Originally Posted by Irish rambler
Oldragbaggers, Just to add a pennysworth to all the good advice
given by the knowledgeable people on here.
Set a date and time, work
up to it and stick to it, I did 25 years ago and wouldn't change my life for all the tea in China
, don't worry about the children/grandchildren, 'Money always keeps the kids
in touch' !
As I stated before, we have a date. It's the date we can both start drawing our pensions (the year I turn 62) which is July 2016. Unless we hit the lottery neither one of us is interested in giving up the future financial security
we have worked so hard for in order to go sooner. Until then we've got the Chesapeake Bay
literally right outside our front door.
And you are so right, about that children
thing. But for us it's more than that. We have a beautiful, hardworking, wonderful daughter who is a single
mother with 2 children
, a dead beat ex-husband and a sometimes disabling illness. For the moment they are a much higher priority for us than being able to go sailing, no matter how long we've had the dream.