January 27, 2022

Temperature 75 Degrees

North meets South

We had new visitors from the frigid north, my sister Cindy, her husband Charlie and their dog Eddie. They reside in Wellsboro, PA and when they left this past Sunday it was 3 degrees with 3 inches of snow on the ground.

Unfortunately, they arrived here for some of the worse weather we have had in months. It is raw and overcast and decidedly chilly. I mean, we are looking at a low temperature on Sunday morning in the twenties. In terms of the weather we appear to be locked in a vicious cycle. One week we are enjoying sun and the seventies. The very next week the sky is gloomy and we struggle to get out of the sixties. Ah, winter in Florida. It still beats the likes of what others are going through up north.

Our visitors well be here for a few days before moving further south and then swinging toward the west and on toward Arizona. We’ve been looking forward to their visit for months. However, it is not a visit without its challenges.

Though I’m now on the mend from my brush with COVID, Ms. Barbara just tested positive herself today. Big time bummer. But we’re adapting. Everyone is wearing an N95 approved mask and keeping an appropriate distance from each other. Thankfully, our home has the room to allow us to do this. It sure does look funny, though, seeing everyone sitting around with a medical mask on. One would think we were all part of a medical team!

Come what may, we are going to make the best of things and have a good time together. We’ve already come up with some creative ways to have meals together. We’ll find ways to socialize at a safe distance so that we can really enjoy everyone’s’ company. I’m sure this time next year we’ll all look back at this and have good chuckle when we think of our COVID get together.

So life continues on The Road of Retirement. Overall, life is still good and we are blessed beyond measure. God is good all the time.

Thanks again for stopping by today  We always appreciate your company, and your comments and suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

Our continuing mission remains the same: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before


  1. The best part is your ability to still make the best of it. I hope you have a nice visit, and that Barb will recover quickly. I did kind of smile when I thought of you all wearing the masks and sitting far apart in your home. What crazy times we live in! When Dan got Covid, my daughter called me and suggested Dan and I isolate from each other. Separate bedrooms, towels, not eating together. I told her I would think about it. I know she meant well. Did we do it? No. At some point, it’s a bridge too far! Thanks heavens we are all vaccinated. God bless you all, and best wishes.


  2. Hope Barbara recovers quickly.. Now where are those pictures of you all with your masks?. 🤣🤣🤣 Enjoy your time together and hoping for warmer weather there and here.


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