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by halfmoon
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: How much do you give to charity?
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Re: How much do you give to charity?

Most of these responses make me kind of sad, if only because they reflect where we were in accumulation phase. We were selfish, mostly due to a habit of financial fear. It was a hard habit to break even when we became more secure. It's also interesting that most of the more generous cite religious m...
by halfmoon
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 775
Views: 143008

Re: ffj's early retirement

https://i.imgur.com/fRrILTym.jpg I finally got it to link! This is a soaking wet Jade, and she's not normally so rabid (yo, Jason) in appearance. I just love her evil wink in this photo, though. The salvaged wood is a find. I'm wondering if it has any special bug-repelling properties, since tobacco...
by halfmoon
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 775
Views: 143008

Re: ffj's early retirement

ffj, it looks like you have a new challenge/adventure unfolding. Best wishes! This is what keeps us alive. That pup photo reminds me of our own little rescue (one of two). As far as we can determine, she's a windhund crossed with maybe a spaniel? Super hunting instinct. Kind of an odd photo here, in...
by halfmoon
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 501
Views: 113158

Re: the animal's journal

@Halfmoon- Thank you! Always appreciate your comments. I'm not sure I understand your 2nd to last sentence. I think it's about exploring other places and then deciding based off a greater understanding? Most of the time I really am content here. I'd say it's somewhere in the range of 30% of days th...
by halfmoon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ember's journal
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: ember's journal

I commented on your intro, but I'll say it again: welcome! Regarding your anxiety over exchange rates: is there any way to open a bank account in the US and invest in US dollar CDs? There's a credit union in Pennsylvania that's offering 3.25% on a 3-year CD, which might fit nicely with your plan to ...
by halfmoon
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from London!
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Hello from London!

Welcome, ember! Congratulations on finding love and getting yourself in a position to retire in 2 years. I grew up in Pennsylvania, and it still has a lot of rural land and forests. The rural areas are employment-challenged, so you can get some remarkable deals on real estate.
by halfmoon
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

@halfmoon No hunters here but understand from experiences with my own diminutive DH that how furious the guy confronting is makes a lot of impact. He once gave chase in a car when he spotted a fly-tipping driver (much bigger) in action in our drive. Made him stop his van, return to our property and...
by halfmoon
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 501
Views: 113158

Re: the animal's journal

Animal, your journal is always so interesting. After reading the more recent posts, I had SO many thoughts. Alas, 99% of them are useless due to our difference in age, gender, life choices and geography. I'm left with a few paltry contributions: 1. Gender never seemed important to me pre-Facebook, a...
by halfmoon
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: bigato's journal
Replies: 468
Views: 66315

Re: bigato's journal

On the other side, having the stream of money from the job can make that much faster. I may try to push for telecommuting after I finish the project I'm in, so that I have the option to move there sooner and possibly keeping the job for longer, at least as long as necessary to do all the restoratio...
by halfmoon
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I just wrote replies to everyone's comments, and they vaporized. Is it my computer (possible), my lameness (utterly probable), or has this site gotten more difficult? Anyway...I love what everyone wrote, both familiar voices and new ones. Thank you, and now onward to the past. ;) THE ROAD NOT TAKEN ...
by halfmoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

ffj wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:50 pm
The wall looks like it perfectly fits there. That's not always easily accomplished, so my compliments to you. Nice work.
High praise indeed from you, ffj. Thank you!
by halfmoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: akratic's ERE journal
Replies: 642
Views: 123120

Re: akratic's ERE journal

Selfishly, I'm posting on akratic's journal to try bumping it. This was one of the first journals to which I became addicted. Understood that people move on, but I can hope.
by halfmoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

I want to insert a revelation quickly here, because I feel the pressure to not keep posting periodically and bumping my journal. :? Today was a rainy one, which deprived me of outdoor accomplishment and forced me to face my Fear of Cleaning. Things are insanely dust-infested chez nous, so I decided ...
by halfmoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

7Wb5, you're a rockstar in my mind...so thank you for the kind words. I do count myself very lucky. Crazy lucky, really.
by halfmoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Thanks to everyone for the suggestions for not losing a post when I hit Edit. I did try going back, but it was gone for good. This time I’m writing in Word and will copy over when done. Be warned: below lies a bunch of whining, then excessive bragging about what a bad-ass I am. CATCHING UP ON THE PR...
by halfmoon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Jason wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:32 am
This is like discovering a trove of unreleased videos by your favorite vintage porn star.

Welcome back, Halfmoon.
All of the welcoming posts made me smile, but this one made me laugh out loud. :lol:
by halfmoon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Thank you everyone for the kind words after my shocking neglect. ;) I just spent close to an hour writing an update of our life over the past 1.5 years, and it somehow vaporized...just all disappeared, and I was asked to log in again. :shock: I think I'll have to try again tomorrow.
by halfmoon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

George the original one wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:59 pm
Yay!
:D :D
by halfmoon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Thank you, animal! :D
by halfmoon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 86303

Re: Halfmoon's journal

It's heartwarming (and sort of shocking) to see that people have posted in my journal after all this time. I'm inspired to continue. Thank you.