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Hi again folks …. well, it's New Year's Day. I'm sitting here in my apartment looking at the Blue Ridge Mtns. from afar just thinking "what would it be like to live there in a little cabin all my own?" I know there are plenty of "old mountaineers" up in those hills …. some just getting away from the life in this hurly-burly world we live in, and some ….. well, the kind that comes to mind always carrying a rifle ready to shoot anyone who comes on their land …. sort of Hatfield/McCoy type …. not them, just similar. I don't have the money to do anything like that though. I'd love one of those "tiny houses" on a plot of land in the woods.
I'm alone most of the time … I see one of my daughters once a week and the other maybe one time a week.. I'm job hunting ….. I have to get out of here during the day, just part-time. My neighbor across the hall is nice, but if I can say this tactfully ….. has become somewhat of a pest. Every day I get at least 5 calls to come over. Now I enjoy visiting with her, but not every day. I'm much more an introvert and really like quiet time. Sometimes I just don't answer the phone, and then she'll call repeatedly, over and over and over again. When I see her the next time, she says, "why don't you answer your damn phone?" Ah yes, such is life. Part of me wants to say "I don't want to." But I don't. People don't understand introverts ….. I have no trouble being alone, which is quite different from many of the folks on my floor.
I've had a lot of time to think since I've been here, and settled, and I realize that I gave up more than I gained by making this move. Sure I love my girls, but I don't see them often …. they have their own lives. It's totally different down here, in almost every way. After 3 years, I'm finally adjusting, although if given the chance, I'd be back in MD in a flash. But, such is life. Hopefully, getting a part-time job will help.
So, all in all, I'm adjusting …. but it's been a tough go. If I had it to do again …. absolutely not!

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Hello @amberpep

As @parus asked, I'm wondering if you still have your puppy? Also, did you recover completely from the cat scratch fever?

I hope that 2019 is good for you and that you find some work either volunteering or for pay. I agree that getting out of the house would be good for you. Sometimes when we stay inside a lot we replay our same thoughts and often that is not healthy.

Will you keep in touch?