Living off Social Security

perchie.girl

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wow @Loopeend I see it all as opportunity.

I am a writer first and foremost and plan on publishing once I get home. My jewelry is all custom I don't crank out many pieces that are similar ... I can but don't like it. I also plant set up my workshop so that I can produce commercially saleable products On demand. I prefer to work with a personal focal piece the customer has. So that has to be worked out.

I raise animals because they make me happy. Love chickens and Guineas And Muscovy ducks... All will provide me with meat and eggs... Win win. Guineas I can make some money from by selling hatching eggs and Keets. Once I get good at processing Poultry I may do a meetup style class oN how to do it. Just thinking about it.

I can make money off the feathers especially Guinea feathers because of their beauty and usefulness. To either artists or Fly Tiers... Fishing lures.

I don't want this house. It belongs to my son freely to do with it as he needs. We both were saddled with grandmas Care and gave up Lifestyles to make sure she had the freedom to live at home as long as she could. for me it was twelve years. For him about six of those were due to my becoming Infirm...

I love being alone especially in the desert. I love the air and the heat and the cold and the wind and all the little species that poke their noses into my business. From Rabbits to Hares and Mice and pack-rats. Eagles and vultures and crows and ravens. I love the quiet that's so quiet you can hear the footsteps of the grass hoppers... hopping about in search of their next meal.

Social security is a way for me to live where I want and be able to function in a way that I want. I do love people so there is a small town a couple of miles away where I can have a meal if I want or Join in at the pup and have a laugh or play a game of pool.

I am like the little girl digging in a pile of horse manure... when some one asks she says there has to be a pony in here some where.

Optimist... that's me... Opportunity that's Home in the desert

deb
 

Loopeend

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wow @Loopeend I see it all as opportunity.

I am a writer first and foremost and plan on publishing once I get home. My jewelry is all custom I don't crank out many pieces that are similar ... I can but don't like it. I also plant set up my workshop so that I can produce commercially saleable products On demand. I prefer to work with a personal focal piece the customer has. So that has to be worked out.

I raise animals because they make me happy. Love chickens and Guineas And Muscovy ducks... All will provide me with meat and eggs... Win win. Guineas I can make some money from by selling hatching eggs and Keets. Once I get good at processing Poultry I may do a meetup style class oN how to do it. Just thinking about it.

I can make money off the feathers especially Guinea feathers because of their beauty and usefulness. To either artists or Fly Tiers... Fishing lures.

I don't want this house. It belongs to my son freely to do with it as he needs. We both were saddled with grandmas Care and gave up Lifestyles to make sure she had the freedom to live at home as long as she could. for me it was twelve years. For him about six of those were due to my becoming Infirm...

I love being alone especially in the desert. I love the air and the heat and the cold and the wind and all the little species that poke their noses into my business. From Rabbits to Hares and Mice and pack-rats. Eagles and vultures and crows and ravens. I love the quiet that's so quiet you can hear the footsteps of the grass hoppers... hopping about in search of their next meal.

Social security is a way for me to live where I want and be able to function in a way that I want. I do love people so there is a small town a couple of miles away where I can have a meal if I want or Join in at the pup and have a laugh or play a game of pool.

I am like the little girl digging in a pile of horse manure... when some one asks she says there has to be a pony in here some where.

Optimist... that's me... Opportunity that's Home in the desert

deb
Awesome to hear!

I'm glad.
It is in a lot of places in the world hard to live off social securities; and mainly due to the stigma. As if not knowing if you can feed your children tonight isn't stressfull enough.. sigh. You often are not welcome anymore and seen as "less then". It is hard then to get out of it; since you lack support at a moment you could use it the most. For many it is an never-ending hole they get sucked in to; and can't get out.

Thank you for you story. There are a lot of people reading that, that need it. That need someone who does not let her pride get taken away; and can get inspired by you.
 

perchie.girl

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I worked hard for my social security benefits... 20 years as a manufacturing engineer. but I am a financial nit wit... take after my dad. So when It came time to choose retirement I had NO savings. and had been living through a Payment from my grandmother which paid for necessities like utilities and property taxes.

Here there is no stigma... Welfare yes. But its the one thing that helps moms get food for their children. Some take advantage of it.

deb
 

Loopeend

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I worked hard for my social security benefits... 20 years as a manufacturing engineer. but I am a financial nit wit... take after my dad. So when It came time to choose retirement I had NO savings. and had been living through a Payment from my grandmother which paid for necessities like utilities and property taxes.

Here there is no stigma... Welfare yes. But its the one thing that helps moms get food for their children. Some take advantage of it.

deb
That makes my heart fill with butterflies. It is nice to know that there are places in the world; where people are not shunned by living on benefits. It is a shame here. I think it can give great joy; knowing it's not the whole world that thinks like that. It can often feel like the whole world must be like where you were raised. Knowing that there is a place that is different can give energy again and hope.
 
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