Sunday, April 7, 2019
What are your plans at 80 years of age
Trucks of Art
Love this old school bus!
What do you want to do when you are 80?
I ask that because I am there and am not sure what I ‘should or want to do’. I have been settled in this ‘new life’ (ha) for a month or so now, and am not sure what I want.
I am enjoying doing the small repairs here. However I know I will finish this stuff in a month or so and get antsy, that has been my life’s pattern. If the city and I agree on building the house, that is less than 3 months. In an earlier life I guaranteed a house in 99 days. Now I think guys are doing it in 50 or less.
Sherece has picked out several she would like. There is one, about 1260- sqft, 1½ story unit with a garage. I like it. (no brick to save $)
I like the plan, 3Bed-2Bath with the master BR upstairs. I have never seen this plan before. I like it. Sherece is a single mother and in one of our houses. We want Reece to own her own home. She qualifies for 100K loan. I had hoped to build for less, but she likes this one and I do too. This one will push the limit.
She will have a big lot, 120’ x 210’ roughly, I haven’t cut it out yet.
Crazy plan B. But I must still wait about 1-2 years to be the oldest man to thru hike the Appalachian Trail. Maybe I can backpack 2170 miles in six months. My friend Bill Irwin did it blind, in his 50s. Hahaha. Right now the record is held by Lee Barry, 81, of Shelby, NC.
I said Bill was my friend, we did take him and his wife out to dinner once in Bangor, Maine. They were very nice courageous people. Bill has since, passed.
Optimistic Plan C…. I thought about joining the Coast Guard, reckon at 80 I could get an age waiver?
A nursing home is not in my plans… Death ain’t in the immediate plans either……..BUT…. One thing is for sure, we really do not know, DO WE?
Thanks for reading an old man’s ravings.