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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5850 on: December 31, 2018, 07:28:10 PM »
This Christmas, I made a few DIY gifts (winter toques) for DD and our helper. I had extra yarn, so yesterday, I made a hat for myself. Today, we went out with friends, and I wore my new hat. One friend commented that she really liked my hat, so I gave her my hat. It was snowing. She didn’t have a hat, and I had a hood on my jacket. My sisters also saw my hat and now they each want one as well.

So because I Mustachian-ly DIY’d my own hat, I now have to make three extra hats. I may even have to buy more yarn. 😱

That's kind of you, but for the future may I refer you to:
https://www.ravelry.com/groups/selfish-knitters--crocheters

I do it more because it strokes my ego that someone would want something I crafted for fun. I sometimes often doubt my skills.

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« Reply #5851 on: January 01, 2019, 07:32:43 AM »
This Christmas, I made a few DIY gifts (winter toques) for DD and our helper. I had extra yarn, so yesterday, I made a hat for myself. Today, we went out with friends, and I wore my new hat. One friend commented that she really liked my hat, so I gave her my hat. It was snowing. She didn’t have a hat, and I had a hood on my jacket. My sisters also saw my hat and now they each want one as well.

So because I Mustachian-ly DIY’d my own hat, I now have to make three extra hats. I may even have to buy more yarn. 😱

That's kind of you, but for the future may I refer you to:
https://www.ravelry.com/groups/selfish-knitters--crocheters

I do it more because it strokes my ego that someone would want something I crafted for fun. I sometimes often doubt my skills.

Okay, that qualifies   ;-)     If you want to do it (and that is a good reason) you are being "selfish". It's if you do it out of guilt or pressure - that is not so good.

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« Reply #5852 on: January 01, 2019, 09:09:37 AM »
Logged into my 401k account to up my contributions for 2019 to $19k and the website says the 2019 limit is still 18,500.  Guess I have to talk to HR tomorrow.

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« Reply #5853 on: January 01, 2019, 10:10:40 AM »
Logged into my 401k account to up my contributions for 2019 to $19k and the website says the 2019 limit is still 18,500.  Guess I have to talk to HR tomorrow.

Now that. That is *perfectly* a MPP!

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« Reply #5854 on: January 01, 2019, 01:19:35 PM »
I can't add to my IRA until I figure out all the interest/dividends to make sure I stay right under the savers credit.  I'm inpatient.

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« Reply #5855 on: January 01, 2019, 07:19:04 PM »
I was given a generous gift card to a steakhouse as a gift. This is the kind of place I would never feel comfortable taking my kids and DH and I never go out without them. As a person with food sensitivities, I would be limited to a $30 steak or a $15 salad at this restaurant. I don’t spend that kind of money on myself for a meal out so I have no idea when I will use this card. As this is a local place only, I can’t resell the card on one of the GC sites and can’t sell it on the local Facebook sites as the gift giver is on those sites.

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« Reply #5856 on: January 01, 2019, 08:26:41 PM »
I was given a generous gift card to a steakhouse as a gift. This is the kind of place I would never feel comfortable taking my kids and DH and I never go out without them. As a person with food sensitivities, I would be limited to a $30 steak or a $15 salad at this restaurant. I don’t spend that kind of money on myself for a meal out so I have no idea when I will use this card. As this is a local place only, I can’t resell the card on one of the GC sites and can’t sell it on the local Facebook sites as the gift giver is on those sites.

We have one of those Steakhouse gift cards.  We won it at a drawing.  It has been in my wallet for about a year now.  We will use it eventually. 

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« Reply #5857 on: January 01, 2019, 09:23:15 PM »
I was given a generous gift card to a steakhouse as a gift. This is the kind of place I would never feel comfortable taking my kids and DH and I never go out without them. As a person with food sensitivities, I would be limited to a $30 steak or a $15 salad at this restaurant. I don’t spend that kind of money on myself for a meal out so I have no idea when I will use this card. As this is a local place only, I can’t resell the card on one of the GC sites and can’t sell it on the local Facebook sites as the gift giver is on those sites.

