Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Just like the pilgrims, our search is over. And, we're probably just as surprised as they were when they first hit the shore in America. Our ship was out there, floundering around for months. We knew we had to find a new home, one that would make us feel free and happy, the owners once again of our own lives. We had endured a cruel, harsh Winter and as we sailed through it, it was hard to keep the final destination in sight. With the knowledge that we have a lease on our lovely apartment that will expire in July, we set out from our comfort zone and embarked on the journey that would eventually lead us to what we call our "Five Year Plan:". We could have stayed on, signed for another year and thrown thousands of hard-earned dollars into the bucket of an already overly-endowed land lord. It would have been so easy but also so bad for us. Another Winter surely will come. But, there was greater motivation. We live in a lovely setting, we have a great view from the back of our apartment, onto a pond where we see ducks and turkeys and birds, so many birds. From the front of our apartment, the view is entirely different. We see old people, a parking lot, garages filled with cars, most of them silver or grey, that never, ever move. I can't help but feel that we are surrounded by people who are just passing time, waiting to die. They never go anywhere, their cars, parked in the garages attest to that. Rarely does one see a light on through a window in the evenings, making it possible to imagine that everyone has turned in, called it a day, before the sun has set. We're simply not ready to be a part of this scene and so.........we're moving. A nice condo awaits us, on the opposite side of the Cape, in another town. We'll be home-owners again and we're very, very happy.Very happy.