The 1500 house has been bustling with activity lately. Mindy and I have decided that we're going to finish our current remodeling projects and then take a break. We'll resume in the fall when the girls are back in school. Getting our place to a good stopping point has taken a considerable amount of effort.Our home has 4 levels:Level 1 (Basement) This is mostly done, but … [Read more...] about The $1,000,000 Question
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So, this conversation has happened at least five times in the past two weeks including yesterday (Sunday). I'll be building something and then I come into the house to pee or get a drink of water and then The Wife sees me:Mindy: Is that blood on your <insert one or more: lip, arm, leg, knee, butt>?Me: ** looks at <insert one or more: lip, arm, leg, knee, butt> **Me: … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: How Are You Doing?
This was a busy year for Mindy and me:New house: I'm typing this article in the home we just moved into a couple of days ago. We've been casually looking at acquiring more real estate ever since we moved to Longmont and have even made some offers, but none were accepted. Until now. It turns out we needed to find a home with a feature no one else wanted:New business: … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: How Are You?
I didn't know what early retirement was until October of 2012. I had a very bad, no good, terrible day at work and googled something like:How do I retire early?Up came Mr. Money Mustache and JD Roth, two fellows who had retired early. My first thought was this:What kind of scam have I stumbled upon? When does the sales pitch come??And then I read MMM's post on … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Your Why Of FI?
First, we must get down to contest business! Last week, I announced that I'm giving away three Wahl shavers. All you had to do was write a Haiku. I brought in guest judge Physician on FIRE (aka Poet Laureate of the Frozen North) to judge your submissions. Here are the winners per Dr. Haiku:Grand prize (Wahl Elite Pro): HeatherHMy spouse pays 30For each head and beard … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Resolution Solutions?