It would only take about $100k to get me to quit. That's all we'd need to pay off some debt, finish some home repairs, and put some into savings, and then we could live on my husbands paychecks :)
He has no interest in not working, regardless of our lottery winnings.
That Cilantro Lime dressing sounds good. I have cilantro in the fridge... but no limes, and no peppers, and no fresh ginger... this makes me sad. Maybe next week after I've restocked the kitchen.
I just spent the last who-knows-how-long reading your entire journal... I don't normally post much. But, I started with primal just a week or two before you did. I have a husband who kinda (but not entirely) understands what I'm doing - but doesn't want to do it himself. He's forced into eating primal dinners because I do the cooking - but he's on his own for everything else, and I don't think he's about to give up his cereal, sandiwiches, or ice cream any time soon. Maybe after he sees me have a little more success... maybe not.
You're doing great. Keep it up.
It would take me minimally $5 Mill to quit. My husband would quit regardless of the amount won, but it would take $5 Mill for me.
Considering our debts (~$150K, including the house and student loans), and ongoing payments (cable, electricity, etc.), all it'd take to where we COULD quit working for good would be $500,000, not accounting for inflation. It'd take over $1 mil for us to comfortably quit our day jobs and continue the life we're accustomed to.
I doubt either of us would though. We're the kind of people that needs something to keep us occupied, and self employment doesn't strike either of our fancy. I MIGHT, and claim to be a "writer," but in reality, I'd probably go down to half time and do that.
That said, with the money from the Mega Millions, I'd probably set a good chunk aside for the future, then buy a chunk of ranchland, do my research, and start my self sufficient ranch. After that, and buying the luxury car I want (hey, for me, that's a Miata with all the bells and whistles,) and taking that tour of Europe, all 50 states, and setting foot on every continent (including Antarctica) and in every ocean (including the arctic and Indian), and setting aside college for potential future spawn, my niece, and paying off my sister's loans and what it'll take for her to finish school and get her eventual doctorate, I really don't know what I'd do with the rest of it. Maybe start a scholarship at my alma mater for white middle class engineering students, because there really aren't any.
You read my entire journal? That's impressive, and I appreciate the fact that you took that time. :)
OK, so I started a blog, I guess.... It isn't a commercial venture. And I just made it a few minutes ago. Hopefully I can figure out how to make the site what I want it to be.
[B][COLOR="#0000CD"]BTW, if anybody is computer graphic talented, and would like to help me make a real basic logo, I sure could use the help[/COLOR][/B].... I'm thinking of just a picture of a caveman cooking over fire, with a "C" on his chest.... like imagine something Fred Flintstone would wear, with a big C on the chest. I want to replace the current picture at the top of the page, which, of course, is not me.
Click the 2nd link below to see the site.
I checked out the blog - looks great so far! I look forward to reading more posts as you write them! Congrats on getting it started!
[QUOTE=Primal Primate;998491]Hey PP!
I checked out the blog - looks great so far! I look forward to reading more posts as you write them! Congrats on getting it started![/QUOTE]
Thank you.... so right now I am using the free version, which means I can't post any video or audio clips. I can, apparently link videos to youtube, I think, in the free version. If I can make this work, I very well may go ahead and pay for the "pro" version. I am actually surprised that I have a website that looks this good with the skills that I have. I really want to know how to make a decent website so I don't have to pay people to do it.
Not my normal breakfast today, but a nice change. I had about a 7 ounce chicken breast, laid over 2 over easy eggs. Then on the side I placed some of that cilantro - lime dressing... see, I had 2 eggs left in the carton, and a leftover piece of chicken.... I eat whatever is handy, especially in the morning.
That said, with the money from the Mega Millions, I'd probably set a good chunk aside for the future, then buy a chunk of ranchland, do my research, and start my self sufficient ranch. [/QUOTE]
Will you be my bugout location? :cool:
We were talking about the FIRST thing you would do if you won the lottery one day...the winning answer was "change my phone number".
Damn, I love my phone number. It's so easy to remember (for other people). I'd hate to lose it, but that's a good call.