Retiring and Family Issues

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My decision to retire took a long time coming. I did start the paperwork in December.
It will be a long process as I am filing for disability that takes six months. I had to go to Social Security. I finally got a check last week while visiting my brother in Florida.
It was part of the process to go to SS. I am getting the money that will help our family. I was able to help my brother by buying some groceries for his family. Gary has cancer. He is still able to drive and cook for his family. His wife works two jobs with a schedule that makes her always tired. She has such a pleasant personality. Was so happy to see that Gary has such a good family.
Our family was so dysfunctional growing up. Knowing that Gary and Paul had good supportive wives in their home life, makes me happy.
Cancer has worked it's way into our family life. My mom, my sister in law and brother will end their days sick with cancer. This is so very sad. I do not want to lose these people. I feel blessed to have known them.
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  • LINDA!
    I am happy that you are retiring. I did it six years ago and have been so happy since doing so.

    So sorry about your family members and their struggles. emoticon
    2277 days ago
    HUGE decision, retirement...! It sounds like you've given it much thought and preparation.

    Me? I can't WAIT...except I can't AFFORD it! I'm still going to take advantage of a pre-retirement seminar later in May. At least maybe they'll help me make some preparations which can allow me to retire earlier than I might otherwise.

    Hang in there and keep the SPARK! :-)

    2277 days ago
    I know how that goes, my husband has cancer and he is still working which to keep his mind active and his body busy but he is slowing down a bit mind you he turned 76 earlier this month, and I to have had cancer but I ended up having my kidney removed because of it that was in 1998 and I am still working.
    2279 days ago
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