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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Six on Saturday - May 25th

An up and down week but overall good.

1. Sunday our older son came out for lunch an a visit. It was lovely to have a relaxing time to talk with him in depth.

2. On Monday we went to Ventura to walk beside the ocean and on the pier followed by a drink at the restaurant on the pier. This will become a part of our routine - Mondays at the pier.

3. Tuesday I was supposed to have lunch with some friends but didn't read the email carefully and went to the wrong restaurant! Went home for lunch and then took myself to the library cafe for coffee and a cookie for dessert while sitting there and reading on a glorious day.

4. I emailed a contact to get more info to plan our initial visit to Sacramento to see if it is a potential spot for relocation (thanks Sherri!). Her answers were similar to what we had identified ourselves but added some specifics that are very helpful.

5. The plus side of living here - a sprinkler broke and was flooding an area right next to our house but all we had to do was turn in a request to have it fixed and it was. Are we sure we want to own a single family home again and be responsible for dealing with everything?

6. Found a receipt that provides the name of the carpet cleaner we used when we first moved in. It is time to hire him again so now I can.

BONUS - I think the dentist has finally fixed the problem I have been having with my bite on one side ever since I got a crown there!

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  1. Juhli, have you heard of city-data.com? It's a very helpful site for researching new areas. There appears to be a very robust forum @ Sacramento you might find interesting.

    Love the Ventura Pier. My dad kept his sailboat there, and I have wonderful memories of sailing out to watch fireworks every 4th of July. Have you eaten at Andria's Seafood yet? Best fish and chips ever if not!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestions. Yes we have eaten at Andria's several times in the past when visiting family.

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  2. I'd kill to walk next to the ocean again. To be able to do it every week is wonderful.

    Love the idea o a cafe inside a library. I wish we had those here. One of the bookstores used to have one and we went there every Sunday for coffee but sadly they went out of business.

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    1. I truly missed the ocean for the years we were in Atlanta and only saw it on visits back to California. We are determined to take advantage of our short drive while we can. It is sad that so many bookstores and their cafes have gone out of business.

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  3. I admit that I miss the idea of owning my own home but I just don't want to keep up with the issues and I especially don't want to pay for them. Hahaha. Apartment living has it negatives but for me - a single woman with limited means - it is the best thing. I used to try to fix all kinds of things myself but those days are over. So you should think about whether you will feel like keeping up a house and will have the disposable income. If you think you can, then a single family home is as good bet. If you're not sure, I wonder if it is best to err on the side of caution.

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    1. This is exactly the discussion we are having but Hubby really doesn't want to live in multi-family housing. Fortunately we should be able to hire help as needed. I'm not looking forward to the aggravation though of maintenance.

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  4. Dental problems and earaches can be the worst. Glad you dentist fixed your problems.

    Sounds like you are doing your research before taking the leap into another move. So many things to consider. Our house is 10 years old and we are beginning to have issues with things. Needed a new oven, AC condenser went out. It is so nice to be able to call someone to fix things when you are leasing or living in a complex of sorts.
    I am looking forward to having my daughter and her family in the same city with us and I know you would enjoy being closer to your children.

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    1. Wow - how great to have your daughter in the same city! We have owned homes since 1978 including this one so I feel the pain of having to get things fixed. There are a couple on our list at the moment too but at least the outside is the responsibility of our HOA.

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  5. Glad your dental problem is over. You might want to think more about #5, if you're not sure. How about a townhouse, with your own separate entrance and no one above you? I lived in a townhouse like that once, and found it suited my needs very well, esp. as I was getting older and less interested in home maintenance and yard work. Anyhooo, just a thought. Best of luck in your move!

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion. First we have to pick a city LOL.

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  6. Choosing a lifestyle for retirement years is so important. You seem to be able to relocate and to adapt quite easily. I guess it gets harder as we get older. I would have preferred to live in a house but my husband is uninterested in domestic chores. We would be fighting all the time. I can sympathize with dental problems as I have a damaged tooth that will eventually need an implant. Ouch! costly and time consuming. Good luck with your decision-making.

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    1. Thanks. Next research trip is late July so we will see after that.

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  7. Maybe a townhome would suit you, end units are nice, with no one above you and only one adjoining neighbor. I am retired and happy living in my house where we lived for 30 plus years.

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