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TheFrugalFox

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2015, 02:12:24 PM »
Ok, now don't everyone jump all over me...but this sounds kind of boring day in and day out. I understand I am reading a description of what happened during your day, not how you felt doing it.  I had about 2 years or so when I moved to the US after getting married, when I was not working and DH was completing his PhD. I finished my cpa exam during the early part of this time and went back home for 3 months. But otherwise, I was running the house. It definitely got boring every so often. Also, lonely, though we had other student friends we got together with often.

Maybe because we were quite poor and this was not a choice I made? Idk, this is the part that worries me abour RE. Ennui.

I do understand what you saying. IMO though, most jobs are also pretty meaningless - selling, making, advertising or distributing some sort of widget or service. So at the end of the week you haven't really done much anyway. Granted there are a fair few jobs out there that do help humanity - maybe if I was in one of them ER might not have looked as rosy.

My point though, is that if I spend 3 hours sorting out all my nuts, nails and skrews I probably have achieved more than working in retail for a week. If not, I definitely had more fun.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2015, 07:59:53 PM »
Spartana, your views on FIRE match my own EXACTLY. When I read your posts I often find myself nodding approvingly.

Some folks will never "get it" like we do...and that's ok. ;)


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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2015, 02:09:26 PM »
I also have found that what before were chores on a dreaded, and never ending, to do list - now are interesting projects that I can do when I want to and take as long as I want to to get them right.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #53 on: June 26, 2015, 03:55:53 PM »
Today I met up with a friend of 10 years that I met on the early retirement forums.  She lives in Mexico City and I'm staying here for a few weeks.  We bought some freshly puree'd mango/guava/orange juice from the vendor near her apartment and then got some crazy huaraches covered in steak, cheese and other goodies for an ad hoc lunch (for a few bucks). 

Right now I'm letting the kiddo take a nap and I'm catching up on a little surfy surfing.  About to head out to the local market for some fresh fruits and some other staples after I play some video games.


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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #54 on: June 30, 2015, 11:58:33 PM »
Today was another glorious ER day.  Visited the incredible zoo in Mexico City and saw more primates than I've ever seen in my life up to this day.  Then did the ropes course and zip line ($2 USD per person!).  Twice.  And even got my scared-of-heights daughter to join me.  Then rented a row boat and paddle boat for our family.  Even though it started pouring down rain and we had to get off the lake before our time was up, it was really cool. We ended up soaking wet by the time we got back home.  We may have also eaten dried horse meat (at least that's why I bought the snack).


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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #55 on: July 01, 2015, 07:31:00 AM »
Had a great day! Had a quiet breakfast at home. Went to the gym for quality time on the treadmill. Stopped at the Farmer's Market on the way home just to look around. Didn't buy anything as our garden is giving us all the asparagus, onions, peas, etc. that we could possibly want. Mr. LC played paddle ball in the afternoon while I went for a neighborhood stroll. Caught up with the kids via face time in the evening and then watched an episode of Orange is the New Black on Netflix.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #56 on: July 05, 2015, 05:18:42 PM »
I'm staring out at the Salish Sea right now...saw orcas out in the channel this morning and witnessed a seal give birth on a reef just out front not 3 hours ago. Then watched a bald eagle swoop in and steal the placenta and take it back to its nest. Then another eagle showed up and seemed to have designs on the seal pup itself. I launched my kayak from the beach with the intentions of trying to scare the eagle away, but I only succeeded in upsetting the mother seal more - she now perceived threats on two fronts...so I paddled back to shore.But to her credit, the mother defended its offspring with determination that was inspiring. It took her about an hour to coax her baby into the water for its first swim. I watched them frolick together in the kelp beds...it was clearly a swimming lesson of sorts - momma seal would let the pup get progressively further from her - but then she would close the gap, make contact snout to snout, then continue the lesson.

This was magical to watch. And just another reason I FIRE'd...these were the type of things it was KILLING me to miss.


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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #57 on: July 09, 2015, 11:57:26 PM »
Well today I went rock climbing at Smith Rock with my wife and my friend.  We go about twice a week and almost never on the weekend when it it more crowded.  Back at home my wife and I had a beer after a long day outdoors and made some dinner.  Did a little more research for our camping/climbing trip out to City of Rocks in Idaho next week (Sun-Wed).  Sent a text to another friend about mountain biking tomorrow - You know, a typical weekday.

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #58 on: July 10, 2015, 03:15:38 AM »
I'm not FIRED but today I got really really drnk drank drunk! Can you tell?

I feel great and i can even type faster. That must be the secret to touch typing - just get really really pissed!

/end thread hijack, carry on folks...

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Re: What did you do today?
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2015, 03:17:48 AM »
Sorry about that :) I really have had too much lol.

Ciders these days. Have more alcohol content than beer!