Treat a friend! I have a gift card for a restaurant we don't even have in our city. Am looking for a friend to give it to.

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« Reply #5858 on: January 01, 2019, 09:30:10 PM »
I have a MPP.

Being Canadian (like the vast majority) we have a mortgage that needs to be renewed every 5 years.  But!! our income fell last year due to my FIRE and meanwhile interest rates have gone up and if you want to shop your mortgage, you need to income qualify for a 5.5% rate because of the rule changes.    (36% gross debt ratio on a 5.5% rate)

Ouch.  we may not qualify and need to pay down our mortgage OR we are stuck with whatever our current lender will give us.

We have money in our TFSA's which I set aside, invested, instead of pre-paying the mortgage faster.   This was intentionally done for our mortgage because it is so large and a risk with its variable rate. 

MPP -- I really like having the investments and I don't want to remove $$'s from it to pay down the mortgage. !!!

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« Reply #5859 on: January 01, 2019, 09:42:17 PM »
Check out tangerine, they are offering to beat any offers for mortgages, so you might be able to negociate your current one down by playing them against each other.

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« Reply #5860 on: January 01, 2019, 10:43:19 PM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

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« Reply #5861 on: January 02, 2019, 04:54:51 AM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

^This.  I had all last week off for the holiday, and when I went back to work this week the building felt so hot.  I couldn't wait to get home. 

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« Reply #5862 on: January 02, 2019, 05:11:51 AM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

I visited my mother at Christmas. I always find her home very cold and often need to ask if it can be a bit warmer. This probably has to do with the fact that I wear pretty thin Christmas clothes when I visit her. At home I would have put on a warm sweater and put a thick blanket over my knees. But also, at home we often lit the wood stove in the evening, which makes it nice and warm. My mother did turn on the gas stove, which also gave some warmth.

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« Reply #5863 on: January 02, 2019, 05:17:13 AM »
I guess this is also a sort of Mustachian people problem:

I have a cell phone plan with only half a gb of data per month, for the price of 12$. I can transfer whenever I have leftover at the end of the month to next month, maximum half a gb. I do this every month, so at every new month, I start with 1 gb and send half a gb to next month.
In December my provider gave me an extra gb as a gift. So I started with 2 gb. I travelled abroad (within Europe), but visited homes with wifi. I did use my data a little bit. Then I spent some time at our cabin, using 4G for a week. But I only managed to use up half a gb of the 2 gb that I had. So I have lost all but half a gb this month.

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« Reply #5864 on: January 03, 2019, 09:45:36 AM »
we visited family in a strange place  and they could not believe that we did not have unlimited data to run maps of the city the whole time we were there.
you would have thought we were driving a horse and buggy

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« Reply #5865 on: January 03, 2019, 10:48:05 AM »
we visited family in a strange place  and they could not believe that we did not have unlimited data to run maps of the city the whole time we were there.
you would have thought we were driving a horse and buggy

With google you can download large maps and use them offline.  You can use them online too so you get live traffic, but not having to download the map saves almost all of the cellular data usage.

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« Reply #5866 on: January 03, 2019, 10:51:31 AM »
we visited family in a strange place  and they could not believe that we did not have unlimited data to run maps of the city the whole time we were there.
you would have thought we were driving a horse and buggy

With google you can download large maps and use them offline.  You can use them online too so you get live traffic, but not having to download the map saves almost all of the cellular data usage.

How do you download maps with google??  I am looking but not finding info.

I use the Maps.me app offline across Europe and the US. 

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« Reply #5867 on: January 03, 2019, 10:59:51 AM »
we visited family in a strange place  and they could not believe that we did not have unlimited data to run maps of the city the whole time we were there.
you would have thought we were driving a horse and buggy

With google you can download large maps and use them offline.  You can use them online too so you get live traffic, but not having to download the map saves almost all of the cellular data usage.

