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#1051 berry1014  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 11, 2019 - 6:38 am

I have only ever shopped with another person one time.  You are going to love going solo.

 

Usually its me and my hubby plus a few other family/friends and we always had a good time. We did a divide and conquer to get thought the stores faster. Other family and friends either have to work or will be out of town and hubby doesn't know if he has to work BF this year yet. I will be prepared either way :lolrun:


Edited by berry1014, Sep 11, 2019 - 10:35 am.


#1052 jesusluvu  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 12, 2019 - 11:57 am

Just found out last night that for the 1st time ever I may going shopping on BF alone. This should be interesting LOL

I kind of like the solo approach now as well. I can get in, out and on to the next store much quicker. It can get lonely at times especially in long lines but once the doors open it is all on you. 



#1053 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 12, 2019 - 3:11 pm

It can get lonely at times especially in long lines but once the doors open it is all on you. 

 

I have never had a problem bonding with the people in line around me.  When I used to do Staples first every year, I actually remembered people from the previous years.  It was kind of cool.  Some of them worked where I work and we reminisce from time to time.  No one waits in lines anymore.



#1054 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 13, 2019 - 3:54 am

My wife and I go every year together and have since we’ve been together. Not sure how much we will be out shopping this year but time will tell.

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Posted Sep 13, 2019 - 5:52 am

"BF....are we there yet???"  :gdcar:

 

Check-in for September! 


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Posted Sep 13, 2019 - 7:19 am

I have never had a problem bonding with the people in line around me.  When I used to do Staples first every year, I actually remembered people from the previous years.  It was kind of cool.  Some of them worked where I work and we reminisce from time to time.  No one waits in lines anymore.

Ya, back in "the day" one of the best parts of BF was hanging out with the people in line with you at 3:00 in the morning. :)



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Posted Sep 13, 2019 - 11:35 am

Ya, back in "the day" one of the best parts of BF was hanging out with the people in line with you at 3:00 in the morning. :)

 

I SO agree - I miss that - but now I can come on here and read everyone's brags on what they got online and can now go to sleep. ;)


“The more I know about people, the more I love my dog.” ~ Mark Twain.


#1058 berry1014  OFFLINE  

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Posted Sep 13, 2019 - 1:27 pm

Ya, back in "the day" one of the best parts of BF was hanging out with the people in line with you at 3:00 in the morning. :)

 

Absolutely ... We would all be standing outside shivering together LOL 



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Posted Sep 15, 2019 - 5:22 pm

I think we had a TV die on us.  It has no power where it is located, but other items do have power.  I'll move it and double check, but I may be looking at TVs this year.



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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 2:55 pm

So earlier this month my husband broke it to me that he’s been dreaming of retiring early (so 11 years from now instead of 21 years as we had originally hoped/planned), sell the house and buy an RV and travel North America for 10-15 years. It came as a bit of a shock but after a lot of thought, many discussions, a ton of research and then doing some RV shopping so I could get a better feel for what he envisioned, I’m actually seriously considering this crazy idea. Nothing is written in stone (a lot could happen in 11 years that would impact this Dream of his) but it’s been a very interesting and enlightening journey down this rabbit hole so far.

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Posted Sep 17, 2019 - 6:40 pm

Do keep an open mind. My parents had a similar retirement plan, to be enacted at 62.

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Mom died on her 50th birthday.
Daddy died when he was 57.

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Posted Sep 18, 2019 - 12:19 pm

So earlier this month my husband broke it to me that he’s been dreaming of retiring early (so 11 years from now instead of 21 years as we had originally hoped/planned), sell the house and buy an RV and travel North America for 10-15 years. It came as a bit of a shock but after a lot of thought, many discussions, a ton of research and then doing some RV shopping so I could get a better feel for what he envisioned, I’m actually seriously considering this crazy idea. Nothing is written in stone (a lot could happen in 11 years that would impact this Dream of his) but it’s been a very interesting and enlightening journey down this rabbit hole so far.

That sounds good. I am so far from retirement, but I am dreaming. 



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Posted Sep 18, 2019 - 5:03 pm

That sounds good. I am so far from retirement, but I am dreaming. 

 

956 days ;-)



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Posted Yesterday, 7:51 am

The way things are going I will get to retire about 4-5 years after I'm gone.


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Posted Yesterday, 11:11 am

I think we had a TV die on us.  It has no power where it is located, but other items do have power.  I'll move it and double check, but I may be looking at TVs this year.

I always look at the TVs on BF because they have some really awesome deals but, just like the Kohl's throws, I have to keep telling my self I don't need them!



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Posted Yesterday, 4:21 pm

The way things are going I will get to retire about 4-5 years after I'm gone.


I know how you feel....

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Posted Yesterday, 5:49 pm

I always look at the TVs on BF because they have some really awesome deals but, just like the Kohl's throws, I have to keep telling my self I don't need them!

I do too, but I usually can't justify one.  Unless I put one on a kitchen cabinet or above my washing machine, I'm out of places!



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Posted Today, 10:43 am

The way things are going I will get to retire about 4-5 years after I'm gone.

PREACH!!!!!



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Posted Today, 4:43 pm

The way things are going I will get to retire about 4-5 years after I'm gone.


Yeah, I’m not sure where my husband came up with his retirement figures/projections but I’m doubtful that they are based on reality. I fully anticipate that at his goal age we would both need to keep working so I’ve been looking into jobs that can be done remotely. That way we could still enjoy the RV/travel dream without emptying out our bank accounts.

At this point I’m just trying to be open to the idea and to make lifestyle changes that might help make it happen. I’ve started to tackle a little decluttering here and there. My spending has certainly decreased now that I realize just how much downsizing I’m going to have to do. I keep thinking, why bother wasting the money on a purchase if I’m just going to have to get rid of it a decade from now it definitely makes for more deliberate and thought out purchases. It’s a big mental shift that’s for sure.




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