Some of the regulars here may have a noticed a gap in posting by DW (jj) and me. I think the time has come to stop lurking and come clean. Well, just between us, and please don't spread this too far, we have some news that brings together a few of the common threads here.
What to do in retirement?
How close do you want to live to your grandkids?
Healthcare - paying for it and getting proper care (don't get jj started on either of these!!)
How do you save for college costs?
etc.etc. including the answers to some of the more intimate questions posed here!
Answer:- Have another child!
What to do in retirement? We have been busy and as a result will be even busier! At 52 and 48 we are beginning to doubt that wisdom increases with age, this is a young person's sport! Our DiLithium crystals may already be drained!!!
How close do you want to live to your grandkids? Don't bother, make your own (our eldest is off to college in the fall so this is like a second family)
Healthcare - paying for it and getting proper care. Seems like we need to continue with full cover from ex Megacorp at $$$$$$$$ pa. If we had waited would Medicare have covered the cost
Also, the need to fight off American doctors who do not recognise that childbirth and early growth don't always need their intervention, interference help.
How do you save for college costs? We'll be paying more attention to these threads in future, might get it right this time!
Anyway, that is our news, we expect a little American girl on or about Independence Day (to join 2 boys born in England and a boy born in The Netherlands).