Category Archives: Where to Live

Don’t Delay

If your dream is to have a place in the country, a place where you can have a garden, futz around with a tractor, and generally live a life that’s beyond your personal realm…don’t wait.  Don’t wait until retirement.  There … Continue reading

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Moving Maybes

My wife and I just returned from a four-day trip to Arkansas, the purposes of which were to: 1) look at some houses in Hot Springs Village that we might consider buying; and 2) visit some ethnic food markets in … Continue reading

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Edible Apple

This morning I read a friend’s blog post in which she discusses some of the issues and questions under consideration as they think about where they want to live.  Coincidentally, we’ve been asking ourselves some of the same questions. A … Continue reading

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Welding and Recovery and Decisions

Several years ago, I took a course in welding at a local community college.  For years, I had wanted to have the skills to do welding, but had never had any exposure to it.  I just knew I wanted to … Continue reading

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Unexpected Attachments

A person can get tied to a place during the course of lifetime.  For some, the attachment can happen gradually, like the slow-growing roots of an oak tree gripping the soil and rocks beneath so tightly nothing can uproot it. … Continue reading

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Heat and Highways and Butchery

The heat returneth.  It’s 79 degrees this morning, just before 6:30 a.m.  I walked outside awhile ago, hoping to bask in the coolness of the budding dawn, but it was not to be.  Instead, I opened the door to a … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

Oh, about my last post.  Never mind.  House isn’t on the market yet.  Won’t be until we are ready for it to be.  That may be a month or two.  Or three. In the interim, please send money.  Lots of … Continue reading

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Sell Now or No?

One of the real estate agents we talked to recently is telling us we really need to get our house on the market before the “pre-school-year-buying-frenzy” ends sometime around mid-July.  And he says the market has heated up considerably in … Continue reading

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