Sad Day/Happy Day


I just spoke to my sister. She’s in the car with my folks. Everyone’s in Milwaukee.

Today was the day. After sixteen years my folks sold their Boynton Beach condo and moved from Florida to Wisconsin.

I know. Who moves from Florida to Wisconsin, especially with winter nearly here? In this case it’s not just a good move, it’s the best move!

My parents are moving to an assisted living facility near my sister, brother-in-law and their family. My folks will be within minutes of children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

No one wants to see their parents need a place like this, but it’s the reality. Living alone was no longer an acceptable solution. We all knew it.

Tomorrow, Helaine and I fly to Milwaukee. Stef is already on-the-way. It’s a trip scheduled before my parents decided to move. We’re going to celebrate my sister’s milestone birthday… a number so immense I dare not print it.

Now there’s a bonus reason.

My parents don’t get out much anymore. We, on the other hand, will be out-and-about. Please Milwaukee, don’t be too cold!

10 thoughts on “Sad Day/Happy Day”

  1. Beautiful pic. Wisconsin is good…especially when near family. You’re very lucky Geoff to have them all. I miss that…had it, but time moved on way before expected. <3

  2. Geoff! Hope you guys have a great trip. Please tell your family and folks, your CT fans are thinking of them and wishing them the best! Being closer to family, is indeed, GOOD! 😀

  3. Seems like yesterday everyone moved out of East Gate. Oh the good times you will all have now that everyone is closer. Love to all, enjoy the time together everyone looks great in the photo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy the holidays!!

  4. Safe trip. Decisions like this are never easy for anyone (you, your family or your parents). However, in the long run, the reduction in stress for everyone is totally outweighs any temporary difficulty during the process.

  5. Bittersweet move for your parents but I’m sure it is a big relief for you and your sister to have them closer to one of you. I look forward to stories of their new home.
    Happy Birthday to your sister!

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