Life has been pretty busy, so today you get a quick post about swimming insects and a remodeling update.Butterflies Can't SwimI was working outside a couple of days ago when I heard Younger Daughter (YD) yelling;THERE'S A BUTTERFLY IN THE POOL!!!!One of YD's favorite pastimes is rescuing wayward insects from drowning. Here's a bee recovering with sugar water … [Read more...] about Butterflies Can’t Swim
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.We … [Read more...] about Performance Update (July): Dunno.
My journey to financial independence hit rock-bottom in 2008:My wife was busy taking care of our 1-year-old baby. I was busy with a job that consumed more than 40 hours per week. We were flipping a home and I was doing much of the work myself. I spent at least 40 hours per week swinging a hammer, hanging doors, installing cabinets, fixing plumbing, installing trim … [Read more...] about My Death March to Financial Independence
Sorry folks, nothing to whine about here today. Life is going pretty well. We've been making a lot progress on the home, so I'm providing an update today.PS: If you saw this post on Wednesday, it is because I am unable to read a calendar. I hope to learn this skill some day. We don't discuss our early retirement dreams much with our normal circle of friends. Most people … [Read more...] about Thursday non-rant: Home improvement update