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Old 02-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #21
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So my reply to Nords got sent to a moderator. I promise it was decent...lol.

Thanks you all for the warm welcome. I was half expecting to be told to dump the mortgage debt, get out of single stocks, get a job and sell that truck and trailer yesterday...haha.

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Hey, sorry about that, Sandra--your post included links (even though they were from Nords) so that gets you caught up in the filter. No worries.

And something about your post regarding keeping the Airstream (maybe I'm in the self-justification business, as I have an Airstream motorhome that I don't really *need*), but...

I saw a note attributed to Dolly Freed (she of Possum Living fame, feel free to search on that around here) that said something like: "it is easier sometimes to live without the things that cost money than to have to earn the money to buy those things".

I've been thinking about that thought in context of my own purchases and how our spending is aligned with what is valuable to us quite a bit lately. I don't know if it it will help you refine your thoughts as you consider the pursuit of that "dream house" that you missed, but maybe it will help.
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Hey, sorry about that, Sandra--your post included links (even though they were from Nords) so that gets you caught up in the filter. No worries.

And something about your post regarding keeping the Airstream (maybe I'm in the self-justification business, as I have an Airstream motorhome that I don't really *need*), but...

I saw a note attributed to Dolly Freed (she of Possum Living fame, feel free to search on that around here) that said something like: "it is easier sometimes to live without the things that cost money than to have to earn the money to buy those things".

I've been thinking about that thought in context of my own purchases and how our spending is aligned with what is valuable to us quite a bit lately. I don't know if it it will help you refine your thoughts as you consider the pursuit of that "dream house" that you missed, but maybe it will help.

No problem, I knew there was a reason and now I know....


That's an interesting perspective and something to think of. I recently heard someone say dont love something that can't love you back. I'm done chasing a home and just working on changing my attitude about it all.

Have you ever been to Top of Georgia Airstream park in Helen Georgia? We stayed there one night summer of 09 and my DH fell in love. It was 6 or 7$ a night or 180$ for the month, full hook ups with cable TV. He likes to mention that we could afford to retire today and live there, I tell him it's a TRAVEL trailer, not meant to stay in one spot...lol. But I will say it will be a go to place if we punch too early and need time to think and regroup
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I've heard of that place but only seen pictures. Our old Argosy is a lot of fun and honestly, now that we bought this old boat, too, it seems quite cheap by comparison! LOL! When we don't want to buy gas for it, it just sits in the yard quietly.

You could always live in the trailer until you had enough of it, then move on to somewhere new. Check out one of our forum participants, Jacob, who has the Early Retirement Extreme blog and lives in a travel trailer.

We are glad that you've finally coming out of the lurker closet. I'm a longtime Ramsey fan and even called him up to say We're Debt Free when we paid off the mortgage a few years ago. Felt good, and we got a debt free sticker for the car!
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