating section of an Ingles supermarket. It would be fun as hell to have an MMM meetup in Asheville!!!

Wait, Ingles has a dine in section?  All the ones I've been to seemed kind of shady like a crappy Food Lion (my knowledge of Ingles is probably 10+ years old).  But yeah, I'd totally meet at one of those places in a grocery store.

When Asheville turned into the Hipster Capital of the World, Bob Ingle mashed the gas to the floor on his stores. Now, they make Harris Teeter and Kroger's look like wimps.

The one on Tunnel Road is one of my faves. I love their salad bar, I get a pound of the little red sweet peppers that are about the size and shape of a golf ball and bring them back with me.  Oh, and the buy-one-get-one pork rinds. Chicharrones!

I always check their craft beer section to see what's up. Their prices are killer and often beat buying direct from the brewery.
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« Reply #423 on: March 25, 2016, 09:23:46 PM »
Commenting so that I can try to get in on the next meet up in the triangle. Sounds like sometime in April at  Duke gardens, Umstead (or maybe Jordan lake?), or a brewery has been discussed. Should a date be selected? Are babies and not-so-mustacian husbands welcome at these things? I have a busy April but hope to be available to meet up.

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« Reply #424 on: March 25, 2016, 09:47:01 PM »
Hey,

I'm up near Boone.  Our Ingles is lame, guess they ran out of funding for us!  I've been emailing Adli trying to get one here, but no luck.  Aldi rocks for saving $$$.

No mustache yet, but I'm enjoying the reading.  I've got the frugal part down, but the income, saving, and investing parts are missing!   

Just installed a wood stove this Winter, so free heat & good exercise.  Bike riding is tough up here, so there's another strike against me.  Can't move because I haven't finished building our house yet, and likely won't until after I retire...(you can't rush a good thing, right?)

Just thought I'd say hello.  :)

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #425 on: March 27, 2016, 05:20:28 PM »
In the style of PDK, I'm putting a time out there. I propose, next triangle MMM meetup:

Sunday April 17 at 12:30pm at Duke gardens. Same meeting area as Last years because I can reuse PDK's map. Also I suggest we do a potluck like last year, it was fun.

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« Reply #426 on: March 28, 2016, 06:47:45 PM »
Nice work, Megma. I'm pretty sure I can make it.

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #427 on: March 29, 2016, 05:39:51 PM »
I am out of town that weekend. I could do the weekend before or after.

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« Reply #428 on: March 30, 2016, 06:14:00 AM »
I can! But then again I can do most weekends in April.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #429 on: April 01, 2016, 04:00:45 PM »
Totally new to Mustachianism and North Carolina both! Any other NC mustachians in the Fayetteville area?

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« Reply #430 on: April 01, 2016, 06:26:10 PM »
Rangerrick SwordGuy is in Fayetteville. You should check out his journal.
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #431 on: April 04, 2016, 05:38:58 PM »
I am out of town that weekend. I could do the weekend before or after.

 Well since the weekend I suggested hasn't gotten much traction, why don't we move to April 24th so you can come PDK.
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« Reply #432 on: April 04, 2016, 05:46:33 PM »
Great, we can make the 24th!

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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #433 on: April 05, 2016, 04:53:53 AM »
The 24th works for me! Hmmm potluck...

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« Reply #434 on: April 07, 2016, 08:33:00 AM »
The 24th is compatible with my sched... See you there!

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« Reply #435 on: April 08, 2016, 03:44:17 PM »
See ya'll there!
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« Reply #436 on: April 10, 2016, 07:51:49 AM »
(creeping out from the shadows....) Count me in for the 24th too!  :)

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« Reply #437 on: April 10, 2016, 08:42:17 AM »
MMM party?

So, how does that work?  Draw straws, and the loser pays?  ;)

Any gatherings around CLT?  I'm spending a lot of time around Cornelius these days.  Would be good to meet for a beer sometime. 

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« Reply #438 on: April 10, 2016, 07:30:26 PM »
New to the list but not the Triangle. I plan on being there on the 24th!

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« Reply #439 on: April 11, 2016, 09:34:44 AM »
I think I can do this. Are kids welcome or adults only?

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« Reply #440 on: April 11, 2016, 10:30:46 AM »
I think I can do this. Are kids welcome or adults only?
Everyone is welcome. There is a grassy area where lots of kids play, and a large fishpond.

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« Reply #441 on: April 11, 2016, 06:00:18 PM »
I think I can do this. Are kids welcome or adults only?
Everyone is welcome. There is a grassy area where lots of kids play, and a large fishpond.

Indoctrinate those kids young 😀
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Re: North Carolina
« Reply #442 on: April 11, 2016, 07:10:56 PM »
Every meetup attendee over the age of 5 must bring proof of ownership of Admiral shares in their Roth IRA!

Just kidding, of course. Fidelity funds are fine too.

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« Reply #443 on: April 11, 2016, 07:27:25 PM »
Well since the weekend I suggested hasn't gotten much traction, why don't we move to April 24th so you can come PDK.

I can do 24th as well

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« Reply #444 on: April 12, 2016, 03:26:45 PM »
Every meetup attendee over the age of 5 must bring proof of ownership of Admiral shares in their Roth IRA!

Just kidding, of course. Fidelity funds are fine too.

What about savings accounts and 529's? 

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« Reply #445 on: April 14, 2016, 06:23:39 PM »
I'm interested in coming, but I'm a bit confused about when and where...

Can someone who knows post the definitive info? 

Thanks!

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« Reply #446 on: April 14, 2016, 07:07:26 PM »
I'm interested in coming, but I'm a bit confused about when and where...

Can someone who knows post the definitive info? 

Thanks!

Duke Gardens potluck lunch - April 24th @ 12:30 (Sunday) in Durham, NC

There is a large grassy area as indicated on this map by the red mark. Duke Gardens is a pretty popular attraction, parking is available.

Last year we set up shop under a tree in the shade, so the exact location may end up being a little off the mark. If this is your first time and the prospect of finding strangers in a mildly crowded area terrifies you, PM me and I will give you my cell phone number in case you get lost. That being said, we've never had issues finding each other.
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« Reply #447 on: April 14, 2016, 08:10:23 PM »
Every meetup attendee over the age of 5 must bring proof of ownership of Admiral shares in their Roth IRA!

Just kidding, of course. Fidelity funds are fine too.

No Admiral shares yet in the Roth - that's my next milestone. PLENTY of Fidelity and Vanguard, though....
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« Reply #448 on: April 15, 2016, 05:20:50 PM »
Ah HAH!  I will probably be on campus at Duke managing my bioreactors and can probably pop by!

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« Reply #449 on: April 15, 2016, 05:49:18 PM »
I'm interested in coming, but I'm a bit confused about when and where...

Can someone who knows post the definitive info? 

Thanks!

Duke Gardens potluck lunch - April 24th @ 12:30 (Sunday) in Durham, NC

There is a large grassy area as indicated on this map by the red mark. Duke Gardens is a pretty popular attraction, parking is available.

Last year we set up shop under a tree in the shade, so the exact location may end up being a little off the mark. If this is your first time and the prospect of finding strangers in a mildly crowded area terrifies you, PM me and I will give you my cell phone number in case you get lost. That being said, we've never had issues finding each other.

Thanks!   I **think** I'm free that day and am planning to come.

I routinely talk to total strangers.  It used to really embarrass my wife and children but they've reconciled themselves to it over the decades. :)

I don't normally walk up to strangers and ask to see their mustache, though... :)