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Old 01-09-2019, 06:07 PM
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I don't mind standing in line, I meet some very nice interesting people in line. I travel around to different sport pools to be able to maximize my time. Each pool has a slightly different culture and rhythm to it. The classes that you have to arrive early for generally are the ones with the best teachers! So for three months I'm ok with it.

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Old 01-09-2019, 07:57 PM
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I agree. South Carolina would be better.
I like it GG. When are the rest of you going to break the code.
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Old 01-09-2019, 08:03 PM
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In OCsun's post earlier in this thread, things were said far better than I said them in my earlier post here. Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion, OCsun.

I have seen some other posts here that are making me think my credibility is being marginalized, posts that say crowding is no different than 11 or 15 years ago. I actually have been in TV since 2007, but before we bought, we rented, in fall and/or winter. In fact, I attended the very first meeting of the Civil Discourse Club. It was held in a rec center in the Belvedere area. The LSL section of TV was just being developed. I remember when Colony was under construction. Now, I am lucky if I can get in the door to that club when I am there. (Yes. I am one of the abominable snowbirds. We kept two houses.)

I dare to go "off script" once in a while when it comes to life in TV and I guess there are those who find that annoying. There are, of course, many good things about this place, but our house is not located in The Village of Denial.

Somebody mentioned flexibility is needed. Well -- if I could get into a yoga class or a water exercise class maybe that would help.

I do not know much about physics, but isn't one of the Laws of Physics something about how two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

I am not making up the stuff about the crowds.

I solemnly swear that I have seen the changes I am talking about and feel the crowding is far beyond where it was. I do not think there is an end in sight.

I solemnly believe that people who want to learn about TV have the right to hear all opinions about what is happening.

(And, no, I do not hate TV. I like many things about it. I have good friends in TV. But the loss of the LLC and now the increasing crowds are not something I thought would happen so fast. And, yes, we did keep an extra house, up north -- so if you are one of those here who wants to tell me that thing about don't let the door, yadda, yadda, save it. I can hear you.)

Sincerely,
Sassy Boomer

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Old 01-09-2019, 09:59 PM
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Boomer thank you for keepin' it real. And for remembering that this forum exists in part to inform potential homeowners who are seeking real actual information, not just koolade-induced denial and dismissal and rejection of differences.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:27 PM
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Boomer thank you for keepin' it real. And for remembering that this forum exists in part to inform potential homeowners who are seeking real actual information, not just koolade-induced denial and dismissal and rejection of differences.
You are very welcome, Jazuela.

I remember looking for info when I found TOTV in 2007. It was a brand new, tiny forum then.

TV is one of a kind. There is no other retirement community like it — and all that entails.

If you have never been here before, you will not believe how big it is and getting bigger every day. TV is pretty and sunny and inviting. There are many good things about living in TV. But the growth is on steroids. That growth comes with an overall effect. Villagers’ reactions to that effect will vary.

Take your time. Maybe rent first. I knew when we bought that we could sell easily if we wanted to so it was not like taking a huge leap for me.

Good luck to you.

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Old 01-10-2019, 03:20 AM
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I usually take 4 plus classes a day 7 days a week. If you are at a good gym certain instructors commands a hour line wait to ensure a spot.

So 45 minutes standing in line while looking at some of the most beautiful decor at rec centers or landscaping at the pools it a step up from inside of any fitness center.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:26 AM
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Apparently it's also a problem for golf tee times, and other activities - not just exercise classes. One of the MAIN attractions to our moving to the Villages, instead of South Carolina, is that I have thousands of activities I can select from to do daily, or a few times every week, while hubby is playing golf (since it's not an activity I'm interested in).

If you're telling me that I have to wait an hour, for the privilege of attending an hour-long activity, then forget it. If I have to show up 45 minutes in advance only to be told there's no room, forget it. Totally not interested in that. Life is too short to spend half of it waiting in line.
As long as you master the tee schedule, tee times are not a problem. Each time I read your posts I am saddened that your posts are so negative about moving here. If you do I Hope that your life will improve with making new friends, joining clubs, and just enjoying life.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:12 AM
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In OCsun's post earlier in this thread, things were said far better than I said them in my earlier post here. Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion, OCsun.

