Friday, December 11, 2015

Good-byes

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.

Details include:
-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.


12 comments:

  1. I can understand wishing you were in two places at once. You are fortunate to be able to do this. Enjoy where you are at the moment.

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  2. Have a good trip ... altho' this week it must feel like Florida in Vermont

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  3. Olga, you have done a remarkable job of re-centering your life after losing your life mate so suddenly. I continue to be impressed at how you handle change while maintaining stability.

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  4. Yep, we're both blessed. Two homes!

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  5. You are indeed blessed, Olga.
    Have fun in Florida.

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  6. If you forget something, your son can send it. It's great that you enjoy both places so much. We're in Denver for a long weekend. I enjoy the urban escape, but I'm not sorry we no longer have a house here.

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  7. I hope you don't forget too much stuff, have a good flight, and hope all the transitions go as planed. You are an old hand at this. It will go fine.

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  8. I'm just in awe that you're doing this on your own and taking care of so many things. You are amazing, Olga. What a relief that your son is going to be moving into your Vermont home to take care of things. It's always a worry to leave a place vacant. Have a wonderful flight south. We STILL haven't been to Florida yet. It's on our bucket list.

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  9. That's so funny! Doing it for 10 years. I find that I forget so many simple things! Walking into a room and such!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  10. As we age change becomes important in keeping us resilient.

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  11. Seems like you just got settled into your new place and now you are on the move again. Hope the weather in Florida is wonderful. Glad you have a reliable house sitter, too. Grampy and I want to take a vacation but who would take care of the cats?

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  12. You inspire me. It is time for me to make some serious decisions about change. Things will go great for you because you are so strong.

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