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Old 09-24-2010, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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It's a different "feel". I thought I'd never be in MoCo again since my return to the Metro area from 15 years in Garland, Dallas, TX. However the second week in July, I was being buried alive in my apartment in Calverton because of disarray of every single piece of paper and books. I decided to reorganize my books first. Then I thought, the real effort requires outside help. So it occurred to me I'd have to box everything I own and start over. So then I realized I'm due for an increase of rent in September. Also the bullying of the younger generation was keeping my dog and me inside our apartment 24x7 for the past year. It's time to move into an adult community so I could walk my dog whenever we wanted to.
Besides reorganizing is expensive. I lucked out, called my son-in-law's sister as my real estate agent. My daughter and I liked the very first condo in Leisure World of Maryland and as of 9/6, just became overnight a sole MoCo resident.

There's a difference in culture crossing the PG/MoCo boundary. A whole new list of politicians to get adjusted to. Gone is Steny Hoyer. I'm Independent so I can't vote in the Primaries. Not only is this move a County move but a life changing move because it's an all over fifties world. So it's different than anything I've ever experienced in my 81 years. The Adult Community experience supersedes even the County change in getting adjusted.

Therefore my postings in City Data will no longer apply because legally and financially a lot has changed since 9/5. I am no longer a tenant, I'm back to being a landlady and my sole tenant is me and Baruch (Spinoza), my toy poodle who is groomed like a bichon frise. Galileo my very first dog was a Bichon-Frise/Westie (but all BF).

The four years I spent as a tenant in PG County (near the MoCo border) helped me to live in a multiresidential environment with my dog, so being a condo owner for the first time in my life isn't that traumatic.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:43 AM
 
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Good for you, and best of luck to you in your new home.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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wow 81 years old, I hope I'll live to be even half of that....

Best of luck though
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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wow 81 years old, I hope I'll live to be even half of that....

Best of luck though
Boy, that was me when I was your age. I always took history seriously as a life model. At Hine Jr. High in D.C. we learned that the early Americans lived to be 30 YO, especially females. That haunted me the rest of my life. Another thing that haunted me is that they said when we got to be adults, the prediction was that 1 out of 20 would suffer mental illness.

I was put on temporary mental disability on the job, which I turned into
Education in Conflict Management. That's exactly how it turned out to be. No such thing as a free education. You have to suffer to learn the truth
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