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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #250 on: May 14, 2018, 02:54:52 PM »
You are welcome Jambon!  It was fun to see everyone!

I second the park idea!  Andrew Hayden, and Vincent Massey both have BBQ pits, and I think a family picnic event would be a hoot. 

I have a bocce set, and I have it on good authority that Cdn Ben has some badminton racquets.

I have 1 not-yet broken one (but will be after someone uses it; and two non-breakable ones! + a net) and every other sport item.
Now illegal to sell lawn darts? Heck yes.

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« Reply #251 on: May 14, 2018, 06:03:48 PM »
It was great to meet some Ottawa Mustachians. Thanks for hosting us so well, OneYearFromNow!

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #252 on: May 25, 2018, 08:58:53 AM »
Anyone up for a meet-up next weekend? (2-3 June)

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #253 on: May 25, 2018, 09:04:08 AM »
I would be interested. 

Should we try a park picnic setting?  Bate Island is nice; however, Vincent Massey Park or Andrew Hayden Park have toilet facilities and BBQ pits.

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« Reply #254 on: May 25, 2018, 10:09:21 AM »
I vote for toilet and BBQ access.

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« Reply #255 on: May 25, 2018, 10:33:01 AM »
I won’t be able to make it; I’m doing doors open Ottawa that weekend. Hope the weather is better that weekend than it’s looking for this weekend.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #256 on: May 25, 2018, 10:37:09 AM »
I'm out that weekend, back home visiting my parents.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #257 on: May 25, 2018, 11:17:05 AM »
I'm unlikely to make it since we're planning to do lots of Doors Open that weekend, but it does sound like fun so I'll be keeping an eye on plans here in case ours change!

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« Reply #258 on: May 31, 2018, 01:18:21 PM »
I guess Doors open won!

What are people going to see? I`m looking at the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. + The national art center on sunday... possibly the rowing club for the sunset.
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« Reply #259 on: June 03, 2018, 09:39:03 PM »
Saw the storage hangar at the Aviation Museum and the Canadian Conservation Institute. Both really good picks. Anyone else pleased (or unpleased) with their doors open picks?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #260 on: June 05, 2018, 06:51:43 PM »
Anybody up for this sunday? No Open doors this time :D

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #261 on: June 05, 2018, 06:59:10 PM »
Likely no for me.  I have houseguests leaving some time on Sunday, there will be laundry best done on weekend rates.   Also, the F1 in Montreal is a must watch.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #262 on: June 06, 2018, 05:21:11 PM »
Wish we could Ben, but we're out of town.

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« Reply #263 on: June 07, 2018, 06:33:03 PM »
We've just returned from our vacation so I have been out of the loop. I'll keep an eye on here for our next meet up date.

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« Reply #264 on: June 12, 2018, 12:36:19 PM »
Just FYI, a company called ontario home protection is selling carbon offset programs door to door, at the price od 25$/month for 60 months, and trying to lie and tell you that you will receive electricity credits for 45$ which will more than cover it. This is a flat out lie, as they are trying to pass off the OESP (electricity support program for low-income) as part of their program. The saleswoman lied to me multiple times and tried pressuring me into signing right now and taking care of the details after when they called.

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« Reply #265 on: June 12, 2018, 01:24:52 PM »
Just FYI, a company called ontario home protection is selling carbon offset programs door to door, at the price od 25$/month for 60 months, and trying to lie and tell you that you will receive electricity credits for 45$ which will more than cover it. This is a flat out lie, as they are trying to pass off the OESP (electricity support program for low-income) as part of their program. The saleswoman lied to me multiple times and tried pressuring me into signing right now and taking care of the details after when they called.

Is she invited to the next meet-up?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #266 on: June 12, 2018, 01:37:50 PM »
Seemed like the best way to let ottawa people know. Especially since the 25$ for green initiative in exchange for electricity credits really seemed good to me. Till I realized what they were doing.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #267 on: June 27, 2018, 01:29:10 PM »
Hello Ottawa Mustachians,

I've recently returned to the forums after years away, after noticing I was FI when musing about my next career move in case my current job ends suddenly, which it could.  I counted my pennies and realized my next career move could be to not have one any more, so I have come back to the forums and blogs to gather info and reassure myself that financially I am ready, whether it comes to that or not.

