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Old Yesterday, 08:13 AM
 
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After retiring 1/23/18 and moving to mountain Colorado 4/23/28, I have finally gotten a horse life in order (and an air conditioner. Who would think to have one at 7,000 feet? But so it goes).

I continue to have fatigue, as discussed before, and do not want to start a health discussion thread! The big problems are ruled out, fortunately, including lupus. I take a day at a time with acknowledgement that I am likely to conk out after activity, but am grateful to be able to do most things that I have to do (errands, etc.) and the things I want to do, my horse life.

The little outfit that I am supporting for therapeutic riding is having a TV crew film the work today for two hours, and I'm doing the horse handling (I am most emphatically NOT an instructor!).

I found an outfit up near the ski resort (higher, cooler, professional) and am riding with them maybe twice a week with their other customers. It's cheaper than my own horse would be, and I am not sure of my energy level so twice a week is fine with me. (Doubt I could afford to lease a horse). I am riding a gorgeous copper-colored quarter horse named Tabasco and it is a pleasure to see the mountainside and river between his ears. Very tired after the ride and drive (about an hour) but I was driving home yesterday and marveling, I LIVE HERE and have done the best I can in life change.

The other news is that this high-mountain outfit is partnering with one of the best adaptive sports groups in the country- Telluride Adaptive Sports Program- to do adaptive horseback riding year around (indoor arena) and they work with veterans, which is a special interest of mine, and I could do the horse handling in the program when it gets underway. TASP is a wonderful umbrella and well known and I am thrilled that a horse program could partner with them and I could be part of it.

There is also a great barbecue place near the riding. (Sawpit Mercantile).

I am working on my energy and am relieved that I seem to be able to do a few hours a day of whatever. Not sleeping as long as I had been (at least 12 hours) so have more time. Having PEM- Post Exertion Malaise- but it's manageable if I don't absolutely overdo it.

I know physical commitments aren't an old-old age plan so I am savoring this while I can. I am ever glad to have moved to this gorgeous place. I have a backup plan if unable to live in this house and be car-dependent (like blindness or something- always thinking on the bright side!) and have selected a Holiday Retirement community near Denver/Boulder that does not have a buy in fee and that I can afford. It's a last resort, so to speak. I never want to be caught flat-footed.

Thank you for listening.
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 AM
 
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I’m really happy for you. All your careful planning and dreaming is falling into place very nicely.
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Old Yesterday, 08:36 AM
 
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Thank you. I am at least satisfied that I am trying my best. Now, if only I could get over my adolescent-style crush on a guy who's a really bad idea...
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Old Yesterday, 08:40 AM
 
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Glad to hear. It must feel good to accomplish such big steps.
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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM
 
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Thank you. I am at least satisfied that I am trying my best. Now, if only I could get over my adolescent-style crush on a guy who's a really bad idea...
Oh yikes. Just keep telling yourself the truth you know.
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Old Yesterday, 08:43 AM
 
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Oh yikes. Just keep telling yourself the truth you know.
Heh. Old habits die hard. At least I have some perspective!
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 AM
 
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Enjoy living in paradise. I do envy you.
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Old Yesterday, 08:51 AM
 
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Heh. Old habits die hard. At least I have some perspective!
True, but in a way isn't it a little bit enjoyable? I kind of miss having a crush on a guy. At my age (69) I don't see many guys who would appeal to me that way, at least in my age range.
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Old Yesterday, 09:56 AM
 
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Thank you. I am at least satisfied that I am trying my best. Now, if only I could get over my adolescent-style crush on a guy who's a really bad idea...
Oh, no. Don’t throw away the dream you have been working to attain! If you already see that he is a bad idea despite being In Crush, that’s a really strong warning.
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Old Yesterday, 10:24 AM
 
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Enjoy living in paradise. I do envy you.
Yea, me too. There is only one place in the United States I have ever truly wanted to live, and it is Colorado.

Perhaps someday I will follow BDL's lead and follow the trail she blazed.
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