Your reasoning is flawed. LOL. Not twice as many utilities. You heat with your woodstove and keep some lights on, I suppose. So how is that twice the cost. I contend that it would cost you half the cost. Two can eat as cheaply as one, if you plan your meals correctly. You both have the same number of kids as before, so how is it twice the number of hands out. That cancels each other out. Besides, you have mentioned how proud you are of your independent kids. I'm sure that they don't have their hands out. As for having more kids, I don't think that is possible with a couple of folks old enough to collect social security. Unless....you have robbed the cradle, which I highly doubt. LOL. And if Our Creator granted you and your lady a miracle, and a child was born, how wealthy you would be, just from the publicity. My final point,(are you waiting for this one?) You and your lady can be best friends. Hubby and I are best friends, and look how that worked out!!We've been exclusively together since 1976, and were married in 1980. You can do the math and decide if that was successful.(Don't ask hubby, he might say otherwise). LOL There is only one catch. In order to keep your present level of social security, you couldn't get married. Old Uncle Sam would make an adjustment for that. But, then again, people have been living together without the formality of marriage, for a very long time. I'm sure that Our<quoted text>
Yeah, but 2 people eat twice as much, have twice as many kids with their hands out, and twice as many places to go at $3.89 a gallon, use twice as much utilities and neither has even 1/2 the freedom they now enjoy... so it is a wash and the only winners are the dog and the chickens LOL
Creator would understand. LOL Now, don't get angry, I am saying this only in jest, but I am a hopeless romantic.