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by Carl Spackler
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1623
Views: 138851

Re: Random Thoughts Again

If you can get a 3.5% fixed for 15 or a little more I'd jump on it. We were fortunate to hit to a low point in interest rates after we thought we hit it two years prior. So we did it again, rolled in the college loan that was an 8% and kept the 15-year time frame. We lost two or three years on the p...
by Carl Spackler
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1623
Views: 138851

Re: Random Thoughts Again

We ended up refi'ing our mortgage to economize the college loan (we didn't get any freebies either and I was out of work, headed for disability, they are all heart) BUT, we were able to grab a 2.5% fixed rate 15 year loan at the time which we now have nearly paid down by 45% of the principle. If all...
by Carl Spackler
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Locker Room
Topic: Wrestling
Replies: 27
Views: 11613

Re: Wrestling

David Taylor wins world championship match over #1 seed, 12-2 tech fall. He is a hulk now, wrestling at 79Kg? So much more muscular than as a Nittany Lion. His boyish looks are gone, he is a man. He is a force. There was never a question in his five matches on the way to the championship. The USA wo...
by Carl Spackler
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1623
Views: 138851

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Shore, 1st a belated best wishes on the job deal 2nd, I agree with dad, once you have gotten to the in-person part its a shoe-in unless you step on the proverbial protrusion. I'm sure you did great, more importantly, is it the place for you now that you got to see it up close and personal, the "...
by Carl Spackler
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1623
Views: 138851

Re: Random Thoughts Again

LioninVa wrote:I’m trying to decide if this is a good thing... I was walking back into work and one of the Army instructors was coming out. He said, “Dude, From a distance, you look like Jeff Bridges.”

I'd put that one in my pocket Lion and whistle all the way home.
by Carl Spackler
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 4835

Re: Florence

Tagging onto dad, I remember the hurricanes back in the 60's but more recent generations think the hyperbole of the "news" telling them the sky is falling is accurate. It isn't. Everything cycles, warmer, cooler the come and they go. Those are weather cycles. I do remember hearing about so...
by Carl Spackler
Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Locker Room
Topic: Kent State Pregame
Replies: 26
Views: 3385

Re: Kent State Pregame

I suspect we will see a highly motivated team come late Sept. KSU is not a motivating team, it's a check mark on the schedule. I'd like to read the comments prior to the OSU game in 2016, probably far worse than these. OSU is filled with the best talent in the Big 10 overall. The team will be ready ...
by Carl Spackler
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Locker Room
Topic: Other College Football Games
Replies: 257
Views: 43139

Re: Other College Football Games

Good points Walt.

It TCU had a decent defense the Big 10 would be an afterthought in the college sports media world at this point. :?
by Carl Spackler
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Florence
Replies: 38
Views: 4835

Re: Florence

I must interject at this junction of the scientific discussion. It is entirely my fault. We put our car in the garage recently and had the spark plugs changed, they were worn. New ignition wires were installed as were air cleaners and transmission oil and filter. All these changes improved the carbo...
by Carl Spackler
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Locker Room
Topic: Pitt pre-game thread
Replies: 99
Views: 9286

Re: Pitt pre-game thread

App State is playing with the same number of scholarship players as Penn State and they didn't suffer through sanctions while we are still out of balance in some areas and very young. I don't know why the networks don't want to let the nation know App State joined Div. 1 several years ago and is eve...