Apr 082017
 

Come the second week of May I will, very reluctantly as you may guess, be boarding a plane back to Pa.  I was hoping to find a summer place out here in Maui or perhaps one of the other islands but to no avail.  I was going to stay in the room until after Memorial Day but the landlady cancelled a trip they were going on, and with the son returning from college in said second week, I just went ahead and booked the flight.

It made sense to do so and I’ll keep looking for a summer place from back east.  Should something arise I can hop a plane back at anytime, but if not, I will stay in Pa. for the summer, returning in Sept.

As one might guess, I am not looking forward to another 3 or 4 months in a place I hate.  It’s not going to be easy and I will be bored out of my mind.  But, I will get to see family again, many who are aging fast now.  And I will eat too much and probably put on more weight.  Still, I feel better than last year when I went up there, and maybe I can find something to amuse me whilst counting down the days until I return.

One real good thing about this move, I will be able to sock away a substantial amount of money during my stay.  It means when I return I will have a nice financial cushion going into the fall, so I won’t have to spend all my time sitting in front of the computatater and instead will be able to go out and explore Maui in more depth.

So, I have about a month to go before I leave the land of sunshine and warmth for the cold and dreary.  Hopefully, the summer will pass quickly and I can get back to living again where is life is so much more better.  I promise not to bore you with tales of misery all said summer like last year.  But on the other hand, don’t expect a lot of posts.  Pa. is not the most inspiring place for writing.

In the meantime, I will enjoy what time I have left here.

Capt. Fritter

  2 Responses to “Reluctantly…”

  1. I’m glad you have that option and I think you will be too as your family continues to age. Now that my Dad is gone I wish I had gone home more often. It made him so happy when I did.

    • I’m treating it like a 4 month prison sentence but with really good food. Seriously though, the financial gain from staying there through the summer makes it worth the pain. If all goes well I should be coming back here in the fall in real good shape financially, but not physically.
      C. F.