Here we are, just the two of us --- back from five months in Florida. Not a lot of suntan, just a bunch of "stuff" that we have packed and moved from pillar to post for the last few months, while our place sold and we moved from Ft. Myers to Cape Coral and tried to decide how to get our things back to Ohio. The weather was not spectacular in the sunny south --- sort of cool and rainy for Florida. Not your typical shorts and sweat --- more like slacks and sweaters, however, the blue skies and white fleecy clouds were present most of the time. Like our friends say, "You don't have to shovel sunshine off your sidewalks." Since, we are trying to follow God's will in our lives, we did sell and walked out $30,000.00 to the good after having five 5 years of Florida living with the taxes being the only expenses. I would say that is not too bad. We have waited upon the Lord for His leading. I have to say that the ridiculous prices for land must be His way of saying, "No, this is not for you guys". I hope that He is not preparing us for a serious illiness or something equally frightening. It has given us an excuse to fix up things that we were hesitant to tackle, but what the heck --- we have money to spend! So far, we have purchased a Ford 500, a Sony 42" HDTV, a 13" TV for the utility room, new porch furniture and intend to finish up the exercise room upstairs and put new counters and handles on the kitchen cabinets. I have to strike while Jack isn't looking and then this condo will be 2005 ready, in case we decide to sell it at any given moment. We have noticed a peacefulness surrounding us and we both feel that this is the right thing at this time. Our friend, Fred, is building a condo in Sarasota and he will not be using it in the winter season because that is breeding season for the horses, so we will probably be able to rent it for next year. Meanwhile, we have to finish up the details here and take a few side trips --- like go see our grandson graduate from the Air Force basic training and teck school in Texas later this summer. At 69 and 73, we have to take our fun wile we can. Believe it our not, I have an appointment on Tuesday for a nursing job this summer. I wonder if they will be interested in somebody this old. I may not look it, but many days --- I feel it. Lord, give me strength and the "peace that passeth all understanding".
Monday, April 4, 2005