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Old 05-16-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Thank you brokensky for the valuable info. It sounds like i will have to make a trip out there someday and see for myself. I like the idea of a smaller town as long as it's near a city for medical, airport, and opportunities for volunteering/hobby classes. Thanks also for that crime link of the WS area you provided in an earlier post (I think that was from you). i would prefer a 2-bedroom condo in a safe area that is in my price range $90-110K. I see a few in Clemmons that could be a possibility.
I hope you can visit, too. Yes, there are many areas of NC that would put you in close proximity to a major airport and the medical here is outstanding across the state. My hubby is so grateful that we have access to Duke, as he is a cardiac patient and they have an amazing team.

Lots of good info out there about NC. I highly recommend "Our State" magazine, which will give you info on various aspect of state history, historic sites, recreation, restaurants, interesting people and small towns.

And of course, just keep "googling!"

If there is any way folks here at C-D can help you out, some very good info from people who live in various areas.

Have a good weekend.

 
Old 05-17-2015, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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brokensky: Yes, I would like to stay in touch with you. I do not remember where you are located.... if not in NC, any plans to relocate there?

My sister is in Hospice care. Her life has been a difficult one. Born with cerebral palsy, she always was an inspiration to me. I have felt angry with people who complain about how "hard it is", etc. After watching my sister open a jar with great determination but with success always made me feel that those of use born without CP can do anything. All we need is to believe we can and not quit.

Hope you will stay in touch, too. I look forward to hearing from you again.

BTW -- I had the same thought as you. Once I'm settled into my new home, I can explore the areas around me. I like the mountains very much so look forward to visiting the area and driving along Skyline Drive, etc. I will check out Mooresville. Who knows where I might go next? I enjoy keeping the anticipation of seeing and learning about new things. That alone keeps me going. Never want to give up.
 
Old 05-17-2015, 07:38 AM
 
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I hope you can visit, too. Yes, there are many areas of NC that would put you in close proximity to a major airport and the medical here is outstanding across the state. My hubby is so grateful that we have access to Duke, as he is a cardiac patient and they have an amazing team.

Lots of good info out there about NC. I highly recommend "Our State" magazine, which will give you info on various aspect of state history, historic sites, recreation, restaurants, interesting people and small towns.

If there is any way folks here at C-D can help you out, some very good info from people who live in various areas.
Thanks again so much especially the "Our State Magazine." I tend to be more of a lurker on CD but I'm digesting everything being written on here about the towns of NC currently discussed and already learning more! It's very much appreciated and helps narrow down areas to visit in the future.

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brokensky: My sister is in Hospice care. Her life has been a difficult one. Born with cerebral palsy, she always was an inspiration to me. I have felt angry with people who complain about how "hard it is", etc. After watching my sister open a jar with great determination but with success always made me feel that those of use born without CP can do anything. All we need is to believe we can and not quit.

BTW -- I had the same thought as you. Once I'm settled into my new home, I can explore the areas around me. I like the mountains very much so look forward to visiting the area and driving along Skyline Drive, etc. I will check out Mooresville. Who knows where I might go next? I enjoy keeping the anticipation of seeing and learning about new things. That alone keeps me going. Never want to give up.
Hi NYgal -- you are an inspiration to me on so many levels. I'm sorry to hear about your sister and my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Years ago I worked as an aide for students with physical disabilities at my college and later as an occupational therapy intern at a large rehabilitation center. it certainly puts life into perspective.

I am enjoying reading about your move to NC as a single woman. I'm still 7 years from retirement but your journey gives me hope that maybe I can do the same too someday. My focus formerly was on Knoxville and the Tri-Cities with a couple of visits in the past 6 years. I always thought NC would be too expensive but it sounds like there are areas that are still affordable. I look forward to hearing more about your adventure. My Best wishes to you!
 
Old 05-17-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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rigizug: Thank you for your kind words. I've never thought of myself as inspiration. My sister was and still is, even in her situation right now.

I was always too afraid to give up. I knew once I did it would be over for me. I spent many years thinking of ways to "neatly" end my life so there would not be a mess to clean up. But thank God I got through that phase, never actually attempted doing myself harm except for thinking about it.

Life really is good. We just need to remember that and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Thank you again!
 
Old 05-17-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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I understand. You are not alone ... Hugs
 
Old 05-17-2015, 12:29 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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'Get your hopes up!' -Joyce Meyer
 
Old 05-17-2015, 05:28 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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brokensky: Yes, I would like to stay in touch with you. I do not remember where you are located.... if not in NC, any plans to relocate there?

My sister is in Hospice care. Her life has been a difficult one. Born with cerebral palsy, she always was an inspiration to me. I have felt angry with people who complain about how "hard it is", etc. After watching my sister open a jar with great determination but with success always made me feel that those of use born without CP can do anything. All we need is to believe we can and not quit.

