Parting with My Parka for the Sunshine State

Before moving to Florida, my husband and made sure we had all of the bases covered. We had purchased a home and loved the area and last on our list was locating a Nocatee homeowners insurance provider.

My bother and his family had moved to Florida years ago and we wanted to move with them, but at the time, my husband’s parents were in the middle of their golden years and experiencing many medical issues that necessitated our being a little closer to them. I had not realized just how many years had passed since we first thought about moving to Florida and when we were actually able to make the move, but found that we now qualified for all sorts of adults-only and senior housing that we never would have been able to look at many years ago. We had purchased a brand new home in a wonderful gated community in Nocatee that felt safe and secure and everyone was incredibly friendly.

Nocatee placed us very close to where my brother lived in Jacksonville and the drive to see my husband’s siblings in Atlanta wouldn’t be nearly as bad as it had been when we were living in Minnesota. As a gift to us for taking care of my husband’s parents for so long, his brothers and sisters all chipped in and purchased the services of a professional moving company to help us relocate. That was a wonderful gift though it was still difficult for me to pare down on much of the stuff I took for granted that we had been able to store in our Minnesota basement for years. While we would no longer have a basement, we would have some huge closets and a lot of garage space and the thought of living in a place without harsh Minnesota winters made parting with snow shovels and parkas quite easy.

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