Month: June 2013

Correction—

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One of my younger Facebook friends just pointed out an error in my title for the picture below. The sign in the sky would formerly have been known as a tic-tac-toe. But in today’s culture, it is a hashtag. I seem to be showing my age! #seniormoment #overthehill #seniorstryingtousetechnology

Sunday in the Sales Office with Carol

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Growth/Sales

At 11:30 yesterday morning, I am getting ready to help Carol in the sales office, filling in for her assistant, Kathy, who is on vacation. I have done this before, and Sunday’s hours are only noon to 5. This’ll be easy, I tell my cat Angie. But then I look out a window and see there is already a car in the parking lot. Without taking time to change into more professional clothing, I hurry […]

The Times and My Views—They Are a Changin’

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Construction / Growth/Sales

For those of us who live in the midst of it, the rapid growth of Maples at the Sonatas has almost become old news. It takes someone who is here only occasionally to really notice it. I’ve had two groups of visitors in the past two weeks who have reminded me just how much and how quickly our neighborhood is expanding. First, there was the visit from my brother and sister-in-law, who live in the […]

Lord, Give Me Strength!

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Growth/Sales / Moving

Today Cathie shares a quick update on her journey from Texas to Woodstock. Finally, the complicated move is about to begin. But that doesn’t mean that the problems have all been solved. Far from it! Here is the latest installment. I still have no closing date for my new home, but my soon-to-be-ex-husband and I are getting ready for the closing on the home we sold here in Texas. We need to come up with […]

Bookin’ it, Maples style

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Neighbors / Social Life

Our Maples Book Club is not exactly what you might expect from a group of, um, shall we say, rather mature women sitting around a table talking about books. We do that, of course. We have great discussions. It’s just that during the discussions, we often take interesting little side trips. Yesterday afternoon, for example, Sue arrived at our meeting carrying something in addition to her book. She held up a well-worn box bearing the […]

Cathie ponders… Is it worth all the trouble?

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Growth/Sales / Moving

Cathie expected to have closed, moved, and settled into her new home in Maples at the Sonatas by now. As she explained in yesterday’s post, it’s been a difficult and complicated process that isn’t complete just yet. While she waits in Texas for the final details to come together, here are her thoughts. Is buying this house worth all the trouble I’m going through? Absolutely! As Caryl mentioned in the first blog, I found Maples […]

To close or not to close … Another Update on Cathie’s Move

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Growth/Sales / Moving

When I asked Cathie last month if she would be willing to share her moving experiences for this blog, I had no idea what a saga it would become. She certainly didn’t either. Today’s post is part 3 of the story; part 4 will be coming your way in a day or two; and the final chapter has yet to be written. We both thank you for your interest in this story. If you are […]

It’s a Beautiful Day to…

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Neighbors / Pictures

…be alive and be outdoors. The sun is bright, the air is a comfortable 69 degrees, the breeze is very gentle. It’s a beautiful day to cruise the neighborhood in a golf cart, like Dee and Carol did. It’s a beautiful day to read a good book by the pool, like Sue did. It’s a beautiful day to swim in Grandma’s pool, like Sue’s grandchildren and their friends did. It’s a beautiful day to lie […]