Dear readers, I would love to pick your brains to answer some questions.
I just received an email from a woman, the gist of which is copied below:
The reason I am writing is because I realize there is an economic tidal wave coming. Here is my problem. I have very little money and I am 60 years old. I don't have relatives so I don't know what to do to try and survive through the coming economic conditions. I am thinking that I need to get into a rural area and grow my own food. But land prices are high, in my opinion. I don't know that I can buy anything. I also don't know that I can find any work at my age.
Living rurally as you do, do you know of people who do my kind of work being able to work in your area or other rural areas? My CNA has expired but I am trained and I have spent the last 5 years doing in home, live-in health aide care. I spent 2 years being a CNA.
I have some ideas I could give, but would love to have your input as well. Many heads are better than one. I will coalesce all your suggestions into the return email to give this woman the benefit of all your collective wisdom (and naturally I will credit where credit is due).
Besides helping her individually, this is a good topic to address in general. Thank you to all!