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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 04:42 PM
Finger on the button!


This is it.
You never know when that day will come.
I finally had a "Take this job and shove it" moment at Boeing after 30 years of service.
I'm leaving a lot on the table but in the words of a tough old sailor...
" I can't takes no more..."

When I was about to be layed off from Long Beach 6 years ago the prospect of being poor and homeless in SoCal wasn't appealling at all.
But after 6 years in Everett Washington I can not imagine anything more pleasant than being a semi-homeless beachbum in Baja.
So get ready Nomads...

By the way... " gotta peso for me bro..."😎




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 04:48 PM


I am so happy for you fishbuck!
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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 05:27 PM


Don't think I know you but let me tell you one thing, retirement is not over rated!

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles."

Congrats and good luck.




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 05:35 PM


did it twice, 1995 and again 2003 and always landed on my feet. Poor is only a state of mind, just take the money and run. I'm on my 3rd life change and no regrets. More Baja time, more lip-rippin'!




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 05:43 PM


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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 06:06 PM


I was thinking of moving to Pac Beach in San Diego.
But then was thinking why?
I don't need to work again if I do this right.
So I am litterally going to camp on the beach and collect my pension.
Actually I will find cheap motels like I did on my famous baja soul searching trip that seems like yesterday but was in fact about 20 years ago.
I plan to travel some and start developing my fishcamp.
I'm ready to begin my casita! I will finally have more of what I crave... freetime.
I'll be at my fishcamp for my birthday this year.

Question!

What is the cheapest a fairly tolerant retired senior gringo could live on in San Quintin?
At the begining I will pamper myself some but I will try and hone that down as I get the lay of the land there.
Maybe something like some free camping and a few days a week at a cheep motel to clean up and provision in town.
I plan to put every penny I can save into my casita. So I will be highly motivated. This is going to be fun.


[Edited on 2-7-2018 by fishbuck]




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 06:20 PM


The guy surfcasting next to me in todos santos last year said he does fine on 1k per month.
Probably does not eat out all the time but he was a very happy person.
Did not see his house
Buy a boat and an RV and catch a good part of your calories... avocados limes and corn tortillas are nearly free down here...
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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 06:27 PM


Right. Simple diet and clean living is what I 'm thinking. I'll shoot for the $1000/month mark.



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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 06:31 PM


Anything in San Diego County is ridiculously expensive... I have lived here all but 3 years of my 60 and the cost is unbearable plus our lovely gov just hit us with more taxes (on gas) to make sure we can't afford to leave, lol! Maybe rent a room and a garage/storage unit somewhere until you have your San Quintin trailer set up?




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 06:51 PM


If you want to take some time to chill, come to this house we are at in La Paz! $200 a month, plus fishing will leave most of your cash to have fun with as well as save plenty for your new casita.

Retirement is definitely NOT overrated at all.




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 06:58 PM


Yeah, I actually found a little house like the kind you see driving through Camulu for $175/month. 2 bedroom/1 bano.
I could rent the room out.
I was looking at little bachelors and studios in Pac Beach and they were 1100-1500/month. I like the idea of rolling out in the morning for a bike ride to the pier for coffee and a bran muffin.
I'm really good at the lifestyle. And I miss it greatly.
But then was thinking why wait?
Get down there and scrimp and put that San Diego rent money into my casita!
How many cement blocks can I buy with $1000? Seems like a ton or so.




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 07:09 PM


Not the rental.
But I thinking a cool little adobe casita for starters. Think small and add on later is best.

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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 07:27 PM


Can't do better than this.
I think it's made of boulders.
My new hobby. Wandering around collecting boulders?

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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 07:57 PM


A little swimming pool can't cost much... right?

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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 08:21 PM


I'm with you in three more years. The wife and I are going to do the FWC camper thing for a while as we checkout areas to rent or buy. No hurry just enjoy the cheap, free time!
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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 08:25 PM


Yeah that's the way. That's how I found my fishcamp. When I was on a lay off I packed my truck and wandered the peninsula.



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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 08:28 PM


Quote: Originally posted by David K  
Anything in San Diego County is ridiculously expensive... I have lived here all but 3 years of my 60 and the cost is unbearable plus our lovely gov just hit us with more taxes (on gas) to make sure we can't afford to leave


Get a job!




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 08:28 PM


I'll rent this little house if it's still available. But I'm guessing there are more just like it.

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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 08:31 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fishbuck  
I was thinking of moving to Pac Beach in San Diego.
But then was thinking why?
I don't need to work again if I do this right.
So I am litterally going to camp on the beach and collect my pension.
Actually I will find cheap motels like I did on my famous baja soul searching trip that seems like yesterday but was in fact about 20 years ago.
I plan to travel some and start developing my fishcamp.
I'm ready to begin my casita! I will finally have more of what I crave... freetime.
I'll be at my fishcamp for my birthday this year.

Question!

What is the cheapest a fairly tolerant retired senior gringo could live on in San Quintin?
At the begining I will pamper myself some but I will try and hone that down as I get the lay of the land there.
Maybe something like some free camping and a few days a week at a cheep motel to clean up and provision in town.
I plan to put every penny I can save into my casita. So I will be highly motivated. This is going to be fun.


[Edited on 2-7-2018 by fishbuck]


Get a trailer and park it on your property. It will be your home while you build a house. And when your house is done, the trailer becomes your guest house.

Put trailer on a concrete pad, build an adjacent shade structure, and install your septic.

You might find that the trailer is all you need, and skip building a house.




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[*] posted on 2-6-2018 at 08:39 PM


Fishbuck, I did my 30 with Rockwell/Boeing in SoCal and took early out also, NO regrets at all, everyday is a Saturday.

Kaiser is available within 2 hours from Ensenada region.
Boeing get together at Mirimar air show every year.
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