My mother in-law is a “CA”, a Crochet Addict! At any time, whether in her front room, in the back seat of a car as we drive somewhere, or even in a coffee shop, there she is, crocheting away. Not that there is anything wrong with that. In fact, her and her group crochet blankets Continue Reading
First of all, this is for all of the Trekkies out there who cannot get enough ST trivia, even repeatedly LOL. Even though throughout the various shows and movies that there have been female captains, Captain Kathryn Janeway is the first to be noteworthy. Kate Mulgrew as Captain Janeway was the first Captain to have Continue Reading
Today is going to be short but I promised myself I would write as much as possible, so here I go. I’ll give a real brief background and can talk more about it later as right now trying to type in my brief state of being awake (with sunglasses on as light hurts). A few Continue Reading
Well, actually I’m 51 but let’s round it down for easiness. I started trying this blog thing but have kept pushing it off. So I have decided to write as many blogs as possible starting today. I think today will be movies of what are some that I like and recently seen. Julie and Julia Continue Reading
We both have a background in producing newsletters, SOQ’s and print media. We both have over 17 years of experience working as Administrators in the Construction business and generally use InDesign but also have advanced experience in Word and Excel as well. Just send us the scope and we’ll tell you the charges beforehand. We Continue Reading
A northern California driving trip. Leaving Home As we prepared for our short trip north, our main concern was the dog. Cats you can put down large bowls of food and water, and they will forgive you eventually when after you return home. The dog, has to has a keeper, fortunately my mom is retired Continue Reading
Have you ever dreamed of working out of your home? Yea we always did too, and after many failures that turned out to be MLM schemes, we have finally found a program that works for making money online easily. Finding a Platform Niche The WA program promotes how to make money off of what they Continue Reading
We finally were able to see it! A Few Weeks Ago A few weeks ago my wife and I attended an early premier of the Jurassic World New Movie. As I have written before there were problems with the viewing the last time we tried to watch it at a special early premiere. However we Continue Reading
The Gen X Era
My generation ( we are 60’s babies) and the elder generations were raised on the concept of work, have a home, retire and enjoy your later years. It’s not this reality anymore. There’s was a subtle shift in how to achieve safe retirement, and it snuck up on a lot of us.
My wife and have both worked since we were teenagers. We have both had high paying jobs, and low paying jobs. To this day we still rent a home. Trying to save a 30% down payment to purchase a home in the Bay Area has always just been beyond our reach, mostly because every year when salary increases came, so did the rent increase. A lot of the time the rent increase has been more than the salary increase.
Later Working Years
Now in our 50’s we are looking ahead to our retirement years. But there are considerations if we can retire at all.
– Where will we live?
– Do we stay in California?
– Do we get and RV and just hit the road?
Can we retire at all?
Our government is always threatening end Social Security, the one thing we are counting on to be able to retire. When I was younger I always imagined retiring to a little cabin on a lake with a small personal dock, picturesque right? However in the real world I have know idea how we could pull this off.
Recently we have launched our own business and I am still working part time. If we’re successful, maybe we have that little dream cabin.
Feedback is always welcome, and even if you disagree please don’t be cruel about it.
Until next time,
For many years I have been a hobby photographer. Usually I get most of my photos from our travel. Sometimes when out walking I might see something interesting. Anyhow, anyone who knows me, knows how much I love my camera. Although I know this is an Amateur Photography Blog, I wanted to share my images Continue Reading