Not destitute

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Since he resigned from his position as controller on July 1, David has had only two interviews, and neither of them has led to anything.  A third interview is scheduled for Wednesday. He said that he will go through the motions of applying, but he doubts he will find work at his age.

“It’s okay,” my husband said.  “What are savings for?”

He made out a budget and financial forecast.  Good news:  We will NOT outlive our savings.

What has helped us the most is the money we received from our reverse mortgage in 2011.  Without it, we would be homeless.  We hope to live in our house until we die.

Our timing was right, and I am so relieved that we are not destitute.  We will be able to treat our friends to dinner on the East coast next week.  Let’s all have a good time.

Make memories.  Fond memories.

P.S.  It has been raining heavily where we live, but so far the tropical storm has not damaged our property.

9 Responses to “Not destitute”

  1. Christine Says:

    Hope the rain holds up. Can David find part time or contract work?
    About the roast , the recipe is good for less tender cuts of meat.

  2. DJan Says:

    I hope you have a great time on the East Coast. I’m also glad to hear that you are holding up through the rain and hope it doesn’t get any worse.

  3. Joanne Says:

    Bad storms are so much better than hurricanes. Hope the weather holds up.

  4. Jeanie Says:

    I am glad you have just had rain and no damage from the storm. It is hard to tell from news reports what is really going on. Stay safe.

  5. Suzanne Says:

    That is good news. I have been following Flossie. Glad you have not experienced any damage.

  6. Beatrice Says:

    Hope you will survive the storm further! We’ve heard of it overhere!
    It sounds good that you can lead your life further as usual.
    Here: no jobs, no money, no savings….

  7. L...w Says:

    That’s good to hear gigi!! David’s the accountant and if he feels good about his budget and financial forecast than you should feel very assured. I’ve been reading retirement blogs and they say you need much less than retirement calculators say because you learn to adjust and your needs are not as great as when you were working. I think David is saying…he wants to retire.

  8. Denise Says:

    You both have a positive attitude. Now that Gregg is retired things change and we are trying to change accordingly. Looking forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks 🙂

  9. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    If you like we can always eat at a less expensive location and go “Dutch” with the expense. Just let me know. Dianne

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