Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The View


After a few windy days and then Sunday's rain, the leaves are almost off the trees. They are everywhere, knee deep in some places and glued to shrubs. We'll tackle them next weekend, mostly just blow them into the woods but even that is a job. My "yard guy" works for free, give him a good breakfast and he makes quick work of the leaves!!!

Fun to watch, the squirrels are busy outside finding acorns, hiding acorns and eating acorns! The birds and squirrels share a platform feeder, no sense fighting the battle to keep them apart. Just about every kind of bird visits the feeder including crows. They were lined up on the deck railing today, thrilled that I'd put banana chunks out. I wish I'd got a picture of them balancing in the feeder! Like most weekends, it flew by and Monday arrived in a blink. 


I'm wondering if retirement will slow down life. We both preface many of our sentences with, "When we retire..."No specific plans, but just knowing that we'll have longer than 2 days a week to "get things done" makes us feel like life is going to be easier. I hope so anyway. We built this house 7 years ago and it's a lot of work keeping up with the maintenance. It's beginning to creep into our minds that a smaller house might not be a bad thing, just not yet.


I don't want to give up fishing off the dock, picnics on the boat and especially the view...


But you know what I've learned in 42 years and 17 moves? Sometimes the next view is worth the wait!

6 comments:

  1. I have fell in love with all the beauty you have. Reminds me a lot of where we moved from last year after my husband retired. We now have a smaller home, a lovely view and far less work. Life is a bit easier.

    I am not sure this is the forever house but it is good for now. You two are still young and have time to contemplate how you envision retirement years spent.

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    1. Thank you so much, we love living out here but there will be a time when it will be too much work. I see that with our aging parents, they are so reluctant to give up their lifestyles even though they need help. Makes me think it through...

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  2. You do have a beautiful view but there are other beautiful views out there! You will know when the time is right.

    I love looking through the 'woods' right next to your house.

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    1. You are wise Glenda! The deer stand right at the woods looking lovingly back toward my hostas! LOL

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  3. We retired a year and half ago, emptied and are in the process of selling our home in town, and moved to our cottage in the woods. The cottage is half the house we had, and I love it. I just kept the things that really mean something to me, and life has slowed down considerably. I have never been so organized in my whole entire life. I know where everything is!! Its a wonderful feeling.

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    1. THAT is smart, moving to smaller and doing it in steps. I'm going to file that back for reference...

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