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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 19, 10:27 AM
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The toughest thing is remembering what day it is.
No need to remember what day it is....every day is Saturday once you are retired. Now you can endlessly put Honey Do stuff off with "Ok no sweat I will do it Saturday". After retirement you are never more than 1 day away from Sat. so blowing some Honey Do thing off until tomorrow usually works with the other ahlf.
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 19, 11:37 AM
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Re: Another Wife Retiring

My retirement isn't what I was hoping it would be. I retired when I turned 70 last year. The wife and I planned on doing some day trips in the El Camino and just enjoying life for awhile. Well that never came about. My youngest brother(64) had a massive stroke in march and lost the whole front left lobe of his brain. Two weeks later he was 3 qts low on blood and they found a bleeding ulcer. His heart was under such stress that he ended up having a heart attack. Ended up in intensive care for 2 months. After intensive care he went to a facility for 2 months that specialized in brain injuries. In that 2 month period he went from wearing a diaper and not knowing his name to remembering who he was and being able to do daily hygiene. He is now in our care. Luckily he was never paralyzed. I take him to three different types of therapy 2 - 3 times per week. I'm not complaining. It was our choice to take care of him and not stick him in a nursing home where he would not get the care and attention that we give him. He's improving daily and is a joy to have around(better than the alternative). Our life is just put on hold for awhile. Wouldn't have it any other way. You just never know what life is going to throw at you. Enjoy it while you can.
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post #18 of 20 (permalink) Old Dec 15th, 19, 11:40 AM
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Congrats to your wife for retiring. I highly recommend it.
My wife never worked so when I retired it was as much a change for her as me. She wasnít used to having me around.
So I got a shop about 10 minutes away so I wouldnít be in her hair and wouldnít have my tools and car stuff everywhere around the house.
Itís been almost 6 years now and Iím finding it harder to get time to go to the shop. Between traveling and honey-doís and more recently retired friends, my days are getting full.
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My retirement isn't what I was hoping it would be. I retired when I turned 70 last year. The wife and I planned on doing some day trips in the El Camino and just enjoying life for awhile. Well that never came about. My youngest brother(64) had a massive stroke in march and lost the whole front left lobe of his brain. Two weeks later he was 3 qts low on blood and they found a bleeding ulcer. His heart was under such stress that he ended up having a heart attack. Ended up in intensive care for 2 months. After intensive care he went to a facility for 2 months that specialized in brain injuries. In that 2 month period he went from wearing a diaper and not knowing his name to remembering who he was and being able to do daily hygiene. He is now in our care. Luckily he was never paralyzed. I take him to three different types of therapy 2 - 3 times per week. I'm not complaining. It was our choice to take care of him and not stick him in a nursing home where he would not get the care and attention that we give him. He's improving daily and is a joy to have around(better than the alternative). Our life is just put on hold for awhile. Wouldn't have it any other way. You just never know what life is going to throw at you. Enjoy it while you can.

pretty much same thing happened to my step dad. One reason wife retired was to help take car of the grandfolks in the area.
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Plus, I would never get any more Pictures of all your travels.....that would make me very upset.

Dan
Another perfect day to be out driving around with my windows down.

Wish you were here, Cuz.
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