Did You Make The Right Decision To Live Where You Are - Any Regrets?

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Veteran Member
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    I have thought about myself in this regard and came to the conclusion that where and how I live is better than any other choice I could have made
     
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    no--this was not my plan to live with any of my children--i like living by myself---but s$$$ happens
     
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    Well, after 11 1/2 years living away from Colorado, we decided to move back. North Carolina had some mountains that we enjoyed going to a casino, but that was about it. We done a number of things, went to a number of places, when living in Florida, that was enjoyable. But, the very "bottom line" is............even with the winters, we are glad to be back in Colorado. Actually, we should have never left Colorado in the first place! And, we are a short drive to Wyoming. Love it!!
     
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    Thank you Betty That's s honest answer--- I wish you well.
     
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  5. Lon Tanner

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    Good for you.
     
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    Like my area very well, rural and a few have also moved semi close I like the no restrictions here lower taxes and country folks here, most all I enjoy doing I can do just by going outside my house here, only change would be farther out, forgot to say best friend is next door to me to. I can ride my horse, pen cattle, fish, walk in woods & shoot all I wish here and know and have access to neighbor's land also if I want to go there. We all gave each other keys to our land and gates. Works great for all of us.
     
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    It's a mixed bag, but it's as much lifestyle as it is location.

    I used to like going to museums, art galleries, book lectures, stuff like that. Where I am, there is nothing like that as close as I had them in DC, although stuff in the state capital is only an hour away. But the few times I've gone out of my way to attend such events, the crowds and traffic make me glad I live as remotely as I do...where I live, I actually enjoy driving again. And these days COVID makes me even more glad to be isolated.

    I like waking up to the sounds of hawks screeching and woodpeckers calling, and living among a ton of critters on my property. It can be isolating, but if I lived in a more crowded environment, I'd miss out on all the nature, and I'm not sure there would be an upside. I was in some Meetup.com groups, and it was nice to be able to meet folks for an event, get my social needs met, then turn around and go home to be by myself. But those fell by the wayside for their own reasons, and now all such social groups have been COVID-killed.

    So on the whole, I'd say I made a good choice. I'm not certain there is a perfect choice.
     
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    Getting ready to move back to Florida in a couple of weeks. This will be the 5th place (in 4 different states) I've lived in since I retired 13 years ago. All were what I needed and wanted at the time.
     
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  10. Beth Gallagher

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    We've lived in this house since it was built in 1994. It's home and things are convenient living just outside a major metro area, plus a lot of friends and family here. Not planning to go anywhere; we're home.
     
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    Having a childhood experience at my grandparents home located outside of the city limits which was considered 'rural' and then we moved into the city I have to say that I like living in the city but I never forgot what I enjoyed at my grandparents. I worked so diligently and now my backyard really brings that feeling back to me. A place where I can enjoy a peaceful evening or an afternoon filled with the laughter of my grandbabies.
     
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    When I first got to Austin, I thought I had found paradise. I told my Mom, "I'll never leave here!" Little did I know that I was cursing myself.

    Over the forty-three years I've been here, Austin has undergone a HUGE growth phase that continues today. The air has gotten bad, traffic horrible, taxes outrageous, water bad, and summers are simply called, "Hell Season." Now, with the below-freezing winter cycle just ended, I'm thinking that experience may become yearly, as global warming does away with stark hot/cold natural barriers to Arctic fronts moving farther south. Great.......

    Austin still has a lot to recommend it, but I am not interested in starting another new business, or going to scores of trendy restaurants, or shopping hundreds of specialty boutiques, or buying a huge McMansion, or partying the night away in packed clubs, or.............

    I'd move if there was a better place for me, but every place I've checked out never stands up to my intense scrutiny, so I'm staying put, for now, except for summer RVing in Colorado.
     
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    I grew up in North Idaho, and loved living there. I lived in a small town, and there were lots of mountains around and places to ride my horse on the trails and back roads.
    Idaho is where I will always live in my heart.
    People are friendly, and the four seasons each have their own beauty. Wildlife is still abundant, and we had deer, elk, eagles, and even the occasional moose wandering through the property when we lived there.
    I lived on the same property where my parents had lived and gone through the depression before I was even born, and that gave me a deep feeling of having “roots” when I moved back there after being gone for many years.

    Now, we live in Huntsville, Alabama, and have been here for over 10 years, and will probably stay here.
    I moved here to be closer to my daughter, who has worked here since she retired from the military, and I imagine that this will probably be my last move.
    Even though I miss the country, I can’t do all of the things that I used to do, so it would not be the same , even if I went back home to Idaho. So, overall, yes, I am content with being here.

     
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  14. Susan Paynter

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    Oh I could dream of living in a tiny log cabin with a small patio n a little river close by. Sipping a glass of wine in the evening and simply enjoying the tranquility of the moment. Watching nature in all its glory and relishing the clean air, just the sounds of the birds and bees around me. Now I am a procrastinator and a dreamer so this scene is quite far fetched for me.
    I do love where I live but I cannot sit in my backyard and enjoy nature and the little squirrels doing their thing. Too many handymen around me who never stop.:(
     
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  15. Cody Fousnaugh

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    Where in Colorado do you RV? We have an RV Park here that seems to be quite full, even in the middle of our winter.
     
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