We said our good-byes to the staff at the hotel where he always stays. They left a gift in our room while we were out for dinner. They know us fairly well now, and I think I'll miss having these "strangers" as friends. Our drive down was leisurely, but the drive back home was even more leisurely. We had a wonderful time and caught up with our son to have supper at home.
Now we find ourselves deciding what to do. We have plenty to do. We need to get the house we're in ready to sell this spring. We need to pare down to move into our smaller home, Gull Haven, that we have been having renovated/restored over the past 5 years. We spied it quite by accident on a coastal trip looking at another house. It has required a lot of work, as it was standing vacant for many years. It seems to be a much happier house - soon to be home - now.
Since the house is in a nice location with quite a nice ocean view, and it actually has a bathroom and heating system; we are hoping that the taxes won't make it impossible for a retired couple to reside there. If it is too expensive, we will just sell and move on. But for this summer...we are ON the ocean. Oh, yeah.
Seasoning seasons with joy
Donna JT Smith