Monday, July 03, 2006

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Sensible Reflections on Moving While the Kittens Destroy the Downstairs


Just saying hello. Been painting some walls and lots and lots of woodwork in my house because dirty woodwork is what people notice instead of new bathrooms and windows etc.
Probably have to stop writing because Autumn wants my attention. She and Moon sit on my mouse table usually using the mouse as a pillow--at least she does--and want to be brushed. That came from Sammy Dog. Moon saw how Sammy loved being brushed and now Autumn saw how Moon loves it.
Tomorrow is July 4th. Another deep Summer. It's really hot here and our car air conditioning is broken again. One of our circuit breakers is out too which means a whole lot of electronics are on hiatus too. There are extensions across my walkways waiting to trip me. But I really enjoy my house and my life. I worry a little that I'm not pursuing Art, friends, or activity like I believe is appropriate. But I really enjoy my leisure. Of course, I'm not relaxing now; I'm painting walls every free moment. The floors and rugs are covered with newspaper to limit the amount of paint splatters. I make a mess with this kind of stuff. I'm nervous about what a new house will mean in terms of space, work, and money. I think we're getting in over our heads because of how often Harry likes to eat out and costs of medication and assorted single house costs. In four years, my work medical coverage will end and we'll be on Medicare and Part D if that still exists. I'm doing a "Gone With the Wind" and not thinking about it. I don't know what to do; what would be the best thing to do. I don't want to stay here and mostly it's about for once in my life having a nice house. Before I die. Also living in a different place. Living near Brian. But our doctors and everything besides our kids are up here. This is not sensible; it's psychological heartfelt need.

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Blogger cara winsor hehir said...

you should move to newfoundland. free health care and somewhat affordable housing. you can buy a nice home here for $150,000, which compared to larger centres is fantastic. and the art community is amazing, it continues to explode, with new creators being supported by the professionals.
and also i'd just love it if we could have tea...

8:05 PM  
Blogger painterjayne said...

Newfoundland has a lot of good feeling, I can see. Really Harry and I had actually gotten the papers to emigrate to Canada--we're so disgusted with W and US politics; but our kids are here and for good weather, we'd have to move to Vancouver. It doesn't make sense but we really do like Canada a lot. We used to go to Toronto, Montreal and Quebec--especially Toronto--every year pretty much during Vietnam. We had funny adventures in the French part of Canada. Not so good really.
You've got it right--or I guess I do--that health care here is anything but free, accountable, and consistently high quality.
Cara, why are houses so reasonable in Newfoundland? I suspect we could find a house for less than $200,ooo in Smyrna, Delaware but that's about 50 miles from where we are now. It's in the "Lower, Slower" part of Delaware below the canal. (It's less citified. I guess we'd go crazy.)
And I'd love to have tea!

11:50 PM  

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you should move to newfoundland. free health care and somewhat affordable housing. you can buy a nice home here for $150,000, which compared to larger centres is fantastic. and the art community is amazing, it continues to explode, with new creators being supported by the professionals.
and also i'd just love it if we could have tea...

By Blogger cara winsor hehir, at 8:05 PM  

Newfoundland has a lot of good feeling, I can see. Really Harry and I had actually gotten the papers to emigrate to Canada--we're so disgusted with W and US politics; but our kids are here and for good weather, we'd have to move to Vancouver. It doesn't make sense but we really do like Canada a lot. We used to go to Toronto, Montreal and Quebec--especially Toronto--every year pretty much during Vietnam. We had funny adventures in the French part of Canada. Not so good really.
You've got it right--or I guess I do--that health care here is anything but free, accountable, and consistently high quality.
Cara, why are houses so reasonable in Newfoundland? I suspect we could find a house for less than $200,ooo in Smyrna, Delaware but that's about 50 miles from where we are now. It's in the "Lower, Slower" part of Delaware below the canal. (It's less citified. I guess we'd go crazy.)
And I'd love to have tea!

By Blogger painterjayne, at 11:50 PM  

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