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Thread: Trip report- not Aruba but better than nothing, lol

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    Trip report- not Aruba but better than nothing, lol

    I thought my next trip report would be from Aruba this past April but we know how that turned out. So our next trip/chapter starts tomorrow. The car is packed with more things than I care to admit....not really sure how we jammed it all in but after weeks of packing we did just that. Weeks of packing? Yep, we are closing on the condo my wife first lived in on Canandaigua lake in NY. Our closing is tomorrow afternoon. We will hit the road bright and early...not as early as Aruba but still early by most peoples standards these days.
    We hope to be on the road by 6:30 am or so. Its about a 5:30 drive with one stop so we have plenty of time to make the closing.

    When we arrive we will grab something to go and relax in the car and eat...drive by our place and peak in the window, lol. My wifes parents picked up the grille we ordered and already put it on our patio- the current owners are nice and had no issue with that. Tracy's mom is also going shopping and plans to be at our place with food to get us started as we unpack.

    Its so exciting to have this coming together. I found it for sale a few months back on zillow and said to my wife this is meant to be...lets make it happen. So tomorrow it happens. My wifes family is still living within 20 min or so from there so she is excited as are they. My son is over the moon excited! He is a big cousin to someone he never gets to see often....that has no changed and CJ can't wait. He is already planning to teach the 18 month old how to swim in the pool....and I said he may need to wait a bit, lol.

    The only thing that is left is finishing cleaning the house up. We have our sitter watching our dogs and staying at our place. She usually teaches summer camp but there is no camp so she is excited for the extra money. She works at the extended day in our community which is how we met her.... It helps her out and my dogs don't have to be boarded...sounds like a win/win for all of us. We have know her for years and trust her with our son so we certainly trust her with our dogs, lol.


    The first few days will be pretty boring for sure...as will most of it. We have our cable/internet coming Thursday morning. I need to pickup the TVs I ordered tomorrow night so they can be set up on Thursday. Some boat paperwork tomorrow night or Thursday morning so I can get that hopefully by the weekend as well. Lots to do but it going pretty seamless so far.
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    This is much better than nothing!! Exciting for all of you! Congratulations!!!
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    How exciting! It sounds perfect and it will be nice to have family close by. Enjoy!!

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    this is waaaaay better than nothing!!!

    keep us posted and please post us some beautiful lake photos.

    enjoy this adventure.
    ​In a world where you can be anything, be kind!
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    Congrats and enjoy your new (old) slice of paradise!!


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    I know you are so excited. I hope you get some sleep tonight. Good luck tomorrow and keep the reports coming, please.

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    This is so exciting for you and us! Trips reports! Hope all goes smoothly tomorrow!

    Hmmm, am I the only one who recalls an invite to all of us a couple of months ago? Road trip!!


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    Outstanding......! Congratulations!
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    Thanks to all of you. Pretty excited. One of the docking chair members called while we were having dinner to see if we closed on our place yet....I said no tomorrow. She wanted to give me a couple of different choices to pick from once we have our boat. I was worried they might be a pain so we sent them a nice note about a month ago explaining our situation....we basically wanted them to know we were coming and please save a spot for us, lol. I have now spoken to both members of the docking committee, they are MUCH nicer than the women who ran it previously, lol.

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    So happy for you. This was meant to be.
    Enjoy your new adventure and safe travels.
    Now when is "open house" for us. lol
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