Hey thanks, guys! I've been pretty quiet on the forums lately b/c I've got this book thing happening and it's sucked all the extra computer hours from my day, but thinking about you wonderful stingy bastards has helped with the motivation factor many times!
We hit FI a couple weeks ago. I didn't want to make a thread about it or whatever but I did kinda want to have a teeny "YAY!" moment with you guys. There are very, very few people in "real life" I can tell about this point, and even my blog isn't an appropriate venue to discuss this kind of thing, so thanks for being the right peeps to celebrate with.
We were pushing pretty hard b/c my husband is a contractor and his gig expires in Fall - so we wanted to make any further work optional after that point. If he gets brought back for another couple years at his current (excellent) corporate contract gig, he'll likely do it for the additional $$$ buffer, but at this point the FU money is in place. My blog and the activities it chronicles (Urban Homesteading, cooking, preserving, etc.), is an integral part of our post-FI strategy. We pretty much plan to grow stuff, raise kids, write as much as we can, and eat really well. Maybe not life-changing goals, but satisfying to us.
Thanks for your kind words, guys!