How do you download maps with google??  I am looking but not finding info.

I use the Maps.me app offline across Europe and the US.

I use the google maps app for android.  I click the triple line thing to the left of the search bar and there is an offline maps option.  You can then manually select an area of the map to download.  It expires monthly I think, but you can set it to automatically refresh when it expires.  I downloaded a couple large areas encompassing my region and I haven't had to touch it in a long time.

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« Reply #5868 on: January 03, 2019, 11:06:42 AM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

^This.  I had all last week off for the holiday, and when I went back to work this week the building felt so hot.  I couldn't wait to get home.


Yup.  My in-laws were with us over the holidays.  We cranked our heat up to an egregious 69 F to keep them comfortable.  For the first few days, we all roasted.  Then we adjusted  Finally back down to our usual 58.  It'll be a bit of an adjustment, but I'm really enjoying it.

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« Reply #5869 on: January 03, 2019, 12:58:44 PM »
Triple line thing is called a “hamburger menu” or so McDonald’s would have me believe

I also use offline maps, but mostly because I’m terrified I’ll follow maps into an area with no coverage but won’t be able to use it to get out.  It’s happened occasionally and I had to really remember what the route was before I accidentally stopped navigation or whatever.  Beats keeping backup paper maps

That said, mapping relatively little data.  Unless you are paying by the MB or something obscene, it shouldn’t be enough to put you over your cap (my mom was complaining that she couldn’t use maps because she kept going over her 2GB cap so I looked into it... no it was a bunch of other apps that were the culprits)

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« Reply #5870 on: January 03, 2019, 01:33:13 PM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

^This.  I had all last week off for the holiday, and when I went back to work this week the building felt so hot.  I couldn't wait to get home.


Yup.  My in-laws were with us over the holidays.  We cranked our heat up to an egregious 69 F to keep them comfortable.  For the first few days, we all roasted.  Then we adjusted  Finally back down to our usual 58.  It'll be a bit of an adjustment, but I'm really enjoying it.
Brr.  Maybe I'm a wuss.  We were in a hotel this past weekend - it was a bit too toasty for me.  I don't know what they kept it at.  Prob mid-70s.  We usually have our house at 65-68.  But I have been freezing my butt off.  The other day I finally gave up and was wearing leggings under my flannel PJs, 3 layers on top.  I practically had a scarf on indoors.

This winter (I'm in So Cal, so don't be sad for me) has been colder than last AND I'm about 5-7 lbs lighter, and I can surely feel the difference.

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« Reply #5871 on: January 03, 2019, 01:36:13 PM »
Triple line thing is called a “hamburger menu” or so McDonald’s would have me believe

I also use offline maps, but mostly because I’m terrified I’ll follow maps into an area with no coverage but won’t be able to use it to get out.  It’s happened occasionally and I had to really remember what the route was before I accidentally stopped navigation or whatever.  Beats keeping backup paper maps

That said, mapping relatively little data.  Unless you are paying by the MB or something obscene, it shouldn’t be enough to put you over your cap (my mom was complaining that she couldn’t use maps because she kept going over her 2GB cap so I looked into it... no it was a bunch of other apps that were the culprits)

I used the offline feature when I was too cheap to pay for a data plan.  I continue to use it because why not?

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« Reply #5872 on: January 03, 2019, 01:40:53 PM »
And if you have a big enough area mapped with offline maps then you'll be able to find your way back out of a wrong turn.

Alternatively: offline GPS mapping software. I have one on my phone. Needs no data b/c everything is self-contained. I followed all the way across the country and back with good success.

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« Reply #5873 on: January 03, 2019, 05:36:36 PM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

^This.  I had all last week off for the holiday, and when I went back to work this week the building felt so hot.  I couldn't wait to get home.


Yup.  My in-laws were with us over the holidays.  We cranked our heat up to an egregious 69 F to keep them comfortable.  For the first few days, we all roasted.  Then we adjusted  Finally back down to our usual 58.  It'll be a bit of an adjustment, but I'm really enjoying it.


