Michigan winters had begun to be too much for Bob's arthritis and he knew I loved Florida, so we were invited by a penpal of mine to move down here and stay with her and her husband while we found a place to live. We took her up on her sweet offer and came down in 1999 ( Bob retired in '95). We found an apt. the very next day but couldn't move in for 3 days so we stayed with her that length of time. We lived in apts. for 4 years then moved to a house that was way too small but stayed in it for 3 years, then moved to the house we have now. We've been here ever since. Bob misses Michigan but we'll never go back there to live.