Perspectives

@sallypup (20877)
Moses Lake, Washington
September 17, 2016 11:04pm CST
A lady that we've not talked with in a few years visited us today. She is a real estate agent. She helped us get our little place. I brought Peter donkey up so that the lady could visit with him. She had a couple of apple treats for him. They had a sweet talk. One thing that she said when she was with us sticks with me. I've been out in the dark, out in the coolness, watching the Harvest moon rising darkly orange over the neighbor's dairy barn. Our visitor said, "I'm glad you don't live in town anymore. This is more you. You need this space." I ponder on this, picturing the houses and their little yard pens, the ones that we toured. The little back yards reminded me of a zoo cage. Is that going to be good enough for us? Not just the dogs who are used to stretchig out on three acres but us humans. The moon rose, the night cooled, the horse huffed at my husband as he gave her alfalfa. Left me questioning life.
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@JudyEv (97389)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Sep 16
We are dreading the day when this place will be too much for us and we will have to move to something much smaller with people all around. It won't be a good day.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@JudyEv I am with you on your feelings. I believe my hubby wants more community closer. We've never lived in a neighborhood where folks actually were kind to each other and shared their lives even a little. I really don't like being that close to others. We're about half an acre away from our nearest neighbor now and at times that gets to be too much.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Sep 16
I would love to live out in the country with open spaces and no one right next door. But, neither my brother nor I can do the upkeep of a place like that as we both have health issues.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@simone10 Health issues are moving in on me, too.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Sep 16
@sallypup It's hard when things like that pop up unexpectantly. You then have to sit down and rethink everything.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
20 Sep 16
@simone10 True. I'm trying to get my weight down. At least its something i can do that doen't involve painful docs.
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@Jessicalynnt (48190)
• Centralia, Missouri
18 Sep 16
true, you are used to that, what will you do with the animals if you move? I could see moving perhaps, but not going back into town
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt The domestics in the ark probably would stay though hubby is not sure about our half wild kitty gal's ability to move. Our dear Peter donkey and the chickens would have to be sold.
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• Centralia, Missouri
19 Sep 16
@sallypup I guess part of it is to look good and hard at WHY. is it that you have too? want too, or need too? And what exactly do you need? A min amount of space? something closer to town but still have a few acres?
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt It feels like life is slipping away and my poetry readings have gone down the tubes cause of where we live. We for sure can't afford a few acres on the West side. We are used to 2 bathrooms now!!! And around 1,500 feet. Half acre sure would be better than nothing.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
18 Sep 16
That is a good question... something to think about for sure. On the other hand, having more intellectual stimulation would be good too. I've found that for me, the less I own, the more I can enjoy a small space. I really like my little patio-yard because it has a stout fence, two trees, and very little stuff. So it still gives me a place to stretch out in. My neighbor tried to talk me into getting chickens. No matter how much I like them, I was against it because they would fill up my space and hem me in.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn Interesting that you can have chickens. Me sell this elderly furniture? You may be stuck with them some day! Some small stuff is going even now but these dressers that were made when people knew how to make solid stuff?
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
18 Sep 16
@sallypup Yes, we can - Tucson doesn't have an issue with them. However, I don't want to have to feed them, deal with the noise, and clean up chicken poop. Now, if my neighbor wants chickens, she could have them - but she'd have to keep her huge dog away from them and get rid of all the stuff in her backyard. That's why she's eyeing my nice clean yard.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@Rohvannyn The climate I'm in is easier on chicken poop. The poop stays hard and dry. I am behind on cleaning the coop, that's for sure.
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@acelawrites (10648)
• Philippines
18 Sep 16
I also love to live in a place that has lots of privacy; not too close to neighbors where you can enjoy your pets and plants. Right now, I am praying that the lot owners near us don't construct a house yet, and am wishing that we could buy the one right next on our left side.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@acelawrites I hope you could get that lot so that you have more room. Does land cost a lot where you live?
@Corbin5 (79098)
• United States
18 Sep 16
It does seem that where you live now is the right place for you and the critters you love so well.
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@sallypup (20877)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Sep 16
@Corbin5 I agree and yet the winters are brutal at times. And my need to reach out to poetry and poets because its life and light?
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@responsiveme (14385)
• India
18 Sep 16
I love the open spaces,....but unfortunately no choice of living there
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@celticeagle (114423)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Sep 16
Sure it will. I wish that we had a place out away from town.It's good to question life at times.