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Subject:  Re: Working has become the new retirement... Date:  9/25/2019  8:24 AM
Author:  GDavenport Number:  95336 of 96928

Excellent posts, here. I'm not retired. I'll be there at some point. I came to post about my 87 year old grandmother. She still rehabs houses in her retirement, having asked her landlord (about 30 years ago) if she could help him with the 23 houses he has.

She is not a wealthy person, or even middle class. She turned that opportunity into a full time hobby after starting it as a way to work off rent and to keep physically busy.

Her landlord had a stroke a while back. She now rehabs the homes by herself! She is the strongest (physically) octagenarian I have ever known. Her only complaint is that sometimes the ladder isn't tall enough!

She's an old woman who has constant pain and other typically issues of her age. She credits that focus and effort for the last 15 years of her good fortune.

I'm half considering buying all of those houses from the landlord just to keep her "retirement" intact. (her only worry)

Romantic and picturesque? In the eyes of the beholder.
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