Heading back North:
I’ve decided to end my time in sunny Florida. There are a lot of reasons mixed in here; I’ll go into some of them in a bit. But the bottom line is this: I sold my condo and I’m loading a Pod. The closing date is fast approaching.
Unfortunately there is no perfect place on earth. Get used to it. No matter how wonderful spots may look from a distance, they all have pros and cons. Florida has its winter warmth, year-round diverse fishery, beautiful beaches, Tiki bars, and a laid back, Jimmy Buffett, what-me -worry lifestyle. And it’s dirt cheap to live here too. Really.
On the other hand the summers are an inferno, a combination of relentless high temperature, record humidity, intense daily thunderstorms, loads of lightning and torrential rains. Did I mention hurricane and flesh-eating bacteria? And there is a more recent issue that is very troubling, widespread red tide and blue-green algae along the Gulf coast. How long will it take to fix that freaking mess? God only knows.
Now I know what you’re thinking. Connecticut has its pros and cons too, right? Right you are; they should call it Connect-a-tax instead. Still I’m done with Florida.