Lately I am feeling very old.
I have a handful of grass cutting jobs, and used to I would do all of them in one day.
Now after doing 1 or 2 I am ready for a nap.
The heat and humidity just zaps me. I do my best to stay hydrated, but I still cramp up some.
In the meantime I am slowing down big time on the amount of work I do anyway, and trying to relax and enjoy life.
I do enjoy all the work I do, and I never plan to stop working, but just a little a day to stay fit and make a few bucks.
Sometimes I wish I had a 4th, or even a 5th rental house, but after being debt free for so long and the way I feel now I am just happy with what I have.
Some of my friends have already passed away, while some of my family are pretty old.
And partly because it takes my girlfriend forever to get ready, and always runs way late, the vacation I have planned to relax and fish, we are leaving a day earlier, so I can relax and not feel like I have to speed all I can getting there.
(but if everyone else is doing 20 over the speed limit, I will not hold them up, I will be right there with them).
I am slowing down working, and driving, but if the flow is going 90mph, I do feel good enough to be right in the middle of that.
In the meantime if my friend that I operate excavators for calls and asks me to help him do a job out in the country, I will still get up at 5am and do that a couple days a week.
But if he were to call again about working at a place like Lockheed, hell no.
I am done with hard hat bull crap. 99.9% of all of that is just for show, there is no danger of getting hit in the head, unless a airplane drops the poop out of the tank.
Anyway my friends that passed way to early were all still working all the time, hell no.
I do not need a bigger house, I do not need a new truck, I do not even need to go out to eat except for maybe a couple of times a year for a birthday.
And I used to think that I wanted to someday take a road trip to Key West, until I looked at motel prices there, hell no I am not spending 350.00 or more for a motel room on a trip.
Anyway it is awesome how well pinball machines hold their value, and all the awesome people on this site.
(and just looking at some of the motel costs these days, I really dread the day I ever have to go see a dentist again).
Anyway, I hope all of you have a AWESOME WEEK!
(sorry that I did not put everything in caps, but I think I did space pretty well, so all of you geezers like me can read it easier).