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Nyarlathotep

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Oahu/ Hawaiian islands
« on: January 22, 2017, 11:19:33 AM »
Good morning all you fine people out there. I am sure there are a handful of you our here on the Hawaiian Islands. Any of you all interested in a meet up sometime in the future?

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 05:19:56 PM »
Hey! I'm in Honolulu and would love to be a part of a meetup.
-Christine

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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 12:37:11 AM »
Hawaii Island here...

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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2017, 01:59:51 PM »
I'm in Kaneohe and interested in a meetup!

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2017, 03:18:40 PM »
Oh man I was on Oahu last week..

Check out Nords, he is there. Smart guy, great to get to know.

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 06:53:26 PM »
I'd go to a meet-up here! I'm in Honolulu. Actually met up with Nords for the first time last week for surfing.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2017, 05:16:46 PM »
I had a great time out there, too, Ellipsis-- thanks for contacting me!  I followed that up on Monday with over four hours among Yolfer's family at White Plains, and I should have known better than to paddle out on Tuesday at Pyramid Rock (Kaneohe). 

I'm on island up through the beginning of May, but after that my spouse and I will be stalking military Space A flights to the Mainland. 

We'd probably have to set up something on the evenings or weekends due to people's work schedules. 

If someone wants to learn how to surf, I'd prefer to meet at White Plains Beach.  As ExFlyBoy or Yolfer can attest, the waves are much closer to the beach (less paddling) and the break is much wider (less competition for the waves).  Conditions are best near dawn (before the wind picks up) but it's still fine during the rest of the day... just a 9.2 out of 10.0 instead a 9.8.

On a more educational note, we could also get together for a Mustachian seminar on saving or investing or rental properties (with a Hawaii focus).  I talk with military groups here a couple times a year.  We can do that just about anywhere on the island, and it could be with prospective Mustachians as well as with full-time ones.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 08:23:52 PM »
We will be back on island mid-July.  Husband is retiring from active duty and we will finally be putting down some roots.

I know he is anxious to get back on his board and would enjoy surfing White Plains sometime.  He was not a surfer when we met you, Nords, at the Kailua beach park MMM meet-up back in 2012 or 2013.

We would like to join a Mustachian seminar especially one focused on Hawaii real estate.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 09:06:00 PM »
We will be back on island mid-July.  Husband is retiring from active duty and we will finally be putting down some roots.

I know he is anxious to get back on his board and would enjoy surfing White Plains sometime.  He was not a surfer when we met you, Nords, at the Kailua beach park MMM meet-up back in 2012 or 2013.

We would like to join a Mustachian seminar especially one focused on Hawaii real estate.
Outstanding!  I hope your transition goes well!  Let me know if you have questions about Tricare or VA disability claims or the bridge career search (if applicable) or anything else out here.

Hawaii real estate... I don't know when you were last here, but it's nuts.  It's not quite as crazy as early 2007, but I suspect the math is heavily tilted in favor of renting.  I would not rush out here in a hurry to buy a place.

We're on the Mainland from mid-May through the end of June.  We're not sure of our timeline after June because it depends on military Space A from Norfolk to Hawaii during summer vacation.  (Yeah, I bet we're flying commercial too.)  We expect to be back on the island before the end of July, because our eight-year tenants think they're moving out fo' realz then and this time they really mean it.  But they're month-to-month and not required to give notice until 30 days before, and they have a lot of stuff to try to move at the height of the summer military PCS season.  We're staying flexible.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2017, 06:28:56 AM »
We're thick in the weeds of his transition/retirement.  I know we have questions so maybe a PM is in order.  No bridge career planned - just lots of surfing, meal prep, and kid wrangling.

We're moving back to the house we bought in 2014 so our interest in real estate is purely because we are real estate junkies.

Good luck with the month to month tenants.  We are dealing with the same thing with our mainland house.  Aye yi yi! 

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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2017, 08:38:33 PM »
Count me in for a meetup.

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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2017, 12:50:09 PM »
Hawaii Island here...

Hey! Me too :)

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 01:39:06 PM »
I'm in Salt Lake, Honolulu. Already know how to surf but two kids under 3 have kept me landlocked for a couple years. Would love to hear opinions about hawaii real estate, although my understanding is that it's not a great place for amateurs like myself, at least in the current market. We did buy a condo in 2015 as our primary residence, since we're pretty sure we'll be here for at least 5-10 more years. Renting was getting to be much more expensive than buying the equivalent, and every time I run the numbers on the NYT calculator we're in the clear by quite a bit.

Anyhow, coordinating a meetup is tricky due to the aforementioned small children, but we're not going anywhere so if somebody picked a time/place on Oahu we'd probably give it a shot.