Mom, I’m glad you followed the link I sent you in your Yahoo e-mail. When I choked on pizza a few weeks ago, I realized life is too short and I should share with you this part of mine. I had been hesitant to tell you about this blog for so long, because I put the name Lazy in the title. Hesitant isn’t the right word… let’s go with
scared terrified. I don’t mean lazy in the traditional sense though. It’s computer science term for being efficient. I started this blog with the intention of documenting my quest to retire when my wife retires at age 44 – just a short 10 years away. I didn’t see working two jobs as an answer and my current job just didn’t put me on that path.
The other reason I picked now to tell you is just that the timing seemed right. I know it’s not your birthday or Christmas, but that’s difficult to hit since there’s a only a three day span between the two. The timing isn’t completely random. I just passed the one million visitor threshold. That makes me want to go back to 10th grade and ask Ms. Paige how she likes them apples.
You know those times when I say that I have contracting jobs lined up? Well with the exception of the one that I’ve been on for the last 6 months, this is my “contracting job.” I know I went to a good school for computer science – you might be thinking that I’m wasting my degree with this. I use my computer skills almost every day – it’s just behind the scenes. And as far as earning an income, this job pays better than you might think. I’m not exactly going to retire a multi-millionaire tomorrow, but the freedom to work when and where I want to is very handy. I’m really going to enjoy it when I’m in Aruba next week. Beyond all that, it just makes me feel good to help people. While you can browse through more than years of archives, I suggest you start with my page on tips to save money.
Oh, and can you avoid telling my brother about this site? For a long time, I wanted to give him advice, but didn’t really know how to do it. You can’t really call someone up and say “be careful how you spend your money.” I would think that I’d need to walk a mile in his shoes, before that. Plus with the two kids, I think he’s gotten much better. He’s at the point where he doesn’t need my advice.
I know I don’t call you as often as I should. For those times when I’m not on the end of the phone, you can read what I’m up to here. Oh and please don’t be afraid to leave comments on all of my articles.