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Old 10-24-2013, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I did it. More small pots in my future.
We did the same thing when we moved--large heavy things were traded in for smaller versions. Easier on the back and I find I like the look, too.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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Today I felt like an old woman. I thought, for the first time, that I would not be able to get my plants into the house for the winter. It felt like an important milestone, one I was not ready to face.

I did it. More small pots in my future.

I am enjoying the conversation. Listening to strangers is also therapeutic.
I understand. I have potted trees that I keep having to repot each year into bigger pots because they are root-bound....I keep them on the screened in porch in the summer but bring them in for the winter. They are getting to be a pain to transport - my husband does it but this year I realized it needs to stop. I still haven't gathered all the outside pots and emptied and stored them on the potting table....it is already so cold - but a few 60 degree days predicted for next week. At some point I will get rid of it all and just visit a local arboretum should I feel the need to gaze upon plantlife
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:56 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Today I felt like an old woman. I thought, for the first time, that I would not be able to get my plants into the house for the winter. It felt like an important milestone, one I was not ready to face.

I did it. More small pots in my future.

I am enjoying the conversation. Listening to strangers is also therapeutic.
I know the feeling. With my shoulder problem, I just had to say OH WELL - there goes the hibiscus! - cause I couldn't budge it.

Smaller pots - a good idea . . . and for the larger ones, I am going to find something that has wheels - that the pots can rest on. I have seen these things . . . wish I had bought one for that hibiscus!!!

I enjoy listening/reading the random bits and pieces that folks post on this thread, too.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:58 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Okay, found a place to live, moving next month. Positive changes. SO may quit working, finally, at 73! He can putter around, take care of me.
Well, good news, indeed!

Anything you can share about your new digs and location?
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Congrats Jasper! We're looking at moving, too, so I didn't do any plants this year. I know moving will be a nightmare. I've been selling off stuff for a year in anticipation.

LOL newenglandgirl........

Oh, and snowing here all morning BTW waaaaaaaah.
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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It was snowing here in KY too....this is the earliest snowfall since we moved here 5 years ago - it didn't last long but it was a shock as it was not predicted. Very cold too - brrr....doing down to basement to get the winter coats out of storage.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:11 PM
 
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Well, good news, indeed!

Anything you can share about your new digs and location?
Sure, we are just moving a few miles down the street, literally. I live in Montana. A lot of people come to Montana to retire, and move after their first winter here. I love it here, fresh air, no traffic, low cost of living, comparatively.

My SO sold his home he has lived in for 45 years. He is sad. But, it is too much upkeep. I don't want a big house and yard to deal with every weekend.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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We haven't got any snow here in Eastern Nebraska, yet. One of the perks of retirement is not having to drive in the snow. It's not the snow itself, often times it's the other drivers on the road.
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:00 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Sure, we are just moving a few miles down the street, literally. I live in Montana. A lot of people come to Montana to retire, and move after their first winter here. I love it here, fresh air, no traffic, low cost of living, comparatively.

My SO sold his home he has lived in for 45 years. He is sad. But, it is too much upkeep. I don't want a big house and yard to deal with every weekend.
Glad this has worked out for you! And in the same community.

Yes, Montana is not for everyone! I happen to love it there, even in the winter (have spent time in Billings, Bozeman, Kalispell, Butte in the winter). I don't have any illusions about dealing with winter there, but I think a lot of retirees would . . . I am fine with blizzards, even, as long as I have a comfy spot to land and the proper clothing and preparations (food, warmth, medicine).

The only problem for me during a Blizzard has been . . . how to take my dog walkies? I never quite figured that one out, but since I never had a pet with me while in Montana, I didn't have to figure it out.

We have friends in Billings who have ski-doos or whatever you call them - as their main transportation in the winter. Even with a snow-blower, I think I would have to hire someone to clean off snow on any sidewalks and driveway at my home. The older I get, the more daunting this chore becomes.

Hope you get settled quickly!
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Hi Ani! I was just thinking of you. Did you go to the Woolly Worm Festival? How was it? And what are those worms predicting for winter in your neck of the woods?
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