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So does anyone live in this group live where it snows, but spend a couple of months some where warm? I wonder about the hidden costs of that approach. Does it solve the problem of winter aches?
I live in Florida; Kissimmee to be exact and have been here for almost 25 years. I originally came here from Ma. and haven't missed the winters at all. The seasonal changes, yes, but wherever you live, there are good things and bad. Like our humidity here. But the sun shines almost all the time and except for the occassional hurc(we got hit by 3 in 04' - but first time in 25 yrs:). My wife said that the grass always looks greener someplace else, if you aren't happy where you are. Which is an old saying and quite true. If you have family, that is the best place to be. No matter what happens in life, they are there to support you.
Now, I have a question in return. I don't have any retirement funds, no 401s or pensions. All I have is SSI and I have 4 months until I can start drawing on early retirement. I have worked hard all my life with my hands. I have severe arthuritis in my shoulders, hands, fingers, etc. But I can still manage to work. I haven't been able to find any jobs in an office or store where I could use my body less and mind more. Would love to do that and even went to college to get an AS in programming computers at 50. But too many youger people went also and had more "savvy". Could not find work and still haven't been able to; and forgot most of what I learned. Have a house, which I can't sell, even if I wanted to. Got a second mortgage to make it through school going full time. Couldn't work except serving occassionally because the courses were so difficult. Now I would like to use my ssi to pay down that mortgage and still work. Taking care of pools and making more money that any other job? Go figure. I can stay at this job until I quit or die! The latter is more likely since I don't see any way out. I only work about 30 hrs a week and it is out in the sun all the time. Had a couple of close calls with melanoma(thank God I was in the service and have VA healthcare). Only jobs available are service related jobs. Don't make any money to speak of and not much in the way of benefits. And to top it off, these nucklheads want you to be available 24/7 because the younger workers aren't reliable! I am not complaining because I am in good health and have a job and home; loving wife for support. But I have been looking forward the 62 since I started working 50 years ago!. I have looked at retiredjobs.com and careerbuilder.com and monster.com and many others. I do have some internet savvy, but not enough to be able to make money on it. I see I have run on as is usual; and I do have a hearing disability which hinders some job requirements. I would just like to get some info as to what others w/o any other income than ssi are doing or are going to do? Appreciate the opportunity to gab. God bless you all and be safe! And whatever you do, wherever you go; be happy:) we only pass this way once.