I must say that our last two days in Florida were certainly busy and amusing. My hubby and I both love to people watch. The human race can sometimes be highly entertaining and, at the same time, can be very sad and thought provoking. While sitting in a social security office in Florida, we watched, unobtrusively, the people going and coming. A white supremist came in and sat down between a black couple and a Hispanic couple. His tattoos declaring what he believed in was there for all the world to see, we held our breath as we thought for sure there was going to be a problem. Apparently he had been booted out of that office before and was now on his best behavior. You could tell it irked him to have to sit where he did. Then a man came in who looked for all the world like he was highly intoxicated. He was very disheveled and dirty and his eyes were wild looking. He stood for the longest time with his back leaning against the glass partition that separated the outside entry way from the interior. When he moved to go to the men's room, the entire room was given a full "moon" by this man. The entire seat of his trousers were gone and part of one pant's leg. That wouldn't have been too bad except he was not wearing any undergarments! The guard did not say one word to him and when he came back out of the men's room, he motioned for another man, on crutches, who had just come from one of the offices to come with him. The man who was mooning everyone was the "driver" for the other gentleman. According to the guard he is in and out of there several times a day and that this was one of his better outfits. Apparently they aren't allowed to say anything to these people unless they cause trouble. After he left a "working" girl came in who might as well not have been wearing anything at all. Makes me wonder how these people can be seen in public places without incidents. All I can say is "but for the grace of God, go I." Wished I had had our suitcases in the car as I definitely would have taken a pair of hubby's britches and given them to the gentleman to wear.
We have put in an offer on a house and are just waiting to hear from the Seller's as to whether or not they will accept the offer or counter. After looking at 20+ homes in a two week time period, we're hoping they accept the offer. There was one other home that we were ready to put an offer in the same day we saw it and were informed by our realtor that the seller's agent informed her he "forgot" to remove the listing. When we saw this home we decided to put the offer in then and there rather than wait as the housing market in Florida moves extremely fast.
While we're waiting to hear, we continue to pack up this house and will start painting and cleaning to get it ready to put on the market. Will be glad when the move is history and I can get back to my fiber art, quilting and such.
Our return trip from Florida to Michigan certainly was an adventure. We stopped the night in Dry Ridge, Kentucky in order to be fresh an alert to drive through Ohio. Last thing I wanted to do was drive through Cincinnati or the surrounding area at night. Was a good thing we did as it pour down raining where we were during the night. On Thursday morning we crossed into Ohio and just as we hit Cincinnati the rain came down so heavy you could not see where you were going and traffic crawled. I could not pull off due to being in the far left lane preparing to hit the exit I needed. I had on fog lights and flashers going. I was amazed at the number of people who were trying to pass cars they could not even see. One car came up beside us and lightly tapped the dividing wall between north/south bound traffic. Lucky for us he was barely moving or it could have been nasty. This rain went on for a good 10 miles before it finally stopped. I headed for the first rest stop I could find to make a "pit" stop and to stop shaking. Of course things could have been worse, it could have been SNOW and a blizzard instead of rain!