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Oct 2nd 2018, 1:29 am
Replies: 53
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Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Health Insurance choices 2019

Still plodding along with reasonable health so I'll be sticking with my $80 / month $500 deductible Medi share group (Christian Healthcare Ministries).

BCBS of Michigan seemed to think $870 /...
Jul 22nd 2018, 3:06 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 3,999
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Buying new Ride on Mower. Most reliable?

Which ever brand you choose buy from a dealer and not big box stores. Models made for the big box two are a different quality (hence the lower pricing) than models carried by dealers.

For a zero...
Jul 22nd 2018, 12:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Chicago Plans!

We stayed at the Best Western O"Hare North/Elk Grove Village for a night before we flew to the UK and got 14 days parking for free. The weather turned bad on our homeward journey so we stayed again...
May 16th 2018, 9:17 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,845
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: The American Way of Doing Things - Lawnmowers

The only lawn we have here that needs mowing is the 1/2 acre enclosed garden and our smallish front lawn. The rest of the acreage is taken care of by livestock, we started leasing our extra land to...
May 5th 2018, 12:07 am
Replies: 62
Views: 3,912
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Trucks... Who has what?

So far I've owned a Chevvy Silverado Z71 which was great until gas went up to $5/ gallon in Alaska then it had to go. Also had a Chevvy Suburban, same frame as the truck but 8 seats and no truck bed,...
Apr 26th 2018, 2:17 am
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: It’s the small things

I just had an identical experience, it really doesn't feel like home there anymore, so much change and most of it for the worse.
Driving is a nightmare, average speed over 100 miles on the M1 was...
Apr 19th 2018, 3:14 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 9,837
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Anyone used Norwegian Air?

Just had a reply from Norwegian to my review .... on the fact they forgot to put milk on board for coffee or tea they said "sometimes we forget the small things" Also apparently a dry roll with even...
Apr 17th 2018, 3:27 pm
Replies: 84
Views: 5,294
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Enjoying the winter storms?

Came home Sunday from 60F and sunny in dear old blighty to 30+ inches of snow. We've had more snow now than all of January and February combined and now I owe the plow guy for 5 more passes.
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Apr 17th 2018, 3:21 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 9,837
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Anyone used Norwegian Air?

Also took 2 Ryan Air flights this holiday, both were on time, crew were young, upbeat and fun, short flights so no need for food or beverage service. What a difference when you have a crew...
Apr 16th 2018, 9:28 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 9,837
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Anyone used Norwegian Air?

Well we tried, turns out Norwegian aren't worth the low fares. After them rescheduling flights by 6 hours both ways they were late both ways. Cabin crew have the personality of a rock and they seem...
Forum: Meet-ups
Apr 16th 2018, 9:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Isle of Wight

Family are all from the Island, last time I got back there was 5 years ago and now we are down to just a couple of family members living in Cowes and Ryde while everyone else ended up in Yorkshire...
Feb 24th 2018, 3:17 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 9,837
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Anyone used Norwegian Air?

Norwegian have now changed our flights twice since booking, first was a 10 minute change on return flight but latest change is 6 hours difference, we were scheduled to fly out of ORD at 15:15 new...
Forum: USA
Dec 31st 2017, 2:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,828
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Car Insurance

Liberty Mutual are BMW preferred, their rates are much lower than our previous insurers for both DH Beemer and my Audi
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2014, 5:01 pm
Replies: 4,287
Views: 285,674
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Price of gas update...

But then when was the last time you got a 4x8 in the back of your Pious ? I use my vehicle for work which usually means I am moving lots of bulky materials around, in my case a dinky little hybrid...
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2014, 4:39 pm
Replies: 4,287
Views: 285,674
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Price of gas update...

I guess it all depends on ones budget, with a tank of gas still costing over $80 every trip we take has to be planned and budgeted.

Anyhoo, still no change here $3.08 locally
Forum: USA
Nov 11th 2014, 7:49 pm
Replies: 4,287
Views: 285,674
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Price of gas update...

$3.08 here, its rather nice being able to plan a Thanksgiving weekend getaway and know the price of fuel isn't going to cripple us
Forum: The Lounge
Nov 9th 2014, 4:21 pm
Replies: 1,902
Views: 74,774
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: 2014 Weather Thread

35F nasty slushy white stuff all over and grey ... in other words winter
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2014, 2:43 pm
Replies: 4,287
Views: 285,674
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Price of gas update...

You know it .. .could happen any day now :blink:
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2014, 2:29 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 6,459
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Time of year for new medical insurance rates?

Mine went up from $480 a month with no deductible (group plan) to $670/month with $2,000 deductible back in June so I dropped it like a hot rock. We make too much to benefit from the subsidies on...
Forum: USA
Nov 3rd 2014, 2:17 pm
Replies: 4,287
Views: 285,674
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Price of gas update...

$3.17 thursday morning then $3.21 by the afternoon, back down to $3.19 by Saturday and $3.09 today.

Keeping the big truck topped up just waiting for the inevitable to happen
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 31st 2014, 3:26 pm
Replies: 1,902
Views: 74,774
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: 2014 Weather Thread

Arghhhh it happened !!! 31f windy, snowy and power out for couple hours this morning. It must be winter
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 29th 2014, 6:06 pm
Replies: 1,902
Views: 74,774
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: 2014 Weather Thread

First sighting of s .. snow today :/
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 22nd 2014, 2:08 pm
Replies: 1,902
Views: 74,774
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: 2014 Weather Thread

Brrrrrrr ... 30F when I got up this morning, sun is shining on the frost out there
Forum: The Lounge
Oct 20th 2014, 2:25 pm
Replies: 1,902
Views: 74,774
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: 2014 Weather Thread

52F and overcast, generally feeling chilly we even had a frost on Saturday night.
Forum: USA
Oct 20th 2014, 2:23 pm
Replies: 4,287
Views: 285,674
Posted By Jan Alaska

Re: Price of gas update...

Down to $3.23 here
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