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Offline MH

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« Reply #630 on: February 17, 2019, 10:14:05 pm »
I think it's good.  Almost everyone has some one that they consider family.
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« Reply #631 on: February 17, 2019, 10:34:21 pm »
I think it's good.  Almost everyone has some one that they consider family.

Indeed, and I use this day to sip a glass of wine and reflect back on my family member's who are dearly departed, and the fun we had together.
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« Reply #632 on: February 21, 2019, 03:39:55 am »
“Family Day” is such a stupid idea for a holiday...   as if not having a family makes one less worthy somehow...

I am completely separated from my blood relatives, but it's still nice to have a day off in February.   If "Family Day" doesn't appeal, you could imagine it as Indigenous People Day, or Siha-Siha Muckachuck as I like to call it, and reflect on our kinship with the land and its original inhabitants.

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« Reply #633 on: February 21, 2019, 03:40:51 am »
I am learning new skills! I am taking on new responsibilities!  My brilliance has been noted and rewarded with more work!

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« Reply #634 on: February 21, 2019, 10:02:31 am »
I am completely separated from my blood relatives, but it's still nice to have a day off in February.   

You are welcome to join me and my family next time you are in Toronto :)
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« Reply #635 on: February 21, 2019, 03:56:29 pm »
I am learning new skills! I am taking on new responsibilities!  My brilliance has been noted and rewarded with more work!

What about compensation?

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« Reply #636 on: February 22, 2019, 09:41:10 am »
What about compensation?

Not immediately, but as I just had a pay raise last month I don't mind. I see it as a chance to prove I'm worth the extra cash they've given me.  It's also a chance to expand my horizons and be more than just a shuffler of papers and herder of minions.

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« Reply #637 on: February 28, 2019, 05:59:46 am »
Ok so now we are house shopping.  My first house will cost more than anything anyone in my family has bought.  Actually my parents and two of my three siblings own MULTIPLE homes and none of these individuals paid for the sum of their properties what this one house will cost.

Our ceiling is $900K, more if there is an apartment to rent inside.  This will give us a $4K mortgage but more importantly: stability in terms of price and location. 

"You may ask yourself... well.... how did I get here ?"

My relationship with real estate is a giant weight on my shoulder.  My dad always got screwed and bought and sold in stupid times to do so.  I always feared I would get caught in that, and ... well yeah it's happening. 

Zen.  Breathe.

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« Reply #638 on: February 28, 2019, 06:35:43 am »
I feel badly for the youngsters these days. It's not fair. I bought my first house for $70k in 1995 with a $5k down payment and a $236/2 week mortgage.
Of course, those are Winnipeg prices. The same house would sell today for just over $200k, which some youngsters still might be able to manage, especially with today's interest rates.

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« Reply #639 on: February 28, 2019, 06:59:14 am »
My relationship with real estate is a giant weight on my shoulder.  My dad always got screwed and bought and sold in stupid times to do so.  I always feared I would get caught in that, and ... well yeah it's happening. 

Zen.  Breathe.

I can somewhat speak to VanCity rental costs, but I certainly can't speak to Toronto rental costs - are you sure? Given the projected absence of equity gain in housing for both cities, are you sure you can't find a (better/preferred) rental option to meet the needs of an extended family? Only asking in terms of wondering, generally, just how long you envision working; as in wanting to versus needing to?

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« Reply #640 on: February 28, 2019, 09:00:45 am »
I can somewhat speak to VanCity rental costs, but I certainly can't speak to Toronto rental costs - are you sure? Given the projected absence of equity gain in housing for both cities, are you sure you can't find a (better/preferred) rental option to meet the needs of an extended family? Only asking in terms of wondering, generally, just how long you envision working; as in wanting to versus needing to?

Speaking of personal stuff, knock it off with the annoying Private Messages, Waldo.  Grow up.
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« Reply #641 on: February 28, 2019, 10:30:25 am »
I paid off the house last year...    no mortgage payment does the pocket book wonders!

I went out and bought a $250 bottle of scotch as a prize for doing so!
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« Reply #642 on: February 28, 2019, 10:37:13 am »


I went out and bought a $250 bottle of scotch as a prize for doing so!

Blue Label?  ;)
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« Reply #643 on: February 28, 2019, 11:24:09 am »
I paid off the house last year...    no mortgage payment does the pocket book wonders!

I went out and bought a $250 bottle of scotch as a prize for doing so!

Crickey!, I was just thinking about making a brunch, now I'm thinking about taking a spin over to "the store" and brunch will consist of "Scotch eggs".

PS-don't ever buy a brand called Smokehead.

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« Reply #644 on: February 28, 2019, 12:03:16 pm »
Blue Label?  ;)

No...  I think it was a Glenmorangie...   Blue Label is tasty too though!  But it's over $300 here in BC!!

Crickey!, I was just thinking about making a brunch, now I'm thinking about taking a spin over to "the store" and brunch will consist of "Scotch eggs".

PS-don't ever buy a brand called Smokehead.

I don't mind Smokehead...  I had a "peaty phase" I went through for a while...    their slogan is "definitely not for everyone"...   so I can't really blame you for not liking it!   ;D

Have a dram for me!!  I suggest Aberlour Abunadh...  un-peated, aged in sherry casks...  it's brilliant!