| O-T Lounge|| Top baby names so far in 2014: WHAT THE F IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? - poochie on 7/8/14 at 2:49 pm|
| Money Talk|| Family budget question re: groceries/food/consumables - poochie on 7/2/14 at 9:34 am|
What is a reasonable monthly budget for a family of 4 (baby & toddler) for food and groceries, dining out, and other non-good consumables?
We don't "dine out" much with two kids but we do pick up supper a few times a week. Also, we bring lunch to work as well.
I penciled in $500/month but wen...
| Outdoor Board|| Stainless Steel Boat Hinges Rusting - poochie on 6/30/14 at 3:00 pm|
So the hinges in my new boat appear to be rusting. What it looks like happened is that when the hinges were installed, the SS screws marred the plating of the hinges. Water stays in the flush mount hinge pockets and the areas where the plating has been scratched are starting to rush. I noticed it...
| O-T Lounge|| Used car pricing question regarding new tahoe model - poochie on 6/29/14 at 6:30 pm|
So I'm liking the '15 Tahoes. Right now you can get a new '14 for $35k-$40k new and $30k-$35k used.
Can I expect similar pricing next spring/summer on used 2015's or is the fact that there's a new model depressing the '14 market? Or maybe upper $30k's?
| Outdoor Board|| How to cut fiberglass console to install electronics? - poochie on 6/28/14 at 4:34 pm|
Need to install a few things into my boats console and want to be sure that I use the correct tool to prevent splintering and get a good cut. What tool should I use?...
| Outdoor Board|| What brand of marine hinges are these? - poochie on 6/27/14 at 9:51 am|
I have to replace some and need a match.
| Outdoor Board|| Let's talk redfishing - poochie on 6/26/14 at 9:28 pm|
I like fishing. I like catching redfish. But there's nothing more boring to me than spending hours on the water throwing cocahoes or dead shrimp under a cork and coming back with three fish. Unfortunately that is how my typical trip goes. I fish moving tides, I hit points and cuts. I throw spinners...
| Money Talk|| Let’s talk about beginner stock trading - poochie on 6/25/14 at 3:59 pm|
I’ve got a few $K that I’d like to use to open up a stock trading account but I don’t know where to start (other than creating an account). I’m not looking to make a ton of money (well, yes I am) but I’d like to at least stay in the green and grow it a little. What’s the best way to get started? ...
| Outdoor Board|| What’s a good DIY product for home pest control? - poochie on 6/23/14 at 9:07 am|
I’ve been using the kind they sell at Lowes that has the built in pump. It works well enough i guess but the pump always leaks so I have to clean up after I spray inside the house.
I’d like to get something that I can put in a small potato pump that won’t leak. Are there any products that I c...
| O-T Lounge|| Female logic problem: - poochie on 6/20/14 at 7:17 pm|
We have to get three vehicles to a wedding tonight. My wife's car, my mil's car, and my sil's car. (Sil still lives at home). We live 15 min from them out of the way to the reception.
How should we accomplish this:
A) mil and sil each drive their own car to church, we take our car to receptio...
| Money Talk|| Is trying to hit $0 refund or payment in April worth it? - poochie on 6/19/14 at 11:16 am|
So I recently asked to see my my w4 to help my wife fill hers out. I told the hr lady that I didn't mind getting money back in April (normally about $1000), just didn't want to have to pay. Yes, theoretically I'd rather hit $0 on the nose but how big of a deal is it really... Theoretically theoretic...
| Money Talk|| Auto insurance: what should I be paying/how can I reduce my bill? - poochie on 6/19/14 at 9:52 am|
So we live in La, have a 2006 ford car and a 2010 ford truck, clean records, have been with progressive for 10+ years and pay $171/month in car insurance premiums. 250/500/100 coverage, $500 comp/$1000 collision deductible.
Is our current premium in line with what we should be paying?
| O-T Lounge|| Who owns all the desert land out west? can it be used for recreation? - poochie on 6/18/14 at 2:47 pm|
I've always wondered this. Down here, all of the uninhabited land is swamp... But what about places like in the screen shot below from google earth. You can see the developed land but what about all the desert? Is that area owned or regulated? Or you can just go ride/off-road/hike/camp/vision quest...
| O-T Lounge|| What provider has the best iphone service plan (minimum data required)? - poochie on 6/16/14 at 7:01 am|
Looking for the most basic plan with minimum data. Only one line on the plan.
| Food and Drink Board|| Is there a vacuum packing machine that isn't total crap? - poochie on 6/15/14 at 6:51 pm|
I prefer to vacuum packing fish to freeze but the food saver I bought is crap.
