Out sick… Financial Independence is indeed a long journey

After coming back from my 10 day Asia trip on June 7 I basically slept for the next 3 days. I thought I didn’t have any jet lag but perhaps I was incorrect. Then the past Monday I went on a quick 2-day business trip to Boise, Idaho. There was no direct flight to Boise from Vancouver, so I had to transfer in Seattle. It was super bumpy coming in and out of Seattle both ways and I got a bit dizzy due to the constant bumpiness. Yucks!

Both Baby T1.0 and baby T2.0 have been coughing and sneezing since I got back from my Asia trip. I thought I would be good and would not catch anything from them. Unfortunately, I woke up Wednesday after my Boise trip with a terrible sore throat. Things only got worse on Thurs so I ended up staying home to recover. I slept until 3 PM on Thursday.

I am feeling better now, thank you for asking, but still not quite 100%. So for today, I’ll show you some pictures and some old posts that may be interesting to read, rather a new & unique post I usually do for Monday morning.


Extremely pricey bottle of beer at Boise. It’s a 3L bottle but still…

Me and my coworkers in front of Idaho state building in Boise

And while having dinner and drinks in a restaurant in Boise, the waitress asked for my ID! Apparently, I looked like a 21-year-old!

Here are some posts you might find interesting:

Enjoy your Monday and have a great rest of the week!

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  • Reply
    Angela @ Tread Lightly Retire Early
    June 18, 2018 at 5:37 am

    Feel better! Summer is the worst time to be sick.

  • Reply
    Mr. Tako
    June 18, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Feel better Bob! After traveling so much, I’m actually pretty surprised you didn’t pick up a bug earlier. Being in all those public spaces (like airports and airplanes), a human can get exposed to a lot of different microbes.

    I tend to catch some kind of bug every time we travel overseas. Not fun, but it comes with the territory.

    • Reply
      June 19, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Thanks Mr. Tako. I usually am pretty good when it comes to traveling and staying healthy. Must have caught something on my Boise trip. 🙁

  • Reply
    June 18, 2018 at 10:51 am

    Feel better! Allergies might also be giving you a run for your money right now, unfortunately.

    I can’t imagine paying $1800 for a bottle of beer! We’ll stick with the Kirkland brand at my house. 🙂

    • Reply
      June 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Fortunately I don’t have any allergies, just fighting off the sickness now.

      Yea $1,800 for a bottle of beer is too steep for me.

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    Mr. Groovy
    June 18, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Ditto for me as well, Tawcan. Feel better. And thanks for the brief post. I’ve always wanted to go to Boise. But maybe not, if those are the beer prices I can expect. Cheers.

    • Reply
      June 19, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Mr. Groovy. Feeling a little better now but not quite 100% yet.

      The regular beer prices were reasonable, just this special jug was out of our price range.

  • Reply
    June 20, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Mrs. RB40 picked up a cough in Iceland. She’s doing okay, but I hope it doesn’t spread to us. 🙁
    You should take a few days off work to recover. You already traveled so much for them. I’m sure they’d understand.

    • Reply
      June 20, 2018 at 9:41 am

      Yucks, hopefully Mrs. RB40 will feel better soon. I did take a few days off and also worked from home a few days.

  • Reply
    Owen @ PlanEasy.ca
    June 20, 2018 at 6:09 am

    That sucks! Being sick is never fun. Hope you feel better : )

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