Elizabeth Melton Parsons

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Moving

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Sunrise-Daytona-Beach-FLThought I’d better let everyone know what’s been going on and why I’ve not been around much. As most of you already know, my husband was born and spent most of his life in Miami, Florida. And although I was born in Michigan, I spent a good deal of my childhood and early adult life in Homestead, Florida. My husband has been here in Indiana for about 12 years and for most of that time he’s been trying to convince me to move back to Florida. I wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but about a year and a half ago I finally said- “Okay, if that’s what you want, we’ll try to make it happen.”

I never realized what a long and drawn out adventure this would become. We hit the market at a great time. The economy hit Florida pretty hard, so homes were selling much more reasonably than I could ever remember them selling. First we had to decide on a location. I didn’t want to return to Homestead and my husband didn’t want to go back to Miami.  We decided Palm Bay was where we wanted to be. Unfortunately the homes we settled on looked lovely but had Chinese drywall installed. Since there weren’t a lot of older homes without the stuff, we made the decision to settle in Cocoa which is right across the intracoastal from Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island. A lovely little city. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get everything done around here soon enough and the few houses we were interested in sold. After that the real estate market in Cocoa and Merritt Island heated up and prices began to rise.

We didn’t want a total fixer so we moved our search up the coast to Titusville. The home we tried to buy there turned out to have serious foundation issues. A few others didn’t work out either. My husband had said he didn’t want to live in Daytona because the surfing wasn’t great there. (he’s a surfer) But I finally convinced him to do some research on the area and when he found out Daytona Beach is only 10 miles from Ponce Inlet, he was all for it. After many home inspections and appraisals we finally managed to purchase a cute little ranch style 3.5 miles from the beach. I’m in the process of sorting, packing and cleaning. I plan to leave in about a week. But I’m also having some dental work done. Depending on how that goes the trip may have to be postponed a little. I don’t know when I’ll be back to posting on a more regular basis, but I’ll try to take some pictures to post once I’m settled. Love and hugs to you all. ❤ Elizabeth

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2017. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

54 thoughts on “Moving

  1. My goodness Elizabeth! What a time you’ve had! I hope the dental work goes okay – not pleasant I know! I also hope the move is a smooth one and you are very happy in your new home. Best of luck and lots of hugs,
    Clare xx

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  2. Good luck with it all, Elizabeth!

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  3. Safe trip:-) Blessings Marie Therese

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  4. Nice! Good luck with your new home Elizabeth. I hope you’ll have a smooth transition. God bless.

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  5. Wow you really have had a lot going on. Best wishes in your new home Elizabeth ~

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  6. Good luck with the move, wishing you well with a new life together in Florida!

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  7. Moving is always so stressful. Glad you finally found something you are happy with. Good luck!

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  8. Wishing you a wonderful move, and many happy years in your new home! I personally have had recent dental work done, mine has taken a while that I am still in the healing process. Best wishes for everything!

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  9. OMG! I love Florida, lucky you!! One day all will be done & you will be in your new paradise. I’m looking forward to seeing some pics… or art. Cheers!

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  10. Hi Elizabeth 😀
    Wow. Daytona ! That’s on my to-do list. The 500 !
    Stay sane my friend during the move. xox ❤

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  11. Wow! The two of you have covered almost the entire East Coast of Florida, Elizabeth. 🙂 I lived in Jupiter, Florida for a brief period before moving to Charlotte. Good luck with the move and your dental work. Miss you! ❤

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    • Thanks, Jill. I believe we did look everywhere on the coast, Jill. Very frustrating. Took a lot of perseverance. I didn’t tell all the horror stories like the disreputable broker who sent pictures of a home taken 20 years before it went to crap. So although this one isn’t our first choice, I am just so happy we finally found one. How’s the rewriting going or has it gone to editing already. Can’t wait to read it. 🙂

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  12. Elizabeth, so glad you are well and happy. Moving really is a stressful time but i am sure you will love your new abode. I will be down in Forida for a few months If you are ever down my way maybe we could meet for coffee. I am close to Ft. Laudedale and there is a nice shopping center right near me.Best wishes to you and your hubby.

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  13. Best of luck with everything, Elizabeth. So glad you found a home after all of your searching and false starts, this is the house you’re meant to be in! 🙂

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  14. Oh Liza just looked at the photo of your soon-to-be home and its lovely!! Just knew things would work out and soooooo happy (and excited) for you and hub!! Good luck with everything, catch up real soon….love you!!

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  15. Oh wow! Close to the beach. That’s great. I would love to live close to the beach. Especially since I live in Brazil. You can’t beat the Brazilian beaches. Cute home.
    🙂

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  16. Thanks so much for giving us an update, Elizabeth! My goodness, so many people “our age” are “on the move”….Gosh…..”The Princess” and I are beginning to look at where we want to “age”, ourselves….Our “paradise” is getting too known by too many people and not such a “paradise” any more….Sending you wishes for a speedy, SMOOTH move. Looking forward to seeing your pics!!!! Hugs! Lucie 🙂

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  17. All the best in your move, Elizabeth. Hope everything turns out well… ❤

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  18. Great to hear from you and I hope the dental work goes okay, there’s nothing like an epic move to shake things up but you take that to extremes hehe. Keep awesome my friend.

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  19. Oh my, looks like you had quite a hunt for a house. I wish you a safe and swift move and best of luck with your dental work.

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  20. Hope you’ll be back soon!

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  21. Congrats, Elizabeth, Moving is tough, but it sounds like you got a nice place. I look forward to hearing more about how it’s going.

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  22. Thank you for following me and I love how creative you are and the wonderful posts. I’ll be back to read more of it!!

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  23. you had such hard – I learned more by reading lines of this blog…

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  24. Ponce Inlet is really nice. And we live in Palm Bay.

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