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Apr 23rd 2015, 1:40 pm
Replies: 1,648
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Posted By Bink

Re: Home and garden projects

Your list sounds a lot like mine!

We do actually use the fire pit a decent amount, even into summer.

Laundry room sink and worktop is on the drawing board as is outdoor kitchen. I haven't...
Apr 7th 2015, 2:33 pm
Replies: 1,018
Views: 1,195,911
Posted By Bink

Re: Traveling cheaply and well using miles and points

Chase Marriott are offering a 70,000 point sign up bonus at present (after $2k spend):

https://creditcards.chase.com/a1/marriottpremier/elitehppermv2/
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2015, 9:52 pm
Replies: 25,962
Views: 1,572,370
Posted By Bink

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Funnily enough, I did sleep terribly but Mrs Bink slept well and woke up happy and refreshed so that was enough to make me happy.

I bought one of the fitbits that tracks sleep. Was surprised at...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2015, 3:04 pm
Replies: 25,962
Views: 1,572,370
Posted By Bink

Re: What made you smile today? Part III

Mini mini Bink (7 mo) slept ALL night!!!!
Very happy Mr & Mrs Bink this morning! :thumbsup:
Feb 26th 2015, 1:31 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 14,015
Posted By Bink

Re: Diet and exercise - a group discussion?

We buy frozen Edamame from Kroger - $1.99 - and steam it in the microwave for 5 mins and then dry fry it in the pan with a pinch of salt for a minute or two. Delicious and mini-Bink (3 y.o boy) goes...
Feb 26th 2015, 12:27 am
Replies: 130
Views: 14,015
Posted By Bink

Re: Diet and exercise - a group discussion?

I've found the same. I don't think there's anyway you can hit 10,000 steps at a desk job on an average day unless you go out of your way to hit it.
Feb 25th 2015, 1:44 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 14,015
Posted By Bink

Re: Diet and exercise - a group discussion?

I ended up getting one at Christmas. It's not perfect (focuses on step based activities) but what it did do for me was make me think about how much water I'd drink, how (generally) active (or...
Feb 24th 2015, 1:13 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,482
Posted By Bink

Feb 23rd 2015, 9:47 pm
Feb 23rd 2015, 9:45 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 5,482
Posted By Bink

Re: car with 3 proper seats in the back

You could get a Tahoe/Yukon/escaladeor a traverse/enclave/Acadia with a second row bench seat or the Expedition as the Weeze's have mentioned.

We have an Acadia which an adult could sit in the...
Feb 19th 2015, 3:53 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Bink

Re: 1099 question

My understanding (and I could be wrong) is that it's income as soon as it's invoiced. Presume your wife invoices the conduit?
So if the invoice for it was generated last year it's 2014 income.
Feb 19th 2015, 3:15 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,621
Posted By Bink

Re: Bi-Weekly pay

You and me both. I end up floating money in and out from my savings when that happens. I should just keep a bit more in my main account (but then I may just spend it...!)

I'm on semi-monthly right...
Feb 18th 2015, 3:10 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 9,808
Posted By Bink

Re: Moving to Houston, Texas

8227 Summer Reef Dr, Houston, TX 77095 - HAR.com (http://search.har.com/engine/8227-Summer-Reef-Dr-Houston-TX-77095_HAR28665549.htm)
This is in Cypress but gives you an idea of a decent school area...
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2015, 12:44 am
Replies: 9
Views: 938
Posted By Bink

Re: Estimated tax for 2015

That's how it is here. You tell them how much to withhold and its your responsibility if its wrong. I started off overpaying substantially and am slowly normalizing it closer to breaking even. Even...
Feb 12th 2015, 12:30 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,797
Posted By Bink

Re: Oh no Valentines.....

We don't normally do much. I normally try and cook something special for the wife.
This year we're off to San Antonio for a long weekend with the kids. Looking forward to it.
Feb 11th 2015, 7:43 pm
Replies: 130
Views: 14,015
Posted By Bink

Re: Diet and exercise - a group discussion?

I prefer to run on grass or asphalt. I'm not mad about running on crushed granite or any kind of gravely path.

And don't worry about speed - it's the getting round that matters. :thumbup:
Feb 11th 2015, 11:52 am
Replies: 36
Views: 9,808
Posted By Bink

Re: Moving to Houston, Texas

Welcome! :wave:
I'll just reiterate what others have said; $70k isn't a massive amount but it is doable in the suburbs. Upfront costs can definitely be high, I was cash poor with all the deposits...
Jan 29th 2015, 1:24 am
Replies: 130
Views: 14,015
Posted By Bink

Re: Diet and exercise - a group discussion?

I put weight on with successive knee then hamstring injuries. The wife convinced me to use SparkPeople which I hated but have since moved on to Fitbit and that's worked better for me. The main...
Forum: USA
Jan 26th 2015, 12:33 am
Replies: 463
Views: 46,758
Posted By Bink

Re: How is your life in the US better than the UK?

Are you implying Sally is actually Geraldo Riveria?! ;)
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2015, 1:41 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,792
Posted By Bink

Re: Any British Expats here in the Houston area? Have you found it hard to make frien

They're everywhere...

The one in the outlet mall at Fairfield is in the middle on one of the outer sides of the central block by the covered food area.
Forum: USA
Jan 7th 2015, 1:18 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,792
Posted By Bink

Re: Any British Expats here in the Houston area? Have you found it hard to make frien

:wave: Yep, daily 290 user here! It's not so bad for me to be honest. I leave my house at 5:15 and I leave the office by 3:30 most days so it's only 20 mins in and 30-35 minutes home (Cypress to...
Forum: USA
Jan 5th 2015, 12:44 pm
Replies: 4,459
Views: 313,931
Posted By Bink

Re: Price of gas update...

That's a frequent occurrence near me too. There's a Shell and a Chevron that are always at least $0.30 higher than the rest. The wierd thing about the Shell is that it's on Hwy6 about 1/2 mile from...
Forum: The Lounge
Dec 30th 2014, 9:50 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 21,066
Posted By Bink

Re: What do you look like?

Leiden (visiting sister) in April.
Dec 30th 2014, 12:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By Bink

Re: Vote for Sam Dog!

Your rallying seems to be paying off so far Weeze! :)
Forum: USA
Dec 27th 2014, 1:55 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,792
Posted By Bink

Re: Any British Expats here in the Houston area? Have you found it hard to make frien

I made friends through playing soccer, work and I already knew people here when I moved here.
Groups are great. We've moved to a new area (my wife's from Houston) and like Weeze, she had great luck...
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