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Old 11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
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Default Holy cow! I知 rich!!!! No joke.

Over the past two months I sold my boat, sold the big truck, quit drinking, and quit smoking.

It is amazing how much all that was costing me. I'm getting back to camping and hiking, maybe fish from a kayak. If I can score a few freelance gigs, who knows, maybe my corporate days are over. That would be a relief!

I knew what it was costing but looked at each individually.
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Next you should alter/change your sign-on name to read "Swimming in Checks".

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Originally Posted by FloatinChecks View Post
Over the past two months I sold my boat, sold the big truck, quit drinking, and quit smoking.

It is amazing how much all that was costing me. I'm getting back to camping and hiking, maybe fish from a kayak. If I can score a few freelance gigs, who knows, maybe my corporate days are over. That would be a relief!

I knew what it was costing but looked at each individually.
Food for though.

I am contemplating selling everything and buying acreage in the backwoods and doing what I love full time--music. I used to be a full time musician. I wish I were doing it as I type.

I would not need much money if I sold both houses, boat etc...

My wife could quit her job. I could buy some land with a farm house for next to nothing.

I know you feel a ton of weight lifted off your shoulders.
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Old 11-10-2011, 10:08 AM
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Yeah, a piece of space debris will probably fall on you next week -- dead.

A while back I cancelled satellite TV, cancelled satellite radio, cancelled the cell phone, unplugged the answering machine, and went out and met my neighbors.

Your next step, Floatin, is get the electronics out of your life. You don't need it. In particular, dump the smartphone if you have one. I carry an old cellphone someone gave me because calling 911 always works on every phone, even if there is no plan associated with the cellphone. It's just in case of an unprovoked attack by a pitbull.
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i have worked hard all my adult life to have - toys - and a nice home - and i hant giveing it up-
liveing in a cave no thank you
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Originally Posted by Capt.Willie View Post
Food for though.

I am contemplating selling everything and buying acreage in the backwoods and doing what I love full time--music. I used to be a full time musician. I wish I were doing it as I type.

I would not need much money if I sold both houses, boat etc...

My wife could quit her job. I could buy some land with a farm house for next to nothing.

I know you feel a ton of weight lifted off your shoulders.
This is in the works already... Great minds?
I have been looking at 45-90 acres in the mountains, modest well appointed home, lots of glass, lots of trees.

I just get tired of self imposed punishment. Simple is better these days, at least for me.
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Originally Posted by FloatinChecks View Post
This is in the works already... Great minds?I have been looking at 45-90 acres in the mountains, modest well appointed home, lots of glass, lots of trees.

I just get tired of self imposed punishment. Simple is better these days, at least for me.
It is--I am beginning to learn I can't out run rats.

I feel like we have been greatly decieved as to what our lives where intended to be.

It is a complex maze--that is self imposed.

I was once totally debt free--and gave it up to "move up." (6 years ago)

Having given that up is my greatest regret.

I intend to change and return to debt free simple living.
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i have worked hard all my adult life to have - toys - and a nice home - and i hant giveing it up-
liveing in a cave no thank you
I'd give up my nice house in the burbs for a cave in a heart beat as long as its on a deep water lot with a dock. Just hav'nt found one in my price range yet.
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I recently swore off fast women and slow ponies, and have saved a forturne in the past several months. My only problem now is what to do with this money so that the Admiral does not find out and spend it on me.
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Originally Posted by Capt.Willie View Post
Food for though.

I am contemplating selling everything and buying acreage in the backwoods and doing what I love full time--music. I used to be a full time musician. I wish I were doing it as I type.

I would not need much money if I sold both houses, boat etc...

My wife could quit her job. I could buy some land with a farm house for next to nothing.

I know you feel a ton of weight lifted off your shoulders.
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Wen through many of these same thoughts after going without power after the hurricane then the storm. Electricity is nice - especially for air conditioning. I can easily do without the electronic stuff , going out to eat and new cars, clothes and furniture and gadgets. I would love to dump the HD cable and the boat and slip, but it but does seems to help induce the kids here for red sox and patriot and UCONN womens games, boating and other family stuff that is well worth it.

Lived in the jungle and slept on the ground for a while and had a hard farm life childhood so the totally outdoors and live off the land stuff has little appeal to me.

But the good news is these events make you realize - even though you kinda knew - you do not need 90% of the stuff you have - the bad news for our consumer economy is that if everyone knew this and acted accordingly the economy would tank.

