Outside of numerous getaways, I had never left the neighborhood I grew up in.
I imagine this is not considered exactly normal these afternoons.
Most of my children plus their peers at least moved someplace else for at least a while. I have lived in two homes. The first was my parents house where I was raised. The third being the house I raised my family in. Those homes are within 10 miles of each other in the same town. Just opposite ends. I have weathered 66 long, chilly winters in this town. The Heating plus Air Conditioning gas furnace has been a constant companion my entire life. The familiar smell of it blowing heated air through our ducts is burned in my olfactory memory. And there it will stay because I don’t think I will legitimately experience gas furnace heated air again. After all those years, I have moved. It wasn’t as tough a decision as I thought it would be. I lost my husband a few years ago so, it seemed love the right time to go south. One of my children lives down south. I was able to find a little chalet not too far away from him. It’s perfect here. The weather is simply the best. While the Summer can get genuinely sizzling, the other 9 months of the year are perfect. My little chalet also comes with a sun room! I have always wanted 1 of those. I get up at dawn every morning to sip Dunkin Donuts Coffee plus watch the charming colors of the sunrise. And the sun room has its own ductless Heating plus Air Conditioning heating plus cooling program so, I am comfortable no matter the temperature.