I've got to be the luckiest guy in the world... lots of folks ask me to make things for them or do remodeling work and I always turn them down. I've been retired almost 4 years now and collected my 1st Social Security check last week. I'm just too busy working for the family or giving things out to fundraising events.
My wife fulfilled her life time goal after raising our 4 sons by earning her Master's degree at the age of 50. She's got a great job and provides us with insurance. I do the cooking and house work along with woodworking and remodeling our 100+ year old home. How do we manage? It's simple! Contrary to many opinions - I worked a very good union job that provided me a good living and a comfortable pension.
This is an excellent woodworking site so I will not get into the political "Union" work issue. If anyone wishes to bash unions with me, please contact me privately... It's not a black and white issue, but I'm proud to be a Teamster!
Its' never hot or cold in New Hampshire... its' always seasonal.