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by McTrex
Wed May 30, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Mortgage Recasting
Replies: 17
Views: 843

Re: Mortgage Recasting

Essentially we did the same with our mortgage. We took out a 30-year mortgage with a 5-year fixed interest rate. We were planning all along to repay the mortgage within those five years, but if one of the many reorganization rounds in my company were to impact me, we could fall back to a low monthly...
by McTrex
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.
Replies: 468
Views: 101013

Re: A Journey of Mindfulness--the Remaking of Life in Midstream.

My condolences, Dave.

Keep a close eye on your father, mine had a tough time after losing my mother two years ago after a similar time together.

Kind regards,
McTrex
by McTrex
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: m741's ERE Journal
Replies: 600
Views: 99386

Re: m741's ERE Journal

Congratulations!

Be sure to take your time to decompress and enjoy your new life :)

Oh, and please keep us posted :)
by McTrex
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 59342

Re: Halfmoon's journal

That's good to hear, halfmoon!
by McTrex
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: NOW OPEN WORLDWIDE My Christmas gift to the ERE community
Replies: 52
Views: 3277

Re: NOW OPEN WORLDWIDE My Christmas gift to the ERE community

Arrgghh...too late :(((

Congratulations Distracted! :)
by McTrex
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 927
Views: 176606

Re: C40's Journal

Try Pimsleur, that works pretty well for me while driving.
by McTrex
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Henk's journey thru life
Replies: 234
Views: 52234

Re: Henk's journey thru life

Hi Henk, please keep up the journal, even if infrequently. It's always interesting and inspiring to read about the other side.
by McTrex
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 281
Views: 29554

Re: bigato's journal

Good to hear from you again, bigato! Your life sounds pretty sweet!
by McTrex
Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician
Replies: 109
Views: 9263

Re: ffj's journal II Rope Rescue Technician

What's a bight?
by McTrex
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 59342

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Wow...so impressive! Keep it coming, but taking care of your husband has priority of course. We'll be here waiting for you.
by McTrex
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: cmonkey's journal
Replies: 722
Views: 111369

Re: cmonkey's journal

Your story sounds familiar to me wrt the outsourcing and busywork. At the very least go and talk to them. As far as I know your situation from following your journal, you are in a great position to take some risk. I don't remember if your wife is also working, but if so, is her income enough to cove...
by McTrex
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 76
Views: 14448

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Thanks for hosting Simplex! It was great meeting you all, hope to see you again at the next meeting!
by McTrex
Thu May 25, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Freedom through Frugality: Sabaka's Journal
Replies: 57
Views: 8117

Re: Freedom through Frugality: Sabaka's Journal

Couldn't agree more. Working hard or relaxing, doesn't matter as long as it's your choice.
by McTrex
Tue May 09, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Want to lose people quickly - try traveling with them? Share your stories! (the good, the bad, and the ugly)
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: Want to lose people quickly - try traveling with them? Share your stories! (the good, the bad, and the ugly)

Ooohh...travel disasters :) I met this girl online from a country 5000kms away from mine. We mailed and chatted for hours and seemed to have a really good click. Meeting in real life turned out to be quite different. The first time we met in real life she went on holiday to my country (the Netherlan...
by McTrex
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Passive House Design
Replies: 25
Views: 3132

Re: Passive House Design

It's about 7 centimeters for our installation. I was also hoping for a cooler roof because of the shading, but the panels get bloody hot on a sunny summer day, so my guess is, the roof might be even hotter than without panels. Haven't measured this, though.
by McTrex
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Meetup in the Netherlands
Replies: 76
Views: 14448

Re: Meetup in the Netherlands

Hi all,

I've also filled in the doodle. I'll try to come for real this time, together with my wife. She wants to know who all these crazy people are that I'm always talking about :lol:
by McTrex
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 59342

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I was SO PISSED that DH was annoyed with my well-meaning mishap. Stupid superior male! :twisted: I "decided" (perhaps this word suggests too much actual thought process) to JUMP INTO THE POND AND GET THE DAMNED CAGE MYSELF AND SHOW HIM UP. Wow. That water was cold. Also: I was fully clothed, and no...
by McTrex
Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 59342

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Keep it coming! This is going to be one of my favorite journals :)