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Old 12-22-2017, 07:10 AM
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I could never had imagined living in the north--leaving my beloved Texas.

But I was gifted a home--about 100 yrs old when an senior gentleman read my book and left me his house and a sweet van.
No I had never met him.

So I came up tp see about the property and here I am.
Yes--folks stop and look at me when I talk--ask me where I am from.

Fell in love with Aberdeen SD--beautiful clean and everything you need is there.
Folks are great--but then I treat all with respect and am naturally out going.

We shall see how this goes.
It hurts my face here----when this drm wind blows--But I am not sweating in the shade.
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Old 12-22-2017, 10:35 AM
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So glad you are happy, Annie!! It is about time that life smiled on you a little bit. Winter is a time to relax when you get older, and curl up by a fire (or under a blanket) and read a good book or write letters. We look forward, in some ways, to the end of Summer, for it means that the garden is done, everything is put up for Winter, and life slows down. Springs brings back life and joy into the world, and appreciation of all things new.
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:19 AM
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...But I was gifted a home--about 100 yrs old when an senior gentleman read my book and left me his house .

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I'm confused...Who is one hundred yrs old?...the house, the gentleman....or you?

..so glad to hear you're doing well and have this great new opportunity!
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Old 12-22-2017, 11:24 AM
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So glad you are happy, Annie!! It is about time that life smiled on you a little bit. Winter is a time to relax when you get older, and curl up by a fire (or under a blanket) and read a good book or write letters. We look forward, in some ways, to the end of Summer, for it means that the garden is done, everything is put up for Winter, and life slows down. Springs brings back life and joy into the world, and appreciation of all things new.
Excellent thought, Don.

Not only do we need to take time to slow down and smell the roses, but we need to be conscious that we're slowing down to smell them. Appreciation & Thanksgiving.
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Annie glad to see things are going well. I think you'll find in many ways South Dakota will be a lot like Texas. A healthy respect for the weather is needed in both places, only here you'll prepare for a blizzard instead of a hurricane. Nice part is with a blizzard, after the snow melts, everything will be just where you left it, unlike the hurricane.
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I have found that winter in a 4 season climate Is a time to try out new recipes and plan for the next summer.

Summer will be short and people go out and enjoy festivals and such. Summer is a time for day trips and meeting new people. If you are busy all summer long then winter becomes a time of relaxation instead of a time of boredom.
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Like the old pioneers said.. The farther north you go, the more things that will want to eat your horse or you.... From what I know of SD, you won't have to worry about bears there. Only the occasional one in the Black Hills I'm told.

Being in a place with more defined 4 seasons is quite different than a place with best I can describe as blended seasons. It gives you a different prospective of thinking ahead and preparing for the next season. Each season having it own specific requirements.
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I'm confused...Who is one hundred yrs old?...the house, the gentleman....or you?

..so glad to hear you're doing well and have this great new opportunity!
Bahahahaha--the house----is 100yrs old.
At times I feel 100 lol.
Thank you----

Its a whole new ball game---coming from Hurricane alley to ice storms and wind that hurts your face.
I left Texas right before Hurricane Harvey--my old house is gone--everything in that one area was swept away by fast moving flood waters.
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Wow, that's wonderful, Annie! Congratulations on your new home. I hope you'll share more about it with us. What is the property like? What kind of shape is the house in? (I live in a 100 year old house too, and it's a little worse for the wear.)
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