But for now I am focusing on how to best spend my time with my college kid and the rest of the family and of course, my friends still living in the area. I am looking forward to going shopping at a real clothing store, a grocery store with more options, traveling more then 10 minutes and at more then 25 MPH. Everyone tells me it's a little strange going places and not knowing someone. I know here it seems no matter where you are you know someone or someone knows you and that's OK, although there are those days when you really just want to walk around incognito. We have to get really creative to do that around here.
I am starting to get the house ready for our guest/house sitter/pet sitter friend. Laundering and getting the clothes ready for travel. My plan is to take the bare necessities so I have room to bring back things I can't get here. I'm loading the iPods with music and T.V. shows the kids like, just in case we need to tame an angry child in the air plane. The kids are making plans too. The beach is not exactly what they're after, but the boardwalk goodies, the pool, family game night. It's all going to be great. We can't wait to leave the island for the first time in seven months.
OK, on to cleaning and prepping. We leave next week and have a lot to do before then.
See you all soon,