Over the last month or so

I have been slowly working on deciding what to pack to leave for our big retirement adventure the first of June (with holiday loans no credit check), not really pushing it. Our attention was focused on the girls, our dogs who were both in failing health. Then losing both of them in a three week period was devastating. The only bright spot where our canines are concerned has been Griffin, our new boy. Even getting Grif was a struggle because of a new tech at our vet giving the humane society some misinformation. We had to fight for a week to get that straightened out, so he only got to spend one night with Misty Georgia before her cancer took her. Having him here helped with the grief, but both dogs are in a far better place (Jolie passed in her sleep 3 weeks before Georgia).

Anyway, I haven’t really hit it hard on packing, so many things to distract, the roof, the driveway, the ceiling repair, the furnace all have been kind of on hold. Because now I’ve been walking the pup several times a day until he gets use to the place. We have started letting him off leash when we are with him to see how he reacts around the cats and guinea fowl. So far so good. He’s curious, but doesn’t charge them. Which is a good thing because he is a large dog.

I’ve started making my master mixes, ordered more dried food yesterday for the camper and just kind of piddling along doing things to prep for retirement.

That just changed. Dh called earlier today to ask if our budget was in good enough shape for him to quit today! It is, thanks to following DR. Even if he retired today there is no way we could leave very quickly too much to pack and needs done around here, including getting the repairs done. But with him home it would all get done much faster. What we decided was he would wait a few days before turning in his request for his retirement package while we make certain all the repairs will be covered and start REALLY getting prepared to leave and possibly leave by April 1.

We will be headed southwest at that time of year, heading out I 40 toward the west to begin with most likely. We start preparing tonight. Well I’m starting heavily right now! Stay tuned for updates.