Category Archives: beach life

End of Dog Days of Summer

End of dog days of summer Summer is not for dogs at the beach. They are not allowed until after Labor Day and then banned again after Memorial Day. Okay, they can appear after 6pm. But, now is the time … Continue reading

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Dream Homes Dissolve

I was talking to a woman last night and I felt her pain. She had the dream life, the dream house, the dream marriage. In months it all dissolved. Unfortunately, right as the quarantine began so she moved to a … Continue reading

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You gotta have friends – but they might not be in cohousing

Like I said in a previous post, friendship is not guaranteed at cohousing. Of course everyone will be friendly and you’ll know each other’s name. If It’s a small cohousing – like less than 13 units, I’ve heard that cliques … Continue reading

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Dreaming of cohousing

I had a dream last night about the coho community. Usually that’s some sort of nightmare or closure and sympathy that I desire. This time it was just funny. I wasn’t part of the community but at a birthday party … Continue reading

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Beach problems 2

I discovered why I had a google file called beach problems. It wasn’t beach problems, it was car problems. When we drove to the beach in March 2020, the car broke down. So, no beach problems. However, this is a … Continue reading

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Do I love New York?

I wanted to keep it a secret but I’ll let the alley cat out of the bag, our trip was to the Big Apple.  My boys had a great opportunity with an internship so off we went as a family … Continue reading

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Hypocrite me? Of course!

I want to be very clear that I started this blog to write about living in cohousing and to not sugar coat it. I didn’t expect to be catapulted out by group sentiment and to go quite negative, but that’s … Continue reading

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I need a vacation from my friend’s vacation

I have joked for years that I want to be a beach bum. I think my dream has come true!  My friend came into town to vacation from her busy metropolis lifestyle.  She seems to vacation the same way she … Continue reading

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Upstream and Downstream from your neighbor

I was re-reading Diana Leafe Christian’s books again this week (they are a must read) and she mentioned living upstream and downstream from your neighbors. She meant it figuratively – what you do affects your neighbors downstream. I chuckled – … Continue reading

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Newsletter bulletins – this just in

I loved reading Fannie Flagg’s book Fried Green Tomatoes. One of the best parts was a local newsletter that reported on all the going ons in the small town. I imagined writing something like that at the cohousing. There were … Continue reading

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