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Old 06-10-2014, 06:24 PM   #61
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The desire to FIRE has seemingly won the battle with the desire to own some nice toys.

Crazy as it seems now, I was considering getting a BMW M4 and working a couple of extra years. Thankfully sanity has intervened and I'm giving notice in July, ER'ing in late September, and am going to continue to drive my still wonderful 14 year old Toyota 4X4 pickup to 400,000km's and beyond.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:59 PM   #62
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NW-Bound, I'm looking to travel around the US and visit all my multi-millionaire "acquaintance". Shall I bring the truck or the vette? After paying for gas (the range on all the vehicles is from 9 to 30 mpg) you'll have to put me up........buy food and souvenirs. Whose the next multi-millionaire to visit?
I will be traveling the US myself here, but with an RV. And I will need to dump my waste tanks (70+ gallons) every so often. Well?
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:25 PM   #63
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I will be traveling the US myself here, but with an RV. And I will need to dump my waste tanks (70+ gallons) every so often. Well?
Holy cow, did not realize you were so full of it. We'll have to see if any of the other multi-millionaire with economy cars on this site volunteers their dumping station. I'm only a millionaire so I can't afford a station just trucks and cars.
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You have not been here long enough, but I remember a poster here with an RV suggesting to visit another poster, and to pull into a remote corner of the host's lot to "let go" of the tanks. No dumping station needed! And by the way, there's yet another poster with a motorhome where she boasted of having 70 gal just in the black tank. I am saying you have to be careful who you invite to visit.

Perhaps these posters will acknowledge my superior memory and speak up to collaborate corroborate my recollection. Else, I can even search and find these posts, as I remember their names too.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:39 PM   #65
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Perhaps these posters will acknowledge my superior memory and speak up to collaborate my recollection. Else, I can even search and find these posts, as I remember their names too.
I think Rich deleted those posts.
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That's too bad.

Anyway, just as I was showing off my superior memory, I let it slip. I meant to write "corroborate", not "collaborate". Darn! Alzheimer can't be too far away.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:31 PM   #67
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I love teslas. There seem to be more and more of them on the road here in San Diego.
I saw one yesterday on my commute home and was admiring it. From the 1995 dodge pickup I was driving.

I'd rather retire in less than 2 weeks than spend the money on a tesla.
+1 Have a friend with a Tesla. In the end, it's just a car. Won't get you anywhere your dodge pickup won't.
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I just happened to look again at the thread title: "The need for Toys and the desire to FIRE".

What if I switch it to "The desire for Toys and the need to FIRE"? Would that change anything?
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You have not been here long enough, but I remember a poster here with an RV suggesting to visit another poster, and to pull into a remote corner of the host's lot to "let go" of the tanks. No dumping station needed! And by the way, there's yet another poster with a motorhome where she boasted of having 70 gal just in the black tank. I am saying you have to be careful who you invite to visit.
I'm hoping your old enough to understand a jest and I'm old enough not to invite strangers to visit. Sometimes it's a matter of getting use to a persons email/forum talk pattern. Many people think they have friends on forums and that they "know" these strangers. I'm here to learn and have some fun.
AND yuck-o, I hope that was a joke about dumping on someone else's property.

Californiaman, To you it's just a car but maybe it meant something to the other person. My husband and I could be ahead in the ER game if we didn't love our cars and trucks, by quite a bit but we enjoy them. That's why we'll be adding another car to the group in the Fall.
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I just happened to look again at the thread title: "The need for Toys and the desire to FIRE".

What if I switch it to "The desire for Toys and the need to FIRE"? Would that change anything?
Nope, cause right now I still enjoy my job and love my toys!!!

BUY the TESLA!!!!!! Go team, Go!!!!
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I'm hoping your old enough to understand a jest and I'm old enough not to invite strangers to visit. Sometimes it's a matter of getting use to a persons email/forum talk pattern. Many people think they have friends on forums and that they "know" these strangers. I'm here to learn and have some fun.
AND yuck-o, I hope that was a joke about dumping on someone else's property.
The threat "promise" to dump at the host's lot corner was also a joke a few years ago between two old timers here on this forum. They have been here longer than I have. I brought this back to tease them (and you!), and to show off my superior memory.

And at least one of them has seen this thread.

PS. By the way, some of the posters have met each other. I and some others are, er, a bit coy, and have not met anyone in real life. Maybe some day...
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Yes, I've seen where a couple of posters have mentioned meeting up. I'm not coy just a little leery of meeting others with dementia.....(little jest, cause dementia is nothing to joke about).
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