This blog will return to normal programming shortly (finance, farts, and dinosaurs). However, summers are pretty busy with the girls out of school. Posts where I show you some pictures are easy, so this is what you get! Hey, at least I'm honest! Plus, maybe my tales of adventure will convince some of you to jump on the FI bandwagon! Life is good here on the Other Side. And, … [Read more...] about California Slow Coasting
And we made it to Sunriver! But not without a little drama.The Check Engine light came on somewhere in Idaho. We took the car to an auto parts store for diagnosis and fortunately the problem wasn't a serious one (bad gas?).One of the best parts of road trips is stumbling upon something awesome. This is precisely what happened when we got off the highway to go to the … [Read more...] about Road Trip: Update 2! (Boise And Sunriver)
I've been writing here for almost 10 years now. For most of that time, I'm never at a loss for inspiration. My crazy brain is always throwing ideas at me. But lately, I haven't been feeling it. I ask my brain for ideas and it's like:Perhaps it's the feeling of malaise regarding world events. Inflation is bonkers. So is war.Or, maybe this experiment/ project/ blog has … [Read more...] about Inspiration Stagnation/ Road Trip!
My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers.Summer … [Read more...] about Performance Update, May 2022: Maximum OOF!
I don't appreciate travel as much as others in the FIRE community. Seeing other parts of the world is fun, but there is a lot of value to being in the same place with the same friends and same routine. But, that doesn't mean I like to sit around all the time.Right now, I'm in Germany with Mindy and the girls. Germany has been high on my travel bucket list for a couple of … [Read more...] about Random Adventures In Germany!