Budget for more spending on heat in retirement. As you get older, you may well find that the aches and pains that come with aging or arthritis are merely annoying in the high 60s but unbearable in the high 50s. I did, which is really annoying since we would not have to heat this earth sheltered house at all if I could manage 55-56 (and if the elderly dog could).

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« Reply #5874 on: January 04, 2019, 03:14:21 AM »
We’ve been with friends this week for overnight visits. Everyone’s houses are too warm. I can’t wait to get back to our pleasantly cool house.

^This.  I had all last week off for the holiday, and when I went back to work this week the building felt so hot.  I couldn't wait to get home.


Yup.  My in-laws were with us over the holidays.  We cranked our heat up to an egregious 69 F to keep them comfortable.  For the first few days, we all roasted.  Then we adjusted  Finally back down to our usual 58.  It'll be a bit of an adjustment, but I'm really enjoying it.

Wow @Aelias -- 58 is low, good for you.  We did mid-to upper 50s in the daytime last winter (involuntarily, extreme house remodeling woes) and it was rough.  We wore coats and hats indoors.  We survived, but I wouldn't choose to do that again. This winter, with our newly intact walls and roof (woo hoo!) we are at 64 during the day.  But I still wear multiple warm layers, and sometimes a scarf.  Any cooler and I would be back to a coat. 


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« Reply #5875 on: January 04, 2019, 03:08:08 PM »
You guys are hard core.

My husband has many fine and frugal qualities but he can't stand the heat below 70 degrees and really prefers 72. He turns it up to that sometimes if he is cold or sick. It's not an issue now because we live in the top floor of one of those places where the gas heat is not individually metered, so we are probably paying for other people to be warm anyway. We will need a well-insulated house...

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« Reply #5876 on: January 06, 2019, 02:38:19 PM »
Our thermostat runs 61 (16C) most days and nights, with a 1.5 hour rise to 68 (20C) in the AM to make getting out of bed easier. On days I’m home I generally find myself reaching for a sweater mid morning (about 3 hours after the thermostat stops trying for 68).

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« Reply #5877 on: January 06, 2019, 06:17:14 PM »
So, I got a bunch of gift-cards to the local movie theatre.  This is actually really great, since that means I can indulge in the odd movie at the theatre for free!

. . . but I haven't been paying any attention to the movies that are coming out/have come out/upcoming.  Beyond Aquaman (which I was originally going to wait until it came to Netflix), I have -no- idea what I'd spend this on!  :D

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« Reply #5878 on: January 07, 2019, 10:55:31 AM »
So, I got a bunch of gift-cards to the local movie theatre.  This is actually really great, since that means I can indulge in the odd movie at the theatre for free!

. . . but I haven't been paying any attention to the movies that are coming out/have come out/upcoming.  Beyond Aquaman (which I was originally going to wait until it came to Netflix), I have -no- idea what I'd spend this on!  :D

I used to live next to an open-air mall, and me and DH would walk around it for exercise.  There's a theater at one end, and we developed a habit of popping into the theater lobby for some heat or A/C.  Eventually we just developed the habit of going in specifically to roll our eyes at the movies they were showing.  I'm really not impressed by most stuff in the theaters. 

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« Reply #5879 on: January 07, 2019, 11:37:49 AM »
So, I got a bunch of gift-cards to the local movie theatre.  This is actually really great, since that means I can indulge in the odd movie at the theatre for free!

. . . but I haven't been paying any attention to the movies that are coming out/have come out/upcoming.  Beyond Aquaman (which I was originally going to wait until it came to Netflix), I have -no- idea what I'd spend this on!  :D
OMG, me too!

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« Reply #5880 on: January 08, 2019, 07:27:41 PM »
a couple of years ago I started a new job.  I rode my bike to work (parked it in an empty office), I brought in my lunch, I wore simple pants and top everyday (bike riding) people chatted and were surprised by my lack of celebrity knowledge - I explained I cut off Cable TV - basically no TV for years, they were like, "are you Amish"!!

