09/27/2013 Naperville to Florida
Most people who know me know how much I hate the cold. The
Enterprise is, and has been, my escape since the first, a Rialta,
launched on Jan 1, 2002.
Finally it looks like it's gonna happen. Tim & I are currently
southbound to Florida in search of a new place to live where chilly
means 55 degrees and shoveling is something you do at a beach. Of course
it would be good to live on an airport but I must still drive to Orlando
(MCO) for work. So we're considering many, many possibilities, ALL of
which have enough room to launch PPG's from. Not just any launch,
but one that even Tim, who is pickier than I, will launch from.
The thought of schlepping 18 years worth of accumulation is daunting.
It's up there with eating Broccoli. That's why I'm selling or donating
stuff that I haven't used in years.
Looking for a house is fun in many regards but is also extremely time
consuming, especially given our weird requirements. Explaining this
stuff to the various real estate folks is amusing. I'm mostly trying to
use the listing agents from each property. I like Zillow.com's
presentation but Realty.com is far more accurate.
On The Way
We're driving, driving, driving. Tim is at the helm as he has for
most of the trip. I'm in the back doing various things on the computer
including working on the Airspace Video. This is gonna be fun.
In all my years of driving I've never been in a really serious
Interstate traffic snarl. Yesterday popped my cherry when just a mile or
so ahead, unbeknownst to us, a semi met its fiery demise near Monteagle,
TN, bringing both lanes to a halt on eastbound I-24.
We parked. Once it was clear nothing was going to be moving, people
started piling out of their cars. Highway tailgating. I donned my skates
and headed towards the cause, keeping an eye out behind me for emergency
vehicles. We were basically at an overpass so I skated up to snap a
picture then headed back. Timing was perfect because, just as I returned
the traffic started moving.
Back to being useful now, tomorrow we start looking at possible
homes. The most likely candidate being on an airport but we'll see.