I announced that I was done with formal work last Friday. I sent my laptop back on Monday of this week. I'm not at all sorry to see it go. It was a piece of crap that caused endless frustration. Good riddance! I felt sorry for the technician who has to deal with this pile of junk, so I included some awesome dinosaur stickers: But we have real business to get to. … [Read more...] about Notes From the First Week of Freedom
This is the 75th edition of our guest post series called 10 Questions. It also will be one of the last. Everything must come to an end and 10 Questions will say ‘”Good bye!” near the end of 2016. If you’ve already sent me your answers or told me that you’re going to be doing so, don’t worry; I’m still going to publish you. Today's 10 Questions comes from the Happy … [Read more...] about 10 Questions with The Happy Philosopher
I had an amazing and disturbing thought the other day. First, I must give you some background. Work, work and work As long as I can remember, I've always worked and worked hard. Before I was 14, I mowed lawns, shoveled driveways, delivered papers and various other hustles. As soon as I turned 14, I started at my first real job. All through high-school, I kept various … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: One Week is Weak
Colorado summers are pretty great. The climate is dry, so the humidity doesn't overwhelm you. The other thing I enjoy are the huge temperature swings. Even if the mercury climbs to 100 on a cloudless afternoon in mid-July, it isn't unusual for the temperature to swing back down into the 50s at night. I love this: I hate heat. If it was hot all of the time, I would go nuts. … [Read more...] about Yo ho, yo ho, an FI life for me!
Today, I leave on a trip. I'm heading to lovely (even if it is super cold) Madison, Wisconsin to visit my sister for the weekend. On Monday, I'll drive down to Chicago to test a new computer system that I designed. I'll then head down to Memphis, Tennessee to visit my other sister who is attending college there. Finally, I'll head back to Colorado. My trip got me thinking about … [Read more...] about Hitting the Open Road, 1500 Style