Saturday, October 8, 2016

I DID IT!


The excitement of returning to Lake Oswego, Oregon is constant. My mind is preoccupied with what needs to happen there.  And what has to happen here before I depart.  I've started a list of things that need to fly home with me.  After a few days of this .... there is not much!  In fact, I think I can get everything back in just two suitcases!

I checked with my new tenant to see if they could make a weekly trip over to check on things until they move in.  And she agreed to ship me anything I may forget.  Today I cancelled my return flight to Maui.  My return to my little family is December 14.

There are a few things I can sell on Craigslist.  So much to donate or recycle.  Quite a few things on the Honey Do list so Lisa has a tip top place to start.

Will I miss Maui?  OF COURSE!  I lingered longer in the outdoor shower today.  Will I still be able to use my homemade sugar scrub when sharing a bathroom with the babies?  Hope so.  I will surely miss the sunshine and will have to up my Vitamin D intake.  Oregon gets a lot of fresh fish but I do think it is fresher here. Fresh produce markets are open daily here.  The flora and fauna is forever ingrained in my memory.  The scent of the ocean is such a bonus.

I have a few circles of friends here that have helped me become the almost balanced widow that I try to be.  Yet my condo neighborhood is a closer bunch and even with my pink flowered cane, I can walk to visit anyone there.

I'm heading home.  For good long while.

12 comments:

  1. I'm sure the trade-off of being around to help raise your grandsons will be appreciated and rewarded. One day you'll be back in Maui and in the meantime you take the best part back with you---your memories of Ralph and your time together there.

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    1. Life is filled with compromises? For the past three years I've changed my mind about where to live ... this is the best solution ever. And it's still my retirement fund!

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  2. You seem organized and at peace with your decision. You will never regret spending precious time with your grands. They grow up so fast.

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    1. Looking forward to the cuteness ... as well as the good, the bad, and the ugly!

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  3. You're following your heart back to Oregon. I'll bet these last two months in Maui will be sweet, but being back home will be sweeter!

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    1. These two months I will be a real tourist!

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  4. I had a terrible time just deciding whether or not to move to the other end of town, a half hour way. I can't image how hard it was for you to make the decision you did. The best part, to me is, you can undo it if you want.

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    1. Keeping the Maui house made this crazy idea possible. As long as Lisa is willing to rent, I've got it made. When she moves on, them the tough decisions begin!

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  5. It's good you are keeping and rent your Maui house. Never a lack of income with that. When the grands get older and no longer need you or have time for you--you can head back to Maui to stay. :-)

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    1. Yep! That's my plan!! What teenage boy wouldn't want to visit Grandma in Maui ... for summer vacation!

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  6. Sounds like you've made the right decision for your present, plus you've been able to keep your options open in the future.

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