Wednesday, April 15, 2015

COUNT DOWN BEGINS

Three more weeks to go before my flight back to Vermont.

Time to start being mindful of what is left in the refrigerator and freezer, not quite time for seriously strange meals of odds and ends.

Time to start packing up the clothes I brought for the trip down.  It was winter then.  It is not winter now, but they are things I will use once I am back to my Vermont home and probably before I come back to Florida.

Time to start slowly putting the outside furniture and decorative items into the storage shed.  I swept out the shed today.  I got out the electric drill and attached some hooks to the work bench in the shed so I could hang my bike up off the floor.



Time to arrange for someone to check on the house here and start up the car every so often so the battery stays charged.  I guess I should get some of that stuff to put in the gas tank so that the ethanol in the gas won't wreck things as it sits.  So I also have to add prepping the car for its summer stay in sunny Florida to my closing the Florida house list.

The park is getting quiet as the migration gathers steam through the month of April.  I am hoping I can beg a ride to the airport from someone--hoping someone will still be around!

15 comments:

  1. A lot of work being a snow bird!!

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  2. Good luck with your preparations and your trip.

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  3. Is it that time already, Olga. Is all the snow melted by your VT house? A storm due here - I dread it! It's time for spring now!

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  4. You will need a vacation when you finally get back to Vermont!

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  5. It seems like you just arrived in Florida, time flies! Hope the preparations go well.

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  6. With that much lead time, you'll have it all wrapped up when it's time to fly away. Don't forget to have a little more fun in the sun too.

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  7. This must be exciting to live in two places. Since I'm relatively new, I'll be looking forward to your posts from Vermont, although I know Florida has so much atmosphere.

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  8. The only bad part to what you do is the getting ready to make the moves, to and from.. I remember those strange meals when eating the refrigerator empty. I still do it each year with approaching bad weather seasons .
    You are one of the last to go. Enjoy those last days.

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  9. Enjoy the last three weeks in the sun! It's spring up here in NJ, but I think VT is probably still chilly.

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  10. new follower here. Will be fun to get to know your world. :)

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  11. Hi - like Gwen I too am new to your blog. I've just read your profile, seen your lovely grandchildren...... and just love the caption at the top of your blog "A Grandma is just an antique little girl" now that describes me exactly and I love being a Grandma.

    Take Care and I'm wishing you ...

    All the best Jan

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  12. Do you ever consider just staying in Florida year round? Although I know Vermont is beautiful when it isn't snowing. Happy packing!

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  13. I hope you have a pleasant trip back to Vermont. What a wonderful life.

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  14. Happy trails, Ms. Snowbird! We're happy to see spring.

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  15. Like Jenn, I was going to wish you a happy snowbird flight back to Vermont. I'm amazed that you're able to maintain two places. How fabulous is that?

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