To fill in the missing time, I've been in Atlanta for three months, renting a little unfurnished apartment near my son's family, which I had fun furnishing with a few Craig's List items and Goodwill finds. To think I made three trips, a week each, to the North Carolina furniture malls to furnish my newly-built house back in the '90's only to give half of that stuff away when I downsized twelve years later...not the best financial move when I discover that you can find some really nice stuff on Craig's List...especially dining room furniture, some of the most costly to buy. I happily discovered I didn't need that much and lived simply with a bed I'd bought for my son's guest room, two little nightstands I found on Craig's List, a borrowed TV, and three chairs, two chests in the living room, a few lamps, and silk plants and picture frames from Goodwill (.99 - 4.99 each.) Didn't even need a table and chairs for those months!
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So I'm back to blogging (maybe.)
If I can find a focus.
I don't really want to do the random thoughts thing anymore. I'd love to do an "all travel blog." I blogged a bit about the Panhandle when I stayed the winter there last year, and about my son's area in northeast Atlanta, and about my city condo and suburban place. But I don't really "travel" anymore. Did a lot of that in my 30's and 40's, and now prefer to "relocate" during the winter months.
Also blogged a lot about my biking passion. But haven't been able to bike the last couple of months here in Atlanta, as it has been way too cold.
Tomorrow I go to Florida.
Maybe I'll think of a longterm topic there.
(If you are still reading me, I wonder why....just a glutton for punishment? But thanks, glad you're here!)