Jan 052023

I was going to say that we are headed home today, but then I had to stop and ask myself if that was accurate. Technically, I guess our house in Florida is still our home, since most of our stuff is there, our mail is still going there, and our drivers’ licenses and license plates are still from Florida. But in about two weeks we will hopefully have most of the moving done and our house here in Alabama will be home. So, are we going home or are we leaving home?

I’m not sure, but whatever you choose to call it, we are headed back to Florida today. We are towing the empty cargo trailer back to refill it for our next trip. We pick up our U-Haul truck on the 13th and I will drive it, towing my Mustang on a car hauler, while Terry drives the pickup, pulling the trailer. Based upon how much we were able to get in the trailer this trip, I think we may be able to get most everything from the Florida house in one trip.

Either way, after that we will still have to go back at least once more to pick up the Pacifica and whatever is left in the house. Hopefully we won’t need the trailer for that.

We spent about half of the day yesterday at the new house, hanging clothes in the closets and organizing some of the stuff we put in the garage from the trailer. It had poured rain for part of the day before and then again much of the night, so the ground around here is saturated. I managed to slip in a muddy spot and go down, twisting my already trashed back in the process, which was not a pleasant experience.

Son Travis and his wife were there to help us, and they wandered around the property for a while and checked out the old barn on the back of the pasture.

They took a picture of this brooding hen sitting on a clutch of eggs in one corner of the barn. Justin and Crystal, the former owners, had a bunch of chickens and a few are still there. Travis and Geli collected sixteen eggs (not from the broody hen) from the coops, which, given the price of eggs these days, will offset some of our moving expenses.

Travis is looking forward to helping Terry put in a garden come springtime. I don’t eat many vegetables, but they have promised me lots of strawberries, so I’m good with that.

I don’t know if I will post a blog tomorrow. It will depend on how the day’s traveling goes. But if not, I will, once we get back to Florida and get a good night’s rest.

Thought For The Day – The best things in life either make you fat, drunk, or pregnant.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  4 Responses to “Are We Headed Home?”

  1. Sweet Home, Alabama!

  2. So excited for you 🙂 Thank you for sharing your adventures you make my day every time I read your blog

  3. Amy and I are really excited for you two. Congrats again on the new place.

  4. Don’t forget to fill the Mustang, inside and in the trunk with stuff your moving. Every available space helps.

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