Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Hermit's Hermitage
Old 07-01-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 2,424
Hermit's Hermitage

Well, it been quite a while since I have checked in. This is the first anniversary of my retirement. I am enjoying retirement very much. The boss from my last job has asked me to come back to work every time I have seen him. I can't keep from getting a big grin as I say "No thanks."

I must say that my spending for the first year was considerably more than I expected. Medical was about $5000 more than I had anticipated and rent both for a place to stay last winter in Virginia and for storage both in Virginia and in Colorado were not planned, but they are temporary so they will go away in the future. I'm also approaching 65 so I hope my medical will also go down.

I am now in the Colorado mountains and work on the Hermitage is progressing. The footers are in and the foundation walls were inspected today so they should be poured in the next day or two. Then I will have some prep work to get ready for framing. I have to put footer drains in, water proof the foundation walls, etc. Then the excavator will back fill the trenches around the house and I will be ready to start framing.

I'll check in from time to time to let you know how the Hermitage is progressing. Hope everyone is enjoying retirement as much as I.

Hermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Today's still life: Hermit garlic (pic) Trek Other topics 6 01-05-2008 04:06 PM
hermit tendencies? Khan Life after FIRE 126 02-08-2007 05:33 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.