Affordable housing is in demand here. The average apartment in this area is $1000 - $1500 plus. Anyone on disability or making minimum wage just cannot do it. Its really ridiculous. I know the boys were not happy this morning cause Tigerlily slept with me.
We are kitty sitting a petite orange striped kitty named Tiger. Her family lost their apartment four days before Christmas and are staying with various relatives. Tiger was living in the car. She's vary happy at my house but my two boys do not trust her even after two weeks. They are older and bigger but intimidated by a little girl. Hope they find a place soon I am getting attached.
Alas, I just turned 52. I've still got a bit before I can retire. however, since our company was recently purchased by a larger group, I can start drawing my pension from "my old company" when I hit 55.
Stress reduction is always a good thing. Enjoy your retirement. I did have a good visit with my daughter and her family. They moved from the big city of Florence to the not-so-big city of Carrollton (which is about the size of the city I live in & she grew up in). She says she feels like she's found her "forever home". My SIL's work commute went from 75 minutes to five.