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Old 05-07-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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There has been some interest expressed about my hometown....Lafayette, IN. I still may return to retire there. Any way....here is a link to more information: Lafayette - West Lafayette :: welcomes YOU!

 
Old 05-08-2012, 08:26 AM
 
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Had fresh Strawberries tonight myself (and fresh asparagus & Rhubarb, of course) BENEFIT: When you FINALLY move to PNW, gardening is a snap (a muddy snap)... stuff grows like a jungle. JUST be sure to bring plenty of material for potting... 200+ rainy days / yr
enjoyed THIS today too (free of course... retiree style) Oregon Potters Association - Ceramic Showcase

OH and this concert last night;(Eugene grad students ) First Thursday Concert : Sherman Clay Blog THIS was fantastic!!! (and worth the rainy drive to town)
free of course...
I was surprised when I lived in Olympia that I had to water my garden. It didn't rain much those summers. Summers were awesome. I learned in statistic class that Olympia gets the most rain so when I consider moving back I figure I've experienced the worse. I love rhubarb--picked and froze 38 cups and it looks like it's ready to pick again.

My friend use to show at that pottery show. She's about ready to give up making pottery and switch to jewelry. She said no one is buying pottery and everyone buys jewelry.

I went to a great concert in ABQ Sunday--really like the space - warehouse with a domed wood roof -- not free but reasonable and they give a free mocha latte in real cups.
SUNDAY CHATTER | ALBUQUERQUE NEW MEXICO USA

College and tourist towns are great for free or inexpensive things to do.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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How amazing to read this note. I am in a similar place and wonder where you decided to move? Currently in Westchester, NY and considering SC or Atlanta. Thanks.
Kate6, Wisteria hasn't posted to this thread for about a year and a half, and I don't think to any threads on CD for many months. But I think things went well for her. Here's a post from last November telling what has happened to some of the early posters to this thread including Wisteria.

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For the fun of it I just now scrolled back to a year ago, November 2010 to see where we were all at.

TRosa was thrilled at being in her new location in FLA. “Living my dream!”

Flyingscot was looking longingly at Maine but had a grandson in NC.

Karcon wishing she could move her FLA townhome to Berkeley.

Umbria checking out Ft Collins/Loveland & Colorado Springs, and is putting her little Miata to bed for the winter.

Lenora still in Maryland and still cold.

Wisteria checking in on occasion, but having to cut back as workplace getting crazy. She loves her new little home on the ocean.

NancytheReader in her new place near Wisteria, west coast, contemplating return east to be near her son.

Windwalker: Retiring to a new state is off the table for me until Arizona real estate recovers

StealthRabbit planning her escape to Arizona in January under the cover of helping her friend move.

Lenora planning to try out NH for a month.

Avalon still in Philly.

NewEnglandGirl hasn't yet found the house that I’m now in, in a different town.

Popcorn hiking the Everglades…where is she thinking of moving??

mzfroggez hunkering down in eastern NC.

Two males EscortRider and Selfless Gene are accepted by the gals. (LiveContent was already grandfathered in).

Brightdoglover defending the East Coast (having a winter respite from summer humidity)

ArtAngel where are you now?

LoveAutumn has three more years to retirement…and counting…

KiwiKate in Nevada rules out FLA—humidity and bugs

Who else wants to update from a year ago? Happier now or then?

 
Old 05-08-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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My friend use to show at that pottery show. She's about ready to give up making pottery and switch to jewelry. She said no one is buying pottery and everyone buys jewelry.
College and tourist towns are great for free or inexpensive things to do.
Jewelry easier to travel home with, easier to gift. But on a recent trip to San Francisco, 3 of 5 women had pottery shipped home. (From the Embarcadero crafts market.) Ahhh, San Francisco.....if I could afford it, that's where I'd retire to. Work long enough, maybe I could, lol.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:03 PM
 
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Jewelry easier to travel home with, easier to gift. But on a recent trip to San Francisco, 3 of 5 women had pottery shipped home. (From the Embarcadero crafts market.) Ahhh, San Francisco.....if I could afford it, that's where I'd retire to. Work long enough, maybe I could, lol.
Too many potters in Santa Fe. Fun to talk to all the artists but lots of competition. Jewelry is much easier to take to a show too.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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LOL...my "3 years to retirement and counting" is now down to a year and a half (and counting faster now)
 
Old 05-08-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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I have four years.........can't go fast enough!!
 
Old 05-08-2012, 05:26 PM
 
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Ha,didn't know I was defending the East Coast!
As my real estate taxes keep zooming, I do wonder if I'll be able to stay here in retirement or semi-retirement (part-time work and collecting my pension). That really concerns me.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 07:25 PM
 
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Stay in CA. ,get one or two roomers to help with expenses.
 
Old 05-09-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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Still loving Sarasota, FL, It has it's flaws, but I very much still feel so lucky to live here each and every day. It does get a little loney when I go to the beach alone lately, but nothing beats the feel of the ocean waves on the body on a bright hot sunny day.

Recently joined my local Y; the one here is so beyond any of the others I've seen in my former locations. I started participating in activities with mostly seniors in the aquatic programs and am loving it, never seen so many vital active fun older folks at the gym having the time of their lives. Even the instructors for the aquatic programs are seniors. I've been so stoked by the programs, I might have over done it, so I will have to pull back just a bit, but boy are these people fun to be around. I'll just have to ease over to the side and accept I can't keep up with the 60, 70 and 80 year olds in the group.

What would make living here even more great is if I lived in a Golden girls type set up. I don't doubt that might happen in time.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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