has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Susan is living in Troy, MO and has a little something to say:
I am a military brat, retired military, retired/disabled welder/pipefitter, computer operator, secretary, CNA jack of all trades, master of none. Single mom of two grown adults, grand mother of 4; two girls and two boys. Outdoor activities and warm weather my two favorites. Have a chihuahua/pomeranian dog named Max also answers to Peanut due to his 4 lb. size. He has been my loyal companion for 13 years. Health is good with the exception of my back, now 2 surgeries and live with chronic pain. Retired much ealier than expected due to condition of my back. Looking forward to the second half of my life; meeting new people and going on new adventures.
|Life Stage:||Empty Nester|
|Occupation:||Construction, Mining and Trades|
|Enjoys:||Crafts knitting, crocheting, jewelry making, are a hobby, amateur photography, hiking, bicycling, roller blading; although have not done much RB since my back injury. Snow skiing was one of my favorite winter sports.|
|Email:||Contact Susan via email |
Life In General Posted On: 6/26/2009 8:44:28 PM
Troy, MO is a town/city not as small as Bryant Pond, ME where I lived as a child but no where near as large as St. Charles, MO. Unless you live in the city commute is the magic word. You are within 45-60 minutes away from conveniences of city living. We have small strip malls here in town. If you are looking for Sears, Home Depot or stores other than Wal-Mart you need to go to Wentzville, St. Peters, St. Charles or even St. Louis. There are plenty of routes to use to get to your desinations as long as you don't mind the commute. You can feel secure living in a small some what friendly location. It is hot and humid for a 2-4 weeks in the summer. Land locked, and the food at restaurants is average. After living in New England for 30 years I have spent 11 years here and my list of fine dining is short. The price of homes varies from inexpensive older homes to expensive newer developments. You must be very careful not to buy the fixer upper that has structural damage. If you are unfortunate enough to purchase one of these there is little to no recourse to recoupe your monies. This is also the case for modular homes as well. It's an okay place but I am not planning on retiring here.