I would LOVE it, my Dad would go nuts!

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    We had our first chilly night of the season last night and I'm ready to head to Florida. My aching joints would appreciate it so much!

    So, being up at this bizarre time of the morning and with nothing better to do I started searching mobile homes for sale in the town where my dad lives. Found a beautiful home, at a price we could easily afford out of our retirement savings, there's just one problem. It's not only in the same retirement village my dad lives in, according to the address, it's right next door!

    Hmm, happy joints vs. a seriously ticked off Dad. Decisions! Decisions! [​IMG]
     
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Haha, do it! Wait....can you have chickens there?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Heheheh...sounds like there's a message in there somewhere.
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Chickens? I think you are only allowed one dog without a special permit. We'd have to hide the cats. If I remember the rules of his park correctly, you must wear a rubber bathing cap to swim in the community pool; tacky rubber flowers on the cap are optional. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No way! I'd never go to Florida. Aw, Kat, you're not a flatlander at heart, are ya? Nah, not you!
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Cyn, coming from a broken home I've lived in alot of places - part time in Florida, part time in NC. I've also lived in Colorado, Georgia (Kennesaw), and Tennessee. I attended high school in Miami. NC will always be home to me, but there's something to be said for central Florida's winters. [​IMG]
     
  7. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Haul it down here, Kat! Our winters aren't bad.
    There is property for sale on my road and between the 2 of us, we could team up and drive our DHs around the bend!
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Too late. I already sent Keith around the bend about his fourth month home on sick leave. [​IMG]
     
  9. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How bad could winter possibly be in Arkansas? (Random Minnesota thought. [​IMG])

    You should mess with your dad. Just a little. You don't want his life to be boring, do you?
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Dad's schedule:

    Monday - volunteering at the nursing home in the morning, bowling in the evening.
    Tuesday - card night, rotating amongst several friends houses.
    Wednesday - volunteering at the hospital, darts at a local pub.
    Thursday - shooting pool.
    Friday - volunteering at the nursing home, dinner at his girlfriends house (the gold diggin' hussey!)
    Saturday - confession at the local catholic church for all the things he did while bowling, shooting darts, and pool, etc. Supper at the Elks club.
    Sunday - church, then off to his girlfriend's house.

    Walks every morning, plus meetings throughout the month at the Elks, The Lions Club, the VFW, and the Knights of Columbus. He also does the cooking whenever they have shindigs.

    He'll be 89 on Monday and I hope that I can catch him at home when I call to wish him a happy birthday. [​IMG]

    I have a feeling that if we lived next door to him I'd see him about as much as I do now.
     

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