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Could you please paraphrase the following part in bold in easy English?
1. Len was an expert at adapting to any situation, and he could be comfortable mixing it up at a black-tie fund-raiser or up to his neck in mud, checking on a new development. He had a short temper honed over the years by dealing with a myriad of contractors and suppliers who never seemed to do things to his satisfaction.
2. I remember thinking if I could just make a guaranteed $100,000 a year, then I'd be set for life. Once I hit that goal, however, my bogie rose to $150,000...... then to $200,000...... and it kept rising.
In the above, is "bogie" another way of expressing "appetite for money?"
Thank you for the help.