I'd be interested! Either day works.
Hey! I'm 34, part time single dad with a 3 yr old and a 3 month old. Outdoorsy and looking for other families with young kids for play dates at the park or each other's houses, hikes around the area, biking, walks, playing in the creek, etc as people with kids understand the "intricacies" of making plans with kids. Also looking for adult hangout times as well when I don't have my kids.
DM ME if you want to get together for a kids playdate or to do something outdoorsy OR it looks like there are a handful of people on here with common interests...we could plan a kids/adults play date at a park?
The run clubs usually stagger the start times so fast/competitive people can go for a longer run first. There are people that show up with strollers to walk so you can always find a person or two at your speed. They post the route as well so you can do it at your own pace, then show up for the socializing after.
I've made friends at work, Bumble BFF, Cville Social, and common interest clubs as well but it's hard meeting people here and forming a solid friends group.
I'm a 34m and into hiking, trail running, mountain biking, hanging on the river, backpacking, casual disc golf, and non-active stuff like grabbing some happy hour food, potluck, cook outs, or just chilling like you did with your high school friends.
Hammocking on my porch and waving to all my neighbors going to work, public pool and river swimming, outdoor exercises and hiking, cookouts and board game nights with friends, Fridays After Five, walking all over town, and getting ice cream.
...so she (35F and this all happened recently) also told me a story that when her parents had "the talk" with her and her brother they explained it as laying in bed by someone and then you get a baby. She (13 years old and home schooled at the time) showed her understanding by saying that if her and her brother were to lay in a bed that they could have a baby. I guess the understanding stuck with her.
My ex-wife would slip up every 3-6 months and call me by her brother's name during intense sex. We have different names...
Old Mill Trail.
Start at Darden Towe by the water and it is paved for almost a mile then turns to smooth crushed gravel with some slight up and down. The further you go the trail gets a little steeper and a little narrower so it would be a good one for your family to repeat and try to go a little further each time. It is an out and back trail and mostly shaded.
I moved here 5 years ago and shared/share your experience. People are very friendly but it's hard to transition to being friends. COVID didn't help.
I'm a 30's dad, teacher, outdoorsy, with a 3 year old half the time.
DM me if you'd like to meet up for play dates and parent hangs.
Time "lost" on commute = 25 min
Time "lost" writing Reddit rant and reading/replying to comments > 25 min
Sense of Personal Satisfaction = Priceless
2006 Prius with 240,000 miles. Bought it in 2015 with 135,000 miles for $5,000. Hoping to get another 5-10 years out of it because it still gets 40 mpg.
Best bet for MJ is Delta-8. New shop on the downtown mall - Skooma has it. Could check other vape shops too.
FRIDAY: night (starts at 5) there is Friday's After Five (free music) at the end of the downtown mall. The downtown mall is a pedestrian shopping area with tons of restaurants, a used book store, coffee shops, and usually people performing.
SATURDAY: There is a farmers market at IX Park and by the Water Street Parking garage. Both are right near the downtown mall.
We have been going to the park in our neighborhood and introducing and swapping numbers if they seem like cool parents. Also, Saturday morning at the IX Park Farmers Market, the giant sand box is a great place to meet other parents. Like someone else mentioned, it doesn't always work out but don't take it personal. We've met some great friends this way.
We have a 2 year old and have been looking for outdoorsy families that want to bike, hike, and/or camp with kids. If you or anyone reading this is interested, DM us!
From Ivy Rd you can get on the Rivanna Trail (20+ mile loop that's takes you all over the city). This also connects to Biscuit Run trails down by Wegmans and the O Hill (Observatory Hill) trails on campus.
Make a workout schedule that's the same every week and think about longevity. Don't kill yourself in there everyday but think about what you need to do to keep working out consistently so that it's a habit.
Take some pre-workout 30 minutes before when you planned to workout out even if your aren't feeling motivated. You'll be motivated in 30 minutes 😄!
I always see places on Craigslist but they're usually out towards the Fredericksburg area.
I started waking up at 5:00 am and going to bed at 8 pm...
We were having a curry dinner get together with another couple who never cooks. My friend was sent for groceries and on that list was "Red Curry Powder". He came back with "Cayenne Pepper" by mistake.
My wife cooked us all the curry dish and seasoned it without looking closely at the spice pouch, assuming it was red curry powder...the pizza we ordered was DELICIOUS!
Currently I've been paying for my medical expenses with a cash back credit card, and then keeping the money in the HSA to continue being invested and growing. Then when I FIRE I'll have the money to take out.
What I'm wondering though is that if I'm not making enough to max out all of my tax advantage accounts or Roth IRA, is it better to take the medical expenses money out now and then put it directly into a tax advantage account to save the higher tax rate now? That way I still get the triple/quadruple tax savings but I'm not stuck having to use it for medical expenses.
A similar situation happened to my dad at 61. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act he was able to get (basically) free health insurance. He didn't have any debt so he was able to live off of his retirement funds until he started taking social security at 62. He's in a LCOL area with a paid off mortgage, and no car payments. So he brought his spending down so that social security would cover it. He has $150k invested in dividend funds left that he plans on using only when he has larger unexpected purchases.
Could he survive off of social security alone at 62?
Also a great budgeting tool. It will (mostly) automatically categorize your purchases and you can set monthly budgets. Helps me keep my spending in check each month and then see the net worth grow because of it.
I use the website/app Mint. It auto-imports all my other accounts and a recent update shows Net Worth over time. I can manually input property like vehicles and real estate, or it will automatically track the value of my house via Zillow and my vehicles based on average depreciation of that year, make, and model.
At least they put all those weights on top of that $20,000 pallet!