In my post ‘home with our colors.‘, I wrote the following –
Tomorrow is the day the new owners take possession of this house, our home for the past 13 ½ years. The house is empty except those items that we are leaving behind for the new owners.
In m post ‘I will be there soon, Pensacola‘, I wrote the following –
Our new temporary home will be located in walking distance from the beach of the Gulf of Mexico. The beach, sun & water should make for a great combination when it comes time for me to recover from my next surgery.
In today’s post, I write the following –
We arrived this past Wednesday at our new temporary home in Pensacola, Florida. Today we are settling into our new location and becoming accustomed to the new 5th wheel way of living. We are running errands for groceries and finding the locations for the gym and clinic where I will have my first appointment with my primary care manager on Monday. This weekend we plan to visit with Gary’s younger brother and his mom who lives with him. They live about an hour away and Gary and I are looking forward to seeing them. We plan to celebrate Gary’s birthday that was this past Tuesday. Roxy has settled well into the new routine, home and location. In the RV park, she has to wear a leash and this restricts her from where she can go explore – something she is not accustomed to. Remember she had her own backyard oasis that she explored without a limiting leash.
Our new way of living will be different and an adjustment time is needed. The last house was 3,800 sp. ft. and now we are living in about 300 sq. ft. I will be honest with you, I like my space and time alone and this is not easy in a 5th wheel. But I know over time, adjustments will be made by Gary and myself and our new living arrangements will be good for both of us. The different living arrangement and location was needed for both of us.
Our new way of living also brings more ‘let’s do’ time and less ‘have to’ time. I no longer ‘have to’ clean a pool on a daily basis. I no longer ‘have to’ trim bushes and grass, mow a lawn and water plants. I no longer ‘have to’ clean 4 bathrooms and clean a 3,800 sq. ft. house. We now ‘let’s do’ a quite walk along the beach. We now ‘let’s do’ take time to explore a new area. We now ‘let’s do’ have a relaxing life in an area with less traffic and less noise.
So for today, we learn a new way of living in our new home in our new location.
More ‘let’s do’ time and less ‘have to’ time.