Common Sense for Seniors staff are back from their visit to Sicily and Rome. We had a terrific time and it’s great to feel that we still have some traveling in us. Next time, we’re going to pack more lightly, though. Our suitcases were kind of like our basement, filled with way too much stuff.
We enjoyed fantasizing about what it might be like for a couple of seniors to live over there. We would be living in an apartment, for sure — almost everyone is. Petunias would tumble from the pots on our balcony while bougainvillea vines draped from the trellis overhead. We would live near shops and restaurants; and walk our dog, Matteo, every morning and evening. On Sunday mornings, I would hang out at the coffee shop with the other old guys while Donna strolls with friends.
We would take tours and visit fascinating museums, historical sites, and gardens anytime we wanted.
It’s not to be, of course. There are just too many drawbacks.
Anyway, moving so far from family and friends, and the culture we’ve known for more than seventy years, is not for us. So it’s back to clearing out that darned basement and figuring out what the best living arrangements might be for the years ahead.
We’ll keep you posted.