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What have I been up to, you ask?

Postby eGoCeNTRoNiX » Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:12 pm

So, where to begin.. It's been a hot second since I posted here.. Quick summary of happenings since my last remembered activity about 5 years ago..

Got tired of the weather in Maryland, sold everything and moved the family to Florida. Moved in to the in-laws retirement home for a few years, had a few different office jobs, ended up landing a pretty sweet 100% telework job and have been enjoying that for the last 2 years. It has afforded me the ability to do something that my wife and I have wanted to do for a long time.. Escape.. a little over a year and a half ago we bought a little over 5 acres in the middle of nowhere. Literally.. We are surrounded by about 1000 acres of forest/farm land. There are approximately 8 houses within that area. After we bought the property we toyed with the idea of building a house from scratch and quickly realized we needed a little more money than we had on hand at the time. So we bought a bus.. lol an old school bus.. We started the process of converting the bus to an RV (Skoolie) and then work got busy and we had to put some things on the back burner. Then when we started working on the bus again, Rona hit. That brought things to a halt. But, just before Rona hit we had bought a 12x24 lofted shed/cabin. So, post Rona we wanted to escape the crazy and converted our shed in to a cabin. We have been living on our property the tiny way.. After a couple of months we added a second cabin, a 12x32.. So, that is where we are now. Living in two cabins (Adult wing and Kid's Wing) and loving it. I managed to find a good unlimited 4G Service that allows me to work from our property. So it's been good. We are now working on saving money up to start building the real house as the current setup is only a temporary means to an end.

Hope all of the rest of you are doing well!

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Re: What have I been up to, you ask?

Postby Executioner » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:51 pm

Glad it's working out for you. For some reason, I always thought you lived in Florida.

I retired in May 2020 at the ripe age of 65. Feels great not working and putting up with corporate BS and other issues.

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Postby smb » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:53 pm

there should be a sign in thread with your title so we can all catch up.

just noticed my join date. 20 years ago this month.

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Re: What have I been up to, you ask?

Postby Losbot » Thu Nov 05, 2020 11:57 pm

What part of FL is your 5 acres in?
We're in South FL and plan to move up to get away. Ideally with a few acres of room around us.
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Postby FlyingPenguin » Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:13 am

Yeah, what parts of Florida, Ego? I'm in central FL. Lady Lake near The Villages (20 miles south of Ocala).
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Re: What have I been up to, you ask?

Postby reno » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:39 pm

Ego im also here in florida to .just north of Tampa now in New Port Richey area .semi Retired these days kind of .moved to a 55 and over community. still doing a handyman service but only in my community (there only 2400 homes ) :)
(think im working more now then when I was in partnership with Fast Eddie. )

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Postby eGoCeNTRoNiX » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:17 pm

Exec, gratz on retirement! That's awesome! Still at least 25 years out for me.. haha You might have thought I lived in Florida because from the time I joined in 2002 until 2010 I lived in Louisiana. ;)

Los, FP & Reno : We are in Holmes County. Little town called Westville. Land in this area is cheap. We managed to get our land for $10k.. But so far we've put another $15k just in electricity and the well. Still working on septic. But, it's ours and it's paid for. I'll try and take some "not so redneck" pictures tomorrow and post them up. lol Fortunately even though we're in the middle of nowhere the AT&T Hotspot we picked up works better than the fiber connection at my in-laws house in town.

As far as work, I'm currently doing Cybersecurity for the DHA. It's a 100% remote job and I couldn't be happier. Wife is driving a school bus for the next county over where we started out. Which is why we got the Skoolie. Maybe one of these days I'll get down towards central FL and buy y'all a beverage. ;)

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Postby eGoCeNTRoNiX » Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:17 pm

And, on a side note.. Reno, I think that is the FIRST time you have ever called me eGo and NOT eCo lol ;)

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Postby reno » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:16 pm

this is so True :) think i even did way back to the time before time .when we were all at the pca land party at greg's dad place :) I don't even remember when I first became a member of PCA I do know that Nitro ( Phil) invited me .

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Re: What have I been up to, you ask?

Postby Executioner » Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:33 am

I guess Florida is the place to be.

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Postby darcy » Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:05 pm

Welcome back :)
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Re: What have I been up to, you ask?

Postby Losbot » Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:30 pm

Executioner wrote:I guess Florida is the place to be.


Yep. People moving to the lower tax states and no state income tax.
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