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Forum: Life after FIRE Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,135
Posted By hakuna matata
I will retire this year at age 55, and I don't...

I will retire this year at age 55, and I don't plan on telling anyone for the most part. I have been running my own office (and will continue to do that but on a very part time basis when I pull the...
Forum: Other topics 04-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,069
Posted By hakuna matata
Our house had white/beige carpet throughout and...

Our house had white/beige carpet throughout and vinyl floors in bathrooms and laundry room when we bought it. It was pretty cheap materials, low quality carpets and vinyl flooring. It hadn't worn...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-28-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,512
Posted By hakuna matata
Yea I don't see that in my career either. I...

Yea I don't see that in my career either. I stopped my career path short about 5 years ago as I saw what was required both physically and emotionally to get to the next level in my career. So I opted...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-16-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By hakuna matata
I do this as well. When I go into Seattle I...

I do this as well. When I go into Seattle I commute via the ferry and in the winter it isn't any fun. So I tell myself, well this is the last time you have to get up at 4:30 to catch an early morning...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-15-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By hakuna matata
Well I am on contract to another friends firm....

Well I am on contract to another friends firm. Nice project, nice people, nice client--hell I even contracted to only go into the office 2 days a week and telecommute the rest of the week. I just...
Forum: Other topics 03-15-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By hakuna matata
I haven't seen gyms dropping off in my area. My...

I haven't seen gyms dropping off in my area. My gym just built a new building in fact, and they have been in business at least 10 years that I know of. Like braumeister said the resolution army is...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-15-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By hakuna matata
sigh...I guess Einstein was right

About time. I swear as I get closer and closer to my retirement date, time seems to be slowing down! 139 work days left but it seems like 130 years. I envy those of you that just up and decided to...
Forum: Other topics 02-24-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,133
Posted By hakuna matata
New roof or reusing the old roof are both good...

New roof or reusing the old roof are both good options in my humble opinion (as an Architect). I have concrete tile on my house but haven't had the issue you describe--although I know about it and it...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By hakuna matata
Based on the contract language he quoted I would...

Based on the contract language he quoted I would say he has to work 960 hours. It states that is a min requirement. Also states that he can't work more than 20 hours in a week. So based on that I...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,393
Views: 362,914
Posted By hakuna matata
A group of 15 year old boys discussed where they...

A group of 15 year old boys discussed where they should meet for dinner. It was agreed they would meet at the McDonald's next to Captain Jack's Seafood Grille because they only had six dollars among...
Forum: Other topics 02-09-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,393
Views: 362,914
Posted By hakuna matata
Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental...

Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital. One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end, sank to the bottom of the pool, and...
Forum: Other topics 02-02-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 291
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Posted By hakuna matata
It is all perspective. I thought it was a great...

It is all perspective. I thought it was a great game (being a Seahawks fan), well executed by Seattle, spread out fine play by many Seattle players, was tough to pick a MVP, and frankly I thought...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 01-18-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,993
Posted By hakuna matata
I think I am a minority here in that I love being...

I think I am a minority here in that I love being an Architect. Being an Architect is great--but the introduction of money changes the dynamics for me. When money is introduced it becomes work for me...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 73,082
Posted By hakuna matata
Milestones: We have hit and even gone...

Milestones:

We have hit and even gone significantly above, the ER number.

Now--180 work days until retirement! woo-hoo. When I put it in work days it seems more manageable somehow to me. But...
Forum: FIRE and Money 01-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,430
Posted By hakuna matata
Nope--not even close, the whole mindset doesn't...

Nope--not even close, the whole mindset doesn't work for me. We are still working but still on track for this fall. I would be retired now but we had to wait for my wife to get her 20 years in so she...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By hakuna matata
True statement! There is a local pub that my wife...

True statement! There is a local pub that my wife and I go to on our Friday night date, and we usually are there around 6:30 or 7. Awhile back we went there later than usual, and the crowd was very...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-04-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By hakuna matata
EXACTLY!! The four couples I am thinking of all...

EXACTLY!! The four couples I am thinking of all act younger than many of the couples our age. I am sure a lot of that is not working! And a natural personality towards life helps I think. There are a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 01-04-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By hakuna matata
All my friends are old..er..older?

An interesting by product of early retirement it seems is that the vast majority of people we seem to hang with these days are alll older than us by a good 10 years! Has anyone else who retired early...
Forum: Life after FIRE 11-20-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By hakuna matata
I guess I am ready after all

I have 218 workdays left (not that I am counting or anything) which is 10 months and 9 calendar days for those people who insist on keeping track :)

But I did something today that really drove...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-26-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By hakuna matata
Glad to hear that. I had one client who was...

Glad to hear that. I had one client who was trying to fit a stairway into basically a closet depth! She just couldn't understand why it wouldn't work, it worked in her plan so just make it work! On...
Forum: Other topics 10-25-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 100,270
Posted By hakuna matata
Poor kids--this is cruel! But funny! ...

Poor kids--this is cruel! But funny!

Halloween Treats Gone Wrong - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnzbZ2RA4qQ&feature=youtu.be)
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-25-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By hakuna matata
No problems :) I find any info I get from a...

No problems :) I find any info I get from a client is helpful, what isn't helpful is when they can't let an idea go! Some ideas are great as ideas, but don't work in reality. I see my job is to help...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-25-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,456
Posted By hakuna matata
I designed our dream house and we were going to...

I designed our dream house and we were going to build right around the market crash, but the appraisers were spooked at that moment in time, and the appraisal came in way low. So I would have had to...
Forum: Hi, I am... 10-20-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,951
Posted By hakuna matata
Welcome--just a few miles north of you, near...

Welcome--just a few miles north of you, near Banner Forest. Good luck with your plan. My wife and I are both shooting for next year at age 55 ourselves.
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-30-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 31,989
Posted By hakuna matata
Okay I am now into my final year starting...

Okay I am now into my final year starting tomorrow. So on Oct 1, 2014 I will be free to do what I want. 365 calendar days, 254 works days--not that I am counting :) So one year from today I will be...
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