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by ertyu
Fri May 07, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: grundomatic's journal
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: grundomatic's journal

Imo fun is a legit goal. The point of ERE isn't that some goals are legit and some aren't, the point is to look at whether 1. you're meeting those goals in ways that doesn't shoot you in the foot when it comes to other goals, and 2. you're meeting those goals in a way that aligns with larger values ...
by ertyu
Wed May 05, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Advice for complete beginners in renovation/repairs?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Advice for complete beginners in renovation/repairs?

As I've shared before, in November of last year I bought a fixer-upper apartment to fix up in order to develop skills. However, I am finding myself avoiding doing the work. After some introspection I realized the reason is really simple: it's out of my comfort zone and my knowledge is limited so it'...
by ertyu
Wed May 05, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: L's Journal
Replies: 175
Views: 31312

Re: L's Journal

Congratulations! Seems like a good time buffer to get prepared for any changes, too. Here's to hoping the new job fits better.
by ertyu
Wed May 05, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Life without a washing machine...
Replies: 50
Views: 12951

Re: Life without a washing machine...

An interesting side effect of living without a washing machine that I just discovered: I began to live without a washing machine this past November because the apartment I am fixing up doesn't have a functional kitchen or any other space where a washing machine can be hooked up even if I owned one (...
by ertyu
Wed May 05, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 28
Views: 2276

Re: CDR's Journal

My second hand store is one of a couple of chains that buy donated clothes from western europe (Germans or Austrians donate clothes to charity, charity bales them up and resells them for cash). Our local chains restock completely once a month, and prices go down as the month progresses. Brand new it...
by ertyu
Tue May 04, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: CDR's Journal
Replies: 28
Views: 2276

Re: CDR's Journal

Not just thrifted clothes. One could reupholster old furniture with thrifted curtains, make house slippers from an old coat (someone on the forum made this!), make pillows and pillowcases, resize/adapt bedsheets that are of nice material but wrong size (e.g. convert a too-small duvet case into a fla...
by ertyu
Mon May 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Learn to be easy to live with?
Replies: 17
Views: 843

Re: Learn to be easy to live with?

shelob wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 4:14 pm
@ertyu - Can you read my mind??? :shock:
my family of origin is also a shitshow :lol:

strength brother :muscle:
by ertyu
Mon May 03, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

Hm, very good point. We are used to thinking about ERE as a way to reduce our dependence on the salaried job by getting multiple sources of "yields," but maybe it's just as relevant to think about reducing our dependence on the formal economy for our drives for success, status, ambition, m...
by ertyu
Sun May 02, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Learn to be easy to live with?
Replies: 17
Views: 843

Re: Learn to be easy to live with?

Hm, I'll start with saying I think you need to worry less. Explanation: You seem like a thoughtful person. This post is evidence of that. Here is you pre-planning a situation and wanting to do the right thing and get it right. You're good people. You already have the important things down: do your c...
by ertyu
Sun May 02, 2021 1:47 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo
Replies: 30
Views: 1700

Re: The Making of a Renaissance Hobo

recommendation: combine lentil gruel and indian dish. lentils with a bit more spices over rice makes dal, which is delicious and a complete protein. Once you master the basic use of spices, you can use the same method on cooking on chick peas etc. I don't have too great an access to "exotic&quo...
by ertyu
Sun May 02, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: grundomatic's journal
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: grundomatic's journal

I teach first grade I read through this post, got to here, and went, Ah. :lol: I would say, prioritize building your capacity for activity. Build stamina, so to say, both physical and psychological. This might look like yoga or meditation -- or a nap -- after work instead of zoning out in front of ...
by ertyu
Sat May 01, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Zankas poker-journal
Replies: 176
Views: 25096

Re: Zankas poker-journal

Congratulations on embarking on this new stage!
by ertyu
Sat May 01, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

I can imagine myself being happy doing the occasional therapy session for someone online, making 400 bucks a month, and living somewhere low cost ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No need to bother with insurance etc. when you charge 30 bucks per session
by ertyu
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs
Replies: 17
Views: 862

Re: The Hacking of the American Mind - Bad vs. Good Jobs

A therapist or GP with a private practice?

But yeah, most of my jobs have also been bad by the above definition even though I've worked in different countries and different industries. It might just be capitalism, tbh.
by ertyu
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Which covid vaccine would you pick?
Replies: 24
Views: 1257

Re: Which covid vaccine would you pick?

nomadscientist wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:31 am
So far the Russian one looks like the best. You can get in Serbia without having any connection to the country (apparently there are a lot of anti-vaxers in Serbia).
what type is it?
by ertyu
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 375
Views: 83163

Re: mooretrees journal

Another person who underestimated how slow his project would go here: I'm not progressing on the apartment as fast as I thought I would. It happens. The change of pace is information; plans just get adjusted accordingly.
by ertyu
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles
Replies: 68
Views: 2684

Re: The Road Goes on Forever--Sometimes in Circles

What app did you use for tracking?
by ertyu
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Something From Nothing Log
Replies: 694
Views: 178751

Re: Something From Nothing Log

davtheram12 wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:20 am
I just don't know what to do with it.
learn this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2UweAt ... asBorsatti
by ertyu
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: I made a knife
Replies: 20
Views: 783

Re: I made a knife

very cool. tell supervisor hi
by ertyu
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Bodyweight exercises
Replies: 41
Views: 1391

Re: Bodyweight exercises

Should I do different muscle groups each day, or one all overall routine on alternate days ? I think as a beginner, this doesn't really matter. All the frills and details are for people who want to optimize for that last sliver of performance. Those aren't your goals right now, though. Your goals r...