Aruba Beach
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: We are moving (again).

  1. #1
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,938

    We are moving (again).

    So let me start with the reason.
    WE DISLIKE WATERVILLE MAINE.

    Once we got moved in and settled and realized we made a mistake it took us about 5 more months to actually say it outloud.

    When we applied for part time jobs, one of the prospective employers told Paul "we do NOT hire Massachusetts people" but he used a derogatory term in describing MA people.

    We swim daily at a health club here in town and we are called "carpetbaggers".
    Once an outsider, always an outsider..........at least that is what we experienced.
    We bought a house in a 55+ community in the Tampa Bay area.
    It is a huge neighborhood with 2 pools, clubhouses, fitness center, theater etc..
    There are 1400 homes in this community. There are 11 phases and we bought in phase 1.

    So, the house here in Waterville is "under contract".
    We close on May 19 and make the trek south beginning the 20th....paul, cat, dog and me in the Hyundai Tucson. Would it be a bad thing for me to put cat and dog in the THULE roof storage container?

    We hope to make it to Florida destination by mid day on Sat the 22nd.
    Our first night will be in the Baltimore or Richmond area.
    Our 2nd night will be in the Savannah/Brunswick area
    Our 3rd night with God's blessing we will be in our new home.

    And our son, whom i love dearly said "what makes you think you will like Florida?" very encouraging huh?........not!

    andrea





  2. #2
    Senior Member Liz - Aruba Lover's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    2,156
    As you found out Waterville, Maine was not the place for you & Paul to be. Have a safe journey to your new home in Florida.

    P.S. DO NOT put the cat an dog in car roof storage.

  3. #3
    Senior Member corona's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    479
    Good luck on your move and congratulations on your new home! One thing about Florida, you'll not be in the minority as a northern transplant. My in-laws have a winter home in FL, and a few of my MIL's sisters live there year around. They love all love it.
    No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
    Next Aruba trip in
    Loving Aruba Since Honeymoon 1984

  4. #4
    Senior Member Arubalisa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Any Aruba beach...
    Posts
    13,177
    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    And our son, whom i love dearly said "what makes you think you will like Florida?" very encouraging huh?........not! andrea
    We all wish you a safe and easy move with many many wonderful happy years in your new home.

    Welcome to the south...

  5. #5
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,938
    thanks all!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Shnyda's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    The pool @ Gold Coast Aruba, Holiday Inn Casino, Arashi Beach, Sunset @ California Lighthouse, Baby Beach, Our friends hotels/timeshares when they are on the Island at the same time as us
    Age
    39
    Posts
    978
    Florida sounds better than Maine!
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
    Aruba New Years 2017-18 12/28/17 - 1/3/18 (18th Trip)


  7. #7
    Aruba since 1979
    Moderator
    Andrea J.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    29,938
    the community where we are moving to is like:
    "overnight camp w/ booze"

  8. #8
    Senior Member purpleangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Age
    61
    Posts
    772
    Congrats! Have a safe trip to your new home. Just think - you're that much closer to Paradise!!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    675
    Andrea, I wish you all the luck in the world with your new home. Be careful while traveling. I will be getting to Aruba when you get to Florida! Woohoo for both of us.
    My mother and dad moved to Florida from WV after retirment and LOVED it. They have passed away (mother in 2006 and dad in 2007). They lived in Okeechobee and I am sure it added many years to their lives. (mother @ 81 dad @ 83) I am sure you will love it.
    It is GREAT that you sold your house so soon. You are blessed!
    Enjoy Florida--which I know you will, especially the weather. Tampa is beautiful. IMO
    Safe travels--don't over do it any day--take your time.
    Pat

  10. #10
    Senior Member Jarubian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Renaissance Hotel, Baby Beach
    Posts
    469
    Good luck on your drive down to Florida, and enjoy your house. One good thing is that Florida is closer to Aruba as far as flight. I lived in Florida for a year in West Palm Beach, for northern transplant like Corona said its good.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO