New Year, New Plan

January 8, 2016

So a funny thing happened on our way through Savannah. We got jobs! As you may recall, this wasn’t exactly our plan. But we also realized that the odds of both of us finding jobs this quickly in our respective fields were pretty slim, so we figured it must be fate. Not to mention that our cruising kitty was already getting pretty low by the time we got here. So it’s official, we’re Savannahians now.

We had a nice Christmas hanging out with Lydia and Don and his family. The weather here (and in New York) was balmy. We had fun learning to play bocce and even took the golf cart out for a spin to the Publix.

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In between our forays into the retirement lifestyle, Rich managed to squeeze in a few projects, like fixing our floors (they got scratched up during the engine install). He sanded them and applied a couple of coats of varnish so they’re all shiny and purdy again.

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He also started building the dinghy, though that project got a little derailed between all of the holiday stuff and the whole getting jobs thing, not to mention the cold snap we’ve had around here the last few days (it was getting down to the ’30s overnight). Thankfully it’s warming up again and he’s getting out the epoxy tomorrow. A huge thanks to Lydia and Don for letting us take over your garage!

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In the meantime, Lydia and I have been busy perfecting our praline-making skills. Our first batch was pretty sad, but now, four or five batches later, I think we could give River Street Sweets a run for its money! We also broke out the Sailrite and I made these new covers for Lydia’s ottomans.

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In the midst of all of this excitement, Rich and I still managed to see the new Star Wars movie (twice!), eat some delicious food at Sandfly BBQ, and visit A-J’s, an awesome waterfront dining venue and home to the tackiest Christmas decorations on Tybee Island. (I mean that as a compliment, by the way.) I am so getting Lydia some pink flamingos to decorate her lawn!

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So there you have it, folks. We’re a little bummed that we won’t be making it to the Bahamas this year and catching up with our friends Brian and Lauren, but we’re excited about the fact that we made it safely through phase one of our plan (escaping the frozen north). Phase two will just have to wait a year or so.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Chris Williams January 8, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, this is exciting news! I love Savannah! More details! What is your new job? How long do you plan to stay? Etc, etc.

    • Reply Monica January 8, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      We’re loving Savannah too! I got a job at SCAD. We’ll be here for at least a year while we save money to go cruising.

  • Reply Jill Butler January 8, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    I am so happy for you both and your adventures. It is nice having a job that you can enjoy. Enjoy life.

    • Reply Monica January 8, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks, Jill! Having a job that you enjoy is definitely a good thing.

  • Reply Katy January 8, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    WOW, what an exciting turn of events! I’d love to hear more about your jobs. Hope just landed in Savannah, keep your eye out for her 😉 Sounds like it’s time for us to plan a visit!

    • Reply Monica January 8, 2016 at 11:03 pm

      Hope is here too? Crazy. Guess you guys will have to come visit then!

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