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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Marti's Musings: validation

So, since my last post, we have accomplished quite a bit...  the house is empty, final papers will be signed on Monday 11/28. yikes!  We will be house-less not homeless.... as many RVers say...

My surgery appears to have been a success - I no longer look like something from a horror movie.... sure glad the grandsons never really noticed, and now - 8 days later - there is not much red and my vision improves every day little by little.  Hopefully, the surgeon will agree that it was a success...

We sure have enjoyed our extended visit with our daughter and family....  oh. so. fun.

And the validation comes:
 - from the calls and texts that have been coming from work, the last several days...(sure won't miss that!!)
 - from the joy felt all around during a visit with family
-from the excitement and anticipation for future extended visits, complete with weekend sleep-overs with the grand-treasures; and planning our first long vacation with the grandsons
-from the building excitement that we are feeling with the final days before we officially 'hit the road'!

So, as we head back to VA, to finish settling into the RV (read: finding spots for all the stuff still waiting to be stuffed somewhere!) - I finish up my last days of work...  it sure seems surreal that even a week from now we will be retired, and full time RV-ers.  We are confident that this is so right.  Isn't it great when validation comes from so many areas? 

God is good, life is good. 

See ya down the road!

22 comments:

  1. It's great that everything is working out so great for you. Things are falling into place and your plans are finally coming together.

    Yes, God is good. Lots of wonderful adventures are in your very near future!

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  2. Life and God are definitely good. So much to look forward to. Scary and exciting all at the same time. It just gets better and better.

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  3. It's all coming together. Welcome to Full time living!

    It's so neat knowing you can move and see the kids any time you want and still see so many places.

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  4. life is grand for the two of you!!..enjoy each and every moment!!

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  5. Congratulations!!

    You've work hard to reach this point.

    Enjoy the Journey :o))

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  6. Life is good ... and will be better when you walk out of your place of work for the last time. Good to hear your vision is improving each day.

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  7. The finding a place for stuff is still going on for us. We continually reorganize. It is all good though, we love it.

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  8. after the angst and the flurries of last minute things to do you will have all the time in the world to unwind... enjoy those moments... they are yours to enjoy...

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  9. "Grand Treasures" I love that. I am glad your surgery was a success. Now I am thinking you two should hit Arizona first. Why you ask? Well my sewing needs are piling up lol.

    Safe Travels Paul and Marti

    Brenda

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  10. So glad things are falling so nicely into place for you two.

    Would like to know what your eye surgery was Marti. It seemed to come up quickly and in the midst of an already very busy time for you all. I'm so glad it was a success.

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  11. God is Awesome! It is neat that you are starting your new life with better sight, and in your new home. What blessings He has given you. And with today being the first day of Advent, I might think this is His other Christmas present to you...the other...his Son! Who could ask for more?

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  12. So glad that it is all going well! As for all the stuff in the motorhome, there is always a donation box somewhere to put the stuff that will not fit:)

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  13. Only one more week! You guys have worked so hard, and it's almost here. So excited for you!!!

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  14. Sounds WONDERFUL!!!! Melissa and I wish you guys so many . many miles of happiness and good times.

    We start out in April. Making plans now and some reservations for longer stays in areas that we do not want to miss so we are planning stays ahead. Our first 5 months on the road will consist of almost 6,000 miles.
    Hope to meet up with you folks down the road some day.

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  15. Woohoo on all accounts. It's going by so fast! You'll be celebrating God's greatness on Christmas morning before you know it.

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  16. Enjoy your freedom, health is wealth.
    Box Canyon

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  17. so excited for you...it won't be long now!!!!!

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  18. So happy for you. I can hear the anticipation and excitement in your voice. Travel safe.

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  19. So happy for you. I can hear the anticipation and excitement in your voice. Travel safe.

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  20. Glad everything is almost accomplished and that your surgery went well. You and Paul inspire us to do the same. Looking forward to seeing you get on the road and enjoying those new well earned adventures. Lolita and I wish you all the best. Hope we can meet someday down the road.

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  21. Congratulations ~ I know you will love it!!!
    Have f un & Travel safe
    Donna

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  22. First of all, I have missed you guys! Just getting caught up. I hope that Marti has a full recovery with the eye soon. No fun! Thanksgiving looks as though it was a great success! And your house closes today! OMG! I can't believe it almost myself. All that you two have done to get to today! Congratulations on everything! FT RVers you are now! No more working 8-5 (or 8 or 10). I am so excited for you. Now when will you be coming through Central Coast California?

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