Category Archives: family

Shedding the Working Years

I am not quite retired yet. Actually I have just about 28 more months to go, but am actively started the preparations. I see so many folks who have passed over that hill and still carry with them the relics … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving to go Please

With pressures amongst us to practice social distancing this Holiday Season we have made the decision to spend it without family. We both work in fields we are in contact with people. Despite the fact that we wear masks responsibly … Continue reading

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Simple Living Prepper

I started my blog, “Simple Living Over 50” many years ago and have shared many of my thoughts and dreams throughout these years. At the age of 59 now I have lived and learned a lot about both myself and … Continue reading

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Corona-cation and the Balance of Nature

Like most, I am stuck at home. Although I have my laptop and work phone here with me and am actively working, it is just not the same. We have formed a team to make phone calls to reach out … Continue reading

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What do I want to do when I retire?

I am looking at a total of 40 months before I join the crowd of retired folks. I remember when I was a kid the question was asked so many times… “What do you want to be when you grow … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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Cooking is Caring

One of the skills I learned at an early age that will certainly fuel my life in retirement is cooking. Today, not only do we cook most of our meals but actually eating more than going out. Growing up there … Continue reading

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Lessons from NOW will fuel the FUTURE of Retirement

Carefully planning for a future retirement brings about many thoughts and idea’s moving forward. One of the most important questions I constantly ask myself during the course of the day is, “Do I really need to make this purchase”. Whether … Continue reading

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44 months to retirement.

With just 44 months and counting I am setting up monthly obligations to the preparation of another complicated move. We have decided that before we sell our home we must first purchase our retirement home. It will be an action … Continue reading

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Mountains of Tomato’s

The second half of the month of August is always a joy to me. This is the time where my acquired “Square-foot-gardening” skills start to show the rewards of working those raised bed gardens pay off. The heirloom tomato’s are … Continue reading

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