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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #150 on: May 21, 2018, 06:59:34 AM »
Hey folks - After all of this rain and thinking about how i did not have a generator last year with 3 days of no power, I just bought this:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sportsman-4-000-Watt-Dual-Fuel-Powered-Portable-Generator-Runs-on-LPG-or-Regular-Gasoline-803266/304541553

The reviews look ok and itís dual fuel (propane/gasoline) - and  a fairly good price from my short research ($289 on sale)

Hope i donít have to use it, but thought I might pass along since we are about to start hurricane season.

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #151 on: May 21, 2018, 10:55:38 AM »
You "prepper"! Sorry couldn't resist :) Thanks for sharing. Did you get the special gauge extension cords too to run fridge/freezer, ac, etc, and the cords will just hang out a window or something?

An elderly neighbors does the low tech old time Florida approach of freezing milk cartons in advance to keep fridge cold as an "ice box", a battery lamp, baby wipes for "showering", and a battery powered fan, but of course it's still really uncomfortable when it's hot/humid.

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #152 on: May 21, 2018, 01:53:07 PM »
You "prepper"! Sorry couldn't resist :) Thanks for sharing. Did you get the special gauge extension cords too to run fridge/freezer, ac, etc, and the cords will just hang out a window or something?

An elderly neighbors does the low tech old time Florida approach of freezing milk cartons in advance to keep fridge cold as an "ice box", a battery lamp, baby wipes for "showering", and a battery powered fan, but of course it's still really uncomfortable when it's hot/humid.

Haha!  Yes, just planning to do cords (which I still need to purchase).

I BELIEVE this one should be able to power a portable AC/small window unit, run a fridge, and still power up my cable modem while keeping portable devices online.... For my underground nuclear bunker of course :)




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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #153 on: June 13, 2018, 12:05:57 PM »
Time is flying by and we're already mid-way into June!

Any interest in a June meetup?  What day(s) work for you?

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #154 on: June 14, 2018, 08:32:03 AM »
How about Saturday the 23rd of Sunday the 24th? The latter is better for me, but not sure how the rest of the folks feel.

Anyone have any ideas on fun locations we haven't been to yet?

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« Reply #155 on: June 14, 2018, 08:23:10 PM »
How about Saturday the 23rd of Sunday the 24th? The latter is better for me, but not sure how the rest of the folks feel.

Anyone have any ideas on fun locations we haven't been to yet?

I don't think we've done a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean place yet, have we?

Blaze Pizza off of Lee Road/Orlando Ave in Winter Park is actually pretty budget friendly.

At this point, I can do either day. 

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #156 on: June 18, 2018, 06:21:07 AM »
Sunday 24th works for me. Middle Eastern or Mediterranean sounds good!

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« Reply #157 on: June 19, 2018, 09:55:57 AM »
Sunday 24th works for me. Middle Eastern or Mediterranean sounds good!

Ok let's go with the usual Sunday at 12:00 Noon!

Any suggestions for places you've been wanting to try?

Some ideas:

Turkish Bar and Grill ($$)
http://www.turkishbarandgrill.com/
260 Douglas Ave, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli ($)
http://athenachicken.com/
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine ($$)
http://bosphorousrestaurant.com/
108 S Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #158 on: June 21, 2018, 05:25:42 AM »
Any of those would be fine with me, I'm easy!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #159 on: June 21, 2018, 07:08:21 AM »
Thanks for coming up with the options, PseudoStache!

My vote is for Athena Chicken (and not *just* because it seems to be the cheapest option, lol).

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« Reply #160 on: June 21, 2018, 11:55:50 AM »
Thanks for coming up with the options, PseudoStache!

My vote is for Athena Chicken (and not *just* because it seems to be the cheapest option, lol).

You don't need to twist my arm! :)

Orlando Meetup - June 24th - 12:00 PM

Athena Roasted Chicken & Deli
http://athenachicken.com/
487 S Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #161 on: June 22, 2018, 11:06:58 AM »
Oh man, I have not been on the forums for a few years. An Orlando group meetup that is somewhat regular? This is crazy.

Sadly I'll have to catch the next one, as I'll be out of town. Hope to meet everyone next month.


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« Reply #162 on: June 22, 2018, 02:18:13 PM »
Oh man, I have not been on the forums for a few years. An Orlando group meetup that is somewhat regular? This is crazy.

Sadly I'll have to catch the next one, as I'll be out of town. Hope to meet everyone next month.

We've had a great time and good discussion every meet!

Hope you'll join us at the next one!

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Re: Orlando, FL
« Reply #163 on: June 22, 2018, 02:24:52 PM »
To lessen the chance that I'll forget to ask, was hoping we could discuss strategies for rebalancing. My 401k has gotten a little offtrack and I'm mulling my options over the best way to correct. Move funds around to match my desired allocation? Or change where future funds go to even it out? I know there's no one best way, but would give us something to talk about. :)