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by mooretrees
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 554
Views: 145250

Re: the animal's journal

Really interesting to hear your thoughts about food and waste and what resources have been inspiring you lately. I've just found Ethan Hughes and am blown away by him and his work. Have you read The Unsettlers? That's where I read about the Possibility Alliance for the first time. I wanted to echo W...
by mooretrees
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

@WRC, I wish I had written all of what you just said! Yes, yes and yes. The house is the backup plan for if we outgrow or stop wanting to live in the bus, and with a young child that's a real possibility. And yes, real estate is much more palatable than learning the stock market, economics and so on...
by mooretrees
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Inspiration
Topic: Retrofitting Community
Replies: 25
Views: 1067

Re: Retrofitting Community

That original articles was really fun and inspiring. I live on a block with two rental properties on either side. I've thought about trying to buy one of the properties because it has a lovely south facing yard and a small house. I'm not really ready to consider it yet, but I can see how this could ...
by mooretrees
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

@c_L, @WRC, thanks for the thoughts, as always. I'm not certain I've really done a very hearty cost benefit analysis that keeping our house is the best financial move. However, I've done a bit of talking with other landlords and the general location of our home is very attractive to a lot of folks-c...
by mooretrees
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Hristo's FI Journal
Replies: 801
Views: 114933

Re: Hristo's FI Journal

That took quite a detour from marriage! Seems likely to scare folks away from your parish :lol: I didn't chime in a timely fashion with my opinions regarding increasing your hours, but here goes anyways. I think it stinks! The real problem for me is that you've started doing these interesting things...
by mooretrees
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: ERE Book/Blog/Forum
Topic: ERE Blog post: Ecological capitalism and consumer capitalism
Replies: 35
Views: 1598

Re: ERE Blog post: Ecological capitalism and consumer capitalism

The one area of the string drawing from the original blog post I struggle with is investing. This is a big area of ignorance for me (obviously!), but while I'm working on being more of a producer and less of a consumer, it scares me that I'll be investing with those same industries that are causing ...
by mooretrees
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

@WRC, I have read that book some years ago, but I agree that a reread would be useful with my new focus on food and local eating. Great suggestion!
by mooretrees
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

Thanks @AH for the book suggestions! I was a vegetarian for six plus years a decade or so ago but have certainly enjoyed meat for many years now. Also makes it pretty easy to eat in any situation. I got pretty tired of Portland folks and their stringent dietary restrictions while I lived there. Will...
by mooretrees
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

New year reflections on last year (and the early part of this year). With such a strange year in the books, I found myself and my small family mostly with a positive situation and some major improvements primarily due to covid causing some shakeups in my habits and work situations. I was able to exp...
by mooretrees
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 631
Views: 33946

Re: COVID topic vol 2

My hospital offered free covid-19 antibody testing and there were a few positive tests of the results I saw. Several of the people who tested positive are not getting the vaccine. I believe they wouldn't have gotten it anyway due to their religious beliefs. I do know that a few other lab folks are w...
by mooretrees
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE
Replies: 87
Views: 17108

Re: Midsize Lebowski would love it if you'd come and give him notes on Semi-ERE

Wow! Really great news, thanks for sharing! Looking forward to the longer post when time permits. Congrats!
by mooretrees
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust vs. W-O-R-K
Replies: 912
Views: 192889

Re: Semi-ERE Year 3 - Wanderlust vs. W-O-R-K

2020 Spending Review There was no "budgeting" at all this year. We spent based on our values, and didn't skimp whenever something brought us value/joy/comfort/etc, within reason. Boy, is that the heart of the matter. Really nailed it! One of the things I've appreciated about you is how po...
by mooretrees
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: COVID topic vol 2
Replies: 631
Views: 33946

Re: COVID topic vol 2

I got the first Moderna shot yesterday. Have a sore arm just like flu shots but nothing else. Supposedly the second shot of the Moderna is the one where folks really get the side effects.
by mooretrees
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good
Replies: 215
Views: 50072

Re: I Saved Some Money, Accumulated So Good

As an extrovert I've learned a lot from this forum which seems chock full of introverts. The power dynamic you're writing about above isn't super familiar to me, could you explain it a bit more so I can make sure I'm not doing it in the future?
by mooretrees
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 448
Views: 67377

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Really interesting to hear how rural car free living seems so hard to many folks. In my limited small town living, it seems like most people who live in the 'country' are primarily diving to work. I recently read "The Unsettlers" by Mark Sundeen. One couple he writes about extensively move...
by mooretrees
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

Ah, she's post-trib. I'm way more down with those folks than pre-tribbers, who believe they'll get raptured *before* the anti-Christ comes and mucks everything up, which in my experience can create a sort of "meh" attitude toward how they treat this reality. I really like your experiments...
by mooretrees
Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

I really like the mill idea, as a business and to increase your local resilience. Over the last year I had been following the food locally too. Luckily (unluckily from a entrepreneurial perspective) a large percentage of the local grain is already milled and packaged nearby. Also sugar from the sug...
by mooretrees
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

And then I start reading Kaczynski. Dude, hilarious! This is extra funny as just this week I've made a huge connection with a coworker over 'prepping.' She's a pentecostal christian, long hair, modest dresses, bible says this and that and so on. We both realized that we're trying to learn to live w...
by mooretrees
Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Axel Heyst's Journal
Replies: 448
Views: 67377

Re: Axel Heyst's Journal

Cool to hear all that's happened for you recently. Seems like the part time work was really a great reset for you and some concrete plans for the year ahead came out of all that reflection. When you've got your building livable and have more time to write, I'd love to hear how you're thinking/planni...
by mooretrees
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: mooretrees journal
Replies: 331
Views: 74669

Re: mooretrees journal

Semi-retirement start date is a little over three weeks away. My first month's schedule has one stretch of five days off and another stretch of six days off in a row. Wow. I turned off the refrigerator last week and put all the food in two coolers on the back porch with a thermometer. DH cleaned up ...