Auburndale, FL (Hi 97 Lo 75)
O'Fallon, IL (Hi 88 Lo 71)
Sunday June 13: My sis picked me up at 8am on Sunday for our trip to Florida to get our stuff sorted for the movers on June 16. She comes to Florida every summer for a couple weeks to clean and have do things to her house in Okeechobee. She's going to help me with the house then I'll go to her place for the night and leave to fly back on Saturday. We didn't have much traffic.
As we were traveling we talked about where did we notice changes in Jim. Our friend Lessie and Ed thought about it too. In December last year he was changing words. He was also complaining a lot more about little things which is totally out of character. He slept more especially in March and April. So we figure subtle little things were going on that we missed. Then the slurring got worse fast. He also acted like he couldn't hear me or understand what I was trying to say. Would be do something different if would have known? It's hindsight that gets you thinking, it might not be just "old age".
We stopped for the night just north of Montgomery. We're in Clanton, AL and in motel called the INN at Clanton. Shoney's next door had great dinner and breakfast is free.
The second day was just as good, with very little traffic, even for a Monday. The route she takes is all 4 lanes and good pavement. No semi's like the major highways. We had a great day, and less waiting but bad meals on the two days. No matter where you go the quality just isn't there anymore. We hit rain about the time we got to Haines City and missed our turn to come in by Polk City. We got to our place at 6:00.
We hit the ground running on Tuesday morning. We're sorting what stays, what goes and take to Goodwill. Sis Doris, and Ed and Lessie when they got here took different areas. I would say what goes with me and we made piles. I have to think about what I want, I'm going into a smaller place. I'm going to miss the lake and the birds, but where we're going they have a smaller lake and birds that come in during the summer. In some ways I won't miss the Florida place, always a fear of hurricanes.
We heard from the movers and verified what I was taking. I added a few things and they adjusted the price. I had several calls between the company I to get it right. Moving and Storage Squad have been super great so far. (Click on the photos to enlarge).
Ed worked on getting the mother boards out of old laptops.
Doris and I sorting bowls.
I have 35 puzzles to do.
Lessie is holding up our RV traveling map.
We're getting the summer rains. Everyday it rains in the afternoon, and the humidity is high. I won't miss that at all. My sis and I aren't sleeping at night. Our minds are running at top speed. I got a text from Frank that is with his dad in PT. He's walking better. He looks great. They're hoping to get his strength back before next week's chemo and radiation treatments.
At the airport. It looked like this at all six gates.