Wesley Chapel, Florida (high 75, low 48) rain
Another cold front is moving down into Florida, bringing some much needed rain for a good part of the day. Fortunately, it doesn’t look like anything severe, but will be a good day to go to the gym and maybe watch a movie.
I spoke to my best friend Carol yesterday. Actually, she’s my second best friend. Al is my very best friend. :)
Carol and her husband Mike live in Arkansas. Several years ago, she started talking about downsizing and moving into a “retirement” type of house. One that would be easier to maintain as they get older. They are not RV’ers and have no desire to full time.
A few months ago they looked at a smaller home in a gated 55+ community. They went back and looked at it again a few weeks ago, and decided it would be right for them. They made an offer and signed a contract for the purchase.
Their intention was to buy the new one, then fix up the old one and prepare it for sale. She’s a nurse and works nights, so she didn’t want to have to sell a house while working.
Anyway, a next door neighbor had always told them that if they ever decided to sell the house, to let him know. She didn’t think he was serious, but it turns out he was and they bought the house after looking at it one time!
The buyers are an Air Force family and apparently the loan has already been approved. A home inspector came out yesterday.
The best part of the deal for Carol and Mike, is that they sold the house “as is.” They didn’t do the first thing to fix it up! How great was that! The new couple is allowing them to rent the house out until they are ready to move into the new house.
Some people are just lucky!
Don’t you wish that would happen to you, Merikay and Craig?
Friday was a red letter day for me. I signed up for Social Security! It was easy and fast. I decided to start collecting at 62. I know, I would earn more if I waited a few years, but as they say on the website, if you live to your expected age, you’d get the same amount anyway. I’d rather get a little less now for a longer period of time.
Al will be getting Medicare come November. Wow. I did a little information gathering on that as well. It seems the health insurance we have now, (thanks USAA) will be adequate as a supplement with Medicare being primary. He will no longer have any deductible and it appears we shouldn’t have much or any in the way of out of pocket expenses. Working at USAA turned out to be a very good decision on my part. It has allowed us to have very good health insurance before Medicare kicks in. It’s almost as good as the government workers get!
Thanks for all the tips on my virus protection. Rick, as usual was helpful and told me Microsoft updated their Defender software and it took care of the problem I was having. I restarted Defender, and scanned my pc with that as well as MalwareBytes. Unfortunately still having pop-up ads. Recently I noticed when I”m on the internet ad any site, there are “underlined” words or sentences that if you click on, or hover over, you get an ad. Anybody else noticing that? I never got that before.
I am still concerned about my computer. With the pop-ups and the underlined words, I know things are not as they should be. Paul and Marti recommended Vipre, which was recommended by the Geeks on Tour. I think I’ll give it a try and see if it can find anything else! I shudder to think what a mess I would have if my computer was hacked.