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Old 02-24-2006, 09:01 PM   #21
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Oh she wouldnt outsource. Not a chance. Look at how well the gene pool mixed the first time...

He's already starting to get 'minxy' and get into stuff...looking right at us with a big smile while he does exactly what he knows he's not supposed to do.

It'll work itself out in a couple of months.
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Re: 3 Years to Go!
Old 02-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #22
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He's already starting to get 'minxy' and get into stuff...looking right at us with a big smile while he does exactly what he knows he's not supposed to do.
It'll work itself out in a couple of months.
Good luck with that. (Sheryl would note the lack of a sarcasm smiley face!)

Our 13-year-old is doing exactly the same thing with exactly the same expression.

Maybe it's like a boat-- the best days are when you bring them into the house and the day when they leave it "forever".

Jarhead, how'd that parenting problem work out for you guys? When does it get better?
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Jarhead, how'd that parenting problem work out for you guys?* When does it get better?
Nords: Raising teenagers? (We had two that were close in age).

Given the choice of 4 Mos. of Boot Camp, and a month of Advanced Infantry training, followed by being an uninvited "guest" of the North Koreans, or raising teenagers, I consider too close to call.

Be prepared for a lot of grunting, rolling of eyes,
and the general attitude that if you and your wife aren't the dumbest people on the planet, you are at least in the running.

My wife got the brunt of this, as she was a stay at home mom.

However, like many unpleasant periods in ones life, this too will pass.

Unfortunantly, when they are finally through this period, (and you can stand them again), they leave home. (A cruel trick ).

Worthwhile? (Absolutely, at least for my wife and I).

Good luck to you, your wife and your "teenager", just remember, this too
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My wife has told me more than once that she is living the life she would choose if we had won the lottery, with the exception of my absence during working hours.
That's so sweet!
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Old 02-25-2006, 01:21 PM   #25
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Be prepared for a lot of grunting, rolling of eyes, and the general attitude that if you and your wife aren't the dumbest people on the planet, you are at least in the running.
Boy, you can get a lot off those satellite surveillance cameras these days!

Thanks, it's beginning to look as if we'll make it. Summer 2010!
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Good luck with that. (Sheryl would note the lack of a sarcasm smiley face!)

Our 13-year-old is doing exactly the same thing with exactly the same expression.
I meant it'll work out of her, not him!

Jarhead...I tell my wife its just 12 short years before we become stupid assholes, and just 24 short years before we become wonderful and get our brains back.

We're ready.
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Good luck to you, your wife and your "teenager", just remember, this too
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Having raised two boys I agree with Jarhead but would add to his statement.................."this too will pass" like a kidney stone.

Hurts like hell but you sure feel great when it is over.
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do u mind sharing w/us.. your nest egg total, your game plane, your goal in 3 years, your income after re, your current income, your health care plan, oh your age.. i am all ears and would love to hear and learn something.

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do u mind sharing w/us.. your nest egg total, your game plane, your goal in 3 years, your income after re, your current income, your health care plan, oh your age.. i am all ears and would love to hear and learn something.

ton of congrats

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Sure, anything else you want to know?

I'll be 35 in May, so if I stick to the 3 year plan I'll call it quits a few months shy of my 38th birthday. I'm aiming for a ~3.3% withdrawal rate and plan to live on something like $90K +/-, including a $15-20K travel budget and $10K for health insurance. With freelance income I expect our actual withdrawal rate to be somewhere in the low 2% area or lower - at least for the first several years.

The game plan is for me to avoid losing my job, or taking a severe pay cut, over the next three years and for my wife to continue building her freelance contacts. We're also focusing more on the expense side of our equation, something we've never really paid too much attention to until recently. I'm pretty sure we can cut quite a bit from our expenses without really sacrificing that much. We'll be testing this theory over the next few years.

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Sure, anything else you want to know?

I'll be 35 in May, so if I stick to the 3 year plan I'll call it quits a few months shy of my 38th birthday. I'm aiming for a ~3.3% withdrawal rate and plan to live on something like $90K +/-, including a $15-20K travel budget and $10K for health insurance. With freelance income I expect our actual withdrawal rate to be somewhere in the low 2% area or lower - at least for the first several years.
Very impressive portfolio! Congrats.
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