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Moving InThe house I bought on the net is now my abode, lock, stock and stuff. Wasn’t easy, sometimes overwhelming, and just plain exhausting. Would I recommend buying a house on the net? Not really unless you have an iron stomach, the mindset of a tiger after its prey, and three buckets of perseverance.

What I’m writing about today is the many wonderful women who shared their unfulfilled dreams with me. I feel honored and humble that I was able to connect with you. To each of you that took the time to write me, thank you from the bottom of my heart, but the praise you heaped on me is unwarranted and I do not deserve it! I am an old bat that wants what she wants when she wants! My only claim to fame is I trod where angels fear to tread. That doesn’t make me special, just stupid sometimes.

If a dream you have lingers on, check it out, measure the pitfalls, and you still want it, then go all out. Even if it doesn’t come to pass you know you gave it your very best shot and that is success in itself. The end of my story is … the bank and I own a lovely house.

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keep-calm-and-open-minded-5Time does feel as if it moves quickly after 60 while at the same time cultural change always seems to plod along at its own pace. Witnessing a 60+ woman as a front contender for the White House is definitely exciting. Gay Marriage can be viewed as positive though challenges will evolve. Our 2nd Amendment needs to be clarified. The right to bear arms was intended for US Citizens to defend their country in case of a foreign invasion or attack; NOT meant for guns to be available to the extent they are now and how they’re used. It is very upsetting to see our culture becoming more violent. As an “Elder Chick” I will take every opportunity to foster peace and to approach change with an open mind.

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I never thought that at 64 I would, in a matter of two years, become a widow, lose my home, lose a job I had for 31 years, and feel so incrediablly lonely. Wow!  I know times are rough for everyone. I have five wonderful children and many, many grandchildren and for this I am ever so greatful, but it sure is hard not having someone who understands what I am feeling, which of course I never burden my children with.  Time just seems to be passing by so quickly can anyone tell me how to slow it down?

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Interesting to see the perspective from the other side of 65. I suppose that, when I talked about my plans for retirement, it described what I would do if I retired now, without having learned all the lessons one learns between 30 and 65.These lessons probably include things like, “You feel better when you take care of your body” and “Investing in your health is worth it in the short term, not just the long term.”It probably also includes some lesson like, “Having nothing to do is no fun.” This I can intuit, but I can’t yet understand. It’s such a prevalent notion, and millions of retirees intentionally stay busy when they don’t have to, so I have to believe that it is valid. (more…)

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