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« Reply #5881 on: January 08, 2019, 08:47:44 PM »
...they were like, "are you Amish"!!

That's hilarious! (No, no beard...just a nice, strong mustache!)

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« Reply #5882 on: January 08, 2019, 08:52:49 PM »
a couple of years ago I started a new job.  I rode my bike to work (parked it in an empty office), I brought in my lunch, I wore simple pants and top everyday (bike riding) people chatted and were surprised by my lack of celebrity knowledge - I explained I cut off Cable TV - basically no TV for years, they were like, "are you Amish"!!
We had no TVs in the house when I was a kid.  Since we did live in Amish country,I took "are you Amish?"as a reasonable question.

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« Reply #5883 on: January 09, 2019, 06:17:39 AM »
I wanted to post *something* that I want over in the "What's the stupidest thing you're lusting after right now?" thread but I found a pretty good deal on a used one and I'm scared that if I share the link, someone else will buy it and I won't be able to stare longingly at it every few days anymore.

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« Reply #5884 on: January 09, 2019, 07:21:47 AM »
The company that I work for was purchased in 2018 so that means that we are switching to a new 401k provider.  The old 401k made a distribution on 12/28 to start the rollover to the new 401k provider.... My money still has not shown up at the new 401k provider but my contribution from payday (last Friday) has and it is driving me crazy. 

I don't watch the market very closely but I would really like that money to be put back into the market at as close to the same prices that it was pulled out as possible!

Also my new bond fund has an expense fee of 0.25%, I am in a 90/10 asset allocation so it isn't a lot of money and it is the lowest fee on a bond but I don't love it.  The stock fees are all 0.0_%, much more to my liking.

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« Reply #5885 on: January 09, 2019, 09:21:58 AM »
a couple of years ago I started a new job.  I rode my bike to work (parked it in an empty office), I brought in my lunch, I wore simple pants and top everyday (bike riding) people chatted and were surprised by my lack of celebrity knowledge - I explained I cut off Cable TV - basically no TV for years, they were like, "are you Amish"!!
We had no TVs in the house when I was a kid.  Since we did live in Amish country,I took "are you Amish?"as a reasonable question.

I think the only thing that kept me from getting this question at my last job was that I worked with a guy who actually was Amish. He drove a car and had a cell phone, so I suppose he wasn't the most traditional, but he could grow or make just about anything you could ever need. I wish I had his skills!

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« Reply #5886 on: January 09, 2019, 11:00:52 AM »
So, I got a bunch of gift-cards to the local movie theatre.  This is actually really great, since that means I can indulge in the odd movie at the theatre for free!

. . . but I haven't been paying any attention to the movies that are coming out/have come out/upcoming.  Beyond Aquaman (which I was originally going to wait until it came to Netflix), I have -no- idea what I'd spend this on!  :D
OMG, me too!

Over the holidays I attended a movie. Due to technical delays the movie theater handed out tickets to a free movie with a drink and popcorn on them. I wondered what else I'd want to see b/c like you I don't keep up with the movie trailers.

Then for Christmas my family was gifted a $ generous theater gift card so we could all go see a movie (or two on matinee).

We still don't know what to go see. Perfect gift though.

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« Reply #5887 on: January 09, 2019, 11:18:15 AM »
I often just wait for them to come out on Netflix/Prime... but maybe I'm weird, but I always hear of movies that pique my interest... Right now if I had extra time, I'd go see that one about Ruth Ginsburg...

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« Reply #5888 on: January 10, 2019, 01:55:08 AM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(

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« Reply #5889 on: January 10, 2019, 02:40:25 AM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(
Ouch!

No biking? That could even transform into a serious health trouble. A blister that is scraped down to the blood can be infected. I know someone who had to be hospitalized because of this. And that person walked less than 7km with an open blister.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5890 on: January 10, 2019, 03:57:23 AM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(
Ouch!

