# 151: RETIREMENT: IN IT; STILL WORKING AT IT !!! (Part 32) (M)
TO ALL OF MY DEAREST AND MOST AWESOME AND WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND BLOGGING IN JAPAN AND CHIBA-KEN AND THROUGH -OUT THE JAPAN ISLANDS AND THEIR GREAT SEAS.
Oh My Goodness My Dear Readers! Here we are at nearly the end of January and we have eleven months until Christmas! Well, hopefully, I will be ready this time. And you will have my months of Blogs to get you there! And this one is Number 151. How terrific is that? Shall we get started? My Love To You All!
BLOG: # 151: RETIREMENT: IN IT; STILL WORKING AT IT !!! (Part 32) (M)
This year, the grand year of 2020, on the day of my Birthday, this coming April, on the twentieth, because I chose that day to retire instead of on the first, second, third, fifth, or thirtieth, but my Birthday, I will have been in full retirement with full benefits for FIVE YEARS! Isn’t that something!
FIVE YEARS ALREADY!
Five years in and I am still working at it. It isn’t easy being RETIRED you know. I know. It sounds like fun, that you don’t have to work anymore or get up early to go to a job, you can sleep in as much as you please. Sounds great, yeah? You can go out anytime you want and have fun. Okay.
This I admit, is all well and good — BUT — the reason I am still working at being retired — and you will have to do this too when your time comes to leave the work force and retire — you will have live on a FIXED INCOME like me and maybe have to move to a smaller place with a LOWER RENT. This exact thing is what I am going through right now as part of retiring. And I know that everything will turn out good. I can stay here but if I can move to SENIOR HOUSING with a lower rent (I pay $850.00 a month for my Unit #7 right now and just the other day, because of Maintenance Fees going up, my rent was supposed to go up to $900.00 a month but so far, I never got a letter saying so.), that will be super great. (When I lived upstairs in my old place I only paid $420.00 a month for rent.).
This is the trouble with month to month lease in comparison to yearly ones. With month to month leases like the one I have, my new land lord can raise my rent any time he wants. If you are on a yearly lease, he can not do that, so I am taking my chances and for now, I guess I will have to do just that. Just another part of being retired.
If I get to the Senior Housing, I am going for the yearly lease if those people have such a thing. And I
HOPE they let me in. And YES, they know about BABY PAWS already. When I was filling out the paper work I told the people I had a cat.
So, is being RETIRED all fun and games?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
My answer is still: HELL YEAH !!!
I WOULDN’T TRADE THIS PART OF MY LIFE AND GO BACK TO WORKING FOR NOTHIN’ !
Besides, I do have a job even though I am retired.
It is called……..writing a novel.
Which I MUST SOON get back to doing!
With All Of My Deepest Respect And Greatest Love For All Of You…….
Your Dearest One for All Time……..