Vacation time for Darlene. Yea. Darlene was still working about 6 to 7 days a week. The overtime is good for our vacation this summer to Texas, Kansas City, Minnesota and Colorado. Big road trip for sure. Just about 3 weeks away. This month we made it to Texas, Kansas City and Minnesota. Next month we will see Colorado.
Seth is done with school till August now and the warm weather is starting to arrive here in Arizona. This is my favorite time of the year with School being done and vacation trips coming up soon. So many good things to look forward too and be grateful for.
Golfers in Arizona are excited this month because here in Arizona the Golf rates will start to drop since the Snow Birds are heading back to their summer homes. This is the time of the month we play most of our rounds for the year. Cheap rates last till October and then they start to go back up. So, if you are a golfer now is the time to travel to Arizona for some cheap golf. We are from the Midwest and we know that golf isn’t cheap during the summer months there.
Another crazy month here at the Mills Way Family. We were sad to see Mom and Dad bead back to Minnesota this month. We drove them to Texas and spent the night before heading home. They went on to see relatives in Kansas City before heading home. Our drive to Texas was one of our worst in the last seven years. We drove in heavy Snow, Winds, Fog and Rain. We had times we were stopped on the Interstate with the motor shut off while we waited for traffic to move. We are planning on Flying more in the future then driving back home.
Governments and people alike are nervous I would be because anything thing that is unknown or not normal can make people nervous. Our protective walls go up and say stuff like “That won’t Work” or “That is a Scam”. Some of my friends think I am crazy and that I should run away from Digital Currency.
Bitcoins have been talked about a lot in the news and online. Some people are scared about it and some people are excited about it. One of my friends called it in nice terms a very risky investment. Myself I could see it being a mainstream currency. I actually invested in a Credit Card company that deals with Bitcoins. My boys are more open to Digital Currency than the guys I golf with.
Bitcoins have been in the news big time over the last few years and stories of how people got super rich. I do have to say that I once had a lot of Bitcoins that I had earned back over ten years ago. I didn’t take it serious and forgot about them. There codes are on an old computer that is no longer around. Also, I have not been able to log into my old email account. Ughhh I could be worth many millions of dollars easily by my memory of how many coins I had. Now I use Coinbase to store my coins I have.
This month went way too fast. We have less than two weeks from today and we will be driving our folks back to their home in Minnesota. They have been down since the first of December and we wish they would just live here all year around. Maybe some day our wish will come true.
Our boys are good boys and we are very proud of them and love them to death. But they still worry me that they may not be Financially Free in the future because of their lack of Action towards Money and Education. Like is hard and even harder if you don’t have money. We constantly tell them they need to live with the Consequences of their Choices they make.
The more questions we ask the more we learn about Social Security to help us with our Retirement Projections. My Dad and myself got talking about what happens when once spouse dies how much the other spouse gets then from Social Security for monthly payments if they are both retired.