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Just trying this out to see if there are any responses and if it does work.  Never did this before. 

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When we first retired, I spotted a big flea-mkt in our area. so I thought I'd make a business of buying at garage-sales & auctions & reselling at the flea-mkt. I tried this for two summers, and finally decided I couldn't figure out what Mrs. Jane Doe America wanted to buy. So then I got a part-time job driving for one of the major car-rental co's., delivering rentals to customers and body-shops & picking them back up again. It was only for around 20 hrs per wk, and I could nearly name my own hours. I worked with some other retirees and we had some fun working together. I did this for 8 or 9 yrs, until the Covid hit and a competing co. lost three drivers to the damned bug, so I quit and told them I'd be back when there was a vaccine. I do miss it, and altho it didn't pay very well, it did make me get dressed and out the door 3 days a week, and after being "cooped-up" since Feb., that means more all the time!

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I have been retired since 1990 and have had no problem with my footing
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Hello, @cr484, and welcome! I know there's other people who are feeling the same way as you. If you haven't already, I highly recommend checking out our Retirement forums which can be found at:

 

https://community.aarp.org/t5/Retirement/bd-p/bf23

 

Thank you for being here!

 

 

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I hope so, too, @SIMPLEGAL. I'm glad you're here. Have a great day!

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Thank you.  I've been requesting a "chat" feature on AARP for many years.  Maybe you can suggest it for us.

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Hello, @mdawn0711, welcome to the Online Community. We're glad to have you!

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Hello all: New to this, however as time goes by and the chaos of our current society continues indefinitely with no end date, I find I am needing some people to converse with. I am a caregiver and deal with a wide range of demanding clients. I’m from California originally but have lived all over, including Canada. I enjoy playing and watching sports.
I read a lot, but haven’t for a bit now. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Let’s stay positive and keep the faith! 

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Hi @KerryH39788, welcome! You may be interested in our Caregiving forum and we also have an area where you can get or give Caregiving tips. Thanks for being here!

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I can see this post if that's what you mean.  Not sure if you're trying to start a particular topic and if so, that's not clear.  I'm new at the chat boards so I'm not sure how to follow through once I've commented.

 

Hope this helps! 

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I am an elderly gentleman so new at this, somebody please inform me what the heck I am doing anyone here

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I am also an older man, a gentleman?? Maybe
Write to me [Personal email address remove from public view - please use the Private Messaging function]
Glad that we are both still alive.

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Mr. David, it is good and very good to be alive.  And, I don't know about you but my plan is to be alive, alive for long time.

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Hey Mr. Leroy, how the heck are you?

 

You are in good company, most of us are elderly. LOL.  Even if we don't feel it, show it or act it.  

 

At least you are smart enough to admit you don't know what you are doing here.  I was in AARP denial for a long time and just joined myself. I can't even count all the times I received AARP mail asking me to join.  I don't have a clue, but I'm sure enjoying my self. Still learning the ropes.  I stick my nose in everything...smile.

 

Make time to explore all the possibilities.  You will discover there is an overflowing fountain of information.  One day you will have an ah ha moment and say to yourself, oh, that's what I'm doing here. 

 

Keep safe.

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t posted aemail pal message, I guess could do it here to 

instead of email, but sure I would like to chat with you, do you still work?  I don't anymore.

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