Hope you will stay in touch, too. I look forward to hearing from you again.

BTW -- I had the same thought as you. Once I'm settled into my new home, I can explore the areas around me. I like the mountains very much so look forward to visiting the area and driving along Skyline Drive, etc. I will check out Mooresville. Who knows where I might go next? I enjoy keeping the anticipation of seeing and learning about new things. That alone keeps me going. Never want to give up.
Blessings to your sister - and to you - as she transitions to this last stage of life. It sounds like she has a good team to support her. I know what you mean about limitations and overcoming the difficulties. Hubby has been fighting for his life for a while . . . one day at a time. Sending hugs to you and your sister.

I am an NC native, but have lived elsewhere. Moved back here to NC in 2002. My family (both sides) came here in the 1700s and so my love of history and the settlement of the region led me to write about this state starting at age 13, when I began writing for my local newspaper. I continue to write about the state and the discussion recently has inspired me to work on a new book . . . not ready to talk about it yet, but it will be something helpful for retirees! So more on that when I have finished. I may publish it as an e-book and have it downloadable off my website - just haven't decided about that yet. It should be a fun project for me this summer, as it includes travel.

NC is a great place to retire b/c of climate and housing costs. For some, it may not provide the benefits for pensions and taxes that other states would, but not everyone is focused on those two aspects with retiring.

Anyway, I am happy to help and answer questions if I have any info to share.

I wish you the best as you consider your future home!
 
Old 05-18-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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Blessings to your sister - and to you - as she transitions to this last stage of life. It sounds like she has a good team to support her. I know what you mean about limitations and overcoming the difficulties. Hubby has been fighting for his life for a while . . . one day at a time. Sending hugs to you and your sister.

I am an NC native, but have lived elsewhere. Moved back here to NC in 2002. My family (both sides) came here in the 1700s and so my love of history and the settlement of the region led me to write about this state starting at age 13, when I began writing for my local newspaper. I continue to write about the state and the discussion recently has inspired me to work on a new book . . . not ready to talk about it yet, but it will be something helpful for retirees! So more on that when I have finished. I may publish it as an e-book and have it downloadable off my website - just haven't decided about that yet. It should be a fun project for me this summer, as it includes travel.

NC is a great place to retire b/c of climate and housing costs. For some, it may not provide the benefits for pensions and taxes that other states would, but not everyone is focused on those two aspects with retiring.

Anyway, I am happy to help and answer questions if I have any info to share.

I wish you the best as you consider your future home!
-I am really sorry to hear of your husband's condition. So hard on you as well as him and rest of family. You must be a very strong woman. I thank God every day for giving me the strength I have now. I've had some bumps with health and life but am restored and expect to stay that way.
-Would you like to exchange email addresses in a private message here?
-I will be interested to hear about your e-book.... I have a Nook but have not used it in a while. I probably should start using it again. I need larger print than most books offer (I enjoy reading a lot). Have glaucoma and had the surgery for it. Have not lost any peripheral vision which is the main place to begin the loss of vision with this disease. But I have an excellent specialist here and will be needing one in NC when I get there. I've always worn glasses (lazy eye problem, too) so sometimes focusing is a problem.
-I have been very concerned about cost of living (still am) but have decided I want this move more than saving, so will need to change how I do things once I am there. There are so many ways a person can enjoy life without spending a lot of money. And I think if you are happy in your home and surrounding area, that reduces the need to find something 'better." Meeting friends for coffee and/or lunch, etc. is a favorite of mine.
Hugs and prayers to you my new friend. I am here to listen (read?) anytime.
 
Old 05-21-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Blessing to all and family. Sad to hear about those fighting for life. Treasure every day.
 
Old 05-21-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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Blessing to all and family. Sad to hear about those fighting for life. Treasure every day.
Thank you CCc. If I remember correctly, your husband has health issues, too? How is he doing?

If I have you confused with another poster, please forgive me.

I've been too absorbed in this moving thing. I did visit W-S last week and came away a bit disappointed but in reality, I did not spend enough time. So many apartments, not enough time. I did find one I liked a lot, thought it was going to work. But after I got home I was thinking of the costs involved with it and decided it wouldn't work for me. Some apartments are affiliated with MAA Connect which is a service affiliated with some apartments and is not a choice. So if I want the apartment I have to take MAA which is an extra $50 per month. What it offers is more of a convenience and is something I can live without.

So I'm stepping back for a while. I had a few people suggest Tennessee and Virginia. At some point I'll be checking them out and visiting at least VA. It's a situation where I truly want to move but that move has to be the move I'll be happy with. I can't do it again (more like I don't want to do it again).

It was good to see a note from you again.
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