Re: A Realistic View at 2014: Part I
posted at 1/31/2014 11:01 PM EST
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:
Good for you Crit. By the way, I'm planning to work until I'm 70. Since I own the company, I think I'll stick around!
I want to reduce my time involvement though and have more time to travel and relax. In today's world people sometimes live into their 90s. I don't want to be poor and incapable of earning more money when I'm 80. My health is pretty bad now, but my wife is younger and may well outlive me by 20 years. I want to make sure she is taken care of before I go. My kids are almost there already. Just one last one in college. They all should be secure financially.
It's a tough decision though sometimes. There are a lot of things I still want to do. I used to think I wanted to do a Redsox blog but I'm more interested in politics and ecological concerns. Don't have time to do everything I want to do. Who does!
I hope you, Moon, Jidge, Amp, Hill and everyone else get to do everything you want to in life. Everything came to an abrupt halt for me last fall. Kidney failure with an 8.3 creatinin level. Taking it one day at a time from now on. Not in pain any more though. Just can't exert much. Have to lay down every afternoon. Hopefully it will be stable for a while but they are not coming back so far. At least not getting a lot worse though.
Have been debating bringing it up. I'm ok. Don't mean to complain. I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. Still working. We get old and things just fall apart.
Boom, modern nephrology* can work wonders ... I wish you the best as your confront your medical issues.
I hope we all get everything we want out of life. I turn 60 next year, but I won't be retiring any time soon as my two children approach their college years. I've been blessed with good health so far and hope to stay well enough to help pay those college costs (and perhaps someday see the Mariners advance to the postseason).
I look forward to your continued contributions to this forum ... and our occasional friendly disagreements.
* my wife is a nephrologist who is at a nephrology conference in San Diego as I write