We watch out for each other, socialize, and even work together for a cause or community event. Last week 9 of us attended the Democratic caucus. We are sad because in a few months many of our neighbors will leave us -- and only one boat will be leaving for the ultimate best reason -- an extended cruise.
One couple will move to Arizona where she has accepted a coveted nursing position in a teaching hospital. Another couple will move back into the house they rented 2 years ago when they set sail for the Caribbean. Yet another couple have decided that family and work require them to purchase a home and move back "on the hard".
Dave and Judy are going to help the rest of us keep the dream alive. They will set sail this spring for Nova Scotia, where they own property. They'll work and enjoy the beautiful Maritime coast and head for the Caribbean in the fall. It is time to begin to plan a major going away party for all of these wonderful neighbors. I am reassured by the nature of this lifestyle and am certain we will have equally wonderful new neighbors next autumn.