One thing Dave and I have learned in our very short journey together is to not wait for what we want. We have responsibly raised our children and now it is our time. We want to go after our dreams and not keep waiting for "the right time" or "when we get the extra money." The right time is now and there is not usually extra money waiting in the mailbox. We don't do credit but instead we constantly move forward in baby steps toward our goals.
Dave will retire at 50 and we will figure out a nice living on less income. We will eventually live in our mountain home (the minute this one sells) surrounded by Dave's flowers. For my birthday I will fly across the country to Vermont to visit my blog buddy and fellow ALS warrior, Pam. Time goes by in the blink of an eye as we watch another season pass. We will figure out a way to fulfill our dreams now and not wait until time has slipped away. We are cautious by nature yet hold each other up to fight our way through the fear. Yes, we are motivated by my illness to hurry things along, but we don't want to waste another minute on "someday."