I Have Been Getting Things Done

@BelleStarr (38940)
United States
January 13, 2017 10:26am CST
As you know we are down at our home in Florida for three months. I have never had to worry much about what we did while we were down here, but now I need to find exercise classes for us. Yesterday, we took a tour of the YMCA. It is a very nice place, it has a heated outdoor pool, heated to 83 degrees. We are used to a warmer pool than that and indoors but we will adjust. Our Silver Sneakers will cover the membership and all the classes we want to take which is great. The problem is that it is 13 miles away. I also contacted the person in charge of the exercise program at our pools here at the resort we live in. Spots are given out on a lottery system so we will know on the 18th if we get in. We can however, only take 1 class per week. Better one than none I figure. We also joined the golf club here at the resort. No, we don't golf, I bought a social membership so that we can dine at the club house. They have special dinners, steak nights etc that hubs will love. We got together with Al's brother and his wife yesterday for cards and Wednesday we had cake and coffee with another one of our neighbors. It was a lovely evening. So we are settling in now, Al had been raking leaves and I have been organizing things and getting rid of more of the things that were in the house when we bought it. lol It is starting to feel like home!!
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@LadyDuck (162862)
• Switzerland
13 Jan 17
I am glad you arrived at your Florida home. It's so good to be home.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
It is, I really love this home.
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@LadyDuck (162862)
• Switzerland
14 Jan 17
@BelleStarr Have you ever considered to move to Florida permanently?
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@LadyDuck No, we will never do that. Our children and grandchildren are in Connecticut and they are more important to me than anything else. But I do love having a few months of warmth.
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
13 Jan 17
Glad you are finally settling in. We are well settled now and are enjoying life. Friends are back, my brother and sis in law are here, and my calendar is filled through the end of February. That only leaves March, and I don't want to think about returning home!
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
We have a much less active social life though we are going to have some company and are going to visit with friends in Cape Coral later this month. That and the Mylot get together which I can't wait for!!
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@DianneN (79896)
• United States
14 Jan 17
@BelleStarr I assume the myLot get together is up near you? That would be a good 3+ hours from me. I think I'm closer to you in CT. Wish I could be there. Who's coming?
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@DianneN Jeff Moffitt, Jean Baney and we are waiting on Paintsonslate and I need to contact Nancy Zink to find out if she wants to come this way. I think it is probably more than 4 hours. Jeff is in Gainesville I am in Ocala and Jean is in Hudson so we need to find some place in-between.
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• United States
13 Jan 17
Sounds like your Florida home is becoming "your" home now. Enjoy your time there while the rest of us Northerners are dealing with snow & ice
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Yes I do feel slightly guilty, lol but only slightly It was 82 today!!
@amadeo (67548)
• United States
13 Jan 17
things are working out fine for you there.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Yes it seems as if it will all fall into place nicely.
@Corbin5 (109238)
• United States
13 Jan 17
So good to hear that you are settling in and have quite a few things to look forward to!
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Yes as long as we can keep active with exercise I will be happy.
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• United States
16 Jan 17
13 miles is going around the block for us..enjoy you time there!!
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
16 Jan 17
Thank you, I don't mind 13 miles but this is 13 miles of ugly city traffic and I can't see any way to avoid most of it.
• United States
16 Jan 17
@BelleStarr ugly city driving is much worse than ugly country driving. We get to our shopping an hour away w/o a traffic light!
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@AbbyGreenhill This is three lanes each way of steady crazy traffic and I hate it, at home we live in the country and really our home here is off the main drag but we need to take it to get anywhere.
@JudyEv (125651)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
We hope to pick up our new caravan today and I think it will come with quite a few bits and pieces in it too. I'll need to decide if I want to keep the items or not.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Yes we dropped the 4 bags of books off at the hospice thrift shop too, very cathartic to get rid of stuff!!
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@JudyEv (125651)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Jan 17
@BelleStarr I find that when I declutter and get rid of stuff. I feel really good afterwards.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@JudyEv I do feel good about it and hope to get more things out of here soon.
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@sallypup (27491)
• Moses Lake, Washington
13 Jan 17
Sounds wonderful!
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
It really is wonderful here and today it was 82 and sunny!!
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@sallypup (27491)
• Moses Lake, Washington
14 Jan 17
@BelleStarr Whee haw!!
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@rebelann (41920)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Jan 17
I wish I could afford a place near a beach just so I could spend time near water, oh well, it'll rain here again.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
lol We are about a 45-minute drive from the ocean but I am okay with that.
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@rebelann (41920)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Jan 17
That's not too bad @BelleStarr at least when the beach is over running with people you don't have to put up with them.
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@simone10 (21652)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Jan 17
I am so glad to hear that you are both settling in now. I can imagine that it does take a little time to adjust.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
23 Jan 17
Yes it is nice to have our own things rather than being in a rental house or a hotel but it is still strange for a little while.
@PainsOnSlate (20328)
• Canada
16 Jan 17
I know you will have a wonderful time while there for the winter. have fun at the Y. I will think of you when I am at mine here in Sunny Canada...
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
17 Jan 17
We haven't gone yet today we had to wait for the termite man to come but he finally did at 12:30. Tomorrow we will try to go.
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@Tampa_girl7 (25893)
• United States
15 Jan 17
I would love to be in Florida for three months
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
17 Jan 17
It isn't too much colder in Mississippi, is it? Though it is unseasonably warm here at least 5 to 10 degrees higher than normal.
@jaboUK (54339)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan 17
Glad you are settling in ok now. The weather is no doubt a lot different from up north.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Oh yes it has been quite warm, yesterday 82F (27.7C) which is a little warmer than I would prefer.
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@Morleyhunt (19806)
• Canada
14 Jan 17
I hope it's warm there.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
It was sunny and 82 (27.78C) here today, quite lovely.
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@Juliaacv (31198)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
It sounds like you'll be busy and your time there will pass quickly-remember to enjoy it all!
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I certainly plan to try while maintaining our new healthier lifestyle
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@marlina (74699)
• Canada
13 Jan 17
You sure keep yourself busy.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
14 Jan 17
We are a lot less busy then we were at home so it doesn't seem busy to us.
@sharon6345 (130528)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I just got my s sneakers card to. I am going to the sports club in the trump tower. You should look for one of those. We were talking yesterday about going back to miami. I can't while I have hot flashes though.
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@BelleStarr (38940)
• United States
13 Jan 17
I know we could go To a gym but I can't use most of the equipment a pool works best for us