I'd love to meet some local frugal folks.  I am a long-term Ottawa resident, but in recent years have been away a lot, working up in the arctic (where my "Bingeworker" moniker comes from) and spending time in the USA where my American husband was getting his PhD.  We're full-time locals here now though, for the past year.

Glancing back at recent ideas, I'd like to propose a totally casual disorganized potluck in Andrew Haydon Park, which is on the bike path and not too far from transit (Bayshore station) if anyone is busing.  I'm guessing weekends are the best for most of you?  How would Saturday July 7 or Sunday July 8 work for people?  Friday July 6 would also be fine.  I work, but part-time (I semi-retired back in 1992 so I have been at this my whole adult life).

If anyone is interested, which day would be better for you, and is lunch or suppertime better?

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #268 on: June 28, 2018, 09:11:31 AM »
I'll probably be in the area for that weekend, so any day works for me.

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« Reply #269 on: June 28, 2018, 08:21:22 PM »
That Saturday or Sunday afternoon may work for myself and my husband, and the kids.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #270 on: June 29, 2018, 06:14:24 AM »
Glad to hear at least a couple of folks are free!  Hopefully some others reply, and then we can nail down a date and time ...

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #271 on: June 29, 2018, 06:46:16 AM »
Saturday the 7th works for me! 

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« Reply #272 on: June 30, 2018, 03:28:37 PM »
So for those who replied so far, it sounds like Saturday afternoon, July 7, Andrew Haydon Park is the option that works for everyone.  How would 4-6 work for people?  Does that work?  If not, let us know what would.

If anyone wants to BBQ something, there are some BBQs that are usually not too busy at the west end of the park, right near the bridge over to Dick Bell Park, kind of tucked behind the little hill there, past the waterfall.  We could maybe meet there, or meet near the bridge if those tables are already taken when we arrive?

Still hoping some others can make it too, let us know if you can!

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« Reply #273 on: June 30, 2018, 06:19:48 PM »
Sounds great. 4-6 is actually ideal for my spouse and me. We are beholden to our dog's medication schedule so it's really nice that the time proposed actually coincides with a period of time between meds. So, weather permitting, we are in.

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« Reply #274 on: June 30, 2018, 07:11:23 PM »
Sounds Great!  Timing is good!

Since the park is large, can you post a Google Satellite image of where that meeting point is?





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« Reply #275 on: July 02, 2018, 02:16:49 PM »
That works for our family. We will likely meet up around 4 and leave early as hubby needs to go in for a night shift.

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« Reply #276 on: July 03, 2018, 06:32:27 PM »

Since the park is large, can you post a Google Satellite image of where that meeting point is?

Here's a link to that end of the park: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Andrew+Haydon+Park/@45.3495248,-75.824615,18z/ 

But basically, when you look on google maps, we'll meet near the western edge of the park.   At the western boundary is a creek with a bridge across it that goes to the sailing club at Dick Bell Park.  On the eastern side of the creek, there are some picnic tables and BBQs a little south of the path, on the other side of a little landscaped ridge, so we can meet there if the tables are free, but if not, we can meet near the bridge and go find a table or other spot from there.  I can carry a card with a mustache on it, or place it on the table if one is free.

Before Saturday I can PM folks with a reminder and my cellphone number so that you can text me if you can't find the group.  I think the rest of you know each other though, it's more likely that I will be the confused party milling about aimlessly and you will have to come rescue me!

The weather forecast is good, so hopefully we won't need to postpone for rain.

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« Reply #277 on: July 04, 2018, 07:13:06 PM »
One of these days I will make an Ottawa meetup.  But not this weekend, I am doing mother-of-the-bride stuff.   Have fun, the weather looks good.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #278 on: July 04, 2018, 07:39:51 PM »
I won't be coming, cottage is calling. Enjoy!

