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Apr 26, 2016

Lois, Let's Go to Bed So These People Can Go Home

Goodbye little Doll House!
It is tricky to know just the right minute to leave. Going home from and party is only one time when we face that dilemma. Leaving our home in Arizona is another.

When we are at a party, I usually am ready to go home before it is polite and my husband just ignores me. Then, once in awhile I will settle in for the duration. Getting up just doesn't appeal to me so I ignore the signs...yawns, sighs and big gaps in the conversation. Going home can be tricky.

Now we are thinking about going home to Oregon. We need to leave our Doll House for six months. It will go to bed and we will wake up the house in Oregon. But the trick is WHEN?

We usually have a schedule that we decide on long before the departure date. I will begin ironing and even packing so far ahead of that time that I find myself digging through suitcases to retrieve clothes.

This year we have a new plan. We are going to wait until the day before our departure, pack our suitcases and the car, go to bed and leave early the next morning. (Our party hosts are glad we don't do that at their house!)

Our little house is saying, "Lois, let's go to bed so these people can go home!"

Have a wonderful day.



  1. I like your plan to travel between your two homes.

  2. You sound like my husband. He loves being spontaneous - as long as it's well-planned.

    1. Well, there needs to be a balance. In fact, we have done this so many times we could do it in our sleep. That frees us up to be spontanious.

  3. Your going-home plan sounds good. That's what we did this year. I did laundry the night before, but the rest was that morning. Left for the airport at 12:15 p.m. for our 1:30 flight. So far, we haven't missed anything.

    1. It is amazing that you won't even notice what you let behind until you return and remember that you even owned that stuff! Or something like that.

  4. We did it! Last week while visiting AZ, we purchased a Park Model in a Mesa resort. (We are the ones wanting to be Snowbirds, but still being part-time caregivers to my wife's elderly parents who reside in a great nursing care center.) We decided that we weren't getting any younger, and with our parents blessing, we did it! We hurriedly "summarized" our unit before returning to Colorado. So, now we get to decide when to leave in the fall to experience Arizona's "winter" weather. Sooooo excited!

    1. Mike, I am so excited for you. You are going to love the life that opens up for you in the years to come. Keep in contact and have fun.


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