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by Earlybath
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 167
Views: 40756

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

I quickly skimmed the regs last night, as far as I could see they don’t mandate extraction from close to the hob, just that if the extraction is not adjacent to the hob it needs to extract 60l/m. So One of these fugly things https://www.screwfix.com/p/manrose-wf150ap-automatic-axial-pullcord-kitchen...
by Earlybath
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: JollyScot's Journey Starts
Replies: 167
Views: 40756

Re: JollyScot's Journey Starts

Window mounted extractor fan for building regs, then take insurance against listed buildings approval ?

My first house was a listed wreck, had a few niggles like this that came out of the woodwork on sale. Wouldn’t do again, despite tripling value.
by Earlybath
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Reluctant Journal
Replies: 346
Views: 121119

Re: The Reluctant Journal

Ouch, Glad you’re Ok and not letting a random accident hold you back.
by Earlybath
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Reluctant Journal
Replies: 346
Views: 121119

Re: The Reluctant Journal

IIRC were you not hitting the kettlebells at some point ? Did you stop or find them ineffective ?
by Earlybath
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hazel-is-ok's Freedom Journal
Replies: 20
Views: 2290

Re: Hazel-is-ok's Freedom Journal

Hi Hazel, Thats a pretty turbulent first half. I'm glad you've found some peace and stability. I don't think your figures are deluded, try working your numbers through this guide compiled from real life spending as a sanity check. https://www.which.co.uk/money/pensions-and-retirement/starting-to-pla...
by Earlybath
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: L's Journal
Replies: 182
Views: 35201

Re: L's Journal

Advantage drops on the pets, Indorex spray on the settee and carpet edges. Family harmony restored in 2 days.
by Earlybath
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Kipling's Journal
Replies: 88
Views: 16718

Re: Kipling's Journal

Kipling wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:15 pm
Must (really, must) do better.
At what? For what purpose?
by Earlybath
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Escaping the shackles (UK)
Replies: 16
Views: 3415

Re: Escaping the shackles (UK)

Well given that I was fixer-uppering 20 years ago I might have a rose-tinted view but it was actually not that hard, just time consuming. I did get help in for stuff I didn't want to risk like gas work, plumbing (pre-pex) and plastering. Everything else was a case of looking it up , planning and jus...
by Earlybath
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Escaping the shackles (UK)
Replies: 16
Views: 3415

Re: Escaping the shackles (UK)

Hey Matt, good to see another poster from the Uk. That's a pretty impressive start, with lots of big changes in the pipeline. So the caveat on my comments is that I'm twice your age and have 2 teenage children, almost inevitably I'm more risk averse or than you and the reason for that risk aversion ...
by Earlybath
Thu May 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for
Replies: 29
Views: 6925

Re: Non-ere things you are happy to pay for

A VPN - Google’s creepy crap was getting offensive.
by Earlybath
Thu May 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Noedig's Journal
Replies: 73
Views: 23386

Re: Noedig's Journal

Congrats, habit and prudence can do one, I'm sure the digital satanic mills will continue to grind on without you. Be sure to swipe some post-its on the way out.
by Earlybath
Thu May 16, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: L's Journal
Replies: 182
Views: 35201

Re: L's Journal

Yep podcasts are a bit of a low information density nightmare, but needs must... I've tended to view a lot of ER type writing as people rattling the bars of their gilded cages, un-jobbing seemed to be a much more reasonable "why build a cage?" approach. I think you are in a pretty unique s...
by Earlybath
Wed May 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: L's Journal
Replies: 182
Views: 35201

Re: L's Journal

Have you come across the "unjobbing" concept ? It sounds like you have some ideas in common. As I recall it's not so much about retiring early so much as recognising and accepting the trade offs involved in working at what you find fulfilling rather than maximising your income, Michael Fog...
by Earlybath
Sat May 04, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Kipling's Journal
Replies: 88
Views: 16718

Re: Kipling's Journal

I came across this vineyard unexpectedly while out on a hike a couple of months ago. https://www.redhillestate.com/ Really beautiful to look at and owner seemed to be having a pretty good time of it (he was labelling up bottles), but the risk / reward of running a vineyard in the Uk boggles the mind...
by Earlybath
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from North West England
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: Hello from North West England

Hey BookLover, welcome.
Maths tuition sounds like its got legs, if you don't fancy the salaryman experience and the book writing is a bit 'slow'. Are you charging the going rate? Have you considered leafleting a small 'posh' area ?
by Earlybath
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Reluctant Journal
Replies: 346
Views: 121119

Re: The Reluctant Journal

We will be driving him every morning and collecting every evening...so looking forward to it ...NOT...the joys of parenthood. Yep, had to do the taxi drive of shame for 6 months with DD last year, as she kept getting 'distracted' on the way to college. However, the biggest change in her outlook cam...
by Earlybath
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Reluctant Journal
Replies: 346
Views: 121119

Re: The Reluctant Journal

My DS crashed out of college only after 1 semester...never went to any lecture, partied all the time and failed all first term exams. Missed this bit of the update, but... DS probably isn't feeling the love but it's good that this happened so quickly. Nephew did this all 1st year at one place befor...
by Earlybath
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Kipling's Journal
Replies: 88
Views: 16718

Re: Kipling's Journal

Hello Kipling, I'm glad to see you've started a journal. Having spent a fair bit of time ruminating on past 'inefficiencies' myself e.g. paying off mortgages, not taking out pensions, futzing about with asset allocations and so on, I concluded that although people spend an awful lot of time blogging...
by Earlybath
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Reluctant Journal
Replies: 346
Views: 121119

Re: The Reluctant Journal

1taskaday wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:47 pm
I can't bear cats
Yep anti-social little buggers just want to lay in the sun all day, everyone else can sod off...
by Earlybath
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Suze Orman Hates FIRE
Replies: 41
Views: 9860

Re: Suze Orman Hates FIRE

She says she was working from "bad information".
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 2681919550