Sunday, December 23, 2012

Until we meet again....

Hi!  This is Karen......Steve has been "hogging" the blog, and I finally got a chance to speak! :-)

Over the past week or so, we have both been treated to lunches and dinners from friends and coworkers wishing us well in retirement and in the adventures that lie ahead for us on the open road. (We seriously need to diet after we leave! LOL!).  We have both been blessed to have worked with amazing people during our careers, and have formed friendships that will hopefully last for many years to come.

Cards We've Received

Since we both have family in the area, we will be back to visit from time to time.  I am keeping my Virginia dental hygiene license, so while we are here, I can maybe earn a little money as well.  We will reconnect with friends while we are in the area, so it really isn't "goodbye", but more of "until we meet again...."

We are down to our last week here in Virginia.  As Steve has mentioned in the previous post, we are trying to find space for things that we brought from the house.  We both had to part with things that meant a lot to us at the time, but as time has passed, we have hardly missed those items.  I think it will take a year or so of fulltiming to see what we actually need, and then we will purge some more. This will definitely be a work in progress.....

As I write this, I am cooking our Christmas turkey breast in the convection/microwave in our coach.  (I am still trying to get the hang of that thing!).  Due to our personal schedule and Steve's work schedule, I am preparing our dinner early, and will enjoy it during the week ahead, before our trip to South Dakota.  I thought we would have had more time to relax once we had sold the house, but that has not been the case.  There have been a lot of loose ends to wrap up before we leave.

"Until we meet again"......thanks for stopping by, and feel free to leave a comment!


  1. In no time you'll be doing so many things, you'll wonder how you ever had time to do anything when you were working.

    Good luck stowing all the things. We're still learning how to fit things in. :c)

    Looking forward to meeting you again (and again) on the road.

  2. I'm sad to see you all go, but I know you've planned for this a long time. Thanks for not making it permanent, but just until we meet again. Mom

  3. How exciting! Merry Christmas from Key West! Looking forward to seeing you guys on the road!

  4. Like Paul said ... this lifestyle makes one wonder how we had time to do anything while we were working. The days just fly by ... a sign that we're enjoying ourselves, of course.

  5. Retired!! Wow- envious and a bit jealous here, but it is exciting that you two are off on this brand new chapter of your lives- just don't forget where Virginia is! :-)