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Old 12-26-2015, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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here is a local MN resource for ROC.
Resident-owned Communities
You are so sweet. Thanks.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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here is a local MN resource for ROC.
Resident-owned Communities
Interesting! Thanks for sharing. I didn't know about ROC's, but I think it is a great idea!
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Old 12-27-2015, 05:47 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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Didn't know what ROc was! Looking it up now. Thanks StealthRabbit


EDIT: ACK expensive. Buzzkill.

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Old 12-27-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I wouldn't mind living in a mobile home, esp if it were a double-wide in a clean, well-run community and not very close to others. I would want to own the land. My hesitation would be the construction materials, whether polyvinyl chloride (PVCs) and formaldehyde, etc (linked to cancer) are still used. I'd want to check that out.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I think that might be an excellent idea. At first I thought you were planning on staying in MN and the bill to heat a MH could be deal breaker! Plus I can't see you doing all the shoveling and clearing the snow off the roof. But in a more reasonable climate it could be very doable!

No way would I ever disparage your love of pets! I love mine and I know I would give up a lot of other things before I would ever be without a pet! I think pets do much to elevate quality of life! There's much to be said for sharing your space with fur-children.

I know you are disabled. What kinds of accommodations would you need for safe access to the home? Is it easy things? Would it be expensive? And what would you most likely need as you age?

Back in the 1970's when we were poor students, we bought a MH to lower our cost of living. Rents kept going up and up! We paid 2K for a MH in pretty bad condition. But we were able to live cheap till H graduated college. It did exactly what it was supposed to do!
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I think that might be an excellent idea. At first I thought you were planning on staying in MN and the bill to heat a MH could be deal breaker! Plus I can't see you doing all the shoveling and clearing the snow off the roof. But in a more reasonable climate it could be very doable!

No way would I ever disparage your love of pets! I love mine and I know I would give up a lot of other things before I would ever be without a pet! I think pets do much to elevate quality of life! There's much to be said for sharing your space with fur-children.

I know you are disabled. What kinds of accommodations would you need for safe access to the home? Is it easy things? Would it be expensive? And what would you most likely need as you age?

Back in the 1970's when we were poor students, we bought a MH to lower our cost of living. Rents kept going up and up! We paid 2K for a MH in pretty bad condition. But we were able to live cheap till H graduated college. It did exactly what it was supposed to do!
I'm able to walk with a cane or walker. I am unable to sit for long in 'regular' chairs. I can sit for quite a while in my recliner. I can only walk 1-2 blocks. I'm hoping that I will be able to continue to improve. I've so far been able to cut the pain pills down to once or twice a week.
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Old 12-27-2015, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Yellowsnow, I am still thinking of moving. If I stayed here, I would have to move next to a grocery store. I have to wait for decent weather to drive to one here. I can get by with going to the mini-mart but things are really pricey there.
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:02 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Yellowsnow, I am still thinking of moving. If I stayed here, I would have to move next to a grocery store. I have to wait for decent weather to drive to one here. I can get by with going to the mini-mart but things are really pricey there.
Have you checked to see if any of your local supermarkets deliver?
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I lived in MN for 15 Winters. And I have lived in many other places as well. So I speak from experience. Minnesota is one of the last places on Earth someone with mobility issues should live. Promise!

I hope you continue to improve. And you are able to relocate to a place where you can get out easily year round!
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Ansible - the nearest grocery store is in a town 9 miles away & on the other side of town once I'm there. No, no one is going to deliver. I could have a grocery/delivery service deliver, one you do online, but the cost is prohibitive. I may have to do it at times but hope not.
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