A week away

I cannot believe tomorrow marks one week until we pack the cars and leave Fort Myers for our new home!

The goodbyes are in full swing …

Today while I was at work, residents of Pine Island started calling and stopping in to make sure they gave me a hug, as well as send me off with good wishes. I was so excited to see one particular resident stop in this afternoon, especially since she recently went through surgery. She said she couldn’t let me leave without saying goodbye. Again, another person who left an everlasting imprint on me.

I can only imagine what my remaining four days at the Pine Island Eagle will contain.

My editor, who puts my paper together every Monday, faxed me a copy, so I can look it over before it’s sent off to the printing press. Tomorrow’s paper includes an invitation for the entire community to come and say goodbye between specific hours at the deli down the boardwalk. Wednesday is going to be overwhelming, very overwhelming if a crowd makes an appearance.

With our days counting down, I am trying to make time for as many friends as possible before we depart.

Tonight I had dinner with a childhood friend, a friend who I spent every waking hour with once upon a time. Our dinner was such a fantastic way to kick off our last week in Florida. Erin showed so much excitement for our move and was so incredibly supportive and encouraging. When we left the restaurant I was on such a natural high from sharing our plans.

I didn’t think it was possible to become anymore excited about our move than I already am.

Crunch time is here, the packing begins and the phone calls to turn off services and begin services is in full swing … which reminds me I should probably stop writing and start filling boxes.

Wow next Tuesday Jason and I will be driving away from Fort Myers. Our adventure is almost ready to begin …