I talked for hours with Claudia. Senior houses.
August 6, 2022 11:37am CST
It was all about what would I do "when I grow up". It all started with the news that Carolina wanted to go to live with Enzo (her BF) and that they were looking for a place to live. I asked Claudia why weren´t they live in the apartment that Claudia was buying for Carolina in which she had lived for 2 or 3 years before she went to Spain. But they wanted something else and Claudia had just rented it. I asked her about the rent and told her that not now but in the near future, I would like to sell my house and rent an apartment such as that one. She asked me with caution if I wouldn´t prefer a senior home and I said no. I have thought about that and have my buts. I like to live alone or, at the most, with a maid to help me. The conversation went on and on and we thought that I could start clearing up my house as she rented it for a year. I like the idea. Carolina´s apartment is near Claudia´s house and much nearer Dixie´s house. I know that there´s a moment in our lives when we have to think ahead. I´m glad I remodeled my bathroom 2 years ago and changed the tub for a big shower. I did it just it time I will offer some of my furniture to Carolina and then to Daniel and to Camila. The rest, if I cannot sell it, will be given away. I prefer to sell my house than to rent it. I don´t want to be worried about people destroying it. And with that money, as Humberto told me, I can live until I am 150 years old.
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• United States
It can definitely be challenging to start thinking about our futures and what lies ahead. At least you have some sort of a plan as to what direction you want to go. That was really funny but he said about the money being able to live until you are 150 years old! Good grief. If you make it to 150, I doubt I will be around to wish you a happy birthday lol
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I am possitive that I don´t want to live so much. If I find that things are too bad, I´ll take an elevator in a high building and jump But I certainly want to live well in the next few years. Now I only use half of my house. That is absurd. I can live fine in a house half my house´s size.
• Marion, Ohio
@marguicha We have talked about moving and the house itself could be smaller and we would be fine. So there is stuff here that would have to go. Hopefully a couple of things the kids would take. But much of it we might just leave for the next people to decide what to do
• United States
Making these plans in advance is a good thing to do. My daughter says she would like me to live with her if I ever have to move. That sounds good in a way, in other ways not so good. Hopefully it will be a long time. One reason we chose this house is because it is all on one floor. I would like one of the bathrooms changed to have a large walk in shower.
• Redlands, California
I am sure you will. My friend put his mom in senior living and can just tell how sad it made him but also a bit of relief so he does not have to worry so much. I am with you though. I am living my life till they have to carry me and put me in a pine box. Is it a pine box? Screw that, thats expensive these days just burn me to the ground Ashes to ashes and dust is all we are at the end of the day. Always made me wonder all that sand on beaches is just former living things broken down. I think I may be demented, buts it pretty true and cool when you think about. I am walking on dinosaurs and ancient sharks.
I wouldn´t want it of a better wood But while I´m here, I want to live the way I want. I would not want to have to get up for breakfast at a certain time and have to talk to people I´m not interested in. I am used to be alone and "speak" to my friends here. I know already that my daughters want to incinerate me as we did with my husband and with Tomás. Ashes to ashes, as you say. I wonder where I put a shark´s tooth I found near a beach when I was a child! It was pretty cool!
• Redlands, California
@marguicha Amen miss lady, you live until you say you are done. Any other way is a travesty. That shark tooth is cool and why they always been valuable keep sakes because reminds us what life is supposed to be about. .