To Georgia and Back…in Only Four Days!

To Georgia and Back…in Only Four Days!

Since you heard from us last week, we’ve already been to Georgia and back. We drove straight through both times. Ten hours on the road there…and ten hours back. Ug!!!

The inspection on the home we’re interested in went very well and we’re now waiting for the appraisal. Our daughter and her family already bought a house there, but haven’t yet moved completely in. We stayed at their new house, where there were already beds, living room furniture, dishes, and lots and lots of boxes.

While we were there, we bought them a housewarming gift at an antique store. I can’t tell you what it is yet (because she will read this) but, let me tell you, it’s real cutting edge! Heh…. They will see it when the move permanently next week. We are helping them load up the final UHaul this weekend.

It was extremely cold while we were there (compared to Florida). But, we’d taken our warm coats and fuzzy socks, and were able to walk through the neighborhood, which is extremely quiet – far more so than where they currently live, in Bradenton, Florida. We heard no traffic noise, no sirens…no nothing! Well, there was a flock of geese flying overhead that made quite a racket. At dusk, the frogs in a nearby pond started up a grand chorus. Heaven!! A dog barked at us but he then approached, and was very friendly.

This is the view from their kitchen window:

Our grandbabies are going to have a wonderful time romping through the yard there!! 🙂

For our potential new house, we’re in a holding pattern until after the appraisal but we don’t anticipate any problems. If we buy that house, we’ll be moving in May. I DETEST moving but I sure won’t mind leaving a place where there’s tons of traffic, noise, sirens, and, as of a few months ago, gunshots. I never in my life thought I’d live in a place where we’d hear gunshots at night. Yet, here we are! We did hear some gunshots near the house we’re looking at in Georgia but they were hunters, not criminals.


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  4. p  February 27, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    What a beautiful, peaceful view. My best wishes to your entire family in your new digs.

  5. jedidiah manowitz  February 27, 2021 at 11:43 am

    Really hope this house works out better than the previous 3-4 of them did.

  6. Barbara Morris  February 27, 2021 at 10:47 am

    It’s a delight to read about your moving experience. Just looking at your photo is restful. Imagine how colorful it will be in the fall. What a wonderful future to look forward to! Best of luck. Babara Morris

  7. El McMeen  February 27, 2021 at 3:59 am

    Thanks for the update and picture. Keep them coming!
    Don’t hurt yourselves in the move. Seriously. Be careful with lifting boxes.
    Pray for divine protection.


  8. DONNA J DEINES  February 26, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    You will have a pleasant life living out in the farming area. I miss it and myself I am moving around Jun – maybe. Gunshots here and they are criminals, not hunters or you could say the criminals were hunting someone here or getting away from a holdup. This use to be a nice place and no noise. Have fun and enjoy sitting on your porch and looking out on the grassy field and watch the deer roam and the sun set. Good luck.

  9. Sarah Bates  February 26, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Glad to learn you are putting roots down in soil again. Good luck on the move. Your boys can plants pumpkins again, too!

    Thanks for enclosed the photos. What a lovely setting.