As usual, I have not kept up with my blogging, I do believe now the old adage that the older you get, the faster time seems to go.....so I am no longer going to apologize to the universe for being lax at keeping up my online diary; this blog!!

And even though I write, I sure don't believe that anyone reads it, but I do it because it is cathartic for the soul to periodically unburden and share thoughts and ideas and experiences. Just send them out to the universe: after all one never knows.........

Part of the reason for my silence is that last June, I acquired a roommate: well actually he acquired me (since we are living in his (now OUR) apartment). June this year marked nearly a year of first casual, then more serious dating! 

And although living together is not exactly something to celebrate, for most seniors on fixed incomes it is more practical considering a more permanent commitment is punished by the government via losing a good chunk of your Social Security benefits - not something most of us want to lose!! (Don't think anyone would!!!).

Anyway, as I have been stubborn and independent all my life, despite numerous attempts to ...meld (as it were) and be happy with a significant other over the long term has not been something that I have been very good at: in fact I sucked at it.. So this new situation was a bit intimidating to say the least! 

But I am happy and contented..... and happy that I didn't give up the dream of finding someone with whom I was simpatico! And (I hope) he feels the same way. 

AIN'T LIFE GRAND!!! (Thank you Lord)


Although it would seem that I never have any time to do a decent job on this blog, I actually have had more time, but less inspiration. So despite my lack of contributions to the site, it really has been an interesting and eventful year ...or so.... and of course time passes whether you are engaged or not!!  (Although most of the time I WAS having fun!!!) 

It seemed that after losing my beloved sister, then moving out of my treasured RV, I was on totally new turf!! And as I did not WANT to move from my RV, I did so because my nephew was stressed about my having such a precarious lifestyle and it was an expensive lifestyle with the RV payment, insurance, space rent, big truck fuel! And I was alone all the time...

By nature, I am quiet and pretty much a loner. So moving into this large gated senior citizen community was not my choice, but as I said, my nephew was not happy with the RV park location, the neighborhood, and a list of other things... so I finally capitulated and moved into a gated Senior community not to distant from where I was!! And surprise.... I liked it!!

So I seems that I made some friends, attended the activities that the community sponsored, and finally after some months of thoroughly enjoying myself, I met a gentleman friend.  And the rest is history.....

We both loved to dance and started going out on Saturday evenings to a great dancing location..... and the rest (as they say) is history.

We dated for months, and when my lease was due to be renewed, we decided to move in together....so we did! We have been together for some time now, we still go out dancing at a favorite spot of ours, and generally keep ourselves busy with movies, and other outings!  Life is grand!


Ye Gods... This last year of my life has been like tornado..... and just when I was thinking that things were calming down - bingo bango!!!  More turmoil.... then bingo bango even MORE turmoil!!!

Although in retrospect I must admit that this time the turmoil was actually positive, even if I, at time didn't think so!

I must also admit that I, the RVSISTER am actually getting old (yikes...).  And as the old bod starts loosening, sinking, sagging and otherwise weakening, there are bound to be some visible repercussions...(arg!) which have become more visible with each passing day.

So it seems that one day I was happily living in my RV, and the next, I was the newest tenant at the local "Senior" living community. This of course was after some time spent by my nephew, wearing me down, and the realization that the RV was also getting old and things were breaking and needing to be replaced at an alarming rate!

So first there was finding a suitable place, then the selling, of RV, Truck and other traveling gear and then the moving....

Las Vegas is a great place, and now after all the selling, moving, adapting, figuring out where everything is, getting used to the new apartment - I actually love it!!!  (And in this senior community I have a new gentleman friend; who loves to dance (by the way...) and we have been having a great time during the last number of (blogging silence) months!! Woo Hoo!!

And with all that I haven't mentioned yet that my trusty old computer just pooped out - I turned it on one day, it made a popping sound, and was dead!! It just completely stopped working....

And, to tell you that - despite the fact that I had this online backup service, it has still taken a number of months trying to get all my old sites and information into the new laptop!  (What a chore!!!) 

But at last things are getting back to normal and I hope to be back at my blogging with new adventures of my life at the "Senior Community" now that I am completely settles..... and I have a new gentleman friend....More to come.....