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  1. DrQ

    Kobe Bryant

    OMG! So sad.
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    Difficult Relationship with Adult Daughter

    I'm in IT Security and this is called social engineering. NEVER give your password!
  3. DrQ

    Do you rewash all the kitchen items, what about the coffee pot or kettle?

    Oh the duality of Man (or Woman) :LOL:
  4. DrQ

    Do you rewash all the kitchen items, what about the coffee pot or kettle?

    DW does check silverware and plates before she uses them, but not just to rewash them wholesale.
  5. DrQ

    Need a New Furnace --- Recommendations Really Needed

    Before you replace the furnace, you need to get a really GOOD HVAC company to look at it. They should place a probe in the combustion chamber to measure if the output is at the rated BTUs. They should look at the temperatures throughout the ductwork to see if the distribution is correct. Do a...
  6. DrQ

    Do you rewash all the kitchen items, what about the coffee pot or kettle?

    If you eat in restaurants, I take it you probably have not worked in the food industry. ;) Then again, maybe you have.:devilish:
  7. DrQ

    Winter on the prairies

    Wouldn't that -40° Fahrenheit? :devilish: Thanks for the picture.
  8. DrQ

    Rescinding HICV after a couple of months

    Once you get your IHG account established with HICV, if you pay your mortgage with the card, you should get IHG points for the payment. Depending on your financial situation, you might look at the trade-off of taking the 3%-4% transfer fee to a 0% credit card for 12 to 18 months based on the...
  9. DrQ

    It's Official: I'm Retiring!

    Yeah, your talking to a guy with a 2U dual 8 core processor computer in his sunroom :geek:
  10. DrQ

    It's Official: I'm Retiring!

    Congrats! Hope you enjoy your retirement. Maybe a good time to get out of IT.
  11. DrQ

    Have any of you bought a Single Premium Life Insurance policy?

    The devil in the details with annuities are back end fees. Being up in age, we eat many free dinners from annuity pushers.
  12. DrQ

    Super Bowl Pot Luck

    I would try it, be bold, go for it! Recipe, recipe. Enquiring minds want to know.
  13. DrQ

    Vacatia Management ?

    From Wiki: In November 2015, Vacatia publicly launched its vacation rental marketplace for resort residences with search results and instant booking... for "hospitality, timeshare and premier independent resorts...that until now, access to these resort-condominium complexes was available...
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    Vacatia Management ?

    What other resorts do they manage?
  15. DrQ

    Do timeshare owners have the right to see a management contract

    I would think that their costs would need to be disclosed in the financial statements. Keep a sharp eye on the reserves.
  16. DrQ

    Difficult Relationship with Adult Daughter

    Just a thought, but copacetic is usually a superlative and perhaps that's why she took offense. I ran into a similar incident many years ago when a coworker informed me of the real meaning of "schmuck". You stated that you had a difficult relationship with her, perhaps a better word may have...
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    Difficult Relationship with Adult Daughter

    Maybe that is the key? Maybe take it one day at a time, it looks as if she might. We have a child that is quick to flash, but it passes. They don't hold grudges and neither do we (and I'm a BIG grudge holder). Just a thought from an anonymous internet denizen.
  18. DrQ

    Super Bowl pick?

    Chips and guacamole, add in some salsa.
  19. DrQ

    Tax refund: Do I qualify for an earned income tax credit?

    Buy the right 'Lectric car. We bought a Bolt EV and got a $3,750 credit. That's like real money.
  20. DrQ

    Tax refund: Do I qualify for an earned income tax credit?

    I remember getting that when we were young, I was in school, DW was working (at the university, so I had staff parking stickers) and getting government cheese and butter (which was REALLY good!). In our case it really was a hand up.
  21. DrQ

    Have any of you bought a Single Premium Life Insurance policy?

    I'm assuming that your health will not allow you to purchase long term care insurance. I would talk to an estate planner and possibly a lawyer to see if your idea holds muster.
  22. DrQ

    Gulf coast timeshare question

    June 13 is a little early. Here in DFW, that would be when summer break starts. We like week 20 because the weather is nice and there are no crowds. The other factors are ... location, location and location ;)
  23. DrQ

    Stressful week, icing our car got hit, surprised how I reacted

    In most cases that is true ... BUT You usually have to collect from the person who hits you. It is then up to them to recover from the person who hits them. Add in the tourist was probably driving a rental car. If you have good insurance, let them sort this mess out. ETA: My guess is that you...
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    Stressful week, icing our car got hit, surprised how I reacted

    I'm sorry for your misfortune, but I think you got the better end of the incident. The guy in the middle got a double whammy when he got hit (whiplash) and then a forward collision when he hit you. You might find out there is a sacrificial internal part of the bumper which will have to be...
  25. DrQ

    Holiday Inn Club claims win over "Exit company"

    It's interesting to read the opposition's press release: Orange Lake Takes Back Nearly 1,300 Timeshares from Frustrated Owners In Landmark Settlement with Timeshare Exit Team
  26. DrQ

    Tell me about your local foods......

    When I was a kid in Chicagoland ... Smelt frys.
  27. DrQ

    Tell me about your local foods......

    I've had them in Galveston and NOLA.
  28. DrQ

    Tell me about your local foods......

    We don't have one down here, but we have Rosati's which is is pretty good when you have been jonesing for true Chicago Deep Dish for 10 years. I remember Giordano's crust being lighter, but I could just be romanticizing it.:love: We have not been to one outside of Chicagoland.
  29. DrQ

    Have any of you bought a Single Premium Life Insurance policy?

    It depends, what do you want to achieve with this purchase? Have you consulted a financial adviser? As pointed out, buying insurance at you age is very expensive. Can that money be put into another instrument with a better payout?
  30. DrQ

    Do you prefer round pizzas to be pie cut or square cut?

    That's why you "fold" a NY style pie slice.
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