A bad part about getting old is the tendency to make decisions on the basis of how much time you think you might have left. Is there any point buying that new car as we don't know how much longer we will be driving, or what's the point of updating the kitchen,bathroom whatever, at our age?
My wife and I had this conversation today and decided we would not submit to such thinking. We decided we would make those decisions based on what makes us happy today. We have determined that the closer horizon should not determine the nature of our life in the now.
So a friend is going to turn 99 this week. His wife died 3 years ago and he was lonely so he went to online dating sites. He now has a 55 year-old girlfriend.
He's not a Mormon. He's type B though and keeps fit and only drinks one glass of wine a day. He says he's going to live to be 163. His goal. I say, if that's his goal, my goal is to live to be 128.
Anyway, congratulations!I've had a few Labor days myself.
And yes, I just bought a brand new car.
Yesterday's newspaper had a horrible agist article on how to get your aging parents to "right size," ie get ready to sell their home and move to a smaller place. How to get them to throw stuff out. I'm so offended by it. if we move to a smaller space, where will we keep all of our computers, printers, and other electronic gadgets?