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Old 12-02-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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The temps there sound wonderful. It's going to be a tight squeeze financially but, not as bad as I thought.

I'll know more when I receive the statement regarding my 'pension'. I really don't expect much as it was for a short period of time after my group, and myself, was laid off. So, that will be my spending money. I only receive $1104 a month after Medicare. But I do have a backup of savings & investments. The rental is more than Tennessee, which is my #1 choice but the true test will be when I visit.

The temps here are downright cold! lol Supposed to get up to the low 60s today. I only have one appointment today, for a haircut, so think I'll hit some thrift stores while I'm out.


I've visited TN a few times and found it to be quite beautiful. The COL seems to be pretty good too. I think you'd like it a lot.

 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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OMG AZDBrat, it was 21F this morning. And you are in AZ. How does that work???

Of course it only got up to 37F today, maybe that's how.........(slaps head with hand)

I guess, because AZ is so much desert, people think it's warm here all the time. lol We do get the cold but it's mostly sunny all the time. We just don't get all the rain and snow, for which we are grateful!
 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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We kind of highjacked that other thread chatting about your house Sorry I never meant to go so far off topic when I posted the pics of my apartment!

It was chilly here in SE AZ this morning too and boy did that hot coffee hit the spot It's only 54 at the moment and will go down to 22 again tonight. The news says this is the last night that we will get that Arctic blast. Thank goodness! Personally I think my Canuck friends just wanted me to know that I can't escape from their cold quite so easily

Unlike you, I have the thermostat set at 70 at night cause I'm still sleeping on the futon with just an afghan. While I did receive a queen mattress and box spring from a gentleman at the senior center, I don't have a frame or a headboard for it yet. I found a frame at Goodwill today but they wanted $30, so I'll wait and hope I can pick one up cheaper at a rummage sale within the next few weeks.

It is a shame that neither of us thought of taking pics of your home when I was there! I did look up the definition of Arizona room. This is what wikipedia states:



I think your room did start out as a patio but was later converted into a year-round living space. The reason I thought this was because your AZ room is the width of your home, is reached from the kitchen, and because the room is filled with windows

I actually need a new thermostat for my heating/cooling system. It's hard to set where I want it and it doesn't stay there. If my house stayed at 70 all night though I would end up kicking off the covers! I just have two quilts to stay warm but I like snuggling under them. The cats probably help too. lol


I'd just stack the mattress and box spring on the floor while waiting for the rest. Has to be more comfortable than a futon. My mom had a futon that WAS as comfy as a regular bed though. I wanted to buy it from my brother when he took over but he wouldn't sell it to me. Jerk.


No, my addition was never a patio/deck or porch. I have the plans the previous owner left and the doorway from the kitchen was once a sliding glass door but didn't lead anywhere except down a few steps to the yard. The addition is 400 sq. ft. and, basically, three rooms although the dining area and 'family room' are just the one big room. Isn't that the biggest laundry room you've ever seen? I could make it into another bedroom if I wanted to put the washer and dryer in the garage. I don't.
 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I'll visit this spring. BUT, in the meantime a friend who lives in California hinted that he would welcome me to his house. It's a thought. I haven't been there in years but I sure enjoyed it when I was there. I do wonder why it took him 20 years to tell me he had always cared for me. Oh well, better late than never I guess.
 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I'm also very unhappy that the thread was closed The "Women Retiring Alone to a New State" thread is how I found CD and why I stuck around after finding it! Yes the thread tended to go off topic, but all of the Retirement forum threads go off topic.

Though I'm relatively new to CD, I did take the time to read the entire "Women Retiring Alone to a New State" thread and there's lots of useful information in the thread.

Maybe it's time to leave for me to leave CD since what brought me here and kept me here is now gone

No, no and NO!! Just because one thread is closed doesn't negate all the rest. People can still read all that's posted there and they can start their own threads so I don't see any problem. Once a thread gets that big it usually does get shut down but I don't consider than any problem. Besides, there are some great people here...including you!...so you HAVE to stick around.
 
Old 12-02-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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I'll visit this spring. BUT, in the meantime a friend who lives in California hinted that he would welcome me to his house. It's a thought. I haven't been there in years but I sure enjoyed it when I was there. I do wonder why it took him 20 years to tell me he had always cared for me. Oh well, better late than never I guess.

If you happen to pass through my area you are always welcome to visit!


You have an admirer??? Sounds interesting...
 
Old 12-02-2015, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I actually need a new thermostat for my heating/cooling system. It's hard to set where I want it and it doesn't stay there. If my house stayed at 70 all night though I would end up kicking off the covers! I just have two quilts to stay warm but I like snuggling under them. The cats probably help too. lol


I'd just stack the mattress and box spring on the floor while waiting for the rest. Has to be more comfortable than a futon. My mom had a futon that WAS as comfy as a regular bed though. I wanted to buy it from my brother when he took over but he wouldn't sell it to me. Jerk.


No, my addition was never a patio/deck or porch. I have the plans the previous owner left and the doorway from the kitchen was once a sliding glass door but didn't lead anywhere except down a few steps to the yard. The addition is 400 sq. ft. and, basically, three rooms although the dining area and 'family room' are just the one big room. Isn't that the biggest laundry room you've ever seen? I could make it into another bedroom if I wanted to put the washer and dryer in the garage. I don't.
I have a programmable thermostat and love it.
It has 4 settings for weekday and 4 settings for weekends and a "Home Today" override.
You can program the time and temp for each of the 4.
 
Old 12-02-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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I, too, have considered getting away from CD. The last insult was when I said on another forum that I probably would never consider eating squirrel (which others are doing in AR),and I was told I was close minded and snotty. I reported that person and it was taken down.

But still, when the learning opportunities are far less than the smacks, I keep thinking maybe I should give up. Yesterday someone told me I should be using "an" in front of RM (reverse mortgage) rather than"a ". LOL Who cares????????
 
Old 12-02-2015, 09:29 AM
 
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From the recently closed thread...


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Off topic for this thread, but will say that I have proposed the subforum idea several times over the past seven years and have gotten shot down. Clarity and organization doesn't seem to be preferred. What retirement necessarily has to do with "senior life" is beyond me, but many/most here insist the two are intimately linked. So don't look for any change.

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I won't press my opinion further, as it's clear I am in the minority, though that doesn't mean I'm necessarily "wrong" in my thinking. I harbor no illusion that anything will be changed; all I was saying is that I agreed with that poster.

You (and I) may be in the minority, but this is one of the few issues here where we're on the same side. I wholeheartedly agree with you that senior issues and retirement issues should be separated and I don't understand why the PTB won't even consider it. In the Automotive section, they created 20 separate brand-specific sub-forums, plus an additional sub-forum for retired brands and one for car insurance. Ironically no one wanted separate forums there and most of the new sub-forums are rarely utilized, garnering but a few posts a week or even a month. The vast majority of posters just use the older generalized Automotive Forum to post about all things automotive (as it should be).

I'd love to be able to click on the Retirement Forum and read and comment on retirement-specific issues without having to wade through all of the "senior issue" threads such as getting your kids to visit you at Christmas, gift ideas for seniors, playgrounds for seniors, home remedies for seniors, sibling rivalry later in life, seniors drinking alcohol, seniors who develop allergies, seniors who ride motor bikes, etc., etc., etc.
 
Old 12-02-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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4 degrees this morning with snow on the ground. I'm standing looking out my window, hot cup of coffee, fire in the wood stove. Silently I say the retirement blessing, "have fun worker bees!"
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