- Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:32 am
When my wife and I bought our current home I said, "I hope you've chosen well, because this is the house we're going to die in." Her English is still not tremendous, so she was shocked and said, "Why?" So I responded, "Old age, disease, or misadventure, probably." What followed was one of the more challenging 2 hour-long explanations I had to give for something I said flippantly in passing.
Realistically, though, very hilly here, lots of ground to maintain, lots of deciduous trees to clean up after in autumn. I will either perish in a yard work accident or I will reach a stage where the property is too physically challenging to maintain.
55+ won't work for me, either. People get too kooky, argumentative, contrary, and strange when they get old and irrelevant, and my tolerance for people like that is thin. Maybe it's something to do with their ego, stagnation, and pointlessness. Maybe they were always that way, and it just expresses itself more when they have nothing productive or useful to do. Maybe a bayside cottage in south Jersey would suit me in my declining years.
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