I live in a tri city area and the one city that I live in, just down the road from me on the main street has these absolutely beautiful luxury retirement communities. When I first came to the city to visit my Boyfriend before moving to Ontario, I always wanted to live there—it basically looks like a really fancy hotel, with a water fountain, nice landscaping with benches, bushes and flowers planted ever so perfectly. That was until I saw inside the windows where they all eat during breakfast/lunch and dinner – that the people inside were all seniors.
To be honest though, I kind of want to be in that sort of state of mind when I retire, or perhaps when I even buy my own house or a house that actually is a condo. I lived in one of those home-condo’s once. Basically it’s maintenance-free and you don’t have to shove, or mow the lawn. I have to say though, I am absolutely terrified of the lawn mower. I remember once my parents asked me to mow the lawn, and I did it once and I said I would never do it again. Kinda feared that my toes would be chopped off, or that I’d somehow slip underneath the tiny lawn mower and it’d roll over my leg. The things that go through one’s mind.
Right now we’re in an apartment building where we still don’t have to shovel out our cars in the winter—underground parking for us. I think that I’d like to eventually move into my own house though, and not worry about the proper condominum athesthtics that restrict you from decorating your place. My friend lives in one, where you’re only allowed to put white curtains in the windows.
What sort of place do you live in?