How did I get here?? (Thread for ILXors in their 60s)

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(a rule for life)

Mark G, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:04 (one month ago) link

Mark s, how is your thumb?

After 20 years of renting and a 2020 of my job changing dramatically (zero travel! Then "retired" -> consulting), I got fixated on the possibility of buying a place. Affordable condos didn't fit the bill for various reasons. So now we are in a spacious double wide manufactured house in a 55+ small community. So far, I love it. The Facebook group is full of curtain twitchers, but I expected that. And woman who wants to start a motorcycle club. We have spotted a few neighbors from a distance. It's not a situation I expected to be in but so far, so good.

Jaq, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:11 (one month ago) link

AH, but don't forget there are two spellings of that

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:12 (one month ago) link

and sometimes ever

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:12 (one month ago) link

Good day to you, fellow sexagenarians.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:18 (one month ago) link

I'm not in my Sixties yet, but shouldn't this thread be called "Why am I still here?"

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Monday, 22 February 2021 19:26 (one month ago) link

When my mom reached 90 she began to ask me that question, wistfully. It genuinely perplexed her.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Monday, 22 February 2021 19:33 (one month ago) link

I'm not in my 60s, but am interested in your experiences, so just wanted to add that both my Grandmother and my Oma lived past 90, and both got to about 92 before they were asking, "none of my friends are alive, this sucks, why am I here?" though obviously using different verbiage.

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 23 February 2021 22:35 (one month ago) link

I meant "Why am I still on ILX?" Sorry for the confusion.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 23 February 2021 23:15 (one month ago) link

A fruitful confusion, though.

Judge Roi Behan (Aimless), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 00:20 (one month ago) link

I keep having these moments of "huh, 72 is only 12 years off" - not panic or worry, just acknowledgement.

Jaq, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 01:08 (one month ago) link

I feel that for someone who is 60 in two weeks, I'm doing pretty well, everything is working and doesn't look too careworn.

I've also had that sense that it's only a matter of time until it all goes west. Gotta do it now or thereabouts, you know?

Mark G, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 08:04 (one month ago) link

jaq: well yes my thumb does still hurt sadly, though not as much and not much at all during ordinary daily work. i blame late-night hours of doomscrolling on a larger heavier phone but not so much that i've actually like curtailed this at all

christine: why still here? i do have friends in other internet spaces and learn stuff elswhere and find things funny elsewhere BUT i also stll have many friends here still, and also find find funny and sometime learn things here too! so that's why

good things abt being 60 and not in tiptop health: i got my first covid jab yesterday

mark s, Wednesday, 24 February 2021 10:39 (one month ago) link

Was I "in my thirties" when I first came to ilx?

And yet...

Mark G, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 21:15 (one month ago) link

Happy birthday Mark G

mark s, I can sympathize due to some aching finger joints from similar (I blame phone + power bank combo).

Today, after following this project for years, I signed up:

Jaq, Tuesday, 9 March 2021 23:48 (one month ago) link

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