I spent the month of December in Louisville helping my mother recuperate after a 5 day stay in the hospital. We had plans to both be there for 10 days to help get her ready to move to a senior community in Arizona and honestly, it was a good thing I was there three weeks earlier. With an aging parent, the moving process that most of us would breeze through just takes more time.
I stayed with my cousins who live nearby so my sanity mostly stayed intact. We really enjoying the holidays together, cooking and baking together. They have some wonderful friends who happily included us in their holiday celebrations.
In between driving my mother to appointments, packing the condo, trips to the Goodwill and Margrets Consignment Shop (how many shoes, pursues and clothes can one person have??) we did manage to get out to try some new restaurants, attend a concert, see some christmas lights, tour the Copper and Kings Brandy Distillery. No, not Bourbon on this trip, we have done so many of those tours on prior trips. Yes, we did eat some BBQ too!
Louisville really is a very livable city and generally, people are incredible friendly. Easy to get around, shopping and services abound, a great restaurant scene with just about any ethnic choice you many be craving, art and a rich southern history. Housing is very affordable and there are four seasons…but Louisville won’t likely ever make our short list of places to live. Why, you may ask…well it is cold, gray and rainy in the winter, humid and hot in the summer – two strikes and your out. Sorry Louisville, I do love you but you failed my weather criteria.
This was the longest I have been away from my hubby and pets, so boy was I glad to get back to Palm Springs where we are wintering. The critters were both very happy to see me.
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I can’t tell you how many times we’ve made those same comments about one awesome city or another.. Unfortunately, I think 90% of our criteria for where we will eventually settle down is weather. If it’s not sunny and between 60 and 80 at least 360 days of the year? Not gonna work…. Sorry! 🙂
Glad to hear you had friends/family close by for what I’m sure was a trying process. I can only imagine how happy Bentley was to not only be back home but to have the whole pack together again!
LOL, Aren’t we all the weather snobs now!!! Have been in Mesa, AZ this last week for part two in a long series called “Move Mom”. …might become a made for TV drama. The upside is that the weather has been quite lovely for us weather snobs!
We found Louisville really appealing, too—but as you said, the heat and humidity make it a place I wouldn’t live. I grew up in Florida and had enough heat and humidity to last me a lifetime.
What a gift to your mom that you spent a month helping her pack up and move out of her home. Glad you had family support nearby and that you had some fun while you were there. Isn’t Copper & Kings wonderful? We loved the tour and the tastings.
Hope everything is going well with moving your mom into her new home. I know you’ll be relieved when it’s all done.
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Thanks Laurel…we are just takin things one day at a time. Will be making a lot of trips to Mesa this winter to help her get settled, find doctors and get into a routine. My mom and dad were fabulous parents so its nice to be able to help but Wow can it be just heart wrenching.
Do I ever understand. We’ll be in Florida next week to spend a couple of months with my folks helping them as best we can. Hope things are going well for your mom and for you guys.