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devan 11

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I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« on: August 04, 2015, 09:28:04 AM »
  Now I can be post- fired, too.

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2015, 09:44:36 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2015, 09:46:27 AM »
Whoo-hoo!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2015, 09:47:58 AM »
w00t!  Another corporate escapee!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2015, 09:49:11 AM »
Congrats!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2015, 09:50:51 AM »
Welcome. It's awesome here.

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2015, 10:59:47 AM »
Cool, now you can argue with the corporate drones that tell you RE is impossible..:)

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 11:58:15 AM »
Congratulations!!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2015, 04:07:21 AM »
Enjoy the good-life!!!!!!!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2015, 06:00:11 AM »
   Plans?
I won't be working in the forsee able future.  We are uber savers and have a 33x 'stache.  My wife will continue working until January.  We have an annuitized \minimal income to get us through downturns.

 I've been working long hours for so long that I've lost balances for other facets of life.  I'll spend some time in R&R, and tackle the DIY jobs to make my home more livable. EspecialIy landscaping.  I enjoy DIY, gardening, and nature, so they aren't apart from each other.  I signed up for a sculpture class.  I hope to end up with some outdoor sculptures.  Lifelong learning is one of my core values.

  I will be looking into building an earthbag shed.  Minimalist materials for affordable housing is an interest that i'm passionate about. A tiny house that is tornado, earthquake, fire, hail and even bullet proof is what I want to explore making in small scale.  I've always admired the craftsman style and ethic.  This is a natural evolution for me.

  I'll also be spending some time in social building.  I need to find ways to fill that as it's my largest neglect.  I don't want to be a recluse. I will be honing pizza making and grilling/cooking skills.  Back yard tailgating and picnics is my plan.

  When I was practicing martial arts, I was much more fit.  Rebuilding that fitness level is a goal, as well as losing a few pounds.  I'd better work out or i'll be cooking but not eating.

  I restarted classical guitar playing, kayaking, hiking, and started bubble making.  Renovating indoors will be my winter projects.  Fishing and biking will have to wait until next year.

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2015, 06:07:55 AM »
Congratulations! Your pans sound fantastic!!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2015, 08:26:57 AM »
Looking forward to seeing some project pics!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2015, 08:30:07 AM »
CONGRATS and Welcome to the club.  Your short term goals sound great.  Soon you'll find that your days are so full that you'll have to prioritize activities, albeit they will be only activities which you choose and which bring you and your Family happiness.  ROCK-ON!

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2015, 06:03:19 PM »
Congrats! Another Iowa FIRE.
I am I the DSM area? What part of Iowa are you in? I like to cook and grill, may be able to help or co-learn with you on that goal.

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2015, 06:12:31 PM »
Well done!  And your plans for your time sound brilliant.

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2015, 09:37:28 PM »
Nice list, devan 11, except I don't see catch up on sleep anywhere. I highly recommend adding it to the list, at least for the first couple of (fill in the length of time here).

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2015, 09:24:42 PM »
Well done.  Welcome to the post-FIRE'd crowd. 

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2015, 09:30:12 PM »
Well done.  Welcome to the post-FIRE'd crowd. 

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2015, 07:34:46 PM »
Hey there, devan 11, how about an update?  Or are you too relaxed and mellow to even care??

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Re: I pulled the plug, i'm FI'ed
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2015, 01:37:47 AM »
Congrats, tell us how it's going if you feel like connecting to the web for a while :)