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by rube
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 372
Views: 113714

Re: Rube's journal

@DG in our new house it is not more noisy, but somewhat different type of noises. Also depending on the wind direction. We will move our bedroom to another location in the house, which I am currently working on, with a lot of insulation (both for heat/cold and sound). So that part should be better i...
by rube
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: DutchGirl's journal
Replies: 571
Views: 161280

Re: DutchGirl's journal

Hi DG, taking some time off and having some distance from your normal job is doing you good, on several aspects, it seems. Your reason #2 to not jump the ship earlier is not a valid reason imo, they can sort it out. #1 can be valid (perhaps, depending wat type of agreement/promise you made) and #3 i...
by rube
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8321

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

ok, i'm being a little cartoonish to make a point, but your different perspectives won't be bridged easily. so you guys might want to agree to disagree, and not take it personally, because clearly you have different ideologies regarding certain things, and you can't convince each other that your ow...
by rube
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 372
Views: 113714

Re: Rube's journal

Thanks @BlueNote @Liberatemind and @Dutchgirl. He's fine again other than a little low on energy. A very special forum, three person from three different continents reaching out. DG you're right, simply having more time available as a family during the the school summer holiday will be good for us. ...
by rube
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pilgrim's Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 1883

Re: Pilgrim's Progress

Re. the float/valve: as a landlord I am happy to reimburse the renter for such things and I have done this on a couple of occasions. It's easier/cheaper for me and sometimes faster/easier for the renter, win-win.
by rube
Wed Feb 10, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 372
Views: 113714

Re: Rube's journal

Several things happened in the last couple of months, but it feels like nothing really major worth to write about. Just...living, working (a bit), working on the house, making plans for the house, possible travel, enjoy time together, administration, cleaning, finding new renters etc. You know just ...
by rube
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Pilgrim's Progress
Replies: 31
Views: 1883

Re: Pilgrim's Progress

@pilgrim, our kids were 4 and 7 when we started our journey here in 2012. We're located in Europe, so might be too different to be of much help.

Good luck with the journey!
by rube
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts
Replies: 147
Views: 8321

Re: On deleting journals, posts, and accounts

Several journals were absolutely a great inspiration and motivation to me when I started with my own path. Over the years they have become less important for me, because I had read and internalized lots of the information. But for newcomers a lot of interesting information has gone, which I think is...
by rube
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again
Replies: 235
Views: 28665

Re: Phase III - Deja Vu All Over Again

Exciting times IlliniDave, I am curious what the final date will be.
by rube
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1100
Views: 309022

Re: C40's Journal

Great update C40, thanks. For me it has been a long time ago I lived for a (short) period in Asia. Before going, I had heard a lot about "culture shock" etc. but for me that was more an issue upon returning to my home country as it took me a long time to settle in and feel normal again. An...
by rube
Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103998

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

Very good Chicos!
Should the flat fee be 21% instead of 21K in your explanation?
by rube
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain
Replies: 502
Views: 103998

Re: Frugal chicos journal - ERE in Spain

A tax specialist sounds like the right person to consult. Perhaps the company setup might also create some tax benefits / possibilities (like deferring profit for later years against a lower tax %, rent a room from your own home, write offs of phone, laptop etc.). If in the end Spain is not working ...
by rube
Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Transportation Questions
Topic: Electric Vehicles
Replies: 70
Views: 3964

Re: Electric Vehicles

Walking is nice but slow. Sometimes it is difficult to have everything, shops, nature, train station, schools within a short walking distance. Hence I love bicycles as they enable us to provide this all to us within a 5-15 min bike ride. And bikes are easy to maintain yourself with a standard set of...
by rube
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: FI Fighter's Journal
Replies: 27
Views: 5549

Re: FI Fighter's Journal

Anyone knows what happened to fifighter (Jay)?
He stopped blogging in Feb/March (and seemingly all other social media) without any goodbye or any hints or so.
by rube
Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: C40's Journal
Replies: 1100
Views: 309022

Re: C40's Journal

It has been 4 months, any interesting updates or experiences since your last update C40?
by rube
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal
Replies: 391
Views: 43434

Re: 3 yrs to FI: ertyu's journal

Wish you a quick recovery Ertyu!
by rube
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: My form of retirement
Replies: 26
Views: 7973

Re: My form of retirement

Thanks 1VKGirl for this update. Please continue to post updates a bit more frequently :-).
by rube
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Rube's journal
Replies: 372
Views: 113714

Re: Rube's journal

We're very fortunate with having two healthy children who are doing well. It is interesting to see their development and personal interests. In the last few weeks: DD of 15 y/o scored C1 on her English test and DS of 12 y/o published his first songs on all major streaming services and almost finishe...
by rube
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seamus's Journal
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Seamus's Journal

Welcome. What are your plans for the future?
by rube
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Liberate Mind: Family Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 3986

Re: Liberate Mind: Family Edition

Thanks for the update LM. Good luck and I will following your regular posts.