So anyway, this is another good thing about this country - you always have the choice to spend on what you need or what you want or both or none. The NO BUY option like the off button is almost always available.
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Originally Posted by FloatinChecks View Post
Over the past two months I sold my boat, sold the big truck, quit drinking, and quit smoking.

It is amazing how much all that was costing me. I'm getting back to camping and hiking, maybe fish from a kayak. If I can score a few freelance gigs, who knows, maybe my corporate days are over. That would be a relief!

I knew what it was costing but looked at each individually.
Come on Man, Our wives could be reading this shit! sheeez.....
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Come on Man, Our wives could be reading this shit! sheeez.....
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You may be selling your boats but I bet you ain't getting rid of your guns and ammo!
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Personal rule: Never sell a gun, ever.
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haha i new it when i opened this as i just dropped 2 grand on winter storage next is full slip payment by jan 15 another 6 grand oops long island taxes 5 grand december than 5 grand in may and thats not to bad on long island there are much worse 340 gallons of gas 3x during summer another 4 grand you see i didnt want to know what i was spending every year 3 grand on misc repairs new canvas 1500 more new throttle cable starboard motor port cost me 750 dollars last year and the list goes on and on lol.
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Been enjoying this thread since yesterday and all I can tell you is do it, don't wait.
What your talking about doing is just want I did 12 years ago. Sold the home, bought the yacht and lived in New Bern for a year, till I found what you guys are describing.
1000 foot drive, totally by myself at the end, drive was dug, water on three sides and can't even hear cars from the house. Nothing but nature and me at the end.
Slip rent?? Have my own slips on the dock but keep the boats on land dew to i'm traveling so much. Gone fishing (camper unit) cost me two gals gas a night to hit any beach I want. Headed to Delta Va in two more weeks or as soon as Poacher sportfishing from obx reports getting into them for early striper fishing in the camper. Simple living.
Down graded from 2400 sq foot to 1550 and only reason its that big mom threw at fit cause I didn't have a formal dinning room so I built one ROFL. and lobster catcher you tickled me on the utube. Took 9 years piano, one year concert organ in high school still sit on the front porch in old barrel chairs and bend a few strings on the Fender strat guitar and I do play that theme from that movie well.
Nothing fancy, 5 sheds covering boats, cars and everything and a 23x14 shop that holds more than a walmart store, but I know where everything is. Most of the time anyway.
Built the home with smooth cut cedar inside so I'll always have that smell, 52' tv over the fire place, bar, and yes there are fish in the wall.
Eyeball,, have not had phone service in years. Just my cell phone. Do have direct tv for the fishing shows but also have it in the camper and love my one touch location finder when camping.
seajay, not as brave as you. Not ready to lose the fast woman yet and I don't own any slow ponies so still sitting high in the saddle..
Hblac,,, gun safe full of guns use to duck hunt before school, shot skeet at Hargrave military acc. on the team. but after raising Tigger that bob cat I had for 9 years, and living with nature there is always one that's loaded but have not pulled a trigger in over 20 years. I call it getting in tune with where your suppose to be. Us to hunt on the farm down by you in St Pauls. Daughter is still there and I built her home on part of the land I had. Use to enjoy the camping trips at the old pond just east of St Pauls on Rt 20..
Very simple lifestyle and could not be happier. The only times you guys are wasting is your own. Taken me 11 years to build the Point and finished it this past summer and I could not be happier with how it all turned out.
Kaku,, shed for the old 25 foot cost me 2800 one time and I added the rear part when upgraded to the fountain and it would not fit which cost me about 500. Everything has her own house or shed so its taken care of.
Living as simple as it gets....

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(aproximate quote from "Jim" on "Taxi")

Sure I can lend you some money, Tony. Since I gave up booze and pills I have lots of money. You can have it all. (digs in pockets and holds out his hand) Fifty seven cents? I gave up booze and pills for fifty seven cents ?!
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Originally Posted by Kamper View Post
(aproximate quote from "Jim" on "Taxi")

Sure I can lend you some money, Tony. Since I gave up booze and pills I have lots of money. You can have it all. (digs in pockets and holds out his hand) Fifty seven cents? I gave up booze and pills for fifty seven cents ?!
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Aside from having a boat, I've been living like a college student since I was a college student.

20 years later, I don't see the big thrill in it.

And if everyone as required to have a cell phone for work..I doubt many would find the "fun" in them. I know I don't. Just means I'm available 24x7.
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