Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Yelnad, back from a break...
Old 04-13-2010, 08:20 AM   #1
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 495
Send a message via AIM to yelnad Send a message via Yahoo to yelnad
Yelnad, back from a break...

Hi all. I joined the forum in 2004 and was active on and off until 2007. It looks like my most recent break began with the birth of our first child in September 2007. Our second was born in December 2009. I'm 35 and DH is 40. We have 1 dog.

I work as an advisor at a university and am currently very part time from home (~10 hours a week) while I'm home with the baby. I'll go back to my regular schedule in August (~30 hours a week since having kids). DH works in the mortgage industry.

I don't know that we'll ever achieve early retirement (especially since a 75% tuition reduction for my kids is one of my perks when I go back to work full time), but it is a dream and I've always enjoyed the community here and the things I've learned. I've sought you out again because I have a unique situation that I'd like to bounce off an anonymous audience. More on that later.

Nice to be back.
__________________

__________________
Yelnad --"What you're paying for is an education, not a room at the Sheraton,and sometimes that education is uncomfortable."- Jim Terhune, Dean of Student Affairs, Colgate University
yelnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-13-2010, 08:58 AM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,087
Welcome back Yelnad.

I wondered what happened to you, and now I know: life.
__________________

__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:02 AM   #3
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Hi Yelnad-welcome back!

I remembered that you left to have a baby-are your kiddies boys, girls, or both?

Congraulations!

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 495
Send a message via AIM to yelnad Send a message via Yahoo to yelnad
We have 2 little girls! 4 months and 2.5 years

__________________
Yelnad --"What you're paying for is an education, not a room at the Sheraton,and sometimes that education is uncomfortable."- Jim Terhune, Dean of Student Affairs, Colgate University
yelnad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 10:56 AM   #5
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
haha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Hooverville
Posts: 22,384
Beauties!

Ha
__________________
"As a general rule, the more dangerous or inappropriate a conversation, the more interesting it is."-Scott Adams
haha is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 11:32 AM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
Bestwifeever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 16,373
And the little one on the right is already working on the computer! Nice!

Welcome back.
__________________
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you like to have your tea first?” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Bestwifeever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 03:10 PM   #7
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Koolau's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Leeward Oahu
Posts: 3,242
Welcome back, yelnad. I recall you from long before I joined the forum. I used to lurk - mostly before I retired.

I'm one of those odd people who recalls names, but not faces or situations, so I picked up on the name instantly. I've often thought it sad when folks drop off the radar, so it's nice to have you back. Don't give up on your dream of ER if it is still your dream. Don't be discouraged. I'm a believer that people can do or be whatever they really want.
__________________

__________________
Ko'olau's Law -

Anything which can be used can be misused. Anything which can be misused will be.
Koolau is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need a break. For good. welldone Hi, I am... 10 08-27-2008 09:55 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:04 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.