Friday, September 2, 2022
Having a Plan
I now have definite plans to go back to Florida in October. I bought a ticket last night. It's for just a few days, over our school's October break, but I'm eager to check in on my 85-year-old mom and see how she's doing since her flu in June. Apparently it weakened her quite a bit so she needs more continual care now.
I feel better with the decision made. Having this vague idea hanging out there -- should I go or shouldn't I -- was causing more stress than simply making a plan.
Dave and I still intend to go back in Christmas as well, for a longer visit. We haven't ironed out the specifics of that trip yet but we probably should this weekend, especially given that we need to reserve dog care. I'm sure it will cost an arm and a leg at peak travel times but my October ticket proved to be one of the least expensive I've ever bought to Florida, I think -- about £500.
I also made progress on booking a tree surgeon for the garden. They've said they won't be able to do the work until January -- apparently they're quite backed up -- but I suppose that's OK. They're supposed to come and give us some cost estimates at some point.
Otherwise, it's life as usual around here. The photo above is another one from my walk with Olga along the canal on Saturday.