Where has the time gone? It has been three years since we moved to Travelers Rest and what an exciting and fulfilling time it has been. It seems so long ago when I was consumed with cleaning out the accumulation of stuff in our Vadnais Heights house, staging the house, worrying about getting a mortgage, finding a moving company, selling the house in 10 days, packing, moving, unpacking, etc.
It has taken Bob much longer than me to feel comfortable here but then he is the worry person in our household so I guess that shouldn’t be surprising.
I have to say we had high expectations of living near Greenville and the area has exceeded our expectations. Greenville Newcomers, the Woodworking Guild and OLLI have enriched our lives in so many ways. Yes we did many activities with these organizations but more important that is where we made new friends. At first everyone was a body with a name tag but now we have friends to do things with, to call if we need help with something and we can help them. We have absolutely no regrets about moving here. For us it was the right decision.
Bob’s woodworking shop has certainly exceeded his expectations and the things we are creating amaze us. We are still a few weeks away from finishing our last three projects and I can’t wait to show you. The summers are longer and hotter than we expected but everyone tells us the last two summers are the hottest in anyone’s memory. I hope that is just a fluke and not permanent global warming. The winter season is barely noticeable, at least to someone raised in MN.
We have really enjoy all the people who have visited us and hope you keep coming. After 16 years we said goodbye to our little cat Tanya. Smoky and Sabrina keep us entertained, when they aren’t sick. We have had so much fun on long and short vacations exploring this part of the country and have several more trips in the planning. Our trip to Alaska last summer was a dream come true.
Looking forward we want to continue to be active volunteers in our community, improve our woodworking and other artistic skills, travel and have fun with our new friends. Hopefully we can play host and hostess to out of town visitors.
Time flies when you are having fun.