Thursday, August 29, 2013

Atlantic Airshow

Here's one of the members of the Sky Hawks team, performing at the Atlantic Airshow, which was right in my backyard.

The retirement community I live in was formerly Chatham Air Force Base. The runway still operates as part of the Miramichi airport and that's where they held the Airshow this year. Kind of cool to be able to just cross the road and go see  it.

And here I am getting   autographs from a few more Sky Hawks.

Ah to be twenty again! Not really, because then I wouldn't be able to live in what I think is one of the best retirement places ever! I'm quitting now because Blogger is being a pain. I wish they would stop trying to improve it

Thursday, August 8, 2013

New Life- Same Old MS

Here is a very strange looking photo of me at my new home in Miramichi ,New Brunswick

I don't why my camera refuses to take normal pictures, but I've had my fill of technology woes for the present and I'm not in the mood to fiddle with it.

Otherwise, I'm very happy with my new life. The first month was rough.  Selling a house, packing, moving,  setting up a new place,  in a new city, new province, and in the middle of a heat wave . A challenge for a healthy person, and more so for a person with MS. There were a few days there when I didn't think I was going to make it. Had to do lots of praying and positive thinking in order  to keep going.

If anyone out there needs, or knows a person who needs, an affordable place to live, with the best landlord you could ever find, Retirement Miramichi is it. Here a link to their website Retire NB.

It isn't your typical retirement community It's more like living in cottage country with all the conveniences.
Everything is well maintained  and clean. It is safe and secure and also very picturesque. I will post some photos once I get this crazy camera to work properly!

I get a free bus pass and the bus stops right outside my door. I have a business card that  I can show to local merchants etc. to get senior discounts, even though I'm not senior age; yet.

  New Brunswick has true universal health care. I never have to worry about going to a clinic or hospital, because everything is covered.The only snag is that all the specialists are in another city, Moncton, but that's only an hour away.

Retirement Miramichi is located on a former air base,Chatham. I think it was a wise decision by the province of New Brunswick, to have converted it to a retirement community, but also incorporate many local groups such as the Boys and Girls Club. One of the old hangars now houses a beautiful recreation center with a fantastic swimming pool.

I just can't say enough good things about this place. I just wish I hadn't had to bring MS along with me. It still sucks! At least now I'm in a place where I don't have to worry and I can enjoy life.

There's going to be an air show in a couple of weeks; right outside my door.  Have to get this camera to
 co-operate, so I can post some photos of that.

Here's to retirement!