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In Response to Aging, Moving and Living with our kids and grandkids:
I've been on rather a self imposed absence for my groups on AARP. We lost our house in Oregon, after tring to refinance and the obtain a reverse mortgage, nothing seemed to work. I wanted to stay in Oregon because I knew we'd find a place up there. My wife wanted to accept our son's offer to move in with him, his wife and five of their six kids. My wife won. We now live in the Bay Area in California. I've long loved this area. In fact, we raised most of our kids here. I's good to be near our loved ones, but there are drawbacks. My wife has a serous case of arthritis and osteoporosis and I've recently been diagnosed with COPD, a pulmonary disordered and quietly sneaked up on me after years of smoking. I guess my wife was right about accepting our son's offer, but good heavens, things have happened. Instead of the original nine people there are now twelve people under a roof meant to cover no more than eight. My son's college student daughter decided to take a semester off and returned home. Bless our son and his wife, they can't say no to kids leaving home and looking for a place to lay their head and a table for their meals. As it works out my wife and I end up doing most of the household chores (that is until I put my proverbial foot down) I'd love to get out of here, but I need to persuade my wife to leave and then find a place to live. Oh well, I have a feeling things will get better. They always have.
Posted by johnnya1935
I am glad to see you are posting again. I like your positive attitude. sometimes things don't work out the way we would like to and we find ourselves in difficult situations. The important thing is to make the best of what we have. I find wonderful that your son has been supportive at a time when you and your wife were in need. Little by little things will get better. Writing our experiences in different situations allows us to analyze and perhaps find a solution to whatever we are going through.