I've Moved into Packing Mode
March 20, 2017 7:58am CST
Our time here is Florida is coming to an end and I am now starting to pack and get ready for our departure on Thursday. Yesterday I packed up all the items in our pantry with an expiration date within the next year and I will take them home to Connecticut. Today we are doing to do heavy cleaning and steam clean the living room carpet. I will pack our clothing on Wednesday and we will pack the car. I am so sad about leaving but also excited to be seeing the kids and the dogs who are waiting for us. I also went through the house and boxed up some more of the decor that I inherited with the house and next year I will be on the hunt again for new things. We may have the chance to rent our home for a month or more to some people that we know so we are making sure the house is extra organzied and neat.
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• United States
I know how you feel and why you are leaving so soon. My brother is flying home tomorrow. He shipped a huge box home and is shipping his Florida convertible home for summer use. We still have two weeks and two days left, but who's counting. Lol! As much as I love it down here, I can't wait to see my kids, grandkids, and Doodles!!!!
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• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
@dianneN Bet Doodles and the family are eagerly awaiting your return. II would never be ale to leave Marty than long. Thus I m impressed that you could stay away that amount of time! Hope your husband, and you have a safe trip when you two venture north.
I was just going to ask you if you rent out your place when you are not there? That is good that you may get to rent it out to some people you know. I am sure it is hard to leave but like you said your kids and dogs are waiting for you so it will be nice to be back home again.
• Portland, Connecticut
We used to rent it for anywhere from 3 to 6 months over the cold weather, but when we started to use it ourselves it became harder. This is a grandma who wants to visit her son and grandkids for a longer period of time but of course, she can't have Jan-March which is when we are here.
• Toronto, Ontario
That will be super for you! I'm sure you're sad to leave Florida and you are still coming back to some iffy weather north! I feel like you've been going South for quite a while- How long have you been going down to your place?