Backwards Snowbirds? – Part II

I wanted to thank everyone who wrote in with opinions on safe (and unsafe) cities in Florida! I’ve made a list of the recommended city names that were sent in:

WEST (we’re primarily looking at the Keys as well as cities on the Gulf side)

  • Florida Keys – any of them
  • Ft. Myers Beach
  • South of Tampa (NOT Tampa)
  • Naples
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Sanibel / Captiva
  • Longboat Key
  • St. Petersberg Beach
  • Clearwater
  • Fort Walton Beach
  • Emerald Coast

  • Cocoa Beach
  • St. Augustine
  • Boca Raton
  • New Smyrna Beach
  • Pompano Beach
  • Broward County
  • Vero Beach
  • Bonita Beach

If you have any other recommendations for safe coastal cities in Florida, please send them along! In case you missed the ditty last week, we are relocating to Florida sometime in the next few months. We’re going to rent a place while we shop around for a home to buy and we are probably going to lease out our home in Bangor until the real estate market recovers a bit.

I had a very nice Mother’s Day! I spent eight hours sorting and packing Max and Mason’s belongings, including toys, books and clothes. I had NO idea those kids had so much stuff! I’m making a HUGE pile in the playroom of boxes containing items to sell at a garage sale. The trick is keeping the boys OUT of those boxes!!

My next project will be our closet. It’s small but I don’t think it’s been opened in a couple of years. I should just put on a blindfold, reach in, grab stuff, and drop it in a garbage bag. That way, I won’t be tempted to save any of it. 😉

This Week’s Maxism:

“I’ll be right back. I need to wax my ears.”

Hugs to all



Using Angela’s MEMORY TRIGGERS, recall memories that have been dormant for years, and record those memories in chronological order in your memory notebook. Using the memory notebook as your outline, write your autobiography! **Also works for biographies and memoirs.**