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Contemptlating my mortality and reducing my standard of living


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    Diane “Piper” Soini
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    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    Update: I’m taking violin lessons!

    As for transportation, I sold my truck and am car free now! I have an ebike and a 150cc motor scooter.

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    Karen
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    @granolagirlak

    I am really enjoying your short videos. Looks like you are getting out a lot despite the epidemic. It’s very inspirational. Car free sounds nice, not possible where I live.

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    Diane “Piper” Soini
    BPL Member

    @sbhikes

    Locale: Santa Barbara

    Well, I do have a scooter. When I was 18 I visited my cousin in Duluth and she rode a motorcycle, even in winter. Badass.

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    brian H
    BPL Member

    @b14

    Locale: Siskiyou Mtns

    this is a rather good thread i must say…thank u Piper for launching…seems to have been good food 4 thought for many.

    am nearing 55 too and lets just say life has thrown a few curves…retirement is a vague dream for me, self employed. 2300+ residential units were lost here last week in S Oregon, and that has been quite a gut check. am happy to have a home and my health and sense o humor!

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    David Gardner
    BPL Member

    @gearmaker

    Locale: Northern California

    Great thread. The big questions, the deep stuff.

    I highly recommend “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande

    I turned 64 recently. The ex got the house as of 1/1/2020. I hate paying SF Bay Area rents (here in Petaluma CA a decent 1 bedroom apartment can run $2300-$2600) and making some rich person even richer. I want to save enough to buy a couple of acres somewhere and go completely off-grid with no debt and will retire as soon as I’m able to do that. So I just bought this and will be moving into it in a few days:

    I have a brick & mortar office until 6/1/22, which is my retirement target date. Now that virtually all of my work and client contact has gone virtual I plan to set up the RV with a satellite link and spend days on the road, in the mountains, at beaches, etc. taking and making only phone calls as absolutely necessary, and work evenings and nights. My clients actually appreciate a lawyer who will schedule things around their schedules so they don’t have to miss work, put their kids in day care, and such so they can meet with me. I’m a bankruptcy lawyer so, unfortunately in the big picture but fortunately in my small picture, I’m expecting a tsunami of clients in the next couple of years.

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