U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
Old 04-27-2009, 08:39 AM
 
1,565 posts, read 2,071,488 times
Reputation: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by karcon View Post
Hi, Karcon here. Had a great day with DE yesterday and she and her friend took me on quite a "hike" through the hills (mountains to me) in Santa Fe. SF is gorgeous. My biggest problem is it is so dry and being from Florida I'm used to the humidity. But my hair looks great! After our hike DE and I had a great lunch at a wonderful little restaurant off the plaza. I never would have found it. We did see the small Hispanic family shrine and it was worth the walk. It was so nice to finally really meet a live person from the thread. It would be nice to meet more of you. Have tried to attach a photo so if you see it great!! If not, DE said she was going to post one as well and I'm sure she will have better luck than me!

Karcon was a great sport! I took the wrong road to the shrine so we turned around after getting to the top before finding the right hill. She valiantly climbed two hills at 7,000 elevation without protesting. Karcon - I'm hoping you post more of your photos of your visit--maybe in one of your albums on your profile. It would be fun to see Santa Fe through your eyes. Hopefully your muscles aren't sore today - lack of oxygen can do that even if you are use to exercising.
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-27-2009, 01:41 PM
 
1,565 posts, read 2,071,488 times
Reputation: 870
I searched for more info on this shrine and it's called the San Ysidro chapel. Cool--he's my favorite santos--I've carved and painted him. Here's a little more info if anyone is interested.
http://sanacacio.net/canyon/CNAnewsletter6-5-08.pdf
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
10,701 posts, read 17,397,377 times
Reputation: 7575
Default If planning a trip to Portland, OR (next yr ...)

Not that this suggestion helps our quest for 'downsizing', but...,

Since there is a 'potter' contingent, amongst the group
You may enjoy making this show a part of a planned trip to PNW.
Oregon Potters Association - Ceramic Showcase
""The nations largest show and sale of pottery, sculpture, ...other works in clay""

It was terrific yesterday (as usual) and free admission is a good thing, especially on Sunday (free parking). The Rhodie gardens are great this time of yr too.
Portland Parks & Recreation :: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

pdf brochure
http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/...n%20Garden.pdf
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2009, 03:48 PM
 
1,565 posts, read 2,071,488 times
Reputation: 870
Quote:
Originally Posted by StealthRabbit View Post
Not that this suggestion helps our quest for 'downsizing', but...,

Since there is a 'potter' contingent, amongst the group
You may enjoy making this show a part of a planned trip to PNW.
Oregon Potters Association - Ceramic Showcase
""The nations largest show and sale of pottery, sculpture, ...other works in clay""

It was terrific yesterday (as usual) and free admission is a good thing, especially on Sunday (free parking). The Rhodie gardens are great this time of yr too.
Portland Parks & Recreation :: Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

pdf brochure
http://www.portlandonline.com/parks/...n%20Garden.pdf
I'll probably be visiting in two years when my son graduates. I'm looking forward to it. Would love to see the garden and the pottery show.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2009, 03:07 PM
 
22 posts, read 53,545 times
Reputation: 39
I know someone who went to San Miguel des Allendes for a few months and said it's heaven for single retired women. There's so much to do and it's affordable and beautiful. Does anyone know about this place? It's in Mexico.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Monterey Bay, California -- watching the sea lions, whales and otters! :D
1,905 posts, read 4,452,806 times
Reputation: 2450
Hi folks! Just checking in.

Wow, that is so cool that Karcon and DancingEarth got to meet! Have a great visit!! Love the photo, too!

I am still busy, busy, busy with the house. My -- what I thought was "perfect" -- daughter flaked out on me, and it has just been me working hard and long days.

My poor dog, Koko, has chewed an opening on his rear back -- about four inches wide!!!! -- and I am taking him to the vet's this afternoon. I have a feeling he is stressed because I am.

Prices are plummeting here, and I have to get out fast. Unfortunately, it is supposed to rain Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so I am taking off tomorrow (I also took Monday off) to rake redwood needles and work on the yard more. So far I have painted the living room, bathroom (that one my daughter actually did awhile back), kitchen, the front porch, the exterior windowsills, the picnic benches, and my bedroom. I still have two more rooms to go (but I'm not painting those) -- my spare room and my daughter's room -- who may find she has nothing left anymore, since I have to clear it all out by Monday. Then I'm taking Monday and Tuesday off, too -- I MUST get this done NOW!!

Saturday and Sunday while it rains, I will tackle those two rooms. Then I still have to .... paint the kitchen ceiling. Seems my "help" screwed it up, and now it's patchy looking, and it's suggested I repaint that, too -- don't know if I'll have the energy or not, though.

