I just turned 70 years old and find myself in an unhappy situation. When you think about you only have so many years left on earth you really want to be happy. My happy place would be a cottage in a small but modern town where all the shopping is within walking distance or a condo in a nice, safe city that I can also walk out the door to the shops for things I need. I have only a small amount of money and I cannot afford the prices for a safe, decent home to call my own. I have a home but it is not in my name but my husbands name and I don’t want to be controlled by that anymore. We’re fine together and he is good to me but I want my own space that I can call my own. He would not like that and may create some drama. I’ve been traveling with him for twenty years with his kids back and forth to Europe as he is from there. I am tired of traveling and don’t want to get on a plane across the ocean if possible ever again. I am about to go back there tomorrow and don’t want to. I live there with him because I could not afford to buy a house here. I’ve been in the states for a visit with friends and family for three weeks now and don’t want to go back but I have to because he supports me so I have no choice. If I just had enough money to buy outright a home and a car I think I could survive on my social security and an IRA that will last me for about 5 years before running out. My income would be about $2300 per month but that would be without medical insurance, -car insurance- (if I couldn’t fine a city with easy access to shops for necessities) and all the things one has to pay for each month to live on.
I need $350K to achieve this. I am healthy and wouldn’t mind getting a job at a local hotel if anyone would hire me. I have a happy spirit, still very young minded and a wonderful personality and everyone who meets me tells me how much they like me. I just want my own place and not have to depend on someone else. I would divorce my husband because he has some pretty bad habits that I don’t want to live with anymore nor the lifestyle. I want to be the happiest I can be with the little bit of life I have left. I want some animals to love. I would volunteer at an animal shelter, have animals myself and do whatever I could to help them. They are so grounding. So, with that I will close. I have never done this before and I am embarrassed to write this but I thought why not? It can’t hurt. My legal name is Sherrill Stulz. The Howell name, I could never get Yahoo to change it nor Paypal.