Finally finished the Birthday table topper. The topper measures 27x27, nice size for any table.
Added a few rhinestone's to dress it up some.
How did two days pass so fast? I have fluttered from one odd job to the other for the past two days, worked in a nap in the late afternoon and meet with more agents than I wanted to regarding long term health plans, UGH
Hubby is not on board regarding extended care health plans but I think it is something we need to add to our monthly expenses. Our long term goals for our old age is to leave this world at a break even point. Our kiddo's are all grown with good jobs, we took care of all the higher education costs so they are not strapped with 20 years of student loans, all but one has married and is settled down. We have the $$ put back for DD #2 when she is ready to walk down the isle so we really only have to worry about our own expenses from here on out. That being said we could be wiped out if one of us should need nursing care for any extended length of time leaving the one left behind dirt poor. It is so hard to know what to do, start paying the premiums now with the hope it is never needed for many years to come or save that money as we have been doing and hope for the best. lots more thinking, talking and planning to do before we jump into an additional expense that we will have for the rest of our lives.
If any of you have any experience or opinion on long term care please do share with the rest of us in the comments section. I have been asking around among friends that are in our same age group, many of whom are dealing with aging parents needing care. The overwhelming consensus so far is that it is a necessary evil expense that we all should have by our mid 50's. The cost of a plan that would cover hubby and I for 4 years of nursing care in home or at a facility will run in the $350.00 range each month. We would receive $4,500.00 each a month for 4 years in the event we need the care. Once the long term care is needed all premiums would be waved for the spouse that is left standing or if we are lucky the last one with the walker!!