Comments on: Today’s Article is Brought to You by My Hands One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Mon, 18 Apr 2016 21:56:43 +0000 ARB,

You would have been wrong to put me in the artsy-fartsy category. My wife yes, me definitely no. I am an numbers/accounting/finance guy that crunches ideas in my brain using math when I am not thinking about sex or lounging around! πŸ™‚

You right (of course like usual) that we do take for granted the use of our hands. Heck, someone had to create an original design for the keyboard, mouse, monitor, desk, lights, and everything else I am using to reply to your comment. I bet they all had hands.

As far as my next creation – a blog about trying to find out what the story is with each camper we run into. Then an explanation as to why I pick up pennies.

Take care my friend!

By: ARB Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:03:03 +0000 When I first saw the title, I thought that that would be the perfect idea for either a stoner’s or an artsy-fartsy person’s blog post, but it’s definitely true that we take so much in our daily lives for granted, even the most basic of skills. How many old people who can no longer wipe their own butts would give anything just do be able to do that? That’s not (just) an off color joke; it’s a serious thing for any person to have to go through once the body deteriorates past a certain point.

Even on a symbolic level, the hands represent mankind’s ability to create. So this post was brought to us by your hands on more than just a literal level. We should never take for granted the potential that mankind has to create using it’s “hands”. This comment is being typed on a small hand held device and will be seen by people around the world. That is only a small sampling of what we can create.

I can’t wait to see what your hands create next, Bryan.

ARB–Angry Retail Banker

By: Bryan Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:32:10 +0000 Wow – I hope the thumb is feeling better. You are right, with all you have going on with downsizing, setting up the Airstream, and moving, what a horrible time to happen!

I suspect just like me, you spend a majority of your employer work time in front of a monitor and keyboard. Hopefully that finger did not stick our like a sore thumb! (I crack myself up)

PS – we had a great time camping at Lake Pleasant. We definitely have to plan a camping trip here with you and Courtney early next year to check out how nice the sites are on the lake. We are on our 5th night of a nearly empty campsite with perfect weather. Unfortunately, we head home tomorrow.

By: Bryan Fri, 15 Apr 2016 03:24:14 +0000 Hello Jenna and thanks for stopping by! We appreciate the comments. πŸ™‚

The good news is that my hands are healing up from the remodeling. The bad news is I have a couple more dings after 5 days of camping!

I am grateful for the opportunities I have had in my life, my parents, some important mentors, a couple lucky breaks, and my health. Most importantly, I am grateful for my family and friends. Camping this week has given more time to reflect on life as I stare at the clear Arizona sky each night. Should be interesting to see what my next post will be.

Take care,

By: Steve @ Think Save Retire Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:19:32 +0000 It is interesting how much we take for granted and don’t truly realize we have/use until we lose it – even if the loss is only temporary. Hands are a big example. Even when we pull a muscle doing something, we’re always surprised at how often that muscle comes into play with almost everything you do and don’t even realize it.

Down in Mexico in mid-March I was throwing a football on the beach, and while in the process of catching a throw, it hit my thumb in a weird way and jammed it. To this day I can still feel noticeable soreness in that sucker and I can’t grip with that hand as tightly as I would otherwise be able to. And this is a month after it happened, too! πŸ™‚

By: Jenna L at Hello Suckers Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:22:01 +0000 Yowch – hope you’re on the mend soon!

Such a good practice to reflect on things you’re grateful for though, especially when making big changes like that. Good luck with the remodelling.