Sunday, February 27, 2011

A New Chapter

Between Facebook and my other blog I forgot that those of you who follow me here have no idea what is going on in my life right now. It took an email from Mary Warren at Mary's Musings to point this out to me. Thanks Mary! Here's what has been going on, with a little background information.

Way back in March of last year, based solely on pictures and a quick walk through by my sister-in-law, we bought a mobile home in Orlando, Florida. It was too good a deal to pass up but we were still at least two years from our plan to retire.

In April I had surgery on my foot to correct a previous surgery. My mother became very ill. I did not heal as I should have. Fast forward to July and while still on crutches I fell and broke the other side of my foot. We finally got to Florida to see our new place but being in a wheel chair we couldn't do much while we were here. We crunched numbers and made a new plan to retire at the end of the year. I went back to work in September in much pain but determined to work to the end of the year so our finances would be in order. Mom got better. Life improved.

In late October it was determined that I would have to have more surgery. It was put off until mid December which fit with the plans we had already made. Surgery went well and it was determined that I was allergic to the plate used in the earlier surgery. I felt better almost immediately. We would have been all set except -

We didn't get out of Snowville fast enough! My husband gave himself a hernia shoveling. So now it was his turn to have surgery. That went well but we had to count on others for snow removal and it snowed every day.

He finally was released by his doctor the last week in January and we hit the road. Made it as far south as Syracuse before we were stopped by snow - in the south. It's been bad everywhere this year! We finally arrived in Orlando at the very end of January.

It took a couple of weeks to get internet access. And as with any new place we are doing repairs and making changes. The weather here has been perfect so there has also been a lot of doing nothing but enjoying it! My husband seems to be completely healed. I'm getting around better everyday.

As for genealogy I have had some time to do a little work. Nothing exciting and mostly eliminating possibilities rather than making any new and wonderful discoveries. Once we got back online I had several emails for information and have poked around on those lines some.

I have no idea when I'll get back to regular posts here but we are starting to feel settled, so I expect it will be soon.

Thanks for following along!


GrannyPam said...

Glad to see a post here, and is is a good synopsis.

Hope everything continues to improve and the rest of the winter flies by.

Michelle Goodrum said...

It's good to hear from you. I had been wondering...I'm glad you are enjoying Florida and the warmer weather. It's a good place to be to heal at this time of the year.

Unknown said...

Glad to see all is ok. I was worried. You've gone though a lot the last year! Thanks for the link back.

Donna Hague Wendt said...

Hope you continue to heal and can enjoy your new home. Snowville was a hard place to exist sometimes, I'm sure. No wonder my gggrandparents fled the Jamestown/Chautauqua Co. NY area to eventually end up in Los Angeles. Aloha, Donna Wendt

Gini said...

Best wishes to you and hubby in your new home. I am so glad to hear that you both are healing and life is becoming a bit more settled once again.

We all will be here always waiting for you Apple. Rest, heal and enjoy!

Jennifer McFadden said...

Hi Apple! I found your blog today and wanted to say hi. I hope you continue to heal.

Greta Koehl said...

Glad to hear that health and life in general are improving and that you have internet access! It proves that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

Hi Apple,
Glad everything is looking up for you and that you are away from the snow for the winter.

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Nancy said...

Oh, Apple, what a time you and your husband have had! I hope things go well from here on. Congratulations on your new home in a new state. I hope all goes well. Take care.

Ken Spangler said...

So glad to hear things are starting to look up for you! Sometimes life just takes us on a ride and all we can do is just hold on tight! :-)
I wish you all the best in your new endeavors and look forward to hearing more from you in the future!
God be with you,

Travis LeMaster said...

Wow, you've had quite a bit going on. Glad to hear all is ok.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Thanks for the update! You've been very busy. Take care and we'll see you when things get settled a bit.

Kerry Scott said...

Holy cow---that is a LOT of stuff to deal with in one year. Glad to hear things seem to be on the upswing. You deserve a nice, quiet 2011!


Good Grief! Well, you can't say you lead a boring life. Here's to many happy, warm days ahead. :)

Ginger Smith said...

So glad to hear you made it to sunny Florida! I'm sure you and Husband will love it! Looking forward to reading more posts when you get back on your feet.