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Old 08-27-2009, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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What a sweet little community--love the happy colors and the setting. Used to live in No. CA so I know Santa Cruz a bit--always liked that town and others close by such as Capitola...

Sending healing vibes to your knee, I think ConeyIsBabe had good tips..similar worked for me when I tore something in my knee skiing. All better now unless I get on the elliptical trainer--that really hurts..the treadmill's fine, though..

 
Old 08-27-2009, 12:40 PM
 
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Nice photos, Wisteria! Hope your knee improves soon.
 
Old 08-27-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Default Wisteria

Hi Wisteria,

Thanks for the great photos. I actually wrote a longer post earlier and then it somehow got deleted when I answered the phone...I have really enjoyed reading about your new home and I am so happy for you. Sorry about your knee, though.

Reading about what you have been through actually provides some light at the end of the tunnel for some of us, and I thank you for that.

One question I have is about pets. Are neighbors bothered by other's pets? I have a parrot who is usually very quiet, but every now and then he sees something and lets loose with a bunch of screeching, so that is something always on my mind when I think about moving. I imagine most people have their windows open? Anyway, any input would be appreciated.

Glorida
 
Old 08-27-2009, 06:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Wisteria
Sending you healing energy so you're up and hiking real soon.
Tore my miniscus some years back also - no surgery....Yay! Did what ConeyIsBabe said to do with your knee. She is on target.
Wonderful pictures. Your place looks delightful. Enjoy!
 
Old 08-27-2009, 07:04 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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Nice pics, thanks. Hope that knee heals soon. Add ice to the other stuff. I haven't had that problem but I've had good results form Coney's ideas on other joint problems (I can't take the drugs they want you to use). Moving is a lot of hard work.
 
Old 08-28-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Talking Knees/Inflammation/Arthritis ~ My Story ~

THIS is off-topic but perhaps someone can learn from my experience. After I hurt my knees, I learned that women approaching mid-50s and early 60s are very vulnerable to knee injuries. I wish I had known this information before the event ~ maybe it would have prevented the aftermath.

Several people have sent me Direct Messages inquiring about how I managed my knee injury and, since my story is lengthly, I decided to tell it in my Blog
 
Old 08-29-2009, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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ConeyIsBabe, thanks for the info in your blog. I'm getting a copy of the book you recommended after I finish here.
 
Old 08-30-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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Default Hello All

Thanks again Coney for the great info.
Wisteria - nice looking place - I add my wishes for healing and a great life in your new home.
I'm going to Oregon next week for fun and to look down around the southern coast. I'm really looking forward to seeing Brookings as I have not been that far down the Oregon Coast. I find it so curious that the tug on me to go somewhere else is so strong. Maybe I am just dreading the upcoming winter dreariness. It is getting a bit much for me to have to travel long distances to go anywhere where something is happening. (maybe as we get older we realize we don't want to waste a lot of time?) Dunno, but I'm ready to get off the porch swing and live out loud for a bit. Still hoping to look at Bend, Colorado Springs and the Prescott areas. Sequim, WA still holds some hope for me but I just want to look around a bit. Any suggestions for"must see" on the coast is welcome. I've been as far south to Florence. The rest will be all new. Can you tell I'm excited?
I've uploaded a pix and a blog link but dang if I know I did it right. If not, will some kind soul help
 
Old 08-30-2009, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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Cool paintdog.......

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I'm going to Oregon next week for fun and to look down around the southern coast. I'm really looking forward to seeing Brookings as I have not been that far down the Oregon Coast. I find it so curious that the tug on me to go somewhere else is so strong. Maybe I am just dreading the upcoming winter dreariness. It is getting a bit much for me to have to travel long distances to go anywhere where something is happening. (maybe as we get older we realize we don't want to waste a lot of time?) Dunno, but I'm ready to get off the porch swing and live out loud for a bit. Still hoping to look at Bend, Colorado Springs and the Prescott areas. Sequim, WA still holds some hope for me but I just want to look around a bit. Any suggestions for"must see" on the coast is welcome. I've been as far south to Florence. The rest will be all new.
I SO feel the same way you do about the upcoming bleak winter and that's why I have set my sights to the SOUTH ~ either CA or FL.

On your trip to the Oregon coast..... don't miss visiting Harris Beach ~ it's one of the nicest beaches on the Oregon Coast! And, if you haven't seen the Aquarium yet, that's worth a visit (I think it's in Newport?) If you haven't already visited the Seals Cave near Florence, it is worth a stop (a tourist thing, but still interesting)! Depoe Bay is great for whale watching ~ there's a whale watching center there, with a viewing area & binoculars!
 
Old 08-30-2009, 01:44 PM
 
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Default Thanks Coney

Will definitely go to Harris Beach. California living would be nice too but I don't think I could deal with the tax issues. I loved Santa Cruz, Monterey and (visiting) San Francisco. Feel much more at home in the west. Thanks again for the info.
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