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WE found another house we like even better in the same community, the one with the marina. We made an offer and it was accepted, closes on April 30th. So much going on one house closing on 4/19 so back we go to SC this Friday and then the reality begins. The house down here comes fully furnished, just what I need another house full of furniture, however, i already made a deal with a consignment shop here in Punta Gorda. they will take everything and even get rid of what they don’t want, like mattresses which by law they are not allowed to take. Some peace of mind with that scheduled for May 1st. I am nothing if not organized. Most of my furniture will work in the new house. We are taking it easy this week, it may be our last leisure week for awhile. My man just came into the lounge so i’ll be signing off. lot’s to fill him in on.



Can’t believe my house sold in 3 days. For full asking price, never in a million years did I think that was going to happen. The first house down here went in a week before we could even list ours. Found another in the same community and put in an offer yesterday. The owner doesn’t want to accept a contingency without keeping his house on the market. That puts us in a negative position, we could wind up outbid or have to find other funding, that’s how he offered the counter. We’ll stand with our original offer,he he may always change his mind. Worst case scenario I’d have to put my stuff in storage and continue to live on the boat. Fingers crossed he’ll reconsiders or we find something we like as much. This is definitely the community we want to be in, how could we not with the marina included. top of all this crazy I need 2 new caps so I’m in the process of getting that done. My new “teeth” will be in my mouth by 3/15 and we will head to SC and the work begins. God is this real!!!!! If I didn’t feel so numb I think I’d be having a full blown breakdown. That being said, give it to the Man Above, which I do however, why do I keep dwelling on it let go Rosemary… Let go and let God, isn’t that how it goes? Well my friends keep me in your prayers and I’ll keep you posted on the ADVENTURES OF RO & DON as they progress.


Hi All, on to our next adventure and life changes. Today I signed a listing agreement to sell my house in SC. We found a property in Punta Gorda that offers everything we could possibly wish for including a marina. There is a 2 million dollar club house with a library, billiards room, gathering room, stage for performances, bocci, shuffle board, horse shoes and most delightful, a marina. Don found this while searching around on line, just fooling with search engines and low and behold there appeared what seems like the perfect place for us to relocate. So God willing we will be putting in an offer if they accept a contingency to sell. We will be doing this tomorrow, some times things relating to property sales differ from state to state and i’m not sure how this condition will fly in FL. Otherwise, we had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, I made dinner and Don got me the most beautiful long stem roses, love them. Am I a bit nervous right now nah, more in state of shock. Never thought I’d be moving again or even thinking about it. This place just seems like the right move for us. Now it’s in God’s hands and that’s me letting go and giving it to HIM.


As I was saying we pretty much hit most of the good restaurants. We have been working with a Realtor, Kirk. Kirk has shown us some really nice villas in town and another community about 8 miles out of town. We will be going out with him again tomorrow to see some more 2BS, 2BA, Den,2car garage is what we are looking at and we have seen a few very nice ones in good communities. The HOA’s are much higher then what I pay now and the taxes are as well, which gives me thoughts on “do i really” want to leave SC??? OK my friends I’m off for a mani and pedi long overdue. Stay well and God Bless.


It’s been awhile since I last posted on my blog. So much has happened, we did stay in Venice for 3 Days and I have to say that the historic downtown is lovely. Lots of interesting shops and eateries. Though I still prefer Punta Gorda, the traffic is not so much as we experienced in Sarasota, Clearwater and Venice. I’m guessing because it’s not on the gulf and snow birds prefer that. We also headed south to Fort Myer and Bonita Springs. Fort Myer beach is old and very crowded while Bonita Springs is beautiful and very expensive. We saw some really beautiful homes on the gulf that took your breath away. If we decide to move we know at this point it will be to Punta Gorda. Love this little town and the Irish Pub. Everything is convenient and if you want fast food you head over the bridge to Charlotte Harbor. No fast food restaurants allowed in Punta Gorda nor do they allow any building over 3 feet high, with the exception of hotels. We saw a great show at the Performing Arts here, a tribute band to Pink Floyd they were fabulous. Tried another good restaurant right on Main St., the town is certainly not lacking for good rrrrrrrrestaurants. We have pretty much hit most o


My first exposure to an afternoon of Salvatore Dali. My, what an experience it was. Was the man onto LSD even before the CIA started exposing our military to the drug. He was certainly a genius and I understand how he changed the world of art and the media forever. Not sure I understood all of his work, the narrators were important to me, in that their explanations allowed me to see things I never would have discovered on my own. Surrealism is an expression of art that Dali certainly cornered. His genius was sometimes beyond me and I stared in wonder at what he put on canvas. When I left the museum I felt like I had been tripping. Is that a compliment to Dali or a statement that reveals my uneducated eye? However, my ability to really express what I felt looking at his wondrous works of art, is beyond mere words. Tonight is our last night on Treasure Island. Tomorrow we head south to Venice for 3 days and then on home to Punta Gorda. I have found with this journey to this part of FL that i by far prefer Punta Gorda. Venice may change my mind but so far Punta Gorda looks like our Winter home on the boat. Love to all


Stayed in Sarasota one night. Did not like the hotel or for that matter Sarasota, too much traffic and very busy. We did however, go to the Ringling Brothers Circus and Art Museum. Really worth the time, 4 hours walking around, the art collection rivals that of any museum in the world. To read about what the life of the circus people entailed was incredible. They had a miniature setting of the entire village where people and animals lived as well as the actual bib top. Really educational. The films on the Ringling’s, John & Martha were well done and gave you a feel for the couple themselves. We headed north and ended up on Treasure Island, very 50’s. Motels all over and like I said 1950 and old but interesting. Our hotel is right on the gulf so we had to go shelling. Don found the most beautiful completely intact baby conch shell, my most favorite. They have a Tiki Bar right on the beach with great seating, even though it’s freezing we bundled up in sweats and had drinks outside. love being right on the beach. Today we took a ride to Dunedin and checked out a marina, NO NO NO can’t hold a candle to what we have in Punta Gorda. We did have a delightful day in the lovely town of Dunedin and enjoyed lunch in one of the many restaurants. Tonight we went to St. John’s Pass in Madeira Beach. Interesting boardwalk, had a few bears and people watched. Back to the marina, will take our bottle of red and some snacks out, check out the stars shining down on the beach before settling in for the evening. Good night all and God Bless.