Over the weekend, we all bellied up to the car wash and had the salt removed from the undercarriage. The autos shined. Then this afternoon in our 1,400 unit residential complex a few dropped the PV phrase: Polar Vortex. It was coming back this week, starting with snow tonight. Here is the media coverage of the return of PV.
Without skipping a beat, I slid right into my grand plan to relocate my business to Arizona. Did anything else make sense after this winter, which obviously wasn't over. I told the group about my college friend Dr. Kathleen Huebner who had relocated to Tuscon and the Internet research I had already done. I promised my audience of four that I planned to do plenty more research. That's what we Baby Boomers did: Research.
Out of nowhere a man came up to me. "Arizona?" He looked at me. He asked me if I could take the heat. Then he looked down at my animal companion Lee K. and asked, "Can he take the heat?" I listened. I asked questions.
Through that conversation I shelved the Arizona relocation which had been my Plan A. There would be no more snow. Living was cheaper than in New England.
I trailed the man out toward the parking lot. I told him about Plan B, relocating to the ocean in New London, Connecticut. Being back near the ocean has been my dream since I sold my vacation home at the Jersey shore. I would have easier access to the Boston market. Cost of living was a bit less expensive than New Haven. And it's only an hour from here. I can keep my wonderful medical team in Hartford and miracle-man hairdresser who brought me back from Old Lady Blond.
The man listened. He asked questioned.
Conversations can produce more data and insight than comprehensive research. Now I have to click on Facebook and have a conversation with my posse and fill them in on Plan B. In addition to Huebner those former college friends include Lee Harrison, Irene Nunn, Charlotte Toal and Karen Cordaro. Incidentally, none took my Plan A too seriously. They know I sort out through talk, lots of it. I have a hunch they anticipate a Plan C.