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Robin's Roost - rest your feathers!

What a difference a month can make! We have recovered from our bout with Covid, although my eldest sister, who has a host of health problems, is still experiencing debilitating fatigue that is preventing her from doing her hospice work. I am hopeful she will fully recover over time. We had numerous staff changes at work and after much consideration I decided it was in my best interest health-wise to end my DROP time before it was supposed to end. My original retirement date was 2/28/2023, it is now 10/31/2022. I am hoping getting out of the current work situation will ease my continuing-to-rise blood pressure and things will settle down. Not surprisingly, there is a bit of panic from some quarters at work because, in spite of my saying for the past 2 years that they need to get someone in for me to train, that never happened. So now there is some mad-dash scramble going on to distribute my work among 3 other people and I a writing up process documents for each activity I do. Since I am also taking a vacation in October to go to my niece's wedding in Michigan, my remaining time is even further reduced, which is fine with me, but causing some consternation with others.

Back in March my younger sister and her husband drove down in their new-to-them-but-very-used motor home for spring break. We drove over to see them where they were staying in Alabama and that got us thinking about having a motor home of our own for our travels post-retirement. We started doing research, looked at some while we were in Michigan in July, looked at some down here, drove over to Panama City to look at some, out to Midway to look at others, and then we found a promising one over in Starke. We drove over to look at it and decided it was a perfect "starter home" for us. It is a Thor Freedom Elite, 2016, 1 prior owner (a mechanic who took great care of it), and the guy was asking below market value to get it to move quickly. We arranged the financing and went over the end of August to pick it up. For now, it is living in the yard, but we plan to get a carport for it. It was very amusing to me how small it looked on the lot and how HUGE it looked pulling in the driveway. Our first adventure will be driving up for my niece's wedding. I don't see us living the RV life and being on the road all the time - all my plants would die! But I do see us packing up the small dog pack and heading out for adventures from time to time. I have a dream of seeing all of the National Parks, and after 10/31 we may start working on that.

Is anyone else ready for fall? I am finding the air-you-can-wear weather trying and I am ready for the Florida summer to release its death-grip and let in some cooler drier air. I want to open the windows!

This month our monthly dinner will be at the Red Lobster. Years ago, I recall we visited this place on occasion, but it has been a LONG time since we were there! Unlike last month's location, I know for certain it DOES have indoor dining. I was thinking it also might be time for another group-sponsored dinner event. We can talk about it over dinner this month. A return to Osaka? Someplace else? Thoughts? And if there is something YOU would like to see on our monthly calendar, feel free to make suggestions, the group welcomes ideas and trying new things. With fall coming, we may get some outdoor walks back on the calendar too.

Stay safe everyone, and I hope to see you soon!

Robin

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