Today marks three whole months of lack of traditional employment.
Even now, there is an uncomfortable lack of any sort of income going on. I was hoping to see some motion in that direction by now, but I guess you can't rush things like that, hard as you may try.
Aside from the nagging issue of money being necessary for survival though, things are going great! I know my kids better than I ever have, thanks to spending more than one hour per day with them. Also, I'm in noticeably better shape than I was when this all started. That, being due to exercise and cutting almost all meat from my diet. (Meat is crazy expensive.)
I'm not a vegetarian. I'm a cheepatarian.
We've gotten far more clever about food and things like that. Every deal in town is on the radar. It's a pretty tight ship.
Likewise, time too has been stretched to the limit. We've become far more active and productive as a family.
No doubt about it, it's a healthier and all-around better way to live.
The one trick I haven't yet figured out is, again, how to get enough income to do it indefinitely.
In fact, I'm not even looking for a lot. Just enough to get by, you know.
But I guess the one comfort is I'm not without prospects. If the book totally flops, I could always take a 3 month contract job or something. I'd hate to. The idea of going back to the cubicle farm for even that long is far more repulsive to me than I thought it would be.
But a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
And ironically, so do I. ;)
So in summary: It's a great lifestyle if you can pull it off.
(And I'm desperately hoping that condition can be achieved!)
Live YOUR adventure!