Hawaii: Flowers at Home Depot.
David and I went to dine at Zippy’s one evening and happened to see our 89 year old neighbors sitting nearby. Imagine, they still live in their house, still drive, and are still married. I think that is amazing.
One of the reasons they have not sold their house and moved into a small retirement apartment is that they have so much stuff that they don’t want to part with. For example, their piano. How could they ever part with their piano? Further, they don’t want to be hampered by rules, such as not being allowed to play the piano at any time of the day or night.
As for driving, the husband is in fine shape. He ran his last marathon at age 85, finishing in 7-8 hours.
And they have been married for many, many years with no end in sight. I wish I could reach the age of 89 without being a widow.
This makes me think of my future with David. I would love to age in place like my neighbors. The key is to manage our money wisely and stick to a budget. We try to live on income and not touch savings (except for emergencies).
Do you intend to age in place, too?