I am making the rounds of good-byes to Vermont family and friends as I try to keep up with the details of getting ready for my snowbird flight to the southern clime.
-notify the post office about mail forwarding (seems like I just did that. oh, I did!)
-notify the bank and credit card company about travel plans
-arrange ride to airport
-are the bills paid for the month now?
-get some cash for travel
-make sure I have all the things I need to pack in my carry-on bag--computer, phone, chargers, my tax records, medications, my checkbook and credit cards
I do have a complete household in Florida so I really don't have to bring much, but the small list still contains some important stuff I wouldn't want to be without. My son will be here at the Vermont place through the winter months so that takes some worry off my plate. Although I did wonder about hiring someone to come in and dust and water plants once a month.
I have been doing this for ten years now. Why do I always feel so frantic about it?
It is bittersweet. I will miss family and friends here, but I also look forward to friends in Florida and those from home who will visit while I am there. I really have a blessed life.