Eastern Utah
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Friday, July 9, 2021

Am I Making a Big Mistake?

I'm getting cold feet about moving.  I'm isolated as it is where I live now, and wish I had stayed in the mobile home park.  Everyone was pretty friendly, and it was easy for me to walk Rocky as there was little or no traffic there.  This is nice and I have way more space, but while I have people I wave to when I'm out, I have no real friends here.  There are four separate houses (all rentals) off of this driveway, two on each side, and I'm in the rear.  Getting old is really difficult because people (and family) like to tell you what to do.  For pete's sake, I'm old but I'm not mentally incompetent.  I may be a bit physically challenged, but can still get around.  Not driving was the worst thing that ever happened to me.

I think there are three lots in the new place, of which we are the first, and as I mentioned previously, there won't be anything built to one side as there is a space where a protected oak tree is situated.  And I don't know if I wrote about it before now, but two houses over from ours is also a "NextGen" house, meaning there is the main house plus a small suite of rooms for a parent.  So I can only hope there will be someone compatible that I can relate to.

I don't know how high the temperature actually reached today, but it was probably at or over 110F, and that is HOT!  The evening is approaching although it is still like an oven out there and I don't even like to open the door.  I think we won't be cooling off until the latter part of next week, so I'm definitely stuck inside.

I'd like to write at least one item that is positive in nature, but there isn't much these days.  Rocky is one of the positives for me though.  He's sleeping on the couch where I'm sitting - he wants to stretch out behind me so he gets me to scoot up to sit on the edge of the sofa!  Not so comfortable for me, but he's snoring away right now so he must be very comfortable! 

6 comments:

  1. Rocky as a positive- how nice!

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    1. Yes, he is truly a positive. His loving and happy black lab nature cheers me up when I need cheering!

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  2. Its to bad we can't see what lies ahead for us even a little would help. You did have a nice place at the trailer park but I think you got caught up in what the kids wanted we know they mean the best for us but it isn't always the best. All my kids and grandkids live way over on the east side of town know and were trying to get me to move there. What some of them don't understand is I own this house I don't rent it so I can't just pack up and move. And I would love to sell this place but I don't want to live there. Only you know what is right for you! Wishing you the best for you

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    1. I think I started going downhill and having problems living on my own when I quit driving.

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  3. I hope you make the right decision for yourself and Rocky. It’s a hard choice. There are pros and cons particularly since you mentioned earlier that there are other developments at your present place in the future.

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    1. Yes, I need to be out of here because the landlady is going to chop up the property, and Rocky's beautiful backyard, to add another rental. I don't want to see that! I'll be ok - I have always had inner strength and drive, but as I've gotten older I find it easier to not speak out in disagreement as much as I used to. So I realize I'm giving in, but it isn't worth it to me to be on the outs with my daughter, and she does so much for me. I've done things my way for most of my life and it's a change for me now, but I think I can't escape change especially if I live much longer.

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