The only thing worse than being sick in Florida in the Fall, is being sick in Ohio in the Fall. I keep telling myself that, hoping at some point I'll actually believe it myself.
When we were getting ready to leave Ohio, I told Dennis that I just knew I was getting something... I had those horrible telltale symptoms of a sinus infection/cold/respiratoryinfection/ whatever, starting behind my nose. And I had a scratchy throat and "swimmy" head going on. Sure enough, the day we left, I was sick. Dennis said maybe we should wait a day so I could rest, especially since we were planning on driving straight through, which would take about 20 hours, give or take. I protested, "I'll be fine!", so we left. Well, I haven't been fine since I uttered those three words 11 days ago. But, I'm here, and the weather is unbelievably beautiful, and I haven't fallen over dead yet. Although, there was a day or two I may have missed a golden opportunity.
We had a nice Summer in Ohio. We spent time with our kids and grandkids, I spent quite a bit of time with my Mom, and Dennis put new floors down in our kitchen and the master bedroom. All of those things were great. Three months at home was just what I needed! And, to be perfectly honest, I was ready to head back to our home on wheels here in Fort Myers, Florida. The leaves had begun to fall, the air had a real chill in it, and it was only going to get worse. Perfect timing.
The resort we're staying at is the same one we stayed at for two months this summer. It was practically empty when we were here in June and July, but it's sure not now! The snowbirds have arrived! This is one busy place in the Fall and Winter months! Old people everywhere! (Yes, I'm including Dennis in that group. Okay, me too.) But, everyone is really nice, so far, and there are lots of things to do, every day...if you aren't sick as a dog like I've been. We haven't participated in any of the extra curricular activities as of yet, mostly because I haven't felt like doing anything, but I also don't want to give this illness to anyone else either. I mean, someone was inconsiderate enough to give it to me, and it needs to stop somewhere, right? So, I've stayed "holed up" in the fifth wheel for 11 days. Getting tired of it, for sure!
So, I still don't have anything exciting to write about, but I'm hoping that very soon I can enrapture you with my tales of all the fun things we're doing here in our Winter home. Hang in there. I am!