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by Jiimmy
Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Exciting times -- less than two months until the 9-5 is left behind. November After Tax Income: $4,545 Spending: $1,018 Savings Rate: 78% Net Worth Change: $225,854 to $224,346 (-$1,508) Year to date After Tax Income: $54,740 Spending: $14,598 Savings Rate: 73% Net Worth Change: $165,589 to $224,346...
by Jiimmy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

@Axel That’s so cool! I’ll definitely keep that in mind. @WRC Yeah, Arizona Trail should work out well. Family in the Phoenix area will be happy to do the pick up/drop off thing. I’ll also be hiking the trail in a great season. Many start northbound mid March. I’ll do my best to keep the journal upd...
by Jiimmy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: The Education of Axel Heyst
Replies: 1016
Views: 128263

Re: The Education of Axel Heyst

Sounds awesome, looking forward to it. If I had to guess I’d probably be a member of the orange/green slurpee.
by Jiimmy
Mon Nov 29, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Northbound PCT permit has been attained, with a late April start. Planning to take @WRC’s advice and hike a few weeks on the AZT beforehand. This will give me a chance to make some gear changes if needed, and will also help get my legs in shape a bit prior to the PCT. Feeling good about my situation...
by Jiimmy
Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Fixit Log
Replies: 451
Views: 92697

Re: Fixit Log

One time, a bird made it all the way into my dryer, from the outside. I could hear it flopping around. I pulled the dryer out from the wall and disassembled the vent tube. Soon the bird hopped out, flew a couple laps around the room, and zoomed out the door. After that, we installed a screen in the ...
by Jiimmy
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:34 am
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Xmas gifts for nieces and nephews
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Xmas gifts for nieces and nephews

I see my nephews often. They’ve been receiving cash from me since they were babies, for Christmas and birthdays. They love it, I do too, since they can choose to save or spend it however they want, and I don’t have think up something unique each time. Of my seven aunts and uncles, one gave regular b...
by Jiimmy
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: living out of my office in pursuit of ERE
Replies: 20
Views: 1249

Re: living out of my office in pursuit of ERE

This is awesome. Grats on so easily stepping away from the ‘norm’. I will follow this journal closely!
by Jiimmy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: guitar player's journal
Replies: 118
Views: 46230

Re: guitar player's journal

Credit Card Roulette is my favorite way to settle the debate :-)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credit_card_roulette
by Jiimmy
Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: the animal's journal
Replies: 669
Views: 170593

Re: the animal's journal

Loved reading that update, so many interesting/fun activities in your life!
by Jiimmy
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40416

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Nice photos WRC. I’ve been through Idaho just once or twice. It’s a beautiful state, and one that I want to spend more time exploring. This is the time of year that seems to fly by, as a 9-5er, with all the holidays being stacked up right next to each other. You’ll wake up soon and it’ll be 2022. Ho...
by Jiimmy
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Thanks WRC! I’m looking forward to the change of pace and I’ll try to check in here with updates along the way. Longest trip previously is four days. I’ve recently hiked several 20+ mile days with a pack and significant elevation gain, so I’m not starting too far behind physically. Section hikes are...
by Jiimmy
Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

I plan to have a few duffle bags worth of stuff and a bicycle that I'll need to store someplace. I also need to figure out my mail situation. My parents have happily offered both storage space and mail handling, but I'm not sure I want to burden them. We'll see. I have some difficulty accepting hel...
by Jiimmy
Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

I'm nearly done with the 9-5. Plans are in place to leave in January! The first thing I want to do is attempt a long distance through hike. PCT permits open up next month, so we'll see if I can snag one of those. If not, I may attempt an Arizona Trail hike in March, or possibly the Continental Divid...
by Jiimmy
Sat Oct 30, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Bz5 Journal
Replies: 95
Views: 4446

Re: Bz5 Journal

Welcome Bz5!

Visible is also worth consideration for a mobile plan if you use a lot of data. Verizon towers, unlimited data and hotspot (hotspot speed is limited I think). $40/mo ish.

Planning to switch after I get rid of my internet.
by Jiimmy
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: RFS' Journal
Replies: 74
Views: 18322

Re: RFS' Journal

Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading that. That’s something I’d like to experience one day.
by Jiimmy
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

The seasons are-a-changin, and this cooler weather is quite enjoyable, especially for hiking. September After Tax Income: $4,445 Spending: $1,456 Savings Rate: 67% Net Worth Change: $216,171 to $211,793 (-$4,378) Year to date After Tax Income: $43,386 Spending: $12,147 Savings Rate: 72% Net Worth Ch...
by Jiimmy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40416

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Had a chance to listen to the Greenfield talk today. I liked that a lot. I find myself agreeing with a lot of his ideas. Thanks for the link.
by Jiimmy
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

95% chance of leaving. Most likely a semi-fire stage, plus working the equation from the other end (reducing expenses).
by Jiimmy
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Jiimmy's Journal
Replies: 62
Views: 6312

Re: Jiimmy's Journal

Another month in the history books. Life is good. I'm leaving the 9-5 in the spring at the latest. Of course I could change my mind, but I'd put a 95% chance on this. August After Tax Income: $4,545 Spending: $1,460 Savings Rate: 68% Net Worth Change: $208,983 to $216,171 (+$7,188) Year to date Afte...
by Jiimmy
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Western Red Cedar's Journal
Replies: 315
Views: 40416

Re: Western Red Cedar's Journal

Looks like a great place! I haven't spent much time in that area, but plan to soon.