To do or not to do

We visited a senior center called Emerald Heights this week.  My husband goes there occasionally to help seniors who have computer problems, mostly people from our church.  When we go there we often have breakfast at their little cafe, and we know a lot of people who live there, so we see friends while we have breakfast.  Those of you who know my husband know he has a weird sense of humor which most people enjoy but sometimes I worry that some people won’t understand.  Well he was carrying on, and this fellow who works there said we ought to move there so Jim could keep those seniors smiling.  I told him I understood their waiting list had around 400 on it and we wouldn’t live to get in there. He said there were only 240 on the waiting list. He went and got a packet and told us how to get to the top of the list.  He said to schedule a tour on a Thursday and get a free lunch.  Well, their cafeteria is to die for.  I’ve never had so many choices and so healthy and tasty.  So we may do that.  It is a beautiful clean place where people have bought into an appartment or house.  They have many activities, a pool, a garden model train, excercise classes, Bible classes, a huge library, and store.  But the best part is that if either of you become ill, they have the Corwin Center with top medical caregivers at no additional cost.  When residents go to the hospital they can return there for PT or whatever care they need.  The residents have their own cars but there is a van for those who don’t.  It was very appealing.  I would be tempted because to do it, we’d have to get rid of a lot of things. (Which would make it easier on our kids when the time comes for them to clean it out.)  But if we get rid of a lot of things, it would be nicer here.  We have a really nice place here that we’ve fixed the way we like it.  We are really set for life in a wonderful location, with our three kitty cats, and some of our children and framilies nearby.  Jim and Suzy take us out for breakfast every Saturday morning and we love that time with them.  We see the other two and their families off and on.  Our daughter, Debby,from Minneapolis, and son Peter, come to visit in October and help us catch up on things at home here.  We are truly blessed with our five children.  If only we knew what is in our future we could plan around that.  But maybe it is better this way.

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3 Responses to To do or not to do

  1. JoAnn says:

    Guess that\’s one thing you have to take a day at a time.  It would be a tough decision to make.

  2. Beth says:

    One day at a time is the right motto.  We don\’t any of us know what will happen 5 minutes from now.  If this sounds right to both you and your husband, then I say go for it.

  3. Rambling says:

    As Beth said…one day at a time with preparation in mind for the future as best one can.  That is all you can do.  One never knows.  Have time but even so, I make certain decisions with that time/decisions in mind. What ever feels to be the right thing to do.  You two will know.  🙂

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