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Forum: Life after FIRE 10-05-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,237
Posted By djsander
Started digging ditches at a construction site in...

Started digging ditches at a construction site in 1979 at $2.90/hr. Retired this year and made close to 200k. The last 15 years I broke the 100k/year salary and lived in a LCOL area so it really...
Forum: Life after FIRE 10-05-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 152,354
Posted By djsander
Went out on our deck to watch the balloons at the...

Went out on our deck to watch the balloons at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. A couple came right over the top of our house and we live on the West side of the Rio Grande. Only been here a few months...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-21-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 44,216
Posted By djsander
Patching stucco and will continue for a few more...

Patching stucco and will continue for a few more days. We figure if we can get 5-10 years with a bit of a Jackson Pollock look fixing cracks and holes then we can better plan on the spend for a...
Forum: Life after FIRE 09-21-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,548
Posted By djsander
We retired to a little higher cost of living...

We retired to a little higher cost of living area. It is a high desert location. Our kids werenít thrilled with visiting weíre we were living but they would visit us. Both came to visit us at our...
Forum: Life after FIRE 07-29-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 1,675
Views: 147,544
Posted By djsander
I’ve been living with 32” TV since 2007. DW said...

I’ve been living with 32” TV since 2007. DW said when I retire and we get a new house I can look at upgrading. So we retired and moved. We were at a store next to BestBuy and she asked if I wanted to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 05-09-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,757
Posted By djsander
Retired for 3 months and We have been packing,...

Retired for 3 months and We have been packing, downsizing and setting up for a move. We have busy doing stuff that has to be done, but some days do what we want to relax. We will be moving in a few...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-30-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By djsander
If you are planning to do everything you have to...

If you are planning to do everything you have to be up on all the building codes, permit requirements etc. You can’t just build the house then try to sell it in 2 years with out all the necessary...
Forum: Health and Early Retirement 04-27-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,619
Posted By djsander
I wonder if theyíll honor that DQ coupon in...

I wonder if theyíll honor that DQ coupon in Shreveport? Donít want to drive to Nacogdoches if I can help it.:)
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-08-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 152,354
Posted By djsander
Cleaned up the back yard while DW went to town....

Cleaned up the back yard while DW went to town. Informed DW we will soon have to have our first draw on our cash for the next months expenses. Two months into retirement and she said it’s too soon to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 04-08-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,150
Posted By djsander
I along with others were offered an early...

I along with others were offered an early retirement package. When I told the SVP that had hired me that I was accepting the package he told me when they were deciding who to include they weren’t...
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,822
Posted By djsander
Ribbon cutters is one for first time buyers. Fly...

Ribbon cutters is one for first time buyers. Fly homes is another. I stumbled on to this way to make an all cash when reading the thread on housing bubble over at bogleheads. Iím sure there are more....
Forum: Life after FIRE 03-24-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,822
Posted By djsander
The housing market is unbalanced due to low...

The housing market is unbalanced due to low interest rates, high material prices and low inventory because people don’t want to move. It’s more apparent in the smaller markets that typically don’t...
Forum: COVID-19 | Containment Area 03-11-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3,398
Views: 181,472
Posted By djsander
Signed DW and I up yesterday evening with the...

Signed DW and I up yesterday evening with the LSU health science site and this morning checked our email and had an appointment for this afternoon. They said we could come anytime if we wanted to...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-20-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 152,354
Posted By djsander
Been on a boil advisory since Tuesday night. Took...

Been on a boil advisory since Tuesday night. Took a Navy shower due to low pressure then rinsed with some boiled water. It’s been about 36 years since I took a Navy shower. I’ll probably have bad...
Forum: Young Dreamers 02-20-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 18,437
Posted By djsander
No and I don’t think I will. Was offered an early...

No and I don’t think I will. Was offered an early retirement package, took it and retired on Feb 12th. The first week we are shut in do to weather, but I’m not getting phone calls, emails and text...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-16-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,189
Posted By djsander
I would say yes Santa Fe is desirable, but...

I would say yes Santa Fe is desirable, but Albuquerque no due to the extremely high crime rate. The flight will be short lived as interest rates become more in line and people miss the allure of the...
Forum: Other topics 02-15-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,971
Views: 405,086
Posted By djsander
North Louisiana it’s 18F with a 4F windchill and...

North Louisiana it’s 18F with a 4F windchill and about 6” of snow on the ground. Tonight it will be about 5f
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-15-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 152,354
Posted By djsander
My first Monday of retirement. Got up and we have...

My first Monday of retirement. Got up and we have around 6” of snow, temp is 17F with a 4F wind chill. It’s bad since we live in Louisiana. The upside is I’m not getting calls and emails from work...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-15-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,285
Posted By djsander
This topic reminds me of the time my wife and I...

This topic reminds me of the time my wife and I stopped along I10 in Florida to have an early supper. We were in our early 50s and stood waiting for our table. As we looked around we noted we were...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-12-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 152,354
Posted By djsander
I emailed the final document to our HR department...

I emailed the final document to our HR department today and although on the books as an employee I am retired.
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-12-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By djsander
Today it is official. Yesterday I turned in all...

Today it is official. Yesterday I turned in all my company items, cleared out the remaining items in my office and had a virtual retirement party then drove home. Today I got up, signed one last...
Forum: Life after FIRE 02-03-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2,235
Views: 152,354
Posted By djsander
Entered the realm of single digits until...

Entered the realm of single digits until retirement. 9 days left!
Forum: Life after FIRE 12-23-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 67,128
Posted By djsander
I accepted our company early retirement incentive...

I accepted our company early retirement incentive and am joining the class of 2021. My final day will be mid-February. My DW and I had been planning for awhile to retire in 2022 or 2023. This fell...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-23-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,126
Posted By djsander
The company I work for offered a voluntary early...

The company I work for offered a voluntary early retirement for those over 60. Some here won’t consider that early but, for me it is. I accepted it and retiring in February. Everybody seems to be...
Forum: FIRE and Money 07-26-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 18,660
Posted By djsander
Thanks for the update. Iím following this one as...

Thanks for the update. Iím following this one as Iím a 1960er. Iíve contacted my congressman which was a dud.
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