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Old 07-02-2006, 04:41 PM   #1
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #2
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Here's another simple living forum.

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Old 07-02-2006, 06:00 PM   #3
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Hmmm

I always thought developing a rep as a "cheap bastard" among family and friends had more cache.

Even the SO drew the line at shutting off the electricity though.

Needless to say - 30 years in New Orleans - there were some notible lapses - Bon Temps Rolliere - it's Mardi Gras time and all that.

Now a* homeless squatter posting here on a free library computer - that's my idea of starting get in the grove simple living wise.

Dryer sheet recylers are the middle class buick not chevrolet crowd.
ala Warren Buffett - two rules:

1. Spend 4% or less of your nest egg.

2. Remember rule rule 1. If in doubt - cut spending stupid.

Heh, heh, heh - never forget to party(cheap if necessary but party on). You don't own the clock.
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We lived a fairly simple life over the years, we weren't rigid about it , we fell off the wagon from time to time

For the most part I would say we did live the simple life, as much as you can in this consumer driven US culture.

I think it's not only good for the soul, environment, etc. but also helps make early retirement more plausible - both getting there and maintaining it...
Kudos to you.* *I think there is great benefit from trying to live more simply.* If for nothing else than the smaller footprint it leaves on our planet.* IMO, that is enough reason in itself.* It's easier said than done for me, sometimes, as I find myself comaring my life to others, which is rarely a good idea.*
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Bow-tie,

Yeah, but you can never have enough chevy NOS parts no matter what the cost.
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Yeah, but you can never have enough chevy NOS parts no matter what the cost.
Way too much truth to that.*

Went to the Goodguys show in Des Moines this weekend.* There were a number or of cars there for sale for more than what our house is worth.* Different strokes, man, but that's not my idea of simple living.

It's a difficult balance to strike.* I absolutely LOVE cars, but that affinity sure is at odds with my fiercely practical side.* *Makes me crazy sometimes.
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:17 PM   #7
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I gave away more "stuff" to charity this morning - they took the old golf bags, spike golf shoes not allowed anymore,40 years old clubs, family clothes & books - but left the microwave again

Cutting down on the clutter trying to pare down to what it was like before family and the huge stuff gathering began. Then I went to the store...

3 hours later came home with new golf bag/golf shoes(no spikes)

I think I'm making progress on the clutter, though....really
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It's a difficult balance to strike. I absolutely LOVE cars, but that affinity sure is at odds with my fiercely practical side. Makes me crazy sometimes.
While it's all relative, I think a hobby car doesn't have to be too impractical, f you stay away from the highy collectable stuff. A lot of folks buy a new car to be seen in, then dress it up. A "tuner" can spend $40K easy on a car plus aftermarket stick-ons. But if you're in love with the car, an older one can turn a lot of heads for a lot less $. When's the last time you saw an Opel GT, a Triumph Spitfire, or even an early Scirrocco/Rabbit?? You get not just a car, but the engrossing hobby of spare-parts hunting!
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I passed a Corvette on a city street going the other way two hours ago(30mph zone) - red/white - looked like a restored early six cylinder job - older guy looking happy as clam.

Rats! Triggered thoughts of a faux built 32 Ford retro rod from kit parts.

Bad, Bad Bad.

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A Honda VTEC engine in an original Mini is really appealing to me:

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A Honda VTEC engine in an original Mini is really appealing to me:
I'd think you'd have to make the front end out of solid lead to keep the engine from torquing the car straight back over its rear wheels...
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