No biking? That could even transform into a serious health trouble. A blister that is scraped down to the blood can be infected. I know someone who had to be hospitalized because of this. And that person walked less than 7km with an open blister.

No biking. I need to walk partly on a forest path with a lot of snow. The rest of the route is icy.
I have had blisters before, without ever getting hospitalized. I will try to score some sports tape at work. Maybe it is even in my closet in the dressing room. I will shower tonight and wash my feet and the blister carefully.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5891 on: January 10, 2019, 08:13:42 AM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(
Ouch!

No biking? That could even transform into a serious health trouble. A blister that is scraped down to the blood can be infected. I know someone who had to be hospitalized because of this. And that person walked less than 7km with an open blister.

No biking. I need to walk partly on a forest path with a lot of snow. The rest of the route is icy.
I have had blisters before, without ever getting hospitalized. I will try to score some sports tape at work. Maybe it is even in my closet in the dressing room. I will shower tonight and wash my feet and the blister carefully.

Have you ever used moleskin or a similar product? It's incredible- unlike sports tape, it doesn't go directly over the blister, just around it, and so it won't rip the skin when you remove it. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Scholls-Moleskin-Plus-strips/dp/B001OPJ8KS?ref_=Oct_TopRatedC_3779981_0&pf_rd_p=5ec8b635-4d9e-5e3c-9368-2033872e1218&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3779981&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=WA0D97A7W80BSQHX8MVQ&pf_rd_r=WA0D97A7W80BSQHX8MVQ&pf_rd_p=5ec8b635-4d9e-5e3c-9368-2033872e1218 The way I was taught to use it in my wilderness firstaid class is to cut the spot for the blister then leave the 'pad' around it and stick it on, so the blister can breathe and isn't directly covered. I always carry a small piece in my purse, super helpful!

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5892 on: January 10, 2019, 10:00:45 AM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(
Ouch!

No biking? That could even transform into a serious health trouble. A blister that is scraped down to the blood can be infected. I know someone who had to be hospitalized because of this. And that person walked less than 7km with an open blister.

No biking. I need to walk partly on a forest path with a lot of snow. The rest of the route is icy.
I have had blisters before, without ever getting hospitalized. I will try to score some sports tape at work. Maybe it is even in my closet in the dressing room. I will shower tonight and wash my feet and the blister carefully.

Have you ever used moleskin or a similar product? It's incredible- unlike sports tape, it doesn't go directly over the blister, just around it, and so it won't rip the skin when you remove it. https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Scholls-Moleskin-Plus-strips/dp/B001OPJ8KS?ref_=Oct_TopRatedC_3779981_0&pf_rd_p=5ec8b635-4d9e-5e3c-9368-2033872e1218&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-6&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=3779981&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=WA0D97A7W80BSQHX8MVQ&pf_rd_r=WA0D97A7W80BSQHX8MVQ&pf_rd_p=5ec8b635-4d9e-5e3c-9368-2033872e1218 The way I was taught to use it in my wilderness firstaid class is to cut the spot for the blister then leave the 'pad' around it and stick it on, so the blister can breathe and isn't directly covered. I always carry a small piece in my purse, super helpful!
Another moleskin fan over here! I have bony feet and moleskin is my friend, especially in my retail years, ugh. However, our friend L_N is frugal, so she's not going to go out and buy it today. Tape and good wound care will carry the day until she can score some moleskin at a good price for future use. Doesn't hurt to poke around in the company first aid kit, if there is one.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5893 on: January 10, 2019, 11:31:12 AM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(
Ouch!

No biking? That could even transform into a serious health trouble. A blister that is scraped down to the blood can be infected. I know someone who had to be hospitalized because of this. And that person walked less than 7km with an open blister.

For balance, I have had many, many blisters that have scraped down to blood and walked many km on them and never had a serious issue. They can be mightly uncomfortable though.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5894 on: January 10, 2019, 12:44:20 PM »
I got a blister on my heel from walking to work this morning. In the afternoon I need to walk back the same 7,5 km with the blister. :-(
Ouch!

