The Mr. is planning (once again;) to retire (for good) at the end of 2013. That gives us one year to adjust our budget (and attitudes) for life on his pension(s) and what savings we've squirreled away. He deserves to hang up his badge after 25+ years of community service. We have plans .. and then the Lord has plans .. hopefully some will be the same.
You can bet (Lord willing) we won't be sitting around (much). We have fire wood to gather this summer, mini vacations to take (Glacier National Park), family to visit (us), and odd home repairs not to put off. Grandchildren to fuss over.
We've worked like dawgs paying off debt the past few years (knock on wood .. ) and have learned to be content not needing the latest or greatest gadgets; this all on one income.
We won't be jet setters or pet sitters. We have a special needs son, Nathan, that will keep us young at heart and close to home; he's a blessing.
So with the New Year about to begin, may the good Lord prepare our hearts, minds AND finances to be adequate and sustaining. May He give us peace and servant's hearts to give of our time and help to others. Welcome 2013