Team Kimberlin tries oh so hard to get under my skin, and their LOLsuits have been bothersome, but most of their attempts at harassment have backfired and have resulted in point age, laughery, and mockification directed at them. This post about the Concern Trolling Du Jour from a year ago today documents a typical failure by Bill Schmalfeldt.
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I added up all of my out-of-pocket expenses in civil cases related to the Cabin Boy™. Over the past four-and-a-half years, they have added up to a bit less than two day’s billing at my current rate for NASA. The cost of doing business with The Dread Pro-Se Kimberlin has been significantly greater, but together the two sets of cases haven’t eaten up a month’s billing over the course of almost five years. If push came to shove, I could easily handle my legal expenses even if I were simply living on my income from Social Security. However, I’ve also been fortunate to receive hits on my Tip Jar that have defrayed the cost of running this blog and paid for a substantial portion of my legal costs. Thanks!
I’ve retired twice. I’m working with NASA again because I find it interesting and because the current income allows me to add to my retirement savings rather than begin to draw them down. (That will change next year when I turn 70-1/2 and have to begin taking minimum distributions from my IRAs and 401k). I had been planning to retire for a third time at the end of this year. Mrs. Hoge was scheduled graduate with her Master’s Degree in Landscape Architecture this December, and I was prepared to move if necessary because of her career. After her death, those plans changed. Now, there are interesting opportunities to do some leading edge engineering coming up at Goddard Space Flight Center, and I may decide to stick around for the fun.
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So now, I’m back working doing something that’s fun because I want to, and the Cabin Boy™ is back working apparently because the taxpayers’ largess was insufficient.
Karma’s a bitch, and she often has puppies.