the "bum's life" because we are blessed. One of those
blessing are our children. All three have a strong
independent streak and we appreciate it. Our kids do
not borrow money, do not expect outrageous gifts and have a
full life - some parts of which we are not included.
And that is the way it should be - at least in our opinion.
Our grandkids are precious and we love
them with all our hearts. But they are our grandkids.
We don't fret over their raising, that is their parent's
We lost Mick's mom and both of my
parents in 2015. Micky's dad had died a few years
earlier. It is amazing how much of our bum's life is
possible because of them. We both grew up in
households where there was never extra money but our
strong budgeting skills ensured what they did have was "enough". Our
parents never lived above their means and made sure to
finance their obligations first. We have been pegged
cheap, frugal and tight. We consider it being
financially responsible. We are not foodies, car or phone
snobs or fashion plates.
Other than travel, our splurge is
paying for every sports channel we can get on our