lfgoal - 10:17 pm on Jul 31, 2012 (gmt 0)
The other thing was that staying home all the time to work on my site, I really found that I'd narrowed my world in a BIG way. I really failed to appreciate how small my circle would become when I was no longer out circulating in the world every day -- it was a non-financial cost, but it's a very real one.
I used to complain about this aspect often and my wife would say "you don't appreciate how good you have it, you decide how your day goes". Yeah, locked up in a home office minus all the normal interactions that happen in a day job...isolating to say the least.
I know people that are house poor, car poor, etc. because they buy like idiots on the way up, don't pay off their bills, and never see the possibility of being back to ground zero. I paid off all the debts, bought cars with cash, reduced the mortgage to half the local rents and banked as much as possible including SEP IRAs.
Before I sold, the wife would say why are you being so careful with money, the site makes incredible money. I told her because either one day I won't have the site, or Google won't like the site.
it was always something I did in my spare time until last year, so I never really had the time to implement a CMS or make the changes I'd need to make to bring one online. So now I have literally thousands of pages on my site, which makes upgrading to a new layout or implementing media queries for mobile extremely daunting, to say the least.
I think we led parallel lives. I used to get carpal tunnel syndrome from implementing changes.