I have seen some other posts here that are making me think my credibility is being marginalized, posts that say crowding is no different than 11 or 15 years ago. I actually have been in TV since 2007, but before we bought, we rented, in fall and/or winter. In fact, I attended the very first meeting of the Civil Discourse Club. It was held in a rec center in the Belvedere area. The LSL section of TV was just being developed. I remember when Colony was under construction. Now, I am lucky if I can get in the door to that club when I am there. (Yes. I am one of the abominable snowbirds. We kept two houses.)

I dare to go "off script" once in a while when it comes to life in TV and I guess there are those who find that annoying. There are, of course, many good things about this place, but our house is not located in The Village of Denial.

Somebody mentioned flexibility is needed. Well -- if I could get into a yoga class or a water exercise class maybe that would help.

I do not know much about physics, but isn't one of the Laws of Physics something about how two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

I am not making up the stuff about the crowds.

I solemnly swear that I have seen the changes I am talking about and feel the crowding is far beyond where it was. I do not think there is an end in sight.

I solemnly believe that people who want to learn about TV have the right to hear all opinions about what is happening.

(And, no, I do not hate TV. I like many things about it. I have good friends in TV. But the loss of the LLC and now the increasing crowds are not something I thought would happen so fast. And, yes, we did keep an extra house, up north -- so if you are one of those here who wants to tell me that thing about don't let the door, yadda, yadda, save it. I can hear you.)

Sincerely,
Sassy Boomer
The Villages is getting bigger. Florida is getting more populated. It is now the third most populous State in the Union behind California and Texas. During the high season there are lines for Restaurants and activities all over Florida.

The Villages have continued to build all of the structures for fun, just as they have in the past and new people with talents to share are moving here and volunteering to teach us.

This is the high season. We will be waiting and crowded. I don't like it all, but I do like when our friends who are seasonal residents return. There is good and bad to everything if you look for it.

Perhaps you should Volunteer to start another Civil Discourse Group. There are recreation centers North of 466 that have vacant rooms.
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:30 AM
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There is a solution to having to stand in line for a place in a work out or other class and the Zentangle club is using it. They have an online sign up sheet on their website. Immediately after one class is finished you go home and sign up for the following week. There is a volunteer for the class at a table just inside the rec room door who checks off your name and you are in.

It can be done easily and efficiently with no pain!
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:43 AM
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In OCsun's post earlier in this thread, things were said far better than I said them in my earlier post here. Thank you for sharing your experience and opinion, OCsun.

I have seen some other posts here that are making me think my credibility is being marginalized, posts that say crowding is no different than 11 or 15 years ago. I actually have been in TV since 2007, but before we bought, we rented, in fall and/or winter. In fact, I attended the very first meeting of the Civil Discourse Club. It was held in a rec center in the Belvedere area. The LSL section of TV was just being developed. I remember when Colony was under construction. Now, I am lucky if I can get in the door to that club when I am there. (Yes. I am one of the abominable snowbirds. We kept two houses.)

I dare to go "off script" once in a while when it comes to life in TV and I guess there are those who find that annoying. There are, of course, many good things about this place, but our house is not located in The Village of Denial.

Somebody mentioned flexibility is needed. Well -- if I could get into a yoga class or a water exercise class maybe that would help.

I do not know much about physics, but isn't one of the Laws of Physics something about how two things cannot occupy the same space at the same time.

I am not making up the stuff about the crowds.

I solemnly swear that I have seen the changes I am talking about and feel the crowding is far beyond where it was. I do not think there is an end in sight.

I solemnly believe that people who want to learn about TV have the right to hear all opinions about what is happening.

(And, no, I do not hate TV. I like many things about it. I have good friends in TV. But the loss of the LLC and now the increasing crowds are not something I thought would happen so fast. And, yes, we did keep an extra house, up north -- so if you are one of those here who wants to tell me that thing about don't let the door, yadda, yadda, save it. I can hear you.)

Sincerely,
Sassy Boomer
Good morning Boomer: Congratulations on your commonsense piece above. You have a very rare talent ... when you post, people listen.
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