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Old 11-15-2010, 04:37 PM   #41
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:49 PM   #42
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Man, he's a noisy one, isn't he?
Couldn't have been the Bluebird of happiness.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:28 PM   #44
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:01 PM   #46
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Man, he's a noisy one, isn't he?
Yep, he's a maniac with a set of pipes. Between the birds and the squirrel in the persimmon tree it's a regular harvestfest.
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Nothing exciting. I started brewing beer - brewing, bottling, custom labeling and research are time consuming. Also a lot of woodworking - now making beer boxes/cases. Also hiking, biking, and couch time with the iPad.

It's a positive thing to know that I won't get bored when I go RE full tilt
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I have a lot of positive things going on right now! In fact, I feel my life is close to perfect. Three weeks ago, I quit a j*b I hated, and am now working for a friend as a short-term contractor. The pay is decent and I have a lot more freedom. I only work on projects, and don't have to worry about managing people. It's completely stress-free, plus my friend is a great boss.

I have also just been offered my dream j*b with the US Foreign Service, which starts in early January. I will take 3 weeks off in December to move, visit family, and travel to Florida for 2 weeks.

Next year will bring more adventures, as I have no idea where in the world I will be sent and what foreign language I will learn to speak. Of course I have no illusion that everything will be perfect (it never is, especially with a j*b), but it's as close to my dream job as it comes. Since I am probably 10 years away from FIRE, I'll take an exciting, unpredictable job over one that is demoralizing and boring.

P.S. Forgive my over-exuberance on my new j*b! I know it's probably inappropriate for an ER board, but it's an important milestone for me. If I were to FIRE today, I would probably be learning a foreign language and living in a foreign country anyway. I feel very fortunate and grateful to have this opportunity.
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