Thanks, @lioness Hopefully it will never come to that. If they needed me, I would be there in a heartbeat. Right now I have my routine here, I have a few close friends, and I go to my health club, so I prefer staying here. Oh, and I have my hairdresser — I can't leave him! 😉
@IndianaScott Things really are different these days, with kids moving away, etc. I am proud that my kids had the independence to find their own way, but I do miss them terribly, and I actually think they miss us too! My sister had three children though, and one lives right in the same town, one about an hour away, and the other is about four hours away, so she is fortunate in that.
When our son moved to Denver in the summer he bought a big house, and repeatedly insists he bought it so that we could make "extended visits". He's a good son. 🙂 He's getting married this summer and has asked my husband to be his best man! He says he's his best friend, despite him having a HUGE tribe of friends.