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Old 02-06-2015, 08:07 AM   #21
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A quick update to my ER. The ER came up in nick of time. My father got quite sick past few months, so I have been busy taking care of him and spending quality time, which would not be possible if I was working. Life could be interesting in anything we do.
Sorry to hear your father's ill. It's great you have the freedom to spend quality time with him.

Not everyone can do that.

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Old 02-06-2015, 02:56 PM   #22
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ITA with MRG. I'm sorry your father isn't well and send my best, but how wonderful that you can be there with him and aren't worrying about balancing demands on your time.

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Old 02-06-2015, 03:18 PM   #23
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DW said many times that one of the best gifts I have ever given her was the free time to spend looking after her dad before he passed. And there is no doubt in my mind that she would have been a basket case doing that and holding down a job at the same time.

ER has many good things going for it.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:03 PM   #24
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I know its an old thread started by me. Another update: after spending a whole year of ER and taking care of my sick dad, I started feeling bored not being able to do anything constructive. So, I started part time contracting work in my IT field. It appears like I might have found a balance with part time work and free time to take care of my dad. Is this considered ER? Not sure. But, I feel lot better this way than taking a full time work position.
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It's called,officially, Semi-Retirement and it's what DW and I plan to do. There's a good book by Bob Clyatt advocating it, called "Work Less, Live More." Enjoy your Semi-Retirement!

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