Sunday, January 2, 2011

Well here goes. This is a first for me, I have never tried writing anything before, so, be patient with me.

Let me start off by telling you a little about myself and where I am coming from. I am 74 years old and have been happily married to my current husband for 43 years. We both draw our Social Security and have been supplementing our income for the past 11 years by working for six months every year for USBC (United States Bowling Congress) at their Open Championships Tournament. This involves traveling to a different city every year and staying for six months. It is fun and challenging setting up a temporary home for our stay and when the tournament is over, we head back home...a round trip of over 3500 miles. After a lot of soul searching we have decided that this year will be our last year to travel and so we face another turning point in our lives.

I am sure there are a lot of you out there facing similar situations. We can’t survive on Social Security, so supplementing our income is crucial. Also, staying active and involved is vital to an interesting life. Nothing could be worse than spending this final phase of our lives in a state of perpetual boredom. Ugh!  So what’s next?

Since we live in a rural area where jobs are scarce and the competition is a lot younger, we have turned to the internet, hence my reason for being here on this blog.  We are open to ideas and suggestions and sincerely hope some of you will respond.

My husband, Homer, who by the way is a very young 79 years, loves going to auctions.  He brings home boxes of items he finds at estate auctions.  It is like a treasure hunt going through the boxes looking for things to sell on eBay.  It is fun, but not enough to supplement our income.  We have been looking at various online businesses and have gotten burned on a few but I guess that is all part of the learning process.  We finally found one that we really like so I am adding a link and I would be very interested in your comments.


Anonymous said...

Excellent Begining. Keep up the good work. I look forward to seeing some interesting posts.

Wendy said...

Nice job, Mom!

Told you you could do it.



Anonymous said...

I adore you Betty... you are such an inspiration to me.

Pam said...

Ditto what Madonna said!!

Congratulations, Betty, on continuing to be young by starting this blog! You write so well, I am looking forward to reading your future articles!!

I checked out your link for your online business. While I wish you and Homer much success with this, I will hold off looking into it further for now. Brian and I have got a lot on our plate with the upcoming move to Syracuse and my Etsy business.

Blessings to you, Homer, and your family on a new year of good health, peace, prosperity, and FUN!!! ♥♥♥