Some Random Thoughts for Hump Day


It’s a rather cool 57*F (14C) out there right now. It’s downright chilly after I dunno how many days in the high 90’s. It was a nice rain last night and I’m sure both of my rain barrels are refilled.

My lawn is haunting me right now. I can’t hardly believe just how bad I let the middle yard get. It’s gonna take a lot of work to get it back to where it should be once again and I don’t think it will only be one season to fix it. Well, I guess it’s job security for me.

I started looking into what I need to do to apply for Social Security since I turn 62 this year. Applying this year makes little to no sense since I’m still working and I earn well beyond what is allowed. So, the main question is: DO I apply at 66 and 10 months or do I wait until 70? There are pros and cons for both and I’ll just hafta cross that bridge when I get there I suppose.

9 responses to “Some Random Thoughts for Hump Day

  1. The social security issue is indeed perplexing. A gamble based on how long you think you’re going to live as well as your retirement savings. I turn 62 this year as well. I plan to wait for a while but probably not until 70. When I’m 65, I’ll get serious about figuring it out.

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    • I applied just after 62 becuz i’m didn’t think i had another 8 years in me….who knew? That worked for me but 65-70 seems better too me as i wan’t getting close to the maximum per year in bookeeping aND ALL the other stuff i do for money; like take old farts that are even older to me to their docs etc. Or dog watching AND i used to make a small amount of change doing that too. However, i don’t do that anymore cuz now i’m an old fart too and i don’t wann pick up dog pooh

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  2. What??? only 62? You are a baby 😉 I will be 66 in a few days and 66 and two months I can apply for SS, but not sure if I will. Anyway, yards can be a pain. Mine was all weeds several years ago but now it is lush green grass long as I am paying the yard people to keep it that way. Left to me it would be all weeds again 🙂

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