I am a retired nurse and mother of two adult children who still live in Australia. Gary and I have been married for almost 20 years and we met online about 21 years ago. We live in upstate New York and we moved here in 2012 so we could be of help to Gary’s mom, who then lived with us and has just recently passed (Jan 20th 2021). We love where we live and keep busy doing indoor improvements in the winter (love the snow by the way!) and lots of gardening in the summer in between taking visiting friends from other countries who stay with us, to see the local sights. We are currently figuring out how we will spend the next few years – here or in Australia. We miss the kids but we also love it here – a dilemma!! I am so glad we found 40-up – a delightful bunch of people to chat to and get to know.