Moving from Pennsylvania to Florida

Christine Crowley By Christine Crowley, 8th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Personal Experiences

Anyone who has ever moved can sympathize with my headaches of moving from Pennsylvania to Florida with two Siamese cats yammering in the back of the car all the way down Route #95 and #75.


Hello fellow wikinuts: sorry I haven't written lately - I've been busy moving my husband, household and two Siamese cats from outside Philadelphia to Bonita Springs, Florida. Last winter in Pennsylvania was THE PITS. One snow storm after the other after the other and ice storms in between. I just had to get out of there. And, of course, the condo association put a special assessment for snow removal. Time to head South.

We had been visiting the Naples/Bonita Springs, Florida area for years and liked it - many friends live here and the prices are right. We purchased a beautiful two bedroom two bath condo about 5 minutes from the beach. One floor, first floor. Just what we need and want.

Packing up all our "stuff" was horrendous but I got it done. The movers were wonderful and put everything on the truck in about 3 or 4 hours. At the other end they unpacked in three hours and were on their way.

Life in Florida is wonderful - yes it is hot and humid here - but, hey, it's August. Everything is air conditioned for comfort. This morning I walked on the beach for about 1/2 hour - nice and cool at sun rise. Lots of porpoise, ibis, pelicans, sand pipers. Along the beach there are quite a lot of yellow fences around the spots where the loggerhead turtles lay their eggs. On the fences are signs asking people to leave the area alone and let the eggs hatch. Once they hatch the hatchlings make their way back to the gulf and swim the gulf and oceans until they come back to lay their eggs at the same spot they were born. Amazing.

I will write more as time permits. I'm still working part-time, remoting in to my former office in Pennsylvania.

I understand we have bobcats in the area, although I haven't seen them. I saw a Florida black snake outside my front door a few mornings ago. Ugh. There are poisionous frogs in the area also. I haven't seen any alligators yet but know they are around.

Stay tuned for more stories from Florida. I'll take pics and include them also.

I've missed my wikinut friends and promise to be more faithful now that I am mostly settled in.

Best wishes to all of you.


Moving, Moving Headaches, Personal Experience, Reasons For Moving

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I am retired from a community college and working part-time. I've always loved to write and find it rewarding.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Aug 2014 (#)

So good to know you are getting settle into your new home...moving is always feel ed with so many mixed emotions...all the best very great to read your pages once again!!!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
10th Aug 2014 (#)

Lol oops -; 0)- that should have said filled with emotions...

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author avatar Christine Crowley
11th Aug 2014 (#)

Hi, Delicia: thanks for your comments. We are loving living in Southwest Florida. Weather perfect - always beautiful. Please remind me I said this if a hurricane comes and we have to evacuate!

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