"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Senior Apartments

There are 16 apartments, eight in each building. I live in one of the buildings. Yes, I am a senior. Happy to be there finally, old enough to have gained some wisdom along the way, and young enough to have fun being retired. Most of my adult life I worked and wanted to be in a position to not have to work. Each of us can tend a garden under our windows. I planted a few flowers and plants under my window but just did not have a heart for gardening this year. This coming spring will be my time to get the soil under my nails and enjoy planting flower seeds and tending a small garden. I bought a sun hat for gardening. And gardening gloves. And knee pads. I am ready for spring! Oh yeah, this is only summer and there are two more seasons until spring. Well, I am planning for the future.

So much has happened since moving to this town one year and ten months ago. The first year here I would take my camera and walk around town, snapping pictures of anything that looked interesting. These apartments looked interesting, so I took these photos of them in my first year here, never knowing anything about the apartments or that I would soon be living here.


















In the three months I have lived here, a new roof was installed, a new brick planter put up around the flag pole in front, and various smaller improvements to the outside.

This now feels like home.

12 comments:

Abby said...

Your building looks very comfy. I think we all need space to call our own. Happy three months!

Stickup Artist said...

Oh, how I love a good shade tree, and you have plenty of those! They are so gorgeous springing so straight and tall from the green lawns. Looks and sounds like a really nice place to be both mentally and physically...

Hilary said...

Wherever one lives, if it feels like home.. that's a gift.

Stephen Hayes said...

It looks like a cheerful well-tended place. I'm glad you're happy there.

DJan said...

Nice looking apartments! I am wishing we had something like that here. Very well taken care of, with lots of shade. I need to take some pictures of our new place...

Ms. A said...

Grass and trees for shade... I like that!

Brian Miller said...

sounds like they take good care of it...and pretty cool you saw them before ever knowing about them too...cool place...and happy saturday ma'am

terri said...

Your sense of contentment with where you are at in life comes shining through. You have such good balance.

Ina in Alaska said...

I like it! Very well kept & inviting.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Has it been that long since you moved to that community? Wow! What a lovely place you've chosen to live in now!

Shammickite said...

I'm living in 55+ housing too.... I have an end unit, everything on one level, fully finished basement with two extra bedrooms, someone washes my windows and cuts my grass, and even shovels my snow! I love it!

Unknown Mami said...

Life is a trip.