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Old 10-25-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Could you have moved to a place where all those extra chores were not your responsibility? I want to be chore free as I age. Chores are for kids - lol
If you can even find one to do it nowadays. I lucked out when I had my house because the kids next door helped me a lot with shoveling. In exchange I would watch their little one if mom had to run to the store and didn't want to bundle her up for that.

But I never did have one other kid come to the door and ask if they could do it for pay. When I was young that and babysitting were the ways we made spending money.
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Old 10-25-2018, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Could you have moved to a place where all those extra chores were not your responsibility? I want to be chore free as I age. Chores are for kids - lol
I guess it would have been possible but every time you go out in the ice and snow you have to cope with the driving conditions and the possibility of falling on the ice. Unless you were just homebound for half the year and that is probably not good for anyone!

I think I will always have chores to do. It's just different stuff here. I have been working on the yard for a long time. Once it is finished there will be very little maintenance.
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Old 10-25-2018, 02:22 PM
 
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Meo, so glad to hear about your contentment in the West, and best of ya for asking for the oldest cat available! Although age five doesn't sound very old to me. It's such a joy when a timid animal becomes comfortable and safe.

All that sunshine doesn't hurt a bit, either.
Here in SW Colorado I am also appreciating great air and sun and shy dogs come home.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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Evenings it's the beautiful sunset or just the majestic of the mountains.

I was so unhappy in Minnesota, especially during the winter and I feel so blessed. I have a nice apartment, wonderful weather, the beautiful mountains and a cat I love and adore.

I had to have an appointment at my clinic recently and they have a procedure where a person evaluates your daily health if you're elder. Never heard of it before, but whatever. I was figiting because my back was giving out and I mentioned that I had to leave soon because of that reason.

I explained about the car accident and the subsequent back injury. I then said I'd come to terms with it because, realistically I should not have survived. So, each day is a blessing.

And it is. So glad I moved to the sunshine and the mountains. Thank your Dee, who encouraged me to visit.

Sometimes I just feel so blessed.
I am not familiar with all of your ups and downs but I'm very happy to read this post, what wonderful words to hear. Congrats on finding your happiness.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have to admit, every time I read one of your posts I think to myself "why didn't I move west?"
I wasn't successful in my efforts to move to NC or VA. I really thought I should live near water.

But after the hurricanes this year, I'm awful glad I did not.

But at this stage in my life, a big move alone is not something I want to attempt. So I've decided to stay here and make the best of it. But I sure wish I had your sunshine. And with winter driving coming up soon, I'm not looking forward to that either.
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Old 10-25-2018, 05:07 PM
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Location: USA
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Maybe it’s something about AZ! I’m not quite retired but I can’t imagine being any more happier than I am already.

Good job OP! You won at life!
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Old 10-25-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The coldest I have ever been in my whole life was on a business trip to Minnesota in January. I could never live there.
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:26 PM
 
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Many people have no idea whatsoever how to dress for warmth in the winter of colder climates.

They arrive with just a leather jacket (no hood) which provides no (zero) warmth - no warm winter down-filled or heavy wool coat, no large wool scarf which wraps around and around, no warm hood, no warm hat, lightest of gloves or no gloves instead of wool gloves or insulated gloves, no boots let alone very warm winter boots with treads, no wool socks.
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Many people have no idea whatsoever how to dress for warmth in the winter of colder climates.

They arrive with just a leather jacket (no hood) which provides no (zero) warmth - no warm winter down-filled or heavy wool coat, no large wool scarf which wraps around and around, no warm hood, no warm hat, lightest of gloves or no gloves instead of wool gloves or insulated gloves, no boots let alone very warm winter boots with treads, no wool socks.
So true!

I'll never forget the time that my mother's and my down filled coats were stolen at a restaurant. It was 14 degrees below zero that day! We figured it was someone from out of town. Of course, my rabbit fur lined gloves were in that coat pocket
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Old 10-25-2018, 08:41 PM
 
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Sometimes I just feel so blessed.
Very good to read this. I will tell you this, you deserve all the credit. Because it comes from knowing what you want and working towards that goal.
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