Category Archives: home ownership

  1. Homeowner Stresses and Social Support

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    August 20, 2017 by Jean

    Owning a home can be a source of great pleasure, but maintaining a house can be very stressful. The stress …
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  2. Retirement Communities

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    July 18, 2017 by Jean

    Several months ago, I began to think seriously about what I will do when the hassles and physical work involved …
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  3. The Plan

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    March 6, 2017 by Jean

    Over the holidays, during an annual celebratory dinner with friends, one of our party said that she had recently spent …
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  4. Snow, Snow and More Snow

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    February 12, 2017 by Jean

    Maine is currently in what the meteorologists call an “active weather pattern;” and in February that means, snow, snow, and …
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  5. First Snow

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    November 21, 2016 by Jean

    I admit to being caught off guard by our first snow of the season. I blame sports. I usually get …
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  6. A Busy Season

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    September 12, 2016 by Jean

    I’m not quite sure what happened to August. One day I blinked and it was September. And September brings the …
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  7. Mental Gardening

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    February 5, 2016 by Jean

    Dreary winter days are a great time to get out into the garden of the imagination while remaining warm and …
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I am Jean Potuchek, a professional sociologist who has just stepped into the next phase of my life, retirement, after more than thirty years of college teaching. This blog is about my experience of that new phase of life.

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