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Mac Attack

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Soon to be retired
« on: Mar 25, 2022, 03:47 PM »
Wow!
Things are moving quickly.

As some of you know, we have sold the lake place on Erie.
We have a sizeable deposit, and the buyer should have the rest in the next couple weeks.
We have moved 99.5% of our belongings from out there home.
We are going out there tomorrow to inspect the place and clean things up a little for the new owners.

My son Jeff is buying the house, and we have a tentative closing date of 4/27/22

I just returned from buying a 12' enclosed trailer that we will use to move out things to Florida.
Not sure if one trip will do it, but we will see how good Donna is at throwing crap out.   ;)

We leave a week from next Wednesday for Florida.
We are taking the motorhome down for a short 2.5 week vacation.
We will be towing Donna's SUV behind it.
We will leave the motorhome down there and drive back in her SUV.

The plan then is to start going thru 43 years of accumulation and decide what goes with, what stays with Jeff or the other 2 kids, and what gets tossed.
With the trailer here, we can slowly start filling it with things that need to go.
If it fills before the end of October, we have to make a decision.
Make a trip down and offload, or trim the load.
We will see.

And then there is the boat...........
I will drag that out of storage and get it ready to sell after we get back from Florida.
Jeff wants to fish a few times before we sell.
We'll see.
It will sell quickly I am sure.

Tick Tock

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #1 on: Mar 25, 2022, 04:00 PM »
Sounds like a great plan Mac.  Congratulations to you and your bride..👍👍
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own.....<br />Strangers stopping strangers just to shake there hand...<br />\"Dying is the easy part. Learning how to live is the hard part....\"

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #2 on: Mar 25, 2022, 04:26 PM »
Won’t be long. Can’t recommend it more. Conquer life’s requirements and move on to doing what you want.

Spent the day with an individual who had his career in software design. He was bartering time for firewood as we cut up a downed ash tree. His take was, he’d had enough of the stress and corporate life. He’ll be part of the crew in a few weeks and seems very excited. A really nice guy. We’ll be glad to have him around…….if he can mow….

Just don’t forget how important it is to have work to do and people to socialize with. Those are the essence of life. Those who go into reclusion don’t last very long.
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That’s the way that the world goes round”
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #3 on: Mar 31, 2022, 02:48 AM »
Mac    Good luck with the Move/downsizing, That has to be the worlds worst Job.  I retired and am still moving, and down sizing. seems to never end.  Bought a small farm in Tennessee, and amazed at how close places like Florida are, having spent so much time in Colorado, and West.
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #4 on: Mar 31, 2022, 05:44 AM »
Mac congrats on retiring good luck with your move. Hope to see pics of fish from florida.

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #5 on: Mar 31, 2022, 06:32 PM »
Mac, congrats and best wishes on your retirement. May you have many happy trips and good times ahead.

Bart

Mac Attack

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #6 on: Apr 05, 2022, 10:50 PM »
Thanks guys.
We leave for Florida tomorrow about noon or so.
The motorhome is packed, and Donna's Escape is loaded on the tow dolly.
Her SUV is loaded too.
We took the opportunity to pack as much of our other personal belongings into the basement storage of the motorhome and the SUV to save on the move in the Fall when we head down there for good.
I put my pellet smoker in the SUV and about twelve 20# bags of pellets.
I reserved a storage facility down there where we will unload it all.
We have an appt on Friday morning at a place about an hour west of Atlanta for some suspension upgrades I want done.
The place has a fenced in area out back where they allow motorhomes and semis to park overnight and dry camp.
We will get there Thursday night.
They even gave us the WiFi password for the place.
Nice people.
We expect to get into North Port, FL midafternoon on Saturday.
We will stay 2 weeks and drive the Escape home, leaving the motorhome down there.
Should be a fun trip.

I packed poles of course - I'll post pics.   8)

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #7 on: Apr 06, 2022, 04:34 AM »
Have a safe trip Mac.
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #8 on: Apr 06, 2022, 05:27 AM »
Safe travels Mac

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #9 on: Apr 06, 2022, 06:11 AM »
Congrats and travel safe....h2l

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #10 on: Apr 06, 2022, 07:04 AM »
Safe travels Mac!
BTW, I hope the holding tank was empty before you left…your going to need all the room you can get after eating that hamburger helper!!! LOL

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #11 on: Apr 06, 2022, 08:13 AM »
Safe travels Mac!
BTW, I hope the holding tank was empty before you left…your going to need all the room you can get after eating that hamburger helper!!! LOL


Yup!!!

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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #12 on: Apr 06, 2022, 11:02 AM »
Leaving




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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #13 on: Apr 06, 2022, 07:05 PM »
Congrats and have a safe trip!
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Re: Soon to be retired
« Reply #14 on: Apr 06, 2022, 09:10 PM »
Finally found a rest stop with room.  We are about 30 miles into Kentucky.  The plan was to stop at M34 rest stop on I71, just north of Cinci.
Packed!!!
Tried a Flying J - same.
Hit the next rest stop as you get across the river and into Kentucky and it too was packed.
Crazy!!!
I pulled into a truck weigh station maybe 15 miles further south and we found a spot to spend the night.
I have a stiff Maker’s Mark and water and heated up some dinner.
Watching the 70’s Show off the antenna.
Running the generator tonight.
All is well.




 



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