It was great to finally meet someone in the flesh who has reached FI, very motivating, and always good to see the math actually hold in reality. I propose April 16th, 11 am for the next meetup. I'll be pulling all nighters with the baby the week before so I doubt I'd make it.
One other topic that I was thinking about afterwards was whether or not to work a second job. I hadn't really considered it before, although I used to work lots of weekends doing my freelance stuff. After mulling the idea, the conclusion I came to is that I would not work a second job unless it was for my maximum hourly rate for two reasons.
1) A few years back I was getting constant requests for after hours and weekend work, so I implemented a double and triple time policy for weekends and holidays respectively. I found that when I was making double or triple I did not find it as soul sucking as before. It also cut the requests down substantially which I value.
2) Building on Lisa's comment, you should be narrowing in on the highest margins. Another thing I've learned from freelancing, is that in many cases you'll make either the same amount or more if you focus solely on the most profitable projects and turning down the rest. In my case I found that raising rates and taking only larger projects led to my being able to work fewer hours per month while either increasing or staying at the same amount of income. The fact is there is so much demand for higher skilled labor that you could fill up all your waking hours and still not run out of available work. So, if I were to work a second job, I would be focusing on something that could bring in the highest amount per hour I could make. If you don't have the skills, I think it would be more worth your while to quit any unskileld secondary jobs and develop new skills. Things like construction, painting, programming, network administration, etc come to mind, and I would target at minimum 20-25/hr. You may have to settle for less initially to build up a resume, but within 6 months to a year, if you took IT work for example, you should be able to take in at minimum 50 per hour with side jobs. I think you'll find that there is more than enough demand for skilled labor to justify turning down lower paying jobs and focusing only on the higher paying ones. Just my 2 cents.