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Now here is a retirement plan
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kraigWY    Posted 01-21-2004 at 09:04:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Retirement Plan > > > >
Got a plan for the golden years of retirement?
One of my friends >
has the following plan which sounds good to me. With
the average cost >for a Nursing Home per day reaching $188.00, there is
a better way when >we get old & feeble. I have already checked on
reservations at the >Holiday Inn for a combined long term stay discount
and senior discount >of $49.23 per night. That leaves $138.77 a day for:
Breakfast, lunch >and dinner in any restaurant I want, or room service.
Laundry, >gratuities and special TV movies. Plus, they provide a
swimming >pool, a workout room, a lounge, washer, dryer, etc. > >Most
have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and >soap. >
>They treat you like a customer, not a patient. > >$5 worth of tips a
day will have the entire staff scrambling to help >you. > >There is city
Bus stop out front, and seniors ride free. The Handicap >bus will also
pick you up (if you fake a decent limp). > >To meet other nice people,
call a Church bus on Sundays. > >For a change of scenery, take the
Airport shuttle Bus and eat at one of >the nice restaurants there. >
>While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise the cash keeps
>building up. > > It takes months to get into decent nursing homes.
Holiday Inn will > take your reservation today. And - you are not stuck
in one place forever, > you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city
to city. > >Want to see Hawaii? They have a Holiday Inn there too. > >TV
broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No
>problem. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience. >
>The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid
>checks to see if you are ok. If not, they will cal! l the undertaker or
>an ambulance. > > If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for
the hip, and Holiday Inn > > will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of
your life. > > And no worries about visits from family. They will always
be glad to find > you, and probably check in for a few days
mini-vacation. The grand > kids can use the pool. > > What more can you
ask for? > >So: > >When I reach the Golden age I'll face it with a grin.
>Just forward all my email to: me@Holiday Inn! > > >



john    Posted 01-21-2004 at 13:23:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
LOL..great plan,,sounds better than our health plan here...it is...if you feel sick,dig a hole.if you fel sicker,,,dig it deeper and lat beside it....


deadcarp    Posted 01-21-2004 at 10:57:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
our holiday inn is $80/nite in the off-season (course you'd have a pool and conference room -that you'd never use) and about double that in summertime. since the nursing home ranges from $3500/month to free for the exact same services, i say sign the property over to the kids at least 3 years early and buy toys with the rest. when the money's gone we won't be far behind it anyway :)


Just want to know.    Posted 01-21-2004 at 12:36:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Now what toys would you buy? Hovercraft is out, I reckon you'd be after that homemade UFO,
or buildin some self feeding woodstove. Perhaps a goldwing with sidecar & trailer? Tell us deadcarp, what is it you'd be after? That is if you were to begin gathering up some toys after signing off the place to the kids? I don't have a clue what I'd be after. But I got years ahead enough to allow some comfort of thought. Mike D.


deadcarp    Posted 01-21-2004 at 15:39:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
i'm a tinkerer so it's more what parts than what toys i'd be looking for - right quick i know i want to finish my homemade backhoe in the spring - that sorta got sidetracked by hospital time last year so it's out there waiting to dig its first hole.

then i want to play with papercrete more - probably as stucco - already made some masks and casts out of the stuff so i'm getting a feel for it.

then i'd like to apply that knowledge to a building - maybe a fish-house or a real place or whatever fits the moment. my grandson could use a place to live. of course like everybody else, i'd like to have a house i could heat with a bic lighter so strict energy conservation is part of the thinking. :)


if i really get desperate for a motorized toy nowdays, i tend to rebuild a former vehicle into a haul wood hauler. my enclosed, high-clearance, knobby-equipped, outright funny-lookin golf cart needs a little better traction too. why should i hafta plow first to get to the fish-house? so i'll bury screws into the lugs. :)




Willy-N    Posted 01-21-2004 at 09:12:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
That sounds like a pretty good deal and you could probley shave a few bucks going to a Motel 6 if you had to. Mark H.


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