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JACKIEPEN
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DH just announced, "Truck's sold" and I shivered.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


It's an emotional reaction from me - we are in the final phase of this part of our life. Our life in Puerto Rico where we've been living for the last 9 winters (6 - 8 months a year). We've become Puerto Rican citizens, have PR drivers licence and ID's and tons of friends (both Puerto Rican and Gringos), but now will be moving back to the states and to become residents of Florida.

When we moved here we started a small boat rental business with 5 boats. Now two are sold and gone, 1 will go today the other two are promised. Then our business of 9 years will be closed.

DD will arrive tomorrow to help us sell our excess in a garage sale. What doesn't sell we'll put on the sidewalk and it will be taken away by needy and not so needy people, but will be put to use.

We will mail personal possessions - mostly books and clothing - and on May 2 leave with our dog, and the maximum suitcases allowed on the plane.

We are not done tho. Our guesthouse has not sold. We have a summer manager to work at the guesthouse and we will continue to take reservations and tend to customers for it over internet and telephones. If it is not sold by November we'll be back to manage it, but will not have a vehicle, personal junk, etc. and not have the emotional move of this month.

We will not buy in FL until the GH is sold - tears are in our eyes, and excitment in our hearts and all the time - losing weight is on my mind!!!

Thank you for listening...

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  • JACKIEPEN
    Today as I write - it is 2016 - to let you know... We didn't find a place we liked in FL. so explored AZ and within two weeks bought a home. Then our Guesthouse sold. (2 years on the market at the low time in real estate.) We kept a summer cabin in MN and for the last 9 years have lived the lives of snowbirds and LOVE it! We are both 80 this year so ...in the back of our mind we wonder how long we can live this life of moving twice a year - and each year gets harder although our 5 kids help us in MN... and the AZ home is easier to move into...we'll see...

    Also, DH has maintained his weight at 202 (great for him). And, I still have about 10 pounds I'd like to get rid of ...
    115 days ago
  • JAZZYWAFER
    Hi again Jackie. I was so moved by this blog. It all must be a bit unsettling. It will be difficult to leave all those friends behind. I am sure by now you have moved and all is well. Hopefully you are able to make new friends and find that the new phase is wonderful.
    3102 days ago
  • JANDJRICHES
    I can feel the wrenching at your heart strings Jackie, but it seems as if you think itís time to move on.. Look to-wards the bright lights on the horizon, thereís a fresh start and a new life ahead and waiting there for you.. Good luck with it all.
    Joan from Australia
    3112 days ago
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