My problem here is I seem to have lost all my friends most or a lot are still working.
I also can't get my husband to retire, he is a trucker and loves that open road where he gets paid for the miles. I thought of trading my small car off on a panel van, fix it up and then go camping. But I honestly don't want to do that alone as to be gone to far away.
I have diabetes and mine is the kind that just doesn't want to run by the rules. I also have two cats that would miss those can lunches they love so much, so I am back to driving around in my small car.
Wish I could find someone to do things with. I have tried to find new friends but if they are married they want to do a weekend thing with the guys.
But my guy is gone two weeks at a time, home for maybe two days where he wants to sleep one and go to church on Sunday, then bug out on Monday. No weekend fun with another couple and pretty much shut that down.
So I got a dog now he does keep me busy, keeps me moving and he is that friend. My depression was doing better but then a friend (she was 86) died and that set me back some. She was more like a second mom but she was a good person to talk to and she could make you laugh no matter how you were feeling.
I retired first with the hopes my husband would decide to do it too. However it hasn't worked that way he bought a new pickup and its got to be paid for.
I have another new plan in that I am going to pack up the house and we can move someplace new. He did agree to that but its my baby.
So maybe that will bring me out of my depression or I will be to tired to think about it. There is this hog packing plant about to open in my small town, many new people coming in and so it would be a good time to sell our house. Then find something else, a good time to down size also.
I shall keep posting on this and let you know where it all went. Or how well it went. I also try to keep in touch with God, as in morning Bible studies and praying that helps me a lot too.
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