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Old 05-04-2010, 07:21 PM   #61
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...and for my step mom's enjoyment... my dad considered many of these "luxuries" non-grata for many years...
Perhaps he learned from his past mistakes that one can be too frugal or rustic? :-)
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Old 05-04-2010, 07:22 PM   #62
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Perhaps he learned from his past mistakes? :-)
He sure did!
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Thank goodness for indoor plumbing.
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Yes, I have used an outhouse and I guarantee one does not waste time in there at 30 below zero.
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I wish I could show you the farm house I grew up in:
about 700 sq. ft.
  • no indoor plumbing
  • no basement
  • no central heat (winter can get to 50 below)
  • 2 parents, 5 kids
Here's us from google street view

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You guys say "out"house like there is somewhere to put it besides "out". You people haven't actually gone and splurged on indoor plumbing have you? What ever happened to LBYM?
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I recall when family got uppity and got indoor plumbing. Will not live without.
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I've posted my house pic before, but here it is...

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Wow, people own houses? This is my reading room in the park:
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I wanted to FIRE early so I sold the house seen in the last two pictures.

The first picture is my present home.

Now I can retire early. You need to keep those expenses down !
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Our house is way too big for empty-nesting (woo-hoo!) and has way too much maintenance for my preferences, but we like our views:
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Our house is way too big for empty-nesting (woo-hoo!) and has way too much maintenance for my preferences, but we like our views:
Looks real nice to me. And meets the three most important factors in real estate: location, location and location.
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Yes, I have used an outhouse and I guarantee one does not waste time in there at 30 below zero.
Wasn't that why they invented... what were they called? The original "boom boxes"?
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I wanted to FIRE early so I sold the house seen in the last two pictures.

The first picture is my present home.

Now I can retire early. You need to keep those expenses down !
The one you sold- is it on Mulholland Drive?
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All that space. Lawns. Greenery. Water views. Maybe I should just suck it up with respect to the taxes and retire somewhere with just a little more space.

Here's were we live:

(Just for the record, blue skies are something of a rareity in Hong Kong.)

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Wasn't that why they invented... what were they called? The original "boom boxes"?
Probably so but that pre-dates me. We never had an outhouse at my home but I had relatives that lived outside of town that didn't have indoor plumbing until the late 50s. I had one uncle that persisted in using the outhouse long after the indoor plumbing had been installed. In fact, he didn't give it up until he was too old to live on the farm anymore and had to move into town.
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Probably so but that pre-dates me. We never had an outhouse at my home but I had relatives that lived outside of town that didn't have indoor plumbing until the late 50s. I had one uncle that persisted in using the outhouse long after the indoor plumbing had been installed. In fact, he didn't give it up until he was too old to live on the farm anymore and had to move into town.
I left ND and "Boom Pots" in 1949 to the more "civilized" territory of SD and indoor plumbing and never looked back... so to speak.
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Front and back views of the "Bike Cave". Back yard is expansive State Forest. Very private.
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The one you sold- is it on Mulholland Drive?
It may be, If you couldn't guess that post was a bit of a stretch.

I may be able to sell you the camper house though or something similar. My finance guy can get you in on "easy" payments.

retire now and start Livin'. The good Life awaits you now !

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Wow! Beautiful Nords. How long of a drive is it to the surf?
By design, you're never that far from the ocean in Hawaii.........
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