Saturday, July 27, 2013
Our heat wave has broken and so has my air conditioner. Doesn't that figure? I have a small window air in the bedroom so I can get a decent night's sleep. But now it is down to 54 degrees and cooler at night so can have the windows open. Can get fresh air in and enjoy it. Lots of sunshine. Going to visit my friend's son and their new baby. I don't have to drive so I can enjoy the trip both ways. It is almost 2 hours one way.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
The paper says the IRS has been wasting money just because they can. I'm a retired senior citizen living on a Social Security check every month that barely pays my bills. We raised our kids and paid our taxes including Social security all our lives. My big problem is 4 years before retirement my wife got cancer and the co-pay for treatment used all our savings. She died at 63 years old and I was left by myself to pay the bills. I was retired and partially disabled so couldn't do my regular job of driving semi tractor trailer. The bills kept coming and I kept paying copaysbecause I didn't have extra money for suplimental insurance. I'm 76 now and just about totally disabled with both knees replaced and bad lungs. The last knee replacement I was given a defective knee and have been in constant pain for 2 1/2 years now. They say if I want to pay the copay they will give me a different knee. The copay is about $3,000 like last time and it just isn't there. Now I see they are finally investigating government spending. This should have happened years ago when they robbed Social Security out of 3 trillion dollars and never paid it back. They say it's hurting for funds and ther isn't any question why. The seniors out here trying to live on very limited Social Security income and still pay back medical bills could sure use more. It looks to me like 40 million here or there doesn't matter as long as the government have fun spending and living it up. Our governor here in Iowa is another loser because if your not a farmer you don't count as anything. Well I'm sorry I may not count as anything and am domed to live in poverty the rest of my life but I'm still a human being that loves GOD and country and I hate to see what the politicians today are doing to it.THAT'S IT " GOD BLESS YOU ALL ," AMEN
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
You know since I've gotten older and lost my wife to cancer almost 15 years ago I find myself looking at things different. For many many years I worried about this and that I thought was important. Like for instance who will be the next senator or better yet the next president. Now I say who cares because when they get elected they have it made. They vote themselves raises and deny benefits for the elderly. They are talking about Social Security and how it won't last much longer. It would last forever if they would pay back the 3 trillion dollars they borrowed, and then keep their hands off of it. Most retired people have a savings nestegg so with their Social Security they can live pretty well. But there are those like me that used all their savings for medical expenses and now are trying to live on Social Security benefits. I don't know about the rest of the country but I have about $125 after bills for the month. That includes Groceries, Gas and Prescriptions that I really can't live without. If I could be a senator for one term ( 6 years) at a bout $125,000 a year plus expenses I could live like a king. The thing is until the government starts worrying about the people in this country first, then the government will be the only ones that enjoy life. Thanks for listening to an old man I wish the government would
I've had friends ask me if it's so different getting older. I tell them in some ways it's good and in other ways it really sucks. My wife and I didn't start saving until our later years and helped our children every time we could. All parents do this and we even helped young people just getting started on their own. I meanlike getting their own appartment and needing dishes and bedding and silverware. I know these things don't cost that much but when you're feeding 6 kids of your own and paying your own bills it can get a little tough. So we started saving late in life and plannig where we wanted to retire to. Everything was going good and the savings account was growing slowly but surely. Well my got cancer and we fought it with everything we could. Needless to say the savings went first because my wife was the most important thing in my life. Chemo and Radiation for 4 years and she wouldfeel better then relaspe. So in November I reached 62 and applied for early retirment. The next month on December 25th, Christmas morning at 10:30 my wife went to be with the lord and left me here to see what old age is like alone. So when someone asks me what it's like to get old ( I'm 76 ) I have to tell them without the love of your life it SUCKS.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I guess it's springtime because it's raining and cold. I think it was warmer last month but maybe not. I've been wearing a sweatshirt for a coat for over a month and yesterday I had to put a coat on. I'm not complaining because at my age I'm glad to be alive to enjoy it. The towns north of here are getting hail and snow so I won't say anything because it may stop here and we don't need any. There isn't much going on tonight since the ncaa tournament is over and my team won. I wish I could have said that for the superbowl game. I guess it's time to shut this thing off and see if I win the powerball tonight. I would be happy with just part of it. They say it's a great life if you don't weaken but who wants to be strong.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Had a good Easter. Was so tired when I got home and settled in by the TV. Tomorrow is Taco Tuesday and my sister likes to come over and go with me for Mexican. She tries all kinds of different things. I usually stick to one or two things I like but she likes to take chances. Most of the time, it turns out good. Last time she tried the fish taco and liked it. She had never had a fish taco before. Here she is all dressed up and ready for church.