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JennyB1977

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About JennyB1977

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    VA - DC Area
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    Lover of life, lifter of weights, prepper of meals, drinker of wine, champagne, bourbon....
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  1. Not changing a thing. In a normal day I come in contact with a few hundred people at my office, a few hundred more at the gym (gross place), and tonight add another hundred or so at Happy Hour. Those places currently have no restrictions on where people have traveled to. I also joked with our CFO that my next week long cruise may turn into three weeks of paid sick time 🙂
  2. Yep and to the horror of the lady next to me at Royal Farms earlier this week, I pumped gas barefoot LOL (I had worn new heels all day and needed a rest) Like someone said earlier I like being barefoot. When I was a kid I'd run out of the house in the summer shoe-less and be gone all day. I only wear slippers or moccasins at home when my feet are cold.
  3. As a child they weren't up to me, but Sun Cruise Line's Stella Maris & Stella Solaris, 1980s through the Greek Islands. As an adult (sorta) I organized a Carnival cruise in Spring of 2000 with 4 of my sorority sisters for Spring Break. Most of us had done Cancun and Key West and wanted something different. 5 college girls in an inside stateroom. 😲 We had a blast and still laugh about our antics (there was a topless sun deck). Below are a couple of pictures from a recent text chain about that trip... I forgot sunscreen in Barbados and my friend still can't tan: There were mannequins placed in lots of places around the ship. We wanted to make sure they were having fun too...
  4. I can only speak to drinks and excursions. They vary ship to ship and sailing to sailing. So, one week the drinks package for the 4 night Bahama cruise on Navigator could be $65 and the next $45. So, no there is no way to tell in advance. Good news is that if you book at $X and the price of the package drops you can cancel and rebook at the better price.
  5. Heya @Belle! @Jan_In_Maine & @winewanderer I'm worse off than y'all! Good job on the loss @melmar02! I'm up two lbs. 😞 Have to admit to frustration. But also that yesterday a rep from Philly came down with donuts, soft pretzels and tomato pie (think pizza without the cheese). I can avoid the donuts but had 1/2 a soft pretzel and had the tomato pie with my salad at lunch. Then I got home late and tired and had 1/2 a sleeve of ritz (about 15) with salsa con queso and a salad LOL 😞 I took measurements this morning and am hoping those will go down if the weight doesn't 🤷‍♀️
  6. @jenf22 @mjkacmom I don't have kiddos. The policy here at work states "Your children 14 days to 6 months: $250 Six Months & Older: $10,000 to the lesser of the Employee Life Amount or $10,000. Child age limit is 26 years old." I just asked co-worker with kids and he said it's less the $5/month for his kids/spouse. Doesn't specifically cover funerals it's one-time payout. I guess you could use it for whatever. If folks don't have the savings/credit to cover a $10,000 funeral then I think it's cost effective. However, I am not a CFP and did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night. That is simply my opinion. I'd rather take out Life Insurance than beg for $$ on the internet...
  7. What about Life Insurance? Do folks not carry that as a matter of routine? I make sure that my coverage is enough to payoff anything outstanding and about $20K for funeral costs. Currently my minimum payout is way more than I would need but that is just how it's set up (I can't choose less LOL)
  8. Knowing that Kim Wiegand is an attorney (as of 2018 she was a Deputy Prosecutor in St. Joseph County IN), I would assume she had the contract drawn up such that they wouldn't owe any fees. However, without seeing the agreement it's impossible to know.
  9. Keep in mind two different cases: 1) Criminal Defense attorney (Jose Perez) hired to defend Anello against the Negligent Homicide charge 2) The firm (Winkleman) hired to go after RCCL. That firm is Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. From their website "If you are struggling with the aftermath of a complicated offshore injury, death or accident, let us give you a free case evaluation to determine if you may be entitled to compensation for your medical care, pain, suffering and more. We work exclusively on a contingency fee basis. This means you never pay us a penny unless we make a successful recovery on your behalf." - https://www.lipcon.com/admiralty-maritime-lawyer/
  10. In June of 2018 we docked in Miami but my flight was out of FLL. We ordered an Uber when we got off the ship. It picked us up at 8:48AM and was $34.50 from POM to FLL. We arrived at FLL at 9:28AM (40 minutes). The ride from POM to MIA should only take 10-15 minutes. If everything goes okay you should make it. Even with my more risk taking approach (I have been known to fly in the day of embarkation) I would take the later flight and consider the 4 hours and $100 peace of mind. Keep in mind they close the boarding gate about 10 minutes prior to the departure time. So you'd have to be at the gate by 10:15am. Keep in mind time to check bags, get through security, etc.
  11. I don't need a week or more notice. If I did...why not just make her dinner (or take her out if you don't cook) and at the end of the meal give her a nice card with the boarding pass inside? Easy peasy and thoughtful.
  12. @hobokenbeachbum I think it's lovely that you'd like to do this for your daughter. I agree with the previous posters, if money is tight and you're out of work maybe it's time to have a conversation with your kiddo about priorities. Whether she is heading into college or the workforce, now is a great time to teach money management.
  13. Wouldn't the cruise line have put a letter in your cabin or a notice in the daily about the refund? Something like this that you could send to the insurance company?
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