Is there another brand that doesn't suck (consumer grade)?...
| Soccer Board|| Why isn't there a stickied World Cup tracker thread? - poochie on 6/13/14 at 10:33 pm|
C'mon soccer board. ...
| Money Talk|| Thoughts (financially) on this plan to revise my vehicle situation - poochie on 6/13/14 at 9:05 am|
Own wife’s car outright, value $3,000-$5,000
No mechanical issues, ok condition, small for our growing family.
Owe $4,000 on my truck, value $24,000-26,000.
No mechanical issues, good/great condition, currently use it 95%+ of the time instead of the car as fa...
| Tech Board|| What should I get: roku3 or Apple TV? - poochie on 6/9/14 at 3:16 pm|
Plan to use it for Netflix, hbogo, and watchespn.
What other apps or channels should I look into?...
| Outdoor Board|| Thinking of selling my f150 for an old f250 w/ a 7.3 powerstroke: thoughts... - poochie on 6/3/14 at 10:55 pm|
So growing up I always wanted an f250. Finally bought a new super duty when I graduated in '03. Loved it!
Took a job in '10 that paid a truck allowance but required a newer truck. Sold my baby for a decked out f150, quit that job 6 months later and instantly regretted selling my powerstroke. I'v...
| O-T Lounge|| Full size SUV review request - Nissan Armada - poochie on 6/3/14 at 11:11 am|
Looking for a used full size SUV in the near future. (2010 or newer)
Any reviews on the Nissan armada? I like how the look and have had good second hand experience with nissans.
Would look at expeditions and sequoias as well.
Not a fan of the Tahoe back seats that don't fold flat. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| Has any restaurant been as dominant as Am Mart ~2000-2002 - poochie on 6/1/14 at 9:54 am|
When the Iranians were running it?...
| Outdoor Board|| Snapper fishing Sunday or regionals? - poochie on 5/30/14 at 8:33 am|
Just got an invite to go snapper fishing on Sunday. I've already committed to regional tickets.
What should I do? (Heavy fishing lean)...
| O-T Lounge|| Why is getting a cool car in your 40's considered "mid life crisis"? - poochie on 5/28/14 at 5:49 pm|
I'm not talking about getting hair plugs and a miata but like a legit sports car or a jeep.
For me, I've always wanted a jeep and never had the money to get one. Now that I've got two in diapers it'll be 5-10 years til I can get one putting me at that mid life crisis point. But it's something i ...
| O-T Lounge|| Fun things to do with the kids tomorrow? - poochie on 5/25/14 at 7:55 pm|
Was thinking about going to New Orleans to hit the zoo or aquarium but it's probably going to be packed. Other thought was hitting the Thibodaux children's museum with all my kids and nephews then back home for bbq, slip-n-slide, and sprinkler run throughs.
Any other suggestions for somewhere in...
| O-T Lounge|| Chicks' thoughts at the beach... ? - poochie on 5/23/14 at 1:45 pm|
Do chicks at the beach think equivalent thoughts of dudes at the beach when we see chicks in bikinis. I mean, do they think "I like him to put the dick to me..."
Note: no chicks are thinking this of me with my gilligan hat and painted nose. ...
| Outdoor Board|| How safe is it to keep a boat docked on bayou petit caillou? - poochie on 5/21/14 at 10:47 am|
Our camp isn't on the water but we have access to a dock at a camp on the water within walking distance. The we know the folks that own the camp and they never use it. We'll lock up our hatches and the only thing "stealable" would be the GPS which we could take off.
Other than jackasses making a...
| O-T Lounge|| Two days before 10 days off. Zero productivity... - poochie on 5/15/14 at 9:11 am|
I know I've got things to do... But I don't have the want. ...
| Outdoor Board|| Navonics/other chip for lower Terrebonne - poochie on 5/10/14 at 6:03 pm|
I found an older thread talking about the navonics platinum+ and it looks awesome. It's about $350 and covers the whole gulf coast. Is there any chip with similar detail and bottom contours that covers a smaller area?...
| Food and Drink Board|| Freezing bbq for a trip to the beach - poochie on 5/9/14 at 9:47 am|
So I'm going to the beach in a few weeks and we're trying to plan our menu. I'm going to smoke a butt, pull it, and freeze it this weekend. I was also thinking about maybe smoking a few racks of ribs or a brisket. Do those keep well in a freezer (for just a week or two)? If so, what's the method. Un...
| O-T Lounge|| Best (cheapest) way to get my windshield replaced? - poochie on 5/8/14 at 6:39 pm|
Multiple long cracks. Is it better I go through insurance? Just pay out of pocket? Other?