No biking? That could even transform into a serious health trouble. A blister that is scraped down to the blood can be infected. I know someone who had to be hospitalized because of this. And that person walked less than 7km with an open blister.

For balance, I have had many, many blisters that have scraped down to blood and walked many km on them and never had a serious issue. They can be mightly uncomfortable though.

I put a plaster on it and walked home without feeling my heel.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5895 on: January 10, 2019, 03:31:32 PM »
I'd like to put the money from my last paycheck into my IRA immediately, since I usually try to max that out as soon as I can at the beginning of the year.  But, my cash reserves got rather depleted when both my 24-year-old furnace and my 8-year-old laptop gave up the ghost and needed to be replaced in December, and then we went into shutdown mode, so I'm going to have to hold off on investing until I know I'm going to get paid again.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5896 on: January 10, 2019, 03:52:44 PM »
On the subject of blisters... Moleskin would definitely be best if you already have a blister, but if you happen to notice a "hot spot," meaning a tender, possibly red area that's not a blister yet but feels like it will become one, leukotape works wonders. It's very adherent, very flexible tape that you put right over the area. Leukotape is hard to remove, so make sure you put it where you want it and don't need to remove it for at least several days! I've worn it for a week-long backpacking trip followed by several showers before it finally started peeling off. But it kept me from getting blisters, and I didn't have to waste time every day tending to my feet. It's also good for days when you know you'll be doing a lot of walking in questionable shoes. And once you know where you tend to get blisters, you can put it on before heading out on a hike or a long day of walking.

Regarding infections... I've never had an infected blister. I can see that potentially being an issue for a diabetic, though.

https://www.amazon.com/BSN-Medical-BEI076168-Leukotape-Sports/dp/B000E59HXC/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1547160346&sr=1-2&keywords=leukotape

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5897 on: January 11, 2019, 08:33:19 AM »
No biking. I need to walk partly on a forest path with a lot of snow. The rest of the route is icy.
I have had blisters before, without ever getting hospitalized. I will try to score some sports tape at work. Maybe it is even in my closet in the dressing room. I will shower tonight and wash my feet and the blister carefully.

Look for some "moleskin tape" at your local pharmacy. I carry it on big hikes. It covers the blister and absorbs the friction.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5898 on: January 11, 2019, 09:16:25 AM »
On the subject of blisters... Moleskin would definitely be best if you already have a blister, but if you happen to notice a "hot spot," meaning a tender, possibly red area that's not a blister yet but feels like it will become one, leukotape works wonders. It's very adherent, very flexible tape that you put right over the area. Leukotape is hard to remove, so make sure you put it where you want it and don't need to remove it for at least several days! I've worn it for a week-long backpacking trip followed by several showers before it finally started peeling off. But it kept me from getting blisters, and I didn't have to waste time every day tending to my feet. It's also good for days when you know you'll be doing a lot of walking in questionable shoes. And once you know where you tend to get blisters, you can put it on before heading out on a hike or a long day of walking.

Regarding infections... I've never had an infected blister. I can see that potentially being an issue for a diabetic, though.

https://www.amazon.com/BSN-Medical-BEI076168-Leukotape-Sports/dp/B000E59HXC/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1547160346&sr=1-2&keywords=leukotape

Good point. Slow healing foot sores are actually a common sign you may have insulin resistance and blood sugar problems. It's one of those 'definitely tell your doc' type symptoms.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #5899 on: January 11, 2019, 02:11:55 PM »
Also my new bond fund has an expense fee of 0.25%, I am in a 90/10 asset allocation so it isn't a lot of money and it is the lowest fee on a bond but I don't love it.  The stock fees are all 0.0_%, much more to my liking.
So do bonds in your IRA at Vanguard instead, and be 100% stock for the 401k. Asset allocation is across your whole portfolio, not per account.