Category Archives: Tuffy

DIY is not so bad

Initially this blog was supposed to be alternating accounts of how we attained and now maintain FIRE (Steve), and what we do in our new life as reasonably young retirees (Tuffy). Steve perseveres with his side of the blog, I … Continue reading

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Brain Games

For me, one of the difficulties of retirement is keeping my brain active. In my past life (i.e. when I worked) I struggled at least once a day on some sort of problem that required both knowledge and logic to … Continue reading

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Driving You Crazy

Houston gets a bad rep from the other states. Yes, it is roasting hot and humid in the summer, it gets hurricanes and floods a lot, many people have guns, the highest non-building point in the city is probably a … Continue reading

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Back to the Fold

“So tell me, what are you doing all day?”  That’s what Elaine asked me.  I stumbled a bit because, honestly, I’m a little embarrassed that I am not doing more.  Now that I’m over the initial milestones (catching up on … Continue reading

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Moving Teenagers

Buy a car … check Buy a house … check Sign the children up for the next school year … check Join the library and start getting to know the city … check Start volunteering in the community … check … Continue reading

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Leaving Home

Not until you leave your home do you appreciate what you had.  As we slowly say goodbye to our favorite haunts I pause to reflect on how much fun we have had in this city.  This is the first city … Continue reading

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‘The Path Less Traveled By’

A year ago we had a choice of two paths, and we took the path less traveled by, and hope that will make all the difference.  To give up two  well-paying jobs, consistent income, and excellent health insurance for an … Continue reading

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