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I thought I was done living paycheck to paycheck

Discussion in 'Non-Diving Related Stuff' started by formernuke, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
    3,479
    3,206
    Married, Divorced, Married, Divorced, Married, Retired.

    Paycheck to Paycheck is my Life.

    So, what was the question?
     
  2. RX8Bob

    RX8Bob Contributor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: VA
    110
    36
    I feel that pain. I had a house in WV and worked in Northern VA. I went away on a work trip for a month and the wife told me she couldn't handle the commute anymore to northern VA for her work. We bought a house in our budget... A short sale with substantial issues, and needing 30 years of catch up... I have been working on it for the last year and a half... 3500 sqft of solid oak hardwood, painting everything, plumbing, electrical...
     
  3. formernuke

    formernuke ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: New England
    3,118
    2,812
    I love a challenge, or I'm insane

    I haven't figured it out yet :)
     
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  4. broncobowsher

    broncobowsher Solo Diver

    2,052
    1,530
    I'm just looking forward for the mortgage to be paid off.

    It would have be a lot sooner if I didn't get a rebreather and agree to a trip to Bkini.
     
  5. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    4,630
    5,236
    I used to live paycheck to paycheck when I worked for somebody. Now I’m self employed and survive job to job.
    Just living the dream.
     
  6. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Lower Alabama
    937
    1,245
    Don't rule out option 3.... Both!
     
  7. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    31,753
    21,187
    How's your wife?
     
  8. ibj40

    ibj40 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
    3,479
    3,206
    She's the best thing that ever happened to me. Straightened me up, got me focused, and has supported me on every move I have made.

    She is my best friend, my dive buddy, the Mom to our paw kids, and so much more.

    Thanks for asking!
     
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  9. CuriousRambler

    CuriousRambler Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Montana
    567
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    I think I also missed the memo that buying the house was the cheap part. There's always something that needs attention. If there isn't, then something else will break in a catastrophic way.

    I'm a handy guy, grew up in construction. I do most of the work on the house myself (and end up repairing the work I do hire out) and I have no idea how anyone could possibly afford to maintain a home if they're not the hands-on type.
     
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  10. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California
    4,630
    5,236
    I have really fantastic dive buddies (who are also my best friends) that are in the trades. I spent a good portion of my working life in the trades too. One guy is an excellent carpenter and the other an excellent plumber. I have another customer who owns a roofing company. I did my roof by myself 25 years ago and it came out nice, but I swore never again. So last time I just called him. His crew had it done in a day and a half, It would have taken me two weeks.
    I work on a lot of the stuff around my house. Some of the time I’m too busy so I have them do it. I learned that it pays off to let people do what they do best, and it allows me the time to keep doing what I do best. On some things they have the know how and are faster a better at it and have the trick specialized tools.
     
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