Since then we sold and gave stuff away at both my mother-in-law's house and our house. It took longer than we expected and then we had to wait on our new house to be built in Florida, so we went on a Caribbean cruise with my family.
Next we became hometown tourists in our city of Louisville seeing things we never got to see while living there for 20 years.
Backside tour of Churchill Downs as recommended by Kevin Gibson--100 Things To Do In Louisville Before You Die
Maker's Mark Distillery
Finally we packed up the remaining stuff and our two dogs and moved to the Tampa area in October and things are going great!
This is us on the day we moved out.
This is our new house
Life is good here in Florida. My parents are close by and visit often. The weather is beautiful and everyone we have met has been more than friendly!
I had to leave my book club behind, but they did FaceTime me during the last meeting! Although I can't replace them, I did recently start a new book club with my new neighbors. We are currently reading The Nix by Nathan Hill and meeting at our neighborhood clubhouse to discuss the book on November 16, 2017. So far it looks like we are going to have a large turnout. The book is a long and detailed one. It was maybe a bit too ambitious for a first book, but we'll see.
It just so happens that Nathan Hill will be speaking at a reading
festival in St. Pete on this Saturday, Nov 11. My plan is to attend his talk and learn more about him and the book and bring that information back to my new book club.
While I have continued to read about two books per month and have attended a couple of author talks this past year, I have not been faithful to my commitment to continue writing book reviews or report on author talks. I guess life just got in the way. I will try to at least post something about the upcoming reading festival.