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by Havingfun1950
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Baylor, Auburn or ‘Bama?
Replies: 73
Views: 5251

Re: Baylor, Auburn or ‘Bama?

Cousin went to Baylor, brother went to Bama and I went to Auburn. I was thinking of the questions I would have when comparing the three. I would ask about on or near campus housing options and ideally tour at least one. Public transportation is not a strong point for these schools - I survived at Au...
by Havingfun1950
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How is living in Auburn, AL
Replies: 47
Views: 4843

Re: How is living in Auburn, AL

Compared to what? I really like college towns in the Deep South ! Have detailed experience with Auburn, Athens, that other town in Alabama, Durham, Tallahassee, Baton Rouge, Charlotte, Austin, Knoxville. Great traditions, people, and culture. Auburn is LCOL, maybe VLCOL. University community is welc...
by Havingfun1950
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to do the Boundary Waters?
Replies: 30
Views: 3000

Re: How to do the Boundary Waters?

Went in very late 80’s and had a fantastic time! Was with a scout group and learned a lot from our 18 yo guide about avoiding mosquitoes. Camp on windswept peninsulas with clear western view. The only night that we did not follow his advice was miserable. Do not be afraid to stop before 1500 when yo...
by Havingfun1950
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Question for gardeners - What is the best herbicide to get rid of Canada Thistle? An update
Replies: 38
Views: 2120

Re: Question for gardeners - What is the best herbicide to get rid of Canada Thistle?

Do not know “the best” but I have been satisfied with carefully aimed, spot application of Roundup. If the thistle is very close to a valued plant, I dig it up including as much root as possible. Either way, I treat twice a week and think that this frequency is important so that I get them while the...
by Havingfun1950
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car servicing long distance trip
Replies: 27
Views: 1854

Re: Car servicing long distance trip

Congratulations on raising a kid ready to leave home! I have sent 4 out into the world plus have my own experience. (1) is a car essential? (2) is a grandparent available to guide to local car maintenance? If y and n, target maintenance for when you know the car will return. Replace everything rubbe...
by Havingfun1950
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: northern Delaware versus southern NJ for retirement
Replies: 41
Views: 3574

Re: northern Delaware versus southern NJ for retirement

Wife and I kinda looking at Delaware as well. Anyone familiar with Newark, DE? I like the logistics of Amtrak, Philadelphia International, I-95, Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay, NYC & DC. We have family in Hershey, PA area, so appealing on the closeness too. We live in Florida now, both Pennsylv...
by Havingfun1950
Wed May 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: what to do about 1000s of dandelions/weeds?
Replies: 60
Views: 5158

Re: what to do about 1000s of dandelions/weeds?

Dandelions seem to prefer acidic soil. I have substantially reduced mine by mowing high, two inches or higher, spreading limestone multiple falls, and spot spraying 2,4 D. Thus I use substantially less herbicide than by broadcast application.
by Havingfun1950
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance policy
Replies: 140
Views: 6289

Re: Long term care insurance policy

DW and I bought LTC insurance at about your age and have had policies over 8 years. Premium increases have been about 4%, total. We intentionally avoided companies with large exposures to unlimited duration policies. The agent knew I was a cost sensitive customer and guided us to successfully apply ...