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« Reply #279 on: July 06, 2018, 11:48:33 AM »
I just sent a PM with my cell number to all the confirmed attendees for tomorrow's meet up - if anyone else wants to join, please do, and pm me so I can give you my cell number in case you have to text me if you can't find us.

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« Reply #280 on: July 06, 2018, 12:34:17 PM »
We are looking forward to it!

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« Reply #281 on: July 07, 2018, 05:08:22 PM »
Good meeting y'all at the park today.  I just signed up so am still clean shaven (married to Bingeworker).

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« Reply #282 on: July 07, 2018, 05:38:39 PM »
Nice meeting you, Ed. Glad you are also joining us on the boards.

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Re: Ottawa -- Let's MMMeetup!
« Reply #283 on: July 07, 2018, 07:09:25 PM »
Good meeting you, and my ‘cousin’!

Nice little spot in the park, thanks to all 😀

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« Reply #284 on: July 08, 2018, 07:29:12 PM »
Nice to meet you Nancy and Ed. Great location. Thanks for planning.

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« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2018, 10:33:44 AM »
I am brand new to the forum. I live in Ottawa and am recently single (with two young children). Wanted to post here first in case any of you 'older' posters would be interested in chatting about retirement in the area. I now have to completely replan my life and figure out how I will retire some day and what kind of numbers I may need.

I haven't posted an intro or case study yet. Finances and my life are not yet finalized. Just feeling overwhelmed and lost at the moment.

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« Reply #286 on: July 19, 2018, 05:59:25 PM »
Welcome to Ottawa meet up group. a few of us have met a few times. the summer always makes it a bit harder to find a date that works for most. but if you suggest a date...we can see if it works.
I wanted to say hello, I'm also have two young children. being a mother of two keeps you so busy already...then going through a separation now must be difficult. Hang in there!

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« Reply #287 on: July 20, 2018, 10:06:12 AM »
Anyone interested in the first weekend of August?

Either the Sat/Sun (4th or 5th)

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« Reply #288 on: July 20, 2018, 10:43:47 AM »
I may be able to do the 5th. Have my kids with me though. The 4th is definitely out for me.

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« Reply #289 on: July 20, 2018, 11:52:05 AM »
I'm free that weekend at this point.

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« Reply #290 on: July 20, 2018, 01:02:10 PM »
I am free as well, shall we do another park meetup?

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« Reply #291 on: July 22, 2018, 07:12:38 AM »
The afternoon of the 5th works for me also. If you want I'm happy to host here. assuming it's nice we can all hang outback. I have a large fenced yard, so the kids can run free. I'll serve some punch. let me know of that would work. my place is in the West end. Not far from Algonquin College.

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« Reply #292 on: July 22, 2018, 07:34:44 AM »
5th it is!  Thanks for hosting.  I will send you a PM for address details. 😄

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« Reply #293 on: July 22, 2018, 09:59:57 AM »
5th might work for me/us. Are young’uns allowed? My kids love backyards (ages 5 and 2).

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« Reply #294 on: July 22, 2018, 07:02:51 PM »
yes kiddos are welcome. my kids are 4 and 2 so they will enjoy the company. I'll pm my address to those who are coming!

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« Reply #295 on: July 22, 2018, 07:31:51 PM »
Ed and I will come.  Let us know what time is good.

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« Reply #296 on: July 23, 2018, 06:06:25 AM »
I'm an adult with no kids Frankieve, can I still come? :)

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« Reply #297 on: July 23, 2018, 06:13:35 AM »
I unfortunately can't make it for the 5th. Could do the 4th, but if that doesn't work, no problem!

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« Reply #298 on: July 23, 2018, 08:16:15 AM »
We're out for that whole weekend (road trip / wedding) but I hope everyone has fun and am looking forward to the next time we can catch up :)

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« Reply #299 on: July 24, 2018, 05:27:27 AM »
I'm an adult with no kids Frankieve, can I still come? :)

I suppose you can join ;) I'd be glad to take a break from parenting if you want to pretend a few are yours for a couple hours.