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Sign of Things to Come

Monday, October 16, 2017

I had to scrape ice off the car window this morning. "this is what we asked for", I told DH, "when we decided to sell out in Hawaii and move back to Alaska".

We have been in limbo since January when we decided to chart this course. At the moment we are in Idaho where we will leave our Hawaii car for the winter...we had planned to drive it to Alaska this fall, but our boys said absolutely not! It's true that the older you get, the more your children treat YOU like children!

We did find a house in Anchorage and we close on it on Friday.

Maintaining has not been easy during all this...so far I have managed to stay within my +/- three pound goal (all plus, no minus), but it has been a struggle. All I can say is Thank the Good Lord for SparkPeople or I would be Two Ton Tilley again.
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  • LEANJEAN6
    OMG --A crown! --just what I wanted! Thank yu--- Son #2 got yu home OK then?--Lynda
    569 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Yes--in the Dreamliner---- Be ready---and bring your snow shoes--and a bathing suit too-- LOL--Hugs, Lynda
    574 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Yu are amazing---- staying at a good weight--- Yes, Im happy FoxyLoxy comes at night--not in the day-=- When are yu heading North?-Lynda
    613 days ago
  • JSTETSER
    Thanks for your blog. We also have frost and ice on the cars here in New Hampshire. Have an awesome day!
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    Jackie
    625 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Nan--How can yu be 84?--Yu are so young at heart! I agree--the older Get, the children treat us like children!---So, you are not in Alaska yet?--- I admire yu ever so much--Lynda
    632 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I love it---only coke with Rum in it--- LOL--Lynda
    676 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Yu remember those pups too?--- I keep forgetting that yu live in Alaska--so neat! Lynda
    750 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Send those geese up here--LOL--- Lynda
    776 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Just dropping by too say hello to yu-Lynda
    847 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    At least you are still into winter too!--- It makes me feel better to think that someone else is getting snow besides us!-- wE are supposed get freezing rain tonight--Lynda
    864 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    How is the flu epidemic in Alaska?--Lynda
    869 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    Are you in Anchorage now?--That is quite the difference isn't it, from Hawaii--- We Love Hawaii--Our daughter used to live in Honolulu---worked at Trippler as a Nurse----It's such a long flight from here--used to be 10 hrs--They break it up now-Toronto to Vancouver--then Vancouver to Honolulu--
    I'd love you to tell me about Anchorage--- Snow?---Winters?--- How long a summer? Do you have family there?--- Lynda (who is sick)
    870 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I guess we are still doing this--but--hopefully for the final time--- Week #3---- Lynda
    902 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    I did get several driving lessons --but-- Im afraid my WINGS fell off a few times and he had to finally keep quiet--LOL_-- We found an outside stick tree--- and it was so nice to get out of town--Lynda
    974 days ago
  • HAPPYMOM8
    Thank you Nan for keeping us motivated!
    Hope all goes smoothly with your move.
    Hugs, Pat
    990 days ago
  • HAPPYMOM8
    Good luck with your moving Nan. Hope all goes smoothly.
    Yes, you are to be commended for staying within your desired weight zone. ! Thanks for keeping us motivated!
    Hugs, Pat

    990 days ago
  • RAINBOWMF
    Nan, what will you do in the long winter months in Alaska? I remember last winter you golfed.
    I think you are such an awesome Lady, all this going on in your life and you keep it all together, your keep your health in the top priority that is so important. emoticon

    Love Mary
    995 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    It's a huge change. When you're settled with family close to you, then things will probably get much better. I'm glad to hear your children care about you both.
    995 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Nan, I think you've done awesome! Considering all the pressure of getting your house ready and keeping it ready while it was up for sale, plus company, trips to Alaska, Idaho .... I have to say you are a remarkable woman!! Please give yourself a big hug from me and a huge pat on the back!

    You've done excellent to stay in that goal range, I don't think I cold do that!!

    Can't wait for you to make the move and show us some photos of your new place.
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    Hugs, Gloria
    995 days ago
  • NOMI_822
    emoticon My hubby talked about moving there but I don't think that are could deal with the weather. I do agree about SparkPeople I'd be right up there with you. emoticon emoticon
    995 days ago
  • CVRONEK
    You are managing very well with all the stress, good or bad that it may be.
    I am so proud of you for being such an excellent example of grace under pressure.
    So many times, I think of you, Nan, when I have some stressful, event in my week.
    You keep on going and smiling while you are at it.

    Thank you, Nan and may relaxing times be right around the corner.
    995 days ago
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