I did give a lot of furniture to a charity, and that helped. I have tons of little wicker baskets I'm using to put stuff into while I de-clutter. I am hoping to have the Realtor Caravan come on Tuesday. My realtor is coming Monday to help me around the house with cabinets, staging, etc. I am EXHAUSTED!

My back is so sore (I actually dragged a big picnic table and benches from one end of the property (1/3 acre) to the other end -- so that people could see that the end of the property is mine, too (people often ask whose property it is -- it's mine). Now, I have to also plan a "map" to put out for people to follow to the Enchanted Garden. I have three entrances, many yards, two buildings (one is the main house), two driveways, and many patios, flowers, plants, etc. I'm also trying to get a permit to the lake, or a series of single entrance tickets for realtors to take prospective lookers to -- the lake is quite beautiful and has boating, hiking, paddle boats, picnicking, a playground, ranger's station and fishing. It's rather impressive and I'd love prospective owners to know that it is within walking distance, free after 4:00 p.m., and that they can even kayak there.

So, that is why I am away for now. Fifteen hour days are really getting to me, but I have to do this. Plus, I'm also teaching my art class at night!! My goal is to have this listed by next Thursday (9 days). Hopefully, it will be sunny on Monday or Tuesday and we can get some good photos. I just need one good buyer!!

Congrats to NewEnglandGirl, too! Good work! Things around here are selling, but mostly on the lower end (like mine), but higher-priced properties are sitting for a long, long time.

I have spoken to two realtors in Las Cruces, and I was told that the average amount of days on the market there is....SIX days!! That seems a bit incredible. Anyway, that's what I was told.

You all sound like you're doing a great job of researching and discussing. I will be back around once I get more done. Right now, all I can think about is cleaning, painting, decluttering and where the heck will I be after this!!!!

Keep up the good work, everyone! I'm proud of this group of C-D women!!
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2009, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Heights OH
13,342 posts, read 9,721,677 times
Reputation: 12654
Quote:
Originally Posted by MN2CO View Post
That really sucks! When my company started the 4th or 5th "right sizing" event, I and another coworker volunteered to leave. One reason was that we'd had enough. The other was we had seen people in your situation leave during other events and figured since we didn't want to be there we would leave with our reirement/health ins. and let 2 others stay - we were the lucky ones. Shortly afterwards many of those people left against their will anyway. Many were very close - but close doesn't get you there - sad.
My company, "Voldemort, Inc., " is doing that as well. We have had waves of layoffs and downsizing. Some of us were put into lesser jobs than the ones we had. All we were told was with the unemployment as high as it is in our town 12.1% and rising, be glad you have a job at all. And we are. At least some of us are. A handful of our IT people walked off when their poisition was lowered. A couple came back. There a a zillion to take their places so the company doesn't care.

I am just biding my time until I can get the heck out of Dodge. I feel sorry for the younger people. They have to stick it out until the economy gets better. But it never really gets better here. It's always bad.

Anyhoo, if I do get laid off I will survive. I don't get a penison from them so I won't be missing that. I used to love my job and coming to work. Now, not so much. But I am just happy to be working and having a paycheck.

My wants and needs are minimal. If I did get laid off, I could live on unemployment compensation. And boy, would I sleep in! Every cloud has a silver lining.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
3,517 posts, read 8,433,958 times
Reputation: 1988
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wisteria View Post
Then I still have to .... paint the kitchen ceiling. Seems my "help" screwed it up, and now it's patchy looking, and it's suggested I repaint that, too -- don't know if I'll have the energy or not, though.
It will be great once it is done. It is just so much work getting there. The kitchen ceiling might be patchy because it needs a good sealer (Zinsser is the best) Any sort of grease or wax will bleed right thru paint without a good sealer and kitchens almost always have some of that.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
7,852 posts, read 12,030,336 times
Reputation: 16490
Wow, that is so cool that Karcon and DancingEarth got to meet!

Isn't that great, wisteria? That'll be us before long, I hope. And, look at how wonderful New Mexico looks !!!!!

I have spoken to two realtors in Las Cruces, and I was told that the average amount of days on the market there is....SIX days!! That seems a bit incredible. Anyway, that's what I was told.

That sounds incredible to me also. I hope that isn't true.
__________________
******************


Be kinder than necessary for everyone is fighting some kind of battle.

Last edited by nancy thereader; 04-29-2009 at 06:59 PM..
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-28-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
7,852 posts, read 12,030,336 times
Reputation: 16490
It was so nice to finally really meet a live person from the thread. It would be nice to meet more of you.

Thanks for posting that wonderful photograph. You both look fantastic !!! It's just more incentive for me to get moving.......
__________________
******************


Be kinder than necessary for everyone is fighting some kind of battle.
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $79,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Retirement

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top