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Two years in Texas!
As many of you know dr and I lived in Arizona for many years. Two years ago on Dec. 1st we arrived in Texas. We had been thinking of moving from Arizona and wasn't sure where we wanted to go. Gardenstew played a large part in our moving to Texas. We met Glenda through the forum. We came out to visit her on our vacation. We did like this area and told her if she could find us a house to rent we would move here. She did find us a place....right across the road from her. It was a large house and dr and I got lost from time to time. I guess we knew where we were but couldn't always locate where the other was at any time. So, the lady we rented from offered us this smaller place at the bottom of the hill.
We like it fine but it had no yard, just brush and trees and dirt. We moved down here is April and since then we have been trying to make it home and create a yard. I've cut brush and dug out tree roots and dr has made fences and a yard for Chance and we are gradually turning it into our home. I planted five small crepe myrtle trees yesterday and have 11 rose bushes planted. Ten are climbing roses, Don Juan, I believe. Last week, Rick gave me another rose. I'm not sure what kind but it's red so maybe it's another climber. I planted it by the fence with the rest of them.
Texas is a very beautiful place to live and we've met the very nicest people here. We've made many friends and have traveled many miles seeing all the places close enough for day trips. I love the green. Arizona is more brown being a much drier state. I like some of the humidity but not as much in the summer. I do like it warm but Arizona was too dry. I do miss my son whom has his own family in Arizona. We have a son in California and one in Wisconsin. We acquired a loaner son here in Texas. When I was in the hospital in July he brought dr down to the hospital and stayed all day with us. He brought him back the next day, too. dr doesn't drive. When the hospital staff was giving us a hard time about leaving he told them he came to bring me home and they had 30 minutes to get the paperwork done because we were leaving then. The nurse was trying to explain something to dr and he wasn't hearing well that day so she turned to our friend and told him, "Would you explain this to your father?" She turned and left the room. We had a good laugh because our friend is just 10 yrs younger than we are. Ever since then he's been our "son." We made friends at the farm market and I began sewing aprons and tote bags to sell there. With the hot and dry summer we had the farm market didn't do well this year. Well, the farmer's didn't do well. Maybe next year it will be better. I'm still sewing and making things. It keeps me occupied when I can't get outside. I volunteer at the library two mornings a week and love doing it. Moving to Texas was a very positive thing for us. Since moving to the bottom of the hill we don't see as much of Glenda as we did. I'm not sure why. It's only a quarter of a mile and we go past every day on our way to here and there. Our truck doesn't seem to like staying in the driveway.
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So happy that you and DR are enjoying your new life in Texas Dooley!
It seems as though you're beginning to put down roots in Texas Dooley.
I missed this blog.I do miss my wonderful frinds since they moved down the hill.My car is very low to the ground and the road is very bad around the bend.I can't walk that far any more.
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