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mmmmm...beer last won the day on August 28 2020

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  1. mmmmm...beer

    What song are you listening to right now?

    The Ballad of Curtis Loew - Skynard
  2. mmmmm...beer

    The advanced child tax credit

    I think the cutoff is less though... From 400k to 100something.... So maybe?
  3. mmmmm...beer

    Ready to Start Over?

    Talked to the social services lady today. This was the initial reach out. They'll know more by Sept. I sorta told her... if this is gonna be a thing, sooner is better. I pushed her to give me a timeline asap. I really wouldn't want them to leave her in foster care for a long time. We'll see what happens... It's a weird waiting game.
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    Ready to Start Over?

    Different Mom's... The boy is from his previous marriage.
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    Ready to Start Over?

    17 and 13 (this fall)... We discussed it with them and they were all for it. We're the oldest in the fam for our siblings... So we actually have 2 of our siblings with 2 year old kids. They love on them all the time.
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    Ready to Start Over?

    Won't be a pay cut at all. Retiring at 50 and will either take home the exact same I do now... Or +$800 more a month depending on how I feel my thrift savings will hold up. I really stumbled into this job 20 years ago without understanding how impactful the retirement would be so early. When you're in your late 20's.. 50 looked like a thousand years away.
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    Ready to Start Over?

    My brother knows I would destroy him regardless of how old I am. I don't believe he would come after us. But if he did... Well... I'm his Huckleberry.
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    Ready to Start Over?

    Ya... We're good financially. It will be interesting trying to figure out little kid life again if we needed too but.. my son is 17.. daughter will be 13 in the fall, so ready made baby sitters. There is nobody else in our family who could step up. My Mom wants too but she's pushing 70 and lives on fixed income I set up for her with vanguard. She's really in no position and we both know it. A little apprehensive as Mom is saying there could be delayed development issues due to lack of nutrition. Ahh.. welp... It is what it is It's a an easy hard decision you know? Essentially locked into the kid for ever...
  9. mmmmm...beer

    Ready to Start Over?

    Ya I think it would... Wondering how her life was down the road
  10. mmmmm...beer

    Ready to Start Over?

    Thanks for the encouraging words boys... Guess we'll see what happens. I can't see her going to some strangers. Met her a year ago... 1x... Because I went to the house my brother was squatting in (My Grandmother's) to make him pay rent to my Mom .. whom he won't talk to and has never let see her grand daughter.
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    Ready to Start Over?

    Youngest brother got his 3 kids taken away... Looks like he'll probably go to the pen. The oldest girl is about 9 (not his, but his wife's from a previous marriage) and the youngest girl (2 yo) are in the system. The 7 yo boy went to his Mom out here. I got a letter from social services back in North Dakota today asking if I would consider adopting the 2 the old girl if parental rights are abolished. Which sorta sounds like thats the probability.... It's either that... Or a good chance she's adopted out of the family. With 3 years till 50 and planned retirement... This is a definitely a left turn... Of course we will take care of blood, even though my youngest brother and I do not speak. We do not get a long at all. I think the only feasible for us would be adoption or legal guardian. I want nothing to do with my brother and his wife in and out of our lives. *Sigh*. It's actually an easy choice... maybe not an easy reality. I didn't think I'd be worried about daycare and diapers at this age. Guess we'll see what social services says on Monday when I call them.
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    Wrong chat
  13. mmmmm...beer

    The advanced child tax credit

    Yup just did the same
  14. mmmmm...beer

    The advanced child tax credit

    There... I unenrolled from the dumb child tax credit payments. You have to go to IRS.gov and verify your ID and you can opt out.
  15. mmmmm...beer

    The advanced child tax credit

    Can I opt out after the fact? Like opt out now after the first payment?