My Home in the Berkshires.......Part Three

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I had been going to the Berkshires for many years. I love music and even studied classically. I saw Leonard Bernstein conduct his last concert at Tanglewood. I enjoyed dance at Jacobs Pillow and found a lot of wonderful places to shop and eat. I even found a place to service my car when I had trouble once.

So now I owned a home in the Berkshires. It was really old and needed more work than I had expected. I did my due diligence, interviewed a number of contractors and hired one. Months went by and what was to be an 8-9 week job was far from finished. 

I sold my home in New Jersey and drove up to Massachusetts in the snow on the Ides of March. Yep that date didn't bode well for me either. The next day I met my contractor, shopped for some things he was unable to finalize on his own and came home to a largely empty home awaiting a move the coming Monday.

That night I went for a bite at a local Inn and shortly after arriving home I fell for a reason I still don't know. As the night went on and the pain in my ankle grew worse, I used my cell phone to call an ambulance. 

Fast forward a few days and a surgery later, I was home amidst my belongings scattered here and there after my contractor supervised the move into my new old home. To be continued........... 

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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
Oh... the Ides of March. At least you faired better than Caesar!  Glad you have recovered.

Feb 11, 2020 03:45 PM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Carol. I never thought about it that way. :)      Sheila

Feb 11, 2020 03:46 PM #30
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Falls are not easy at any age, but as we grow older they can be serious.  For one reason or another, about 3 years ago, I had two serious falls.  Both were caused by a raised threshold at my kitchen door into the garage.  I replaced it with an un-raised one, and life has been a whole lot better!

Feb 11, 2020 03:47 PM #31
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Sheila Anderson
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You are right Myrl. Good move. I will be thinking about you tomorrow. Wishing you well with the surgery.     Sheila

Feb 11, 2020 04:09 PM #32
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James Dray
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Morning Sheila.

In the past I've read about some of the issues you experienced with the move.  Good to see you are going over it again, just in more detail.  

Feb 12, 2020 12:59 AM #33
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you James. I always appreciate your support.    Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 04:07 AM #34
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Roy Kelley
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You really fell for your new home. An incident you will always remember.

Feb 12, 2020 06:00 AM #35
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Sheila Anderson
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I did Roy.     Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 06:01 AM #36
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Aw, the infamous ankle incident. Not a good way to start a move. :( 

Feb 12, 2020 06:43 AM #37
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Sheila Anderson
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True Debb. Thank you.     Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 06:44 AM #38
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Doug Dawes
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Hi Sheila Anderson 

Working backward in this string it seems your fall was to get your neighbor known to you.

Feb 12, 2020 07:03 AM #39
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Sheila Anderson
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Not exactly Doug but OK. TY   Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 07:22 AM #40
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Gail Robinson
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Falling when you are alone and new in town is no picnic.  Then going through an operation?  That must have been tough.

Feb 12, 2020 07:56 AM #41
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Gail. looking back, it was something, but as you know, you do what you have to.       Sheila

Feb 12, 2020 08:06 AM #42
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Enjoying reading this in order now. 

Feb 15, 2020 07:10 AM #43
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Thanks again Nick.       Sheila

Feb 15, 2020 08:47 AM #44
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Hi Sheila:

What an unpleasant experience that fall must have been, and such an inopportune time.

Jeff

Feb 15, 2020 03:54 PM #45
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Hello again Jeff. It was indeed but what can you do? I just go with the flow. TY    Sheila

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I do remember the fall and that your dogs came to your new old home later.

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Tammy, it was soooooo hard. TY    Sheila

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