Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Been a while ay...I have issues...

 Can I do it, don't know, but I'm willing to try...
right now I find myself living in a manufactured home
in Florida, trying to decide if I want to live there
full time...my issue is, do I want to sell my beloved shack
and live in Florida full time...






 I don't like living in mobile homes, especially
in hurricane country, so today I have an appointment
to look at this fixer-upper...

 It sits on a quarter acre of land by a lake...

It has room for a tropical garden to be planted,
fruit trees and the solitude that I require...
but the quandary lies in the fact that I love
my pink shack, but in reality, at age 67, do I
or can I continue to care-take the land while
living in Florida part time...or do I just want
to do Florida full time...oh the decisions...

5 comments:

donna baker said...

Now that is a decision. I know you lived in FL before and that sure looks good. I know I can't pick which to choose, but for me I'd be in FL. While you are still able, you can recreate that what you have in IA. Wait too long, and that won't be an option. Did the same thing a year and a half ago and I'm very happy. Hope you are well and remember, change is good.

suzeeez said...

I say " Go for it " .....Your new home in Florida will be just as cool as your " Pink Shack " ...... Paint your new home pink too ! Good luck to you .

racheld said...

How delightful to see you pop up on my sidebar!! I put you on just a little while ago, in hopes that the July 2016 post was not to be all of this fun, interesting, oh-so-addictive blog I've stumbled into. I looked just now at the almost-unfamiliar title, and then, "ARMADILLO BASKET!!" You could practically see the glow from the light bulb (mine).

I cannot speak for anyone else on the move to Florida, but we moved from Mississippi to the Heartland 26 years ago, and I LOVE it, Winters, slush, blizzards, and all. So after so many years in the TOO SUNNY for me South, I'm in heaven with this Indiana weather and the changings of season and the colours of FALL and all the wonders which are a real October.

But to leave that dear House---that gracious, welcoming PINK shining across the field all draped in green veiling---with all the memories and memorabilia and echoes of your life---that's going to be a hard decision. I love all your accomplishments in that house, all your acquisitions and creations, and can't imagine packing up or parting with a single item. Even though I'm now, at a more advanced age, freely parting with and tossing out and sending to Goodwill and practically accosting folks passing on the sidewalk to come take some of this STUFFFF.

Donna up above is a good online friend, and I'd gone to boast of having found a wonderful place she'd just LOVE, for you two are SO similar in tastes and ideas and fun things to do and collect. She wrote right back that she saw you first, and how much she'd also missed your writing and sharing.

Best thoughts while you ponder your decision---I know whatever you choose will be fabulous.

rachel

Bohemian said...

Having moved thru that most difficult decision myself for similar reasons, and finally parting with Old Historic Bohemian Valhalla which I will always Love and Miss terribly, I too had to take the plunge. Oh your Shack is so Wonderful I know you will agonize over this one my Friend... and that's Okay... saying Good-Bye and moving on is never easy... I Pray you will come to a Peace about when the Time is right and you should come to your final decision. Big Hugs while you contemplate and meditate upon it... Dawn... The Bohemian

Susie said...

Sharon, I actually thought of you yesterday...so I came to check your blog...gee girl, I did not know you were in Florida. At 67 that sounds like a great place to be...no more bad snows , cold,well you know the lists. You can paint the new place pink and put out some flamingos. Keep things in bright colors, so you can spot gaters. You could fish the lake. I wish you the very best, which ever way you decide. I know you are brave and can do just about anything. Blessings, xoxo, Susie