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by mooretrees
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Tyler9000's Journal
Replies: 191
Views: 52813

Re: Tyler9000's Journal

Your journal is one I've read a few times as a sorta carrot for me. It's really interesting to hear about life on the other side of work. And exciting, I hope it's not too far away for me! Thanks for keeping the journal going.
by mooretrees
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

@cheepnis most mornings that are clear I have a much better view of Orion than my buddy who can actually stay up late. So, mornings are really good for night time viewing too. Orion is one of my favorite constellations. I don't know a ton, but I always feel like he's my buddy. Plus I loved Greek myt...
by mooretrees
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: ERE Investment Curriculum
Replies: 28
Views: 3720

Re: ERE Investment Curriculum

Sounds like a plan. Will start working on it as soon as the book comes in soon.
by mooretrees
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE
Replies: 389
Views: 60674

Re: classical_Liberal's Semi-ERE

Are you at all concerned with maintaining your skills as a nurse with big breaks? I worry about that with my job, and I feel it might be a reason to work longer stretches. Perhaps that is not a concern for you? It seems like you've been putting this time off to good use and some shifts in thinking a...
by mooretrees
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Alice_AU journal
Replies: 54
Views: 5666

Re: Alice_AU journal

Well done! That's a HUGE savings, and if you like the haircut it might be a sustainable change. Bet it feels good!
by mooretrees
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

Read (and starting to reread) a book about habits, Better Than Before. I like the author, she writes in a semi-autobiographical way where she, friends and family members try out habits and methods of sticking to habits that she researches. According to her terminology, I am an Obliger. Someone that ...
by mooretrees
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Farm life and Semi-ER
Replies: 73
Views: 7765

Re: Farm life and Semi-ER

Nice job on the hankies. My son has recently discovered the fun of throwing the toilet paper roll and watching it roll away. Needless to say we've gone through tp much too fast recently! Now we store it up hight where he can't get it..... I like your stories, and what a great job with your daughter!...
by mooretrees
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Gravy Train's Journal
Replies: 131
Views: 16210

Re: Gravy Train's Journal

I have heard some people say the couples therapy has helped them go through the splitting up process. Maybe that will be your deal? Might be nice to have a 'real' therapist to help with the unravelling. I read recently that getting married adds five hours of housework to a woman's life. I have a sta...
by mooretrees
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

@peanut, thanks but I think I was overreacting! But, I am also preparing to deal with this sort of commentary. Just one of the problems when you tell folks what 'crazy' scheme you're up to that is different from the norm. Folks who know me aren't too surprised by this current dream. I do think DH wi...
by mooretrees
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

There's no better part of life than getting excited about some type of big change. I know the schoolie has been on your mind for awhile, so taking these first steps must be REALLY exciting. Congrats! Thanks! A lot of what you write about in your journal these days swims around my head a lot. I'm al...
by mooretrees
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

I have lightly looked for one to try out @peanut, it would be fun to have a full weekend, good beta as some say. I'm not worried though, we have a three bedroom, two bath house right now. But, we all sleep in one bed, and only occasionally go into the basement to do laundry. We mainly hang in our li...
by mooretrees
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

Hmmm, @bigato I was sorta planning on waiting but I see your point. Learning to live with much less before would make the transition easier. Is that what you meant? And yes, I've noticed that it is slow going to get rid of stuff responsibly. We've not had much luck selling things, but perhaps we wer...
by mooretrees
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

Ha ha, no worries @gravy Train, didn't feel negative at all. I know that the skoolie idea is outside the social norm for living with children these days. It seems like the normal way to raise kids these days is to get a bigger home to deal with all of the people. My sister and her family have a 5000...
by mooretrees
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

We went and checked out a skoolie yesterday evening. The guy has been living in his rig for eight years and slow traveling. The two reasons he went the skoolie route as opposed to an rv were his piano and the wood stove. He had a regular looking (to my uneducated eyes) piano with several straps keep...
by mooretrees
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 190
Views: 28637

Re: wolf's journal

Cool to read your process @wolf. I've created a limited web of goals, but it hasn't been part of my daily thought process. So it is interesting to hear how you connect your writing and the different modules and then make small or big choices with those in mind. For me, I doubt I'll spend so much tim...
by mooretrees
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: wolf's journal
Replies: 190
Views: 28637

Re: wolf's journal

@wolf I've been reading your Renaissance posts and it is really interesting (and sometimes too abstract for me) but I'm curious about how this work has changed anything for you. Is this your style to think deeply and make incremental changes? Has this process changed anything in your day to day life...
by mooretrees
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

@wolf Thanks for your comments. I think you are right about spending and life satisfaction only being slightly connected. Since I've started pursuing ERE (more just ER since I'm 43), I've sorta assumed that if you got control of your free time by having hobbies that were satisfying and cheap, and op...
by mooretrees
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Portland Meet-Up October 27, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2490

Re: Portland Meet-Up October 27, 2019

Hope it is fun, I won't make it. But maybe another meet up near Thanksgiving might work?
by mooretrees
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 123
Views: 17458

Re: mooretrees journal

I finished Akratic's journal several days ago. What a fantastic guy he seemed to be. It was a really fun read, until the last post. And it would be nice to hear he was doing ok. What it made me think and reflect on, is that while people talk about ERE in the forum and are doing it, it doesn't seem l...
by mooretrees
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: ERE Community
Topic: Portland Meet-Up October 27, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2490

Re: Portland Meet-Up October 27, 2019

I love the apple festival!!! I have been to it many times. If we do come into town the 19th, maybe we can meet up then? We won't be into pdx until the afternoon as we have our last farmers market of the year that morning. I do think DH would like the zoo, not sure he's ever been to that one. Maybe I...