Hello everyone Thought I would pop in and give a quick update after my first attempt to start my self relient life style failed in an epic explosion. I moved back home to my birth state of Wisconsin from the hell of Minnesota. I left my carpenters union up their and decided to just leave that career all together. I loved construction work but the union itself and the stuck up pricks I worked with made me miserable. It was a rough restart of my life. An old job I had at a farm found out i moved back and asked me to work for them again so I went back to them. They don't pay well but I liked working for them and it helped ease the financial pain. It didn't stop the bank from taking my vehicle back since I couldn't make the payments. The engine blew anyways so I was happy to hand it back to them. It was basically a large paperweight. Took me a while to find official full time work but I did end up at a factory that paid dirt but it got me into an apartment have been their for the past 10 months while i spruced up my application and went to interviews. I got job offers but they where insulting ones. I am talking $10 an hour and health insurance that took up the entire pay difference. 2 weeks ago I went for job interview number "who knows anymore". Initial interview went well and 2 days later I got called for round two. They loved me so we hashed out the details and I put in my 2 weeks notice at the factory. The factory manager told me that if this doesn't work out I will always have a place their. Lesson in not burning bridges. I start the new job in the morning. I still work for the farm as well as this new job since they need me and I like being their. I have been working on a new savings plan with my new knowledge of how things exploded last time. My aim is for land with an existing house that is a 1 bed and needs work. Zoned for agriculture and hoping to save enough to buy cash or at least pay for most of it. Fingers crossed for round number two.