New Home

Ready, Set, Done

Our ten-minute free-write is back! Have no mercy on your keyboard as you give us your most unfiltered self (feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).

Will we ever be finished unpacking all these damn boxes? We have been here a month today and it’s still a mess. Oh, we have been busy. Kitchen had to be just right. Or at least that was my wife’s first priority. Mine….to get MY den in shape. Not done yet!

Cats are getting accustomed to their new environment. They know  where their food dish is and where to poop.

Still have to clear off the kitchen table in order to read the morning paper and have my two cups of coffee.

New subdivision! We are not even on any GPS system. Try telling contractors how to get to your house when you barely know how to get there.  As usual we know most of our neighbor’s pets by their name before we can place the owner’s name.

A 55 and over community! All I see is a bunch of old people. And golf carts! They are everywhere. Ok, I admit we purchased a used one ourselves. I even went to the market this afternoon and drove my golf cart. One thing we will save money on is gas. We seldom get outside the compound. You can go to the grocery store, drug store, barber, and even restaurants without leaving the community on your little old golf car. Even have to get insurance, and a safety inspection to be legal. And then there is GOLF. I gave that up 30 years ago and still what did I do. You got it. I purchased a new set of golf clubs.

On the plus side we have made more friends here in the first thirty days than we did in 18 years in our old home.

My time is up!








4 thoughts on “New Home

  1. everythingelse21 October 24, 2014 / 10:08 am

    You run into Travolta yet?

    He has a house in Ocala somewhere, or maybe I should call it a Compound (with airstrip).

    I just moved from Central Florida to the Raleigh area a month ago. Did I pass you going the other way on i95?


    • Danny James October 24, 2014 / 11:01 am

      Not yet! But he lives in Atherton just a few miles away. Apparently doesn’t hang out in the places I do. We moved from Cary NC to Ocala; must have passed somewhere on I-95!


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  2. loisajay October 24, 2014 / 6:51 am

    Had to laugh about knowing the pet’s names before you can place the owner’s name. So thankful some things remain as they should!


    • Danny James October 24, 2014 / 11:03 am

      True. Walking yesterday we said hello to Casper but couldn’t think of the owner’s name.



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