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Old 01-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #15
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For you non-Michiganders, U.P. is Michigan talk for upper peninsula and John, since you're 61 you could take your social security at 62 and retire. Both Grace & I took ours at 62 and haven't regretted it. I did some calculator work at the time and figured it would take 16-17 years to start falling behind what we'd have collected compared to waiting to 65 to collect. We thought it was a gamble worth taking. It was and is. We don't regret what we did. Looking forward to seeing you again at Algonac this year. And Norm & Ginny...my wife is the oldest of 7 children and she has outlived the other 6. The "natural" order didn't apply here.
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:55 AM   #16
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For you non-Michiganders, U.P. is Michigan talk for upper peninsula and John, since you're 61 you could take your social security at 62 and retire. Both Grace & I took ours at 62 and haven't regretted it. I did some calculator work at the time and figured it would take 16-17 years to start falling behind what we'd have collected compared to waiting to 65 to collect. We thought it was a gamble worth taking. It was and is. We don't regret what we did. Looking forward to seeing you again at Algonac this year. And Norm & Ginny...my wife is the oldest of 7 children and she has outlived the other 6. The "natural" order didn't apply here.
yes and i just may retire soon, june perhaps. devon, my wife isn't quite ready. so i may hang out till she decides to go. she wants to buy a new car in june and work just long enough to pay it off. that way we would have two good vehicles paid off. if i decide to stay another 5 years, i would actually retire with a raise counting ssi,lol. but since my retirement is based on my investments,,,i can go when ever i want.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #17
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I'm certain the natural order doesn't always follow but it tells us we're in the ballpark. In fact since we began RBing our general health had been better though the number of everyday aches increases yearly.

For all those waiting to retire to accumulate 'one more' piece of stuff....another car, a bigger trailer...

Forget it. Time is the limit. You can not earn more of it. As well be sure, at least on average, you will be less well in the future.

Time together, wandering thru life is, in a sense, the stuff of Lewis and Clark. In reality the continent is almost as unknown to each of us as it was to them.

We will never regret hiting the road early. When we retired we were making more per year than we've spent in the first 10 years on the road.

The road hss been beyond wonderful and joyful. Simply our time together for the last 12 years has been priceless.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #18
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John - sorry to read of the death in your family. It is hard to say goodbye and walk on without their presence. It doesn't seem to make any difference whether the person dies suddenly or slowly - there is always a hole left in the lives of the rest of the family. I wish you joy in your memories and in your camping with the old Coleman.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:56 AM   #19
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John so sorry ! I to just lost my mother Jan 13.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:43 AM   #20
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:28 PM   #21
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When the husband and I are messaging some bit of dreary news back and forth to each other, one of us will always end up saying, "Wish we were scamping!" Retirement at 62 is only three years away for him and he's counting the days! Donna is right...close the door and you can be anywhere you want. That's the magic of the little fbrv.
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Old 01-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #22
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Ginny and I just read "Have a Little Faith" by Mitch Albom, a marvelous little book even for the non-religious. (Mitch is a talented sports writer famous for "Tuesdays with Maury".

Part of the book mentions becoming "first in line" to die. Ginny and I are both first borns and now the oldest members of our respective families. Now we recognize we're first in line, rather interesting to ponder.

Over our 12 year, retired RVing lives we've had to respond to 4 or 5 family medical emergencies, causing us to divert from our rather loose travel plans. It has never been a concern, just part of life and death. Actually being RVers it has permitted us to take our little rig to the location of the need and to be of service from our RV, a nice side bar to being an RVer.

On the whole being an RVer has made for a more relaxed life yet at the same time allowed us to spend more time where needed and allowed us to spend time with long distant children and grandchildren. One neat part of the RV is you can travel 3000 miles, be close yet not intrusive thru your RV.

We wish John and everyone well and may these sad events be minimal and encouragement to find peace and joy in their lives.

Safe travesl to all, through life and on the road,
My Aunts granddaughter 8 years old just passed away on Halloween from Leukemia, she was fine doing cheer leading and being a normal kid, she developed swollen gums they took her to the dentist who suggested she see a doctor. She went through three days of chemotherapy during hurricane Sandy and succumbed to the disease.

What a shock, we had a hard time getting a flight from California to NY but managed to make it. We went back for Christmas because we wanted to support the family. Very sad, you might not be next in line but my uncle says every time I talk to him why her he would have gladly switched places !
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:25 AM   #23
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My Aunts granddaughter 8 years old just passed away on Halloween from Leukemia, she was fine doing cheer leading and being a normal kid, she developed swollen gums they took her to the dentist who suggested she see a doctor. She went through three days of chemotherapy during hurricane Sandy and succumbed to the disease.

What a shock, we had a hard time getting a flight from California to NY but managed to make it. We went back for Christmas because we wanted to support the family. Very sad, you might not be next in line but my uncle says every time I talk to him why her he would have gladly switched places !
thats just wrong, no one should ever have to see their grandchildren or children go.
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