posted on Jul, 27 2011 @ 01:09 PM
I'm single, nearly 60 and have a widowed father in assisted living (to the tune of $2000 a month). At this rate, he will be completely out of money
and so will I (savings, CD, everything) in a year (that is, if the economy doesn't completely melt down...if it does we're both basically SCREWED).
I'm trying to sell his house (where I am currently living) but with the market as it is even if I do manage to find a buyer, I won't get nearly what
it's worth. When I do sell...where will I go? I've tried to prepare as best I can...food storage, water, firearms and ammunition...but the SHTF
scenario is a pretty scary proposition for someone like me. I've always joked that my Emergency Preparedness Plan is to NOT survive...and hey, maybe
that's what'll happen.
I try to stay positive, try to maintain a semblance of normalcy...and of course need to stay upbeat for my dad because he still "gets" stuff and
would worry endlessly, and fruitlessly, since he can't do anything.
I know that getting a handle on the economy and the completely out-of-sight spend-a-thon that the Government's been running for decades, won't be
easy by any means...but don't those guys GET ANYTHING??? Are they living in some kind of fool's paradise, where they think they can just keep on
doing what they've been doing and have nothing happen??? (Of course, no one in government really has to WORRY about the things that most of us
"little people" have to worry about, do they?? Paycheck always on time - even if SS gets cut, or the military's checks get held up...no problems
with healthcare, it's all paid for with OUR tax dollars...retirement a piece of cake - they're on the gravy train for life. (Unless, of course, if
the gravy train derails...which seems pretty danged likely lately.)
Okay, sorry, rant over. I'll go back to reading up on medicinal herbs and how to purify gutter water...