About four weeks ago, I was walking around selling lawn care door-to-door in a NW Calgary neighborhood and saw an older gentleman smoking a cigar on his driveway. His garage was open and inside was a circle of chairs. I decided to make conversation and we ended up talking for a good half an hour.
It turns out he was preparing the garage for a party the following night to celebrate his daughters 45th birthday. I congratulated him on having the honour and then we started talking about life. I’m not sure how we got started but I basically told him how my wife and I have made travel a priority over the last few years and how I’ve created online sources of income to support a limitless lifestyle. He was also very amused that I took a door-to-door sales job just to learn some sales skills, be less shy, put myself in an uncomfortable situation and really challenge myself.
Then he told me about his career in sales, his daughter and then his retirement. He was telling me that he and his wife had planned to do more extensive travelling once they retired and had more time. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. [Read more…] about My Wife Has Dementia