January 7, 2010

January 7, 2010
Baby, It's Cold Outside

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and boy it is cold here in north Florida. I hope you are having a safe,warm and great week so far.

I hate to complain about the cold since I live in Florida. But it is unusually cold here with lows in the teens and as I have said before I am not a fan of the cold or snow. (There is even talk on the news we will see snow flurries tonight.) So I will be more than glad when I get back to south Florida this coming weekend.

Having said that about the cold, I know many of my friends are dealing with much colder and harsher conditions further north. Many are staying in teens in the day and having to deal with snow and ice. A few are even currently snow bound in their houses right now. But then I would never want to live in an area where that could happen. So I am keeping them in my thoughts and prayers.

Still working on packing up the apartment. It is amazing how much stuff a person can collect in a couple of years. I mean I know I have a ton of stuff but I did not realize how much of it there was. So I am trying to pare things down as much as I can. If I absolutely do not need it, then I am trying to be hard about it and dispose. I am donating a lot of it to Lutheran Social Services. The rest will go into storage until I get a bigger place next year. Just too expensive with the move and medical expenses to do it this year. So I will just have to deal with being in an apartment as small as the one I had in New York City in the 80s when I was breaking into modeling.

Luckily, I did not have appointments today so I was able to get some more done around the house. Tomorrow I have another doctor appointment and have to start packing the minivan for the trip back to Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday. I also need to see how much more I can get done on the cleaning today even though I am so tired all I want to do is sleep.

As I suspected I have not had any time to visit the people or places I was hoping to get to see while I was here. Luckily, I did have time to visit Beth at NFAN. She is one of my favorite people here and someone I will miss terribly while I am gone. Beth is the type of person who goes about and beyond the call of duty helping people in my community. But even better she is the type of person you are proud to call friend. I wish there were more people like her in the world.

But getting the apartment done is much more important. I just do not have enough time or energy to do everything while I am here this time. So I will be having to coming back the first week of next month. Then I have to get things finished since I will be too weak to travel or do that kind of work after that time.

It is great being back with my four legged children. I can tell they have missed me like crazy. They have been groomed and look so much better. Then I will be taking them with me on Saturday as we start our new life in South Florida. I hope they love it there. At least we can go for walks after dark and feel safe.

I hope you are having a great week. Drop me a line and let me know what is going on in your life.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab