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It's Fall already!
We moved here to Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the middle of March so it's been about seven months since we left Texas. It was a mild winter here in Wisconsin 2014/1015 so there wasn't any snow after we moved up here. It was a good summer. We decided we wouldn't become seniors who sit around all day and stare at a tv. So, every day we get up and go to the bus stop and get on the bus and go somewhere. We go to the library, we go out for breakfast or lunch. We do our shopping daily so we only have a couple of shopping bags to carry on the bus. We did buy a metal shopping cart with wheels when we are expecting to get something larger than a couple of bags. I make reusable shopping bags now. I've made one for almost all of the bus drivers that we meet on our daily bus rides. Our son comes to take us shopping if we have something we can't carry on the bus.But, you would be surprised at the things that we have brought home on the bus. We started going on Wednesdays to our local Senior Center. They have a Writer's Group, 1pm-3pm. We go every Wednesday and everyone brings something they have written during the week and ready it aloud to the group. If it's a part of a project they can get comments on what they can do to make it better or how to word it so it makes the point better. Just positive comments, no critizing allowed without explanation. You can't just say you don't like it. We went there today. They want me to compile my stories into a book of short stories and see about getting it published. I only write for the enjoyment of it so I'm not sure about doing that.
It's been getting into the 40's at night but still gets into the 60's during the day. The trees are starting to turn from green to yellow and orange and today I saw a couple with red leaves. They aren't falling to the ground yet. I'm sure it won't be too long before that starts happening. I like fall but I'm not too sure about winter. We haven't missed too many days of not getting out to walk or ride the buses. But, if there is snow on the ground I think we will just hibernate with the best of them. We've been storing up some food for times when we won't be able to get out to go shopping.
We are thinking of looking for a senior apartment complex where there are more amenities on premises so we wouldn't have to go out during really cold snowy times. It isn't winter yet but I'm looking forward to spring.
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The Writer's Group sounds fun Dooley. A nice, positive atmosphere.
Frank, the complex we've looked at is more compact than here and has more things for seniors to do. It would be a better place in winter because we wouldn't have to go out into the snow and cold. It has a small store, a library and a community room which they don't have here. I think we would like it.
Keep us updated Dooley. Wishing you and DR best of luck with this decision.
It is good to keep busy...I am one that would rather stay home when it is cold, especially below zero weather. Your writing group sounds interesting, I hope you keep it up. Did you find a place yet for senior living?
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