We got the house!

We are presently in Florida at our new townhouse. It is more beautiful in person, but that said, it is a lot of work. Work, meaning, buying appliances and getting utilities hooked up, etc. I know that most people would love to have that as a problem, furnishing and starting up a second home. I think about that a lot. How did we manage it? Can we manage it? Will we manage it. We will. Part of the equation of the “how”, is that we have no children. That gave us the ability to save money. Secondly, as we are both in retirement, we were able to get pensions from our jobs, and social security as well. We choose careers and occupations over the years that had a definied pension plan as well as one with matching savings into a 401K, and tried to be prudent, without sacrificing. That plus we have always cooked our own meals, and never eat out. If you know me personally you know I am a bit of a spendthrift, and love “things” “stuff”, and “traveling” and Secret Lentil (look her up on Etsy). So, somehow, magically I ended up in Florida with my husband. He takes great nature pictures and Florida is the place for him. (check out dah_professor on Flickr). We haven’t been able to “enjoy” the outdoors yet, because we are trying to get stuff ready for our next trip down with more stuff. We are painting, changing out locks, that sort of thing. Oh, and in September it is 90 degrees out…so that puts a bit of a crimp in my walking the neighborhood. Soon it will cool down…or so they tell me.


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