MOVE: Have a successful cross country move.
Done - Buy a house.
February: Found a house and started escrow
March: House closed March 22
Done - We will sell a house.
January: Bath remodel finished, signed realtor agreement
February: Sales agreement signed; buyers have scheduled inspection and have financing already.
March: Under contract with April 14 close date
Done - We will move us, the dog & our stuff across country.
April: We did it! 5 1/2 days of driving a rental truck and our car with the dog. Packed madly; unpacked; lots of paperwork and admin type stuff; moving helpers hired at both ends
Done - I will quickly learn my way around and how to get to each family members location from our new home.
April: I can get to the grocery stores, etc.
Settle in our new home including furnishing & refreshing it.
April: "Popcorn" ceilings removed and painted; water heater replaced and plumbing leaks fixed; cable installed, new HVAC system, lots of unpacking completed
May: Termite treatment. More unpacking. Bought paint for master feature wall and dark ceilings. Carpets and upholstered furniture cleaned. Bought beds, bedding, some furniture, etc.
June: Continued to settle in and hang pictures, etc. Got some painting done.
July: Ordered den furniture.
August: Electrical repairs and upgrades mostly finished. Started process for getting whole house water treatment system.
Done - We will transition all of our medical care seamlessly.
April: Changed health insurance to CA.
May: Scheduled opthamologist appointment.
June: Hubby tried out the dentist nearby and was quite happy. Found an internist too. I saw the opthamologist and found out it was a good thing I did. Nifty laser treatment later and I'm good to go.
Done - We will manage the vet and groomer transition seamlessly.
February: Found a vet
April: Scheduled a vet appointment for May; found a pet store nearby that carries her food
May: Success with vet visit, got recs for groomer and boarding. Selected a groomer and it went well.
Done - We will transition our electronic & financial life seamlessly.
April: Changed address with online banking and credit card.
May: Bought and set up a new multi-function wireless printer. Obtained CA driver's licenses and car registration. Cancelled GA car registration & insurance. Changed payroll state tax to CA.
June: Changed more email and address info in online accounts.
Done - I will start collecting social security upon turning 68 on September 1st and add Medicare when hubby retires.
April: Phone conference with retirement counselor from Hubby's work. Have most of the paperwork and just need to get a form to prove to Medicare that I have had medical coverage.
May: Applied online for SS starting in Sept when I turn 68 & received letter verifying will receive first payment in October.
June: Submitted Medicare proof of insurance to Hubby's employer for completion as it has to be included with Part B application so I am not subject to financial penalty.
July: Submitted Medicare Part B paperwork.
LOVE & FRIENDSHIP: I will make friends in our new location and reconnect in person with family.
Email or write a geographically distant relative or friend once a month at least.
January: 2 family & 2 friends emailed
February: In touch with cousins and brother
March: Brother again and wrote my aunt and a cousin
April: Emailed my CA cousin - must get together
May: Emailed a nephew who lives in San Diego re getting together once he finishes grad school.
June: Wrote to a cousin on the East coast.
Done - I will spend as much time as possible with my sons, DILs and new grand baby as well as time with extended family.
Feb/Mar: 2 week visit with younger son, DIL and granddaughter; Just a brief visit with older son and DIL
April: Visits with son and DIL, cousins, FIL, aunt, BIL, nephew
May: Brunch with son, DIL & granddaughter. Mother's Day with son and DIL. Lunch with FIL and Great Aunt.
June: Hosted 10 family members for Father's Day and spent a long weekend with granddaughter, son DIL.
July forward: This is now ongoing and I'm glad!
Meet people and get involved in 3 activities/organizations in new location
April: Met 2 neighbors; attended new resident welcome tea. Tried yoga and filled out volunteer form for theater production back stage support.
May: Joined Arts group and Women's Club. Went to pet club meeting, music performance and talk.
June: Continue to try to find a time to get together with a neighbor who has expressed interest. Dog and I went to Pet Club ice cream social and had a good time. Attended meetings of several committees in my community but none are a good fit for volunteering.
I will invite people over and to go places.
January: 2 lunches w. friends
February: Lunch and coffee with friends
March: Book club and coffee with best friend
April: Book club meeting and farewell dinner; farewell dinner with best friend
June: Asked a neighbor to go to yoga with me but she was headed out of town.
July: Went to yoga with neighbor and she was quite negative LOL.
HEALTH: I will exercise regularly.
Done: Keep up with Pilates, stretching, walking and healthy eating before we move.
Done: All preventive care appointments kept
January: Gynecologist and Orthodontist check ups
February: Saw internist for medication renewal & physical
March: Dentist routine appointment
May: Scheduled eye exam for June.
June: Had eye exam and a needed laser treatment. One more appointment to go.
July: Finished eye treatments and got a new prescription.
Once moved I will take advantage of the pool and fitness center,
April: Tried a yoga class, took several walks
June forward: Yoga classes. Walked.
TECH: Up my tech skills and use.
Done - Improve my phone use skills (GPS, search, hands free, etc.).
Feb/Mar: Well buying and selling a house by getting documents to sign on your phone while traveling ups your phone skills a bit! Also used search and GPS while traveling so a bit more confident there
Get back into genealogy research through Ancestry and DNA to find out where my maternal ancestors came from in Sweden and Ireland/Scotland.
August: Started attending weekly genealogy group at library.
Done - See if hand me down IPhone5s will fit our needs.
July: Decided Hubby will use the phone to replace his work phone that has to be turned in. Need to get appropriate Sim card, install and set up service. Bought a case.
August: All set up on Tracfone.
Done - Research and hopefully buy a laptop before we move.
August: Hubby bought one.
June: It is broken and too costly to repair. Not replacing at this time.
CLOTHES: I will have fun with fashion while creating a versatile, budget friendly wardrobe for my new lifestyle & location.
I will shop from my wardrobe shopping list adjusting it as my lifestyle changes.
January: 2 items from list + replaced broken watch
February: 1 top + brow pencil
April: nothing except replacing watch battery
May: 7 clothing items + bracelet
June: 3 clothing items + a brooch
July: 2 tops + a necklace
Decided I'm not a polish girl - getting massages instead!