I am 71 years old. I was widowed nearly four years ago. I live in a bungalow but decided to move to gain a little pot of cash in the bank, to enable me to do some travelling whilst I am still able.
I found a lovely house, about 10 minutes walk away from my younger daughter, and a two minute walk to a lovely shopping area, with coffee shops, a supermarket and many other places to visit.
My eldest daughter (I also have a son) seems to be freaking out as I mentioned to her husband -jokingly - I was going to become a SKI, (spending the kids' inheritance), although I thought we were both aware this was a joke.
The house into which I am moving is still worth a lot of money, although less than the bungalow in which I am presently, but I would never do anything so silly as spend all my cash, and am a little upset that I mentioned it in the first place.
I am finding it so difficult living in the place where DH died, and having not been seeping well since that occurred, and feel I am ready for a new challenge and house, whilst I am still able to enjoy it.
Too late to pull out of the sale now anyway, but am concerned that I feel my children are not supporting my move despite my obvious enthusiasm to go. They cannot be waiting for me to pop my clogs and see their inheritance dwindling by this move can they? I have to admit I am feeling very disappointed at the moment not to receive more support, both emotional an physical.
Transformed - recent changes
Worried - family bereavement
Too old? - lost dreams