Here is our net worth update as of November 1, 2015. I have been sidelined with a terrible virus. The hypochondriac part of me thinks I might have pneumonia.
After work I drag myself to the sofa and collapse. I hope things get better soon. I have watched a lot of Netflix and for some reason the common theme seems to be hiking movies. I have never been hiking, beyond a leisurely stroll in the woods, but now I am aching to go. I have connected with a friend and we have made plans to go for a hardcore hike next summer.
Take a Hike!
I have no outdoor equipment so the challenge will be to procure what we need with minimal cost. I did some online browsing and what we need is not cheap. Does anyone have any equipment I can borrow?
So, here are the movies that have me all fired up and jumping on the hiking bandwagon.
I LOVED this movie. I think I have watched it 4 times this week (In my defense I have been sick remember.) It is based on Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling book chronicling her vision quest like hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. It is a film about recovery, healing and hope. For reasons I am not sure I can explain, the threads of Simon and Garfunkel’s El Condor Pasa (If I Could), that run through the movie like an anthem, are partly to blame for my sudden interest in packing up and getting away from it all. Here is the trailer:
2. The Way
“You know most people don’t have the luxury of just picking up and leaving it all behind Daniel.”
The Way is a film about a father son pilgrimage along the European Camino de Santiago. Clearly, I don’t get out much, because I had never heard of this journey until watching the film. The movie features a merry band of international misfits, beautiful scenery and a somewhat slow but heartwarming journey to reconciliation.
I am repeating myself here, because I have talked about this film before but I think it might be a sign from the universe that I have been bombarded with movies about long, grueling, spiritual hikes. Or maybe, it just turns out that these types of movies are popular due to nomadic genes in our ancient DNA so they appeal to a lot of people, or it is just Netflix algorithms.
Tracks is the story of Robyn Davidson’s trek across the Australian outback – a journey I don’t believe I am capable of. I fell hard for the camels and if I had the means, I would have my own herd right now.
~~~I have a longing to get away from it all!~~~
On With the Net Worth Business
Anyway, on with what you are probably here for…
October was really good to us. We are sooooo close to 1 million in assets. I can share that I closed half of my Netflix straddle this month – I will publish an update and the outcome once I have completely closed out the position.
*Does not include things with engines, pension, education savings, used hockey equipment etc. You can find my net worth and a gaggle of other bloggers over at the Rock Star Finance Ultimate List.
Year over Year Net Worth
It has been over a year now that I have published our net worth. I should have shown the year over year view last month but better late than never. This is the change since October 5th, 2014.
We have made some really great progress and I hope we can keep up the momentum. The problem is that almost everything we own is broken right now.
The roof continues to decay, my car is not running, the snowmobile is toast, our mattress is shot, the stove is clinging to life, AND the electronic panel on the hot tub has died. We are going to need to dig deep, prioritize, MacGyver things and explore hard-core frugal. I hope you will follow along…
As always thanks for visiting and I hope I am a little more active around here once I recover from this virus.