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Old 07-24-2008, 09:26 PM   #21
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Well, since retiring I helped my dad relocate across country, then moved and fixed up my old and new house, then completely redid my soon-to-be-wifes old house, moved her, got married, had Gabe, moved again, fixed up our old house and just finished completely remodeling our new house.

Now the baby is going off to school.

I guess since I've run out of things to fix, stuff to replace, babies to watch, women to marry, etc, etc...I might actually get to be RETIRED!

(okay, I think i'm gonna feel like the last pea in a big empty can for a while)
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Well, since retiring I helped my dad relocate across country, then moved and fixed up my old and new house, then completely redid my soon-to-be-wifes old house, moved her, got married, had Gabe, moved again, fixed up our old house and just finished completely remodeling our new house.

Now the baby is going off to school.

I guess since I've run out of things to fix, stuff to replace, babies to watch, women to marry, etc, etc...I might actually get to be RETIRED!

(okay, I think i'm gonna feel like the last pea in a big empty can for a while)
You've been busy!! Time to make that list of all the things you wanted to do in retirement...
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Its been so long I've forgotten!

Besides, some of them involved hanging around the beach chatting up girls in bikinis, and I'm pretty sure thats out. I'll have to ask my wife when she gets home.
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Its been so long I've forgotten!

Besides, some of them involved hanging around the beach chatting up girls in bikinis, and I'm pretty sure thats out. I'll have to ask my wife when she gets home.
Nah, that wasn't on your list for retirement, that was for spring break! Think hobbies. Or, didn't you really want to learn Sanscrit or something?
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My opinion: Marmots are too cute and too small for a meal. Nutrias however can be as large as 20lbs, and meaty. Something to look for next time I go to Louisiana.

Yes on nutrias. No on marmots. How do I select on the poll?

I got it. I selected both Y and N.




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Wow, I can't believe that Gabe is school age. His teacher had better be ready! I think that Gabe will give him or her a run for their money. They really do grow up too quickly.
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(okay, I think i'm gonna feel like the last pea in a big empty can for a while)
I wonder if anyone has successfully pead in a can?
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My opinion: Marmots are too cute and too small for a meal. Nutrias however can be as large as 20lbs, and meaty. Something to look for next time I go to Louisiana.

Yes on nutrias. No on marmots. How do I select on the poll?

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Well that's just plain gross! I guess in theory it's just like rabbit, though.
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Has Gabe used Firecalc yet to plan his ER?
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According to my DW, my opinion doesn't count....and so I voted anyway!!
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Yes.

Well, it sounded more optimistic/positive than no.
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Nah, that wasn't on your list for retirement, that was for spring break! Think hobbies. Or, didn't you really want to learn Sanscrit or something?
Yes it was!!! Right on the top of the list of things to do!

I can relate somewhat to Philip Greenspuns comments. In essence he claims that people would do all sorts of things if that work thing wasnt in the way, but once the work thing is out of the way you actually find yourself reading your email and watching dvd's while eating cheetos.

I'd planned to learn to play the piano and take flying lessons. I got about 2 months into the piano thing before I got fed up with it and decided to take a break. Six years ago. Then I looked at the costs involved with owning and flying a plane and decided to skip that too.

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Has Gabe used Firecalc yet to plan his ER?
Right now his ER plan is to push me off a bridge and collect his inheritance.

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According to my DW, my opinion doesn't count....and so I voted anyway!!
Eh, your opinions counts but only 49%.
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Eh, your opinions counts but only 49%.[/quote]

Vote both Y and N. That brings it up to 98%.
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Just like my opinion on ballot initiatives: If I don't completely understand it, I vote "no."
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I go another route. If the initiative involves creating any new law or granting any new powers to anyone, or making a significant change to existing law...I vote 'no'. After reading the fine print theres always someone trying to slip something in low to the ground under the guise of something good.

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Vote both Y and N. That brings it up to 98%.[/QUOTE]

Nah, they cancel each other out and bring you down to zero.
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By the way, I plan to use the 'yes' and 'no' percentages roughly rounded off as a new model for equity to bond allocations.

Looks like 60/40 right now. What are the odds of that happening?
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Wow, there is a 50/50 chance that I could be correct on this one. Unless the answer is something completely philosophical such as "there are no definite answers such as yes or no" then by choosing one of the above answers I will have failed. So, because I am not into philosophy, I will have to choose no, because I like to go against the masses
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Vote both Y and N. That brings it up to 98%.
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Nah, they cancel each other out and bring you down to zero.
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No, they sure don't cancel. The percentage will add up to >100%, causing you to go on margin.
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